LumberJocks

airplane/whriligig

  • Advertise with us
Project by mikeberry posted 1659 days ago 1493 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





7 comments so far

View dustyal's profile

dustyal

1195 posts in 2079 days


#1 posted 1659 days ago

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...

View mikeberry's profile

mikeberry

59 posts in 1691 days


#2 posted 1659 days ago

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

View Padre's profile

Padre

930 posts in 2093 days


#3 posted 1659 days ago

I really like it, it’s cool.

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

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

TopamaxSurvivor

14618 posts in 2280 days


#4 posted 1659 days ago

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

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112001 posts in 2181 days


#5 posted 1659 days ago

Cool plane well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View yarydoc's profile

yarydoc

417 posts in 1748 days


#6 posted 1659 days ago

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

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

View mikeberry's profile

mikeberry

59 posts in 1691 days


#7 posted 1659 days ago

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase