Take your crayons fishing!

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Project by souichiro posted 09-16-2011 01:52 AM 1450 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What could go better with a new set of fatty crayons than a boat to put them in? I have to admit that I can only take credit for the painting on this guy. All of the rest of the layout, cutting, and drilling was all done by my wife. She wanted to do one of these boats for our youngest son, but I wasn’t getting to it very quickly. So she picked up a 2×4 and went to town! Bless her heart. We had a lot of fun working on this, and I think that it came out pretty cute. It was so much fun having her working beside me. Good times.

And the kids all like it, now they have a school bus and a boat for coloring time. What will be next??

-- Dale, Oregon

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#1 posted 09-16-2011 01:54 AM

This is so cute!!!! I love it and I am sure that your son will love it too! I love the painting too, the colors are bright and cheerful and happy! Great project from both of you!!! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 09-16-2011 02:54 AM

What a great project to share.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 09-16-2011 03:37 AM

that is so cool…just showed my son.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#4 posted 09-16-2011 03:45 AM

very cute and nice paint job

-- Theresa,

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#5 posted 09-16-2011 02:08 PM

Very nice! This will make your kid very happy.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#6 posted 09-16-2011 03:09 PM

Great job, way to cool. What is the length,stem to stern.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#7 posted 09-17-2011 06:05 AM

Thank you all for the kind words.

I went out and measured, and she is 6 1/2” long, but actually exactly 4” wide. So it must have been cut from a 2×6. And the holes were cut with a 1/2” forsner bit.

-- Dale, Oregon

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#8 posted 09-17-2011 03:38 PM

Thank you, I am going to make a couple of those for the grandkids.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#9 posted 09-17-2011 05:55 PM

So sweet wish I had some little kids here.
Hopefully some grandchildren one day.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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