28 Chev pick-up model

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Project by Dykie posted 07-20-2017 02:45 PM 1140 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, I am new to this platform and reside in South Africa. A knife maker by hobby, but have lately found the pleasure of working with wood. My second project is this attempt at a model of a 28 Chev pick up. Had great fun with the spoke wheels, next time will be better. Literally used off cut pieces of wood, left overs from knife handles. Includes: Rose wood, Black Ivory, Tamboti, Oak, Teak, Kiaat and Maranti.

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#1 posted 07-20-2017 03:19 PM

That front mask looks so authentic. Fantastic car!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 07-20-2017 03:57 PM

Very well done

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#3 posted 07-20-2017 04:05 PM

This is a very nice model. 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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#4 posted 07-20-2017 04:18 PM

looks great, love that the doors open

-- Sean

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#5 posted 07-20-2017 05:05 PM

Hi SA Dykie... Welcome aboard.

Great job of the Chev and even more brownie points for being your second build (where’s the first???).
Like South’y’ mentioned above, love the opening doors… Sure beats “Dukes of Hazzarding” through the windows.

The grill is also an interesting take… good interesting!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 07-20-2017 07:01 PM

A real beauty.


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#7 posted 07-20-2017 07:07 PM

Thanks all, love your comments, much appreciated. Will post the first project in the near future. To me what made this project so exciting was when I applied the oil and the grain jumped out at me.

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#8 posted 07-20-2017 11:12 PM

Great project and nicely done.
Ain’t it cool how the wood just comes alive when you add the oil finish.
Need to add how nice your wheels turned out for a first try.
If you haven’t checked it out there’s tons a how2’s around here for inspiration for your next build.

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

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#9 posted 07-21-2017 12:19 AM

Great job, well done. I like that dark coloured timber

-- Peter New Zealand

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#10 posted 07-21-2017 01:04 AM

Super good job.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 07-21-2017 02:24 AM

... so exciting was when I applied the oil and the grain jumped out at me...

- Dykie

Unashamedly concur… The 2nd. most pleasurable experience on this earth, just behind opening a cheap cask of vino (and drinking it of course)... is… watching timber POP!... and like me, don’t forget to duck...

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#12 posted 07-21-2017 04:33 AM

Very nice! welcome aboard LJ’s

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#13 posted 07-21-2017 06:40 AM

Dykie, excellent job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 07-21-2017 09:12 AM

Like some of those that have commented I am also a model/toy maker and appreciate the work that goes into something like this and as a second project you have done really well and hopefully will see more on these lines.
Also as some have said the woods really go well together and stand out(POP) after the finish is applied
How big is it

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#15 posted 07-21-2017 01:35 PM

love that doors open ….like the stripe down center …..very cool looking model ….GREAT JOB :<))...... GRATZ TOP 3 …... Welcome 2 LJ’s


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