Monday, May 5, 2014

Harp Badge for Boat School

In April, I formed a woodcarving club - Limerick Woodcarvers. We meet in the classroom of the AK Ilen boat-building school in Roxboro in Limerick. The boat-building school has recently completed 4 traditional river Shannon gandelows (flat-bottomed river rowing-boats) and took them to Venice in Italy for a race. On request, I made harp-shaped badges for the stern of the boats, based on the logo of the AK Ilen organisation. They are each about 4 inches long, made of lime wood, and coated in Danish oil. The badges were finished just in time for the trip to Italy. I used two of the swirl-holes to pierce the badges to take wood-screws, for attaching to the gandelows.

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