Pirates!

Avast me hearties!!! So you want to build yourself a pirate craft, or a pirate chest, or need some pirate ideas for Halloween? Get your recycled wood ready, and beware - ye may walk the plank!

A Pirate Raft - The Gull and Crossbones

The Pirate Raft - The Gull and Crossbones

My daughter's teacher asked me if I could build a pirate raft to help with one of the school projects. "Sure I can" was my reply!

I didn't realise just how much of my time would be taken with this project - it took me about six weeks of evenings and weekends, but the end result was brilliant - Hastings' Mayor even came along to officially 'launch' it! And as the Mayor said - "Here, they can be pirates!" Click here or on the picture to see how it was done.

 

 

The Pirate Chest

Recycled wood picket fence

To go with the pirate raft I needed a pirate chest. I had a look online but nothing seemed to fit, so keeping in the recycled wood spirit I decided to make one myself! Recycled pallet wood formed the main structure, with some old chipboard (I found this in the loft) making the curved shapes for the lid. As with the pirate raft, either click here or on the picture to see how you can do it.

The Hastings Spirit - A Pirate Ship for Pirate Day

Pirate ship made completely from recycled materials

For Hastings' Pirate Day on 22 July 2012 I made the front end of a pirate ship completely from recycled materials. As with the pirate raft, either click here or on the picture to see how it was made. Pirate Day was a huge success, breaking the Guinness World Record for the most Pirates in one place - the official count was 14,231!!

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