LumberJocks

Wood plane that can be assembled many times

  • Advertise with us
Project by DaleMaley posted 06-04-2019 04:57 PM 547 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lowe’s sells about 4 different small wood models designed for ages 5 and up to assemble using a hammer and some small nails. My grandson and I built the airplane last sunday…......he really likes putting the stickers on :)

The nails were hard to drive, even for me…...because the wood was so dry and hard. I got to thinking, why don’t I design and build a model twice as big…that can be taken apart many times using brass screws?

Got it done today. I will let my grandson put on a U.S. Flag decal on each of the 2 back vertical wings :) :)

For right now, I am leaving it unfinished hard maple.

In hard woods like red oak and maple, I drill the hole with a countersink bit. Then I take about 3 passes with a steel screw to get it to full depth…....using paraffin wax as a lubricant. Once it is to full depth, I put in the brass screw. If you start with the brass screw, you will strip out the screwdriver slot trying to get it to full depth (been there…..done that).

The grandson really likes toys he can take apart and put back together again and again…......so I think he will like this one !

For complete details on how I built this model, see my woodworking web site.

Thanks!

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/





5 comments so far

View mcoyfrog's profile

mcoyfrog

4757 posts in 4107 days


#1 posted 06-04-2019 05:40 PM

Great idea

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

View PPK's profile

PPK

1527 posts in 1322 days


#2 posted 06-05-2019 02:48 PM

Great idea! I may have to just try this one. I have a son that LOVES airplanes, and this may be just what he needs.

-- Pete

View ClaudeF's profile

ClaudeF

995 posts in 2220 days


#3 posted 06-05-2019 03:41 PM

Great idea to make it so he can take apart and put back together!

Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

View Lazyman's profile

Lazyman

3981 posts in 1900 days


#4 posted 06-06-2019 04:02 PM

Nice idea. My daughter learned to swear attempting to reassemble a toy like that when she was a little too young for it! Well, undoubtedly, she learned to swear watching me but she really demonstrated how well she had learned it. She even got the infection perfect. LOL. I was both proud and appalled. ;-)

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

View DaleMaley's profile

DaleMaley

496 posts in 2748 days


#5 posted 06-06-2019 06:27 PM



Nice idea. My daughter learned to swear attempting to reassemble a toy like that when she was a little too young for it! Well, undoubtedly, she learned to swear watching me but she really demonstrated how well she had learned it. She even got the infection perfect. LOL. I was both proud and appalled. ;-)

- Lazyman

That’s funny :)

I guess the Lowes savings bank wood kit is a bear to assemble, even for adults. I will “dry assemble” it with my grandson…....before we nail it together…..........so I don’t have to say any Salty Sailor terms!

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com