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.
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.
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.
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.
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.