Flivver Number Six (of 9) Model T Coupe, Great All American Wood Toy Book

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Project by Underdog posted 09-06-2018 10:02 PM 993 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m finally getting around to posting the rest of the nine Model T cars I’ve made from Norm Marshall’s book “The Great All American Wood Toy Book”. This is number six in the (inordinately slow) assembly line. I put it in a local Art Organization Show, and it sold, so reception day of the show are the only pix I’ve got of it.

Model T Coupe with Maple Base, body, and Axle holders, Alder trunk and engine, and Walnut wheels and accents, (and some kind of dowel stock for axles). Hand turned exhaust pipe, radiator cap, steering wheel, headlights, and tires.
Sprayed with Rattle Can lacquer. I’ve found the Rustoleum Painter’s Touch 2X Matte to be a pretty good finish. Seems to do better in cooler weather though. I think it might be a bit crackly when it gets warm.

Fun project. Until you’ve done too many.
Oh. My. Endless. Sanding! So much for Henry Ford assembly line techniques. About 40 hours of work for each one.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#1 posted 09-06-2018 10:51 PM

That is just real cool!! Just looked up his books, bought two. I love making toys.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 09-06-2018 10:54 PM

well done, Looks first class.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 09-06-2018 11:05 PM

I have this book, too, and plan to make all of them for my grandson. 40 hrs? oh boy…......nonetheless, your’s turned out beautiful and so happy for you it sold!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#4 posted 09-07-2018 01:07 AM

Great job and have had Norm Marshall’s book for many years and have built many of his projects, many moons ago,.
His river boat is a fun build.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#5 posted 09-07-2018 01:42 AM

Excellently done sir…
First class gift and YES, the Norm Marshall book is a beaut book for fun toys to make for play…

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

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#6 posted 09-07-2018 06:44 PM

Well done, love the wheels! I did the series with the tanker and pickup as well but have not got around to posting. 5 total and the production run only took me about a year to complete… sanding the fenders, the inside of the cab…. agreed,endless. but fun,

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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