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Project by romansfivefive posted 12-14-2008 07:58 PM 2084 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made two of these panel vans for the Godfathers of my two boys. It is mostly maple, with some oak accents. The vans have pull out drawers in thier boxes to stash little things. I found some pics of these kinds of vans online and I thought they would be neat for a desk set. I am still waiting to find some decal sheets so I can personalize them, but I wanted to share the photos right away. This is my first attempt at building one of these with the intention of leaving the grain exposed. I usually paint the trucks so I don’t worry about the fit too much because I could always fill it with filler. |They are about 14 inches long and used store bought lights and wheels. I made everything else by looking for pics online and comparing them to some blueprints i found for model t cars.

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.





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#1 posted 12-14-2008 08:34 PM

Sweet!!

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#2 posted 12-14-2008 08:45 PM

Very nice gifts.They should love them.

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#3 posted 12-14-2008 09:49 PM

Mighty fine work, You have a gift, My friend. Also needed to say Have a blessed Holiday season

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#4 posted 12-16-2008 02:45 PM

Nice work.

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#5 posted 12-16-2008 02:52 PM

Well done!

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#6 posted 01-03-2009 06:14 PM

Are you looking for the print your own decals? If so look at a hoby shop for RC cars or Train (model railroad).

All in all very nice.

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#7 posted 01-21-2009 01:12 AM

Must of missed this one. Another great looking truck. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

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#8 posted 01-21-2009 05:57 AM

romansfivefive,
Really nice looking build! Those smaller projects with so many pieces are the hardest to keep fit of the pieces perfect. I like the inlayed strip down the middle of the top and on the hood. I hope both Godfathers were Ford men!-lol Again congratulations on a fine build, and thanks for sharing!

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#9 posted 06-11-2010 09:37 AM

Great job!

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#10 posted 06-11-2010 06:22 PM

Sool cool love it.

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#11 posted 12-19-2012 01:43 AM

My secret tool that I use in making the fit for smaller pieces and thinner pieces of wood is a trim cutter( http://www.battrims.com/product-catalog/category/tools/hand-tools/pvc-trim-cutters/ ) it leaves very clean cuts, has a built in angle guide and leaves a slight bevel that can be used to overlap other pieces slightly then sand them into a tight joint.

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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