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Project by RetiredCoastie posted 10-07-2009 05:19 AM 1586 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this frame in an old WOOD magazine and decided it would make a nice Christmas present. It is a bit early for Christmas but I always start late and wind up not finishing all that I want to make. I built this one out of scrap poplar to see how it turned out before making it out of figured stock. I like it and it was easy to make, now I’ll make 6 with different woods and I’ll be halfway done with presents. The first pic in the mock up is a photo of an engine change in Cordova Alaska 20 years ago when I was in the Coast Guard. The second pic is my wife and I with two of our granddaughters.

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trimtrac

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#1 posted 10-07-2009 06:58 AM

that’s pretty cool frame, I don’t believe I’ve seen a frame like that before. I’m sheltered, although.

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#2 posted 10-07-2009 07:46 AM

I like this but where did you get the hardware? I guess it could be done with wood instead of metal rails.

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#3 posted 10-07-2009 08:04 AM

I bought the 1/2” X 1/8” aluminum flat stock, #6 32 all thread, #6 32 cap nuts and knurled nuts at Lowe’s. The 2 acrylic sheets are 5X7 3/32 thick at TAP plastics.

The oil finish didn’t come out as well as I had hoped but with different wood I hope to do better.

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#4 posted 10-07-2009 05:24 PM

Cool Idea

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#5 posted 12-01-2009 02:32 PM

Is that the Coast Guard C-130 that was lost east of San Clemente Island last October?
http://www.uscg.mil/comdt/blog/2009/10/update-loss-of-coast-guard-c-130-and.asp

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#6 posted 12-01-2009 04:37 PM

Nice photo of 1705 at Airliners.net
http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Coast/Lockheed-HC-130H-Hercules/1593042/M/
Your photo is missing an engine looks like it would have been mighty cold to change
that outside of a hanger with snow on the ground. You should upload your photo
there as they have only 1 of CG1705 that I can find that is in the link above.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#7 posted 12-01-2009 06:46 PM

Gary that is the one that crashed, a very dark day in the Coast Guard family. I knew the flight engineer but didn’t know any of the other crew members.

The day the picture was taken started out sunny with very little snow on the ground and all of a sudden the snow started falling and didn’t stop for about 8 hours and yes it was very cold. We have a hanger to the left but it’s only big enough for a helicopter. Thanks for commenting and the links.

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