Project Mississippi #10: Rails Are Up

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Blog entry by William posted 07-08-2011 05:35 AM 1037 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 07-08-2011 11:52 AM

It sure is coming together beautifully! Are there any birds gathering outside your shop and looking in to see their new digs? They are probably lining up the moving vans already!

170 posts is a lot by anyone’s standards! Wow! And all within a couple of days! It will be fun to sit back one day with a cup of coffee and watch those birds sitting on the railings and posts though. I am sure they will love it, as will you.

Every step of the process is making it better and better! I look forward to the next blog to see what else you have up your sleeve.

Take a break and I hope you feel better soon.


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 07-08-2011 02:48 PM

Up mysleeve?
There’s nothing up my sleeve?
What would make anyone think that?
Seriously though, I am enjoying this one tremendously. I actually have so many ideas for this project that if I tried to do them all there would be no way to finish it by the deadline for the contest. I still have to put the wheelhouse and smoke stacks on top. I thought about making the wheelhouse into a feeder for the birds. Behind the stacks, I thought about sealing in a dish to look like a pool to serve as a bird bath.
See what I mean? I’m not sure I’m going to go with either of those ideas. My point is though that this is constantly evolving as I go.
That is actually what I love about doing a project like this one. Several people have commented to me that they can’t wait to see what I do next to it. Well, guess what? I can’t wait to see what I do next to it either.


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#3 posted 07-08-2011 02:56 PM

William, you are one prolific woodworker. This thing is fantastic; it reminds me of those breezy days out on the water. Very well executed.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 07-08-2011 03:00 PM

Thanks Bertha.
It’s easy to do when you are having fun building a project.


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#5 posted 07-09-2011 12:29 AM

I like it William, coming right along. I look forward to your blog everyday. “up your sleeve”, I got a good laugh out of that one. Are you going to put the ramp on the front? maybe angle it out there for another place for the “skeeter eaters” to perch.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#6 posted 07-09-2011 02:18 AM

This really has turn out lovely great job William . hoping you feel better tomorrow

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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#7 posted 07-09-2011 02:44 AM

I’m not putting the ramp out in front. I was going to. Actually I have cut three of them now and just haven’t been able to get it to where I am happy with it. So I’m thinking the ramp will not be on it. I think it looks good without it though. From searching photos of the Queen online, in some photos that ramps is sticking out there, and in some it is not. So I don’t see this as too big a deal.


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