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

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Blog entry by Ryan Haasen posted 01-08-2012 08:36 AM 2395 reads 5 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 01-08-2012 09:16 AM

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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#2 posted 01-08-2012 12:26 PM

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

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 01-08-2012 04:44 PM

I’m following this one.

-- Ray

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