My take on The Classic One from Dutch's plans

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I really liked the scale and detail of this model when I saw the plans on Dutch's website so I just couldn't ignore it.  It was a great build and a lot of fun.  Even after a half century of woodworking, I learned a lot from this project.  It took me about 90 hours total to complete.  The main body is Satin Wood with trim of Bubinga, walnut, zebra wood, purple heart, and black wood.  I made my own spoked wheels instead of using the plan item.  Finish is Linseed oil mixed with mineral spirits and Minwax wipe on satin poly.  All in all, a great project and an excellent plan.   The detail in this plan is remarkable.  Down to the smallest detail, it is a wonder.  The seats actually slide on dovetail rails.  The greatest challenge for me was making the graceful curve of the front fenders and also the windscreen frame.    I am waiting to embark on my next Dutchy project.  While I said that I make a lot of toys for grandchildren, this particular project is mine.  :-)

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Thanks....... I'm delighted.

Sasha. - Life is not a draft, you can't redo it tomorrow

Well done, the details are wonderful form the spoked wheels to the interior trim.

Main Street to the Mountains

a beautiful classic and i agree about Dutchy plans more pictures would be nice GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

Well done.   Morgan?     Loved those cars except for their odd sliding trunnion front suspension.   You did great very well executed.    Graceful fenders and all.

Ron

Magnificent model build sir. 
First class all the way 👍

Life’s Good, Enjoy Each New Day’s Blessings

Thanks, Crowie.  Always appreciate your thoughts and input.  Hope you’re doing well.  

Bloody good job Papa... you've a a great set of plans justice.

Hope to see some more plans put to paper wood displayed here. 

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Thanks.  I have started the next project.  Here are some early in-progress photos of the build.  Still in rough shape but getting there.   
Ignore the shop mess.  heh heh heh.  When I'm working a project, my shop always looks like a disaster area, but I know where each and every tool is, so . . . . . .  :-)

Great job!  Love the selections of woods you used.
Cool car...very nice work on it.....................Jim

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Scrappile
Great job!  Love the selections of woods you used.

I totally agree, that is what really stands out to me.

.................. John D....................

Ignore the shop mess.  heh heh heh.  When I'm working a project, my shop always looks like a disaster area, but I know where each and every tool is, so . . . . . .  :-)
WHAT MESS? 
All I see is a craftsman at work 👍

Life’s Good, Enjoy Each New Day’s Blessings

beautiful model work papa. there is a big difference between a messy shop and one that is being used. 

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

The Morgan you built is superb Dave and yes Jan's plans are great with the right level of detail to make a difference from other model plans imo. The morgan is one of my favourite builds and car tbh.
Cheers
Steve