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Military Truck

Postby siul8r » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:04 am

Here are a coupe of pictures of my Duece and a half

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Front view

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Left side

Nice project, lots of fun
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Re: Military Truck

Postby GR8HUNTER » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:26 am

really a cool looking truck there 8-) 8-)
I really like the grill it looks perfect :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
and is that stain on tires :?: :?:
GREAT JOB Thomas :D :D :D
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Re: Military Truck

Postby siul8r » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:08 am

Tony

Thanks for the good words. The tires have a coat of Min-Wax 'Golden Oak' and the whole model has a coat of Min-Wax 'Natural'.
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Re: Military Truck

Postby GR8HUNTER » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:58 am

well it looks excellent :D :D
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Re: Military Truck

Postby htl » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:07 pm

Looks great and that poplar sure sets it off. :o
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Re: Military Truck

Postby Dutchy » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:56 am

Great!
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Re: Military Truck

Postby Alexkara » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:37 am

Beautiful job there suil8r. Any hints on your "bent" practices?
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Re: Military Truck

Postby siul8r » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:27 am

Alexkara.

First I glued a photo copy of the hoops to a 3/4" spare wood, cut out the pattern then soaked the 3/32 dowels in water for two days. Using rubber bands slowly bent the dowels around the wood pattern and held them in place for 24 hours. Had to make a few spares because some of them split.

Presto bent wood. If this is not clear enough I'll attach pictures.
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Re: Military Truck

Postby Alexkara » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:23 am

Thanks Thom, Sounds like it's not a quick dirty/easy job. Have you ever tried heat bending... I certainly haven't but heard of many successes. Alex.
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Re: Military Truck

Postby siul8r » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:55 pm

Alex

When I made the caboose, I soaked the handholds in water then heated them in the microwave. They did bend OK
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