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Copeland builds toys to commemorate Lincoln
Alan Reed
Tuesday, February 05, 2008 Cadiz Record
Never content to let Illinois be "the Land of Lincoln" Kentuckians look ahead to 2009 when they will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth in the borders of the Bluegrass State. Local resident and toy builder Curran Copeland joins the festivities by selling wooden replicas of the ironclad ships used by both sides during the Civil War.
Copeland owns and operates Sweet Sawdust, a workshop that creates toys in the styles common to 1850's America. "I say in the style of the 1850's because they didn't have tank trucks and cars and airplanes back then," he said with a wry grin.
Copeland builds his toys from wood in his garage workshop. He said that some of his favorites include wooden puzzles, bug boxes, toy fishing poles and others. Copeland took some of his designs, including the "Dancing Man" and "Jacob's Ladder" directly from historical designs.
"Since the state is celebrating the 200-year anniversary of Lincoln's birth, the Kentucky Arts Council announced a grant project," said Copeland. "I submitted a grant application for $1,000 and was accepted."
For his project, Copeland created three designs of wooden replicas of naval ironclads. Two pull-toy designs feature the famous "USS Monitor," a Union ship featuring the first turreted guns on a combat ship, and a City-class ironclad, "USS Louisville." Union naval forces used the "Louisville" and other boats of the City-class to patrol waterways and rivers during the war.
Perhaps Copeland's masterpiece for the project is a larger version of the City-class ship powered with a steam engine. Copeland said that the engine he selected is known as a "putt-putt" or "pop-pop" engine. Seeking authenticity, Copeland's water-going toy uses an 1880 Dutch modification of a civil war design.
This is the results of reading one of JT's inspiration posts. The boat motor came from one of them. JT I always thought you were a danger and now I have the proof. Thanks for the Idea.
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Curran Copeland wrote:

Cool!
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wrote:

That is absolutely cool. Speaking of which, and shops...did you see my missive some weeks ago?
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Wed, Feb 6, 2008, 11:30am (EST-1) snipped-for-privacy@bellsouth.net (CurranCopeland) doth claimeth: <snippity> This is the results of reading one of JT's inspiration posts. The boat motor came from one of them. JT I always thought you were a danger and now I have the proof. Thanks for the Idea.
Pure hearsay. I've been falesly accussed. Proof indeed. If any of you really thinks I am a danger, you can get your proof first hand - all you have to do is come in my drive unannounced. You coulda at least posted a link to some pictures. You definitely owe a sacrifice to the Woodworking Gods now. Damn heathen.
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will post pics in the next few days as soon as I find the camera
(Curran Copeland) doth claimeth: <snippity> This is the results of reading one of JT's inspiration posts. The boat motor came from one of them. JT I always thought you were a danger and now I have the proof. Thanks for the Idea.
Pure hearsay. I've been falesly accussed. Proof indeed. If any of you really thinks I am a danger, you can get your proof first hand - all you have to do is come in my drive unannounced. You coulda at least posted a link to some pictures. You definitely owe a sacrifice to the Woodworking Gods now. Damn heathen.
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J T wrote:

2 things:
First, congratulations, Curran, for the recognition.
Second, congratulations, JT, for the recognition.
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