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Project by UncleStumpy posted 12-20-2012 10:52 AM 851 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

That’s because my family is running out of young’uns. They are all growing up and want video games and cell phones! Made this totally out of pine, not sure what the pilot is, I wanted it to look like a real old time toy.
I got the plans from one of the woodworking sites – don’t remember which.
I actually had a alot of fun manufacturing each and every part. Once again, LOVE my new lathe…. just loaded up a chunk of pine and turned the fuselage, right down to the tapered tail end.
Not an earth shattering project, but more fun than a barrel of monkeys for me!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY LUMBERJOCK FRIENDS.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"





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AlBCuttnWud

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#1 posted 12-20-2012 01:00 PM

Nice looking gift, you did good.

How did you cut the seat area out? Did you cut out before you turned the fuselage or after?

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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Roger

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#2 posted 12-20-2012 01:10 PM

Nice. Looks like you are having gr8 fun, and, THAT is what it’s all about.

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

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Uwe

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#3 posted 12-20-2012 02:04 PM

Great, looks very sturdy.

-- Uwe

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 12-20-2012 05:57 PM

Nice toy. Maybe you can get one of them into the shop to make some simple toys? A friend of mine did that with his grandkids. When they came for a visit the next year they made a musical instument from a kit. Only way to compete with all that short term gratification.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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UncleStumpy

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#5 posted 12-20-2012 07:06 PM

AlBCuttnWud. Yeah, I used a dado stack and made a few passes before I turned the body, then used a sharp chisel and sandpaper to clean the dado lines. Had to use a forstner bit to drill the hole for the pilot to sit in.
Thanks for asking!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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UncleStumpy

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#6 posted 12-20-2012 07:12 PM

Hey Doc, what part of video games did you not see? LOL
I’d love to pass on some knowledge, but the nephews will probably have to get the desire someplace else as I can’t talk them into it. Ah well….....

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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hunter71

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#7 posted 12-21-2012 12:14 PM

Might be yout first toy, but i’ll bet it won’t be your last. Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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crowie

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#8 posted 02-03-2013 12:27 AM

Great plan and I’m sure you’ll be making heaps more toys now the bug has bit…...well done.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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UncleStumpy

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#9 posted 02-05-2013 12:37 AM

Thanks crowie!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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