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Ted Miles

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #285 on: January 08, 2021, 04:51:55 PM »
Folks,
         The top  of the car looks to be close to the ceiling of the shop in the pictures. Will the car have to be moved outdoors to get the roof installed? And what size will the new wheels be?

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #286 on: January 09, 2021, 09:45:51 PM »
Hi Ted.
The car will fit. It is sitting slightly higher on the blocks than it will on the trucks.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #287 on: January 14, 2021, 08:34:57 PM »
Looking to see what I could find to take a photo of on coach 9, and found these corners. Note the block plane. I think these are all done by hand.



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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #288 on: January 15, 2021, 06:45:11 PM »
What else is there to say, but wow! Thanks Mike and Brendan for taking and posting these great pictures!
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #289 on: January 15, 2021, 08:04:31 PM »
Maybe a post from Eric about how they actually did these to such perfection??

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #290 on: January 15, 2021, 08:30:03 PM »
They did a 45 deg cut, then two passes at 22.5 degrees on the table saw.  Followed up with jack plane to bring down the peaks.  Finally, sanding with a form at the correct radius. 

ETA:  That clear douglas fir makes some real pretty corner posts. 
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #291 on: January 15, 2021, 09:28:56 PM »
I'll admit that I wondered if a "jack plane" was some kind of specialized plane for rounding corners.  :)

But no, a jack plane is just an ordinary flat bladed plane. 


So, between the jack plane and the curved sanding block, a lot of plain ordinary hard 'hand work' to get the right curved profile. ;D   Nice job!!
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #292 on: January 16, 2021, 07:19:52 PM »
Here is the answer to the question how the shape was achieved. The block on the top is a sanding block.



And here is a before planing piece.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #293 on: January 16, 2021, 08:59:44 PM »
Mike, you are always so helpful at revealing WW&F mysteries...

Thanks.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #294 on: January 16, 2021, 10:17:11 PM »
There was a question as to whether the car would fit inside Bay 4 for work once it got on its wheels.  Zack did some careful measuring and he thought that it would - but without the smoke jack.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #295 on: January 21, 2021, 06:53:11 PM »
Test fit of the quarter round door trim..

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #296 on: January 22, 2021, 10:51:48 AM »
Looks like they fit pretty well. Thanks for the continued photo update.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #297 on: January 29, 2021, 08:10:59 PM »
Headache boards being fitted..

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #298 on: February 05, 2021, 08:58:34 PM »
End framework and pieces . top photo is one end glued and drying





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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #299 on: February 14, 2021, 04:59:06 PM »
While all this great wood work is going on; is anything happening about trucks for the car? I guess patterns for Jackson & Sharp trucks will be needed. And then there is the matter of new wheels.

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