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Grandpa, I need an aircraft carrier

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Project by TopamaxSurvivor posted 08-09-2012 06:19 AM 4354 views 6 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another project made of scraps of pine and hem/fir. Notice the correction in the drawings and spes; tanks can’t fly or swim, so Robby had to go back to the drawing board. Rather than issue a whole new set of drawings, he modified the old one. I have had this happen many times in my career, so I took it in stride. ;-)

The Bumble Bee Squadron can out fly the Blue Angles! They are made of Häagen-Dazs ice cream bar sticks epoxied to the 3/8” dowel fuselage. Robby says he needs at least 10 more planes to fill the carrier deck. But how will they have room to take off and land?

BTW, I took a few builder’s liberties and added the control tower. There were no complaints about this deviation from the strict instructions I was given.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence





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Tomj

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#1 posted 08-09-2012 06:42 AM

Nice. He looks to be very happy with it.

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Sam Shakouri

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#2 posted 08-09-2012 06:59 AM

Grandpa, can I have more, can I have a bicycle this time. And you’d say MORE??!
Nice toys Topa.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 08-09-2012 07:03 AM

Granpa, great execution of an incredible design

I have to side with the designer who is very

up to date with his military knowledge. :)

http://www.newlaunches.com/archives/the_epv_amphibious_tank_can_cause_mayhem_on_land_and_water.php

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 08-09-2012 07:10 AM

Jamie I stand corrected. Guess I’d better get back to the shop!

Sorry Sam, I am afraid the bike may fail at the worst possible time. I hate grand kids doing face plants. Don’t ask my why and I did not build the bike, it was factory and not intended for normal use by a teenager ;-) Actually, no bike is intended for normal use by a teenager!

Tomj He is, thanks.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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bluekingfisher

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#5 posted 08-09-2012 07:42 AM

Never you mind how they will land or take off, that’s not your worry -;) The lad needs a squadron of planes, just needs his granpa to come through with his side of the deal.

With all that ice cream to eat you could end up putting on a pound or six though.

Well done Gramps

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 08-09-2012 08:01 AM

I like it… The smile says it all. And you got to eat Ice Cream !!!! Look out Blue Angels…..Well done.

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 08-09-2012 08:35 AM

David, you are absolutely right! That isn’t my worry ;-))

Guess I’d better getting to eating Haagen-Dazs! He needs wings for the planes and he isn’t here to help with them.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 08-09-2012 10:28 AM

from what i gather , those German made jets are made with strict guidelines, but there design is done in very good taste..;0…....glad to see grandpa busy with contract work…..gathering the building materials must be a stressful job, and being up all hours of the night preparing the wings must have you licked….lol…good job…i need to possibly do something similar…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 08-09-2012 10:32 AM

You’ve got the best customer to work with. Does he help you?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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kop

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#10 posted 08-09-2012 10:42 AM

A master designer and a master builder come together and wow look at the results it’s an awesome build and one happy Grandson.

-- Kindlyoldpoop

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billb

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#11 posted 08-09-2012 12:00 PM

You followed the design to the letter and the designer is obviously pleased. It is a joy to build something for your grandchild. Nice job.

Bill

-- Bill, Austin, Texas, http://woodworking-business.com

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woodshaver

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#12 posted 08-09-2012 12:29 PM

Design an aircraft carrier! WOW! I’ve got to talk to that Grandson of yours. I might learn a thing or two!

He knows what he wants and he sure is lucky to have a woodworking Grandpa that knows how to make him Happy!

Great Job!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Knothead62

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#13 posted 08-09-2012 12:39 PM

Grandfathers are real pushovers! Ask me how I know. He will have more fun with that than a $500 toy. Creative project. How much ice cream did you have to eat to get the wood spoons for the wings? ;)

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Roger

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#14 posted 08-09-2012 12:44 PM

Looks like the Grndkid/s are puttin together their own army.. Very good. Really nice aircraft carrier, and planes to go with it. I remember one/some o my favorite toys were those little green army men. Imagination at it’s best.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Karson

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#15 posted 08-09-2012 01:21 PM

Well done sir. A happy customer and all for less than 3.5 Billion per copy.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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