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Project by luxbellator posted 08-27-2012 06:34 PM 1369 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This are working sailboats, usually I make them to keep the tradition from my hometown (coastal fishing town) where fisherman will give a sailboat (working carved model) of the the father’s sloop to the kid at birth. Certainly this one don’t meet all the requirements but make a great gift for a new born.

-- Jay, Texas, @MyGarage.home





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Surfside

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#1 posted 08-27-2012 06:50 PM

I wonder how a new born would react to this. Is it to become a sailor or do the woodworking? lol

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#2 posted 08-27-2012 07:39 PM

Great looking pond racer. And also a grand tradition. Spoil that boy, he won’t be little very long.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#3 posted 08-27-2012 07:42 PM

Very nice

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA

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#4 posted 08-27-2012 08:04 PM

Did you weight the keel? With what?

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#5 posted 08-27-2012 10:11 PM

Simple, but very nice.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 08-27-2012 11:45 PM

Another boat…. It’s a good day.

Nice work and the prettiest single mast rig there is, the gaff sloop. I have the full size model.

I like this one very much.

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

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#7 posted 08-28-2012 02:30 AM

Nice looking boat. Are these RC? If not, how do you sail them across a pond?

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

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#8 posted 08-28-2012 03:37 PM

Lucky boy! Great build and design in keeping tradition alive.

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#9 posted 08-28-2012 08:44 PM

Great tradition and very nice little footies as well

-- The fair wind blows just as well whether the sailor sleeps or is awake. Keith, Highlands Texas, http://www.deckerpair.com

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#10 posted 09-01-2012 02:30 AM

UNA EXCELENTE ARTESAN√ćA LUX ;-D

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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#11 posted 07-22-2013 06:57 PM

Love it!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#12 posted 07-22-2013 07:08 PM

The first time I saw Pond racers was while statinoned in Wales near Haverford West in the 1990s. They had some amazing boats, many looking like tall ships. These are very nice. I need some pointers.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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