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post #61 of 195 Old 03-08-2016, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Looking very nice, I know in the past you have shared the company name that sells the plan/drawings you have used, what about this piece?

What is the scale?

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Not sure on the exact scale Dale. I'm running at about a 1/10th roughly. The "plans" are from Toys n Joys but I am only using them as a rough beginning. So far, the dash pieces, the bumper, the winch, the suspension, the drive shafts, the rear seats, the centre console, and the hood details have all been of my doing. The plans are nothing like my rig as I have modified my Jeep extensively but the plans do give me a good base to work with in order to duplicate my Jeep. There's a lot more to come. Thanks for checking out the build. I hope all is well at your end.

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I figured you were adjusting the plans to be MORE true to actual, GOOD for YOU.

All is fine here, keep on keeping on, my friend,

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This project amazes me. Definitely following with much admiration of your skills!
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Yesterday was Mrs Kenbo's birthday, so I spent the day with her. That's true love when you give up your shop day to be with your wife. Either way, I was back at it again today. Managed to get the steering wheel done as well as the sides of the rig, the front shocks and the rear wheel wells. Hmmmmm, now that I actually put it down in a post, it sure doesn't seem like much for 7 hours work. However, the build is coming along nicely.
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That last photo makes me think your jeep was parked in the wrong neighborhood too long...

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That last photo makes me think your jeep was parked in the wrong neighborhood too long...
Nah. The winch is still on it. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!
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Looking outstanding Kenbo. Can't wait to see more.
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Wow!

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Ken,

I have always been fascinated by your builds and such incredible detail. I have tried a few builds myself but never get the detail to a level that you can obtain.

Your console has such clean, crisp lines. Your wheel rotors are uniform. Even though you're using an open-pored wood, there's no gaps or sloppiness.

How in the WORLD are you able to achieve such detail? What kind of sanding and machine techniques do you use? Perhaps you've said it before but if you have, I'd appreciate a recap!
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Perfect example: the seats and steering wheel. How are the lines so sharp yet the wood look sanded so smooth?
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Perfect example: the seats and steering wheel. How are the lines so sharp yet the wood look sanded so smooth?
You didnt know? Kenbos a wizard, he doesnt even bother with machines. He just grows the trees into the right shape and strips the bark off
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Ken,

I have always been fascinated by your builds and such incredible detail. I have tried a few builds myself but never get the detail to a level that you can obtain.

Your console has such clean, crisp lines. Your wheel rotors are uniform. Even though you're using an open-pored wood, there's no gaps or sloppiness.

How in the WORLD are you able to achieve such detail? What kind of sanding and machine techniques do you use? Perhaps you've said it before but if you have, I'd appreciate a recap!
It's not secret really. It just takes time. The piece on the left of the console with the "dial gauges", is approximately 2" long. It took over 2 hours to make that pieces. For round edges on the things like the seats, I sand by hand up to 220 grit. It takes forever. For anything with a crisp edge, I have a full sheet of sandpaper mounted onto a piece of 3/4" MDF using spray adhesive. The flat MDF allows me to sand without taking away the crisp edge of the pieces. It's all related to time. The best advice I can give to anyone who wants to become a better woodworker is this...............don't accept anything that is "good enough" and the day that you are in a rush to complete a piece, is the day that you will compromise the quality of that piece. The work will still be there tomorrow and if you take the extra time to make it right today, when you return to it tomorrow, the first thing you will see when you look at the project, is a project that you are proud of because you didn't compromise its quality in the name of getting it done faster. Thanks for the kind words on the build.
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Well that's quite a revelation! For whatever reason hand sanding hadn't occurred to me... keep up the awesome work ken and thanks for the advice
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Well that's quite a revelation! For whatever reason hand sanding hadn't occurred to me... keep up the awesome work ken and thanks for the advice
Using any kind of power sander on a piece like this will just destroy any detail that you hope to obtain. I light touch is where it's at here.

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Sir, I'm still in awe at your level of patience and detail.
Love your threads. Just love 'em.
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Well, considering that Chamfer told me to quit messing around and get back to the Jeep build, I figured that I had better comply. I spent 7 1/2 hours working on the rig today and got a little done. Started the day off with the rear fenders of the rig, followed by the front doors. I had to go out to my Jeep and take some pics of the interior door skins because although I've seen the 1000 times, I couldn't remember what they looked like. LOL. Either way, I managed to get the front and rear doors and their skins made and glued together. Test fits were as far as I could go today because there will be quite a lot of adjust needed before I get them permanently mounted on the rig. I still have to design and make the hinges so there is no point in going much further with the adjustment until the hinges are cut and ready to go. Maybe by the end of the weekend, I will have working doors. Who knows?

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Speechless. Just amazing craftsmanship.
I am curious what your creations weigh when they're finished.
The crane, the backhoe, the Jeep..... Just curious.
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