|Project by Dave Clause||posted 06-11-2011 04:42 AM||1481 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
I was reading my latest issue of Fine Woodworking and came across a great article by Doug Kenney entitled “Building an Aherns-Fox Fire Engine. I clipped the article and filed it away as something I was going to build as soon as I had the time. Well, 23 years later, I finally got it built.
The fire engine is made mainly of bloodwood on an oak chassis. Maple, walnut, cherry and ash are the accent woods. Brass rod, brass tube, and braided nylon rope were used to make the hoses.
One advantage of waiting 23 years to build the Ahrens-Fox is the 100’s of reference photos that are available on the internet that weren’t available in the late 80’s. It gave me the opportunity to build the project without making a clone of Mr. Kenney’s work.