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Toy Construction #208: Building another Ford Van 1929

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Blog entry by htl posted 06-09-2018 10:55 PM 1226 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 207: Excavator Just about there Part 208 of Toy Construction series Part 209: Ford van #2 Glue up »

After the Excavator I wanted to build something easy and fast and a friend liked the Ford Van so much he asked if I would build one, and I really like the look and feel of this simple project so off we go again.
Will be made out of oak instead of maple this time.
So cut out some parts we’re on our way.

Ick Asked in the last Ford van build.

””You may say simple, but I’m impressed by the compound convex curve of the hood, with a matching curve on both the radiator and the windshield. Maybe you’ve covered it before, but how are you achieving this?””

First I cut up some oak to match the bonnets measurements and glue on my patterns both front and back, centered on the wood.
The shape of the sides has already been cut off.


Notice that the high of the block is the same as the height of the back pattern.

By cutting the block the same height as needed there’s no need to cut out the waste with the band saw, it’s already close enough to just sand the wast away.

The pattern in this picture shows both the front and back heights of the bonnet and there’s about a 3/8 difference, so we need to set the angle of the disk sander to sand off this much of the front.

There not much of an angle but just enough to get it done, as we sand following the pattern the front will be sanded and the back top of the bonnet won’t be sanded, but the side will following the pattern we glued on.

Front view

Back view

Finished shape.

The first Ford Van blog is here.

I know some will say why show another one but I blog what I build so down the road I’ll be able to remember what I built and when, so if your not interested stop reading now. LOL

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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 06-09-2018 11:02 PM

hey this one will have a steering wheel …. excited to see how your gonna work a seat in …. LOOKS GOOD :<))
BOTH of them started out the same … I wanted to build something easy … LOL

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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htl

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#2 posted 06-09-2018 11:15 PM

I bought some steering wheels when I bought the High gear dozer plans from T&j so both my fords will have steering wheels now. LOL
I’m going to make a seat like for a milk truck where he can enter the front of the storage area.
It’s funny no one seemed to notice you couldn’t get in the back of the last truck. lol

GR8Hunter “I wanted to build something easy … LOL”

Well your on the wrong project for that right now!!! :-]

I just today brought the excavator in the house and my wife commented on how complicated it must have been to build.

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 06-09-2018 11:18 PM

BUT I am having fun tracks are drying :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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crowie

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#4 posted 06-10-2018 01:14 AM

Bruce, the sawdust hasn’t had time to clear nor the machinery cool down and you’re well into a new project.
Good looking Ford Truck, got my attention straight up.

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

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htl

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#5 posted 06-13-2018 02:01 AM

Gr8 when you said “… I wanted to build something easy … LOL” you were talking about what I said but when I first read you post I didn’t understand what you meant.
Some times I have to reread what you all are saying, I get it all mixed up in my head. LOL
Me and Mr. alzheimer’s and Mr. Arthritis are on a first name bases, they help or is it hinder me in the shop all day.

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