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threehendersons

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I've had this on the workbench for a while but finally got around to finishing it.  Started out by building two rods, wanted to see how they looked and then decide which way to finish the carrier.  Liked the natural look of the two and built the carrier.  I'll give the Auburn car to one of my nephews who went to school there. 

The carrier was built with poplar (stained with cherry gel and finished with shellac) and walnut (finished with amber shellac). The rod was built with cherry and walnut and finished with shellac.  The Auburn car was stained with orange/blue waterbased color and poly final coat.

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This is just the most fantastic rat rod and carrier. The post is great-the photos are pro and the fit and finish is as fine as we have ever seen. Beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing.
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This is great, I love the natural timber look on toys. 
The Stained sides almost look like walnut. 
I have quite a bit of Poplar that I picked up cheap a while ago and would like to do something similar with staining. 
Did you stain the pieces before assembly? 

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Very nicely done, having made this set I can really appreciate your great results.
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How did you apply the Auburn logo on the trunk lid?  Very cool looking set!
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Beautiful job  Your finishes are beautiful   [thumb][thumb][thumb]
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Very nice.
These came out really sharp looking..
Thanks for sharing this great build ....

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Love the models/toys I prefer the natural look of wood in things like this even though I have in the past painted some of my builds
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Thanks for the comments. The Auburn decal was a stick on from a sheet with various college logos. All wood pieces were stained before gluing together. The finish was shellac and sanding with steel wool between coats.
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Very nice, I like both version, painted and natural. 
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Love the wood finish. One for the workshop shelf, nice one,

             All the best Geoff47
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Very nicely done.
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