Jeep # 2

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Project by drogsod posted 09-11-2019 08:24 PM 2638 views 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second of two jeeps that I made using plans from Toys and Joys (with modifications). This one is a little more “off road” then the first one I posted a couple days ago, with the top off and more extreme tires. Like the first one it is made from Alder and Walnut with a little bit of Padouk for the tail lights.
One of the interesting steps in making this one was the side roll bars. The plan showed making them from seperate pieces of 3/8” dowel, mitering the ends and glueing them together. But that didn’t really give them a smooth look and gluing dowels together on the end grain doesn’t always work so well. So, I cut the shape out of 3/8” material on the scroll saw and then ran them accross a 3/16” corner round bit to make them circular. I think they came out better that way.
These jeeps have been on my workbench for quite awhile so I’m looking forward to moving on to the next project.
Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 09-11-2019 09:17 PM


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

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#2 posted 09-11-2019 10:23 PM

Again, I wanted to grab a door handle, get in and go for a spin
Both jeeps are the result of a real craftsman enjoying his time

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#3 posted 09-11-2019 11:08 PM

not sure which one is better,hell their both outstanding model making.beautiful work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 09-12-2019 12:46 AM

Super build on that Jeep!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 09-12-2019 12:58 AM

What an awesome project! I cannot even imagine having the ability to build something like this. The details are amazing.

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#6 posted 09-12-2019 01:09 AM

Awesomesauce! I got to build one of these.

Just need a little lift on it, bigger tires, and a narrow from bumper and it could pass for my ‘13 JKU.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#7 posted 09-12-2019 03:05 AM

I want one big time!

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#8 posted 09-12-2019 04:05 AM

Another nice one!!!
Love the tread pattern very interesting!

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#9 posted 09-12-2019 07:23 AM

That is amazing. Life like!

-- Petey

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#10 posted 09-12-2019 10:25 AM

Very cool.

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#11 posted 09-12-2019 05:17 PM

Very nice work. Outstanding attention to detail.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#12 posted 09-12-2019 05:34 PM

The cup holder is a nice detail

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#13 posted 09-12-2019 06:25 PM

Very well done. An inspiration to all us toy guys.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#14 posted 09-12-2019 06:35 PM

that is amazing, great job!

-- Ty

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#15 posted 09-12-2019 07:12 PM

It’s incredibly detailed and authentic! Beautiful car!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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