Fish N Boat

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Project by ellgee posted 01-03-2014 05:18 AM 1055 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Nawwww, guys, don’t get excited .. not a Fish-ING boat.
Also not a Fish-IN-boat.
But a Fish-aNd-boat.

I was inspired by project #14524, about the way he centered the lids, making their ends go into the sides.
But, y’know what happens, you want to do something a little more challenging, so I was thinking what
shape to make the handle . . hmm, something long and narrow .. hmm … a fish ! (pic 1)

When I figured out that, being a handle, the fins shouldn’t be real real thin, the fish was a bit big
for a little box. Looking around the wood heap, I came across a piece with some water-ish grain (pic 2).

Then it was too to boring to make yet another oblong box, and I had lots of NG Rosewood offcuts to use up,
so laminated them into a boat-shaped box (pic 3).

Pic 4 was an attempt (before the boat) at an appropriate-sized box for the fish.
Cut something (can no longer remember what) the wrong size, and had to make a plain lid,
well, with an interesting handle, to fit. Boat and this are about 28 cm long.

BTW, since the fish was of mostly-red wood, I used a red snapper as the model.

Pic 5 .. well it might be what I really started out to make in the first place.
In the scraps was a piece of NGR with red edges, leftover from KJ cutting heart-shapes, so it had to be split in 2, then cut into triangles. And the rest is other scraps. This is only about 11cm long.

I couldn’t post this before Christmas, as my sister sometimes reads this site,
and I wanted her to be surprised when I sent my brother-in-law a boat for Christmas.

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#1 posted 01-07-2014 04:23 PM

Good looking boxes! The woods have very nice grain patterns and like the cool handles. Great job!

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