I am working on more planes. I have one that just needs to be glued and it will be complete. It has a poplar body with a walnut tail. I don’t know what kind of wood I used for the wings. It was in one of the scrap wood boxes from another wood worker. All I know is that I like the look of the wing wood, and I hope to have 2 or 3 planes done over the next two weeks to have available for holiday shopping. Christmas is less two months away. My mother brought me a wood working book with small toy plans and some furniture plans. It’s very comprehensive, it includes cut lists, the needed tools etc. . . There are some cool plane designs and car designs that I would like to build. I have never been very good working off of plans, which is why I reverse engineered the original plane. I prefer to let a piece take me on a creative journey to whatever it becomes, but sometimes you need to know ahead of time that you are making a 2″ square cube with a piano hinge lid and the letter A attached to the front.
I am trying to crank out at least 2 puzzles a week. I have cut three this week so I am ahead of the game. The walnut snowman has grown on me, I sanded him and put on a light coat of stain and I think he looks cute now. He is listed on Etsy for 11.99. I was going through my inventory today and I realized that I have not listed any of my pumpkin puzzles on Etsy so while we are still in this harvest season I put a small pumpkin puzzle on Etsy too. I used a scrap piece of rough cut pine and I like the way the wood grain resembles the lines on a pumpkin. The pumpkin is listed for 7.99.