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    Cool English sports car the Morgan

    Weathers getting just right for some shop time.
    Started on the Morgan yesterday.
    I didnít have any thick wood to work with so had to go about this project a little different than Dutchy shows in his How2ís.
    Hereís a shot as I left the shop and a few along the way.





    If I built another one the door and trunk sides would be one part.

    Drilling the hole for the tire, quick and dirty, but once I load the tire it shouldnít be seen. I hope!!! LOL

    Hereís a couple a pictures of how I put it together.
    Having to do it this way adds more work but will lighten it up a bit.



    I know it doesnít look like much but should be about right when done.
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    Nice subject choice. Looks good. Which model and from what era are you replicating?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmiller View Post
    htl

    Nice subject choice. Looks good. Which model and from what era are you replicating?

    Regards
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    These are Dutchy's latest plans for down load out of Holland.
    The Classic One - Dutchy Patterns
    40(L) x 17(W) x 12(H) cm.
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    With Dutchy plans and tutorials along with the craftsmanship of Bruce, then is going to be one very special project!
    Looking good Bruce, cheers Peter

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    Thumbs up Thanks Crowie!!!

    Thanks Crowie, your always there with a kind word and encouragement, much needed in these trying times.
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    Another nice day so slipped out to the shop. lol
    Got the bonnet fit in and the grill figured out.
    It will have a cherry body and oak fenders and details.



    Then spent the rest of the day figuring out the front fenders and getting them cut out.



    Just about time to play with some wheels and
    I think I’ve come up with something that should work just right for this sports car..
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    The lines are gorgeous, the bonnet is amazing.
    Bruce, youíve certainly doing a first class job on this beautiful car.
    Cheers Peter

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    Coming along beautifully.

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    Beautiful looking car Bruce.

    Fantastic skills

    Well Done mate

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    Smile Wheel making

    Playing with some wheels.

    I didnít have anything wide enough so hereís a how2 on what I do for it.
    Here Iím gluing up the wood.
    After spreading the glue I C clamp it side ways to be sure its flat and matches up then bar clamp at both ends.
    The c clamp holds it all in place as the bar clamps get clamped on.



    Here using a 3Ē hole saw to make the out side rubber.


    Next drilling out for the wheel rim and axle.
    I leave 1/8Ē at the base to hold the rim and axle together as I drill out for the spokes.
    This keeps everything lined up till itís all glued together.
    Thereís more info about this in my last spoke wheel build.

    On to the marking jig, I am marking out and testing for 18 spokes but weíll see what happens down the road.

    After marking where the spokes will go I center punch the spots and then drill out the holes with a drill bit 2 sizes smaller than the spokes.
    This helps to line up ever thing for the bigger bit with out as much wandering bit wise.
    You also see where I used one of the cut outs to make a backer so I have some thing to hold the wheel in place for drilling.

    Eight holes drilled down and then in the next picture drilling the other angle.


    Then nipped off the tooth picks and we get an idea where Iím going with this.


    One down 7 more to go. ;-]]]
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    Lovely work Bruce

    Regards

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    Cool 5 wheels just about there

    When I got to this point It hit me I could add some spokes between what I already have and come up with something a little different.


    So here was my testing on a buggered up rim.
    Looks to me like it just might work?





    I got 4 drilled up and tooth picks added Friday and just had to call it a day couldnít look at another spoke. lol
    Today I went out and was working on the last wheel and my wife comes out and I show her what Iím up to and she says, WHY DO YOU PUT YOUR SELF THOUGH THIS???
    All I could say was because I can but I donít think it will be happening again. LOL

    Shaped and sanded.

    Theyíre a long way from perfect but should work on the Morgan.

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    Oh me Oh my, WOW!
    The patient craftsmanship to do those wheel is off the chart, magnificent Bruce!
    They will will so good on that beautiful model sir.
    Cheers, Peter

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    Totally agree with Peter's comments.

    Top work Bruce.

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    I kinda had this in mind when I made them but hadn't planned on so many spokes.
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