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From one of my earliest plan purchases, I reckon the Build Wood Toy Boats Book, these boats were cut from 35mm thick (or thin, depending on your perspective!) with a #7 skip tooth blade and feature sails made from some nylon stuff instead of skinny wood.
Don't tell me how impressed you are with my sewing - my wife/lover/partner/best friend sews although I couldn't help notice how alike her sewing machine movement is to my scroll saw [smile]
Finished with Danish Oil and quite capable of being floated in the tub without sinking.
Or in my case, on one of our ponds.
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Good work only one question ate those flags or are they sails and if so what are the two upright dowels,  smoke stacks , for a sailing ship. Well will have to see if I can find a set of plans that I like. - Don
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G'day Don
If you follow the link (click here) you should be able to see the original piccy of what these were.
Originally the mast had a solid sail but since I sell toys to the public I thought it might be too flimsy so I replaced mine with 9.5mm dowel.
I also replaced the solid sail with nylon sail material that simply slides over the mast.
The two upright 25mm dowels are little dudes - they have no arms (I guess they're 'armless') and a couple of dents for eyes and a nail head kerf for a mouth.
They fit into matching holes in the deck so they don't fall overboard during stormy bath times.
The plans were one of many in the book from this site [thumb]
Thanks for your questions Don

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Another wonderful project. The dowel people have so much potential to be modified and used in many projects. The modifications to the sale assembly is excellent.
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Well that explains the STACKS I thought that they were stacks now I will have to check that out later today. Any way nice boat - Don
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Don, with most plans you can make them into whatever sort of doohicky you want.
Glue the double dowel dudes in and leave the mast and sails out and you have a nice tug boat sort of thingy [thumb]
I'll keep an eye on my language in case I get too technical [wink]
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Thanks Doc
Looking at your fine work, makes me want to take another look at this plan set I bought some time ago.
This looks like a great project for craft shows.  Simple, just a few pieces, and done.
My sails may not be as cool, but you can't have everything right?
Good job and thanks for sharing, and the how-to comments.

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Ken I sell online and mainly at craft shows in the big smoke every few months so I have lots of 'simple' stuff that I can make quickly as well as some of my bigger stuff that looks impressive but doesn't always take that long to make.

As for the sails, if I didn't have access to somebody who sews (and does it well) I would have just cut out triangles and stuck them on the dowel [biggrin]

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