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Nephew's Hanging Airplane

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Project by Lance posted 09-20-2013 01:01 PM 1094 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister asked me months ago to build her a hanging airplane she found on Crate & Barrel’s website that they no longer sell (Red Plane). That was the only direction I was given by my sister, wood selection, finish and actual shape of the plane was left up to me.

I had some aromatic cedar in my shop already, and thought it would look really good with all the different colors in the wood, esp. for a babies room.

Originally I decided to finished it with General Finished Pre-Cat water based poly, but my buddy Drew over at Rock-n H Woodshop told me to try a couple coats of tung oil, then finish it off with half tung oil/poly brew.

Here’s a short VIDEO on my Youtube channel.

Hope you enjoy!

Lance

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""





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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#1 posted 09-20-2013 01:31 PM

Wow, that plane is bigger than I thought. Once I saw the video and seen you standing next to it really accentuate it how big it really was. I am glad the finish that I recommended turned out just like you wanted. I know your sister and new nephew will love it. Great job on the project, and thank you for the shout out!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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Roger

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#2 posted 09-20-2013 01:50 PM

That’s a fantastic build Lance.

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

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Surfside

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#3 posted 09-20-2013 08:58 PM

That is very nice one. The wood color looks good. It’s an amazing work.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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hoss12992

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#4 posted 09-21-2013 04:27 AM

This is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 09-21-2013 03:35 PM

Lance saw the video on this plane this morning. Nice work buddy I know somebody is bragging about how cool his Uncle is.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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majuvla

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#6 posted 09-22-2013 04:09 PM

Nice plane, nice decoration

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 09-22-2013 06:17 PM

Lance that is really nice. I bet he loves it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 09-24-2013 02:53 PM

That’s one beautiful and well designed plane. Like the cedar and the finish. I’m sure the kid is very proud to have it. Great job!

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#9 posted 07-23-2014 09:31 PM

Cool

-- Leonard H.

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