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The Bus to Cornith

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Project by poospleasures posted 06-16-2016 12:11 PM 714 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a very different project for me. Made this replica for my DNL as a gift for her author who wrote the book titled as post title says. The author rode a bus just like this to Cornith, Greece to research the book. Enough history. This was copied from a live picture. There is a lot of tools and techniques involved. Base was a block of cedar (soft and easy to tool) about 15”X 6”X 6” so after tooling and painting was done it was cut to 1 1/4” thick. In the thumbnail you can see all the door openings and body lines and joints.

Next window & w/shield openings were routed to about 1/8” deep and I cut small pieces of mirror to act as the glass.

Wood tires and wheels are one piece, painted and do have tread design. The white walls were tough, cut an appropriate sized hole in 2’’ blue tape and sprayed white. The domed hubcaps are buttons sprayed silver. Head light is a chrome finish washer w/a white thumbtack for the lens.

The display frame is very simple as to not take away from the bus. Backing is burlap and surround is painted popular. It is made to set or to hang. Some things on this project were a real PITA but over all was very fun.

Sorry about this bad picture.
Thanks for taking time to look and read this story.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-16-2016 12:46 PM

Real nice replication of the bus, Vernon!! Great gift!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 06-16-2016 03:53 PM

OK – the wood work is as usual very nice BUT the detail work, wheels, tires, headlight etc take more imagination and pre-thought than I can fathom
Great job Vernon

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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htl

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#3 posted 06-16-2016 09:03 PM

Now that’s one really cool project.
And very nicely done too!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#4 posted 06-17-2016 01:18 AM

Surely a very satisfying project. Good Work!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 06-17-2016 03:48 AM

NEAT! I like the inset way of displaying it!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#6 posted 06-17-2016 06:19 AM

Absolutely awesome project. This WW van has nice colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 06-18-2016 11:23 AM

That is super cool Vernon.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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poospleasures

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#8 posted 06-24-2016 11:21 AM

Thanks to you all for your comments. Looking back at all the years of making stuff I wish I had lLumberjocks to keep track.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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