cable car

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Project by canadacooler posted 2394 days ago 1434 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I have said in one of my other posts, I find building models very relaxing and a nice change from other projects. I built this Sanfran cable car in the summer of 2007. I really like streetcars and have lots of pics of them so i drew up the plans for this one and built it. Its made using walnut and maple, the wheels i buy from a supplier. The track I make. The project took about 2 months to complete. I used a oil based varnish and used a biel buffing system to finish it, with models you have to finish the pieces before you glue them together, they are too fragile and also its not really possible to put a finish on when its all together, there are just too many little pieces sticking out.

-- islandworkshop

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#1 posted 2394 days ago

wow! thats some mighty fine craftsmanship . well done

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#2 posted 2394 days ago

You did a fantastic job on this. Great craftsmanship!
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#3 posted 2394 days ago

very very nice What is the size of the cable car?

-- Todd

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#4 posted 2394 days ago

The piece is gorgeous. I admire your patience and perseverance. Two months on a single project and dealing with such tiny parts speaks volumes for your patience and craftmanship.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 2394 days ago


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

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#6 posted 2394 days ago

Great looking little car! The track is cool also.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 2394 days ago

Nice. Incredible detail.

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#8 posted 2394 days ago

Just fantastic… very nice piece.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#9 posted 2394 days ago

Sweet! A really nice looking model, great work.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#10 posted 2393 days ago

Hi Todd thanks for you comment the size is 17” long 7 1\2” tall and 4 1\2” wide

-- islandworkshop

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#11 posted 1475 days ago

That’s a beautiful model. It must have taken a lot of patience to build that. Great work.

-- 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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