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Dolf Joubert

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I have lately noticed that so many of the members have made and posted these toys - all beautifully made and finished. I am attaching a few photo's of the ones that I have made. Mine is 30% smaller than the plans. I loved the plans and enjoyed making these toys.

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Wow Dolf

Great job and love the finish.  When I make mine i will be in touch about your tec, and painting.
Love this set.

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Nice set of cars and trailers. Happy to see that I am not the only one making the wagon.
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Gotta love them--
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Everyone is having fun with these plans.  Love your version too.  I like how you made them "matching".  I like that green section down the middle of the Yellowstone car. 
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Wow! Please share with us how you obtained that beautiful finish and perfect scrolling. The sweep of the curves on each part looks like it was machined on a mill. How did you do that?
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They look great a lot of work. well done.
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Dolf Joubert

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Thanks for all the nice comments!

Yes, John, getting a smooth finish was a big challenge and was definitely  not achieved with good scroll saw skills. I do not have a very good scroll saw and am battling with it at best of times. My belt and disc and bobbin sanders were used for all the rough sanding after all the scrolled pieces were glued together. Thereafter the hard work started with files at first, followed by lots of sanding by hand with paper grids ranging from 100 to 600 grit. A fair amount of sanding took place with a 400 grit sandpaper after the first coat of woodock 10 velvet varnish. After that another 3 coats followed with flatting taking place with 600 grit sanding paper.

I use a badger airbrush to spray on the varnish. I seem to be fairly successful with this. Of course the woodock varnish is easy to work with and dries quickly. 

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