Oak Trestle Ponies

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Project by rainman posted 02-25-2012 10:31 PM 2379 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch always wanted a set of these for my small timberframe projects, When I mentioned this to my friend Tim he offered to supply the oak (from hurricane Irene storm damage) , and saw it out on his portable band saw samill if I would teach him as we built two pair! I coudn’t say yes fast enough. I made a pattern and we started with layout ,drilling,sawing and chiseling techniques. Then tackeled fitting,chamfering and pinning the ponies together. We each ended up with a set of strong and beautiful tools that no timberframer should be without. I’ll put mine to good use as Tim has also given me some other 10 ft long oak beams for my new workshop addition. For these I’ll create a new folk art sign for his camp in the Adirondacks near Indian Lake. Ya gotta love bartering. I’ve started on his sign ,a 4ft long Brown trout with camp and family name above and below it on (of course) a timberframe of some sort. Sorry about the shaky cell phone picture,looks like it might be time for a real camera!

-- So much wood, So little time

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#1 posted 02-25-2012 10:59 PM

Wow these are amazing great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-26-2012 02:18 AM

“Heavy duty” just doesn’t do this justice.
Nice job !

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#3 posted 02-26-2012 02:23 AM

I like these. . . Good for a big shop!

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#4 posted 02-26-2012 02:27 PM

Wow, these are very nice, and could probably support my car, solid. Nice job.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 02-26-2012 02:34 PM

Great job, nice work!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 03-10-2012 09:26 AM

These are great. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 03-10-2012 12:58 PM

I love these . You did a very nice job on them.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 03-12-2012 01:57 PM

love this kind of work. need some thing like these to use at the barn. got dimensions?

-- It is all in your perspective.

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