I don’t post much of what I make as I get so involved with making all sorts I often forget to photograph the process. Here’s one I did remember to take pictures of. This is a commercial commission for a company that pioneers vehicle safety systems. They needed a bus model to use in a demo unit at trade shows. Finding a plastic toy version proved hard so I stepped in to make them this. It’s all 3mm ply, designed in SketchUp and assembled using layers of ply for strength. The finished model was painted with rattle can acrylic and the graphic is a sticker I had printed with my design on it.
Finished bus ready for exhibiting
Here’s the parts -quite a few!
To get the length required I simply made this joint
Loads of pegs and wood glue
All the parts have engraved names
It’s very rigid and light weight
This is how I achieved the curves on the front and back, 1mm apart kerf cuts. After the cut I soaked the parts in water then taped/clamped them in place to dry before adding glue.
Hope you like it!