The Vicksburg Queen

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#1 posted 07-10-2011 04:19 AM

That’s a beauty William!

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#2 posted 07-10-2011 05:06 AM

very cool.

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

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#3 posted 07-10-2011 09:43 AM

nice of you to give the turtles a honeymoon cruise :-)

thank´s for sharing William its a great boatmodell

take care

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#5 posted 07-10-2011 04:41 PM

Its finished! It turned out great William. Looks like all the cabins are first class.

I have enjoyed following along with the blog. Good luck on the contest!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 07-10-2011 06:56 PM

full steam ahead! very nice. looks like “Ike n Tina Birder” will be rollin on the river. very awesome project

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 07-10-2011 09:12 PM

The details are really outstanding ,lot of work and painting that came out very cool. Great story and pics !

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#8 posted 07-10-2011 09:56 PM

A fine tribute to a grand ship! Nice work.

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#9 posted 07-10-2011 10:57 PM

Thank you all very much. After my company leaves today, I plan on getting online more and scouring the internet for inspiration for my next project.


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#10 posted 07-11-2011 02:09 AM

I’m glad to see that you got her done. Impressive to say the least. Good luck with the contest.

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

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#11 posted 07-11-2011 04:34 AM

Have you started on the aircraft carrier Devann?


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#12 posted 07-12-2011 12:40 AM

No not yet William. I’ve had to help finish a job, go last week and move a younger brother back to Texas, that was last minute unplanned, and just went and finished a take over job where somebody left a next door neighbor of a good customer high and dry. Now this morning I get a call and I may be heading back to Austin for a commercial job that is just to good to let go by. Figures, about the time I want to build something for myself everybody else starts waving money at me.

I have finally figured out the way to do the bow and stern of the aircraft carrier with 2×12s and a 2×12 for the bottom at the water line. I may get enough shop time before the deadline, then again I may not. I’ll still finish building the aircraft carrier anyway. I’m still going to build a version of a riverboat for my Ma too.

Yours came out fantastic William, looking real good. I really like the way you did your curved stairs at the front. And I like the way you made your paddle wheel. My original idea was to make one with side paddle wheels because I thought it would be easier. But I rejected that idea and planned on a stern paddle, but I’m not as smart as you are. I was going to make it with bunch of little tiny parts. I like your scroll saw wheel frame better, looks like the way to go. Good luck with the contest, the birds should come out the real winners with all the new places to call home.

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

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#13 posted 07-12-2011 02:35 PM

I’ll be looking forward to the carrier even if you don’t get it done in time for the contest. It sounds like a very interesting idea.
I’ve already got several family members wanting one of the riverboats I done. I can’t seem to make them understand that I am not building another right away.
It did something though. I had sworn off birdhouses for all of eternity. Since finishing it though, I’ve been thinking. Got down in my back helping one of my sons, so I’ve had plenty of thinking time. I’m actually considering doing a few more birdhouses. I hated them before, several years ago. Now though, with my wood working skills improved some since then, I really enjoyed building this one.
Thanks for the compliments Devann. I’m glad you like it. I hadn’t thought about making one with the side paddle wheels until you just said something about them. I had forgotten about those since I hadn’t seen one in so long. That would be an interesting conversation piece since I’ll bet there’s a lot of people locally who have never seen one.
Another idea I’ve been mulling over is an old pirate ship.


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#14 posted 07-12-2011 10:32 PM

Great lookin birdhouse. Seeing your pictures makes me a little home sick. I lived in Phoenix from 6th – 12th grade. Went to Jr. high in Satartia and graduated from Bentonia before joining the AF and moving North. I’ve been through Vicksburg many times headed to Louisiana to visit family. Thanks for the pictures and memories. Good luck with the contest.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#15 posted 07-12-2011 10:38 PM

I like the pirate ship idea. I can see the birds now, roosting on the yardarms. As far as birdhouses goes I can’t seem to make enough bluebird houses these days. Not one of my favorite things to build but cash is ca$h. I like cash.

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

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