Thank you. It was actually designed for .22 tabs (thick draft board or acrylic). As this prototype came together, I too thought the tabs added to it. Thanks for your kind note.
Love the Conestoga Wagon. In fact, almost went with the Prairies Schooner, but for the fact that sewing is a true area of opportunity for me. I also liked the hearse (horse drawn of course). Little dark, but an awesome looking carriage.
My understanding is that they were actually worse than riding a horse, as they used flaps over the windows to keep the dust out, which also kept out the light and made it hot and stuffy. Can’t remember where I heard that from.
I hadn’t even thought of the dust a team of horses would kick up…
Adorable! Can’t wait to see the final version.
Thanks cynd11, appreciate your comment.
The first prototype is completed. The final version includes luggage box, luggage rack, horse cutouts on driver seat, breaks, with a leather seat and curtains. Used hard walnut grade for box and horse cut-outs. Going forward, I would make the wheels out of the thick draft board and modify the axel and and horse tree so everything could be laser cut (those parts are dowel rods).
FYI: This is what I’m calling a #STEM coach. It’s being used to show the HS students in my engineering class what can be done with CAD software and the glowforge. It’s actually working as I overheard one student say “I wish I could do that”
I did a clear acrylic version, but it didn’t have the look I was going for. If I continue to play with this model,
That looks amazing in the photos. Well done.
Your coaches keep getting better and better. I bet it is rewarding to teach your students with projects like your stage coach.
I love this! It reminds me of the wagons I used to see for sale in gift shops in AZ and NM in the 60’s. (I always wanted one!)
So neat! It’s definitely going to be an inspiration piece for your students.
I saw those wagon’s your talking about. I wonder how they made them without a glowforge
Scroll saw, maybe?
This is a friend of mine’s Brother’s company…
Wow, that is so cool. Making them in real life . Thanks for sharing
Wow just wow!!! The stagecoach I want is $71,000.
Thank you for posting this incredible website.