Looking for a fun project for
your junior woodcrafter? How about cutting out
the pieces to this project and let them assemble
it for a cool little biplane.
This simple project can be left unfinished or you
can stain or paint it. The Jr, Woodcrafter
actually made this item at the Lowes children's
Start by cutting downloading the
scale drawings in the Acrobat file by clicking on
the drawing below. Cut all the pieces as
indicated in the drawings and predrill all the
nail holes with a very small bit.
The Jr Woodcrafter will need the
seven wood pieces, the directions, ten (10) ¾" finishing nails, one
BRASS ¾" finishing nail, one sheet of 150
grit sandpaper, a really cool workshop apron
small enough for kids, and safety goggles.
1. Locate and pre-nail the right Body side
using three ¾" nails
in the pre-drilled holes, Attach the left Body
side to the right side by finishing nailing the
first two nails.
2. Now, locate the Rudder and slide it into
the tail end of the assembly. Attach it by
nailing the third nail the rest of the way into
the pre-drilled hole.
3. Locate the Nose and align the pre-drilled
holes with the assembly. Start two ¾"
nails on the corner pre-drilled holes and attach
it to the assembly by finishing the nailing.
4. Locate the top Wing and and attach it to
the assembly using two ¾"
nails. Repeat these instructions for the bottom
5. Attach the Propeller to the nose using the
Brass nail, Make sure to hammer the Brass nail in
only halfway so the Propeller can spin freely.
6. Slide the Tail Wing into the Tail Rudder.
Sand any rough edges to smooth out and complete
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*********** WARNING*********** Read my page on safety
before building this item.