Custom Antique Truck Parts

I just finished a rather interesting project. I was commissioned to make some wooden parts for an antique truck. My client is restoring a 1933 Dodge Pickup and is going to cut the truck in half and “stretch” it four inches. Up until the late 1930s GM used quite a bit of wood in the manufacture of their vehicles. My task was to recreate a couple of boards which would be sandwiched between the cab and frame of the truck. I was provided with the boards from another restored truck to use as patterns from which to work and given the point at which to insert the additional four inches.

Following are some images of the old and new parts.

  • My patterns from a previously restored 1933 Dodge Truck –

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  • The new hard Oak pieces which are now lengthened the four inches –

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  • Another angle –

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  • I created some contours to conform to the shape of the frame/cab –

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  • A very sweet looking truck (Note the suicide doors!) –

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IF YOU NEED IT AND CAN’T FIND IT; I CAN MAKE IT!

JIM

One-of-a-Kind Set of Furniture Legs

I have been asked to create a base for a small chest of drawers. This particular base is to have turned legs. I thought I would share the process of creating a turned piece on my CNC machine.

I use my CAD/CAM software to design and create the necessary vectors and toolpaths for machining –
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I then create a 3D simulation of the piece for review –
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I thought you would find it interesting to see what the toolpaths look like. This is an image of the toolpath for roughing-out the turned leg –
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This image represents the toolpath for machining the leg –
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Here is the toolpath for machining the flutes, something that cannot be done on a traditional lathe –
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Roughed-out on the machine –
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Here is a finished cabinet leg still in the machine –
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Finished cabinet leg –
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What can I turn for you?

JIM