Alex Holden (alex_holden) wrote,
Alex Holden

Tiny Trawler

While staying in the lovely Rhenigidale Youth Hostel we had a few days when wibble_puppy wasn't feeling well and it rained quite a bit, so we stayed in and rested by the cosy coal stove. One of the things I did to pass the time was to whittle a little model fishing trawler:


It really is quite small. That's it sitting on top of a British penny. I made it from a chip of lime wood. The mast and life raft were whittled from a matchstick. The prop shaft was made from a bit of staple salvaged from a magazine. It was loosely based on a picture of a genuine Stornoway trawler I found in a newspaper article. Something similar to this one.

Before we left, I blu-tacked it to the top of a picture frame in the common room. I wonder how many people will spot it.
Tags: photos, woodwork

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