Introduction: My Carved Wooden Ship!!!

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  My school has a creek that runs through it. We have boat races every year. Everyone decided to make they're boat out of paper, plastic, popcicle sticks, or french fry trays while I made mine out of wood. Carved wood. It is a model from the Civil War. Ther name is moniter I beleive. I think the materials are obviously easy to see, but if I'm wrong you feel free to ask me anything.


rijan (author)2011-12-10

HELLO LIL LAIRY i'm Rijan from nepal nice to meet you.

spya (author)2011-06-17

This is really cool!good job :)

LoneWolf (author)2011-05-02

How do you vote???

lil larry (author)LoneWolf2011-05-03

The judging ended last night.

nfk11 (author)2011-04-28

i voted already

lil larry (author)nfk112011-04-28

Thanx! It means a lot! :D

splazem (author)2011-03-03

Awesome. It would be cool to see more pictures or a video though.

lil larry (author)splazem2011-03-03

I can't make a video, but I can try to add some pictures if my computer stops glitching.

splazem (author)lil larry2011-03-03

Sounds good.

lil larry (author)splazem2011-03-03


happyjo (author)2011-03-03

Awesome! :D

lil larry (author)happyjo2011-03-03

Thanx! My dad mostly did all of it though. ;)

Kaptain Kool (author)2011-03-02

nice job. Is that a soup can for the turret?

lil larry (author)Kaptain Kool2011-03-02

no, it's a coffee can. I was going to type up how to make it, but my computer froze right when i was going to publish it!!! D:< And I typed A LOT, but I'm too lazy to retype it.

l8nite (author)2011-03-02

lol... Im going to blame a grimey keyboard for that typo ! Here's an idea if there's a next time, cut a 2liter plastic bottle in half length wise or a little less than half , maybe hotglue in a deck, should be light enough to float really quick in the safety restricted water

lil larry (author)l8nite2011-03-02

Cool idea! Maybe I'll try that! Thanx! :)

nfk11 (author)2011-03-02

looks like plastic but good job

lil larry (author)nfk112011-03-02

Thanx! I kinda over painted it. maybe thats why it looks like plastic.

nfk11 (author)lil larry2011-03-02


l8nite (author)2011-03-01

I like the safety rails but believe the monitor was a few years before tanks ! The USS MOnitor was referred to as a cheesebox on a raft due to its rotating round gun turret (one of the first ever) with its low profile the monitor wasn't very seaworthy and sank in high seas off the North Carolina coast dec 31 1962, the turret has been recovered and sits in a maritime museum. How did your model fare in the creek?

lil larry (author)l8nite2011-03-02

Thanx! I know that they didn't have tanks back then, but I just felt like putting it there. Correction: 1862 not 1962. My model worked pretty good. I goes about between 4-6 mph. I didn't win though becuase at school they said the water must be safe to do this so we raced them when the water was like 3 in. deep. >:( I tested it at my house becuase it has a creek that runs through it so that's how I got the 4-6 mph thing.

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