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Stormin

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04-14-2011 08:54 PM

I know this has been brought up many times before. So with tongue in cheek, here is how I make money with wood. Take a 50’ Western Clear Cedar and some 4”X 5” fir timbers add a bunch of hardware. It’s a done deal. Please don’t take this to serious :-)

-- I started off with nothing I have most of it left


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Bertha

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#1 posted 04-14-2011 08:57 PM

Can I ask you an electrical question? Just kidding. That’s probably the most expensive project on this site! Strong work.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Earlextech

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#2 posted 04-14-2011 09:05 PM

No finish huh?

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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Bertha

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#3 posted 04-14-2011 09:11 PM

^laughing with Sam. Hard.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Stormin

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#4 posted 04-14-2011 09:43 PM

I’m sorry Sam I should have mentioned the bottom 10 ft and the timbers ( cross arms ) are finished with Pentachlorophenol I’m glad you guy’s are seeing the humor in this. I should have mentioned that this distribution is being installed to supply power to a new type of Kiln in this area, used to remove the moisture from lumber. Instead of steam they are using large refrigeration compressors , like heat pumps to remove the moisture they will also use gas fired heaters and the end of the process to bring the moisture content down to 14%.

-- I started off with nothing I have most of it left

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Bertha

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#5 posted 04-14-2011 09:47 PM

Did you raise the grain before you applied the PCP? Wetsanded or handrubbed?

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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degoose

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#6 posted 04-14-2011 09:52 PM

Funny…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Stormin

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#7 posted 04-14-2011 09:58 PM

Bertha I have to confess I had a professional do the PCP. :>)

-- I started off with nothing I have most of it left

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RexMcKinnon

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#8 posted 04-15-2011 07:17 PM

LOL… watch, over the next 3 months every 3rd project will have something electrical in it. ;)

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Verna

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#9 posted 04-15-2011 08:16 PM

Yeah, but you cheated by having a lift. Where’s your hooks/gaffs? Great project, and yes, I’m sure it will definitely be a very expensive one!!!!

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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#10 posted 04-15-2011 08:26 PM

Can you please explain the joinery? It seems like this might be an advanced technique, but it’s hard to tell from the pics. Closeups would be appreciated. ;-)

-- Life is a one lap race.

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#11 posted 04-15-2011 08:58 PM

Did you also build the one on the right in the second picture? It almost looks like a real tree – amazing work!

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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Lee Barker

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#12 posted 04-15-2011 10:32 PM

I’m curious about the lathe work: chisels you prefer, and the size and length of your tool rest.

Do you leave the marks from the centers on, or cut them off?

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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JJohnston

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#13 posted 04-15-2011 10:37 PM

Let’s see…you cut down a tree, cut off all the brances, then put it back up and put the branches back on.

Sounds sane to me!

-- "Sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat, I drift back in time, and I find my feet...Down on Main Street." - Bob Seger

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Gene Howe

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#14 posted 04-15-2011 11:48 PM

Nice example of your current work. Absolutely electrifying!
Thanks for making my day…A day without humor is just….revolting.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Stormin

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#15 posted 04-16-2011 12:32 AM

Thanks for the comments I’m glad you LJ’s can see the humor in this. Verna we had to use a lift there was no more room on the pole for climbing, the hooks are in the truck. The joinery is good old fashioned butt joints.The one on the right was done by someone higher up. We didn’t have a large enough lath so it had to be peeled. I just hope when we plug it in it doesn’t glow. :-)

-- I started off with nothing I have most of it left

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