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Model A 1930's Roadster

09-27-2021 04:25 AM by AussieLarks | 4 comments »

The body is Jarrah a tough cranky wood from Western Australia the fenders and running board is American Cherry. Lovely to work with and reminds me of Maple. The seats and back are Jarrah too. The chassis is Tasmanian Blackwood which I would not use again for something so delicate. It broke when I attempted to make the front axle piece. In the end I swapped that small component (2) and rebuilt it using Cherry. So in these early photos you can see I’ve managed to make some other component...

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Starting out

09-27-2021 02:14 AM by AussieLarks | 2 comments »

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...

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