Wooden Biplane by a New Woodworker

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Project by Acts65Woodworks posted 12-07-2016 12:30 AM 2228 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m pretty new to woodworking. I saw the /r/woodworking toy making contest and thought I would give it a try. First time making a wooden toy. Saw plans online by Steve Good and made some minor changes.

I started off with a couple pieces of scrap wood (Oak and mahogany) and cut the pieces to shape and size with the band saw, drilled holes on the drill press, sanded the wheels on the drill press and used mineral oil for finish (child-safe) and then glued it up.

-- Steven, California,,

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#1 posted 12-07-2016 12:38 AM

Nicely done!
A tri plane is what got me back in to building toys and models about two years ago.
Got to love building them there toys’

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#2 posted 12-07-2016 03:18 AM

Great work! keep it up! One of the best ways to use up scraps.

-- Ash @ touchwoodarts

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#3 posted 12-07-2016 07:49 AM

Great start and welcome.

You will come to curse that article because “toy making” tends to become and out of control obsession.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 12-07-2016 10:41 AM

That’s heaps better than my first attempts many years back…top job sir!!

Who’s the very lucky young one who’ll be flying it all over the place??

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 12-07-2016 03:39 PM

Good looking plane there.

-- Ted

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#6 posted 12-07-2016 05:39 PM

First attempt? Fantastic for a first! and otherwise too.

Welcome to the asylum—! Great start and welcome.

”You will come to curse that article because “toy making” tends to become and out of control obsession.” our Aussie friend LBD summed it up well.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 12-07-2016 07:58 PM

Excellent lookin plane for someone who is new to woodwork!

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#8 posted 12-07-2016 11:49 PM

That’s a great looking biplane you’ve got there—I’m sure any kid would love it!

Welcome to the madness—I mean, LJ’s!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 12-08-2016 07:43 AM

Great looking plane! a kid out there will be very happy!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#10 posted 12-10-2016 03:12 AM

Nicely done!

-- Jonathon Carrell, Alabama

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#11 posted 12-10-2016 03:15 AM

That’s awesome! I’d love something like that to put on my desk. :-)

-- Elroy

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