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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Fundamentals of Model Boat Building by John Into and Nancy Price

comments (43) April 10th, 2011 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Fundamentals of Model Boat Building by John Into and Nancy Price 
Schiffer Publishing, 2010.
$34.99; 160 pp.

Fundamentals of Model Boat Building provides information, along with detailed photos, so the reader can successfully create an accurate model boat from scratch, including structural elements, paper model renderings, hull features, and mechanical drawings. The book includes all the steps necessary to build a model of the "Annie Buck," an actual Chesapeake Bay "Deadrise" workboat and then you can take that new knowledge to create your own models. The book also includes a gallery of various models to provide inspiration. This seems like a pretty intense book but if you want to build model boats, this book will show you how to do it all.

Lucky Irritable_Badger is now a happy badger. His comment was chosen at random and he won the book.

Maybe he'll come back and enter a review of the book as well as post photos of the models he builds.

And check out the latest giveaway: Woodworker's Guide to Wood.



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Comments (43)

Thesauri Thesauri writes: Just what I need to get started. It has to be quicker than finishing the honey do list :-)
Posted: 10:59 pm on April 18th

Shalav Shalav writes: Enter me so I can build boats
Posted: 1:25 pm on April 16th

doug58 doug58 writes: Please include me in the drawing. It has been years since I have built a model boat and it would be fun to do again. I helped a friend build a full size cruise & ski boat back in the late 50's and had a lot of fun doing that too.
Posted: 11:17 am on April 16th

rmpater rmpater writes: My father and I built our first model sailboat named "Eventually" from scratch over 25 years ago. We had a brochure from the manufacturer and scaled up the tiny 3 view drawing. She was built from pine and bondo (mostly bondo). We added radio control equipment some years later. She sails fine now but we still joke about how the boat may someday be finished, thus the name. It is a project that I will someday pass on to my young boys.
Posted: 9:01 am on April 15th

rmpater rmpater writes: My father and I built our first model sailboat named "Eventually" from scratch over 25 years ago. We had a brochure from the manufacturer and scaled up the tiny 3 view drawing. She was built from pine and bondo (mostly bondo). We added radio control equipment some years later. She sails fine now but we still joke about how the boat may someday be finished, thus the name. It is a project that I will someday pass on to my young boys.
Posted: 8:59 am on April 15th

Irritable_Badger Irritable_Badger writes: I want it!!!
Posted: 10:17 pm on April 14th

rodeworks rodeworks writes: I've fooled around with making both model boats and human-sized boats. And there is always something new to learn.
Posted: 7:36 pm on April 14th

anash anash writes: I would certainly have some fun with this! this book would prove useful!
Thanks for this splendid giveaway
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com
Posted: 11:14 pm on April 13th

gcarot gcarot writes: I made model boats when I was young, now I'm doing the interior of a sail boat. would like to make models again when I retire
Posted: 2:43 pm on April 13th

gordonswenson gordonswenson writes: I built my first and last 9 1/2 foot boat in high school. It ran really fast with a 9 1/2 horse Firestone outboard motor.
Posted: 8:06 am on April 13th

MarkW12 MarkW12 writes: Since I was very young, I've been fascinated with model boats.
Posted: 9:24 pm on April 12th

MarkW12 MarkW12 writes:
Posted: 9:23 pm on April 12th

palonso palonso writes: Will they they offer an electronic download of this book?

Thx
Posted: 2:29 pm on April 12th

palonso palonso writes:
Posted: 2:28 pm on April 12th

MichaelPJ MichaelPJ writes: This would make a nice addition to any woodworker's library.
Posted: 2:09 pm on April 12th

BiotechBill BiotechBill writes: My Great Grand Father, originally from Sweden, was a trained cabinet maker and upon arriving in the US, found a job at the Mare Island Shipyards in the bay area. There he was tasked with building scale models of the warships made in the yard. To this day, his finest achievement is on display at the Maritime museum near Fisherman's Warf in San Francisco, the USS California. A full 12 ft long and filled with detail. I have always marveled at the skill and dedication it took. This book would help me follow in his very large footsteps and honor his memory.

