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Project by jase posted 01-24-2016 11:53 AM 1305 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got to Korea and asked my boss if he had anybody he wanted to give a real nice gift to and this is what I made. He’s an F-16 pilot and the Mig’s are used by north korea so I made a Mig-17 out of sycamore. The F-16 is from Leopardwood and wow it was very dense. First time I ever experimented with veneer, but I chose some Figured Makore from (www.veneersupplies.com/). I had no vacuum press so i cut the veneer to shape, used some 5 minute cement wood glue and put all the clamps I had on it. Worked out perfect, except my corners didn’t line up, so I used a bit of walnut on the 4 corners.

Oh yea I used bamboo BBQ skewers for the Mig wingtips, and bought a chrome coat hanger and cut it in half for the aircraft stands. Thanks for looking!

-Jase

-- 'If you got any, you got plenty'





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Tomoose

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#1 posted 01-24-2016 04:06 PM

Jase that is too cool. Nice work.
Cheers,
Tom

-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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KeepOnLearnin

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#2 posted 01-25-2016 05:20 AM

Very cool!

For scale, would that happen to be a bit of 20mm cannon underneath?

-- Mark - Keep-On-Learnin' :)

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#3 posted 01-25-2016 01:40 PM

Beautiful set of planes!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-28-2016 09:15 PM



Very cool!

For scale, would that happen to be a bit of 20mm cannon underneath?

- KeepOnLearnin


Whatever size it is , You Don’t want to be on the Receiving End of it. :)

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 01-28-2016 09:06 PM

Jase, you did a beautiful job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 01-28-2016 09:43 PM

Great piece, cool.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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