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    Quote Originally Posted by ubernoob51 View Post
    And ultimately, the source of that maple was left over from a juicer tamper, and that was left over from this:
    Re: Your skill set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe G View Post
    I like the old style Dave Deal cartoon cars, so my GT is a cartoon GT.
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    I actually got in contact with Dave Deal, back when he was alive, and asked him how much to do a montage of the basic Opels, Manta, Ascona, GT, and Kadett in his style, and actually it wasn't that bad of a quote, I just didn't have the money right then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tealcarver View Post
    Alex, just reread your post and you made the GT out of maple? Good lord that is almost like trying to carve solid rock. If you want to try something a little easier to carve, try basswood, or jelutong. So much easier on the knives and the creative genius inside everyone.

    Mine is going to be made out of either one of the ones mentioned above. Don't know when I will get to it. have to carve four animals for the arc and finish rewiring the GT before Christmas. Time goes by fast when you are retired.

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    Yup. Maple.
    I have a lot of small scrap pieces of it, which is why that was my material of choice.
    I use power tools for almost every step of the process, so I suppose it's not so bad. My band saw blade is very dull right now and is long overdue for a change though.
    In the middle of a cut I can see sparks going through the bottom of the maple.

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    Dave Deal cartoon GT

    Quote Originally Posted by BQS4 View Post
    @ Gabe G;
    I actually got in contact with Dave Deal, back when he was alive, and asked him how much to do a montage of the basic Opels, Manta, Ascona, GT, and Kadett in his style, and actually it wasn't that bad of a quote, I just didn't have the money right then.
    Wow! You were able to speak to a legend. I used to drive a Baja Bug and he did a lot of illustrations for Volkswagen magazines, etc. He was very talented. Thanks for sharing your story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tealcarver View Post
    Alex, just reread your post and you made the GT out of maple? Good lord that is almost like trying to carve solid rock. If you want to try something a little easier to carve, try basswood, or jelutong. So much easier on the knives and the creative genius inside everyone.

    Mine is going to be made out of either one of the ones mentioned above. Don't know when I will get to it. have to carve four animals for the arc and finish rewiring the GT before Christmas. Time goes by fast when you are retired.

    Bob
    I would use MDF...(multi density fiber board) cuts like Butter!! Very easy to use and sand on, you can make nearly anything out of it!

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