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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2390 days ago 1557 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was at the cabin the other day, & thought, maybe I should show this on Lumberjocks.

Although it’s mostly made of steel, it has a little bit of wood on it.

I seen a picture of one like this, so I kind of copied the design from the picture. The one I copied was round, but i’m crazy about hexagons. One thing nice about it, there’s no legs to contend with.

I made this in 1990, and its still holding together.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 2390 days ago

Great project Dick ! fun to see and bet it was a challenge to make

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 2390 days ago

I’d say it’s passed the test, Dick. Sometimes steel is best. That lake looks inviting. We finally have been getting some rain and the fire danger is way down. Our lakes are all about dry so yours really looks good.
Tom

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 2390 days ago

This is a really good idea, Dick. Nice job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 2390 days ago

Very cool, Dick. I’m quite envious of your view there as well!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 2390 days ago

Nice—I too like that there are no legs to hit with your toe or shin! The design also looks like a tree, so even though it is metal, it fits in with the environment nicely

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

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#6 posted 2390 days ago

I wonder who I can get to do the welding…

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

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#7 posted 2390 days ago

Nice table dick. Did you do the metal fabrication?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 2390 days ago

Come down here Debe and I’ll do your welding.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#9 posted 2390 days ago

perfect!!!

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

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#10 posted 2390 days ago

Thanks to All!
You may notice, that I also like to weld.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#11 posted 2390 days ago

This is beautiful, I bet you use it a lot while you are up there. I would think that welding is kind of tricky since the metal bars all meet at the base close together. I hope Debbie makes this, I agree it blends in with the surrounding so well.

Diane

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#12 posted 2390 days ago

Dick said: “You may notice, that I also like to weld.”

And a damn good one at it you are! Not only the design is very intereting and smart but as Diane well pointed out, all the weldings converge in a very tight spot and that stresses this very point a lot. So I guess the test of 17+ years standing the elements outdoors proves the point.

Debbie, your remark about hitting toes with the legs sound painful. I’m not going to ask how’d you came with that… :oD

Now, that is what I call a very nice view. May I dare to ask where is your cabin, DIck?

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 2390 days ago

The toughest part is getting the parts aligned, & clamped. Then you tack weld each leg. once that’s done, you just weld away.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#14 posted 2390 days ago

Real nice and it compliments the view as well. Now if you had used spring steel for the seat supports the grandkids would never leave! LOL!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 2390 days ago

Thanks Again!
Jojo, check this out for location.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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