BI Plane

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Project by nchlsmccarron posted 01-13-2011 01:29 PM 1542 views 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Bi plane i made as a Christmas gift. The two woods are maple and jitoba. The wheels, engine cowling and body were all done on the lathe, the rest was a mixture of band saw and scroll saw. I had a lot of fun with this project.

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#1 posted 01-13-2011 02:16 PM

Nice plane there. Someone should enjoy that for a looooooong time. And welcome to LJ.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#2 posted 01-13-2011 02:22 PM

Yep, very nice plane with just enough details. Welcome to LJs :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 02:31 PM

I love it! I like the little pilot dude! Do you have a plan book of toys like this that you work with? If so I would like to get one and try it!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#4 posted 01-13-2011 02:43 PM

This biplane is wonderfully done. 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

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#5 posted 01-13-2011 03:09 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 01-13-2011 03:39 PM

Very cool.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 01-13-2011 05:03 PM

Very nice I like the mix of woods. Is this your own design?

-- Ray

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#8 posted 01-13-2011 05:33 PM

Nicely done!

I like that you mixed species to produce the wing decoration.

I know a couple of people that would one of these.

Welcome to LumberJocks! I’ll be curious to see what other projects you will be posting.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#9 posted 01-13-2011 06:38 PM

Snoopy would be proud to fly this!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#10 posted 01-13-2011 07:12 PM

I love it! My little boy wants a plane for his room and I want to make him one. Can you tell us the dimensions of this, and did you use plans?


-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#11 posted 01-13-2011 10:28 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments, as for dimensions I can measure it up when i get a chance but i did not use a plan to build it (I ment to trace the pieces before i glued it up but i got to anxious to see it finished up). weirdly enough i started with the cylinders of the motor first and worked from there to fit and size the rest of the components.

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#12 posted 01-14-2011 05:44 AM

Very nice! Beautifully done. You went the extra mile on this one. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 02-04-2011 02:20 AM

Very nice.

-- Leonard H.

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