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Bar mad from reclaimed Azobe/ Red African Iron wood.

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Project by hardmorningwood posted 210 days ago 770 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a bar for my buddy out of reclaimed Azobe. I got the railroad sleepers from the construction crews who were replacing the St Charles and Carrolton Street car line here in New Orleans, they had been underground since the early 80’s. Ill post more pics when its completely done.





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Diwayne

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#1 posted 210 days ago

real purty wood.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 210 days ago

Awesome wood. hope you got everything that they had.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 210 days ago

Looks great. How do you cut so straight with a chainsaw?

-- "Drill as many holes as you want. We have plenty of putty."

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hardmorningwood

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#4 posted 210 days ago

I used a chalk line, then i made a shallow cut with the tip of the saw to follow.

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#5 posted 210 days ago

Very nice ! No problems with wood preservatives ?
I should say there’s over 80 thousand rail s;eepers stacked near here, but they’d been soaked with creosote and the like.
Very toxic stuff, more suited to landscape use than great wood product like yours.

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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hardmorningwood

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#6 posted 208 days ago

No none at all. Azobe is so dense it doesn’t require any preservative. These are not your usual railway sleepers.

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racerglen

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#7 posted 208 days ago

Sheesh, that must be some hard stuff to work with, even more impressed !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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hardmorningwood

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#8 posted 208 days ago

I don’t know, I’m such a novice I probably just don’t know any better!

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racerglen

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#9 posted 208 days ago

Oh, that’s not novice work HMW !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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