|Project by fatandy2003||posted 05-06-2015 09:20 PM||1684 views||9 times favorited||24 comments|
I made this rocking biplane for my son’s 2nd birthday. I used plans for the rockers (same as on my daughter’s rocking horse), but the rest is my (loose) interpretation of a WWI SPAD biplan. The second seat is more about providing a place for his siblings to play along than it is about functionality.
The body is cherry with mahogany accents. The rockers are poplar with a dark walnut danish oil finish. The wheels are cherry inside and walnut for the “tires”. The aviation logos are inlay using 1/32” veneer. I did my best to upholster the seats with genuine leather, but hey, leather upholstery is not my forte… The propeller spins on a bushing/lag bolt setup.
Thanks for looking!
-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine