Hmm;a two x four.
I have this piece of wood .
It's an OLD two x four . That means it is 2x4 . Now what do I do with it ? I sawed one end off on the wide side at a shallow angle . I sawed the other end with angles on both sides . Verticle to the wide side .Hmmm , Looks like a ship .
Done six weeks later . Used a plane to create the sheer line and deck camber . Sealed that puppy with Spa varnish sealer coat .Three coats .Two of varnish and then paint .
All the items on board , found items and scraps .The cargo booms ? A selection of small dowels .Kingposts the same . Deck houses ? Little basswood blocks laying around doing nuthin . Rails .Dollhouse finishing nails and fine copper wire .
Result , A ship talked about a lot here .A C-3 Class freighter . Hmmm , Amazing what a Two x Four can become isn't it ? Gave it to my neighbor for Christmas . He Retired from MARAD last year as a Chief Engineering Officer .. I called her the " Oregon Endeavor " ( He's from Eugene . OR. ) T.B.