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Project by Raymond posted 03-16-2008 05:05 AM 3021 views 6 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this from plans I ordered from Cherry Tree, it took about 4 months off and on, I used purple heart, oak, pine, redwood and ebony. The doors open and close and the main rotor and tail rotor turn. It was a really fun project to make. Still has to head to the finishing room, and when I zoomed the pic on the rotor i can see where i need to a little more sanding.

-- Ray

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#1 posted 03-16-2008 05:20 AM

That is pretty cool. My kids would love it, and then DESTROY it. But they would still have fun with it. :)

-- David, Charlotte NC

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#2 posted 03-16-2008 05:47 AM

Nice detail. SWEET!!

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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#3 posted 03-16-2008 06:18 AM

ahhh to be a kid again , i think its really cool.

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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#4 posted 03-16-2008 07:27 AM

Ay, copy that Sir Tango’s down! I like it – how much time have you put into it so far?

-- --Chuck

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#5 posted 03-16-2008 08:56 AM

That is neat. One of my regular coffee stops is at the Petroleum Helicopter hanger – I bet those pilots would love to have some of these. Well, maybe I’ll try one and they can share it in the coffee lounge :-)).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 03-16-2008 11:53 AM

That is one intricate construction. You do nice work.

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#7 posted 03-16-2008 02:06 PM

Ray your whirlybird looks great, even without the finish.
  • “A tip of the hat to you”. *I have tried a cherry tree plan (the motorcycle), but it has pretty much beat me down. I have it half build, in a box on the bench, maybe to be continued someday. They are not easy plans to build. For toys I much prefer the Toys and Joys plans… You do nice work.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 03-16-2008 03:29 PM

This is really cool, Ray! Post it again after the final finish.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 03-16-2008 04:44 PM

Hi Ray,

Again this is a wonderful piece. I agree with Charlie about posting another picture when you have it finished. I am sure that it will be gorgeous.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 03-16-2008 09:54 PM

Wow, you must have nerves of steal. Those are some pretty small parts. I’d also like to see it finished. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 03-16-2008 11:04 PM

That’s incredible! With all that detail, I would expect it to actually fly.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#12 posted 03-17-2008 01:22 AM

nice work looks great. I have been wanting to try toys but this one is way over my head.

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#13 posted 03-17-2008 04:25 PM

Thanks for the nice comments, i’m into that one for about 6 months or so and about 10 stitches..

-- Ray

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#14 posted 03-17-2008 04:31 PM

Toy Guy, I agree they are great plans, I have most if not all there plans for construction vehicals.

-- Ray

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#15 posted 03-17-2008 04:36 PM

Andy if I can build it anyone can. Just give it a try. There is no such thing as a bad project, projects that don’t turn out as expected…..become modern art.

-- Ray

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