-scrap bin challenge- burn box to Bluenose

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Project by coddyincanada posted 11-12-2014 05:45 PM 1821 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my latest project – A scale model of the famous Canadian schooner Bluenose.
Its the same ship as on a Canadian 10 cent coin.
Made to scale with no plans or help, just a lot of google to find sizes etc.
Made almost totally from scrap wood and other things around the house.
The hull is made from maple off cuts from another project, the base it sits on is a birch off cut with a 10 cent coin inlay, the masts, booms and gaffs are all dowels, the sails are from a canvas painters drop cloth, the rigging is string and fishing line, all rigging is attached with cotter pins and small nails, the steering wheel is made from copper wire, the cabins and fittings were wood out of the burn box.
All up this project cost me less than $20.
Its sitting on display in the house now and looks great.

-- Belt sander racing champion

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#1 posted 11-12-2014 06:16 PM

Masterful, a pleasure to view.

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#2 posted 11-12-2014 06:22 PM

Nice work. Welcome to LJ!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 11-12-2014 06:30 PM

Nice. Really nice.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 11-12-2014 06:37 PM

Really very nice, a lovely ship with fantastic detail!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#5 posted 11-12-2014 08:23 PM

”Its sitting on display in the house now and looks great.”
Yep, your right on that.
Welcome to LJ’s.
Watch LJ’s for shipwright (Paul) he made a full size one … and sails it.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#6 posted 11-12-2014 08:33 PM


Beautiful ship and a great project. You did an excellent job and your attention to detail really shows thru.

Welcome to LumberJocks!

Be Careful!


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#7 posted 11-12-2014 09:03 PM

Beautiful model ! And from mostly scrap items, to boot.
Excellent work.
The ‘Bluenose’ is also the subject of a Canadian postage stamp of the 1928-1929 series. It is ranked among the world’s most beautiful stamp designs.

-- Ed

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#8 posted 11-12-2014 09:50 PM

Well done!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 11-12-2014 10:47 PM

Yes! It looks like it has ‘yar’. Ref: “The Phildelphia Story” -1940


-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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#10 posted 11-13-2014 12:02 AM

Very well done.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#11 posted 11-13-2014 12:51 AM

Great looking schooner! You should be very proud of it, and keep it in an honored place!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#12 posted 11-13-2014 01:49 AM

Very creative without plans! Nice job

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#13 posted 11-13-2014 02:03 AM

Well done.

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#14 posted 11-13-2014 03:19 AM

As a LJ from Nova Scotia – awesome job
We’ve climbed to well over over $19 million for the restoration of Bluenose II to date
They need to hire you to get ‘er done under budget :)

-- Greg Simon

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#15 posted 11-14-2014 03:02 AM

Great build. I also build with the use of the internet.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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