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1933 Ford Fordor Sedan #2: Spoked Wheels are my first challenge

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Blog entry by crowie posted 10-08-2019 10:34 AM 746 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Request for plans information on a 1933 Ford Fordor Sedan Part 2 of 1933 Ford Fordor Sedan series Part 3: The next step was to find some drawings and dimensions of the Ford »

Spoked Wheels are my first challenge but thanks to Dutchy’s blog I have a jig…

I had to do the centre’s twice as I was using too large a bamboo skewer.

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



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Redoak49

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#1 posted 10-08-2019 10:53 AM

Nice wheels….I found that making them is a challenge

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#2 posted 10-08-2019 12:46 PM

Great start crowie.

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

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#3 posted 10-08-2019 01:33 PM

OMG not more tantalising wheels for me to try and do.

Looking good Crowie!

-- Regards Rob

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Orvile Baker

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#4 posted 10-08-2019 03:49 PM

Looking good my friend.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI. http://papabudswoodtoys.webs.com/

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#5 posted 10-08-2019 06:29 PM

Youre welcome. Looking good. Was it difficult?

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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#6 posted 10-08-2019 11:10 PM

that is amazing how you do that Crowie,
Brilliant mate.

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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#7 posted 10-09-2019 12:16 AM

Great job Crowie when do my wheels i use toothpicks and it’s time consuming but looks like real wire wheels your doing a work of art

-- Hornpout Gorham New Hampshire

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#8 posted 10-09-2019 03:54 AM

Looking good Crowie

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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#9 posted 10-09-2019 11:54 PM

Your on a ROLL

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 10-10-2019 01:16 AM

Thank you one and all,

The next step with the wheels is to groove the tyres

then ebonize them, something I’ve not done before!

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

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#11 posted 10-10-2019 01:39 AM



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then ebonize them, something I ve not done before!
- crowie
crowie, make a test piece from the same wood you are going to use. Ebonizer is a Scrooge with his darkening of certain timbers (even batches of the same species). The success of the ebonising is greatly affected by the amount of tanin in the wood. If you don’t get the desired affect, test another piece after a good coating of strong tea… and if that doesn’t work, try some strong whiskey… on yourself.

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

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htl

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#12 posted 10-10-2019 09:51 PM

I’ve been surprised how well a big magic marker does on wheels. lol
Great looking wheels!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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