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Plank Pirogue

Discussion in 'Boat Bragging Board' started by beekeeper, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    My first plank and scaled model pirogue. Thanks seedtick for the lessons.
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    Wood was regrowth cypress and had little color so I opted to paint the sides:
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    Looked better to me:
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    Used plywood for the floor and pine for the seats because they would be painted also:
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    Inside painted:
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    3.5 to 1 scale = 35+ times as hard to build. At least for me.

    beekeeper
    P.S. I did not do the painting. Ms. Linda Lyles http://www.natchitochesartguildgallery.org/linda-lyles was kind enough to do the art work. I was honored to contribute the frame.
     
  2. Gamecock

    Gamecock Well-Known Member

    That is really beautiful, Mr. Bee. Dave.
     
  3. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Very decorative. Gonna want to lose some weight before you fish in this one, JD.
     
  4. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    A really nice job on the construction of the Pirogue. That art work on the inside takes it to an different dimension , it is exceptional.
    One Pirogue that needs to be in a museum or art gallery. :D

    Chuck.
     
  5. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    So when will the full sized one kick off. That will make a Grand looking boat.
    Bob
     
  6. texastom

    texastom Well-Known Member

    Wow, you do nice work, even in miniature.
     
  7. oldbuffpilot

    oldbuffpilot Well-Known Member

    A real piece of history and art. The hull shape is classic and the workmanship is deserving of her fine art. Where is it going for display?

    Andy
     
  8. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Delivered it today to:
    http://mindenstjude.com/announcements

    Thanks guys for the compliments.

    beekeeper
     
  9. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    You're a good man, JD. A tip o' my hat to you!
     
  10. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Boat was raffled today. Lady that won is an artist who likes to hunt and fish with her husband. Went to a good home. I'm pleased. :D

    beekeeper
     
  11. mike

    mike Well-Known Member

    What Jack said! 8)

    Mike
     
  12. oldbuffpilot

    oldbuffpilot Well-Known Member

    What a meaningful gesture. They do awesome work. My daughter was there this week end.

    Andy
     
  13. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Thanks to anyone who participated.

    $1,441,599.00 raised. :D :D

    beekeeper
     
  14. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Nearly 1 1/2 $million!!!! That's a helluva lot of money for a 1-2 day soirée.
     
  15. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    It is a great event. Reflects the values and character of the folks in the Minden area. They raise more money per capita than any other city. Some of the money is raised all during the year by school children and others. The auction and raffle is the main event.

    Makes me proud my grand kids call it home.

    beekeeper
     
  16. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Good on ya, Grandpa! I'm proud to have you as a Grandpa.
     
  17. islandpiper

    islandpiper Well-Known Member

    Kayak Jack. You are still here and posting. Wow….aside from you and maybe three or four others, i think the population has turned over here since the last time I was in. I am planning a boat build, so i may hang out here for a while. Time will tell. More as it develops. Piper
     
  18. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    Clicked on here this morning and I thought I heard some Bagpipes in the background . Welcome back Piper. :D

    Chuck.
     
  19. tx river rat

    tx river rat Well-Known Member

    Piper
    Glad to see your still kicking.
    Ron
     
  20. islandpiper

    islandpiper Well-Known Member

    Hey, thanks for the welcome back. Man, it looks quiet here on Southern Paddler…..'bout time to crank things up a little. I'll go post something in KAYAKS. See you there.
     

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