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Project by KnotCurser posted 01-12-2010 01:56 PM 1879 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Created this project as an Xmas 2008 gift for a good friend. His main hobby is refinishing / improving his actual 1908 Ford Model T, which I also helped rebuild the wooden frame of (pics and project to be posted later to LJ).

I found some plans in a book for a Toy Model T and fired up the scrollsaw!

The entire car is made from poplar and lightly sprayed with a poly sealer.

The only moving parts on the car is the wheels, which do roll rather nicely. The fenders were the main challenge as they are really brittle – broke three of them before I got two good ones!

This was one of those projects where it all is worth it once you see the reaction on the face of the person you give it to – priceless! To see a man in his 50’s get all choked up is a great thing. :-)

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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woodworm

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#1 posted 01-12-2010 02:09 PM

Really very nice & cute.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 01-12-2010 02:13 PM

Neat project. And the best part it is NOT a kit. I am sure your friend will love it.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 01-12-2010 03:34 PM

That’s a real beauty KC. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#4 posted 01-12-2010 05:22 PM

Great gift.

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#5 posted 01-12-2010 10:03 PM

COOL!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#6 posted 01-12-2010 11:02 PM

Love these little toys / models.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 01-13-2010 10:49 PM

cute
Dennis

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#8 posted 01-13-2013 11:31 AM

That is a really neat wee car
I can see why he got choked up

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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