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Airplane Rocker (Thanks to Herbiej)

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Project by Roz posted 11-03-2010 04:53 AM 3271 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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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 11-03-2010 05:25 AM

Roz, those are some nice looking rocker.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 11-03-2010 06:14 AM

Nice work Terry.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#3 posted 11-03-2010 06:16 AM

Love it so cool Roz and herbie

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#4 posted 11-03-2010 02:30 PM

Great job!! Like the idea.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 11-03-2010 03:20 PM

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 11-04-2010 06:09 AM

Roz, that is very cool. Grate idea.

-- Have a great day.

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#7 posted 11-04-2010 06:21 AM

einfach cool :-)

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#8 posted 11-06-2010 02:41 AM

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 11-06-2010 04:00 AM

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

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Roz

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#10 posted 11-06-2010 04:45 PM

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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