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Brian Lambert

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Hi Everyone,
 A neighbor recently had me make a train for his 6 year old grandson. He asked me if I could also make a plane for his older grandson. I have several plans already for planes but took this opportunity to purchase the P-51/1927 Bi-plane combo (don't tell my wife!). Here are the completed P-51's. They are made from pad auk and mahogany with an oak canopy. The only alteration was to add a 1/8 dowel through the body into the tail in order to give it more strength than just the glue. I liked the plane so much I made one for myself. Old kids need toys too! The 1927 Bi-Plane is currently in the production hanger.
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These are amazing and great workmanship combined with beautiful woods. The dowel pin is an excellent improvement. Well done! We look forward to seeing the bi-plane.
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Brian

Really nice job on the P-51.  I to like the woods used.
Mums the word to your wife.
 
The dowel fixes a point of worry for me, good thinking.

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Really nice work Brian, thanks for posting. As well as your choice of woods, what I really like is the fact that to anyone who knows what a P51 Mustang looks like (i.e. just about everyone!) these toys are obviously carefully "refined" to be robust enough to withstand normal children's play.

I don't know these plans but it sounds like your dowel modification was a good idea.

Lovely stuff Sir.

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Really nice work Brian, thanks for posting. As well as your choice of woods, what I really like is the fact that to anyone who knows what a P51 Mustang looks like (i.e. just about everyone!) these toys are obviously carefully "refined" to be robust enough to withstand normal children's play.

I don't know these plans but it sounds like your dowel modification was a good idea.

Lovely stuff Sir.

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These are great.  And I agree we all need to keep one for ourselves.  I too put an 1/8" dowel through the tail section. 
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Very nicely done Brian. [thumb]
I might have to go build myself one LOL. I have the plans but between building all the other stuff I don't seem to have the time LOL

Thanks for sharing ...

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Yes indeed very nice,.I notice that Toymakingplans offers 2 versions of the P-51 , a scroll saw version and a table saw version. Once again great work and results on your version Brian.
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Thanks everyone for the kind words. I'm glad I joined this forum. I am inspired and humbled everyday by the projects that I see others completing and displaying. The members of this forum are indeed very talented and committed to their hobby. Thanks again.
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really nice work there like the woods as well
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Very nice work! I have always liked the P-51. Love the wood choices.
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