|Project by Andy||posted 01-31-2008 09:07 PM||4511 views||7 times favorited||14 comments|
For my grandson, Bryce.
This was made out of one Pine 2×4x8’. The finished dimensions are 47” long x 6” wide x 1.5” thick at the hub. The center of the hub was milled out with a template and a router.The shape of the blades were drawn by eye onto masonite until they looked right, then cut out on the bandsaw and finished to shape with sanding blocks.This was placed on the prop blank, traced out ,and then rough cut on the bandsaw.The difficult part was getting the right look to the pitch of the blades. The final shaping was done using a drawknife and block plane.The basic design was melded from photos of old wooden props found on the web.
Bronze paint accents the hub and tips. Mahogany stain and glazes were used to give this a vintage feel. Brass screws and a carriage bolt complete the look.
Finish is varnish.
-- If I can do it, so can you.