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Ford Hot Rod T-Bucket challenge I gave myself in isolation/lockdown

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Ford Hot Rod T-Bucket challenge I gave myself in isolation/lockdown

Well what does a toymaker do during these times except build a handmade wooden toy, a Ford of course.

First was a hardtop T-Bucket with a number of detail personalization.

Instrument panel, gear shifter, steering wheel, pedals, headlights, taillights, side steps, exhaust headers.

Thank you again Dutchy for the wooden buttons for the steering wheels.

And thank you again to Ducky for the Ford Logos.

I used the “C” Cab profile as a starting point then made up the rest as I went.

The youngest of the three brothers saw the finished hot rod and asked “pa can i have it, please”!

Well I couldn’t give one to the youngest and not the other older two, so the challenge continued.

The next two were open cab t-buckets but slightly different to each other.

So now all three of the boys will have a Ford Hot Rod T-Bucket built by a Peter.

This should help them as they too have to stay at home.

I’ve used a range of Aussie hardwoods plus others…..
Spotted Gum, Blackheart Sassafras, Silky Oak, Australian Red Cedar, Merbau, Tassie Oak, Oregon….

The wheels are forstner and holesaw made while the head lights & taillights are bought.

The finish in my home-made wipe-on-poly.
[30% Tung Oil, 40% Clear Satin Polyurethane, 30% Mineral Turps]

Measures about 12-13” [310-330mm] long, 7” [180mm] wide and 5-7” [130-180mm] high.

Lots of fun for me and I’m sure to receive some big happy smiles from the boys..

Isn’t life grand being able to spoil your grandchildren..

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





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Ivan

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#1 posted 04-19-2020 09:35 AM

Cute bunch of cars… I like those wheels

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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robscastle

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#2 posted 04-19-2020 09:37 AM

Looks like Fords to a T!

Which badges did Ducky make?

-- Regards Rob

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crowie

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#3 posted 04-19-2020 09:41 AM



Cute bunch of cars… I like those wheels

- Ivan

The wheels were pretty easy Ivan, first cutting the centres with a forstner bit then the holesaw to cut the diameter with a linish on the disk sander.


Looks like Fords to a T!

Which badges did Ducky make?

- robscastle

Ducky did the Ford Logo’s on his Lazer Cutting machine Rob, for which I am very grateful..

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

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Dutchy

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#4 posted 04-19-2020 10:01 AM

I had sent this buttons for on your trousers, but anyway you are welcome. Well done Crowie, I hope they keep you captive for a long time. :)

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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#5 posted 04-19-2020 10:13 AM

Ahhh, great past time for the lock down. Good job buddy.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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crowie

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#6 posted 04-19-2020 10:17 AM



I had sent this buttons for on your trousers, but anyway you are welcome. Well done Crowie, I hope they keep you captive for a long time. :)

- Dutchy

I have a belt for the trousers thank you Jan….lol!


Ahhh, great past time for the lock down. Good job buddy.

- hunter71

Yes Doug, That “C” Cab pattern you sent me a good while ago is sure getting some good use, thank you.

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

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diggerdelaney

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#7 posted 04-19-2020 10:27 AM

Glad to see you keeping busy during these times Peter a great set of cars. Stay safe my friend

-- Derek, Kent, UK, https://www.facebook.com/DLWoodart/?ref=bookmarks

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 04-19-2020 10:36 AM

You’re certainly no wall flower crowie, when it comes to churning out these beauties… I suppose no wall to hang you off doesn’t help.

You spoil those boys… each time it’s gonna be harder and harder to do better… and they’ll probably expect it grandpa… and of course, grandpa will oblige… bloody softie.

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

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SplashMaster

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#9 posted 04-19-2020 12:00 PM

Great detail! I bet the boys are racing each other all over the place with those Hot Rods! lol

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jeffswildwood

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#10 posted 04-19-2020 12:30 PM

You really fulfilled that challenge. These are great.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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recycle1943

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#11 posted 04-19-2020 01:05 PM

Ya got yer own classic car show – well done

-- 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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Dee1

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#12 posted 04-19-2020 02:12 PM

Way To Go Crowie
Great Job and a well deserved Top3

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LeeRoyMan

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#13 posted 04-19-2020 02:18 PM

Nice work crowie.
Better than anything you could have bought them from a store,
Think of the memories being made.
Good job

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GR8HUNTER

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#14 posted 04-19-2020 02:19 PM

they are all very nice T-Buckets Peter but the one with the roof just speaks to me and says wanna race me …. and then the little guy in me says I want to play with them LOL GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

I GUESS that Duck is not as bad as people say :<)))

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

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Orvile Baker

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#15 posted 04-19-2020 02:42 PM

Looking real good Peter!~

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

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