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random #26: Burl Wood... "Nutz" :(

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Blog entry by Gary Fixler posted 08-28-2009 08:42 AM 1199 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 25: Internet intrigue! What have I wrought? Part 26 of random series Part 27: New Rule: Face shield mandatory (when turning barked pieces) »

This makes me laugh almost as much as it makes me cry. There’s a guy in my neighborhood with a big black truck parked on the street, and a pair of blue TruckNutz hanging below, which I must pass and notice every night when I drive home from work. I do admit that the sheer obnoxiousness of it does at least make me smile.

But c’mon… beautiful wood burls? Is nothing sacred? I can only hope it’s injection-molded plastic wrapped in some kind of heat-shrink plastic print. I have a hard time imagining they’re CNC milling these from real wood.

EDIT: Phwew! Crisis averted. The video explains the ‘water transfer print’ method they use to print anything on their product. They have quite a number of print styles.

Okay, now back to actual woodstuffs :)

EDIT #2: Water Transfer Printing is a pretty interesting process.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator



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Julian

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#1 posted 08-28-2009 02:06 PM

Haha, whats wrong with rednecks liking quality wood for their trucknuts..

Now those are ridiculous!

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 08-28-2009 03:45 PM

Ah… thank you for the ah.. wonderful post. I think.

(chrome ones… the best)

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 08-28-2009 03:48 PM

this is sick. I’m not even going to comment on this thread (oops)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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RBWoodworker

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#4 posted 08-28-2009 06:09 PM

Gary!!..this was your truck!!!..lol
I was thinkin.. If he got rear-ended..that would be the quivilent of getting “kicked in the nuts”..or it a lowrider got some..he would be “dragging his nuts on the ground”

Sorry..I was laughing so hard at this post..I just couldn’t help myself..

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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Innovator

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#5 posted 08-28-2009 08:04 PM

It takes a lotta ba…

Never mind

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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reggiek

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#6 posted 08-28-2009 08:57 PM

Hmmmm…to each their own I suppose…..I call my truck she…so I don’t think she need nutz….at least I hope not….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Peik Löf

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#7 posted 08-29-2009 02:53 PM

They dont look as polished as my nuts

Im sure you can find something else besides nuts for your car reggie ;P

-- My signature is awesome.

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#8 posted 08-29-2009 02:56 PM

I saw some on a truck last month… they were swinging freely as they went sailing down the open road.
sigh :(

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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