Airplanes for kids, part 2

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Project by CM02WS6 posted 04-13-2015 12:25 PM 1711 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second round of airplanes I made for my kids. The first group (see my other projects) was for hanging from the ceiling in my newborn son’s room. My daughter and son both wanted airplanes when they saw me making the first batch so I made these.

The first one is an F-16 for my son (age 5). I added a couple more features this time around, including the walnut cockpit and padauk exhaust. These are intended to be played with so I made them a bit more robust. The body is split in two halves and both horizontal wings are a single piece each and mounted in a groove, then the bottom half of the body is glued underneath. The vertical fin is mounted in a groove too.

The second is a custom design I made for my daughter (age 3). It is made from purpleheart and yellowheart, and the design is a heart theme. The single wing is the shape of a heart and the vertical fin is a half heart. I made the body a bit more chubby and rounded to be more cute and match the theme.

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#1 posted 04-13-2015 02:18 PM

Beautiful work! They really look great.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 04-13-2015 03:05 PM

I love the airplanes. If you can make these in bulk for cheap enough to could sell them as a mobile for over baby cribs and make $100 per set, if not more.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#3 posted 04-13-2015 08:07 PM

That is Great work!
I love the F-16.
Thanks for sharing!

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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#4 posted 04-13-2015 11:34 PM

Very nice. I bet the become keepsakes.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 04-14-2015 12:35 AM

Unique sturdy and gorgeous all at the same time.
Fantastic toys.

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

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#6 posted 04-14-2015 08:26 AM

Very neat and tidy work
Nice kid friendly edges
Brilliant design and selection of timbers and simple functional construction

Definately an F -16 unmistakable!
That will Fly !

Now I shall await the Globemaster

-- Regards Rob

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