Customized Biplane

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Project by JohnGreco posted 01-14-2010 03:21 AM 1523 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This biplane is a 5th birthday gift for my daughter. The dark Purpleheart body plays nicely off of the Yellowheart wings and propeller. The butterfly inlay is made with Mahogany, Birch & Ebony and, with the color scheme, helps add a very feminine feel to an otherwise very boy-oriented toy.

The engine and landing gear are Mahogany to match the wings of the butterfly. The entire toy is finished with 4 coats of tung oil. I (finally) get to give it to her in 2 more days and can’t wait! Thanks for viewing :)

-- John

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#1 posted 01-14-2010 03:31 AM

very cool. My granddaughter has one and loves it. Not all the exotics though.

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#2 posted 01-14-2010 07:25 AM

Great plane. Love the woods and the inlay is very nice.

Keep it up. Welcome to LJ’s


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#3 posted 01-14-2010 08:28 AM

Nice work

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#4 posted 01-14-2010 05:50 PM


-- John

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