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Project by Toolmon posted 03-17-2017 09:55 PM 879 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Restoration Project -1:6 Scale “Doctor’s Buggy” Circa 1890 – This vintage piece of Americana arrived in our shop with all 12 wooden spokes broken and in need of replacement. During the course of this restoration, I learned more of the art and craft of the wainwright than I ever knew before. In the final analysis, the customer was delighted with the outcome, and all turned out well. Any thought and/or comments are appreciated.





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papadan

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#1 posted 03-17-2017 11:36 PM

Nice job on the wheel. I love working on antiques like that.

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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#2 posted 03-17-2017 11:41 PM

Great restoration job.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 03-17-2017 11:48 PM

Excellent work, I’m working on a similar project. did you use poplar for the spokes?

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#4 posted 03-18-2017 01:19 AM

Amazing work….

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#5 posted 03-18-2017 12:21 PM

I love to build model wagons. And this is a nice one for sure. I like the 1/6th scale too.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Toolmon

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#6 posted 03-18-2017 12:56 PM



Excellent work, I m working on a similar project. did you use poplar for the spokes?

- Carl7766

I used 38” Birch dowels, and shaved/sanded them down from there.

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Toolmon

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#7 posted 03-18-2017 12:57 PM



Nice job on the wheel. I love working on antiques like that.

- papadan

Thanks!

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#8 posted 03-18-2017 08:50 PM

This is a nice buggy and you did a fine restoration on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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hookfoot

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#9 posted 03-18-2017 11:58 PM

Beautiful restoration.

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#10 posted 03-19-2017 03:07 AM

Nice work. Looks like you got the spokes in without taking the tire off?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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bushmaster

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#11 posted 03-19-2017 03:58 AM

Nice to see something like this brought back to life. Visual history is the best. Fantastic work.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Toolmon

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#12 posted 03-20-2017 01:16 PM



This is a nice buggy and you did a fine restoration on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


Thanks!

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Toolmon

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#13 posted 03-20-2017 01:17 PM



Nice work. Looks like you got the spokes in without taking the tire off?

- TopamaxSurvivor


Bit of a challenge…but thanks1

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Toolmon

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#14 posted 03-20-2017 01:17 PM



This is a nice buggy and you did a fine restoration on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


Thanks!

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