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Thought the Jeep was cute and wanted to try it.
Just got the templates cut and started putting this test one together.  We got this far in about 4 hours.
As you can see this is my mock-up just to see how it will go together, and what I should do different when I start building for real.  I did not do a good job on the windshield or the grill (cutting to fast).
I did decide to go with 1&1/4" treaded tires, because it will be quicker and I have a bunch of them.
Also, I cut the body out of one piece of 1 & 1/2" stock.

I am looking at this item for craft shows because it should be quick and easy to make multiples.
Osni's Sao Paulo Jeep Wrangler
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Well ken for a start it is sure looking nice ..... So that is the plan and yours look great let us see it as you go along and the final product. - Don
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Thanks for the kind words.  I cut several more windshields and still did not get them perfect, but will have to do.

My wife has told me a hundred times this year since I started making toys; "if it was perfect, it would not be homemade."  Bless her heart, but she is bias toward me and my work.  However, if I come in and ask her what she thinks of this or that, like when I don't have something quite right, she always sees it, and validates what I was really thinking, but wanted to see if I could pass it off.  Back to the shop to fix.

One thing to remember is; the darn scroll saw blade will not cut in a st right line like you think it is going to because the burs on one side of the blade from when it was made.  I still have to go very slowly when i go around a corner, until i have the blade tracking where I want it to go.

Another thing that helps me is to increase the blade size when I have started with too small a blade and get a lot of wondering.  Then I go back to the smaller blade when I have the right feel.  
Oh, what I am saying here is I usually make a practice cut of some waste wood before i start the real deal.

I hope you and your son were successfull making room for the next round of bugs.

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Good Morning to you Ken:
                 The problem of a scroll saw not wanting to make a square cut because of an imperfection in the blade during manufacture may be this will help you.  I do not do much on my scroll saw with one sided blades I use the Flying Dutch Man blades that are spiral they can be a real bugger to use when you first start but for fret work and close cutting n closed areas they make a world of difference. - Don
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