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« on: June 01, 2006 05:55:58 PM »

Where to begin... I wanted something unique, using the recommended supplies, and came up with this crazy idea. One summer, I helped my younger brother build a real working cedar strip canoe from scratch. I got to thinking that the cedar strips were very much like fettuccine. So, why not construct a model ship out of pasta. Muahahahaha.

I used an drawing program to create forms on paper, transfered them to cardboard, and cut out the forms. I hot glued the forms to a sheet of cardboard, which was roughly the size of the deck of the boat. Then, I started hot gluing fettuccine to the forms, to make the hull. The fettuccine was rather flexible, and took to the forms fairly well.



Once the hull was mostly intact, I proceeded to make decking out of Popsicle sticks. I trimmed the sticks, so that it had the appearance of woodflooring.



After I was happy with the hull and the decking, I spray painted the hull with a brown spray paint. I then took two wood dowels and hot glued them to the deck, making the two main masts. Once the masts were in place, I took some gimp, and started hot gluing the gimp to the masts, for the rigging.



I then fashioned more rigging out of gimp, a rudder out of Popsicle sticks, and sails out of muslin cloth. The piece de la resistance are the Pirate Flag on the main mast and the Figurehead on the bow of the boat. The end product, is what I call The Good Ship Ragu and the Pasta Pirates. I probably should have called them the Hot Glue Pirates since I used 5 small sticks of hot glue in the construction of the ship.

Here is a collection of pictures of the final product.






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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2006 06:20:26 PM »

OMG I love it!  It turned out awesome!

My 7 year old boy would arm wrestle you for it!

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2006 06:28:26 PM »

We love it.  Very realistic looking "wood".  I think it would look great displayed on shelving units.
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2006 06:30:36 PM »

holy awesomeness!! this seriously rocks.  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2006 06:35:52 PM »

Wow. That is amazing. Well done.
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2006 07:02:51 PM »

Woah! Thats SWEET! Amazing work- It looks REALLY cool!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2006 07:21:27 PM »

WOW - Selkie
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2006 07:30:11 PM »

Can I just say that naming a boat made out of pasta "Ragu" totally cracks me up!?!

I just love the craftmanship, it is incredible! Each pasta board on the side of the boat is cut perfectly. That must have been tough to do. Pasta is so brittle. Also, the deck looks so much like a real deck! Want to install wood floors in my front room?   Wink  You can tell you spent time thinking about this project and executing your plan.

Ragu....tee hee hehehehehe I'm going to be giggling about that for days! Brilliant!
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2006 08:33:50 PM »

hell yeah dude, here's to pirate themed crafts!
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2006 08:59:05 PM »

I was thinking of getting my stuff together really quick and entering this, but I don't think there's much point now.

Flawless.  Absolutely flawless.  I love it.  You've totally got my vote.
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2006 09:39:01 PM »

That is wonderful!
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2006 05:56:20 AM »

wow... just, wow.  Awesome job!
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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2006 06:03:25 AM »

Well this certainly is unique! I didn't know pasta could look so good!...in a non-edible way.
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2006 06:09:20 AM »


Is that "The Craftster Guide to Nifty Thrifty and Kitschy Crafts" I spy in the bottom left hand corner of one of your photos?

Great book huh?
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2006 09:49:56 AM »

That is the raddest pirate ship I ever saw!
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« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2006 10:08:50 AM »

That is pasta-rific! I wish I could build a ship of pasta ... yours looks seaworthy!
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« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2006 01:15:56 PM »

This is amazing. It is so realistic looking. I wish I knew how to make one just like it! Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2006 05:08:32 PM »

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. I am tickled that everyone likes my boat.  Grin

I kept telling my wife that I was concerned that the boat idea wasn't really Kitschy, but it was definitely over the top for using the materials from the list...  Wink

Speaking of my wife, she's plotting my demise by putting the finishing touches on her submission. It should be really cool, when all of the pieces come together. Definitely Kitschy!

If there is enough interest, I can write a tutorial on how I built the Good Ship Ragu. I already have a couple of ideas for improving the whole concept.

Thanks Again.

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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2006 01:43:18 PM »

I would be interested in a tutorial.  It looks amazing.  I didn't even know you could spray paint pasta.  I would have thought it would just run right off.  I can only imagine all of the things you could make out of fettucine.
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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2006 03:35:50 PM »

wow....wow....*bows down to you* Amazing!!
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« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2006 11:16:32 PM »

OMG I love it!  It turned out awesome!

My 7 year old boy would arm wrestle you for it!

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« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2006 11:55:05 AM »

This is absolutely UNBELIEVABLE! Amazing job!
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« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2006 03:35:16 AM »

I would be interested in a tutorial.  It looks amazing.  I didn't even know you could spray paint pasta.  I would have thought it would just run right off.  I can only imagine all of the things you could make out of fettucine.

I'd like to see a tute for this too...... if you could.  But where would you post it?  What category would a tutorial to make a pasta boat go? Miscellaneous? Still in this folder? Does anyone know?
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« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2006 06:29:03 AM »

That is pretty slick.  How does it do in boiling water?
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« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2006 10:04:53 AM »

Krafterak, The hull is pretty porous, so it would probably sink in water. If I hadn't been strapped for time, I was going to apply some glue to the hull to seal the cracks, and make it fairly water tight.

As for boiling water, I don't think the end result would be anything tasty...

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« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2006 05:51:26 PM »

Wow. That is amazing. Well done.
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« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2006 06:57:47 AM »

It just needs the pirates, now. Very cool looking ship, and from the final product I wouldn't have guessed it was pasta except you told me.
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« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2006 02:19:12 PM »

Fantastic! I love that you worked really hard on this and it turned out so well!
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« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2006 05:22:50 AM »

Yeah, I wanted to do pirates, but ran out of extra time, toward the end of the project. I had a couple of ideas, for doing a small handful. Maybe if I have extra time, I will add some pirates, and update the pictures.

Also, when I have time, I will create a tutorial on making a pasta ship, and post it in an appropriate forum. I will link it to here.

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« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2006 12:17:05 PM »

That's wild and wonderful. I love it Cheesy
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« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2006 03:58:26 PM »

This is amazing. I was hoping there'd be little pirates, too, but even without them, this project is great. (It doesn't hurt that I'm a sucker for pirates.)
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« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2006 07:18:50 AM »

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THat came out really well! it looks almost like one of those real, professional model ships, i am awed Shocked Grin
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