Hey Whoda!

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Hey Whoda!

Post by Laserman » Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:08 am

Only a few more years and I will finish my car.

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Post by whodathunkit » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:10 pm

:O WOW!! :O

Say Joe,
I've never been one to point out imperfections...
Only to look for them and know that it speaks volumes for the craftsman.
Works of art like that do take time... and a little bit of work on it here and there go's a long way.

Guess what I'm trying to say is that don't see any imperfections in your craftsmanship.
And if you were to point them out.. I'd still say how did you do that? I like it!

And how you are using a stiffener down the center of this very thin car.
Very nice car build Joe.

Whoda.


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Post by Laserman » Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:46 am

Hi Whoda!

Ok. Now I am truly honored.

There is nothing quite like getting a compliment from a craftsmen that you admire.

This is how she turned out. Her name is "Tiger Mom" and I advise you to keep an eye out for her.

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I used bamboo as a stiffener. It is something of a wonder material to me. I am totally addicted to it!

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When I sand things too thin, I just take a bamboo skewer and start splitting it down the middle until I get the right thickness.

The continuous wood grain running fore-aft is important.

After that I use really tiny strips of bamboo that I can bend to edge the "waist" of this design.

It keeps the edge crisp and adds to the structure.

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Post by Laserman » Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:58 am

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Check this out bro.

I remember the great advice you gave me, a lifetime ago, regarding bending wood.

Many thanks to you. I learned a good deal about wood, and stresses in general.

I think that bamboo is where it is at.



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Post by whodathunkit » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:21 pm

Sweet Home Alabama :o
Is that Tiger Mom car ever a cool looking car Joe!

And thanks for the kind words..
I don't recall the bamboo thing as it has been a long while.
However I do remember a wood steamer box idea for small thin woods.

Joe .. your car builds are out of this world & I've never seen any one build them like you do! ;)


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Post by Laserman » Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:57 am

whodathunkit wrote:Sweet Home Alabama :o
Is that Tiger Mom car ever a cool looking car Joe!

And thanks for the kind words..
I don't recall the bamboo thing as it has been a long while.
However I do remember a wood steamer box idea for small thin woods.

Joe .. your car builds are out of this world & I've never seen any one build them like you do! ;)
Yup! That was it. I spent hours steaming wood and making jigs to bend it into shape for drying.

It actually worked pretty well. The bamboo was something I saw in the supermarket, and it is just so much easier to work with.

Thanks for the help and encouragement.



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Re: Hey Whoda!

Post by ciodude » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:51 am

Wow. Simply... wow.



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