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Rod T

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Hi Everyone

Busy posting my xmas break projects today.

Made these 2 Small World VW Beetles scaled to 200%.
I am a bit disappointed with these as I didn't cut out seats etc. They are a bit heavy.
I will do this next time.
Might also fit some headlights and tail lights next time also.

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Timbers used are
Tassie Blackwood for the centre strip.
Poplar for the next 2 lighter strips.
New Guinea Rosewood for the outer body pieces and
Cyprus Pine for the guards.

The Cyprus Pine is nice to work with. I found some floor boards in 3/4 thick. Just need to make sure that there are no splits etc. 

Finished with the Butcher Block Conditioner Wax.

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Rod T

Tony

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You definitely were busy over the holidays, nice job and more nice wood.
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Hi Rod

Cypress is certainly great to work with . can get a bit "carroty" if its too old but I am amazed that it is so cheap at Bunnies and runs through the thicknesser and sander beautifully!! I think I'll get me some of that Wax - looks good!!
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Rod T

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Thanks Guys

I picked up the Cyprus from Masters during their closing down sale. I hadn't used it before and only bought a few sticks. Went back to get more and it was all gone. 
I'll check out Bunnies though.

It has a lot of knots in it and very sappy in parts, but great for making toys out of.

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Rod T
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They might be heavy but they sure do look good. I like the laminated bodies with different colors.


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This is a useful experiment in wood toy scaling. I like what you are doing and the results are pro.
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These are great!!! And all your posts, you had a very productive Christmas break.  I like how you handled the windshield on this enlargement.  Looks awesome and the natural wood is fantastic. 
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