The boys first wood plane

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Project by GenerationWW posted 401 days ago 881 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 7 year old son had a school project to do and chose to make a wooden plane, which of course I’m stoked! He decided what he wanted it to look like, shape, style, and paint. I cut the pieces out and made a thru- mortise for the wings. On this project he learned how much sanding is required an how sore hands and fingers can get because I required him to sand all of the pieces. He also drove the nail in for the propeller. He was pleased with the outcome and I am very proud of him.

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#1 posted 401 days ago

It’s got to be a lot of fun working with your son in the shop. When our girls were growing up, they were not interested in woodworking, and still aren’t….so I taught other people instead

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 401 days ago

Great father and son project.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 401 days ago

You are very lucky to have your son wanting to do something with you in your woodshop. He has a good eye and knows what he wants and how it should look when it’s done. All my Respect. Jim

-- Jim Earl

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#4 posted 400 days ago

Nice work I hope the school appreciated both of your efforts

-- Regards Robert

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#5 posted 400 days ago

It’s always fun to get those youngens creative minds working.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 399 days ago

Thanks everyone, it was awesome spending time with him and had a lot of fun.

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#7 posted 397 days ago

Good looking plane, a very nice project for father and son to spend quality time in the shop. Way to go!

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