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Project by Matt posted 1296 days ago 1108 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I shaped this out of scrap hickory from a log that I milled. The prop is cherry and oak. The base is poplar and the upright is curly maple. I apolgize for the bad pictures. Not sure why it looks “dusty”. Finished in poly.

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!





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dakremer

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#1 posted 1296 days ago

looks good Matt. Carving is something I would really like to get into! Just dont know if i have the creative eye to do it! Thanks for sharing

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Maveric777

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#2 posted 1296 days ago

Matt, when i was a kid my favorite show in the world was “Black Sheep Squadron” reruns. I grew up wanting to be Pappy Boyington, and soar through the air in a mean looking WWII era corsair. This piece definitely takes me back …. Very cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Matt

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#3 posted 1295 days ago

dakremer- I’m sure you have the eye to do it. It just comes naturally when you start carving it.
Maveric777- I use to love watching that show when I was younger. (ten years ago:p) The corsair is one of my favorite planes of all times.

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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Abbott

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#4 posted 1295 days ago

That is really nice Matt! Well done.

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Rick

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#5 posted 1295 days ago

I’m with Meveric777. Never missed that show. One of my Favourite www 2 Planes. Also the P-38 Lighting and P-40 Warhawk.

Nice work Matt!

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Matt

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#6 posted 1294 days ago

Thanks! I love the B-17 and the P-38. Real neat looking planes.

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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