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Project by Paul Sipos posted 12-20-2011 02:10 AM 1185 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project to do. it is all made out of reclaimed barn wood. The sails are made out of patch metal that was on the outside of the barn I tore down. The rigging is made from copper wire. I made it for a friend of mine for his birthday. He was really blown away with it. I even went as far as to shape the sails and crease them to look more real. I hated giving it up.

-- psipos@snakebite.com





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chrisstef

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#1 posted 12-20-2011 02:13 AM

great project id hate to give that one away myself ….. but i gotta wonder about the title … i dont see no junk? nor anything chinese?

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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shipwright

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#2 posted 12-20-2011 02:29 AM

Arrr, she be a fine junk there and plenty of pirates on the South China Sea too.
Are those Chinese characters at the bottom?
What do they mean?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#3 posted 12-20-2011 02:36 AM

ahh it was a hidden meaning …. really blew that one by me lol. Im only slightly embarassed.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#4 posted 12-20-2011 02:45 AM

A cool looking junk.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-20-2011 03:13 AM

Nice pun, and what a cool looking junk (“jonque” in French FWIW).

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#6 posted 12-20-2011 03:41 PM

I was told the Chinese character at the bottom means “friend” and a great gift to one. Nicely done turning junk into treasure, pirate!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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rance

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#7 posted 12-20-2011 03:58 PM

>“turning junk into treasure”

Hah! That’s turning junk into Junk. :) Really nice work there. You are creative, and talented.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#8 posted 12-20-2011 10:34 PM

Very nice. I wish my junk turn out like that.

Very well done.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 12-29-2011 07:37 PM

Yes the characters at the bottom mean “friend” or “friendship.” It can be done, you just have to stick with it, put some thought into it, and stick with it till it’s done.

-- psipos@snakebite.com

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#10 posted 12-31-2011 08:03 AM

Very well done
Love the re-use of materials..excellent

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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