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Project by drogsod posted 02-25-2019 05:27 PM 1034 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 50’s era Dodge Power Wagon that I made from Alder and Walnut using a plan from Toys and Joys





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stefang

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#1 posted 02-25-2019 06:15 PM

Excellent build and an interesting model. I don’t remember ever seeing one like this on the road. Was it sold in Europe?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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drogsod

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#2 posted 02-25-2019 06:35 PM

there were a lot of variations of this truck. Seems like every picture you see of one is a little different. Here’s a picture of one that’s similar.

https://www.google.com/search?q=dodge+power+wagon&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwja1dWPwtfgAhVFxYMKHacLAsgQ7AkoAXoECAQQCw&biw=1920&bih=964#imgdii=g6Jfj1P5Oy21-M:&imgrc=R8TVKKoDq5KSfM:

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 02-25-2019 06:45 PM

very nice build – love the grain pattern. Almost takes me back to Ft. Sill in the ‘60’s’

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Northwest29

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#4 posted 02-25-2019 07:00 PM

Super cool job. You really made it look great with so much attention to details. Well done.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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htl

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#5 posted 02-25-2019 07:02 PM

Beautiful project, came out just right!!!

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

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#6 posted 02-25-2019 08:07 PM

Nice build! Love the details.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 02-25-2019 08:53 PM

very nice looking replica of the real thing GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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meaded

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#8 posted 02-25-2019 10:50 PM

Good job well photographed also

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stefang

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#9 posted 02-25-2019 11:09 PM

Still not sure if this truck was produced in the U.S.A. but I sure like it and wouldn’t mind having one! Very cool truck!.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 02-25-2019 11:17 PM

Great looking debut project drogo’ and a “belated welcome” to LJ and the toy model making addiction.

May is ask what method you used to kerf the doors?

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

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#11 posted 02-26-2019 12:10 AM

Great job

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#12 posted 02-26-2019 12:40 AM

Very well done!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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drogsod

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#13 posted 02-26-2019 12:42 AM

Thanks for the comments.
In answer to your question, LittleBlackDuck; I made the doors in using the following steps:

1) Layered 1/8” and 1/4” material together using a few strips of double back tape.
2) Cut the outline of the cab side through both layers on the scroll saw.
3) Separated the two layers.
4) Cut the inner and outer edges of the groove out of the 1/8” material, ending up with two pieces, the door and the part surrounding the door.
5) Glued the 1/8” piece surrounding the door back onto the 1/4” material, making sure to line up the edges.
6) Glued the 1/8” door piece to the 1/4” material, making sure to keep the space even all the way around.

It may seem like a lot of work to do it this way but if you’re precise with the scroll saw you end up with a nice even groove.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#14 posted 02-26-2019 01:20 AM


..... It may seem like a lot of work to do it this way but if you re precise with the scroll saw you end up with a nice even groove….
- drogsod

Thanks drog’o, htl and Dutchy (and maybe GR8... not to be left out) have posted/described their methods for ”door kerfing”... This can be added to the list for future modelers to draw from… if they can find it (:()...

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

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oldrivers

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#15 posted 02-26-2019 01:51 AM

Very nice build, I remember the old Dodge power wagon they were one Tuff vehicle.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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