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Biplane bookshelf

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Project by Gittyup posted 12-12-2018 01:34 AM 655 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this bookshelf at the request of my oldest daughter for her son who will be born in January. She wouldn’t let me put much color in it. It’s colored to her specifications. Pretty easy project. Just pine except propeller is maple. To make the rotary engine, I drilled dowel holes at 45 degree angles in a block of wood. Then I turned it on the lathe to expose half the dowel cylinders. Inserted the dowels and cut flush. Presto! Rotary cylinders. Propeller and wheels turn freely. Propeller was the hardest part. Wife painted the minion pilot for me.

-- tel





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bushmaster

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#1 posted 12-12-2018 04:06 AM

Very nice, a number of years ago I planned to build an bi-airplane, 38 years ago I had a great start but sold it, married, children property, house expensives took over

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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anthm27

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#2 posted 12-12-2018 12:21 PM

I like it, Its no Boeing 777 but I do like it.
Regards
Anthm

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 12-12-2018 04:12 PM

Beautiful, very creative with making the engine.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 12-12-2018 08:08 PM

ALL of the above and then some!

GREAT JOB!

Artistic, novel, useful and attractive—all ==== AGAIN—GREAT JOB!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Ivan

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#5 posted 12-14-2018 09:00 AM

Beautiful and very well made project. Idea of plane bookshelf is outstanding.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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