Bill
Posted: 11:23 am on April 12th

N61 N61 writes: Few woodworking projects will draw attention in a room faster than a well-crafted model boat. This book would be a great step towards achieving that goal!
Posted: 10:40 am on April 12th

Teakster Teakster writes: What was wrong with the board, stick and piece of cloth? :)
Posted: 9:55 am on April 12th

brownwood1536 brownwood1536 writes: Please enter me.
Posted: 9:47 am on April 12th

jverreault jverreault writes: My shipwright Grandfather left me a model squRe rigged ship which I have yet to complete. Winning this tome might be just the push I need to get started on building it. Here's to hoping!

Cheers

John
Posted: 9:32 am on April 12th

Bidgybudget Bidgybudget writes: An old boat builder once said to me in passing that "...it is best to get your designing done on the model..." Even as simple as some models are they can be very instructive. I will be happy to have a copy of this book should I be lucky enough to win.
Posted: 9:17 am on April 12th

Powderfinger Powderfinger writes: This looks like a great book. Please add my name to the entries!
Posted: 6:35 am on April 12th

jonquinn jonquinn writes: sign me up - I'd like to build a nice wooden ship model someday
Posted: 7:58 pm on April 11th

KenHANGITALL KenHANGITALL writes: I would like a chance to win this book. My father in law is a sailor and I might like to make him a nice model for his home. Thanks
Posted: 4:12 pm on April 11th

aedom1 aedom1 writes: I want a book.
Posted: 2:45 pm on April 11th

DaveRichards DaveRichards writes: I'm itching to build another boat but there's no room in the shop for a 16 footer now. A model might be my best option.
Posted: 11:56 am on April 11th

jockcameron jockcameron writes: This is the only way I will ever be able to afford that 60 foot bald headed ketch- methinks!!!
Posted: 10:58 am on April 11th

Dean7 Dean7 writes: At the rate my attempt to get into woodworking is going, this may be a good way to go. No large tool investment, and something I can do in my apartment without disturbing the neighbors. Now all I have to do is win the book!


Posted: 10:34 am on April 11th

jimmacgregor jimmacgregor writes: Very nice. thanks for the chance to win this book.
Posted: 10:33 am on April 11th

Ron Alley Ron Alley writes: Boat models are something I hope to tackle someday. The symmetry, the thin stock and the waterproof challenges make building model boats challenging. I hope this book provide meaningful advice.
Posted: 8:49 am on April 11th

dpeyrot dpeyrot writes: HI. Please include me in this drawing. I have a large ship model on my closet shelf I am ready to tackle!
Posted: 8:10 am on April 11th

lencrull1 lencrull1 writes: Please include me in the drawing as well, thanks.
Posted: 8:07 am on April 11th

JSteele JSteele writes: Have built several models. Am up for another.
Posted: 12:33 am on April 11th

joanitis joanitis writes: I hate my PC.. The way they design these models these days i could get some good ideas from the real thing. The models these days are great.
Posted: 10:19 pm on April 10th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: Count me in
Posted: 10:17 pm on April 10th

joanitis joanitis writes: I am thinking of building a full size boat, (22`) the way they
Posted: 10:15 pm on April 10th

joanitis joanitis writes: I am thinking of building a full size boat, (22`) the way they
Posted: 10:15 pm on April 10th

scottglatham scottglatham writes: This would be nice. I am wanting to build a kayak, however maybe a model would be a good starting point.
Posted: 8:26 pm on April 10th

nznix nznix writes: awesome - would go well with my model car/truck books.
Posted: 5:52 pm on April 10th

konaman konaman writes: looks like a very nice read
Posted: 5:36 pm on April 10th

d0od d0od writes: Me! Me! Choose me! :)
Posted: 5:27 pm on April 10th

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: Models can be fun and inexpensive. Not much board footage.
thanks for a chance to win.
Posted: 3:21 pm on April 10th

BSzydlo BSzydlo writes: This looks interesting, please include me in the drawing.
Posted: 3:17 pm on April 10th

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