The Little Tin Candle Boat

Antique tin boat, powered by a candle. CLICK on the photo

I’ve recently begun work on a documentary of the tin artistans of Mexico.  Today, I interviewed one of the older families and they showed me this wonderful little tin boat which is powered by a candle.  It actually putt putts around and just makes you smile to watch it go.  Click on the photo below to watch the little video.  As I go along, I’ll be posting short clips of the process of making tin pieces, but for now, here’s a charming little toy boat.