Model Bell 407 helicopter project #1: Ready to build!

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Blog entry by Ryan Haasen posted 933 days ago 1612 reads 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My Dad and I made a trip to the Black Forest Company today and picked up the supplies for the helicopter project. The body will be out of cherry, the main rotors will be wenge and other details will be other exotic woods such as padauk and yellowheart. This evening I laminated the sheets of cherry into a 7” by 7” by 27” (length) blank. Tomorrow the new bandsaw is going to get quite the work out cutting this baby out. Hopefully all goes well.

-- Ryan

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#1 posted 933 days ago

I saw what I thought was a helicopter in one of your pictures. Having a model to scale from is the best. Keep us posted.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 933 days ago

It will be great to see it come together. Thanks for taking the time and posting so we can be there with you. I hope all goes well!

Sheila :D

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 933 days ago

I’m following this one.

-- Ray

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