Toy Biplane

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Project by PPK posted 10-29-2019 01:16 PM 410 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son has been begging me for an airplane for some time now. He loves airplanes. “We” used 1/4” baltic birch plywood, and a chunk of old shovel handle to make the plane, along with some other misc. wood parts from the hobby store (wheels, dowels, etc). I say “we” because he did a lot of watching and talking, and I did most of the building. But we had a good time, and he sure likes it. I made the propeller from Hickory, in hopes that it won’t break too soon. Nearly the whole thing is put together using CA glue with that spray on activator (Fastcap 2P-10), which is perfect when you’ve got an impatient helper :-)

-- Pete

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#1 posted 10-29-2019 01:25 PM

Looks like your son loves it and is ready to take lessons. FLYMAN SIMON, really cool touch.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 10-29-2019 02:17 PM

You built a great plane and some even better memories….

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 10-29-2019 04:11 PM

Looks like a happy little pilot.
Good job!

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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#4 posted 10-29-2019 04:20 PM

Making toys is a double joy!

Looks great!

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

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#5 posted 10-29-2019 05:39 PM

Way to go!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#6 posted 10-29-2019 07:19 PM

Just right plane and way cute pilot!!!

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#7 posted 10-29-2019 09:16 PM

GR8 JOB Dad :<))) the smile says it all

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 10-29-2019 10:01 PM

Awesome project…and looks like he agrees with me…lol well done!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#9 posted 10-30-2019 10:17 AM

Top marks Dad, the smile says it all; he’ll flying the world in play for years….WELL DONE!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#10 posted 10-30-2019 12:00 PM

Beautiful plane…look at that kid’s face…very pleased kid.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 10-31-2019 06:14 PM

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#12 posted 11-11-2019 12:29 AM

Lovely plane and what a cute son.
No project can make more sense.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 11-11-2019 02:48 PM

Thanks for all the compliments, guys!

-- Pete

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