Toys and Joys 31 Caddy Roadster

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Project by Dave Clause posted 1175 days ago 2194 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1931 Cadillac roadster from a set of Toys and Joys plans. This was my first attempt at using large scale automotive commercial plans and was impressed at the their level of detail.

Upper body is walnut, lower body is oak. Radiator and top are maple, the trunk is maple with ebony straps. Seats are paduck. Striping on the hood and body sides as well as the wide whitewalls is holly.

Years ago Doug Kenny published plans for a jig to build spoked wheels. Even with the jig, spoked wheels are still a pain in the … well, you know what I mean.

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#1 posted 1175 days ago

very nice job

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#2 posted 1175 days ago

I second that emotion

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#3 posted 1175 days ago

Wow nice job.

-- What I can do with a piece of wood and mine or your imagination.

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#4 posted 1175 days ago

So it’s intarsia, no wait, it’s fine detail craftsmanship, or is it both? I’m picturing many hours spent sanding to get everything to fit so that you can’t see daylight between the pieces, super job!

-- I don't know what this is going to be like, but there's only one way to find out..........

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#5 posted 1175 days ago

Very well done.

The 31 Cad is one of my favorite T&J plans. You did it justice for sure.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 1174 days ago

Wow just love it

-- Per I

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#7 posted 1174 days ago

Out standing job. Great plans to work with.

-- Ray

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#8 posted 716 days ago

Incredible craftsmanship! Man, that’s a really cool wooden toy car!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#9 posted 479 days ago

Very good

-- Waleed Waheed

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