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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
-- 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?
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#8 posted 01-13-2011 05:33 PM
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?Thanks.
-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!
#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.
-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa
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#13 posted 02-04-2011 02:20 AM
-- Leonard H.
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