Remember when I made this?
Remember when I promised a tutorial? Yeah, sorry... I will skip the excuses and post the tutorial!! So here goes!!!!
First go here:
and print out the airplane on your inkjet. Make sure you have all 4 parts of the plane. I've done all the work, you just need to print it out. It should be set up and ready to be printed. You might have to fiddle with the printing size but I went as big as I possibly could. Once printed, cut them out. Cut as close to the outline of the plane as you can.
1. You need the wood that you'd like your plane to be made from. Originally I used wood planks but decided that was too big of a pain. Though I like the look and it is more like the original from PB, it was a pain to do so. Anyhow... pick your wood. Here I used half inch plywood. The knottier the better. SEE here, I said Knottier, not NAUGHTIER. With that cleared up, go ahead measure you boards, don your safety glasses, and cut that wood to measure.
Always remember to treat power tools with the utmost caution and safety.
Here I cut my wood 10.5 X 7.5. You'll know better what size wood you'll need after printing your plane.
Next you'll need to get out the stain you'd like to use. I use MinWax PolyShades. It's a stain with Poly included. Skip steps I always say... Actually I NEVER say that. Well, stain your boards, all four boards. There is no need to stain the back but if you're feeling a bit feisty, go for it.
Once your stain is dry, you'll need to get out your brush and Modge Podge. There are some great recipes out there for DIY Modge Podge, though I've never tried them. For the brush I used 1.5 inch but you can use whatever you'd like. Brush the entire surface of one board. Don't get ahead of yourself and do more... you'll regret it. I'm threatening you here ;) Put a good coat on there but not super thick either.
Also, I'm sure I don't need to say this but work in a well ventilated area, say, like the deck of your investment property. I digress...
Once the Modge Podge is tacky (you find this out by a simple finger touch in the corner) You take the first plane that you PRE cut out and line it up with the edge of the board. Lika so...
I'm being a little sneaky here. That board doesn't actually have the Modge Podge on it yet... we're just going to imagine together. If Bob Ross can do it... Ohhhh... look at the bunny, the happy little bunny.
Okay, Okay, here is how it's suppose to look. Once it stuck on and not coming up anywhere let this dry. Once completely dry, carefully use your brush to re brush the entire surface (over the plane as well). Be very careful not to curl the edge of the plane. BUT if you did what I said, that little plane is stuck down pretty good.
Repeat all the steps until all 4 pieces are complete. After all pieces are completely dry you can add another coat of Modge Podge and eventually Poly if you'd like. I never do and apparently I'm learning to skips steps again.
Almost completely dry.
Last step is to add hang tags on back of your pieces. I used the type that you hammer in. The creepy claw like ones.
AND here he is all finished...
ENJOY your new PB knock off Airplane planks!!
You can ask any questions in the comments section! Thanks!