|Project by rilanda||posted 07-19-2012 08:02 PM||1663 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
Made from a picture of a vintage vehicle seen on the web, a little artistic license has been used to determine details that could not be seen. Made from a wide variety of soft and hardwoods, needless to say most of them would have finished in the wood burner but with timber I am a miserly old skinflint and will waste nothing; the pieces found there way into bit bag and were saved for just this sort of project. The van measures about 9” (225mm) long; 4” (102mm) wide & high. Almost completely made by hand using a wide variety of tools and a home produced disc sander. Glued together using a combination of Cynoacrylate & PVA. the decals were produced on my own computer, glued into position with PVA before being sealed with a clear acrylic Lacquer. The hinges to the rear doors are simple pivots made from brass wire, the canopy supports, rear step supports and crank handle are all made from brass wire. The wheel are composite using two different species of timber.
The four Photos are self explanatory the 5th picture is my drawing and the 6th is the same drawing that has been rendered all produced on my computer. Working drawings to full size details were produced as was a comprehensive cutting list, listing the 38 different items in detail. The project final finish was obtained using a 320 grit silicone carbide paper, a coat of cellulose sander sealer applied, then after rubbing down 2 coats of acrylic lacquer was applied. Although I didn’t keep a record of how long it took me (never do) i would estimate it took me about 30 – 40 hrs.
-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.