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toolow

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Just have a quick question before I jump into building the Semi--On the tractor, did you use a Forstner bit to make the wheel wells in the frame block?  Just trying to do things right the first time before I improvise!
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Hi toolow,

Yes, we did use a Forstner bit for the wheel wells. We included instructions on how to cut the fenders block using a Forstner bit on page 24 of the plan set. We'd love to see your photos posted after you complete the build!

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  My plan was to use a hole saw of the correct size and follow the axle hole with the pilot drill on the hole saw. Then clean out the wheel well with the Forstner bit assuring accuracy of the wheel in the wheel well. Just my way of doing things!  Since I use hole saws to make my wheels, I plan on using the 3/4 thickness and give the truck a little "meatier" stance!  Will post pictures as I progress.  toolow
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Can you please confirm, on the plan to drill the wheel recesses it states drill rear axle drill 1/2" deep and front axle 3/4" deep, but in written instructions it says drill 3/4" in all 3 places. Which is correct.
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Hi Kenbod,

Great catch! The wheel wells should all be 1/2" deep.

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Thanks Cynthia
After looking at plans should have realised.

I have posted photos of models  on another post.Look forward to many more hours building plans

Just starting Freightliner Will post as progress

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I have the plans for this project. I have some really cool ideas for the trailer. I will post pictures soon.
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Have acquired a piece of oak Stair rail which looks like a tanker body. Now looking to convert trailer chassis to accomodate this. Makes model making more fun
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