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KenG

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Hi All,

I just finished this project.  I used oak, cherry and maple.  The wheels are commercial and cooked at 400 deg for 1 hour.
Hefty Dump Truck and Lo-Boy Trailer
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Hi Ken,

This is museum quality work like I've seen on expensive miniatures. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing-very inspirational!
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Hi Ken,

SWEET!! I love it.
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Good work Ken, I like the wood choice.
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KenG
Wonderful job Ken, nice selection of woods and the finish looks super.
The cooked wheels look great also, so how many did you cook to get the 10 you used?
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Hi KenG
 Can I come hang out in your shop for awhile.  LOL
I could learn so much from you.
Great Job, and I just love the finish.
 Question:  About the roof to the cab.  Did you cut the roof on a ban saw, scroll saw, or table saw?
After cutting the piece, did you sand it to shape?
Love your work.

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Great job I like the door detail
you have a super finish how was this achieved
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Hi Ken Martin,
Thank you for the compliment. The plan calls for 4 pieces glued together. I cut out the 4 pieces on the scroll saw staying about 1/16" outside the line. I then removed the pattern from three of the pieces. I left the pattern on th fourth piece. I glued the 4 parts together and when the assembly was dry I sanded the whole part to the line. I used a belt sander to do the sanding on the convex part and I used a spindle sander to do the concave part.
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Hi johnkc
Thank you. For the finish see my reply to Ken Martin on my school bus project. Thanks again,
KenG

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Hi Udie
Thank you. I usually cook up a bunch of wheels at a time and the select the best. They don't get ruined but some turn out darker than others. I try to match the colors. The inside wheel on dualies is good spot to put the ones that are too dark.
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Hi KenG
Thanks for the information about how you cut and sanded out the roof to the cab.
Wow, I think I can do that, I do have the equipment, and now I have the know how.  Next is practice and maybe I will have the skill.
Again thank so much.

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Spot on, great job. - Lloyd
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