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Ken Martin

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Hi Friends

I wanted to let you know I experimented with the 1957 Corvette Roadster yesterday on a test build.
I am excited about it, because it was fun and easy to build, and made for a real heavy solid toy, I think will be great for kids that play tough with their toys.
 
Photos below are just quick shots, and I will take better photos later when I have a good product.
 
Changes:
I wanted to stack cut the parts so I changed the middle three part 2's to 1/2" instead of the 3/4" the plan called for.  Also, I added the wind shield part 3 to the part 2 and cut them all out together.  This made for only two cuts and done.
When we want to paint the cars we will cut the wind shield off the car, paint it and then attach it back, that way we will have a nice matching cut line.
 
I am hoping to cut and paint several of the cars today, just to see how this plan looks painted.  Looking forward to working on the other Corvette sets.
DSC06281_mini.JPG  Note:  I did get some burn marks on the outside fender parts.  Going to fast I think.
DSC06282_mini.JPG  I realized later, if I am going to change the body parts, I could have cut them out of 1 1-1/2" piece instead of 3 1/2" pieces.  That is the way it goes at the FuzzyDuck Shop, I do first and think and fix later.
DSC06283_mini.JPG   On the test model I just glued the steering wheel to the dash.  On the next ones I will drill a hole to mount the peg to the dash, which should make these parts stronger.
   Like I said above, this is a quick easy build and I think it will be a great seller.  It is cool because we can add the other sets to this one and it will make a great display at Craft Shows.
Nice plan set John and Cynthia.
This was finished with just the beeswax/Mineral Oil Paste Wax.
Let me know what you think.  Thanks


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Very nice Ken, I'm figuring on picking up this download on the current sale. Thanks for the info on your build, I was thinking of making the center 3 pcs solid and cutting with my scroll  blade on the small bandsaw.
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Hi Ken , I can see the potential .... looks good .[thumb]
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Bucko and Douglas
   Bucko if you keep the center piece as is you might want to cut the part on the band saw because it will be 2-1/4" right?
Build Note: When cutting the center the bottom piece below the seat is very thin and not very strong until you glue the fenders on.
I almost broke it when sanding.
If you use a 1-1/2" thick piece for the center, it would not be hard to cut on the Scroll Saw.

Douglas  thanks for the nice words.  I think this will be a great set, when you add the potential of the other two set of the Corvette.  Will give us a lot of options I think.
With all three, and having some plain wood and some painted, and the different mods, it should look great on the craft show tables.
Thanks Again Guys

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Ken, looks great and thanks for the modifications.  this is a very easy build and I anticipate it should be a big seller at shows.   I can't wait to make one now. 
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Ken - Got nothing to do, the plans were just released a couple days ago and here they are on the Forum.
   They look great, even with the width mods you did. You mentioned that you may do the centre section from solid - great idea, that will allow you to used any colourful wood to accent the inner body of the car and use another colour for the outside fenders - again, good idea.
    Cuts for the doors, how did you do those - Xacto blade, scroll saw, band saw or other?
I'm sure the members would like to know because that is a great look.


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Thank all for the nice words about this 1st build.
We hope to do better when building the ones that will be going to customers.

Udie:
We cut the doors with the Scroll Saw.  Almost did a good job, just missed one cut a little bit.

I do want to experiment with 4 sections in the middle when painting, so we can have a wider strip.
The reason I say 4 is I can stack cut 2 and have 4 parts, and would still better than cutting 3 3/4" pieces, and trying to get them all to match.  A solid center section is still in the works.

Cindy:
You will like this one for Craft shows.  We need to experiment with the other sets to see how they will go.

Bucko:
Do get the set, because I am sure you will like it.  Fun to build.  Remember this one was just the demo build to see how it would go.  
I am working on several more that will be painted.

Douglas:
There will be lots of options with the three sets.  Will be interested to see the one you pick to build.

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Great and one that I will definitely add to my ever growing list to build [smile]
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