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Project by Ray Lepagnol posted 05-03-2007 12:50 AM 2627 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I BUILT THIS WATER WHEEL, POND AND WATER FALL FOR OUR BACK YARD.

THE WHEEL IS FROM A PATTERN FROM THE WINFIED CATALOG, I TOOK THE PLANS INTO WORK AND REDUCED THEM 1/2.
THE REST OF THE STRUCTURE WAS BUILT ON THE FLY.

IT TOOK TWO WINTERS WORKING ON IT WHENEVER THE MORE IMPORTANT PROJECTS ALLOWED.

AS A BIRD LOVER , MY WIFE LIKES IT BECAUSE THE RUNNING WATER IS A BIRD MAGNET.

THE MATERIALS ARE CEDAR AND POPLAR WITH A HEAVY COAT OF THOMPSONS WATER SEAL.

THE ROOF HAS SIX DIFFERENT SIZES OF HAND SPLIT SHINGLES!!

-- The only thing better than being Daddy is being Grandpa





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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 05-03-2007 12:51 AM

That is really cool! Looks like a lot of fun.

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David

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#2 posted 05-03-2007 01:11 AM

Very cool project!

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#3 posted 05-03-2007 02:01 AM

Wonderful!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Don

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#4 posted 05-03-2007 02:07 AM

I swear if you had taken a closeup of this we wouldn’t have known that it wasn’t full scale. This is a really nice project and nicely done.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Karson

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#5 posted 05-03-2007 02:11 AM

Very nice project. I’m sure that it is an enjoyment to sit and watch.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 05-03-2007 02:32 AM

Now I need to add another to my growing project list…very cool project!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Chip

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#7 posted 05-03-2007 02:36 AM

Wow Ray, this is really something. I especially like the little wagon detail. Terrific work and centerpiece to your backyard. Great project and thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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BassBully

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#8 posted 05-03-2007 02:37 AM

Nice job. Very unique.

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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Bob Babcock

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#9 posted 05-03-2007 04:35 AM

I really like it…I have a weak spot for well done watergardens and yours is very nice. Makes me want to build another just to do a water wheel. Next to feed nothing attracts the birds like water…put the two together and you have an attraction the birds can’t resist.

-- Bob

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#10 posted 05-03-2007 12:36 PM

his is wonderful! Great job on the house and the garden area itself

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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pierre

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#11 posted 05-03-2007 02:52 PM

Hi Ray,

This outstanding ! What an addition to a backyard and so lively.

Congratulations on a very nice piece of work and very original.

have a good day,

pierre

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oscorner

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#12 posted 05-03-2007 04:03 PM

Dito! Do you reapply the Thompson’s water seal annually? It’s a beautifully done project.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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john

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#13 posted 05-04-2007 12:47 AM

Nice work Ray
I have been wanting to build one for my little pond.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , https://www.facebook.com/groups/extremebirdhouses/

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#14 posted 09-09-2007 04:22 AM

Just cool ray. great Work

-- Jason, Wood Working Has Taken Over My Life. And I Love It.

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Karson

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#15 posted 09-09-2007 04:47 AM

A great addition to your back yard.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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