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Blog entry by AussieLarks posted 09-27-2021 02:14 AM 358 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Slowly this little project is coming together thanks to some great assistance from PJonesy in NZ, thank you sir.

It took time, but after reconstructing the steering wheel and column we have a working steering system, fairly critical me thinks. Then the positioning of the body on the chassis was freaking me out. Nervous wimp I know. What if I glue it in the wrong spot with too much or not enough overhand.
A timely PM to my mentor in Auckland and we’re looking good.

The darker wood is a very cranky species from WA, no not that one but West Aust silly, it’s Jarrah a wood very hard on planes and chisels sense the “cranky” label. The lighter timber is USA Cherry which is sooo nice to work with. Reminds me of USA Maple which I’ve used a lot in jewellery boxes.
The chassis is Tasmanian Blackwood a bit too soft for this job, it was okay but next time I’d use a harder wood.
The body is just sitting on the chassis for now and the rear guards are yet to be afixed to the body.

Today is our Supper Bowl equivalent the AFL Grand final (Rugby doesn’t count in the south…lol) so no woodwork for AussieLarks today. Hope you enjoy the photos.

-- Kerry, Melbourne Australia

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#1 posted 09-27-2021 02:19 AM

Yes Kerry, The folk on LumberJocks have been a great assistance to me too!
Will done Peter Jone in N.

The model is looking good Kerry…..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 09-27-2021 03:38 AM


-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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