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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 607 days ago 2225 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few weeks ago I bought a plan from toys and joys, after I had seen the beautiful car of Woodscraphttp://lumberjocks.com/projects/74421” Before I ordered I asked T and J if it was also in metric measerment, but unfortunately that wasn.t. When I got it I first changed measerment. I can really not understand what the benefits are off fractional measerment. SORRY ! At my request Woodscrap was so kind to send me 6 fotos,s in a high quality.
For so far I know is the Jeep a FORD? So I started mass ;) production. The base is made of american oak.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?



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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 607 days ago

there are no benefits to fractional measurement. After 500 some years it is hard to change.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 606 days ago

No, a Jeep is a Jeep…

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#3 posted 606 days ago

Looks like you are off to a fine start. I hope you will post pictures of the completed vehicle. HerbC, Ford did make Jeeps during the war, because Bantam, the company that got awarded the government contract for production, couldn’t keep up with demand. So the government asked Ford and the other company vying for the contract, Willys-Overland, to help with production. So you could say all three companies got the contract. Ford made his Jeeps here in Detroit, the Arsenal of Democracy. One of the reasons I watch the history channel.

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#4 posted 604 days ago

Also, there were several Jeeps left overseas, and Mitsubishi as well as other companies copied the design and made their own version.

-- "Anyone can post a quote on the internet and attribute the quote to a famous person." -Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 603 days ago

Thursday 27-12 (12 27)

First I want you for your comments.

Today I had the entire day for building. I made the chairs ( padauk and mahogeny) and also a try making the steering wheel. First I asked how woodscrap had done it. He send me a mail and this is how he did it:

The steering wheel presented a challenge. I though quite a bit about ho best to make it. I ended up using a 1 1/2” (38mm) hole cutting drill bit to cut the inside. I then rounded over the ID with a 1/8” roundover bit on my router table. The outside I simply cut by hand using my scrollsaw. Lastly, very carefully, I used the router again to roundover the outside. This was very delicate and I finished by hand sanding the entire wheel.

When I wanted to round the outside the wheel broke. I did another try and again the wheel broke.The outside I will give it a try on my lathe when i do the wheels.

Do you have experience with making Toys and Joys steering wheels. Please feel free to give an advice!

Here are two pictures of the progression:

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#6 posted 592 days ago

Dutchy,

Your Jeep is starting to look very much like a Jeep.

Keep up the good work.

Sorry, my Dutch is broken, won’t even try.

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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