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Project by KnotCurser posted 1559 days ago 1819 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 1559 days ago

Really very nice & cute.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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hunter71

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#2 posted 1559 days ago

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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Dudley

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#3 posted 1559 days ago

That’s a real beauty KC. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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Loucarb

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#4 posted 1559 days ago

Great gift.

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John Gray

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#5 posted 1559 days ago

COOL!!!

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

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toyguy

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#6 posted 1559 days ago

Love these little toys / models.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 1558 days ago

cute
Dennis

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 462 days ago

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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