Making classic toy planes from scrap lumber

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In this video, I create not simply one, however two durable and charming toy planes! Perfect for novices and seasoned woodworkers alike, this task is an outstanding way to use those scraps of lumber lying around. It's extremely simple to make with a bandsaw and my cutting design templates.

In this video, you'll learn:

— Important band saw methods for cutting accurate pieces following a design template.
— Resawing and sanding to accomplish the perfect thickness and smoothness.
— Precision drilling for wheel supports and wing assembly, guaranteeing best alignment for a biplane design.
— Crafting and connecting fragile props and wheels with ease.
— The significance of extensive sanding for child-safe, smooth edges.
— Creative assembly methods for a functional and visual toy airplane.

Whether you're an amateur or a specialist, this job offers a variety of abilities to discover and surpass. Plus, it's a wonderful method to recycle remaining into something stunning and fun. Do not forget, full-size cutting templates are available on a pay-what-you-want basis at ✈.

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  1. Will you be doing a course on these as well. Weekend Toymaker or something. Also have you looked at miniature wooden houses?

  2. Nice Christmas gifts for the appropriately aged child. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Steve. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Steve! It’s so great to see you! I miss your content. I recently started to get back into woodworking after taking a break. Your videos seriously taught me so much. I think my first two or three projects were yours. I was looking around at all the youtubers there are now doing woodworking but you will always be the grand chief of all of us Mere Mortals. Seriously. Its starting to feel like 90% of woodworkers on here are using all of the expense to tools to make crazy projects. I miss WWMM it fills a niche we really need. Wood working for FUN!

  4. Okay, I know I already commented once on this video, but since there isnt a law saying i cant post twice, Im gonna! Life has personally been a bit stressy and depressy lately and this video made me so happy and inspired me to go out into the wood shop and have some fun doing something i enjoy! Thanks so much Steve!

  5. Rear wings: horizontal stabilizer, elevators… Rear wings… It’s all the same, Steve. 😊
    Either way, beautiful work!!!
    Stay safe there with your family! 🖖😊
    And happy holidays!

  6. I think you found out how to boost your engagement, Steve. Just give the wrong name for an airplane part and the comments will roll in!

  7. Hey Steve, how are you liking that Wen Bandsaw. I still don’t have a bandsaw, and am always weighing out my options. I’d love to hear your opinion on the one you got.

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