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Project by Hartworks posted 07-07-2014 12:16 AM 1785 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is actually a mock up of the process and material type I will be using in the back of a 1950 Ford Delivery vehicle that is being customized. I figured I would turn the project into a piece of wall art, at the same time laying out the material type / color / finish for customer approval for his vehicle.

This is made from African Mahogany and Paduk. The framework is individually connected to each “slat” with domino’s at each end. It is finished with General Finishes Seal-A-Cell and Arm-R-Seal clear topcoat.

The process of sanding and matching of uneven edges is quite time consuming, but I will have to say it was a fun challenge and I am now looking forward to utilizing this process on a much larger scale, that being the back of a vehicle.

Really got some time with my Festool sanders and other tools and used the heck out of the dust collection. And I will have to say I have no complaints about any of my tools. DC worked awesome and tools worked flawlessly. I know, Festool is a controversial topic, but I will leave it at this….money well spent.

If anyone has any experience with Waterlox Marine products let me know how it works for stabilizing color and maintaining color when exposed to the sun. The back of the vehicle I will be doing work on is enclosed, but will be open and exposed to sun during car shows. I am thinking about using Waterlox marine to protect and maintain the color, especially the red shade of paduk.

-- Gary, California

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#1 posted 07-07-2014 02:06 AM

Very interesting art work. This is great. Good luck on the truck bed, and make sure to post a pic. Can’t wait to see it.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#2 posted 07-08-2014 06:25 PM

Very kewl, I love it, can’t wait to see it in the truck

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 07-12-2014 05:10 PM

Nice Idea!

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