tributesinwood

Wood Carvings by Mark Sheridan

A Quieter Racer

I sketched out a plan view ( bird’s eye view ) for the shape of the pipes by just putting the car on a piece of paper and outlining where the pipe should hug the contour of the car.  I then cut that piece out on the bandsaw making sure that I left a little extra wood for the details of a heat shield and a tail pipe extension that I wanted to add.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Then, by holding this wavy piece of wood up against the sides of the car, I traced in the lines where I wanted the pipe moving up the side of the car and over the rear wheel.  Then that got cut out on the bandsaw…very carefully.  When I don’t have a flat surface to rest on the bandsaw table, I make sure that I’m very aware of where the wood is going to get pulled by the blade…and I always use a push-stick so that my hands are well away.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

With a bit of shaping, it all fits in pretty nicely under the chassis and over the rear wheel.

This next photo shows the progress that I made on the rear suspension leaf springs as well.  I made the rear axle assembly, epoxied it into a recess that I made and then made the leaf springs ( it actually looked a lot like a clothespin at one point ) and glued them to the axle assembly.  An Engineer at GM wouldn’t be happy with my design…but I think that most carvers would be ok with it.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

2 thoughts on “A Quieter Racer

  1. Lynne on said:

    The little roadster is really staring to take shape Mark,as always it’s full of detail and looking good so far 🙂

  2. Good morning, Lynne. Mufflers aren’t necessarily the most exciting carving project…but they’ll add to the overall car!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: