|Project by Mike Sullivan||posted 10-05-2012 01:29 AM||1318 views||7 times favorited||15 comments|
The ship is a very loose representation of the J class racing yachts of the 1930’s.
The hull is a 12 piece lamination with walnut, oak, maple and cherry. The sails are figured maple about 1/8” thick and then bent/formed to a sail shape. Working with the maple has been a frustrating learning experience that I have not perfected yet. I call it the “evil” wood due to it’s changing shape any time you sand or even look at it.
The particular boat is limited to 16” long because the maple sails are rejects from a guitar maker and only come in one size.
I hope you enjoy tis project. Mike
-- Mike, Washington