Grandson Jack's Airplane Room

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Project by crashman posted 03-14-2012 03:30 PM 4513 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Son-in-Law John came up with this airplane idea for Grandson Jack’s room, since he wanted it done in airplanes. My Wife & Daugheter painted the blu sky & clouds on the wall, John & I constructed the plane from a drawing he had done on a piece of scrap paper. The prop was cut/sanded/carved from a solid Oak 2×6 & actually has the pitch like a real prop. The leading edge of the wings are from a ripped oak 2×4 & sanded to a rounded front edge, we used oak plywood for the shelving & undersides. note the landing lights in the bottom of the wings. The fuselage is a wastebasket with some plastic paint for the stripe. Jack loves his airplane…............Thanks for looking

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#1 posted 03-14-2012 04:40 PM

That is Cool!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#2 posted 03-14-2012 05:00 PM

Does it double as a wall-mounted fan too? ;)

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

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#3 posted 03-14-2012 06:14 PM

Super awesome! And super creative, too!

-- Nat, UPstate NY,

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#4 posted 03-14-2012 06:37 PM

Like that.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#5 posted 03-14-2012 08:03 PM

Very cool!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#6 posted 03-15-2012 03:54 AM

Ok, You and I My friend must be living in a parallel universe !!(LOL) I have a Grandson named Jack and I built him an Airplane Shelf for his birthday a short while back (posted in My projects page) and I am also in the middle of building him a Treasure Trunk much like Your other project post as well , Small world as they say ! You have put together some very nice looking builds on both counts and I am sure they were very rewarding, with smiles all around ! Welcome to L J’s and stay safe !........ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#7 posted 03-17-2012 01:43 AM

super cool project!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#8 posted 03-19-2012 08:47 AM

A very nice looking plane!

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