All, I have a friend, David Peart, who is managing a Battleship Texas project to convert parts of the battleship into art. This art will then be sold when the battleship restoration is complete to raise money.
An example might be to take some of the battleships bulkhead and turn it into a hallway coat rack or to turn some of the planking into pens or other ornaments.
David has solicited artisans of all kinds to make things from the pieces of the ship that will not be reused on the ship. These primarily include metal planking, metal rivets, pine planks from the deck, and various other odds and ends.
There are also opportunities to volunteer.
If you want to be a part of the artisanal effort to raise money please send David an email at: [email protected] In the email tell him what you’d like to make, what materials you’d like and your contact info. He’s told me he has 25,000 pounds of steel to use and may get more.