I heard a word carver explain why carving wooden boats is so easy:
"You start with a piece of wood and then remove anything that doesn't look
like a boat."
I'm going to try it...I'll let you know how it works out.
On Sat, 9 Mar 2013 20:16:30 +0000 (UTC), DerbyDad03
My dad built a lot of wooden old boats like the HMS Bounty (large and
small ones) and I inherited about a dozen of them. I remember he said
he had one (built by ???) and just tried to copy it. I remember he
started with a 4x4 and just kept shaving and sanding it. Later he
strung them with nylon. Some hulls he put a finish on others no
finish. You need the tools, good fingers and patience. I think it
took him around 3 weeks or so but I think he was retired then. I can
take pics of them but I don't think it will help you.
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