|Project by jjw5858||posted 08-24-2011 11:22 PM||1136 views||7 times favorited||5 comments|
I think it’s important to keep woodworking fun. This for me is only a hobby as it is for many to releive the stresses of the modern day and enjoy the outdoors, so I thought what the hell…...let’s try a toy plane! I had no idea at all in how to do this than otherwise just start on it. I drew the main body on a cut 2×4 then used the coping saw to cut it out. Then I rasped my blues away contouring the main body down to even it out and round it. Then I cut and shaped wings from some thinner pine I had left over, rounded that off with a file. I adlibbed and created a cockpit section and even removed an area from the top main body for the piece to sink into and then glued.
The propellar was a blast to make…the entire project is stained pine, but I took some cut cherry wood from the back by the woods and drew and cut out a more realistic looking propellar. I filed, widdled, filed..etc until the desired shape then cut some dowel for the front cap. Mounted a screw and she spins!
Used srcrews underneath to mount all the wings…..but in taking a chance I actually made a little sliding mortice/rabbit joint fixture for the back top fin to slide in and glue to the main bodies tail end.
Forgive my lack of proper airplane anatomy terminology..lol
Just a fun attempt to learn more skills and thought I would share.
Thanks for looking in and be well.
-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB