Military Truck

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Re: Military Truck

Postby Alexkara » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:07 am

siul8r wrote:Alex

When I made the caboose, I soaked the handholds in water then heated them in the microwave. They did bend OK

mohT iH,

I was thinking more along the lines of "hot iron" bending...
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Re: Military Truck

Postby siul8r » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:09 am

Alex

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Re: Military Truck

Postby htl » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:32 pm

Great project!!!
And well done.
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Re: Military Truck

Postby siul8r » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:11 am

The pictures of my truck were posted on photo bucket. Haven't tried it since.

Thanks for the kind words.
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Re: Military Truck

Postby Alexkara » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:12 pm

siul8r wrote:Alex

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Sorry for the slow reply. There has been little activity here and I think that DropBox going all money grabbing will drive patrons away. Probably not long befor imgur will follw suit.

I've only tries it once (early years of my 17 year boat build). I curved a 1/8" x 1/4" piece of walnut around a 3/4" diameter soldering iron (about a 80° bend). There are many videos on the WEB but the concept usually based on a steel pipe being heated by a hot flame and then the timber is bent around the pipe. The secret is to get the temperature right to melt the lignin... to hot and it burns/chars, too low and it splinters...
It just seems easier than soaking and from what I gather it holds it's shape better.
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Re: Military Truck

Postby siul8r » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:26 am

Neat idea, might try that someday :D
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