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    • January 4, 2021 2:29 PM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Miks 2021 Vic Smith Water Tower

      My challenge entry will be to add a municipal water tower for the thirsty folks of Borracho Springs. It will be simple and durable as hell as it will be outside year round. 

       

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    • January 4, 2021 3:35 PM EST
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      That will be a cool looking water tower. I will have to admit, of all the water towers I’ve seen and I’ve seen a ton, yours will have the most structurally sound superstructure ....well engineered. 

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    • January 4, 2021 3:39 PM EST
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      Nice idea. Simple, but it will look great.

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    • January 4, 2021 9:56 PM EST
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      Well Vic...    You do know that I give you 5 weekends to build.    The 4x4 and 2x4 topped with 1x6, make that about as simple to build as it could be...

       

      Anyone want to take a bet against Vic being the first one to stick a fork into it this year ( again)?

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    • January 5, 2021 12:16 AM EST
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         Love water on top of a building. I never thought of using nails as the support for fencing. Good idea, note made.

       

         I want to see how you do those windows; I'm not sure I've ever gotten the hang of it really.

       

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    • January 5, 2021 12:07 PM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Dave Taylor said:

      Well Vic...    You do know that I give you 5 weekends to build.    The 4x4 and 2x4 topped with 1x6, make that about as simple to build as it could be...

       

      Anyone want to take a bet against Vic being the first one to stick a fork into it this year ( again)?

       

      I dunno, my hobby time this this year is alot more restricted than in years past,but it being rather straightforward means I should get it done on time.

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    • January 9, 2021 2:23 PM EST
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      ...and I'm done

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Collecting materials

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    • January 9, 2021 2:25 PM EST
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      Vic Smith said:

      ...and I'm done

      Knowing your past projects this could be quite true. You say you're done and then 5 minutes later have found something else to add in the true spirit not MIK.

    • January 11, 2021 12:26 AM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      ...and I'm done

       

       

       

      Cutting everything

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    • January 11, 2021 1:43 PM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Work to date. Here is what I am going after, from the pizza planter layout.

       

      Might not have that rusty patina by end of the challenge. Here is work to date:

       

      Still mulling a few details, in no hurry.

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    • January 14, 2021 12:55 PM EST
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      A little more work. Can's too small. Time for Progresso 

       

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