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Project by ayryq posted 827 days ago 630 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This tugboat came from a plan by Jim Makowicki in “Making Heirloom Toys.” It’s pine, mostly, finished with lots of gloss polyurethane.

It handles surprisingly poorly in the water – it floats but tends to flip—it’s just too top-heavy. I made another one from WOOD magazine which isn’t as pretty but floats much better.





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Skiedra

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#1 posted 826 days ago

I wonder if your carved out the inside of the top block, this might make it lighter. Or add a couple of fins for stability.

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Tugboater78

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#2 posted 826 days ago

I work on one of those! Well i work on a inland tugboat, different style :)

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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