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Model A Ford Pickup completed

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Model A Ford Pickup completedGood Afternoon and a Happy Mother's Day!Well, the Model A Ford Pickup is finished and the spoked wheels have their new home. It's been a lot of fun to build and, while there are some tedious items that need to be addressed, it has moved along well. This is my first foray into a non-painted vehicle build so I learned a lot from doing it.The finish for this project is a simple Watco Natural Oil finish and Johnson's Paste Wax final coat. Materials are white oak, red oak, walnut, reclaimed spruce (fenders), ash, some poplar for the trim items, and lastly, walnut veneer for trim highlights.The lights, hood ornament, and axels were turned from walnut and the spoke wheels, as posted in a earlier project, were made from ash and drilled using Bushmaster's wheel jig. I also added a spare wheel to the passenger side of the cab. Since there is not sufficient room between the fender and the tires to actually cut in a void for the spare tire to sit in, I just cut the appropriate angle on the spare and epoxied it to the fender, adding a dowel epoxied into the bonnet side. The final size is 5W x 5.5H x 14 L.The gallery shows the model's features from all view perspectives: 4 views of the truck body, one closeup of the cab interior, and a closer view of the spare tire add. The tufted leather bench seat is walnut and the tufting is done by cutting spaced grooves with a bandsaw and then sanding each rounded to give the effect desired. Steering wheel is turned walnut. The reason I went with the reclaimed spruce for the fenders is that is the stock I had that was thick enough to fabricate into the fenders. If I were to do this again, I would either locate 6/4 red oak or even walnut.Although I tagged this as a “toy”, I believe that it is truly not meant for rough play by young children. I did expoxy those areas that could be a bit more fragile if it is played with but generally speaking I think this is a bookshelf or desk decor item.Now, on to the '30 Ford Woody.Regards,
Dave



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Birthday mallet

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Birthday malletA birthday gift for my brother. He wanted something hefty.Osage orange, maple, walnut, tung oil.



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Slide Whistles

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Slide WhistlesThese are couple slide whistles I made for the great granddaughters. They are 1” diameter and 8” long and made from walnut and maple. They have a 1/2” bore and the slides have heads on the inside to keep them contained so they cannot get lost from the main body. They are finished with Danish oil and Behandla kitchen utensil finish and buffed and waxed. The Danish oil buffs up much better than the Behandlla. I found that they have changed the Behandla finish to be water based and it raised the grain a lot on the one finished with it.The old product was a whole lot better. I would not recommend it any more!Cheers, Jim



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