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I have the same plan from John. due to being furloughed, I had plenty of time to have a go. I ended up making two normal sized ones Then I increased the size by 180% so I could use 4'' wheels to make a ride on with a box on the back, That isn't finished yet. Of course, I didn't do what you did and cut everything out, rather cut a couple, glue up, cut a bit more, etc. Keep us supplied with wip pictures please .
 

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I would be interested to see a sample shot of the plans, so I can see what you are working with. Is it like a technical plan, like for a house, or is it a step by step like an instruction booklet?
 

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marcros":127frwqn said:
I would be interested to see a sample shot of the plans, so I can see what you are working with. Is it like a technical plan, like for a house, or is it a step by step like an instruction booklet?
See the link bourbon posted and you can see the plans.

This was the first one I did

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I've seen that on the forum!! It's a very nice, clean truck with some nice details on it. Where do you buy your wheels from. Tacderms on e-bay by any chance?
 

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bourbon":1roafj2w said:
I've seen that on the forum!! It's a very nice, clean truck with some nice details on it. Where do you buy your wheels from. Tacderms on e-bay by any chance?
I can't remember where I brought a few for different projects, but most times now I just make my own. This truck was also a build feature in the Woodworker magazine
 

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I don't know if you do this, But I usually tape the chassis parts together and drill the axle holes so they are the same on both parts. What wood is it?
 

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bourbon":3ug05y7b said:
I don't know if you do this, But I usually tape the chassis parts together and drill the axle holes so they are the same on both parts. What wood is it?
Yes that is how I do things especially if there are more than 1 item of the same size requiring the same holes. I did it with the 1936 car, the two fire engines, half-track, Aussie prime mover, Sit on loco and model t money box van as well as others that I have built. If you search DLWoodart on u tube you will see some of the build as well as the half-track which is pinned at the top of this projects section.
Most of the build I tend to use tulip wood for the main parts and any other woods to add contrast.
But thank you all the same for the tip
 

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Today's little amount of work on the truck the rest of the day was either making and glueing parts for the tractor or doing some gardening.

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bourbon":14jauxaw said:
I saw that Half track on Johns site. That is WAY better than I could even dream of doing, I'll check out you tube.
There is no reason for not being able to do a project like that, Take your time read and understand the plans and not just one page. Then work out how to make it in sections with the half-track I worked on the chassis then the cab area and lastly the back area and when ready bring it all together.
I do this with all of the models I have made.
Get all your material together and if you have the facilities prepare a batch of wood in the various thicknesses needed remembering to check for wide items. I now have a draw full of different woods all different thicknesses which I can go to and use if need be.

This draw has the flat pieces of wood (yes it needs tidying up as I have been diving in there the last couple of days)

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This draw has thin strips of wood down to 1/32nd of an inch as well as dowels rods down to 1mm diameter. I keep promising myself to make dividers and labelling for all the different sizes and woods

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After building a few models these soon start to fill up
 

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Ditto the comment I just posted about your tractor build Dalboy - looks like another masterpiece coming up. Great!
 

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Managed to get some more assembly done on the truck so not as much making parts as I did prepare many of them in effect making a kit of parts which just needed assembly. That does not mean that there are not parts still to produce but they are small pieces.

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Looking really nice. Much tighter than I could manage ( being impatient doesn't help) When I can resize a picture, I'll post my efforts on 'things you have made'
 

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bourbon":2f3h7meo said:
Looking really nice. Much tighter than I could manage ( being impatient doesn't help) When I can resize a picture, I'll post my efforts on 'things you have made'
As you have found out, patients is a must when making some of these models many times I have scraped a piece to then remake it because I was not happy with it. Trying to rehash the part does no favours.


Anyway I had to prepare some 1/2" square stock for the two rails on the flatbed part of the truck.

Once done marking up for the dowels to fit through these into the flatbed. The holes I have drilled are smaller than needed so what I will be doing is sticking these to the flatbed with double-sided tape and drilling straight through which ensures they are all in line.

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+1 for Dalboy's comments about scrapping sub-standard parts. I've made several of these toys (from the same source - which is highly recommended BTW) and although I can only aspire to reach the standards that he does, Dalboy is quite correct. Every time I've made a part that doesn't come up to scratch I've been tempted to "bodge" my way out of the problem - the longer the time spent making it the greater the temptation of course! But he's 100% correct - the end result of a bodged sub-standard part is NEVER what it should be, AND it's probably taken twice as long to have bodged around with the part than to have made a new one in the first place.

It's a lesson I'm still only slowly but surely learning, but at least with these relatively small toys (in Dalboy's case they're models not toys of course!) at least the wasted material doesn't amount to much (except lost man hours of course). :D

Looking forward to more Dalboy
 

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