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Wood Track Walls by oneTEN Drift Network
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Hi guys, Its Justsidewayz from oneTEN Drift Network. We are working on making some new track walls. I thought I would share how we make them. We have made walls in the past that use a bolt to pin the lengths together and let them pivot. They work great but their size was not durable. They were a 1"x3" boards. For now I have bought the wood, and will be getting to work soon. The lumber I picked this time is 2"x3"x8'. These boards are studs for framing. The actual size is 1.5"x2.5"x8'. The cost is under 2 bucks a board. I picked up 160' worth for just over $40 bux. My plan is to cut the boards into 1.5', 2' and 3' lengths. From there I will notch them so they can link together to form a track wall. I will post my step by step instructions in here for everyone. (with pictures) The tools I plan to use is, table saw with a ripping blade to make length cuts and tapers on the top half of the walls. Next I will be using the table saw again with a stacked dado blade to create the notches that will let them link together. Then its over to the drill press to make holes for the bolt's/pins. Then the boards will have to see a belt sander to round the ends so that the walls can pivot to create nice rounded corners. Finally some paint of your choice to protect the wood, and make it all official looking!

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Ok now to decide how to cut them up. I have came up with 4 patterns of cuts to make use of all the wood. Here is a pic.

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Pattern A and B 10 of each =
1.5' (40 pieces) 60'  
2' (20 pieces) 40'
3' (20 pieces) 60'

Pattern C all 20 boards =
1.5' (40 pieces) 60'  
2' (20 pieces) 40'
3' (20 pieces) 60'

Pattern D all 20 boards =
1.5' (0 pieces) 0'
2' (80 pieces) 160'
3' (0 pieces) 0'

Pattern A and C 10 boards each
1.5' (60 pieces) 90'
2' (20 pieces) 40'
3' (10 pieces) 30'

I am leaning towards A&C but I might do them all pattern D.

Before I get started I wanted to show you how we made the notches to like the boards in the past. I plan to use the same system as it makes setup and takedown really quick, and easy.

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#2
Great idea!  keep us up to date with how the segments work out =)
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#3
Ok well today I pulled the trigger on getting started. I made the call to cut all the boards to 2'. I used a power miter saw to chop the boards to 2 foot. Then setup the dado blade on my table saw and notched just a hair over half the height of the boards. An went in 1 3/4" from the end of the board. It was 3 passes on each notch to cut away all the wood.


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#4
that is a great idea i might have to use it
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#5
Hi guys I had some time today to do some more work on the track walls. I put the bevel cuts on the boards. Pictures explain more so here they are.

I set the angle to about 17 °
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First bevel cut.
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Second cut.
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And some shots of the product so far.
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#6
Very Sweet!
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(11-18-2012, 09:00 PM)sliding_josh Wrote:  Very Sweet!

(11-18-2012, 10:39 AM)s.s.louie Wrote:  that is a great idea i might have to use it

(11-16-2012, 12:29 AM)DM-bawt Wrote:  Great idea!  keep us up to date with how the segments work out =)

Thanks guys!

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#8
Great idea. I've made me a few too from some scrap wood that I've had for years. Its a bit smaller than yours and also less pretty but it does the job  ^^I'm going to screw a few L shape profiles to the back of some of the blocks so I can tape them down.
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#9
Thx for the idea.
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#10
No problem! I'm still not done. I have to round the ends of the boards so they can pivot. I plan to make a setup with my router to create the round shape. Stay tuned! I will update the post once they are finished.

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