|Project by Robsshop||posted 04-04-2010 04:27 PM||6640 views||7 times favorited||10 comments|
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 wood shop treasure ! ;-)