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Arbor/Trellis #2: Arbor/Trellis #2

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Blog entry by greg48 posted 1119 days ago 802 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wow, I can’t believe that it’s been 3 months+ since I started this project. Good thing that I don’t try to earn a living on my project production. Anyway, the pieces are all cut and ready to assemble so I need to dig and pour footings (as dry as the soil is getting, it may be another 3 months). In re-sawing the old tank boards, I ran into lots of interesting stains and natural defects which I decided to leave instead of cutting them out.
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Ran into natural defects such as an old grown over scar and bits of dry rot which I also included as long as they were not in a structural joint.
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I also ran into (literally) foreign objects such as nails and bullets. The nails caused me considerable consternation as they passed through my saws or planer, but the bullets being un-jacketed lead were no big deal. Below is a picture of an embedded .22 Cal. pellet which will be prominent in the top rail of one of the gates.
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The un-blemished wood is certainly beautiful, but the defects I like for the history and character of the wood that had been around for 90+ years standing against the weather and adolescents.
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I’ll be back with pics of the completed project soon (at least that is my plan). Till then, be safe.

-- Greg, No. Cal.



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