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post #1 of 7 Old 11-17-2018, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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How a wooden airplane prop is made!

This gal makes wood airplane props using specialized machine and some other common tools like a bandsaw. Different methods are used based on the horse power of the aircraft. Balanced to the weight of a stick note! Incredible. Very interesting and a nice lookin' young woman:
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Woody, you must have been bored last night and killed the time by finding odd things of the net.


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Now George ....

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Woody, you must have been bored last night and killed the time by finding odd things of the net.


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I find it odd that you found this odd. A pretty gal who knows a thing or two is always impressive to me and this one know a lot about airplane props and woodworking combined. She learned it from her grandfather it seems, just by watching him work. I learned a whole buch by watching her work.

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I did not find it odd in the way you interpret. I just figured you were bored or could not sleep last night and went searching for for unique/trivia things on the internet. I do the same thing sometimes.



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An airplane prop is very complex

Granted, the props made here are duplicated from patterns, but some poor chap had to make the original. Apparently slight variations in the shape influence the performance quite a bit. The duplicator lathe is way cool in my opinion and I enjoyed the whole story behind the product and the company.

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Great content, shop, and workmanship by Alaina! If I had to rate this I'd give Alaina and her business at least an 8 but the video work would be a 2 at best. Focus, focus, focus and get a good gimbal, dude. They didn't cover the finishing aspect and that would have been interesting.

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That was interesting, thanks Bill.

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