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Rod T

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Hi Everyone

Made a start on the Fabulous Fifties Cadillac on the weekend. 
I am doing this the same was as the recent '57 Chev with windscreens front and back. 

Here are the 2 centre pieces at 3/4 inch cut out with the roof cut off. 

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I then overlayed this plan on top of the side sections and traced the roof part onto it.
The side sections are supposed to be 3/4 inch thick, but I will do 1 with the roof on 1/4 inch and then one without the roof on 3/8 inch. 

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Here they are as individual pieces so you can see how it goes together. 

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Will do more this coming weekend.

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Rod T


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Hi Rod i like what you are doing with the fifties cars.
They are great. I will try your way for sure, as soon as i catch up on the ones i have going. Great work.

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Caddie looking good
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Hey Rod, what kind of wood is this?  looks incrediably smooth.  Did you sand this 
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Hi Papa Jack, it is Poplar. Not sure whether it is from the US or NZ. 
One of our big box stores is closing in Australia and they are selling everything off.
I have never seen or used poplar and was in the store to have a look around etc. 
Found the poplar and thought I would give it a go. It was 50% off the regular price.

It is fantastic for toys, quite light and soft so cuts and sands easily. 

The centre piece in the photo was sanded after gluing together, but the outside pieces are straight off the scrollsaw with just a quick sand to take the furry edge off the bottom of the cuts. 

Needless to say I went back to the store and bought some more. The price had dropped another 30% so that was a nice surprise. Might have to go back again this weekend, see if there is any left.

I haven't tried oiling it yet, I dare say it will suck up the oil quite a bit. 

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Rod T


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Man, Rod, that is lookin' good. I love the big fins. I liked there the gas cap is hidden, you flip down the driver side tail light. It was under there.

Can't wait until is done.

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I like it.  Good idea.  Can't wait to see it finished. 
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Looks great! I also paid a visit to said store last week and picked up some heavily discounted oak (shelf label said American but came up as Aussie on the receipt...who knows) Wanted to try some hardwood other than jarrah. After seeing this I'm going to go back again and pick up some poplar to try (hope they've still got some).
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Finished the Cadillac on the weekend.
Poplar for the lighter timber and Tassie Blackwood for the darker timber.
Exhaust pipes are pine as I had some left over 1/8 inch thick in this.
Finished with Orange Oil.

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Rod T


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another fine looking car Rod.

I like the looks of these models....

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Great design and love the wood.  Beautiful.  I like how you opened the windshield back further. 
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I wasn't quite sure how the front windscreen would look. I cut it as per the plan, but was debating whether I should redo it more forward. Thought it was going to look silly with the wide side pieces. But I think it ended up fine.
Thanks for your feedback Cindy, it was the one thing I wasn't sure about.

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Rod T
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