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Avions Voisin Record 1927 1/8

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Very interesting.

I tried something like this for a Model T Indianapolis racer and bogged down because I couldn't figure out how to go on with the body shell

 

 

S'il vous plaît continuez, ceci m'apprend des choses!

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Merci Tzulsha pour ces quelques mots dans un Français parfait!

 

If I can help you, feel free to ask...
Thanks again.


Dan.

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Rear suspensions now.

The goal, note the size of the rear axle! (Photo ADT Tours, France)

 

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Who said a lathe is needed?

 

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Dan.

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I agree with Harvey, a great jig. Knowing how to make jigs and is as much a part of making things from scratch as the actual scratch building itself. There's nothing like coming up with a jig to hold your work in place so you can have your hands free to do the actual work! I have to make jigs all the time when I'm doing woodworking and it looks like you also have some woodworking equipment as well. Your shop, looks like you have a good place that's large enough to do your work and with the necessary tools to accomplish your vision.

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Thank you very much gentlemen!

Yes larchiefeng (Sam?) I'm a lucky man. My workshop, my kingdom, is really just perfect... for me

and my work, usually about five or six hours per day!

 

Well, after the first paint coat the chassis is drying. It's now time to deal with the front axle and his reinforcements:

 

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On the background, the real car...

 

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Of course some machining!

 

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Dan.

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Dear Super Gepetto,

 

what to say ? c est vraiment magnifique. 

Sam

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Thank you very much gentlemen!

Un merci particulier pour Sam, francophone?

 

More soon, I hope...

Dan.

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Front axle, more...

 

In 1/1 scale, and mine:

 

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Spokes? Not yet!

 

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Dan.

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Beautiful craftsmanship, I'm in awe of your talent. This is going to be quite something when you're finished!

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Thanks larchiefeng, I hope...

 

Front axle, more, the real car, and my attempt:

 

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After the lathe, on the mill!

 

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Dan.

 

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It's logical, after front axle, rear one...
 

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With a new technique... Wood! Why not?
No more brass in my workshop! Let's go:

 

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Of course, some brass is sometimes required...

 

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Aluminum too:

 

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And an old tool, used for the Talbot...

 

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Dan.

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You can't beat a bit of wood, Dan!! 

You're a man after my own heart. GREAT JOB!!!!:thumbsup:

 

Cheers, H

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Thanks Harvey! I have to use all I have on hand,  it's for me a rule... But wood, it's the first time!

Beggars can't be choosers, right? 
Dan.

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1 hour ago, PROPELLER said:

Thanks Harvey! I have to use all I have on hand,  it's for me a rule... But wood, it's the first time!

 

That's how our scratchbuilding became oh so addictive! Creating something from nothing has always given me pleasure!! (Much like the missus!:lol:)

 

H

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I see Dan, that "tu fais feu de tout bois" (Sorry, guys, untranslatable joke ...)

Your build is utterly outstanding 😮

CC

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Thanks CC for your kind words!

"End justifies the means" works too perhaps? Painted pieces can be done in every material...

Dan. 

 

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Well, today leaf springs... And mounted, in fact the axles are completed!

 

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How to? Brass strips (0,8mm x 6mm) and a jig...

Riveted in the center, unfortunately without pic.

 

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