Airplane shelf my version

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Project by Robsshop posted 04-04-2010 04:27 PM 7376 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 wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#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!"..............

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#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,

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

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

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


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#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

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#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

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#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

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

very cool

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

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#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, Argentina

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#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 wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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