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  • I am soo ready....

    for this project to be done!
    just a little more work on the front bumper, then to give it some depth
    and then glue together...

    let's not forget that it still needs a steering wheel, maybe I will add the gas cap after all, hinges to the door, the light on the front finder..

    4 weeks and I don't know how many hours, no need to reply because it isn't done yet..

    Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
    Fish are food, not friends!

  • #2
    That's coming together real nice. One of these days I'll work up the nerve to try my hand at intarsia.

    DeWalt DW788 & Dremel 1680


    • #3
      I do have to comment,
      That is soooooo nice. I too must try intarsia someday.
      Nice work, I can't wait to see it finished.


      • #4
        yes, it looks great. as for gas cap... is that on the passenger side, ? I was thinking on the drivers side. Either way, looks great so far
        Dale w/ yella saws


        • #5
          this project is sucking up the hours...

          what's taking all the time....
          the front fender is raised 3/8, the grill 1/8, the bumper will be raised 1/2 inch and then slop down to a 1/2, running boards are raised 3/8 and slopes down to 3/4, the bed and rear finder is raise 1/4...the gas cap is raised 3/8 and it goes through 3 different pieces and yes it's on the passenger side of the truck and it all has to be formed to fit together...

          I think I'm at an intermediate level of scroll sawing and this pattern is definitely on the high side of intermediate....

          Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
          Fish are food, not friends!


          • #6
            The grain of the pieces of wood you picked really adds to the 3D effect. Very, very nice work.

            What's the actual size?



            • #7
              Beautiful piece of work, it is nice to see something other than animal intarsia.Is the grill one piece?
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              • #8
                the size is 14 x 22...

                73 peices...
                the grill is one piece of wood, first you raise it 1/8 and then slope it down an 1/8 and then cut it into 13 peices, rounding down the top end of the cuts and then glued back together...the top peice of the grill is raise 1/8 and then slopes down the meet the trim that runs along the hood and cab...

                that's at least 5 hours of work spread out over a couple days..since I only get to work on it for a couple hours a day...

                Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
                Fish are food, not friends!


                • #9
                  Mighty fine work

                  Hi Trout,

                  It's coming along sweet.

                  So what if it's taking you more time than you expected?

                  I always feel a let-down when I finish a project because I put so much effort in it, detailing, working out the problems, finishing, spending a lot of time getting there, then... it's finished (Same thing as reading a really good book)

                  Sure it looks great, and it's pleasant to hear people go Ouhhhh, and Ahhhhhhh over the results and be amazed that you were able to do that and all.

                  But the real fun is in getting there, the anticipation of creating something special, the touching of the wood, the creativity, the problem solving, the pride of work well done: That is the time I'm in a different world, not bothered by life's little problems.

                  So, my advice is enjoy the ride, and remember that it's still less time spent than to make some intricate piece of furniture (can you imagine spending over 500 hours on a project? I couldn't do it, but some do).

                  DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

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                  • #10
                    awesome job there Trout

                    "Everything Happens for a Reason"
                    Craftsman 18in. 21609



                    • #11

                      your absolutely right...especially when it will be hanging over my computer and next to one of my other pieces...

                      BTW, I just got off the phone with our son, he was hired by the Hayward Police department and he will be going to the police academy....

                      Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
                      Fish are food, not friends!


                      • #12
                        Congratulations to your son, it's a very admiral profession. My stepson is a policeman here in Hamilton. A bit scary for us as parents though.
                        Very nice work on the fish
                        LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL


                        • #13
                          Thank you Marsha....

                          actually Chris is my wife had 2 and I had 1, we had some tough times but we ended up with 3 great kids that we are very proud of...

                          we were sweating the PD thing because Chris was in the top 5 out of 200 and they were only taking 10 to the academy...the academy started Monday and he still hadn't heard anything from them until today.
                          they're going to hire him now to work at the department and send him to the academy in September..

                          this works out too good, he just got married and they are expecting a baby in August...

                          More good news....My step daughters boyfriend, he just pass his test and he's now a journeyman electrician who will be making $45 an hour...Along with her Clorox job they'll be setting pretty good when they get married here soon...

                          my daughter, she's a manager at Target

                          I guess I should go work on my truck...

                          Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
                          Fish are food, not friends!


                          • #14
                            over on the fishing site...

                            I haven't been fishing in a while so I haven't had anything to report lately so I posted a picture of my truck, they think I should put a camper on it...and when am I going to do one of our boat...

                            like I haven't thought of that...our Jetcraft and Ford F250 with the camper, that would be cool out of wood...

                            I wonder what kind of picture makes the best Pattern? I'm watching the pattern threads....

                            don't mind me, it's my thread....

                            Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
                            Fish are food, not friends!


                            • #15
                              Trout, great job on the pick up and the accomplishment of your children.. Looks like you raised them right. Here is a litle something for your sone in the Police academy to look forward to.
                              POLICING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
                              A Highway Patrolman pulled a car over and told the driver that because he had been wearing his seat belt, he had just won $5,000 in the statewide safety competition.
                              "What are you going to do with the money?" asked the policeman.
                              "Well, I guess I'm going to get a driver's license," he answered. "Oh, don't listen to him," yelled a woman in the passenger seat. "He's a smart *** when he's drunk." This woke up the guy in the back seat who took one look at the cop and moaned,"
                              I knew we wouldn't get far in a stolen car." At that moment, there was a knock from the trunk and a voice said, in Spanish, "Are we over the border yet?"

                              Hope this dosen't offend anyone...
                              Chuck D

                              When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
                              Jean De La Bruyere...

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