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Blog series by jacob34 updated 11-22-2013 07:12 PM 16 parts 24803 reads 26 comments total

Part 1: one stop shop project and replacement tank

05-03-2012 01:52 AM by jacob34 | 2 comments »

So I built the sled yesterday and then of course had to build a box today. I had purchased a piece of hard maple that the lumber store had at a reduced price as it was a foot and half chunk, I got it for the whole reason of playing around making a box or two out of it. The box is 3” tall and about 2 1/2’ squared at the base. The tank is the first of a series of vehicles that my father wants built to remind him of when he was a kid. It is a redesign from ...

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Part 2: wish glue dryed faster and was young enough not to look guilty when caught playing

05-04-2012 03:24 AM by jacob34 | 2 comments »

I finished cutting a little detail in the tracks with the BS and a dremmel. Then took some larger diameter dowel I have and made a hatch and as I was looking at the dowels decided the tank II needed a machine gun which is made out of some dowel and a piece of maple left over from a box. The wheels are glued and tomorrow will be put under and the tracks glued to the body. Then paint. I realize this is probably really small and most the lumberjocks on here could probably have th...

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Part 3: T2 is built and we are moving on to the air support.

05-04-2012 10:15 PM by jacob34 | 2 comments »

The tank is done I think it turned out pretty good, the little one is the first tank the bigger the rebuild. They are both painted in camo green the smaller one was a paint over a green stain. The next project which as you can see is already started will be a B25 Mitchell. The body is out of like a lot of what I build 3/4 pine the wings are out of 3/8 pine the engines just dowel. I have a couple wheels set in front for propellers although it is just for effect I am ...

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Part 4: the b-25 is pulling together and the fighter is starting

05-15-2012 11:11 PM by jacob34 | 2 comments »

I have finally gotten back in the shop after a week or so of not being able to feed the habit. I decided to work on Dad’s military pieces the bomber is pulling together I glued the engines to the wings and the tail section is glued. I will put wings and tail together next. I also took some dowels and tried my hand at propellers, they are dry fit together. I still need to adjust the angles and trim them down to length. Not sure if I like them opinions? The second p...

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Part 5: the bomber takes flight but is without fighter cover

05-18-2012 12:32 AM by jacob34 | 2 comments »

the b-25 is done I painted it od green and then used paint pens (yes i know that is probably cheating) to put a little detail into the project. The next project in this series will be the f6 hellcat I started after that I maybe done not sure they have been fun but I have a few projects in the waiting also.

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Part 6: thinking of the boys

06-01-2012 02:25 AM by jacob34 | 0 comments »

I thought that after building the tanks for dad that I would make some tweaks and build well make to kits for my boys to build for fun and if it works out I will make them for some of the nephews for Christmas. I made a couple changes, first I added a fuel tank to the back for looks, I lowered the angle of the tank cannon and I rounded the edges of the turret and body. I am going to make the tracks and wheels tomorrow and hopefully have it ready for dry fit.

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Part 7: world domination one tiny tank at a time

07-04-2012 07:25 PM by jacob34 | 3 comments »

After building these tanks, ships and planes for my father I decided they looked like something my nephews would enjoy and possibly my 11 year old although he is kinda getting old for that kinda of stuff, maybe for a shelf. Anyway I did not want to just build little tanks I wanted to make kits for the kids giving their dads some fun too hopefully. I decided to buy wheels at a store and haven’t done so as of yet so the kits are missing wheels. other than that they are complete. I have tw...

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Part 8: the fighter plane

08-09-2012 02:28 AM by jacob34 | 3 comments »

this is the F4 hellcat waiting for paint and propeller. I am not sure what the next project will be in this series but probably a jeep or duce and a half. I know these are not as cool and exact at some of the stuff posted on lumberjocks but they have been a learning experience every inch of the way. Mostly on what not to do but hey it all helps.

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Part 9: the final piece, and they came two by two

12-19-2012 06:04 PM by jacob34 | 1 comment »

As I rummaged threw scrap looking for a piece to complete a Christmas project I gazed upon the halfway done f4 hellcat I had started for my fathers collection of old style military toys. Now I will be honest it was the propeller that caused the gap in work on this propeller, I did not have a good and simple way of doing it. either way as I looked at the f4 and felt its pain sitting on my isle of misfit projects. I decided to finish the project and paint it. This project is the final in the se...

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Part 10: Two by two sorry

12-19-2012 06:12 PM by jacob34 | 1 comment »

The last post on dad’s military I meant to put pictures of all the pieces I did for this trip down oddsville and somehow was side tracked, probably my 4 year old but hey she has more chips now and all it happy at the lunch. Anyway here is a recap of the Dad’s military toys. yes I realize there are two tanks, two planes and three ship but they were done at two different times, see you can rationalize anything!!

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Part 11: the leap to twin engine

03-27-2013 01:21 AM by jacob34 | 3 comments »

I haven’t had much time in the shop lately with working nights and my 8 year old had basketball going on for a while. I decided though to start another plane, this time I am doing a p38. I was watching a old popular woodworking podcast on tips around the shop and one of them was making a tapered leg with the jointer. I am going to try and use that on the wing and to taper the two tail booms. !!

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Part 12: the spitfire

10-17-2013 03:14 AM by jacob34 | 2 comments »

So my wife has made a couple comments that the girls at work saw my planes I have made in the past and they liked them. Leading to her thinking I should make some more. I honestly had stopped because as I have mentioned in previous bloggs they were for my dad who for some odd reason requested them. Anyway this got me thinking which if any of you are like me and build a project in your head several hundred times before even picking out the lumber, you know that is bad mo jo. Bu...

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Part 13: the spitfire moves along with a mustang

10-28-2013 10:25 PM by jacob34 | 1 comment »

I have been working on this off and on, while finishing the spitfire I made a mustang. I am laying down the base paint before putting the details in. Darn propellers where &(*& up again. I need a jig or something of the sort.

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Part 14: Almost there spitfire and mustang

11-05-2013 05:23 AM by jacob34 | 2 comments »

The spitfire and mustang are almost there. I have painted the base and planes waiting for it to dry to put the P51 and SPITFIRE on the bases. Then clear coat each. They are both out of pine as well as the base. I still need to work on my propellers something fierce, otherwise I am somewhat happy with this. Oddly enough like the first planes which were requested by my father these were requested by my Aunt or Aunt inn law as it is. I know they are hinky but they apparently like them. I...

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Part 15: yes I am at it again

11-18-2013 08:04 PM by jacob34 | 0 comments »

So first off I am pretty sure that this string of blogs is why guys like me should not be allowed access to a blog in the first place but as I am and the building of my little air planes definitely constitutes both a journey as well as a challenge at least for me I am blogging. So that thinly veiled attempt as an intro gone wrong aside I am at it again. The two planes I built last the spit fire and the mustang both pleased me because I finally got the wings to turn out how I wanted but of...

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Part 16: painted and waiting for finishing touches

11-22-2013 07:12 PM by jacob34 | 0 comments »

The B-17 has been painted and needs it’s redneck details before entering into the RAF (Redneck AirForce). I went with wheels for propellers, I personally like how it looks but hey who am I. I am going to make a stand and send it off to a happy home after the paint is finished probably with the P-51 and spitfire. I think the neck thing in line after this is a train. I have a couple books with diesel trains both locomotives and cars and I think that will be the next project. Enjoy ...

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