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Underground Hobby

Dan Reeves of Cumberland County, Pa., has been working on a project in his basement for nine years. While that’s not that strange, what is unusual is what happened when he tried to get the finished product out. So unusual that the whole neighborhood came to watch. “They think I have a radio-controlled airplane in my basement or something along those lines,” said Reeves, “but, oh no, it’s much bigger than that.” In fact, it took Reeves, three men, and a truck with a winch to dismantle his basement wall and pull out the low-wing, two-seater, real-life airplane he had assembled there. Rather than remove a wall, “I thought about going through the floor, building a glass floor so instead of a coffee table sitting here you could see the airplane project sitting in the basement,” Reeves said. “My wife wouldn’t have anything to do with that though.” (MS/WGAL Harrisburg) ...Not to mention that would ruin the man cave.
Original Publication Date: 19 June 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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