|Project by crowie||posted 03-15-2013 11:54 PM||1114 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
“Tin Lizzie” A “Model T Ford” from Norm Marshall Book.
I’m wasn’t overly happy with my timber choices which I’ve used in this one, but it was a first attempt at this toy.
Oregon for cabin, Meranti for mudguards, Pacific Maple for the trunk, Merbau for the engine, Radiata Pine for body..
My grandson told me it’s “Miss Lizzie” from “Cars” the movie, so he’ll be happy to play with it; must look okay then.
I have been advised to use “hardwood” for the wheels as they cut cleaner, clearer and have less tear outs.
The colour and grain ends up looking heaps better too.
I must confess that for this project a very kind friend cut me a set of wheels with his “profiled wheel cutters” and cleaned them up on his lathe.
I have now purchased a set of the wheel cutting profiling cutters [40mm, 50mm & 60mm dia wheels].
The finish is just pressure pack clear lacquer, 5 coats.
It’s had lots of play and no breakages.
Cheers from On Top DownUnder, crowie
-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie