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Project by GerardoArg1 posted 03-24-2020 03:30 PM 458 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few months ago a friend asked me if I could do something similar to an airplane, the idea was that it would serve his 1-year-old son at the time of taking the photographs. After seeing several models, searching the web, and not finding free plans … I took a picture of the web, defined some measurements, and using a scale I took the rest to make it proportional. That was not final, since as I was cutting the woods and assembling; I had to adjust because it seemed big or small.
Finally it was taking shape until the carpentry part was completed. There my nephew intervened to do the painting (the extras do not always have the same rhythm as us!) And after several weeks the project was completed.
The idea is to be able to move the piece by taking it from behind and forward it rests on wheels. Maybe it would have been interesting to put another wheel behind and just have to push … but the extras are too expensive and I did not know the result they would have.
I agree with the result and I think the client too.
Wood is all pine.
A hug to all!

PS: the model is my son. He was the first to enjoy work … for a few days

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)





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Ivan

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#1 posted 03-24-2020 04:19 PM

WOW! Great plane!Happy and luvky kid!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Rowe

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#2 posted 03-24-2020 04:23 PM

Fantastic piece of work Gerardo .
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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mafe

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#3 posted 03-24-2020 04:32 PM

I love it!
Sooo sweet, every kid would love that.
You did an exelent job on this build.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Diego Cassels

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#4 posted 03-24-2020 06:15 PM

Very nice! Great job!

-- Diego Cassels

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 03-24-2020 06:16 PM

Nicely done and imagtinative!

Great photo prorp.

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

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pinebox

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#6 posted 03-24-2020 08:28 PM

Looks amazingly close to the Link trainer that taught thousands of WW2 pilots to fly. Great job!

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graywolf

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#7 posted 03-25-2020 12:00 AM

Cool project, and a cute kid.

-- Richard, North Carolina, http://graywolfwoodworks.wordpress.com/

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 03-25-2020 12:13 AM

I think any child would love to sin in that. Nice build. Air force blue? haha

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

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#9 posted 03-25-2020 12:30 PM

nicely done

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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BurlyBob

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#10 posted 03-25-2020 04:15 PM

Now that’s a winner!

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 03-26-2020 11:08 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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bazz135uk

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#12 posted 03-27-2020 06:18 PM

Great project looks real fun well done

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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