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Project by Herbiej posted 06-19-2009 09:00 PM 1817 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the third rocker plane that I have built. The other two were for other peoples grand children. I finally got around to building one for my Great grand son. The plane is made from Eastern red cedar, and the base and rockers are cypress. Finished with shellac.

-- Acts: 2:38





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Jeff

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#1 posted 06-19-2009 09:19 PM

Are the rockers steam bent or laminations or just cut out of a single piece? Great looking by the way. These rockers really look like fun projects.

-- - In the end, everything will be okay. If it isn't okay, it isn't the end yet.

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#2 posted 06-19-2009 09:45 PM

The rockers are 4 pieces 5/16” laminations

-- Acts: 2:38

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#3 posted 06-19-2009 11:43 PM

just PLANE cool. Best work is for the kids!!!
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 06-20-2009 12:04 AM

Absolutely beautiful! Great pictures.
Your hard work totally shows!!!
Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 06-20-2009 12:43 AM

your really very good at this well done I like your work very much Alistair pd did you use a design or make your own.?

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 06-20-2009 12:47 AM

Scotsman, I found a rotted discarded version on a trash pile. I brought it home and made a pattern with a few mods.

-- Acts: 2:38

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#7 posted 06-20-2009 01:06 AM

looks great your great grand son will love it well done

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#8 posted 06-20-2009 01:02 PM

Nice Job!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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Karson

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#9 posted 06-20-2009 01:33 PM

Nice job on the airplane. I like it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 06-20-2009 04:25 PM

Your Grandson will love his plane….....nice finish, good job.

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#11 posted 06-24-2009 02:59 PM

Great job, I make rocking Motorcycles. Always wanted to try a plane. Have a train rocker also. Like the “out of the box” rockers best. Keep up the great work

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#12 posted 08-20-2009 09:16 PM

Very nice, I might have to do one this christmas.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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