cable car

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Project by canadacooler posted 02-09-2008 03:09 AM 1885 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 02-09-2008 03:49 AM

wow! thats some mighty fine craftsmanship . well done

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#2 posted 02-09-2008 04:00 AM

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

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#3 posted 02-09-2008 04:07 AM

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

-- Todd

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#4 posted 02-09-2008 04:29 AM

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 02-09-2008 05:40 AM


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

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#6 posted 02-09-2008 06:24 AM

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 02-09-2008 11:21 AM

Nice. Incredible detail.

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#8 posted 02-09-2008 01:16 PM

Just fantastic… very nice piece.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#9 posted 02-09-2008 01:32 PM

Sweet! A really nice looking model, great work.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#10 posted 02-09-2008 07:51 PM

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 08-16-2010 11:24 AM

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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