|Project by Don||posted 01-01-2007 04:09 AM||3573 views||9 times favorited||21 comments|
Well, they say that most woodworking involves making boxes. So…
As I have always loved vintage cars, but alas, cannot afford to purchase or restore one, I made these from wood. These are little boxes on wheels.
The toy truck is a model of a 1930’s Australian Ford Ute. ‘Ute’ is an Australian contraction for Utility Truck. The American term ‘pick-up’ is not used in Oz other than to refer what guys try to do at the pub when they see an attractive ‘Sheila’.
The dark timber is Jarrah, and the light is Mountain Ash except for the engine cover which is pine. The finish is a spray varnish. This was a Christmas gift for my Canadian grandson who lives in Vancouver.
The other model is a 1930 Cadillac La-Salle Roadster. I made this from plans purchased from from Lee valley. The wood is leftover scrap from recent projects. I interpreted the plans with a little more detail after researching this model on the Net. The wood is Mountain Ash with a little Jarrah trim. The last picture is of the real thing.
The Cadillac went to one of my Aussie grandsons.
In both cases, the wheels are purchased. Everything else is hand crafted. These are not kits, but I did work from purchased plans.
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/