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Project by Airframer posted 12-06-2014 12:21 AM 2663 views 6 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished my boys little aluminum Toy Handplane he will be getting for Christmas along with some other small “tools” for him to use on his workbench.

It is made from aluminum and minimal tools (mostly a hacksaw/torch and belt sander) and spent maybe a couple months worth of weekends ( a couple hours a day).

The idea was to make it realistic enough so he would feel like he had a tool just like daddy but without it being as heavy or dangerous as the real thing.

I guess the real test will be the first time he throws it on the ground lol. Thanks for looking!

You can read the build blog Here

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"





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August McCormick Lehman III

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#1 posted 12-06-2014 12:51 AM

Very nice job bud.
Your an all around guy wood and metal.your son will or should pass this on to his kids
Nice.

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#2 posted 12-06-2014 12:52 AM

You have created an heirloom, Eric. I’m sure that it is something he will long treasure. Well done, sir!

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#3 posted 12-06-2014 12:52 AM

Excellent . A toy like they used to make.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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summerfi

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#4 posted 12-06-2014 01:07 AM

Eric, I’ve been amazed watching you go through this build. You did an incredible job. If all dads put in this kind of time for their kids, the world would be a better place.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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Airframer

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#5 posted 12-06-2014 01:14 AM

Thanks guys! I had a lot of fun with this one. The pics don’t convey just how darn cute this little guys is in person lol.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#6 posted 12-06-2014 01:20 AM

Ha. This is so awesome. Can you get a shot in your hand for scale?

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#7 posted 12-06-2014 01:29 AM

It has been fun watching you build this. It is an excellent build. You realize that once he gets that you will be expected to build a lot of other tools for him. In his mind you can do anything.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#8 posted 12-06-2014 01:35 AM

But what kind of shavings does it take?

J/K

Really fine work Eric

-- - Terry

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#9 posted 12-06-2014 01:38 AM

Excellent work Eric it’s been fun watching you share all the tidbits of its construction as it’s gone along. A mini roubo, panel saw and hand plane are some pretty awesome memories and heirlooms for your son. Fantastic work friend!

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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Airframer

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#10 posted 12-06-2014 01:40 AM



Ha. This is so awesome. Can you get a shot in your hand for scale?

- ToddJB

Here ya go!


But what kind of shavings does it take?

- TerryDowning

It produces shavings so thin they are practically invisible to the eye :D

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#11 posted 12-06-2014 02:08 AM

So. Freaking. Cool.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#12 posted 12-06-2014 02:17 AM

That is ridiculously cool. You should link the blog in the description. I agree it was interesting to follow.

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Airframer

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#13 posted 12-06-2014 02:20 AM

I had ment to do that Tim and forgot.. fixed. I still need to write up the final post in that series to cover the last bit of the build. I might get to that tonight sometime.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#14 posted 12-06-2014 03:49 AM

It looks like you accomplished what you set out to do, let us know what he thinks

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#15 posted 12-06-2014 05:10 AM

It really turned out great, nice job. Even though I know it’s a toy, a part of me wants you to make some shavings with it :) .

-- Allen, Colorado

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