Cradle boat

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Project by tim0001 posted 12-28-2011 12:55 AM 3458 views 10 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this cradle boat for my grandson. The plans are purchased. It was a great project. I made this almost 6 years ago and it is still in use by my 5 year old grandson. I holds mostly stuffed animals these days. I did study some books on lap-strake boat building I purchased at Mystic Seaport. All the strakes are hand planed to fit and steam bent. lots of hand rivets. The boat and stand (davits) are made of cherry. The bent frames inside are white oak.

-- TimV

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 01:08 AM

Wow that is so cool what a great jobTim and super design.

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 02:11 AM

But have you splashed it? Very nice!

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 03:28 AM

This is one of the projects that I show to the wife and say ” Look at this, its very cool”. And of course she says that I will have to make one of them if we have another grandchild. I really like the creativity.

-- Carpe Diem

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#4 posted 12-28-2011 03:39 AM

This is terrific!…..kudos on this project! Very creative and well done!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#5 posted 12-28-2011 04:19 AM

You must be a sailor . . . as they say, “An old sailor never die, they get a little dinghy” LOL Well done!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#6 posted 12-28-2011 06:30 AM

that is just as cool as can be, “a sailor may leave the seas but the seas never leave a sailor “

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#7 posted 12-28-2011 12:42 PM

Nice one.
Lapstrake isn’t an easy build but you’ve aced it.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#8 posted 12-28-2011 01:23 PM

Very nice! I also made one of these and it was by far one of the best projects I have built. Also alot of fun! Even hand peening the rivets didn’t get old! Again, nice job

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#9 posted 12-28-2011 04:27 PM

Great job….

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#10 posted 12-28-2011 04:37 PM

Did you get the plans from Walt Simmons? Great job!

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#11 posted 12-29-2011 12:51 AM

Wonderful work , lots of work there .

-- Anybody can break something it takes skill to make or repair stuff .

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#12 posted 12-30-2011 07:24 PM

Man that is over the top!!! lucky grandson!

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#13 posted 01-06-2012 06:07 AM

Had I found the plans for this a little sooner before my last daughter was born I would have built one.You did a great job!

-- Nothing's just gets expensive

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#14 posted 01-25-2012 03:43 AM

That’s a mighty fine looking boat you built. I built one and I know how much work goes into making one. You did a great job!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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