Project Mississippi #11: Finishing Touches, I Think

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Blog entry by William posted 07-09-2011 03:07 AM 1194 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 07-09-2011 04:58 AM

I hope you will have help hoisting this thing up in the air and be sure to make it strong enough cause I am positive that no one will want to be under it should it come loose! The birds won’t enjoy the ride either. Other than that, this is an impressive build.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 07-09-2011 05:01 AM

what a magnificent job william..even though you have done an outstanding job…i still am tempted to do one for the contest…but i dont know…like you i only have so much umph…and time to spend in the shop…and need to use my time on other projects…but i told john a long time ago i wanted to do an extreme bird house…just didnt know when i would try …but we will see…in the mean time though…you have done one extreme boat bird house and i love it…congrats buddy….grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 07-09-2011 05:06 AM

Thank you both.
Bearpie, when one of the older boys came in today, we ran down to the Big Orange Box and picked up an eight foot 4×4 (treated). I plan on planting it at least two and a half feet in the ground. Then I’m going to attach two supports at a forty five degree angle coming out to hold a platfor upon which the boat will be attached to. It’ll be there short of a tornado coming though.


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#4 posted 07-09-2011 05:08 AM

Grizz, I just went and looked at the birdhouses that have already been entered. There are already two especially that I think are very nice. It’s going to be hard for me to choose who to vote for in this one I think.


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#5 posted 07-09-2011 05:39 AM

Very nice William. I think the birds will need to be dressed up for a ride on your paddle boat. The only thing missing is a bale of cotton. It looks like its ready to float on ole man river.

Sorry haven’t been online much. But I had to come see the birdhouse.

Great job.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#6 posted 07-09-2011 08:20 AM

I believe you “nailed it” William, you should do well when the voting starts. Good luck.

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

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#7 posted 07-09-2011 03:16 PM

William , you did a great job ! Let see you could add some lounge chairs on the deck. OK OK OK I ‘ll be quiet

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 07-09-2011 04:32 PM

Now the big question . . .

“Will it float?”

LOL – just kidding, William! It is a great project and a beautiful replica of the boats you love so much. I think you did it proud! Best of luck in the contest. It was a pleasure to see this come together so nicely. Your dedication shows.

Sheila ;)

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

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#9 posted 07-09-2011 06:13 PM

Thank you all so much.
that’s an idea. I may work on that one. I’ve actually been trying to think of some way to dress up the top deck. Behind the smoke stacks it looks kind of plain compared to the rest of the boat.


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