Tin Lizzie - Model T Ford from Norm Marshall Book

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Project by crowie posted 03-15-2013 11:54 PM 1940 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Tin Lizzie” A “Model T Ford” from Norm Marshall Book.

I’m wasn’t overly happy with my timber choices which I’ve used in this one, but it was a first attempt at this toy.
Oregon for cabin, Meranti for mudguards, Pacific Maple for the trunk, Merbau for the engine, Radiata Pine for body..
My grandson told me it’s “Miss Lizzie” from “Cars” the movie, so he’ll be happy to play with it; must look okay then.
I have been advised to use “hardwood” for the wheels as they cut cleaner, clearer and have less tear outs.
The colour and grain ends up looking heaps better too.
I must confess that for this project a very kind friend cut me a set of wheels with his “profiled wheel cutters” and cleaned them up on his lathe.
I have now purchased a set of the wheel cutting profiling cutters [40mm, 50mm & 60mm dia wheels].
The finish is just pressure pack clear lacquer, 5 coats.

It’s had lots of play and no breakages.
Cheers from On Top DownUnder, crowie

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

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#1 posted 03-16-2013 12:45 AM

That looks like a fun one to build. Maybe i will have a go

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#2 posted 03-16-2013 07:30 PM

Nicely done. A lot of work goes into making these…

We made well over 150 of these for our Mason Dixon Woodworkers toy distribution program last year and we are doing 150 more this year. They are very well received.

We had to do a few modifications to mass produce but stayed close to original idea. We are also doing a pick up truck version. Overall, a lot of sanding… duh…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#4 posted 03-18-2013 12:20 AM

I think its great Crowie.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 03-19-2013 02:34 PM

Your wooden toys are amazing! Like the attention to details, shows great craftsmanship.

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