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1929 Ford Van #2

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Project by htl posted 06-25-2018 05:47 PM 1868 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built another Ford Van out of oak which pops just a little bit better than maple.
The blog is here.
Tried to make the spoke wheels sorta like model A rims and they sure came out better than my first try two years ago.
Last weeks wheel

Last time 5/23/16

The next time I build an older car I’ll glue and sand the radiator to the bonnet before gluing the bonnet to the frame MUCH better. :-[

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs https://www.lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/130264





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oldrivers

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#1 posted 06-25-2018 05:53 PM

That is A Dandy build I knew the Oak would pop when you did the finish, I like those spoke wheels a lot.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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htl

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#2 posted 06-25-2018 06:03 PM

Thanks oldrivers,
I would have loved using a darker hand rub finish but the way the spokes are made and glued up they would have shown a bunch a white splotches so just went with plane Danish oil and all is good.
The natural Danish oil looks just like the places that get to much super glue so it hides the glue splotches just right. :-}

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs https://www.lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/130264

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 06-25-2018 06:46 PM

I think you should try making that one again! It came out just too darn nice and those fantastic wheels just look so fine! Just give this one to me and try not to think about it. :)

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Orvile Baker

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#4 posted 06-25-2018 06:50 PM

Looking GREAT as always.

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

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htl

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#5 posted 06-25-2018 07:36 PM



I think you should try making that one again! It came out just too darn nice and those fantastic wheels just look so fine! Just give this one to me and try not to think about it. :)

- woodshaver Tony C

Sorry Tony this one is already spoke for. LOL :-[

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs https://www.lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/130264

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robscastle

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#6 posted 06-25-2018 07:39 PM

Some Finest woodwoorking on display.
Not a part out of place, no chips or rough edges.
All very well fitting and precise construction.
Agree the Oak is a very good choice and complements your work.
The wheels, yes definately inspiring!

-- Regards Rob

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 06-25-2018 07:41 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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htl

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#8 posted 06-25-2018 07:56 PM

Thanks all!!!!!!

Robscastle I’ve been doing most of my projects here lately with maple and alder because I’m able to get the wood free from a cabinet maker friend and it has worked out fine but it takes a lot more work to keep all the edges fresh and just setting the project on a table while sanding can cause me problems.
I say all this because going back to oak it takes a little more sanding to get it right but once there it’s a hard enough wood to not be needing repairs, and just has a much nicer pop when the finish hits the wood.

Again thanks all for your comments it really helps make the hard work enjoyable.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs https://www.lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/130264

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Dutchy

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#9 posted 06-25-2018 08:03 PM

You did a great job. More than nice, extraordinary. For sure the wheels.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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hunter71

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#10 posted 06-25-2018 10:50 PM

Great wheels man.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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htl

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#11 posted 06-25-2018 11:05 PM

Thank You! Thank You Very Much!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs https://www.lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/130264

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Dave Polaschek

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#12 posted 06-26-2018 12:07 AM

That’s a darned good looking car, and the wheels look like they were worth the effort. Well done!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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johnstoneb

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#13 posted 06-26-2018 02:30 AM

They just get better and better.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 06-26-2018 01:11 PM

This is a wonderful 1929 Ford van. It’s a real eye catcher and displays a lot of nice details and fine craftsmanship.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Ivan

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#15 posted 06-26-2018 02:51 PM

Indeed magnificant car -especialy wheels!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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