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    Wa!Wa! WOW!!! Looking good for sure!!!

    Wa!Wa! WOW!!!
    Looking good for sure!!!
  2. Thread: Cement truck

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    Way cute and that dark Cyprus Pine bowl...WOW!!!

    Way cute and that dark Cyprus Pine bowl...WOW!!!
  3. Thread: New build

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    Looking great so far. When I built mine and...

    Looking great so far.
    When I built mine and started on those side panels, they didn't look like it was going to work for a while, but it came out in the end.
    Hope you got some long shelves for that...
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    Very interesting and well done!

    Very interesting and well done!
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    You got some beautiful details going on there!!! ...

    You got some beautiful details going on there!!! :2tsup:
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    Nice work, and love the two tone colors it really...

    Nice work, and love the two tone colors it really helps set the truck off.:2tsup:
  7. Thread: 1921 Model T Ford

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    That's really one cute project love the wheels as...

    That's really one cute project love the wheels as they fit the car just right way better than the flat bottom tires..
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    Coming along nicely

    Looking good, will be a real winner when done for sure.:o
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    Keith from the looks of the second picture down...

    Keith from the looks of the second picture down [in your last post] it looks oval and not round is this a trick of the camera, this would make for a tricker turning?
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    Very interesting and looks like a lot a work....

    Very interesting and looks like a lot a work. [FUN] :2tsup:
  11. Thread: Log Skidder #113

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    Well here's the finish product. I built this...

    Well here's the finish product.
    I built this mainly to try out building some tractor tires.
    This was a truly fun build to figure out a little out of the ordinary.
    I have a son in law that has a...
  12. Thread: Log Skidder #113

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    Here’s my first try at some tractor wheels for...

    Here’s my first try at some tractor wheels for the skidder.
    First need to get some blanks ready.
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/pzrb6lm.jpg
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  13. Thread: Log Skidder #113

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    Log Skidder #113

    My brother in law and his son have been loggers all their lives so wanted to build the son who now has his own logging crew a skidder.
    Turns out not to be as simple as it first looks to be but very...
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    Where's the ticket booth I need to get my ticket...

    Where's the ticket booth I need to get my ticket for the front row PLEASE!!!
    Love it when a new project gets started!!!
    Your going to have a ton a fun with this train as it has such a beautiful...
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    Just a wheel picture i found interesting when...

    Just a wheel picture i found interesting when building my last train.
    Without the paint you can really see how they put it all together.
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    I ran out of axle pegs so built another...

    I ran out of axle pegs so built another Triceratops as I waited for them to come in the mail, changed up the head just a little so may be his girl friend?...
  17. Kinda late to the party but noticed some side...

    Kinda late to the party but noticed some side ways pictures.
    There you go much more better. LOL :o
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    Still in Dino mod so here’s the start of the...

    Still in Dino mod so here’s the start of the Triceratops.
    I built one of these 30 something years ago and still have it.
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/pyek15g.jpg

    Since all my...
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    Glad to hear it, as I know you will have a ton a...

    Glad to hear it, as I know you will have a ton a fun building and playing with them.
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    Dinosaur toy builds

    Used up some scrapes building some really fun projects.
    I found David Wakefield’s book on Ebay and just had to build some dinosaurs, I had bought the book back in the 1980’s and built many of the...
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    Sad it's done as I love coming in and seeing what...

    Sad it's done as I love coming in and seeing what you got done and how, but looking forward to your next adventure.:2tsup:
  22. Thread: 1860 Steam Train

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    This project turned out to be a lot more train...

    This project turned out to be a lot more train than I started out to build, was just going to build a toy with simple details but once I got the feel for the General I just had to take it a little...
  23. Great project and love all the details!!! You...

    Great project and love all the details!!!
    You and the blue guy got it just right!!!:2tsup:
  24. Thread: 1860 Steam Train

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    You want more pictures I got them. LOL!!! ...

    You want more pictures I got them. LOL!!!


    Got the hand rails done and didn't like the front wheels I made way to modern looking so made some spokes, which as small as they are was a pain.
    I got...
  25. Thread: 1860 Steam Train

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    Worked on the front wheels and played with two...

    Worked on the front wheels and played with two different cow catchers.
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    I too prefer the wood but the paint looks really...

    I too prefer the wood but the paint looks really good and will protect the truck for a life of play.
    I
  27. Thread: 1860 Steam Train

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    Crowie I may make it sound easy but just 4 years...

    Crowie I may make it sound easy but just 4 years ago I would not be able to under stand let alone do some of the things I do every week building these models.
    I have learned so much hanging around...
  28. Thread: 1860 Steam Train

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    A close friend used to own buffaloes, and I could...

