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Project by mikeberry posted 01-13-2010 08:57 PM 1550 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

scale model of waco biplane, prop spins & it pivots on a steel shaft (not shown) as a weather vane.

-- It's hard to plane a door when you have to use the crack of your ass for a vise





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dustyal

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#1 posted 01-13-2010 10:53 PM

needs a pilot? I like it… Better than many whirly gigs I’ve seen. I like the paint job too, although it does resemble a little the Japanese rising sun? Nicely done. What kind of wood and paint did you use?

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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mikeberry

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#2 posted 01-13-2010 11:02 PM

I used pine & baltic birch ply. The paint is marine enamel. Also has nylon bushing in prop.

-- It's hard to plane a door when you have to use the crack of your ass for a vise

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Padre

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#3 posted 01-13-2010 11:18 PM

I really like it, it’s cool.

-- Chip -----------http://www.penmanchip.com-----------------Micah 6:8

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#4 posted 01-14-2010 02:17 AM

Nice plane, Snoopy needs to be flying it:-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 01-14-2010 02:20 AM

Cool plane well done

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#6 posted 01-14-2010 06:27 AM

Great looking plane Mike. Whats the angle om the blades?

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#7 posted 01-14-2010 06:34 AM

about 20 km/hr ? no clue really I had to make a jig that slides in slots of table saw. I think they are close to 30 deg

-- It's hard to plane a door when you have to use the crack of your ass for a vise

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