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Project by Blake posted 07-09-2010 04:49 AM 2253 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are two more old projects I made long before I had a woodshop. I built them in my bedroom as a teenager when I was into model building.

The first is a sailboat that I built in similar fashion to how you would build a full-size boat, around a frame. Its mostly made of balsa but the hull is covered in actual fiberglass resin. My grandma sewed the sails for me. The base is driftwood. I made the pulleys myself, and all the “block and tackle” actually works.

The second boat is a fishing boat I built from photos in a book. I painted the water stains on the sides and added real beach sand to the inside to make it look like a real old workin boat. The crab pots are made out of window screen panted silver.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com





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Skylark53

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#1 posted 07-09-2010 05:27 AM

Well done. Even though you call them old projects, these are well worth dragging out to share. Thanks.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#2 posted 07-09-2010 05:33 AM

These are great, Blake. The realism, especially in the fishing boat, is incredible!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 07-09-2010 05:41 AM

Thanks for sharing, they look great.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#4 posted 07-09-2010 07:40 AM

they are great Blake
being a modelbuilder isnĀ“t a bad way of starting
to be a woodworker we can see where the eye
for precission work come from

Dennis

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BigTiny

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#5 posted 07-09-2010 08:58 AM

That’s one hunky dory dory, dude! (go ahead, groan)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#6 posted 07-09-2010 10:51 AM

Very cool, I’m reading the new book. ” The Story of the Essex ” amazing story about a ship sunk by a sperm whale and what the crew went through to survive.

Nice ships and starting at young age! I have a clock I made in 8th grade.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 07-09-2010 02:22 PM

Really nice Blake, keep them coming.

Anything made from wood is good.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#8 posted 07-09-2010 02:56 PM

Nice sail boat.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#9 posted 07-09-2010 04:34 PM

Blake these are fantastic.

Thanks for sharing.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#10 posted 07-09-2010 07:49 PM

Very nice Blake , I also build scale model cars not of wood though.. but you have a great eye for detail.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#11 posted 07-10-2010 11:08 AM

Well done Blake. Very nice detail.

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#12 posted 09-09-2010 08:09 PM

Thank you for showing us your project. The boat looks great & a nice painting job.

Marie & I love model boats, in particular sail boats. We have 2 models that one of our sons built when he was a child. They are usually in our living room, but while we are doing our renovation, they are safely tucked away.

-- http://www.guarinofurnituredesigns.com/

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 09-09-2010 08:34 PM

Blake, these boats are really superb. They are so realistic and I think that your eye for detail is very impressive. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 09-09-2010 09:28 PM

Very nice… I have a number of wooden boat models built from kits… one is much like your green-hulled sailboat. Even so, they took a lot of time and they made me fantasize about building a life size version someday. Maybe, maybe… I’ll post the pics sometime…

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