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Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-20-2003 11:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott Phillips, a.k.a. 'Shuttleman', granted permission to reprint several photographs of his superb Space Shuttle models carved from exotic woods:

Among the material used to make his models are mahogany, chitam, tiger maple, hickory, and walnut.

Scott's models have attracted the attention of his co-workers and colleagues at NASA, including quite a few astronauts (seen above with Bob Crippen and John Young at the 20th Anniversary of STS-1; below, Franklin Chang-Diaz).

When possible, Scott has his shuttle's autographed by the crew the model commemorates (above, with the crew of STS-93; below, CDR Eileen Collins signs).

Scott's newest model (below) is a departure from his norm; he explains: "The theme of the model [commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Apollo 17 moon landing] is 'Building off the Shoulders of Giants'. The moon scape and base are Shuttle shaped (the thought being without Apollo we wouldn't have shuttle)." Both Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt signed.

For more of Scott's models, see his website.

Philip
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posted 01-21-2003 01:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All the models I have bought are made of Mahogany wood or solid metal (Russian models) as I don't have time nor the patience to build and paint a resin kit myself. Shuttleman's models are superb (so is his homepage!) Very nice work!

sts205cdr
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posted 01-21-2003 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I *met* Scott through a (now defunct) space trivia website many many moons ago. He's a very nice guy and a terrific artist, I hope he can find time to post here in the future!

Scott Phillips
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posted 01-22-2003 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Phillips   Click Here to Email Scott Phillips     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want to thank everyone for the kind words on my models and webpage. It encourages me to continue my mission in the space business and model building: My Proverb: A man who works with his hands is a laborer. A man who works with his hands and head is a craftsman. A man who works with his hands, head and heart is a artist. But a man who works with is hands, head, heart and soul is a Space Shuttle team member... Thanks again, Scott "Shuttleman"

tegwilym
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posted 01-22-2003 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful work Scott! I'd love to have one of those signed by a few astronauts. That would look great on a shelf in my home museum.

ALAIN
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posted 02-18-2003 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ALAIN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Superb items... what about a Saturn V in this wood?

Scott Phillips
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posted 03-04-2003 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Phillips   Click Here to Email Scott Phillips     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my photo from NASA last week on the signing of my Apollo 17 (30th anniversary Apollo/Shuttle shaped model) it's a little dark but you can see Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt signing...

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-07-2005 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From The Huntsville Times:

Just the right wood shapes his shuttle keepsakes
Scott Phillips selects from many kinds to convey mood

Most might see an old table or used desk as fodder for the dump, but to Scott Phillips, discarded wood can become part of a space shuttle.

A 27-year shuttle program veteran and part-time wood craftsman, Phillips builds wooden models of space shuttles and presents them to astronaut crews and people who work in the shuttle program. He's made more than 100 since 1998 and calls on his knowledge of more than 20,000 types of wood to craft a shuttle figure.

"I'll hold on to a piece of wood for years, and then I'll find a place for it," said Phillips, who works for Lockheed Martin in Huntsville on the external tank program.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-14-2006 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the May issue of Woodcraft Magazine:

Shuttleman: Scott Phillips

What is a time capsule? It's a piece of the past, a curiosity most often buried underground or sealed in a vault or cornerstone, housed in a mundane metal or polymer box. A time capsule contains messages from the past, predictions, memorabilia. The inside of a time capsule is a story written and saved, to be told later.

However, a unique time capsule created by Scott "Shuttleman" Phillips and sealed less than a year ago, has a story that should be told now.

The capsule is a space shuttle replica crafted of 25 wood species, with a walnut pedestal base. The base houses NASA photos, messages from astronauts and other personnel to family and friends, and predictions about the future of space exploration. Though most time capsules are buried, this one is on display at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., where Scott has worked on NASA's shuttle program as a Lockheed Martin engineering contractor for 28 years. His passion for his life's work is infectious.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-28-2010 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations to Scott for placing first in the "Best Mantle or Desk Clock" category in Klockit's 2009 Create-A-Clock Contest. His entry was dedicated (and signed by) the STS-125 crew:
This one-of-a-kind Space Shuttle mantel clock took one year to build and secure autographs from the STS-125 space shuttle crew (Hubble Repair). It has eighteen different woods. The walnut base is from my family farm in Ohio which enhanced an already meaningful project. The Space Shuttle crew appreciated this project immensely. I have it on my mantel at home for family and friends to enjoy.

history in miniature
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posted 01-28-2010 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful work!!!!!

Shuttleman
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posted 02-18-2010 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttleman   Click Here to Email Shuttleman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the good words on my Mantel clock and thanks to Robert for posting it!

Gilbert
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posted 03-18-2010 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got to see one of Scott's models in person a couple of weeks ago. It was truly a work of art and I plan to commission one sometime in the not-too-distant future.

Shuttleman
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posted 12-19-2011 04:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttleman   Click Here to Email Shuttleman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is what Shuttleman is working on this week:

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  • External Tank - Honduran Mahogany
  • Nosecone - Mun Ebony
  • Boosters - Mahogany, Walnut, Hackberry, Paduak, Maple and Greenheart
  • Shuttle Body - East Indian Rosewood with Western Maple top
  • Vertical Stabilizer - Bloodwood
  • Wings - Cherry
  • Thrusters - Osage
  • LO2 Feedline - Silver Maple, Greenheart and Paduak
  • LO2 Fairing- Walnut and Zebrawood
  • 3 Main Engines - Zebrawood
  • Base - Yellowheart
  • Base Upright - Leopardwood and Sycamore center
  • Antenna - Holly
  • Intertank Door - Blackwood

Shuttleman
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posted 12-26-2011 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttleman   Click Here to Email Shuttleman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On Shuttleman's workbench this week:

On Shuttleman's Workbench 12/26/2011
  • External Tank: Honduran Mahogany
  • Nosecone: Ebony
  • Boosters: Mahogany, Luan, Paduak, Oak, Walnut and Silver Maple
  • Shuttle Body: Bubinga w/Yellowheart top
  • Vertical Stabilizer: Indian Rosewood
  • Wings: Cherry
  • Thrusters: Zebrawood
  • LO2 Feedline: Paduak, Maple, Greenheart and Poplar
  • LO2 Fairing: Cherry and Chestnut (200 years old)
  • Three Main Engines: Holly
  • Base: Canarywood
  • Base Upright: Walnut w/Tiger Maple center
  • Antenna: Holly
  • Intertank Door: Blackwood

Shuttleman
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posted 01-23-2012 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttleman   Click Here to Email Shuttleman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Analog clock crafted out of mahogany and various exotic scraps for detail. This was made as a special gift to my sister, Debbie, in Florida.


history in miniature
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posted 01-23-2012 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott, beautiful work on all. I missed your last post on the 26th of December. I see you have been busy.

Shuttleman
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posted 05-20-2012 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttleman   Click Here to Email Shuttleman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott with three-time shuttle flyer, Jan Davis (STS-47, STS-60, and STS-85) in Huntsville, Alabama. Jan autographed Scott’s shuttle model to be displayed at the Huntsville/Madison Convention & Visitor’s Bureau commemorating the one-year anniversary of the ending of the shuttle program.

Jan Davis

Can any collectSPACE members name at least three 'firsts' associated with any of Jan Davis' flights?

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