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Project by Arthouse posted 03-31-2013 04:40 AM 1880 views 13 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First, to make this piece I traveled to junk yards, antique shop and flea markets to acquire all the needed parts to make this whimsical piece. I found the fan on a stand which works . The oscillator is out. I then took a surveyors staff and a metal edge straightedge and assembled them with dowels to look like a bi plane. I then took small wires and attatched for guidwires with small led undercounter lights under the wing. I then took some flashing and bent into a cone for the tail section. I fashioned a tail out of and old 11/2’’ wide ruler with one nail for the moveable tail section. I then stained the painted tail to antique it . The other plane is all metal . It ’s wings are shear blades as well as tail. All this and Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 03-31-2013 04:44 AM

COOL piece – idea!

Looks super nice…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Robsshop

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#2 posted 03-31-2013 05:04 AM

OK now that is unique and well done, very cool (pun intended) idea !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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Vince

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#3 posted 03-31-2013 06:01 AM

That is cool

-- Vince

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Gary

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#4 posted 03-31-2013 06:03 AM

Great idea.They are really cool looking.

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 03-31-2013 06:53 AM

Just think… if that fan really starts to turn, it just might take off! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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redryder

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#6 posted 03-31-2013 07:28 AM

Your projects are always out there. I like that.
With summer coming, these should be real popular…..............

-- mike...............

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DaveGlx

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#7 posted 03-31-2013 08:00 AM

Haha, I like it. great project mate.

-- Dave -

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 03-31-2013 10:07 AM

neat

-- 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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revieck

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#9 posted 03-31-2013 11:49 AM

Now that is art with function! I like the plane or fan, with the wings made out of cutterbar sections. Love it!

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

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SPalm

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#10 posted 03-31-2013 11:52 AM

Sweet.
You one clever dude.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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OggieOglethorpe

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#11 posted 03-31-2013 11:59 AM

I like ‘em! Nice!

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 03-31-2013 12:47 PM

Sweet…....... pieces of art for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Spoontaneous

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#13 posted 03-31-2013 01:08 PM

Outstanding! Idea and build. Having once earned my living as a flight instructor these especially appeal to me. Both are great….. and the metal one is just plain over the top. These ‘needed’ to be made.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#14 posted 03-31-2013 02:12 PM

Love it, very original and unique!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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scrollsaw

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#15 posted 03-31-2013 02:15 PM

very very creative and great job thank you for sharing this project

-- Todd

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