Okay it's not all wood, mostly steel!

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Project by OldGuysRule posted 11-21-2015 10:09 AM 1524 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine at work has had this brand in his mind for forty years. He was a pretty darn good artist as a young man and would sign all his drawings and paintings with this brand. He dreamed it up when he was 10 years old and pretty much on his death bed. He credits his brothers for saving his life. They told him he was going to die anyway, so he might as well get out of bed and have some fun. You should see his smile when he tells that story.

Anyway I’ve never built anything like this before and I thought it would be worth a go. I think I had as much fun building this for him as he had playing with his brothers. And the look on his face when I gave it to him was priceless.

Sorry it doesn’t really fit with the whole Lumber Jock made with wood theme. I just wanted to share it and Bobby’s story

Thanks for taking a look at it!

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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#1 posted 11-21-2015 10:25 AM

I like it. I trust you did the wrought iron work? I’m just getting into forging myself, so this would be miles above my skill level. Very cool project & back story.

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#2 posted 11-21-2015 10:40 AM

Yep! Did it all ! I don’t have a forge just muscled the thing. I had no clue what I was doing. I cut a plywood circle and bent the metal around it. Working the letter B was a real finger pinching good time. But, man did I learn a lot and had fun too!

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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#3 posted 11-21-2015 05:27 PM

I like it but I’m from Texas and brands are a part of life here. I have done a little “cold iron” work and you did good. What does he call the brand? Circle B or the rocking circle B ?

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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#4 posted 11-21-2015 11:43 PM

Really nice multi craft work great story, congratulations on the work and making it a gift to dear friend.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 11-21-2015 11:59 PM

Oltexboy, I asked Bobby, who is also a Texas Boy, what he calls his brand “Flying Circle B Bar”. I’m an old Okie myself, which is also a beef producing state with lots of ranch’s, just not as many or as big as the ranch’s in Texas. My surprise is the amount of cattle produced here in Arkansas but, my biggest surprise was the beef produced in Florida. I lived down there a few years back and was shocked at the size and number of cattle ranch’s that are there.

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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#6 posted 11-29-2015 10:24 AM

Now, you B good !

-- Knowlege is just like love - it never dilutes, only grows! Sharing it with others just strengthens it

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