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Today 04:25 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by Northstar T View Post
I guess I didn't realize there were any pines that big left there. I was in Fort Gordon for a wile in the Army many years ago, so that's my image of Georgia however .
Keep the boards out of the sun.
I also love woodworking. what do you plan to build with the lumber?

Russ
Russ, There aren't any trees like this any more the pretty much extinct now. After the civil war the south was broke and left with no resources so the old growth forests were clear cut to extinction.. the conditions to regrow it no longer exist air quality and NO people. most of the wood was sold to the north to build factories, any Old factories up there or along the entire east coast will be full of heart pine in the giant, main support beams and floors because of is strenghth and rot resistance. The long leaf pines were 3-500 years old and older when cut into boards and have been in those factories for another 200 yrs . The heart has a beautiful redish color and these trees were simply huge its not uncommon to see a 24" heart.The boards I bought have a 6" heart .
they came from old beams aprox 16" x 8" x 20-30' long one piece or bigger mostly from local mills that were torn down ,its the only way to get it and its super expensive , fortunately I know a guy...and have the capability to do all the mill work my self with the exception of the resawing. my boards are 14" wide 1 13/4 thick and way a ton it took two of us old farts to carry each one about 150 lbs
I live about two miles east of the fort just off Gordon hwy, Im sure we've drivin past each other.
Yesterday 09:39 PM
2ndroundko Took advantage of my local playground... I mean junkyards half off sale. I bought a 906 headed 350 with the serpentine setup for 260. I figure the roller block alone is worth it even if the heads are cracked. Now I gotta get a carb intake and inline fuel pump.
Yesterday 08:46 PM
matts37chev I spent most of the day working on a disc golf course we are building.
Yesterday 08:37 PM
Northstar T
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
finally got started milling my rough sawn heart pine boards. I edge planed them(on a jointer) then ripped them down to 12" wide and straight on both edges. them got started planing the faces down to the proper dimentions , about 1 1/4" from a rough cut 1 3/4... been at it since 2:00 theyre looking good but its a ton of work. I hope it's worth it...to late for pics but I'll post tomorrow nite I cant believe the transformation this wood going through.
I guess I didn't realize there were any pines that big left there. I was in Fort Gordon for a wile in the Army many years ago, so that's my image of Georgia however .
Keep the boards out of the sun.
I also love woodworking. what do you plan to build with the lumber?

Russ
Yesterday 08:22 PM
deadbodyman finally got started milling my rough sawn heart pine boards. I edge planed them(on a jointer) then ripped them down to 12" wide and straight on both edges. them got started planing the faces down to the proper dimentions , about 1 1/4" from a rough cut 1 3/4... been at it since 2:00 theyre looking good but its a ton of work. I hope it's worth it...to late for pics but I'll post tomorrow nite I cant believe the transformation this wood going through.
Yesterday 06:47 PM
John long Good to see you back on it Brian!

John
Yesterday 06:20 PM
MARTINSR I got some well needed therapy in the garage today. First time touching it in over a year! My "five minutes" was about 3.5 hours and I didn't get much done. Wow, I am off kilter quite a bit, good thing I have extra parts because I cut the first window frame too short. Yeah, like I said, if my "five minutes a day plan" turns into "Five minutes a week" it will get done a heck of a lot sooner than not touching it for a year!

But the second one around came out nice. It's so funny how you can twist and tweak these things unlike I remember doing years ago. Anyway, got the rear half of the frame tacked in there and the front lower piece raked back and in. Got the front piece ready to bend into shape and I'll do that next trip out to the garage.

I put my Chuck Berry LP on the record player and then a few CCR LPs and American Graffiti soundtrack. That Chuck Berry was the very first LP I ever bought new. I got it at the JC Penny in the first mall I ever went into. My mom was probably there to get some new shoes or something and I of course was with her. Listening to it is a treasure of a memory for me.

Brian



Yesterday 06:13 PM
MARTINSR Beautiful just beautiful! One of my most favorite things to do and I haven't done it in 35 years!

Brian
Yesterday 04:31 PM
Northstar T
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
That is really cool, Russ. The best part is it removes to use on the boat to keep track of the water skiers behind you without turning around...
One of our favorite lakes has a 5 mph speed limit, so no water skiers. I often break the speed limit myself, however, so perhaps I'll need it to ck for red flashing lights .
Yesterday 01:37 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by Northstar T View Post
A week or so ago I built a trailer hitch for the Vette in anticipation of pulling a small sail boat once in a wile (club cruises to the lake, etc). today was the first time I had actually hooked the boat to the car and drove it down the road, and I noticed the rear view was pretty poor, so today I built a "clip on" high mount mirror. a strap of 1" wide aluminum with a strip of fuzzy velcro inside to protect the stainless. it's pretty crude, but very effective. now I can see over the boat so I'll know what's about to run over me.

Russ
That is really cool, Russ. The best part is it removes to use on the boat to keep track of the water skiers behind you without turning around...
07-04-2015 05:57 PM
DRS50 got the roll cage finished up and and painted this morning. Cut and fabed up the sheet metal for the trans tunnel, got it done. Built a box to raise the shifter up some to be able to reach it easier. Got it all done and decided that was enough for one day. Will finish the little odds and ends on it tomarrow while I smoke the brisket the wife bought today.
07-04-2015 01:18 PM
Dave57210
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post

My work chart .
Delete the "Welding, "Painting" and "Body work" - insert ONE sliver for Mechanical stuff on the car and another couple for fixing non-car stuff - and it is a perfect reflection of my time, too!
07-04-2015 08:10 AM
496CHEVY3100 I did get a little work done,pulled the gas tank of of a Honda atv it is under the seat had to disassemble about 50% of the bike

My work chart .
07-04-2015 08:06 AM
tech69 looks like today is a little coffee and early morning fabrication. Then it's fireworks with the kids. Might go get my donor bike this weekend to steal the big fat 4" wide tires.

A lot of work I've been doing at my job is paint ready so I should have some pics soon.
07-04-2015 12:25 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Northstar T View Post
A week or so ago I built a trailer hitch for the Vette in anticipation of pulling a small sail boat once in a wile (club cruises to the lake, etc). today was the first time I had actually hooked the boat to the car and drove it down the road, and I noticed the rear view was pretty poor, so today I built a "clip on" high mount mirror. a strap of 1" wide aluminum with a strip of fuzzy velcro inside to protect the stainless. it's pretty crude, but very effective. now I can see over the boat so I'll know what's about to run over me.

Russ
Damn I have wanted a little sailboat like that for years. One of these days I hope one falls in my lap (cheap enough that I can't say no) so I can check that off my bucket list.

Brian
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