Wednesday Woodworking at Camp Gran

We’ve had a couple of heatwaves here at Camp Gran so we haven’t been out in the shop as much as in past years, but we’ve managed one project: Paddle Boats!

Rubber band powered paddle boat.

Rubber band powered paddle boat.

The boat is made from a pine board we bought at the big box store and was cut on the scroll saw.  We got the pattern from Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazine.  We made two.  Grandpa did the table saw work while Mr. A helped do some of the scroll saw cutting.  Both kids did the glue up.

Since Monday it’s been near 100 degrees outside so no one’s wanted to go out and do any painting.  Sadly we might not get to the painting stage before camp closes this Sunday.

Likely I won’t have a project for next week as I expect to have collapse from exhaustion at any moment and will need a few days to recover.

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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18 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking at Camp Gran

  1. Well, at least add a couple of camp counselors. The eagle and I would be an excellent choice. In our respective humble opinions. I’ll bring my drum set (you’ll have to move your couch to the shop) you play the piano, and we’ll delight the campers with a Lawrence Welk medley.


  2. Glynis Jolly says:

    I’ve been in a paddle boat once when I was in high school. It was fun. I was out on a date so the stars were shining and everything looked romantic.

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  3. Nice! Very cool.


  4. Chris White says:

    Hi Andrew. Here’s a short tag challenge for you should you wish to accept.
    All the best. Kris.


  5. nimi naren says:

    Cool looking paddle boat


  6. dorannrule says:

    What a great paddle boat you made! You could go into business just making toys. 🙂


  7. I can’t believe you threw that boat together in such a short time. You are good, Andrew.


  8. Chris White says:

    The boat looks like a winner.


  9. Very cool. How does someone sign up for “Camp Gran”?


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