LumberJocks

Airplane shelf my version

  • Advertise with us
Project by Robsshop posted 04-04-2010 04:27 PM 5206 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Seen this fun project floating around L J’s and thought my grandson could make good use of one. So for his birthday I stamped out my version of the Red Barrons maiden flight. I am some what of a pack rat,and it came in handy for this project. The bulk of the piece is made of MDF with the propeller being fashioned out of Maple. If You look closely above Snoopys head you can see a working canopy which is actually one half of a case from a cheap watch purchase. I turned a gun barrel on my midi lathe and attached an old roller bearing to simulate a working magazine . I also incorporated a french cleat style hanger to simplify mounting on the wall. All in all, pleased with the finished product and my grandson wasn’t to critical of it either !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)





10 comments so far

View 4woodturning's profile

4woodturning

187 posts in 1725 days


#1 posted 04-04-2010 05:00 PM

nice shelf, your grandson will enjoy that for years.

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............http://www.4woodturning.com

View bigike's profile

bigike

4034 posts in 2032 days


#2 posted 04-04-2010 05:10 PM

very nice work i like the gun the whole shelf came out great!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

View clieb91's profile

clieb91

3306 posts in 2679 days


#3 posted 04-04-2010 05:18 PM

Very nice shelf. Love the addition of Snoopy and the working canopy.
Welcome to LumberJocks.
CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

View remy97's profile

remy97

206 posts in 1758 days


#4 posted 04-04-2010 07:32 PM

CLEVER MAN!!

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

View Skylark53's profile

Skylark53

2565 posts in 1804 days


#5 posted 04-04-2010 10:41 PM

Very good job on a fun project; makes folks smile when they walk in the room, I’ll bet.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

View Bradford's profile

Bradford

1434 posts in 2566 days


#6 posted 04-05-2010 09:22 PM

I must have double clicked the page, because, I missed this one. That’s a cool shelf/plane.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

View SCOTSMAN's profile

SCOTSMAN

5578 posts in 2329 days


#7 posted 04-05-2010 09:40 PM

A great idea .I love it .And with a grandson growing up I might just steal your idea lol thanks a bunch.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

13237 posts in 2727 days


#8 posted 04-06-2010 04:19 AM

very cool

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View Jan Hinsch's profile

Jan Hinsch

32 posts in 1431 days


#9 posted 01-17-2011 08:42 PM

This is a great project, very nice finish with the red baron theme and all. Before I started on my biplane rocker I also did a biplane shelf wich was kind of the pilot for the rocker.

It’s not so detailed as yours but also hangs on my sons wall.
Jan

-- Jan, Argentina

View Robsshop's profile

Robsshop

815 posts in 1718 days


#10 posted 01-17-2011 11:37 PM

Great minds think alike as they say and I see You have beat me to the punch ! I am sure Your Son will appreciate all of the wonderful items you are putting together and who knows,He might just wind up flying the space shuttle one day !!! Thanks for the comments and take care.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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