Sunday, June 29, 2008
Here is the result of two weekends work. This paddle wheel will be at the foot of a bed in the room Madam is decorating at Christmas in one of the historic homes here. The theme is for the house this year is U.S. cities and Madam has Memphis, Tn. so the bed becomes a river boat complete with smoke stacks(made from cutting a round concrete post form in half) and the paddle wheel. There will also be be a BBQ joint in the closet and pictures of the Peabody ducks, W.C. Handy, B.B. King and, of course, Elvis. We even built a small replica of the pyramid out of a clear fluorescent light lens. Should all be very nice.
BTW the paddle wheel is made from irrigation pipe, some wooden dowels, and foam core. Pretty cool and looks like the real thing from a distance.
P.S. you can click on the picture for an enlarged view.