|Project by boxcarmarty||posted 09-14-2012 01:14 AM||1412 views||7 times favorited||18 comments|
When my Granddaughter came to me and said ’’Papaw, I need something that is sleek and fast that will outrun Mommy’’. (well that’s what she would have said if she could talk but she’s just turning a year old) But anyway, I knew that for her birthday, I would either have to turn over the keys to the convertible or make a special trip to the wood shop. This was a tough decision to make, but I chose to hang on to the keys for at least another year.
Instead I re-sawed this Bi-plane from a laminated construction header that I had laying around. I used 5 inch, rubber tire, ball bearing wheels mounted on a 1/2 inch steel rod with threaded ends. The rear wheel is a swivel rubber wheel caster.
My original plans was to dye the wood yellow with black stripes as a bee, but after the black dye bled and over took the yellow, I went to plan ‘B’. I primed, filled, sanded, and primed some more before shooting two coats of enamel over it.
Thanks for looking…..
-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....