Project Mississippi #12: All Aboard! Loading, Well.....Now!

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Blog entry by William posted 07-10-2011 03:30 AM 1215 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 07-10-2011 03:40 AM

Beautiful boat, and I really like that wrecking, I mean recreation crew you have there, any aspiring woodworkers?
Very nice end for a long project, now what do you do for an encore? Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 07-10-2011 03:43 AM

wow william…you did an amazing job here…she is beautiful…what a great thing to have as a reminder that a wood worker lives here…ive made my decision to enter this contest myself, so ill post mine when its done…sorry you lost your voice over the paint…but you were reminded of what spry paint does to you , so lesson learned…have a good weekend…grizz

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

View William's profile


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#3 posted 07-10-2011 04:17 AM

Thanks Grizz. I can’t wait to see your creation.
Bluepine, I have no idea what I’m builiding next. All I can promise is that it will NOT be a birdhouse. As for the boys, the four little ones have their own tools and get upset when something is going on and they cannot come to the shop too. The older too, they’re at the age where if it doesn’t have two nice legs and is, well, female, then it doesn’t interest them.


View spunwood's profile


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#4 posted 07-10-2011 05:04 AM

Awesome man. Love it in the front yard with the whole gang.

Well done.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#5 posted 07-10-2011 05:42 AM

You certainly blessed with a talent. And a good thing you had all of that help to get it on the post. Probably would have to have hired a crane if it were not for them. I signed up for your blog and look forward to see more. My wife is in a wheelchair with MS but still is a great cook but you can’t get her in the shop.

-- DeputyDawg

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#6 posted 07-10-2011 03:22 PM

William you did a great job and a pat on the back to the helpers.

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

View William's profile


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#7 posted 07-10-2011 10:56 PM

Thanks ya’ll.
DeputyDawg, if you could possibly get her to give the scroll saw a try she may love it. I do a lot of scrolling for that very reason. I spend time on my wheel chair often and I can do it while on wheels.


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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 07-13-2011 12:24 AM

How the heck did I miss this?? I truly apologize for not commenting sooner, William. I just didn’t see the final post until now!

This came out simply marvelous! I thoroughly enjoyed watching you building this project on your blog and I also liked hearing the history of the boat and your childhood memories of it. Any bird would be proud to reside in such a wonderful place! I have always wanted a bird house to have outside my window so that my cats could be entertained by the ‘eye candy.’ (Don’t worry – I never let them outside so all would be safe, but it wouldn’t hurt to let them observe!)

This is really a fine project! I wish you the best of luck in the upcoming contest. You really did yourself proud.


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

View William's profile


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#9 posted 07-13-2011 01:17 AM

Thanks Sheila. Theproject post that is entered into the contest is here just in case you missed it too.
As for the cats and the birds, it wouldn’t hurt to let the cats out as long as they are used to being out without straying. It may surprise you that the birds will torture the cats as long as they’re outside and not confined to where the cats would be able to catch them. Birds around here, when my cat gets the inkling to mess with them, give the cat enough grief until the cat gives up. They fly above her head, just out of reach. They fly up high and then dive down straight at the cat scaring the bejeebies out of her. It’s funnt to watch becasue when the cat first notices the birds, she thinks she can outsmart them and go faster than then. The part she always forgets is the fact that they can fly and she can’t. Then apparantly, by the time I let her out again, she has forgotten all about the lessons she learned last time the birds tortured her, and the hilarity begins all over again.
My house is strange sometimes. The one animal my cat has learned she can bully is the chihuahua dog.


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