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Bucko

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I've made my version of the 57 Corvette Roadster from toymakingplans.com. The woods used are Spruce,Cherry and a piece of Oak for the Windshield. When I make this car again the only change I'd make is to put more of a curve into the front of the windshield but overall the plan is great. The Spruce was a first for me and I enjoyed working with it quite alot. Enjoy my pics and also enjoy your day.

Scroll Saw Magic 1957 Corvette Roadster

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Nice job!!!!  Love the wood combination!
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Nice contrast of wood ,and grain direction is good too . A nice model . Douglas 
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Bucko - Great looking corvette and I really like how you made the centre section out of 5 pieces of wood giving it the racing stripe look. Nice inlay on the sides as well as the door.
   So, did you brush on the Poly, do a little sanding and brush on some more. Many old timers like myself like to thin the Poly to a 17% solution, apply the Poly, let it soak in, raise the grain, sand and then apply full strength. I use this method a lot for furniture, never really tried it on any of our plan sets yet.
   I see you've been to Rockler, good use of their pucks and standoffs, they work really great. I guess my hot melt glue and nail trick would be pretty hard to use on this model, unless the nail was a 1 foot long spike, just kidding my friend.
Thanks for posting.

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Bucko

You are the man.  Very nice job.
I love the contrasting woods, makes the front look awesome.
Did you stack cut the center of the car out?  You really have a great match on the center 5 pieces.

I like what you have done here.
We get to see the finished product soon I hope.

Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks so much for the replies, On Udie's question[s], yes it was brushed on using the inexpensive harbor Freight .59 cent 1" brush. A store opened up 7 miles from me and I like those throw away brushes, I used steel wool after the 1st coat of 4 coats to remove a raised roughness. The Rockler cookies are great and I got them last year at 66% off for a complete set of 8 with pyramids and long and short extensions for approx $ 33.00.   Yes Ken I stacked and glued the complete middle section and cut on a small bandsaw with the 1/4" wide blade which worked great. The car is done and if I listen close I'm sure I hear a Ciccarelli Gran Prix car coming down the road.
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