Introduction: Plane I Made for Makers Care
This is what I made for the Makers Care project. There was A lot of us on youtube that made one.for a great cause.
Step 1: The Beginning
I used some Pine from an Old dresser That I had broken down already. Then I downloaded a pic of the plane I wanted from the Internet. I then spray mounted it to the pine and cut to length on the chop saw.
Step 2: Cutting Out
I then did a rough cut out on my Scroll saw and took it over to the drill press and used different size drum sanders to roughly shape the body. then made a second half to glue to the first one ready for carving out with a angle grinder fitted with a flap disk.
Step 3: Wings
The next stage was the wings. I roughly drawn the wings to a piece of pine a rough cut out on the scroll saw. I took my grinder and shaped the wings till I was happy with the shape of them.
Step 4: Lining Up
This next step I lined up the wings by eye to see how it looked. I then cut down the nose so I could use the off cut for the Propeller cone
Step 5: The Nose Cone and Propellers
The nose cone was just cut to shape using a craft knife and then shaped using a sponge sanding block then I just used the knife again to make the propellers used a awl to make the holes for the propellers and glued them into place.
Step 6: Tail End and Assembly
This stage was rough cutting the tail end parts with a craft knife. I also used two small dowels for the guns and ground in some lines for the cockpit windows and wing flaps I also cut out the manifold sections and glued it all together..
Step 7: Final Stages of the Build
One this last few stages of the build I first made the stand from scrap MDF and the Makers care wording was done on my Scroll saw using A spiral blade 46 TPI and is made from mahogany The stand painted in silver as I wanted to highlight the wording. The last part of this build was to fix the plane to the stand.
I drilled a hole in the stand and the plane so I could fit a wooden dowel and glue it into place. While the glue was still wet I just twisted the plane into the position I liked and then I was finished.
Materials used are
1 leftover pine from an old dresser
2 scrap MDF for the Stand
3 Mahogany for the wording
4 Silver paint for the stand
5 quick dry clear varnish for the plane and scroll work
6 One wooden dowel for the fixing of the plane to stand + glue