My Wooden Airplane
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9/12/2012 - 10/9/2012

Propeller, Part 2

I started to shape the propeller blank by cutting out the profile. Unfortunately, I noticed that the wood had warped slightly, and there were some gaps between the planks. Not enough clamping pressure, apparently. So, I cut them apart and glued them again.

While I was at it, I decided to add two more planks (for a total of six) so that the hub
could be 4 inches thick instead of 3. Then I re-cut the profile and sanded it down.
It's actually starting to look like a propeller!

Total Time: 13.5 hrs.