35 Ford a second try

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Project by htl posted 08-01-2019 06:02 PM 2598 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Three years ago this month I bought the Toys and Joys plans for the 35 Ford # 46 and gave it a try but was out of lumber at the time so tried using pine.
Boy was that a pain way to soft so would leave marks if bumped while working so have steered clear of it ever since.
So this time I used oak and it has some nice figure to it but had to work around the worm holes and cracks, but was well worth the effort.
When some one gives you free oak with lots a figure you don’t complain about the worms. LOL

This was my fourth try at making spoke wheels for my older cars.

All the holes for the tooth picks are drilled by hand haven’t tried making a jig for it so far.

I really enjoy making these older cars a fairly quick build not counting the wheel building time.
I just noticed the pictured don’t show off the grill very well so.

Here's the blog of the build.

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#1 posted 08-01-2019 06:04 PM

I wish I could reach that level of precision and woodworking skill. Beautiful oldtimer!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 08-01-2019 06:33 PM

Amazing, congratulations job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 08-01-2019 07:39 PM

WOW, very nice

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#4 posted 08-01-2019 07:46 PM

Stunning – stunning – stunning figured oak is not adequate, it darn near talks to you. Great Job and the wheels are absolute !!

-- 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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#7 posted 08-01-2019 09:14 PM

I just checked out your gallery and you sir are the king of model makers. I was amazed at how many models you have finished, and they are all so well done. I like the choice of wood for the Ford and the second to last picture shows how cool the grille and seats look. Those wheels are so complicated looking, they must have taken a very long time to construct. Congrats on your DT3

-- John D, OP, KS

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#8 posted 08-01-2019 09:46 PM

Those wheels are so complicated looking, they must have taken a very long time to construct. Congrats on your DT3

- awsum55

I’ve got about 12 hours in the 6 wheels I built. This is the fourth time I’ve tried making spoke wheels about one set a year.

Thanks all for your comments, I have as much fun blogging as I do building the models.

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#9 posted 08-01-2019 10:39 PM

Another beauty!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 08-01-2019 11:15 PM

Beautiful work. Love the wheels, will have to try a set some time.

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#11 posted 08-02-2019 01:20 AM

second one is another grand slam simply love them wheels and WOW bumpers and headlights LOL love it #4 GREAT JOB :<))))) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#12 posted 08-02-2019 04:56 AM

That one absolutely gorgeous Ford model Bruce.
Your work is always first class and relatively so quickly.
Top marks, sir.

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

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#13 posted 08-02-2019 10:50 AM

Great looking model especially the wheels.

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#14 posted 08-02-2019 11:54 AM

Fantastic job. wheels are amazing.

-- Sean

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#15 posted 08-03-2019 03:27 AM

Well done, and you busted it out too. Wow.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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