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« Reply #1700 on: May 05, 2019, 10:36:50 PM »
Hey Steve, How’s the dually?  I have a guy down the road that has a mill.  I figure 4-5 inch thick slab won’t have much warping, but I will ask the miller. Seems like the bigger the lumber the less warparge


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« Reply #1701 on: May 05, 2019, 10:54:16 PM »
Dually's fine not driving much  working in NC   I was talking to a guy at a local sawmill and he told me that in the winter the trees have less sap and when they dry they are less prone to crack.   I don't know how that will work for Texas oaks, but i was just wondering. Keep us updated on how that works.
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« Reply #1702 on: May 07, 2019, 08:19:20 AM »
Charles,
How would you process the wood? as in drying to avoid cracking, how thick to make the slabs? I'd like to make a few things likewise, but to buy one kiln dried slab of oak is stupid expensive like 150 iirc.
With that, square up the sides and make 2" pases

Stack them under a roof with stickers at 2' intervals along the length.

Let them sit a year then plane them and build the ark if you so desire.

I'm doing the same thing with the Ash trees the borer killed in my yard. Have two nice 8' and 10' logs. Going to make a kitchen and a coffee table out of them.
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« Reply #1703 on: May 07, 2019, 01:23:55 PM »
I have a buddy with a mill.
He said same as Don, except one year per inch thickness for oak.
I’d slab it in around 2 inches. Heck of a lot of board feet there.
And it looked like a really healthy tree.

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« Reply #1704 on: May 11, 2019, 07:42:47 PM »
Well. Got the cabinet doors installed and the granite countertops sealed




Making the drawer/door for the last spot. It’ll hold cutting boards and knives.

Went ahead and made the upper cabinet for the right side. Not sure about the left.  I’m contemplating cutting the counter and cabinet and putting the fridge there instead of to the side.


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« Reply #1705 on: May 16, 2019, 10:49:14 PM »
I won’t recreate the log splitter drama but the new carb showed up today. It will run this weekend or get blown up


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« Reply #1706 on: May 16, 2019, 11:00:15 PM »
I won’t recreate the log splitter drama but the new carb showed up today. It will run this weekend or get blown up


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« Reply #1707 on: May 16, 2019, 11:11:24 PM »

I sat blow it up, long range  :tongue:

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« Reply #1708 on: May 16, 2019, 11:22:14 PM »
Leave the tank full!
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« Reply #1709 on: May 17, 2019, 12:00:07 PM »
Please place an action camera about 10yds away from its final moments! And maybe a video from your long range perspective. Of course, it will run, but if not.... the video would be fun!

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« Reply #1710 on: May 17, 2019, 10:32:32 PM »
But it needs to be one of those crazy expensive high-speed cameras like they used on Mythbusters whenever they would blow something up.


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« Reply #1711 on: May 17, 2019, 11:22:43 PM »
But it needs to be one of those crazy expensive high-speed cameras like they used on Mythbusters whenever they would blow something up.


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Im sure don could give some good recommendations on cameras that can/cant take a beating......   :popcorn:
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« Reply #1712 on: May 18, 2019, 10:42:45 AM »
But it needs to be one of those crazy expensive high-speed cameras like they used on Mythbusters whenever they would blow something up.


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Im sure don could give some good recommendations on cameras that can/cant take a beating......   :popcorn:
Just had a panic attack just hearing about cameras (or chain saws, or tractors, or...) ;-)
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« Reply #1713 on: May 18, 2019, 09:41:36 PM »
So, mowed today.  Some rat had chewed through the top of the tank on the push mower.

String trimmed today for the first time since last fall.  Going around the pond was a bear with grass at least 2 ft tall.

Then piled up all the limbs from the big oak out front and put some diesel on it and lit it.  6 hours later and all we have left is this


I also stained and varnished the upper kitchen cabinet and doors for the casita and hung a shelf over the toilet to hold towels and installed smoke detectors that link to the alarm. 

Pretty much done except making the bunk beds


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« Reply #1714 on: May 19, 2019, 01:36:56 AM »
How did you not end up color matching more parts on this pickup?


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« Reply #1715 on: May 19, 2019, 07:22:55 AM »
I bough it how it sits other than wheels and I changed the color matched handles for black

Front is pretty peppered up with rocks and bugs.  At some point I may have it painted, but then I’d be anal about not scratching it which would be tough since I use this like a truck.

My Denali is the pavement princess.  It’s one year old next week and has 10,400 miles on it


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« Reply #1716 on: May 19, 2019, 05:15:42 PM »
Got cabinet mounted and one door. Didn’t realize I was out of hinges.

Made the crazy thin drawer to hold cutting boards. Getting all 4 slides on correctly was a bear.

Then realized I made the drawer front too big.  Had to go make another. After the glue dries I’ll stain and varnish.

Made the railing and stiles for the stairs.

Hung the mirror and the smoke detector that’s connected to the alarm via the internet.








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« Reply #1717 on: May 19, 2019, 07:42:14 PM »
That place looks outstanding Charles! Really beautifully done-
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« Reply #1718 on: May 19, 2019, 09:55:29 PM »
Thanks Mike. I’m soooo close to being done. Almost 2 years.


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« Reply #1719 on: May 20, 2019, 12:14:14 AM »
Thanks Mike. I’m soooo close to being done. Almost 2 years.


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« Reply #1720 on: May 20, 2019, 08:12:02 AM »
X3

Truly an outstanding project, start to (nearly) finish!  :likebutton:
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