Wood Buck Kit

Introduction: Wood Buck Kit

About: I'm a mechanical designer I have always worked in the design and production in the mechanical industry. My biggest passion grows for many years for the technique and the dynamics of the car and everything rela…

I would introduce six wood buck models (Lancia Stratos - 1973, Porsche 911 Carrera 2 - 1995, Ferrari 250 TR - 1957, Porsche 550 spyder - 1955, Lamborghini Countach 25th - 1989, Mercedes 300SL "gullwing" 1955) made by a process start from a 3D design, laser cut and assembly; we take as an example for assembly a Porsche 911 Carrera 2 (1995 series).

History : This wooden kit scale reproduces the so-called "wood buck" or "template" with which to develop the necessary production equipment that car manufacturers used to make the body.

When still had no use of computers to design skilled craftsmen of the highest level made these wood buck; this model is scaled measure accurately the car as it was originally a real three-dimensional drawing.

Even today, some restorers of classic car make use of the template to obtain the parts of the body that can be made in various materials: aluminum, fiberglass, steel etc.

The process : All the models derived from a 3D drawing from which we obtain the sections reproduced in 2D for laser cut.

The kit includes parts of poplar plywood 3mm thick for the 1:18 scale and 4mm thick for the 1:12 scale, each piece is cut by laser; the use of the glue for the assembly is required only for some parts while the rest is optional because the parts are fit with each other, this is clearly described in the instructions sheet provided in the box.

Other news is the wood buck with aluminum beaten sheet version, exactly as the old true models.

You can be realized different scale : 1/18, 1/12, 1/8, 1/5.

Step 1: 3D Wireframe Drawing

From this 3D wireframe draw all the 2D parts for laser cutting.

Step 2:

Start from the first step : join the central longitudinal section (D) with the first two cross sections.

Step 3:

Add the inside longitudinal sections (B,C,E,F).

Step 4:

Add another cross section.

Step 5:

Add the outer longitudinal section A.

Step 6:

Add the outer longitudinal section G.

Step 7:

Add the other cross sections.

Step 8:

Prepare the windscreen pillar and glue it on the two cross sections attached.

Step 9:

Prepare the roof panel and glue it on the cross sections attached.

Step 10:

Glue the rear grille.

Step 11:

Add the two headlamp.

Step 12:

....the work is done.

Step 13:

These are the other wood buck models; for a big scale (1/12, 1/8, 1/5) I can make the body by an aluminum beaten shit, I will publish nextly this type of processing.

Step 14:

Porsche 550 spyder and aluminum beaten sheet version (scale 1/12)

Step 15:

Other models examples and finishing.

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    34 Discussions

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    RolexGregory
    RolexGregory

    5 months ago

    do you make a Huracán kit?

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    charliebike58
    charliebike58

    Reply 5 months ago

    I can make any model, at the moment I don't have Lamborghini Huracàn.

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    RolexGregory
    RolexGregory

    Reply 5 months ago

    Can you tell me? Please, what software you use for 3D Wireframe Drawing.

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    charliebike58
    charliebike58

    Reply 5 months ago

    Rhinoceros and/or Autocad Autodesk

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    RolexGregory
    RolexGregory

    Reply 5 months ago

    Thank you

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    aquicruz
    aquicruz

    Question 5 months ago on Step 15

    Hi,

    Do you know where I can find 1:12 wheels? I am building a VW Karmann Ghia in that scale, but it has been too difficult to find them. I would really appreciate any advice.

    Regards,
    Alberto Q

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    charliebike58
    charliebike58

    Answer 5 months ago

    Hello Alberto,
    I draw and print my wheels in 3D. (plastic material)

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    aquicruz
    aquicruz

    Reply 5 months ago

    Thank you!

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    Hmmca
    Hmmca

    Question 6 months ago

    How can I purchase one, Looking for a larger size thanks

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    charliebike58
    charliebike58

    Answer 6 months ago

    Tell me what kind of model and scale by your email, than I'll send you all informations, moreover I can send you some other photos of the other models. All the best.

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    MadsJ7
    MadsJ7

    Question 9 months ago

    Can i purchase the countach 1/5 scale

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    LostOZ1
    LostOZ1

    Question 1 year ago on Introduction

    The Porsche spider kit, how do I purchase it?

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    Alrata
    Alrata

    Answer 7 months ago

    How do I purchase kit?

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    charliebike58
    charliebike58

    Reply 1 year ago

    Yes, the Countach is on my list. I'm sorry for delay of the answer.

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    FrankC2004
    FrankC2004

    Question 1 year ago

    Hi, I am interested in your models for making a 1/4 scale Ferrari 250TR, I also would like to know if you can do the same for a 427 AC Cobra. I am a metal shaper and would like to make the body panels for these cars as practice so would be using the models as a buck. Can you provide drawings for me to make these full size by hand in heavier plywood. How can I get in contact with you to order and discuss prices etc. Cheers Frank.

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    charliebike58
    charliebike58

    Reply 1 year ago

    Hello, we can discuss by email; relate your requests we can agree, no problem. Your purposes are very interesting above all 1/4 is a good scale to make it.
    All the best. Charliebike58.