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Oct 14, 2012, 08:58 PM
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Busy Weekend.

Sorry to hear still no word from Stu - hope he's ok!

Didn't get as much done this weekend as I would have liked to. Did manage to notch out the frames and keel and hope to get her on the build board soon!

I spent most of my free time this weekend with the family. On sunday we went to the Wooden Boat Festival in Madisonvill, LA. Not a lot of pictures but I did find out something interesting about Higgins pleasure crafts. The one on display had neat padeyes for lifting the boat out of the water. They mount on the deck centerline and are attached to the keel Always great to see all the woderful wooden boats.
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Oct 14, 2012, 09:14 PM
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That sounds like a fine use of a weekend.
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Oct 19, 2012, 02:33 PM
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The build has hit a snag. I had hoped to use recycled wood but it's useless stuff. The plywood is full of holes and weak. I got it on the build board and thought it might stiffen up a little but to no avail. So I'm going to trash this and start again this time with much better plywood. I guess all I'm really out is a chunk of my free time

I always like when a build log shows the failures as much as the good stuff. You think Norm from the New Yankee Workshop always cuts it perfect the first time, or is it the magic of editing
Oct 19, 2012, 03:01 PM
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Sounds like a good idea anyway to use strong bones for this one.
Oct 26, 2012, 09:43 PM
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Slooooow work

Well a week later I'm back were I was last Friday-ish. Cut the new frames with better plywood (bad picture). The keel will split at frame 3. This made it easier to keep everything straight. Bandsaw blade broke tonight so that's it until tomorrow. The frames are just sitting on the build board for now. Later I will tighten everything up and glue it together. Much happier the 2nd time around, wouldn't you say Tim
Oct 26, 2012, 09:58 PM
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Gotta do what you gotta do, doing it wrong 10 times is easy, once correctly takes time ...
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Oct 26, 2012, 10:38 PM
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Louis Armstrong - We have all the time in the world (3 min 16 sec)
Nov 03, 2012, 10:21 AM
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Real busy at work this week, in fact have to go in tonight - but I still managed to get a little done. Some sanding and then I start planking her.

Working the "Pre-Game" show for LSU tonight. Let's hope Nick has a bad night
Nov 03, 2012, 12:36 PM
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Looks like Alot done to me !

Interested to see your choice of stuffing tube, prop and power.

Will there be a smoke unit ?

Folding smoke stack ?
Nov 03, 2012, 09:15 PM
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Yep, I am going to build my stuffing tub with ˝ tube/round stock. If you noticed the TID had a huge shaft tube. Most of the builds I’ve seen use a normal size stuffing box and build something over the shaft. I hope it works!! I am planning to build some kind of smoker unit. Have a few ideas in my head, plus taking a few cues from all the great ideas here on the forum. Depending on the actual TID I build I plan on making the stack look like the folding stack, but it will not operate. As neat as that would be I didn’t really see it worth the extra effort other than display!
Nov 20, 2012, 07:45 PM
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Minor update

Ok not really a build update, more of an excuse for NOT building!

1 Wife's birthday
2 Daughter payed a visit to the Dentist to pull her baby teeth that refused to give way to the new ones
3 Work has found every excuse to steal all my free time
4 And the best excuse of all - after building a boat that is over 5 feet long I had to buy new transportation for trips down to the lake

Now apparently a turkey is going to keep me busy for the rest of the week
Nov 20, 2012, 08:03 PM
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That truck looks spendy ...
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Nov 22, 2012, 03:14 AM
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That Folbot on the trailer is exactly what I had back in the late '70s hooked on the back of my bike. Mine was white & yellow but, boy, does that bring back some memories!
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Dec 07, 2012, 11:57 AM
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Not really an update

Sorry no real updates on the TID right now. In fact most likely won’t have time to work on her until after the holidays

During my research on the TID (as mentioned above by Tim) many of the TID had stacks that could tilt to go under bridges, etc. Today on a walk downtown I saw the American docked. Looking at the stack I noticed a system not totally unlike the TIDs for lowering its stacks. I understand the Mississippi Queen could also lower her stacks, but it had more of a telescoping mechanism I believe.

Just an interesting observation on a temporarily dormant thread
Dec 07, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Tim B.
Man, we bin waitin a Long time for this !
Great looking shop ~
Clean, well lit, well organized ( unlike mine ) ...
Hee hee---, Tim, that looks like my shop AFTER I clean it up---.

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