Project Submitted: 6/26/2015
I didn't have a plan for this project, but worked from a photo taken of a Pleasure Rowboat at the Adirondack Museum. I used thin round stock to bend into the basic oval boat shape. Then used my plasma cutter to cut strips of thin steel for the "planks". I MIG welded the planks to the frame and used the same thin steel fot the lining and bench. The mast is made of 5/16 round stock. I let the boat oxidize for a week outdoors. I helped that process along by misting the boat with salt water several times a day. Then sprayed it with 3 coats of Rustoleum clear enamel. The sail and seat cushion are made from unbleached canvas and sewn by hand. The oars are made from thin round stock, thin steel and string. The ropes and other details are made from braided string. The finished boat is 34" long by 10 " wide and stands 41" tall.
Miller Spectrum 375 Xtreme Plasma Cutter,
Millermatic 180 Autoset MIG Welder,
5 1/2 angle hand held grinder,
needle & thread,
Rustoleum clear enamel,
.030 sheet metal,
5/16 round stock
canvas & string
| Metal Art
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