Streetcar anyone?

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Project by canadacooler posted 11-06-2007 05:37 AM 2194 views 1 time favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sometimes I get tired of building furn so for a change of pace I build wood toys, well there not toys really because they are much to fragile for kids. I have always liked street cars and trains so thats what i usually build for the wood models, you can buy plans to build toys and I have done that for a some of them but this street car is not to scale, I just built it using a small plastic one i have. This one is built from maple and walnut and is about 20” long and 7” tall, it took aprox 100 hours or so to build.

-- islandworkshop

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 11-06-2007 05:46 AM

Holy Cow! You are good!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 11-06-2007 06:34 AM

Hey Todd thankyou very much

-- islandworkshop

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#3 posted 11-06-2007 06:36 AM

Thanks Ebanista I have pics of those streetcars too I love them

-- islandworkshop

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#4 posted 11-06-2007 06:37 AM

Great looking model. Something to be proud of making.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#5 posted 11-06-2007 11:27 AM

That is a really beautiful model. Excellent work!

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#6 posted 11-06-2007 12:41 PM

Beautiful streetcar – you do really nice work. Bet it requires a LOT of patience and really good eyesight.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 11-06-2007 12:56 PM

the details!! well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#8 posted 11-06-2007 01:33 PM

WOW, a 100 hours to build it, that must be a labor of love :) Defiantly not a toy, very nice to look at.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#9 posted 11-06-2007 01:34 PM

Excellent workmanship! Impressive to say the least. You have every right to feel pretty proud of this accomplishment.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#10 posted 11-06-2007 02:24 PM

That is really well done. Love the choices or wood.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 11-06-2007 02:44 PM

Nice job bring back memories of the ones we had here in Edmonton for so many years.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#12 posted 11-06-2007 04:06 PM

Excellent! Looks so real and the wood contrast is great!

-- Spread love with our work

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#13 posted 11-06-2007 04:49 PM

Fantastic! Now slap some dark green paint on it, and it will look just like one of our New Orleans streetcars.

Desire Streetcar

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 11-06-2007 11:36 PM

Now that took a lot of patience and skill to build. Great job!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#15 posted 11-07-2007 12:07 AM

I searched all the previous posts for the word ‘desire’ before I used it it a punny way & finally spotted it hidden in Charlie’s photograph! That’s one heck of a lovely model.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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