P-3 prop and H-53 Tail Rotor

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Project by AlBCuttnWud posted 08-08-2012 02:26 AM 2440 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The P-3 prop was fun to make as I experimented with clear casting resin. The blades are mohogany and the center spinner is made of beechnut. For the casting resin, I just cut out the center of the blade and filled halfway initially. I then placed a few things like rank insignia, command coins etc on one side and the Hawaiian islands on the other side.

For the H-53 tail totor, basically square blades and used the talents of some other guys to make the center fittings.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#1 posted 08-08-2012 02:45 AM

I have seen many navy wood working projects and I have to say that this one is very unique and has a nice amount of polish to it. VERY well done shipmate

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#2 posted 08-08-2012 07:44 AM

Pretty cool, looks like they were fun to make. Great job. Ex-Navy here as well USS Enterprise CVN65

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 08-08-2012 02:26 PM

looks great. I spent a bit of time working on those. I was in VP-1 in whidbey

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#4 posted 08-09-2012 12:08 AM

Thanks for the nice comments. I have cruised on Enterprise twice…..she’s tired but still going.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#5 posted 08-09-2012 11:37 PM

Did a westpac on USS Boxer (LHD 4). I was on the Marine side of life…the US Navy really is the greatest taxi service in the world! But really, outstanding craftsmanship sailor!

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#6 posted 08-10-2012 08:32 PM

Jake….....I had the pleasure of working with Marines at MALS 24 in Hawaii. It was a great tour! Thanks for the kind words.


-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#7 posted 08-26-2012 10:35 PM

Nice work.

-- Larry, North Carolina,!/woodworkin

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#8 posted 03-24-2015 04:44 PM

Awesome for the Rotor head guys

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