Fordson super dexta wooden model #16: Headlights, Chapter 14

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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 05-13-2017 08:01 PM 2318 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Pictures below are from the making process of the headlights of the Fordson Dexta.




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#1 posted 05-13-2017 08:19 PM

Again, very nice. It is interesting to see exactly how you make the detailed parts.

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#2 posted 05-13-2017 08:35 PM

Please elaborate on the ‘glass’. Looking really good Dutchy!

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#3 posted 05-14-2017 03:05 AM

Almost 2 hours work for…............. €40,00
two one dollar headlights :).......... Shekel saver
Result…....................................... Priceless

Dang Dutchy, I’ve often use the drill spinning trick but only on a static sanding block… never considered against a spinning disc. Great tip (at least for me).
But then again, the disc in the actual picture is not moving, so I forgive myself.

PS. You could always use them as drum sticks on a miniature set of bongos.

PPS. or a pair of smoking pipes on an intarsia of a two headed hillbilly.

PPS. You didn’t save that much… the lights are $0.20… so you saved $0.40 and with the Yankee dollar dropping??? Unless of course a 1” length of 1/8” dowel is $0.80 in Dutchyland.

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#4 posted 05-14-2017 06:40 AM

Thanks guys!


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#5 posted 05-14-2017 08:06 AM

While I’ve purchased standard headlights from wooden toy parts suppliers, I would have never of thought how to actually make them myself…BRILLIANT Dutchy….

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

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#6 posted 05-15-2017 01:45 AM

One size doesn’t fit all, so the making of these lights is so needed.
Great lights!

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#7 posted 08-11-2017 03:24 PM

Thanks for the link. i will give this a try on my next build that requires headlights or when i run out. I think I bought a bag of 100…..:)

-- Sean

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