|Project by Karson||posted 03-02-2009 04:11 PM||5287 views||7 times favorited||30 comments|
Following a newspaper article about the Mason Dixon Woodworking club and our toy program, we were contacted by a Christian School that asked if some of their children could be involved.
We worked out a schedule were we would hold four weekly classes with three different groups of children. Don Connell our Toy Making Chairman and myself lead the classes.
We cut out the parts and put all of the parts for one airplane in a baggy and took them to our classes. They put their name on a tag and they worked on their airplane for the four weeks. They didn’t put finish on the planes because we were working in a very cold pole building. We had a little heat via a Hot Dog heater.
The classes lasted for 50 minuets each of four weeks.
These pictures are the completed planes and the three groups of children that worked on them.
The wood is Popular with Sapele wings and racing stripes. The wood was assembled with 3/4” popular on each side with 1/4” sapele and a 1/4” popular as the mid stripe. It was glued by our benefactor woodworking manufacture that glued the planks up in their heated press. They also cut the 1/4” veneer for the racing stripes.
The airplanes as shown still have the rubber bands that are holding the final glue-ups in place and their name tag.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware firstname.lastname@example.org †