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Project by GoneNuts posted 11-06-2012 04:08 PM 1446 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have started a series of Walnut carvings that I am calling Navy Nuts. Each set of 3 will feature a different type of masted sailing vessel.
The ships are made out of:
Base – Walnut Shells
Deck – Bassword with carved ridges representing deck ribbing
Sails – Maple formed to represent full sais
Masts – Sanded toothpicks

As you can see they are very small but detailed. I hope you enjoy them as much as I had making them

-- GoneNuts





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AlBCuttnWud

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#1 posted 11-06-2012 04:42 PM

Very nice. I just had my annual pysical and was told I need to see the optomistrist for glasses…..I probably won’t be pursuing anything this small…haha. Again, nice job on the details.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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seniorchief1

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#2 posted 11-06-2012 05:06 PM

Terrific, I, like, Al have sight problems. But your work is Outstanding. Have a good holiday, mate—————-

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#3 posted 11-06-2012 05:17 PM

Your project is meritorious. Cool art!

-- "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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#4 posted 11-06-2012 05:43 PM

Too cool nice work

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 11-06-2012 06:45 PM

WOW, that is really neat!!.................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 11-06-2012 07:11 PM

Excellent idea. When I was a kid, my neighbor and I used to make something similar out of walnut shells. Filled each half with wax, stuck in a toothpick with a paper sail and…presto…instant boat. Not as nice as yours, of course, but they actually floated. I had forgotten all about those until I saw yours. Thanks for the memories.

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.

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#7 posted 11-06-2012 08:58 PM

It sure is a joy to take a peek at it! Superb!
Thanks for sharing.

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lightweightladylefty

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#8 posted 11-07-2012 01:51 AM

So nice to have a large picture of your boat! Our poor eyesight wouldn’t allow us to appreciate it in person. Great details; amazing work!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Daniel Wise

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#9 posted 11-07-2012 03:02 AM

Wow! That is awesome. I’m racking my brain trying to think which nuts I have in the house….Pecans?

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#10 posted 11-07-2012 03:21 AM

WOWZA!

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Sodabowski

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#11 posted 11-07-2012 06:14 PM

I made one too many years ago, but not with that much detail, this one deserves a glass display case! But wait, 572 days in the making? :p

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#12 posted 11-08-2012 11:11 PM

way to go, looks realy kewl

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#13 posted 11-09-2012 06:14 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. Nice work. Keep on sailing (making them!
Ahoy there, matey!

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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