vw beetle

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Project by bobman58 posted 05-30-2012 04:45 PM 4913 views 4 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi heres the vw beetle from gatto the wood i used is beech walnut and sapele finished with a satin varnish thanks for looking

-- robert dignam

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Ryan Haasen

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#1 posted 05-30-2012 05:17 PM

Very nice, I like what you did with the grain on the hood.

-- Ryan

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#2 posted 05-30-2012 05:22 PM

It looks stunning. This is a work of art.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#3 posted 05-30-2012 05:32 PM

Really nice VW. The detail on the trunk, wheels and hood are outstanding. Did you use a pattern or design it yourself and perhaps be willing to provide a pattern? I have a large collection of toy bugs (real ones too) and this “wood” be a great addition. Also a Baja and GHIA! Great work and wood choice!

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#4 posted 05-30-2012 06:07 PM

hi everyone thanks for the comments woodpezzer i got the plans from

-- robert dignam

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wild bill franklin

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#5 posted 05-30-2012 06:10 PM

Bob, you have got it going on !! Super nice job as aways …....SEMPER -FI…..

-- wild bill, Stapleton, Al

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#6 posted 05-30-2012 06:25 PM

The use of differing coloured woods is quite nice. I really like these wooden toy. They always bring a smile to my face.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 05-30-2012 08:07 PM

We used to drive them. Last one got run into year ago….....
You did nice job…..looks as cool as real ones.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 05-30-2012 08:18 PM

Super nice job on that beetle. I had two of them!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 05-30-2012 08:21 PM

beatifuly done

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#10 posted 05-30-2012 10:05 PM

Great job, Im going to have to check out those plans.

-- Ray

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#11 posted 05-30-2012 10:08 PM

Nice job Bob I have that plan, but never got around to building it. maybe now. Any surpises in the plan.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#12 posted 05-30-2012 10:09 PM

That is one sweet bug!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 05-30-2012 10:14 PM

thanks chuck the plan is pretty straight forward the only problem i had was getting the roof the right shape

-- robert dignam

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#14 posted 05-30-2012 11:50 PM

Thanks for the plan info.. ordered! My husband restored a 48 Willy’s so I had to get two plans – a bug and a Jeep. The curves look problematic –for me—but I’ll give it a whirl. You did such a fantastic job on yours. Thanks again :)

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#15 posted 05-31-2012 01:22 AM

Very nice – I have always wanted to do one of these (any model of car) but never have I even tried.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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