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Jeff Schumaker

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #420 on: April 09, 2022, 02:07:29 PM »
I surprised that Fred hasn't put some of the "newly found" chairs inside.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #421 on: May 21, 2022, 08:31:01 PM »
Found these today..the finer things.. Hand carved decoratives..



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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #422 on: May 22, 2022, 11:43:44 AM »
Eric hand carved all those blocks. They were the first pieces of the coach to be built, well before we started the frame. He was still making drawings while carving them

We next need a piece of molding to  go along the top edge of these. So far we have not found the right cutter, but Eric took a shot of regrinding one to the right shape. I have found a couple router bit that may work, so the job next Tuesday will be making the molding.


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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #423 on: May 28, 2022, 07:30:28 PM »






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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #424 on: May 28, 2022, 09:14:35 PM »
Mike photo's today (May 28th) are of the door and walls for the bathroom compartment for coach No. 9, built by Harold Downey in his Texas home shop.  It was good to see Harold again today.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #425 on: May 29, 2022, 09:48:34 AM »
Fantastic craftsmanship.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #426 on: June 03, 2022, 08:52:56 AM »
Outstanding workmanship!  Just beautiful.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #427 on: June 11, 2022, 09:39:34 PM »


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« Reply #428 on: June 12, 2022, 10:08:19 AM »
Simply impressive.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #429 on: June 13, 2022, 08:24:35 AM »
Amazing cabinet-maker work.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #430 on: July 23, 2022, 07:27:07 PM »


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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #431 on: July 25, 2022, 09:13:32 AM »
What is not very obvious in these photos  is the most recent work. The strip  of molding  above the windows is now finished and in place- not screwed down, but held in place by its close fit. This was probably the hardest  part we have made. It required about a dozen passes through the shaper and 6 or 7 passes over the table saw at an angle to make the relief curve on the backside for the window shade.

Eric and I had 8 foot long strips of the molding finished and Lou cut them to length. Tomorrow, when Eric remembers to bring back his pin nailer, we will glue the two pieces together.

It is interesting to me that all through this project we have faced complicated tasks. As we work toward them Eric and I talk them over while we are doing simpler jobs. By the time we get to the hard part we pretty well have it figured out and it goes well. The next tough job, at least to me, are the ceiling panels. These are thin veneer sheets, curved into the roof curve, and painted with  scroll work. I am confident by the time we get there we will have figured this out as well.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #432 on: July 25, 2022, 09:22:51 AM »
Ron, if you get a chance, search RyPN for the thread about the panels that Railways To Yesterday made for their Chicago interurban car.  It also might be on their website.  I know the Baltimore Streetcar Museum has had replacement ceiling panels made for at least one streetcar.  Sometimes the 3-ply veneer is glued together within curved formwork so that the panels are pre-curved.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #433 on: July 25, 2022, 09:27:18 AM »
Based on experience of a project decades ago.  Ceiling panels can be done with hardboard Masonite, formed to a shape/curvature via steam box and a mold with clamps.  Once formed and stable, they can be given to an artist for mural painting and a clear coat sealer.
This is not too different than what shipwrights would have done for forming/bending hull planking and deck boards on sailing vessels.  You might be able to get some technical help from the craftsmen at Maine Maritime Museum in Bath.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #434 on: July 25, 2022, 03:06:21 PM »
 The museum could possibly go online, look for curved plywood manufactures located in United States.