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DaveL

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Our grandson loves to point out helicopters when ever he sees one, but at two and a bit the name is a bit hard to say hence "Goes Round". I had not made a toy for him for Christmas and the LOML suggested that I should by him a goes round for Christmas, well I was sure that I had seen a plan for one, a quick search later turned up this.
So copies were printed and a bit of 1 1/2 " beech sorted out from my timber stock.
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I drilled holes for all of the corners.
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And then attacked the timber with the band saw.
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I used my scroll saw to cut out the cockpit, I used some pinless blades, very fidderly to fit on my cheap saw, I am going to check out the SIP one next time I see it.
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LOML came out to the shop, to have the camera thrust in her hand for an action shot!
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I had to use a number of different techniques to sand the outline smooth.
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Back to the band saw to thin the tail, I used the block cut from the tail for support to make the new cuts.
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I cut rotas from more beech.
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I finished them by staining the skids black and the rotas red, using Chestnut sprit stains, then finish oil on the whole lot before putting the screws in.
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Gill

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Woohoo! A brace of Budgies (or a handful of Hectors, to my generation).

I reckon you've just made one little nipper's Christmas, Dave. Well done :ho2 =D> :deer !

I used to love Hector the Helicopter when I was about 3 or 4 years old. It was great when the Duchess of York... errrrr... re-invented(?) the character and introduced him to another generation. Oh, those imaginery journeys Hector and I had flying round the sugar plum mountains...

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devonwoody

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The helicopter:
Thats the first one I have seen, and I think it could be classed as machine carving, (thats my compliment), and should mean another happy christmas for the little one.
 

syntec4

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They look great. My little lad would love some of them.

Nice Workshop too. Everything where you can find it. :wink:

Lee.
 

dedee

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Dave,
the forum seems to be full of things to add to my tuit list tonight.

They are very nice

Andy
 

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