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#1 posted 07-15-2011 04:16 AM
I would never even attempt to try something like this, but i really like it! -we all do! -nice job, if you ask me!-like the truck too!
#2 posted 07-15-2011 04:33 AM
They’re not hard to do L2D. I am just having problems with tearour. I’m thinking I just need to use a softer wood. My forstner bit is catching the grain on the mahogany.The truck belongs to my son now I’m afraid. It used to be a nice truck. He has just about run it into the ground now though. This was my truck and I kept it in tip top shape. I have a bum leg though and finally had to give it up because of the standard transmission. That truck is a worker too. It has the old 300CID inline six engine and the transmission is a three speed plus granny low. You wouldn’t believe the loads I put on that truck when I drove it.
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#3 posted 07-15-2011 05:10 PM
Looks like fun, well done.
-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."
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#4 posted 07-15-2011 07:40 PM
William, you know that you won’t get the true saw dust high behind that respirator, don’t you? LOL :) I wear one too and I take it off any chance I get so I can breathe! It’s a necessary hassle to keep that stuff from clogging up our systems.
Those cube in a cube in a cube are a lot of fun to make, aren’t they. I made a bunch of them as Christmas ornaments last year…probably will make some more this year. I like lacewood, but found it way too brittle for this. Basswood is okay – - maybe a little too soft. I liked maple and cherry, but finding pcs big enough is tough and expensive! I don’t have any mahogany, so I can’t tell you one way or t’other. Maybe poplar would work well – if I can find them big enough.
-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.
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#5 posted 07-15-2011 07:48 PM
what puzzle??? I was lookin at the truck! :)
-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net
#6 posted 07-16-2011 02:02 AM
That’s does it. I gave up the ‘84 Ford you see in the background. I had to have an automatic for health reasons. At the same time, I think I had to feed my mid-life crisis. Now I drive this:Top On.Top off.‘82 Chevy Blazer2wd. Not converted over. Original two wheel drive blazer. Hard to find in these parts. 350 CID bored .030 over.Flat top pistons.Chrome moly rings.270 Magnum cam.Heads ported and polished with roller rocker arms.Edelbrock 4 barrel carb.Headers with 2 1/2” collectors run into 2 1/2” exhaust with H-pipe and turnouts that can be opened to run open headers.TH 350 transmission with shift kit.2/72 gears in the rearend. It is geared high becasue it is a highway truck. It aint crap in the quarter mile, but wind it out on the highway and at 2100 RPMs she’s cruising at about 140 MPH.
#7 posted 07-16-2011 02:49 AM
LittlePaw. It is required by law that I wear that mask anytime my face is seen by the public. The cops told me that not doing so would be an act of terrorism becasue my mug scares people too much. I wouldn’t want to give any little kiddies nightmares.No seriously. I just think it’s a funny picture with my bald head sticking up above all that safety gear. My wife snapped that photo one day when I was putting shellac on a project. I don’t wear breathing protection near as much as I should. I like the saw dust cough in the morning as compared to my normal cough that comes from a twenty year old cigarette habit.Thanks for the suggestions. I’m going to try some softer wood when I get the funds. Right now I’m so broke I can’t pay attention.
#8 posted 07-16-2011 03:04 AM
You are a riot, William! LOL :-}
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