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Old 01-28-2011, 04:25 AM
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Okay, well you know I think all your work rocks already, so I'll spare you the smoke up your tail-pipe

I'm intrigued by the following statement (and forgive me if I missed an announcement): Wuzzup?
"smoke up your tail-pipe"

I love it when you talk 'dirty' to me.

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Jan, 28th update

Board-track section inlaid and glued in walnut diorama base.
Wood strips have been rough-hewn, given embossed grain pattern, sectioned and pegged.
Titebond III wood glue used for this application.
Some warpage has occurred and will be corrected.

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update for January 31st

Fabrication of checker frame fitted to diorama base.
checkers made from styrene square stock.
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updated February 2nd.

Some update photos of the bike, at low angel and with wide angel lens setting.
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Dude! that totally ROCKS! I dig the woodworking on the base too, nice tools
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Dude! that totally ROCKS! I dig the woodworking on the base too, nice tools
G-man,

Thanks my brother.
Yes, I was lucky to catch my Brother Patrick at his wood shop an couple of weeks ago for him to cut the walnut & crate wood for the base.

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Looks amazing !
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Banked board-track...new inspiration GONE WILD!

New inspiration GONE WILD!

Planning and 'mock-up' of 60 degreee banked section of board-track.

Hopefully to be replicated soon with some more walnut, cedar & cratewood cut for new diorama fabrication.

new diorama base 'mock-up'


Old time photo of banked board-track with racer...much inspiration, GONE WILD!


Another view of 'new' diorama mock-up.
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Amazing work on this one!
I was going to suggest that you have an angled section of the board track to really show what these machines raced on. I've seen posts on some motorsports-related websites showing the remnants of board tracks still visible on Google Earth to this day. I don't think people realize just how big some of these tracks were--some were nearly as long as some modern Nascar ovals and contained millions of board-feet of lumber.
One suggestion though, I believe the tracks transition from flat to banking was more smoothly curved than your mock-up shows. I think it would be more dramatic to have less flat area to the base too.
Can't wait to see more progress!
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