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Project by snoman1973 posted 10-12-2013 08:36 AM 1068 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this piece as an automotive art project / toy so that it could be played with or just put on a shelf or mantle. The body is black walnut 3/4 inch thick cut out on the scroll saw with a #9 reverse cut skip tooth blade.
Originally I was going to paint on the flames but my shaky painting skills made me decide to scroll them in and give the toy a see through look. The tires and wheels are painted by hand and are actually wood under all that :)

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....





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AlBCuttnWud

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#1 posted 10-12-2013 12:03 PM

Looks good to me, nice job.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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dansnow

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#2 posted 10-12-2013 12:15 PM

Taught the kid what little I knew, and now he’s better ‘n me!!

Good job Erik!

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts

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exelectrician

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#3 posted 10-12-2013 06:01 PM

Very stylish and well made, thanks for the idea!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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snoman1973

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#4 posted 10-12-2013 07:15 PM

Thank you guys I really appreciate it :)

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....

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Cliff

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#5 posted 10-12-2013 11:40 PM

Really good job. There are young children in our family, so your very well made Hot Rod has given me ideas.

I will mark this as a favourite for my future reference.

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia

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#6 posted 10-16-2013 01:24 PM

Very cool toy! Great idea, like the scroll sawed flames and the walnut. Great job!

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crowie

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#7 posted 10-22-2013 09:41 AM

G’day “snoman”,
My goodness me, what an awesome hot rod….love the white walls and the flames are tops…
Excellent scrollsaw work…

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

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