|Project by GaryK||posted 01-05-2008 08:12 AM||5178 views||7 times favorited||45 comments|
This is and isn’t a woodworking project. It is made entirely of wood so it is woodworking but not a traditional woodworking project.
Anyway I thought that some of you might enjoy seeing it. I started it about 12 years ago and got bored with it after a years work. Maybe someday I’ll finish it.
It’s a ship called the “Confederacy”. The “ribs” are made from hard maple. Each rib consists of 16 parts in two layers overlapped at the joints for strength. The wales (the black strip) are made from ebony as well as parts of the stern.
The darker planking is swiss pear, and the light planking is laotian boxwood. All the little dots are actually little
dowels (trenails). Each installed one at a time!
I think that at one time I added up all the individual parts and I think that it came out to over 8000.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX