"Model "T" Ford Ute - Norm Marshall Style with an Aussie look….

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Project by crowie posted 03-18-2013 05:58 AM 2100 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Model “T” Ford Ute – Norm Marshall Style with an Aussie look….
G’Day All, I was asked to make Norm Marshall Style “Model T Ford” as a gift.
I was asked to use some “recycled hardwood”, old telegraph poles to be exact.
The bloke the ute is for, I think, recycles the old telegraph poles [electricity power poles]; both the old, old ones and the treated ones.
I believe they sell the re-sawn timber for flooring, decks, post, etc.
They were difficult to mill to size on the thicknesser; the blades went off very quickly on the old very hard Australian timber.
I was thinking about the request for the “Model T Ford” & the timber request and thought a “ute” would be the better way to show off the grain & colours in the timber.
I then had to design the sides & the mudguards to suit.
I also had to buy & fill a long split with clear resin to strengthen the base on the ute bed.
The base, the mudguards, the axle supports are all “recycled timber – telegraph pole”.
I used a recycled oregon post for the cabin and added a veneer of cypress pine on its back.
The engine block is spotted gum.
The ute sides are oregon & the headboard cypress pine.
The wheels were cut with a wheel profile cutter using cypress pine flooring.

It has many coats of clear gloss and was well received.
Cheers from On Top DownUnder, crowie

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#1 posted 03-18-2013 09:32 PM

The wood selection is nice! It looks good and the contrasting of colors is pleasant!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#3 posted 03-21-2013 01:43 PM

Love it! Great attention to details and great wood combo. Awesome wooden toy!

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