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Project by BaritoneWoods posted 04-08-2021 01:11 AM 318 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A 1934 Ford chop-top coupe, sort of. This project went well until it didn’t. For one, I learned that my 1/4” forstner bit makes a bigger hole than my 1/4” drill bit (both employed on a drill press). The forstner bit did something I’ve ever seen before – it pushed a segment of grain out of place (see photo of the front end). Didn’t pay attention and used a segment of 2×4 that has a runny sap deposit in it. May have to apply aerosol shellac and just keep this one as a demo. Mostly pine of course, with walnut wheels and oak axles.

-- Still so much to learn!

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#1 posted 04-08-2021 06:50 AM

Very nice shape, looks good and strong for play.
You have found out as I did some time back that soft pine isn’t the best for shaped toys unless it’s old close grained timber.

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

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#2 posted 04-08-2021 11:23 AM

Looks good and a nice design. Great job.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#3 posted 04-09-2021 04:14 AM

I like ie my grand kids would too

-- GerryFrederick

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