Model T - Tin Lizzy - Flivver

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Project by Underdog posted 09-11-2016 07:25 PM 674 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Model T toy car. This is the first project in The Great All-American Wooden Toy Book. This is a classic project based on a classic car.
I turned all the round parts out of Walnut instead of using hole saws. The trunk and engine are of Alder, and the rest is Maple.
It was a fun project that got interrupted several times by dire events out of my control. (See previous project) So it took several weeks to get back to it after it was almost completed.
There’ll be a few more of these as I’ve cut several sets of parts out. Hopefully it’s the first of several projects in this book. Certainly have to make the Pickup and the Tanker based on this same design.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#1 posted 09-11-2016 10:11 PM

I don’t see any TIN on this beautiful wooden old time car!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#2 posted 09-11-2016 10:31 PM

Way cute and love the wood choices plus the dowels at the fender base

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

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#3 posted 09-11-2016 11:14 PM

Great looking Tin Lizzy! I like the wood combo and the overall character of it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 09-12-2016 12:54 AM

NICELY completed!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#5 posted 09-12-2016 03:28 AM

This is really cute. Nice job. Lucky kid … or was that for you? lol

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 09-12-2016 03:38 AM

cute …the first word I thought of ….... I love the tailpipe …... GREAT JOB


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#7 posted 09-12-2016 02:30 PM

That is a great looking toy. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 09-13-2016 05:23 AM

That is just so cute. Well done

-- Peter New Zealand

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#9 posted 09-13-2016 09:27 AM

Very clean lines and love the extras….top job “underdog”!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#10 posted 09-13-2016 05:19 PM

Although it can’t compete with sofisticated wooden cars, trucks and other heavy maschines, it is extra adorable and cute. Sure it would be a challenge for me to make it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 09-13-2016 07:33 PM

This is really cute. Nice job. Lucky kid … or was that for you? lol

- tyvekboy

Thanks all!
Yep, this is pretty “cartoony cute” isn’t it?

I didn’t have anyone in mind when I started these, so I suppose it’s just for the big kid in me. My wife WAS rather amused as I putt-putted it across the carpet last night.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#12 posted 09-15-2016 01:36 AM

real nice looking, you did yourself proud, thanks for sharing,

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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