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I just finished the Hefty Dump Truck and Lo-boy Trailer and the Hefty Hi-Loader.  It was a lot of fun to make them both. I used Baltic Burch Plywood and pine. Finished off with acrylic paint and spray on glossy polyurethane. I saved a lot of money by making my on wheels.

There is a lot of pictures for the 2 projects.

Thanks for lookin’.

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Very nice job on these. I like your paint job. Do you paint your parts then assemble if so do you glue painted surfaces together or leave some wood. What type of glue did you use. Thanks Tony
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Hi Bill,

Thanks for the great post. This is a fine example of the Hefty Dump Truck, Hi-Loader and Trailer. Your workmanship and finish is impeccable. The wheels are carefully crafted. How did you make them? And how did you obtain the precision shaping and fit of the parts? They look machined. We would all appreciate seeing some photos of you in your shop and a tour of your tools and techniques.
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Hi Bill

Now your are just getting to good for your own good.
What a great build.  I just love this set, and the detail you have put into it.[cool]

Makes me want to go back to school to become a better toy maker.  Wait What School?
The forum is the best tool we have for learning.

Thanks for sharing.
Ken

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Excellent work my friend and another top notch paint job.

Same quality as your other projects you have posted like the Hot Rod, Fire Engine and the campers just to name a few.

Good idea using the dryer top and some white board for your photos, gives just a little hint of a reflection and even lighting from the white board.



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Thanks for all the kind words.

Tony, I paint all of the parts front and back first then glue them together. I use the gel AG glue because wood glue doesn't do very well with painted parts.

As far as the wheels go I drew a circle with a compass on 3\4” pine and drill a 1\4” hole in the center and cut it out with my scroll saw just beyond the circle. Then I made a jig to sand it to round on my disk sander. I take the round wheel to my drill press fitted with a finishing flap sander (see one here) and rock the wheel back and forth on the edges to round then off.  Then re-drill the 1\4” hole to the correct size for the axle. I had to do this 26 times for this project.



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Sorry, Tony I, of course, got the kind of glue wrong. It is CA (Cyanoacrylate) glue. I use the gel so it won't run everywhere and since it stays put you can move the part around to the right spot before it sets.
This works well on fully painted parts.

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Very nice set and a [thumb] on the patience to finish the project, nice details such as the steering wheel,headlights and removable cover on trailer and of course the painting. fine work indeed----
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A great looking set love the paint job really makes it pop
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Excellent toys.  Great finish and craftsmanship. 
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