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Project by jim65 posted 11-21-2015 07:06 PM 1739 views 4 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Model T made for my 4 year old son from the great book of wooden toys. The first in the series, cherry, mahogany, maple. Finished with mineral oil. These are fun projects to work on, they are about 20cm long and 18cm high. I cut all the parts for the pickup, the tanker and another model T as per Henry Ford production planning but sanding all the parts kind of blew the assembly line build. Too few hours available in the shop to crank em out. Thanks for looking!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy





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WoodNSawdust

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#1 posted 11-21-2015 07:18 PM

Good looking Model T.

You mentioned a book of wooden toys, which book is it?

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#2 posted 11-21-2015 07:25 PM

really nice!

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jim65

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#3 posted 11-21-2015 07:30 PM

Thanks WoodnSawdust – The Book is called “the great book of wooden toys by Norm Marshall and Bill Jones” published by American Woodworker. Great, kid friendly toys, robust enough for a 4 year old but they also look good.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#4 posted 11-21-2015 09:18 PM

Bravo Jim, you did a good job.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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htl

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#5 posted 11-21-2015 09:19 PM

Nicely done and great photos to go with it!!!

I have the book they published in 1986 and have made many of his toys.
I’ve built
crane
truck and flat bed
steam roller
road grader
plane
sternwheeler my favorite.
And as you say the sanding takes a lot a work but the more you put in to it the nicer they turn out.

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#6 posted 11-21-2015 09:33 PM

Looks good Jim! Your son will be glad with it.

Yours is prettier than:

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#7 posted 11-22-2015 03:14 AM

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#8 posted 11-22-2015 03:32 AM

A cute little car,more head turning than the modern ones.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 11-22-2015 06:52 AM

Great work!

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#10 posted 11-22-2015 09:26 AM

Great looking car…I’m sure it will be played with for years

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#11 posted 11-22-2015 02:24 PM

Very nice, Jim. I’ve wanted to try this for years!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#12 posted 11-22-2015 03:24 PM

Thanks everyone!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#13 posted 11-22-2015 04:56 PM

Cute little car. Reminds me of one I built 40 years ago.

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#14 posted 11-22-2015 05:51 PM

Great job! What 4 year old wouldn’t want one of those?

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#15 posted 11-22-2015 05:53 PM

NICE—I like that you made the wheels too!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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