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    Default Hi track Dozer

    Hello all, I have just started to make A Toys & Joys plan Hi Track Dozer .
    I have made a few tracked models in the past and have found making the tracks time consuming with a lot of broken ones.
    I make a jig when ever I have to make more than one of something . And made a jig to drill the pin holes .mounted a wood jig in a drill vise with a small
    air cramp to hold the track plates . it works ok with about 80 to make .
    The next step I have made a jig to hold the track plate and feed it into a 4mm router bit to cut the slots in it ,and then to cut the other side with the band saw .
    I will try to post a few photos ,
    Regards Rod .IMG_0826.jpg

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    G'Day Rod,
    Looks like I have the first seat on this build....thank you.
    Cheers, crowie

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    Hi Choof

    I will be sitting next to Crowie watching your build

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    Hi thank you I will post a few more pics on the way,
    any advise will be well received
    Rod

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    Quote Originally Posted by choof View Post
    Hi thank you I will post a few more pics on the way,
    any advise will be well received
    Rod
    G'Day Rod, "pm" sent with a stack of info off friends on LumberJocks.... Cheers crowie

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    Hello all, I have progressed with the tracks With a big thank you to " Crowie " who sent me a link with great info .
    I will add a few pics of jig , not my idea to hold the tracks and cut on table saw .
    Thanks Rod
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    Thumbs up Making tracks

    There's a hundred ways but this works for me.
    But sure would like to see an other ways as you say they take so much time.
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    I posted mine and after posting saw your jig, nice job. LOL
    I guess I should have deleted but shows two ways to make the same jig.
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    Hi HTL ,I only made the jig after seeing one elsewhere it works ok. But my drilling wasted a few , the small bit moved in the timber I used which was emu apple a local hard wood , and the result was a lot of holes that do not line up ,I may re drill and see how i go.
    You are well ahead of me what timber are you using ?
    Cheers Rod

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    I built mine 6 months or so ago.
    And yes it pays to make extra track parts, way more than needed.
    With my first set a tracks I had trouble with the tracks not lining up when the tooth picks were added but by drilling one set a holes just a 1/32 bigger it gave them the clearance needed to move just right.
    Here's my blog of the build may give you some ideas.
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    hello all, Just an update on my project ,I have completed the tracks and track frames now.
    And have started on the body and engine radiator ect.
    There has been some great reply's and Photos that show how others have completed theirs,thank you
    Cheers Rod
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    That looks great Rod, well done.
    Cheers Peter

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    Looking good, keep up the great work and thanks for showing us your progress.
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    Hi All, another up date , I make the cab windows by making a template and rout the opening using a flush cut router.I do this ,to get nice round corners and also I have not had great success using a saw to cut them .I will put up a photo .
    I changed the motor block too cut the slope out and put a V12 like the real one;s .
    Cheers Rod ( excuse the messy bench in photos )
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    G'Day Rod, You're making good progress and doing some personalization, well done sir.... Looking great! Cheers, crowie

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