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1934 Stearman Biplanes

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Project by DaleMaley posted 861 days ago 1947 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made several of these toy wood models of Stearman biplanes.

The last one was from Yellowheart wood. This species worked well, and the yellow color is nice for these planes.

I used red African padauk for the wings on one of the planes. I have also made them from all maple wood.

The tricky part is converting a rectangular blank into an almost round body for the plane. I illustrate how to make these planes on my web site.

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/





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bj383ss

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#1 posted 861 days ago

Looks Great. I love the engine detail.

Bret

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Woodbridge

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#2 posted 861 days ago

really cool.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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xwingace

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#3 posted 861 days ago

Those are awesome! Where’s Snoopy?

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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sawdustmaker101

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#4 posted 861 days ago

very nice…. wood always looks better than those mass produced plastic toys. The big kids like them too….

-- Bob, Michigan

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jacob34

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#5 posted 861 days ago

Love them, I have three or four books on wood working and plan on having a time where my son and I make all the airplanes that are in them. I really like the contrast with the red paduak.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#6 posted 860 days ago

Very cool, execellent work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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KOVA

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#7 posted 269 days ago

SON UNOS AVIONES ASOMBROSOS
HABILIDOSO ARTESANO!!!!!

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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