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Toy Construction #153: Nautilus 20000 thousand leagues under the sea #1

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Blog entry by htl posted 10-07-2017 02:19 AM 2572 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Going to try something a little different and build the submarine from
20000 thousand leagues under the sea.

No plans just a picture I found that should give me what I need.
Here’s my first days work.
As you can tell I didn’t start taking pictures till I had the shape kinda figured out and how I might go about this project with no knowledge of subs or boat building..

Here I’m on the band saw giving the ship some shape.

After a ton a sanding the start to my sub.

After the robot from Forbidden planet it’s time for a sub from 20000 thousand leagues under the sea, My all time Favorite movie.
This movie put the love of diving in my heart and have spent at least a year of my life under water diving.

I just hope I can do it justice, we’ll see..

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.



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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#1 posted 10-07-2017 03:08 AM

Impressive! I really enjoy watching your progress updates. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dale, Ohio

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htl

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#2 posted 10-07-2017 03:40 AM

Thanks Dale.
I like going back and seeing what those who have check out my work are building and your rocking horse [that I also have built] and all your other rockers are a real treat and out standing work.
I’ve built many things but when I see a rocking any thing it brings a smile to my face.
So thanks for the look see!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#3 posted 10-07-2017 03:43 AM

I should add there’s probable a much easier way to go about building this but at this time it hasn’t hit me yet. lol

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#4 posted 10-07-2017 05:35 AM



I should add there s probable a much easier way to go about building this but at this time it hasn t hit me yet. lol
- htl

But it’s nice tot see your approach #4. It will give everyone ideas for the future, if it works… and what to avoid, if it doesn’t.

Thanks for the post.

PS. And for those of us that don’t have a TV to withstand 200000 leagues’ pressure and have trouble holding their breath under the shower… Any chance of a heads up picture of the proposed USO (Under Swimming Object) you are working off, or are you just keeping us in suspenders for a future revelation?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#5 posted 10-07-2017 05:46 AM

It’s in the last picture Ducky.
But here you go.

Is that one cool looking sub or what!!!!!!!!!

Steam Punk at it’s best!!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#6 posted 10-07-2017 06:10 AM

This will be a nice journey, with challenging aspects.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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#7 posted 10-07-2017 06:34 AM

Thx #4, That is neat (the coloured version)... I suppose I’ll now have to hound you about ocean currents instead of tracks...

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 10-07-2017 10:13 AM

It looks like a fun project.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 10-07-2017 10:39 AM

Neat project keep us posted.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 10-07-2017 11:41 AM

Absolutely one of my favorite movies…going to watch this thread

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#11 posted 10-07-2017 12:00 PM

I’m going to be following this with interest.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#12 posted 10-07-2017 01:51 PM

what a mind to come up with that futuristic submarine design at what ? 1955 movie came out ? cool project Bruce something a little different then your used to …I love it …GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#13 posted 10-09-2017 12:12 AM

Nice start, htl.

The origin plans are available free online from Ty “babynuke” Bumgardner’s N-E-M-O site:
http://www.raleightime.com/NEMO/nemo-home.html
http://www.raleightime.com/NEMO/nemo-blueprints.html
He’s also got hundreds of reference pics there.

I’ve long belonged to an online forum devoted to the Nautilus and I can safely say everybody there would love for you to start a thread over there with some progress pics as you create this interesting project. I’ve seen a couple of carved Nauts over the years and they can be quite beautiful.
https://nautilussubmarine.com/forum/

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#14 posted 10-09-2017 01:43 AM

Thanks Dakkar!!!
Very interesting and helpful !!!!!!!!!!
I really don’t see that this model will turn out to be any thing, just my love of the movie and the style.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#15 posted 10-09-2017 04:07 AM


The origin plans are available free online….

- Dakkar


Hope you manage to get some sleep #4… there’s no plans for mirrors.

Dakkar, Just a FYI… #4 (aka Bruce) loves to make mirrors... nearly as much as railway tracks...

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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