LumberJocks

The Red Baron

  • Advertise with us
Project by William posted 09-03-2010 04:42 PM 2009 views 14 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
The Red Baron
The Red Baron No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/





14 comments so far

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7902 posts in 1674 days


#1 posted 09-03-2010 04:46 PM

What a cool thing for them! This will be one of those things that they remember all their lives that their dad made for them. It is really great!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

View GabrielX's profile

GabrielX

231 posts in 1585 days


#2 posted 09-03-2010 05:04 PM

The joystick actually moves the pulleys! That’s awesome; those boys are gonna grow up wanting to be pilots and bombardiers… Or commercial jetliner captains! Mount the guns! :P

-- GX

View WoodenFrog's profile

WoodenFrog

2737 posts in 1667 days


#3 posted 09-03-2010 05:10 PM

That is just too COOl! I love it! I bet the kids do too..
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

View mafe's profile

mafe

9690 posts in 1843 days


#4 posted 09-03-2010 05:12 PM

It’s the most wonderful swing I have ever seen.
Thank you for sharing,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

View swirt's profile

swirt

1952 posts in 1726 days


#5 posted 09-03-2010 05:17 PM

That is fantastic. I love the fact that it actually is controlled by the stick. I want to build one. Though I may go for a single wing design…. maybe a Hellcat or Spitfire. Very cool design. Thanks for sharing and well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

View William's profile

William

9287 posts in 1596 days


#6 posted 09-03-2010 05:55 PM

Anyone who wants to build one, the plans can be ordered through www.woodcraftplans.com .
I’m sure also they can be gotten in other place. The plans are U-Build plans.
The plans are easy to follow and gives instructions on how to hook up the pulley system.
I’ve already made plans that I’ve been telling my older kids. One day when I have grandkids, I’m going to build them one of these. On each wing, I’ve got plans for a rubber band Gatlin gun that shoots like 200 rubber bands off in less than thrity seconds. I’m only going to build this though when it can be at their house and not mine.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

View Dennis Zongker's profile

Dennis Zongker

2451 posts in 2346 days


#7 posted 09-03-2010 06:54 PM

That is really cool!

-- Dennis Zongker

View OttoH's profile

OttoH

884 posts in 1764 days


#8 posted 09-04-2010 01:37 AM

That is a great plane William! Thanks for posting the link to the plans, I am sure there are a lot of LJ’s that would love to build this for a special child.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

16043 posts in 1620 days


#9 posted 09-04-2010 01:43 AM

William, that’s a great substitute for the regular old swing set gig. What a creative thing for you to come up with. Very ingenious. Good work!!!

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View Cantputjamontoast's profile

Cantputjamontoast

346 posts in 2186 days


#10 posted 09-05-2010 01:26 AM

Can I try?

I’m dressed for it.

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

View GenieBean's profile

GenieBean

14 posts in 1577 days


#11 posted 09-05-2010 04:41 AM

That looks like fun! I’d love to give that a try. Can we add pedals connected to the propeller??
(-:

View Tim29's profile

Tim29

307 posts in 1904 days


#12 posted 11-15-2010 05:04 AM

This would have been so much fun as a kid. Instant Favorite.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

View David Drummond's profile

David Drummond

94 posts in 1419 days


#13 posted 09-02-2011 10:15 PM

I cant find the plans on the website… anyone know where to find them? Thanks!

-- "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Explore, Dream, Discover” Mark Twain

View William's profile

William

9287 posts in 1596 days


#14 posted 09-03-2011 12:54 AM

David, unfortunately I have no idea where to get these plans now. I had a reader of my blog that was trying to find these plans as well. I tried to find them from several sites where I know they were once available, and all have discontinued. So I’m sorry I can’t be more help on this one.
On a related note, if you (or anyone else) does happen to successfully order these plans from anyone, please let me know so I can relay the information to others.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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