1929 Ford Van

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Project by htl posted 04-20-2018 12:58 AM 1138 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I Ebonized the project to hide the green poplar it was made with, came out a little dark but not to bad.
The fenders and rims are maple so came out a little blacker which works out nicely.
The only thing I don’t like about ebonizing is it being water based it raises the grain so have to sand after the treatment.
Been out in the shop building a bird house and didn’t notice the saw dust on it till later but you all get the idea.
I really like building these 3&4 day projects fast and fun and since I don’t have that much invested not that hard to give them away as gifts.

The spoke wheels aren’t perfect but not to bad for a first try.

Cutting out the fenders is always interesting.

And here's the blog.

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#1 posted 04-20-2018 01:21 AM

That’s just out delightful!

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#2 posted 04-20-2018 01:32 AM

I think you did a great job!

Toy making lets you play with the new toys FIRST!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 04-20-2018 01:44 AM

I think you did a great job!

Toy making lets you play with the new toys FIRST!

- ralbuck

You know I have to test them, can’t let it go with out a good test drive!!! ;-]

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#4 posted 04-20-2018 02:08 AM

Good job on that

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 04-20-2018 02:44 AM

Nice modeling, great wheels as always.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 04-20-2018 03:20 AM

Good work congratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 04-20-2018 06:05 AM

Pretty nice old lady. Nice work on parts too. I like to see various soluitons to make so small pieces.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 04-20-2018 06:22 AM

So cute and nice made car, but where is the steering wheel?


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#9 posted 04-20-2018 10:06 AM

Great looking Ford

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 04-20-2018 10:08 AM

I like the look htl. Ebonizing it and having dust on it gave it an antique look like it was made many many years ago.
Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 04-20-2018 05:40 PM

Now this one I really like! This is the one for me to try I think. Wonderful job and thanks for the inspiration!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#12 posted 04-20-2018 05:42 PM

Dutchy I have to give you guy’s sometime to gripe about. :-}
I really haven’t found or made one good enough so far.

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#13 posted 04-21-2018 05:00 AM

Nicely done! Makes me want to give toy making a try. If you don’t mind me asking where do you get your plans for all of you projects? Looking back I REALLY love your Wood Burner Train.

-- Bob - Berkshire, NY

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#14 posted 04-22-2018 02:25 AM

Very nice vehicle

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#15 posted 04-22-2018 04:25 AM

Toys and Joys for the truck and wood burner train and Gatto for my big Reading train.

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