I'm not sure this is the correct forum but I'll start here. I love threads that show progress of projects people are working on, i.e., the "Organ Build Forum". I thought I would attempt one in my Speedster build. Even if no one is interested, it helps me think through processes and learn from my mistakes.
This is my current project. It is a Wood Magazine set of plans I purchased several years ago. It is a relatively simple toy build compared to some so it is good for a beginner.
The first thing made is the chassis. Basically a board with holes for dowels and axles to be inserted in.
Then I moved on to the Grill/hood assembly. I already posted pictures of this on my Gee Wizzzzz thread where I goofed and had to do a repair
I'll add those pictures here.
The grill was made using a 1/8" straight router bit on m router table. Took me 4 tries before I got what I wanted.
Yesterday I made the firewall, firewall sides and dash. I didn't like the dash in the plans. I was just a strip of wood rounded over with a 1/2" round over bit. I made mine a little more shapely but still trying to keep it easy.
I wish that I had thought to do more with the "firewall" like make it thinner under the dash so when you open the door you don't just see a block of wood sitting there. But too late. And I'm a beginner.
Now I am working on the steering wheel and column. In the plans it is just a 1/4" dowel with a disk of wood on the end. I'm trying, "trying" to do better. I turned the column my lathe and attached a disk. Put it back on the lathe to turn the wheel.
Now I need to figure out how to do the inside of the wheel. I was going to cut it out on the scroll saw, but with column attached that is out. I think that leaves me with drill it out and them sand, sand, sand.
I already know my biggest short coming with any build I do. It is thinking ahead and doing things in the right sequence. Hence the column attached to the wheel too soon. I did it because I used to column to hold the wheel in the lathe as I turned it. I should have figured another way to turn the wheel. Live and learn.
So that is how far I have gotten.