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Old 01-12-2014, 04:25 PM   #1
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A Wooden Jeep

I don't know if anyone would be interested in this thread or not, but I figure I'll post it anyway. I'm also not sure if this is where it should be posted, but seeing that I drive a JK, and I visit this section the most, I will post it here.
The story behind this build is simple. I've been working with wood since the age of 10 (I'm 45 now) and I make everything from furniture to toys and custom pieces. A while back, I decided that I wanted to make a Jeep and I thought there might be some that would be interested in this. This is not a kit or a store bought model. I cut and shape each piece by hand and assemble it as I go.
I only work on it about 1 day a week and there are a lot more steps and pictures that I won't be posting here, but I will post what the project looks like at the end of each day working on it.
Hopefully, you all enjoy what you see as much as I enjoy making it.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:29 PM   #2
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Subbed. Let me know if you will make an extra one

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Old 01-12-2014, 04:29 PM   #3
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Looks very cool so far!! I'd be interested in seeing pics along the way. Good luck!
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:31 PM   #4
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subscribed. I want to see how this comes out.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:32 PM   #5
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Wow, thats really cool already. Anybody that has done any woodworking will appreciate how difficult all those little oddball angles you're cutting for that are.

Can't wait to see the progress!
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:42 PM   #6
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Make one full size. If wooden sailboats can cross the oceans a wooden Jeep should be able to crash through the woods! Clod molded wood should be just right.
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:11 PM   #7
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Very cool!

When I first saw the subject it reminded of an old thread years ago where a member wanted to build some wood doors because he didn't want to spend on tube doors. I was glued to the nonsense that ensued for days. It was hilarious.
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:09 PM   #8
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...oh hell yes!

...that is really cool so far!

...take pictures and post!

...i wanna see!
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:34 PM   #10
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I gotta see this!
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:40 PM   #11
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Subscribed. I'm working something like that Jeep related.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:52 AM   #12
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im watching for sure !!!!, built alot of cars and planes, cant wait to show this to my father in law !!!
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:49 AM   #13
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Very cool! I am also a professional carpenter, (well, was for most of my life!) and have recently started doing plastic models of Jeeps. What scale is your project?

As an aside, I will be starting a modeling thread soon.
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:36 PM   #14
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Thanks for joining in guys. I wasn't sure if this sort of thing would interest anyone. The scale of this project is roughly a 1:10. I only get to work on it one or maybe 2 days a week so this one will take a while to make but I will do my best to make a weekly post on its progress. Hopefully, this thread won't disappoint.
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:43 PM   #15
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Ok, I'm in.

It looks great so far!
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:45 PM   #16
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Must be an earlier model Jeep. Comes with a cigarette lighter... LOL
Seriously, I'm looking forward to seeing the progress.

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Old 01-14-2014, 07:31 PM   #17
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Must be an earlier model Jeep. Comes with a cigarette lighter... LOL
Seriously, I'm looking forward to seeing the progress.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. It's an add on.
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It's killing me because I can't see the pic clearly enough. Is that maple?
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That is interesting I'd like to see how this turns out so I'll be subscribing and watching.
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It's killing me because I can't see the pic clearly enough. Is that maple?
These pieces are actually poplar. I have made other models from maple but I've chosen poplar for this piece. Except for the tires, which will be made from walnut.
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:50 PM   #21
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You're clearly not OCD enough! If I started that I would be up 'till 2 am everynight working on it.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:28 PM   #22
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Well, I was back at it again today. I cut and installed the engine compartment area and installed it on the body. I also managed to get the front fenders cut and installed. Good gosh, what a ton of miter cuts and weird angles on those to get them to fit right. I also managed to get the grill cut and installed and the hood.
I know that it doesn't look like I got much done today, but believe it or not, these pieces took a solid 8 hours of work in the shop today.
Woodworking is not a hobby for the impatient.
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that is awesome
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:45 PM   #24
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Looking real good
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:21 AM   #25
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Very nice work. Subscribed.
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:48 PM   #26
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Thanks guys. There's still a ton of work to do on this one so it won't be finished any time soon.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:28 AM   #28
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I want to see this when you are done.FFFing awesome
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Looks fun! Very nice work so far!
I used to love doing stuff like that, not done it in years now. Dunno if I have the patience anymore, lol...
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:59 PM   #30
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I put another 7 hours in on the Jeep today. I got the hood finished, the front and rear bumpers made, the clutch, brake and gas pedals, the shifters, the floor board and the windshield done. There is still some sanding to do, but you guys get the idea. That's all there is until next week. Hopefully next Saturday or Sunday.
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