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toolow

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This is one of my favorite projects to build.  Other than building them--its also fun to scoot sawdust over the workbench!  Most of all my "pattern toys" are made out of recycled wood--torn down fences--left over construction scraps.  I stack the pieces and use my band saw to cut out several sets at one time.  I make my own wheels out of the cut-outs from hole saws.  I mount the hole saw in a drill press and punch them out by the bucket load.  T hole saw gives the perfectly round wheel with a 1/4" arbor for an axle.  I use a forstner bit to shape the hub section of the wheel and then off to the lathe to make the treads.

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Rod T

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Nice work Toolow, love those treaded tires.

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Nice.  I like you use of paint and natural wood.  Great job on the tires,
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