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LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3865925 May 17 17:35
Yeah John, anything sells today. I should try that just for fun, and put in an absurdly high asking price, and some kind of quasi-irrelevant name, to see if it legitimizes the purchase in a Buyer's mind. LOL Who knows? How about "Timbits", $538.49 ?
heywooood, Comment for image # 3865824 May 17 23:37
that is a really nice cut...
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3865824 May 17 18:48
Yeah, John - that little prop puts a grin on me "as happy as a dead pig in the sunshine".
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3865924 May 17 18:01
Your sawdust and pooch hair are necessary evils that must be dealt with periodically. Consider your cleanup a necessary punctuation to secure relaxation and sanity. When the stain and gloss tests are over put a string on the test and market it as art! In today's society there is a potential market for everything and you will be environmentally friendly through recycling 😂
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3865824 May 17 17:51
The little air screw is the bee's knees!
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3865924 May 17 13:09
It took me a week to clean my "Woodshop" Apartment and dust off 20 planes. It was FULL of tons of balsa dust - and dog hair everywhere!
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3865924 May 17 13:03

My experiment with different wood stain colors and Krylon Gloss Clear Coatings, on some scrap lamination pieces from the prop block, to see what they look like. LEFT TO RIGHT : 1 - "Golden Oak" 2 - "Natural" 3 - "Mixture" : - 10 parts 'Natural', 1 part 'Cabernet' Red, and 1 part 'Golden Oak' (I like this one the best for my red and black Fokker D7), 4 - "American Walnut". Colors three and four are on the same piece of balsa scrap block laminate.
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3865824 May 17 12:51

Three props are sanded down to 600 grit. Left to right : 9 1/4" laminated "AXIAL" for the 24" Fokker D7, 9 1/4" one piece "AXIAL" practise prop, 6 1/4" one piece "HELICE ECLAIR" for my 17 1/2" Fokker Eindecker E III. I am half way through building a good jig, to hold and easily remove, all 3 props, as this will take a long time to do it right, with many light thin layers of spray.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3857719 May 17 16:18
Real soon John - I had to fix up my smashed up "Cabinaire" and new holes in the "winding stooge" - I have been looking at your nice scale prop hub plates on your WW1 builds - I'm thinking about how to do it ...
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3857719 May 17 16:04
LW. Any aircrew progress?
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3859216 May 17 21:21

Bad pic - you can barely see it, head high, going left. I let her go with 300 winds and it immediately went into a sharp left turn and steep dive and CRASHED into the soft grass !!! The right stab was twisted from a broken leading edge where I had not put in a gusset. "If at first you don't succeed ..." I am determined to get this figured out and get some good flying pics like Mlriley does. Back to the drawing board and stab repair ...
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3859116 May 17 21:14

Handwinding the rubber with the help of a couple of baseball fan buddies - can you ever do a lot of winds without breaking the rubber when you use a winder ! One 12" loop of 1/8" rubber, stretched and broken in, and lubed - I tested 300 winds = a 25 second power run, 450 winds = a 37 sec power run.
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3859016 May 17 21:08

Winding Stooge, 22" Sig Cabinaire, me and Trapper - out to Jackson Park to give rubber band free flight a try. The Winding Stooge needed adjustments for the holes for the piano wire through the rear aluminum tube motor mount, as the plane would not fit - interference from the stab with the uprights of the stooge.
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3858716 May 17 11:21

The piano wire in the top goes through the aluminum tube rear rubber motor peg in the fuse. The four bungie cords go to tent pegs and hold the stake solid into the ground while winding the rubber motor.
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3858616 May 17 11:15

Home-made over-engineered WINDING STOOGE and 15:1 WINDER
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3857514 May 17 09:43
Thanks gentlemen.
Don C, Comment for image # 3857514 May 17 09:38
Worth the effort.
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3857513 May 17 21:31
I love when a plan comes together. Cannot wait to see the completed air screw. Kudos!
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3857713 May 17 21:12

Side View - and now to experiment to get the right color of stain, by practising on left over sawed off pieces of the prop block. "Cabernet Red" is so dark, that it does not even show the painted grain line layers. "Golden Oak" and "American Walnut" are best so far. I will try mixing a few drops of "Cabernet Red" in with "Natural" wood stain to try to get a light red color stain.
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3857613 May 17 21:06

Rear View - now to design an ornamental, scale-like Prop Hub Mounting Plate worthy enough to adorn the front of this prop. The prop might be a tad bulky, but better thatn too thin - better to quit while I am ahead ...
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