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found wood #3: When it rains... found some more logs ON MY BLOCK!

06-06-2009 12:36 PM by Gary Fixler | 2 comments »

My bones haven’t finished knitting back together, and the gum tree chunks are still in the bed, but on the way back from a fast food run tonight, I saw a log pile on the grass in front of the sidewalk, right on my block! I backed up in front of the driveway there, and loaded one very large trunk piece, and a bunch of other large branch pieces in right on top of the eucalyptus. I have a feeling they were out all day, and people picked through the little stuff for firewood, leaving the la...

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wood gloat of wood gloats

06-07-2012 01:17 AM by grizzman | 35 comments »

well fellow jocks today started out with a small wood gloat, i was blessed with the opportunity of going into some friends land where a tornado went through and salvage some wood that was there, one was a good size dog wood tree, and the other was a very large mimosa tree, i found out that mimosa is a beautiful wood, and i wanted to try working with it, so i took the larger trunks to my local sawyer and while there, i was given a rare opportunity , if you have been to a sawyers wood lot, well...

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Tree IDs #8: The deadly Chinese Elm

03-25-2009 11:34 AM by Gary Fixler | 8 comments »

I was not expecting to ID this tree this way. At the end of my street is a tiny triangular park – by tiny, I mean maybe 0.2-0.3 acres – lined with what I’ve been guessing might be some kind of Eucalyptus. They’re tall, twisty, and have a peeling or splitting bark that reveals many multicolored blotches beneath. Today I learned what they are while looking up a Chinese elm my friend told me fell in the wind storm this week. It was 70 years old, and 50’ tall. I w...

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random #14: I bought a truck tonight!

05-06-2009 10:14 AM by Gary Fixler | 11 comments »

No pics yet or anything, but after looking at an ‘06 Ranger at the Ford dealer with 42k on it, I kind of fell for an ‘05 Tacoma with about 85k on it at the Toyota dealer. A little older, a bit more used, but it just had a lot more I wanted. It’s a certified pre-owned with 3yr/3k bumper-to-bumper, and 7yr/100k drivetrain warranties, power everything, AM/FM/CD, access cab – 2-door, but has a small back, and little half-doors that make loading things/passengers back there...

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random #15: New truck pics - 2005 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road

05-07-2009 12:46 PM by Gary Fixler | 11 comments »

Here it is. Certified preowned, but no dents or dings or anything. It’s 5 years old, but the engine looks pretty new. Obligatory guy and his new truck photo: “Access Cab,” woo! Let’s go find some dead trees! Few more pics in the flickr set if you need them.

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Toy Construction #181: Mack truck Dump box 2

02-08-2018 12:31 AM by htl | 14 comments »

Took longer to get the dump box under control than I would have figured.. There’s just something about the shape of this dump box, love the look of it and have wanted to build it for a long time.

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found wood #6: Ficus microcarpa - MAKE IT STOP - 3rd and 4th hauls

06-12-2009 01:59 PM by Gary Fixler | 18 comments »

A bit over a week ago I found some logs outside a neighbor’s place down the street while on my way home from work on a Friday night. They were Ficus microcarpa (AKA Chinese banyan, AKA Indian Laurel, AKA curtain fig, AKA etc…). Almost a week later – a few days ago – I found another load of the same logs in the same spot on my way home for lunch. This morning while heading into work, I passed the same spot, and the biggest haul yet was sitting there. I was running a few...

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found wood #5: more Ficus microcarpa

06-12-2009 03:47 AM by Gary Fixler | 5 comments »

Remember that haul last week of fig logs? I used the new dolly to move them around back: Here’s the load by the light of day: Exactly one week later, running home on my lunch break, I found ANOTHER PILE of them in the same spot, from the same tree likely. Of course, I had to back up, pull over, and load those in, too :) Pretty big! This rooty section had wood chunks that didn’t match. I think they’re Douglas fir, from a fence or garden somethi...

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Toy Construction #183: Front and back suspension that works

02-12-2018 11:57 PM by htl | 18 comments »

Front and back suspension that works on the Mack dump truck.Rain rain go away so I’ll stop hurting but didn’t let the work stop. Up and Down Now for the front Up and down with the front end.

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found wood #12: Is there such a thing as *too much* Jacaranda? Let's find out...

07-29-2009 10:06 AM by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

In part 2 of this saga, I got a call from Camille who’s lawn was coated in freshly fallen, fungally rotten Jacaranda mimosifolia. Her call awoke me with a start this morning, and soon I was at her house, borrowing her electricity for my electric chainsaw, and cutting up what I could. One heat stroke, or heat exhaustion later, and I drove away with a truck full of limbs. I ran home for my second shower and change, then off to work, then ran home at lunch (nice living 1.5 miles away) to d...

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