– Ben Martens

Planes For Charity

During the month of October, the Makers Care group is encouraging makers to creating a plane of any kind to raise awareness (and money) for Make A Wish. Steve Ramsey posted some plans along with a video. For every plane we make, Steve Ramsey will donate $5 and it will be matched by MicroJig.

I used some scrap walnut and cherry to make two of the planes. It was my first attempt at making toys. They came out reasonably well but even this small project taught me a lot. My next project is probably going to be a much more complex toy for Elijah so I’m glad I had a smaller warm-up project to get some of the learnings out of the way.

You can find more information about this charity drive at You still have time to build your own! It doesn’t have to be done with wood. ANY plane will qualify and you can look through the gallery to see some of the ideas people have come up with.