1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

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Project by tim0001 posted 05-20-2022 06:11 PM 825 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rolls Royce 1914 Silver Ghost. Body is Bloodwood, fenders are Bocote, seats mahogany, top cherry. frame whalnut, wheels maple with wire spokes. Model is appprox 12 inches by 5.5 inches, scaled the drawing from Forest Street Designs to 72% to get the size I wanted. Radiator is walnut with veneered aluminum sheet, insert is copper wire mesh I found at the craft store. The wire for wheels and aluminum/copper sheets I found in the beading section at the craft store. I use a hole saw on the drill press to cut out the wheels (simple) and then use an awl to mark for drilling the 16th inch holes inside for spokes. Made a jig to hold the wheels while installing the spokes.

I posted a blog on making wheels for this model!!

Thank you for taking a look!

-- TimV: The understanding eye sees the maker's fingerprints. They are evident in every detail ... Leave Fingerprints. Author: James Krenov

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#1 posted 05-20-2022 06:39 PM

your model making is over the top tim.that is just incredible.

-- 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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#2 posted 05-20-2022 07:23 PM

Another fantastic model. Great job!


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#3 posted 05-20-2022 07:40 PM

Every one of your models seem to get better so I’m running out of superlatives. Really beautiful work.

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#4 posted 05-20-2022 08:05 PM

Another great job Tim. I am curious as to where you got the hood ornament. I was able to locate some on the internet but they were a bit small for the size model we make.

-- Can you skin griz pilgrim? Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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#5 posted 05-20-2022 08:17 PM

Your models are extraordinary!

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#6 posted 05-20-2022 08:38 PM

Reply to Festushaagen:
I made the hood ornament from a piece of brass. Cut on the band saw with scroll blade. The body and wings are two separate pieces. Have to have a cutting strategy because the brass gets hot when cutting! I nibble away to get the shape leaving the bottom of the angel long and making the final cut to length. The wings use a cut in the center and then bending the wings, using the center cut to go around the figure.

-- TimV: The understanding eye sees the maker's fingerprints. They are evident in every detail ... Leave Fingerprints. Author: James Krenov

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#7 posted 05-20-2022 08:58 PM

Wonderful model of a great car. Even got the Right hand drive. Really great work,

-- Ron

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#8 posted 05-20-2022 09:18 PM

you done it again with this very beautiful model full of GR8 details as always makes me want to do better thanks for raising the bar LOL GREAT JOB :<))))))))

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

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#9 posted 05-20-2022 09:26 PM

Meticulous and first rate craftsmanship with a “best of show” end product!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#10 posted 05-21-2022 12:52 AM

I have seen a lot of great car models here over the years, but I think this may be the best of the best. Amazing work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#11 posted 05-21-2022 02:53 AM

That is an amazing model, so much detail in the build, wonderful craftsmanship. Over the top, and the way you have displayed it.


-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#12 posted 05-21-2022 02:56 AM

Wow, that is absolutely incredible!

-- Phil, Missouri,

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#13 posted 05-21-2022 03:32 AM

Your models are awesome! Great Job!

-- Mike

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#14 posted 05-21-2022 05:56 AM

Talk about great work.

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#15 posted 05-21-2022 08:42 AM

Now that’s a gorgeous model full of excellent detail.
Only on issue, the Mobil Oil sign; my grandfather would have said it a British Car so it’s got to be BP, British Petroleum!

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

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