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lesmen27

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After two months I just finished my trailer project for my three grandsons and one spare.

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This is a wonderful design for a trailer truck. Each of the three is well done and appealing. the grandkids are going to love them. You have put the router to good use! What type of plywood is that? It sure does machine nicely.
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Nice, I especially like the trailers.

I've made toys from plywood before.  If you can get the good stuff it can be very nice to work with. The glue lines can be rough on cutting tools but now days even the cheap cutting tools are carbide. SOme of the toys I made from plywood in the early 80s are still around. If I could get Baltic birch plywood easy I'd not hesitate to make toys with it.

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Very nice.  What great design ideas on those trailers.  I like that oval cutout design on the truck windshield. 
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This is a wonderful design for a trailer truck. Each of the three is well done and appealing. the grandkids are going to love them. You have put the router to good use! What type of plywood is that? It sure does machine nicely.


its is baltic birch plywood of 18, 12 and 6 mm
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how to make 72 wheels with a circular saw

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Hmm, very clever, but there seems to be too many opportunities for lost fingers doing it this way. 

He used a lathe for finish sanding the wheels. I don't quite understand why he didn't use this to create a round blank from the hexagonal one that he started with and then use the table saw to cut each one off at a set width. He could even cut a groove on the lathe at set wheel widths to stop splintering the edges on the saw. 

Nice work on the trucks and trailers BTW, thanks for sharing.

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Rod T




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Sliding doors on the one trailer are very cool.  Great work!
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Hmm, very clever, but there seems to be too many opportunities for lost fingers doing it this way. 

He used a lathe for finish sanding the wheels. I don't quite understand why he didn't use this to create a round blank from the hexagonal one that he started with and then use the table saw to cut each one off at a set width. He could even cut a groove on the lathe at set wheel widths to stop splintering the edges on the saw. 

Nice work on the trucks and trailers BTW, thanks for sharing.

Cheers
Rod T




you can clearly see that there is no danger for lost fingers. The circular saw is fully surrounded by the template.
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4 wheels left and some scrap wood makes this little racer 170203_003.jpg 
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