Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Sunday, May 2, 2010

And so it begins ...

I mentioned in a previous post that my husband is going to be building his own plane. Well, it's all begun. The plans arrived this past week - kid in a candy shop!!

He started reviewing and figuring and redrawing in CAD etc. etc.

This past week he took the very big step of buying the first piece of aluminum. After he'd done all the cad work to determine the size of aluminum that he'd need and the layout of pieces that would maximize it's usefulness.

So this is what the plans look like - it's a huge tree where you make all the boxes in one branch and end up with say a wing, then make all the boxes in the next branch and get a tail piece etc.

I want to know when we will get to this box ...

He and I won't bet on it but I'm thinking approximately 28 years... I think he's hoping for a bit sooner.

He started working on it with our oldest son this afternoon. Here's them hard at work and smiling for mom - power tools!! pay attention to what you're doing!!!

working some more

taking a snack break

partially done (can't you tell they are father and son - exact same smile ...)

Finished piece - labeled and ready to wait for assembly.

How cool is it to see father and son working away on a project together. Someday they'll be flying it together.


  1. I think that's a pretty good smile!



  2. Wow, good luck with that! We a friend that is building his own boat. I think it has been about 10 years and he says he is half way done. I am a girl that likes to see a finished product quick, I couldn't even imagine waiting 20 years to finish something! Cute family! :)