Amazing Sight, Mahogany Rolls Royce

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Project by Moffett77 posted 03-05-2010 10:57 AM 10920 views 67 times favorited 67 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For the past three years my father and I have made the wooden trophy bases for the St. Michaels Concours De Elegance, a classic car show in St. Michaels MD, and each year we attend the show. This Rolls Royce was a 20 year project for the owner and the craftsmen. I think this just goes to show that the possibilities are endless when wood gets into gifted hands. I go back and forth on this when I look at these pictures, sometimes it inspires me to learn and try to get better and others it makes you wonder how someone could accomplish something so spectacular.

I hope it provides some inspiration for you!


-- Moffett, Sacramento CA

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#2 posted 03-05-2010 11:36 AM

Now that is some woodworking!!! WOW

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#3 posted 03-05-2010 11:44 AM

I would have loved to have seen it in person, wow!

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#4 posted 03-05-2010 12:19 PM

That is the most amazing car I have ever seen. Awesome. I dread to think how much it cost to make.

-- Ollie, UK.

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#5 posted 03-05-2010 12:32 PM

I’m quitting woodworking…

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#6 posted 03-05-2010 12:42 PM


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#7 posted 03-05-2010 12:46 PM

This tops that splinter car I think. Those fenders must have months of work in them.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#8 posted 03-05-2010 01:02 PM

Unbeleivable Talent!

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#9 posted 03-05-2010 02:29 PM

Thanks for showing this…............ Unbelievable craftsmanship…....... Sure puts my little toys to shame !

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#10 posted 03-05-2010 02:38 PM

I hadn’t heard of this car before . It is a showcase for woodworking talent , artistic ability , and it is just down right cool ! That is quite a commitment to your project !

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#11 posted 03-05-2010 02:49 PM


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#12 posted 03-05-2010 03:13 PM

Now that redefines “COOL!” Mahogany has always been my favorite wood. The work in this car is ridiculous. Amazing craftsmanship. Have any of you seen this one It was featured in an article in either Popular Woodworking, or it may have been American Woodworker, several months back. Both are incredible. I have to say that personally, I prefer this Rolls.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#13 posted 03-05-2010 03:15 PM

Extremely beautiful work !!!

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#14 posted 03-05-2010 03:34 PM

what a beautiful shine on that car…

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#15 posted 03-05-2010 03:48 PM

this sure re-defines picnics ,
probably learn polo ,
just for a chance to sit in it !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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