Rock-A-Plane for First Birthday

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Project by westok posted 05-20-2013 09:14 AM 1081 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was going to make a small rocking horse for my grandson’s first birthday until I remembered the theme in his bedroom is airplanes, so the Rock-A-Plane was born. I did not have any plans, just put some things together to make it look about right. It was made from poplar. The finish was 3 coats of shellac. The “N” number is his birthday.

-- Mark K, Birmingham, AL, "The rusted bolt will not move until you utter the "magic word", unfotunately, children are usually present."

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#1 posted 05-20-2013 12:03 PM

I see an instant family heirloom in these pictures! Neat idea on using the birthday for the numbering.

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#2 posted 05-20-2013 04:56 PM

I really like this idea… may borrow it from you! I like the detail on the prop!!

-- Darren A. - Bosque County, Texas "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#3 posted 05-20-2013 05:21 PM

Borrow away. I am glad you liked. Make sure to post a picture when you are done.

-- Mark K, Birmingham, AL, "The rusted bolt will not move until you utter the "magic word", unfotunately, children are usually present."

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#4 posted 05-20-2013 06:27 PM

Great idea! It turned out very nice.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 05-21-2013 01:24 AM

I’ve built a few rocking horses for my grandchildren, but I’ve also owned a few planes. The “N” number of my last one was N9SA (my initials). I was never crazy about the rocking elephants, boats, etc., but I have to give your rocking airplane “two thumbs up”! Well done!!

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#6 posted 05-22-2013 01:24 AM

Nice build, fly to the moon on this one.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 05-30-2013 10:33 AM

G’Day Mark, What a top job you’ve done of the plane rocker…
I like the shallow arch on the rockers, keeps it on the ground and no crash landings.

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

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