Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'car'

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Wooden Models #292: Getting closer!

04-27-2021 10:22 PM by htl | 9 comments »

From this To this Shaped sanded and glued up some big parts then started on the inside.Sanding isn’t much fun but you’ve got to get an appreciation for it to get a nice project. I can never get enough wheel pictures. LOL Will be playing with the seats I think tomorrow. #4 Over and out.

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Wooden Models #290: We got 5 wheels

04-25-2021 09:44 PM by htl | 6 comments »

When I got to this point It hit me I could add some spokes between what I already have and come up with something a little different. So here was my testing on a buggered up rim.Looks to me like it just might work? I got 4 drilled up and tooth picks added Friday and just had to call it a day couldn’t look at another spoke. lolToday I went out and was working on the last wheel and my wife comes out and I show her what I’m up to and she says, WHY DO YOU PUT YOU...

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Small Projects #42: Indoor Car Stereos (two)

03-14-2021 03:22 AM by Madmark2 | 3 comments »

Have had this idea about building a home stereo (glorified AM/FM) out of a “one DIN” car stereo. Saw someone make a beautiful zebrawood case for an old Marantz receiver and got the bug to make a wooden stereo of my own. Continue reading for build details … Update 09Jul21:Added battery backup.The radio works great but because it runs from a power supply instead of a car battery, here in Florida, means frequent power glitches. Each glitch required rescanning for stations...

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Wooden Models #260: 32 Ford working on the radiator

07-20-2019 09:47 PM by htl | 8 comments »

It’s coming together. I always love playing with the radiator or grill.I made sure I built it and glued it to the bonnet before I glued the hood to the frame as last time I forgot and made my work a lot harder. It’s so much easier to sand the grill and hood as one part with out the frame and other parts in the way. Here you can see the plywood heart of the hood. Then glue it all up and sand every thing flush. The oak has some nice grain to it but had to work around a l...

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Making Wooden Model Plans #9: Got some wheels made

01-30-2018 09:49 PM by htl | 3 comments »

The treads I made on the last post were just to big so sanded down one set and retreaded them. Now these are the right size. And here’s how I cut the wood down for my wheels.I cut the board just a tad over size 2 3/4” then rip on the table saw using a rip blade that came with the saw and it does a pretty smooth job of it. The project page is here.

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Wooden Models #115: Sprint race car gas tank, gluing it together.

10-21-2016 09:23 PM by htl | 11 comments »

The tires you will see here are just leftovers from other project but help get an idea what’s going on.There’s a lot more to this project than is first seen when looking at it just on a shelf as I discovered when I started building one..Of course making a frame out of dowels had something to do with that. It’s interesting how they designed the manifold, may be using this idea on other projects.

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Jigs and Such #3: Getting the Lumber Home

01-13-2013 12:59 AM by Chris Moellering | 8 comments »

We recently crossed a milestone at our house. We are no long a minivan family after almost 18 years of having one. This makes the wife quite happy and she really likes her new Kia Soul. However, I lost my way to haul stuff home from Lowe’s. So, I got to thinking and looking. I just can’t justify a truck… So I decided to see what I could do with my roof rack on my Kia Rio. I have a rack that I use for my kayaks, so it was just a matter of ripping a 2×6 I had lay...

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New Shop! #10: Drywall painted, bathroom finished, and more.

10-18-2012 02:16 AM by Ryan Haasen | 4 comments »

The drywall was finished a couple weeks ago and my Mom painted most of it. It looks great! We went with eggshell white just so it would brighten the room up, but not shine at the same time (my Mom’s advice, not mine). All the garage doors are now on and we can finally lock up the shop at night! All the outlets in the woodshop are now powered: I have four 220v outlets and the rest is filled with 110v outlets. I do not plan on having 4 machines that require 220v, I just wanted options on ...

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Awana Grand Prix #4: Wheels, axles and wheight

11-16-2010 02:40 AM by PaBull | 3 comments »

Here we are getting to an other part where the dad determines the success of the outcome of the race for your child. We need to look at the weight. It can not go over 5 oz. So I get out my postal scale and get it as close as possible. Sorry about the tung, this kid takes after his dad. I had to drill out some cars, others needed a lot of pennies added. (This is cutting into the grocery bill) I could use a good October beer at this point. 24 wheels. First I would clean the...

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Awana Grand Prix #1: Pine car derby time

10-30-2010 06:09 AM by PaBull | 6 comments »

Ok, 6 blocks; 24 wheels; 24 axles and six racers. Check-in on November 17th; the race November 19th. Any suggestions? I’ll keep you posted.

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