Airplane Rocker (Thanks to Herbiej)

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Project by Roz posted 1357 days ago 3142 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About a year ago fellow LJ Herbiej posted this project and I ask if he would tell me where he got the pattern.
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He actually made the pattern from an old toy he found and was kind enough to copy it and mail it the copy to me.

Being a man of action I got right to work and a year later I finally finished two rocking airplanes.
The project is made of three quarter exterior plywood with the rockers made of Red Oak. Herbiej laminated his rockers. (I did not have time for this, Christmas is coming.) It is a simple and fun project to build, just layout, cut, sand, assemble and paint. I only ran into one snag. I was unsure how to attach the plane to the rocker, so I adapted, overcame and improvised.

One kids christmas down and one to go. (I always build a spare toy.)

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#1 posted 1357 days ago

Roz, those are some nice looking rocker.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 1357 days ago

Nice work Terry.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#3 posted 1357 days ago

Love it so cool Roz and herbie

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1356 days ago

Great job!! Like the idea.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 1356 days ago

these are really nice roz…i wish i was a bit smaller..i would enjoy some time in the plane,,,,where is that red baron…lol…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 1356 days ago

Roz, that is very cool. Grate idea.

-- Have a great day.

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#7 posted 1356 days ago

einfach cool :-)


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#8 posted 1354 days ago

Nice job, looks good.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#9 posted 1354 days ago

Great looking plane rockers. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 1353 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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