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by FIRENZE
Sun May 04, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Walnut Wonder
Replies: 0
Views: 3122

Walnut Wonder

A new approach to building a pinewood derby car, local lumber. An unexpected surprise from a storm during the spring of 2013, a Walnut tree was toppled over in a neighbors yard. The house is located in a part of North Atlanta where Walnut trees are rare. The amount of character in the grain is uniqu...
by FIRENZE
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Butternut WIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1749

Re: Butternut WIP

Whodathunkit, to date I have not used finishes for the natural wood cars other than the Minwax fast-drying polyurethane. Although other types of finishes have been considered. For the salad bowl finish what is the brand you would recommend? A hobby lumber supplier mentioned Butternut being a wood wi...
by FIRENZE
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Butternut WIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1749

Butternut WIP

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg261/firenzederbysportscars/100_2280-Copy_zps2988517f.jpg Completely constructed with Butternut lumber this LeMans style racer has a minimum track clearance. During a visit to a specialty lumber yard North of Atlanta a single board was selected and planed to desi...
by FIRENZE
Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Hardwood Derby Cars
Replies: 9
Views: 3075

Re: Hardwood Derby Cars

All the light colored wood is Basswood. During the laminating process the center piece between the two Walnut pieces appeared to be close in color. Only after shaping the body did the difference in color of lighter Basswood become noticeable with wider pieces. Thank you for comment.
by FIRENZE
Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Hardwood Derby Cars
Replies: 9
Views: 3075

Re: Hardwood Derby Cars

Walnut and Basswood constructed car.

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by FIRENZE
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 1708

Re: Wanted

Sporty -

I may have a block of wood (shaped car body) available to donate if you are interested for the 2013 Mid America Derby Race.
by FIRENZE
Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: 3 For The Track
Replies: 5
Views: 1858

3 For The Track

With 2012 closing out the car designs are underway for 2013. The photos below are of cars that raced in both Scout and league events. Tiger car (number 6) 2005, GT Variant (number 7) 2006, and the LeMans 2007. http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg261/firenzederbysportscars/071-Copy.jpg [/img] http:/...
by FIRENZE
Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: A sneak peek at the 28 Ford Woodie Wagon.
Replies: 16
Views: 5380

Re: A sneak peek at the 28 Ford Woodie Wagon.

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg261/firenzederbysportscars/100_2060.jpg http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg261/firenzederbysportscars/105-Copy.jpg [/img] http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg261/firenzederbysportscars/102-Copy.jpg [/img] Mark, You have listed a good selection of cars. These ...
by FIRENZE
Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: A sneak peek at the 28 Ford Woodie Wagon.
Replies: 16
Views: 5380

Re: A sneak peek at the 28 Ford Woodie Wagon.

Mark, The 1929 Muscle Machine 1929 Ford Truck is a nice build. Some of the cars and trucks that I am currently constructing have days of research prior to cutting the first piece of wood. One car that we are working on is from the mid 50's, a British Sports car. I started research for this project b...
by FIRENZE
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: A sneak peek at the 28 Ford Woodie Wagon.
Replies: 16
Views: 5380

Re: A sneak peek at the 28 Ford Woodie Wagon.

Whodathunkit,

An extreme amount of detail on this 1928 Ford Woodie Wagon! I can only imagine the amount of time to research, construct, and paint a car like this would be several hours.
by FIRENZE
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: couple of new ones
Replies: 16
Views: 4201

Re: couple of new ones

Scubersteve

All three cars are nice builds. The ficticious Redbull X1 car from Grand Turismo 5 appears to be a complex car to construct.
by FIRENZE
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: 2012 Realistic Car Division
Replies: 4
Views: 2299

Re: 2012 Realistic Car Division

Sporty thank you for the comment. Mark the inner part of the front fenders are the center/core of the body. To get the desired appearance for a car it may take several attempts with cutting, fitting, and shaping of wood pieces. I have quiet a collection of cars and trucks that did not work. This pho...
by FIRENZE
Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: 2012 Realistic Car Division
Replies: 4
Views: 2299

2012 Realistic Car Division

With 2012 about to reach the mid-point we have three project cars under construction. Photos below are of cars that were constructed for the realistic division during the past ten years. A considerable time went into the research of each of these two cars to scale wheel base, track clearance, and ov...
by FIRENZE
Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Band saw blade poll
Replies: 17
Views: 4896

Re: Band saw blade poll

Mark, The thin kerf of the Timber Wolf blade is excellent for this type of woodwork. In earlier years I was involved in cutting out shapes for projects with materials such as acrylic, aluminum, Brass, Copper, hardwoods, plywood, sheet metal, and stainless steel. The company had three bandsaw sizes: ...
by FIRENZE
Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Band saw blade poll
Replies: 17
Views: 4896

Re: Band saw blade poll

The 3/16" width blade provides smooth cutting of curves and shapes in 1/8" to 3/4" thick wood stock. Fender pieces are 3/8" thick wood stock. When cutting thin wood stock like 1/16" thick aircraft plywood (center section of body) a 1/8" thick sacrafice board is used to prevent chipping of cut edge. ...