Far-West Cart

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Original model by the author, based on old photographs and drawings of the time. All accessories (rifle, bucket, axe, shovel, barrels ..) were made in wood.

TECHNICAL DATA

Technical Data

Name Far-west Cart
Description Typical cart used by the American colonists in the “conquest of the West”
Design Francisco Texeira
Scale 1:35
Measures (cm) Width; 20, Depth: 10, Height: 16
Date 1999
Hours 170
Comments

Again, between ships… something different.

This time it decided to build a far-west cart, for which I was researching and looking for illustrations to make my design.

Using the techniques learned to bend the ship’s liner straps, I made the wheels out of one piece of wood, on which I embedded the spokes.

Thick copper wires served to shape the hood. I decorated the interior with some sacks, a trunk and some rolls of cloth. A turned lantern made of wood, brass wire and plastic hangs from the rear davit.

Behind the driver’s seat, a 6cm rifle made of a single piece of carved and polychrome wood. On one side, a barrel and its spoon, all made of wood. The brake handle is placed to the left of the driver.

I also made an articulated system (that works) and that when the brake is pulled, the shoes stop the wheels.

And to complete the set, a whip, rolls of rope, woods to make fire, pick and shovel, an axe… all made of carved and polychrome wood.

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