Questionable Sanity

Woodworkers make all sorts of things, from the flimsiest whimsy on the lathe, through to boxes, kids toys, models, pens, pretty much anything really.

But how many make a full sized replica (fully functional) Portuguese pirate ship??? Insane? Definitely cool!

Taking 12 years of full time work, one has: a Portuguese Caravel, weighing 55 tonnes, and costing a measly $20,000. The builder, Graeme Wylie, sourced fallen trees and other reclaimed timbers keeping the costs right down.

A stunning piece of work, with some photos here provided by a regular reader and commenter: IS (thanks 🙂 )

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Photo linked from Geelong Advertiser website.

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