Scratch built Model T

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Project by dansnow posted 05-10-2013 09:03 PM 1691 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A very good friend of mine asked me if I could make a Model T for his Fathers 90th Birthday as he used to drive one in his younger days. Didn’t want exact scale, but generally looks like. It’s a combination of Black Walnut, Red Oak, Poplar and Birch Ply.
I handmade everything but the wheels and the headlight lenses.
Wish I still had photos of the cab interior because it has the three pedals, ignition box, and the throttle and spark levers on the steering column.

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#1 posted 05-10-2013 09:20 PM

That is really a nice looking truck to make for someone. The hand crank is that added touch. I wonder how many memories it bring back. Looks like he loves it. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 05-10-2013 09:29 PM

I don’t know what looks better, the truck or the satisfaction on the guy’s face! Nice job, great gift!

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#3 posted 05-10-2013 09:35 PM

Your toys are wonderful! Very nicely built and appealing.

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#4 posted 05-10-2013 09:49 PM

I agree with you Stumpy – both the project and the Gentleman’s expression are both priceless.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 05-10-2013 10:09 PM

That smile from ear to ear tells me your very satisfied with the outcome! Looks great from here also.
Nice work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 05-10-2013 10:39 PM

Even from a distance I can see the detail on the wheels. Are the bumpers hard to cut in a curve and shape like that? looks great!

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#7 posted 05-10-2013 11:54 PM

Not at all. Sketched them out, cut with a scroll saw and finished on an oscillating spindle sander.

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#8 posted 05-11-2013 01:36 AM

This is wonderful Dan.

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#9 posted 05-11-2013 05:33 AM

Nicely done indeed!

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#10 posted 05-11-2013 05:36 AM

Is that an old Marconi radio I see in the background??

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#11 posted 05-11-2013 05:47 AM

Tihis 90 years old father again a young child ;)

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#12 posted 05-11-2013 03:53 PM

Smiles like that are the best payment!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 05-12-2013 05:08 AM

Very nice. Great build, I am sure it was well appreciated by the look on his face.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#14 posted 06-03-2013 11:56 PM

G’Day Dan,
Wow your scratch build looks great and I see the young bloke with all the birthday candles is also very appreciative.
Well done and top marks…..

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

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#15 posted 11-18-2013 05:32 PM

I love wood toys. Very nice! :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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