    A close friend used to own buffaloes, and I could have tried catching one of those but he quit messing with them as they have a mind of their own and can hardly be controlled.
  29. Thread: 1860 Steam Train

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    I guess it's a US thing like the Shop Smith tons...

    I guess it's a US thing like the Shop Smith tons of them sold but only in the Us.
    Tonyz I blog it first on Lumber Jocks then copy and paste it here.
    I used to rewrite it here but found out I could...
  30. Thread: 1860 Steam Train

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    Got a little more done....

    Got a little more done.
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/pwwsqlg.jpg
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/pwwsqwi.jpg
    Found out my tread making jig also does a pretty...
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    Nice project and just have to fix the picture so...

    Nice project and just have to fix the picture so we can enjoy it .
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  32. Thread: 1860 Steam Train

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    1860 Steam Train

    This will be a scratch built Stream train in the style of the 1860’s or there about.
    Something like this.
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/pwpnn89.jpg
    Here’s where I got to today....
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    6 of one and a half dozen or the other. A lot...

    6 of one and a half dozen or the other.
    A lot has to do with what you got used to from school as a footer [us] from birth I can use metric and at times find it much better but I can see and feel a...
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    [QUOTE Did you draw up the plans yourself or...

    [QUOTE Did you draw up the plans yourself or download them from somewhere?
    Any chance of a closeup shot of the plans?[/QUOTE]

    Here's the links I used to build mine.
    The first is the picture I...
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    Winter It's near 100f in my neck of the woods...

    Winter It's near 100f in my neck of the woods mate. LOL
    Been a great time to be in my small air conditioned shed, even then the heat chases me out around 2.
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    Really not that bad just cut the parts to the...

    Really not that bad just cut the parts to the picture and test test test, till every thing slides smooth as butter.
    The one thing I did different was make the dowel for the key guide smaller so I...
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    Wooden lock project [One day build]

    Been seeing these wooded lock how toe's for a while and finitely tried one out for size,
    a great little one day project that will make you work your mind to get it right....
  38. Thread: 34 Chevy coupe #3

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    Got er done!!! Used Danish oil, natural as I'm...

    Got er done!!!
    Used Danish oil, natural as I'm pretty sure any stain with this fir would have batches all over the place and put the ugly to it. LOL...
  39. Thread: 34 Chevy coupe #3

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    Crowie it took me three [hot rod car] tries...

    Crowie it took me three [hot rod car] tries before I figured it out. LOL
    Thanks all for checking it out.
  40. Thread: 34 Chevy coupe #3

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    Just about there. Played with some wheels and...

    Just about there.
    Played with some wheels and had forgotten but all ready had some rims made up, thank you very much for small favors.
    Just a quick simple set a tires fill in between the wheel...
  41. Thread: Locomotive

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    Looking great! Really going to be a nice one...

    Looking great!
    Really going to be a nice one when done, have you given any thought about what cars you might build for it.:rolleyes:
  42. Thread: 34 Chevy coupe #3

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    This fir sure make sanding quick but the dings it...

    This fir sure make sanding quick but the dings it gets are a pain!
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/pvzisk7.jpg
    Going to have some really wide tires on the back so needed...
  43. Thread: 34 Chevy coupe #3

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    [QUOTE=Tonyz;2151583]cutting body = chop,...

    [QUOTE=Tonyz;2151583]cutting body = chop, lowering over chassis = channelling ...chop n channel.


    cutting body = chop,
    lowering over chassis = channelling
    ...chop n channel.
    *Very...
  44. Thread: 34 Chevy coupe #3

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    Worked on the radiator and front fenders....

    Worked on the radiator and front fenders.
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    Added a smaller bearing to my...
  45. Thread: 34 Chevy coupe #3

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    34 Chevy coupe #3

    I keep giving away my hot rods so lets try it one more time.
    I hid the big motor on the last one so thought I would leave the hood off this time to let it be seen, will also be putting the fenders...
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    Finished her up today. This was done with some...

    Finished her up today.
    This was done with some nice figured oak but had to work around the cracks and worm holes to use it.
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    It was finished with one coat of natural Danish oil and while...
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    https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/pvgt3b...

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/pvgt3bt.jpg
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/pvgt3y1.jpg
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    And wheels...
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    Got a little more done on the wheels. They're a...

    Got a little more done on the wheels.
    They're a long way from perfect but should get by for this project.
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    Building spoke wheels.

    Before I glue up the wheel wells I figured it would be a good idea to have the wheels so every thing lines up just right, so it’s wheel making time again.
    Here is where I got all my info for...
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    Played around with making a fat steering wheel or...

    Played around with making a fat steering wheel or two.
    Used the same steps I would for making a spoke wheel will try some smaller spokes [tooth picks] next go round.
    I started out making four but...
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