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Project by GnarlyErik posted 10-15-2016 06:06 PM 1094 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is a small ‘semi-sculpture’ or ‘scrapshot’ just completed. I never discard interesting leftovers or bits of nice woods, always saving the pieces (scraps!) from projects in a box for the purpose. When the mood strikes, I try to arrange a pleasing, ‘interpretation’ with the leftovers. Sometimes it works and sometimes I have to put things aside for a later try.

It is necessary to sometimes create new pieces to complete the ‘interpretation’ for a new composition. In this case the propeller, the gull and the small ‘man in a boat’ at the lower right were specially made. The ‘composing’ process is always fun when it works. These things make great gifts for special people.

I am calling this one ‘BOATYARD’ since the shapes suggest that title. Mixed woods on 1/4” plywood, varnish finish. Size is 11-1/2” x 24”, including the custom-made frame.

-- "Never let your dogma be run over by your karma!"

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#1 posted 10-15-2016 06:26 PM

Nice job.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 10-15-2016 06:38 PM

Cool project. Nicely detailed too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 10-15-2016 07:49 PM

From one “boatyard guy” to another Erik, you definitely nailed it.
This actually brings it all back to my mind. You couldn’t have named it better.


-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 10-15-2016 10:01 PM

Another good one Erik ….a bit stingy on the supporting pickies and constrution detail though.

I cannot speak for all the other LJs but I always enjoy seeing how members construct their masterpieces, even if they are not something I would do also.

Having worked in a lay apart Naval depot store I can only agree with Paul.

-- Regards Robert

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#5 posted 10-15-2016 11:21 PM

Very cool.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 10-16-2016 03:48 AM

What a wonderful Idea.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#7 posted 10-17-2016 04:57 AM

Pretty interesting cocncept.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 10-19-2016 04:13 PM

Nicely done.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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