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Project by Bill Akins posted 2196 days ago 1709 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is not my project, but my sons and I helped Dad with it and I just had to share it with you. It’s just an old country flat bottom fishing boat that Dad used to help his uncle make when he was a kid. He has been wanting to make one for years. He cut down the pine tree himself, had the sawmill slice it up for him, bent the side boards. The bottom is toungue and groove. The last picture was the maiden voyage with My niece, my son, my Dad, and me. The lake is Nottely lake in Blairsville GA. You can see the results from the drought we had last year. I used some of the leftover sideboard to make my first project, a foot stool.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.





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brunob

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#1 posted 2196 days ago

Fine project and great memories for the family. We had a boat like that when I was a kid. Just one question – where are the oars?

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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trifern

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#2 posted 2196 days ago

Thanks for sharing such a cool family project. I am sure it will create a lifetime of memories.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 2195 days ago

That’s really cool, Bill!

I hope you guys got some water back in the lake, or else you might have to add some wheels to that boat.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Napaman

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#4 posted 2195 days ago

really cool…one thing to consider on your next trip—-BALANCE THE WEIGHT IN THE BOAT…actually—-maybe the way you had the seating is a testament to the great construction…

I know nothing of boat building…but one day I want to build a little boat that I can stick a motor on and toot up and down the NAPA river…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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jeanmarc

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#5 posted 2181 days ago

one of my dreams would be D one to build a boat .felicitation for work

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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