Metal Roses

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Handcrafted Metal Roses Joseph makes these beautiful handcrafted metal roses.  This is the large size rose made from a thicker metal.  He made all the flowers for his wedding reception.  The corsages and centerpieces were each individually hand made and painted. Centerpieces were large roses created as shown below.  Large roses are pounded to shape.  The pounding also created ...
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The Hovercraft – “He Said” version

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For the Children It began with too many projects.  We’d subdivided the old farmhouse property, sold the old house and built our new place out back.  We moved in, but much work remained, inside and out.  The new house shared space with the shop, still full of an unfinished airplane project, the Pitts.  Yet another project, a wooden seaplane, graced the garage of our new home....
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The Hovercraft – “She Said” Version

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The hovercraft – “She said” version. A hovercraft sounds like the coolest thing ever, but it’s all a lie. I’m here to tell the truth about the hovercraft. First of all, the hovercraft did not have “controls”, it had “suggestions”.  Controls mean that if you steer in a certain direction, the vehicle moves in that direction.  With controls, the driver/operator is in contro...
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Building a Pitts Model 12 Aerobatic Biplane (7 year project)

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Lewis built this beautiful Pitts Model 12 aerobatic biplane.  The project took seven years to complete.  While building this project he was also building a house and writing a book.  The plane has now been flying for 10 years and going strong. This is our daughter Sarah demonstrating how it feels to fly aerobatics in the Pitts.
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The Cricri: Adventures in the Smallest Twin Engine Airplane in the World

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  Cricri: Adventures in the Smallest Airplane in the World When questioned about my aviation background, the easiest answer follows the line “I’ve always been interested in airplanes.”  If pressed further, my thoughts fragment into a million different beginnings and leave me splashing about in memory, doggedly trying to locate the headwaters of a river in a rainfores...
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The Demise of the Cosmic Fish

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    The "She Said" version for the non-pilot reader :) “Hi Linda, I have good news and bad news,” I heard my husband’s voice on the phone.  “The good news is that no one was hurt,” Lewis paused, “The bad news is that we crashed the airplane.”  Choosing the Cosmic Fish My husband Lewis is a professional pilot, flight instructor, author, and experimental airc...
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