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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. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.





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MrFid

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#1 posted 273 days ago

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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reedwood

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#2 posted 273 days ago

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.

big smile…thanks

-- mark

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firefighterontheside

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#3 posted 273 days ago

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.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 273 days ago

Very cool on short notice

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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hunter71

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#5 posted 272 days ago

Great job built with your son. Glad to see kids involvement. Pass it on….....

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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becikeja

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#6 posted 272 days ago

That’s great. I want one

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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ohwoodeye

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#7 posted 272 days ago

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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Woodbridge

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#8 posted 272 days ago

great project and I’m sure a nice way to spend a day with your six year old.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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firefighterontheside

3082 posts in 443 days


#9 posted 272 days ago

Thanks guys and don’t worry. The force is with him.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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jack1

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#10 posted 272 days ago

Neat!!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Blackie_

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#11 posted 257 days ago

Very nice

-- 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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CFrye

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#12 posted 93 days ago

This is great, Bill! My 27 year old son would want one if he saw it!

-- God bless, Candy

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firefighterontheside

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#13 posted 86 days ago

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.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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