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My six year old said “can we build an x wing fighter today?” So this is our version with some scraps from the shop. We may paint it later, but I’d have to get him to stop playing with it first.
-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.
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#1 posted 10-13-2013 10:27 PM
Hah nice job! Looks like a fun day making a fun toy. In a nearby neighborhood to my house, there are two houses on opposing sides of the street. They both have mailboxes. One is an awesome version of an x wing, the other is a just as realistic tie fighter. I always get a smile when I ride my bike past there. I wonder how they decided who should get the empire and who should get the rebel alliance.
-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.
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#2 posted 10-13-2013 11:57 PM
how cool is that!.....love these simple toys. always fun to build with the kids.
nice choices on the different wood colors. I’d want to spray it clear and let it show.
#3 posted 10-14-2013 12:35 AM
Thanks Mrfid, my son loved to hear about the mailboxes. Reedwood, about the wood choices, unfortunately my choice for wood was based on the fact that I had a piece of eastern red cedar that was already 1/2 inch thick so it was the easiest thing to plane down to the 1/4 I wanted for the wings. I agree though about the clear coat.
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#4 posted 10-14-2013 03:28 AM
Very cool on short notice
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#5 posted 10-14-2013 10:26 AM
Great job built with your son. Glad to see kids involvement. Pass it on….....
-- A childs smile is payment enough.
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#6 posted 10-14-2013 01:18 PM
That’s great. I want one
-- Don't outsmart your common sense
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#7 posted 10-14-2013 02:36 PM
Well done!........and may the force be with you.
-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI
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#8 posted 10-14-2013 09:03 PM
great project and I’m sure a nice way to spend a day with your six year old.
-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario
#9 posted 10-14-2013 09:36 PM
Thanks guys and don’t worry. The force is with him.
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#10 posted 10-15-2013 01:42 AM
-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!
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#11 posted 10-29-2013 08:29 PM
-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs
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#12 posted 04-11-2014 09:22 AM
This is great, Bill! My 27 year old son would want one if he saw it!
-- God bless, Candy
#13 posted 04-18-2014 03:06 PM
Thanks guys and Candy. It seems Star Wars has made a big comeback with the kids. He’s always wanting to make Star Wars things. He makes Ty fighters with dowels and biscuits.
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#14 posted 05-04-2015 12:02 AM
Obviously the force is with you!
-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/
#15 posted 05-04-2015 12:19 AM
When I had kids, I never imagined they would be so into Star Wars.
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