Cradle boat

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Project by tim0001 posted 841 days ago 2007 views 10 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this cradle boat for my grandson. The plans are purchased. It was a great project. I made this almost 6 years ago and it is still in use by my 5 year old grandson. I holds mostly stuffed animals these days. I did study some books on lap-strake boat building I purchased at Mystic Seaport. All the strakes are hand planed to fit and steam bent. lots of hand rivets. The boat and stand (davits) are made of cherry. The bent frames inside are white oak.

-- TimV

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#1 posted 841 days ago

Wow that is so cool what a great jobTim and super design.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 841 days ago

But have you splashed it? Very nice!

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#3 posted 841 days ago

This is one of the projects that I show to the wife and say ” Look at this, its very cool”. And of course she says that I will have to make one of them if we have another grandchild. I really like the creativity.

-- Carpe Diem

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#4 posted 841 days ago

This is terrific!…..kudos on this project! Very creative and well done!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#5 posted 841 days ago

You must be a sailor . . . as they say, “An old sailor never die, they get a little dinghy” LOL Well done!

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

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#6 posted 841 days ago

that is just as cool as can be, “a sailor may leave the seas but the seas never leave a sailor “

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#7 posted 840 days ago

Nice one.
Lapstrake isn’t an easy build but you’ve aced it.

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

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#8 posted 840 days ago

Very nice! I also made one of these and it was by far one of the best projects I have built. Also alot of fun! Even hand peening the rivets didn’t get old! Again, nice job

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#9 posted 840 days ago

Great job….

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#10 posted 840 days ago

Did you get the plans from Walt Simmons? Great job!

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#11 posted 840 days ago

Wonderful work , lots of work there .

-- Anybody can break something it takes skill to make or repair stuff .

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#12 posted 838 days ago

Man that is over the top!!! lucky grandson!


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#13 posted 832 days ago

Had I found the plans for this a little sooner before my last daughter was born I would have built one.You did a great job!

-- Nothing's just gets expensive

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#14 posted 813 days ago

That’s a mighty fine looking boat you built. I built one and I know how much work goes into making one. You did a great job!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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