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Offline duhamel

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Re: Fort Robidoux
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2017, 06:23:27 PM »
Looking good.  :)

I'm intrigued about where you got the poles from.  Are they just twigs from the garden or do you have a special source?

a big cypres in my garden  :D
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Re: Fort Robidoux
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2017, 10:02:47 PM »
Just a note - Although it is a different spelling, there is a Fort Roberdeau that existed in the 1700s in Altoona, Pennsylvania.  It was a fort constructed to protect nearby lead mines. 
It is now is reconstructed fort (visible on Google Maps) and though this website.
http://www.fortroberdeau.org/index.html
I have visited and photographed it several years ago.  Eventually, I will make a 28mm model as I have of several other period forts from the F&IW. (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=37746.0)

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Re: Fort Robidoux
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2017, 08:53:27 AM »
Just a note - Although it is a different spelling, there is a Fort Roberdeau that existed in the 1700s in Altoona, Pennsylvania.  It was a fort constructed to protect nearby lead mines. 
It is now is reconstructed fort (visible on Google Maps) and though this website.
http://www.fortroberdeau.org/index.html
I have visited and photographed it several years ago.  Eventually, I will make a 28mm model as I have of several other period forts from the F&IW. (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=37746.0)


yes indeed both names have nothing to do together
perhaps there is a phonetic resemblance in English, but not in French ...
As for the strong my project remains less ambitious
and I wish you good luck

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Re: Fort Robidoux
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2017, 08:58:13 AM »
A brilliant start.
Looking forward to watching this progress.
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Re: Fort Robidoux
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2017, 08:58:13 AM »
here are two pictures of the forge under construction




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Re: Fort Robidoux
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2017, 09:24:18 AM »
Excellent choice of your logs and the way you put them is as constructing a real log cabin in miniature!
The forge comes out very well, eagerly waiting for some low angle pics when ready! Keep up the good job! 
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Re: Fort Robidoux
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2017, 09:27:35 AM »
Very, very nice. ;D
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Re: Fort Robidoux
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2017, 09:42:08 AM »
is already a beginning



Vere nice. Clever use of stright but naturally slightly uneven twigs for logs. From what plant/bush/tree did you harvest them?

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Re: Fort Robidoux
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2017, 09:56:34 AM »
Vere nice. Clever use of stright but naturally slightly uneven twigs for logs. From what plant/bush/tree did you harvest them?

Quote from: Hu Rhu on October 19, 2017, 06:40:14 PM
Looking good.  Smiley

I'm intrigued about where you got the poles from.  Are they just twigs from the garden or do you have a special source?

a big cypres in my garden  Cheesy

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Re: Fort Robidoux
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2017, 12:05:34 PM »


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Re: Fort Robidoux
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2017, 12:10:47 PM »
Brilliant!
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Re: Fort Robidoux
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2017, 07:16:26 PM »
Excellent building so far.
Will be following along.
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Re: Fort Robidoux
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2017, 10:51:10 AM »
today I started the powder magazine
it will be covered with dirt later, I would have liked to show you more progress but the design is long sorry


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Re: Fort Robidoux
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2017, 12:43:23 PM »

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Re: Fort Robidoux
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2017, 01:16:19 PM »
That's great ;D

 

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