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Old 07-15-2008, 06:04 PM
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I know most everone replaces there rotten wood with steel square tubing and that the way to go but has any one tried reproducing pieces of there wood interior with wood


I need a rear pillar piece. I test fit some square tubing but it seem like replacing all the wood at this time would be to much so has any one replaced the rotten mising wood with steel of the same shape and size and integrated it to existing wood pieces ?
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:17 PM
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Since I do woodworking as a hobby and have all the tools....I replaced some of my wood with new wood....I think back in the day they used ashe but I had access to get some seasoned white oak and thats what I used.
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:09 PM
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where to you get the wood ??
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:21 PM
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I got the wood at a local sawmill and I stacked it with spacer strips and air dried it in a shed for about 8 months....Like I said I do woodworking for a hobby and I keep some different kinds of wood on hand. I buy it rough sawn and I dress and plane it to size with my equipment. If I need a piece thicker or wider than what I have then I use glue and clamps and laminate it. Home Improvement stores like Lowes and Home Depot usually carry some oak...its very expensive though.
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where to you get the wood ??

I think I answered that many months ago...maybe it was not you asking though>??>

Ash is easier to work, easier to steam bend(if needed).

Ash is really plentiful around here in southern New England. You need to find a local sawmill. Yes they are still around. They sometimes have air dried hardwoods stacked for resale. I got some ash about 10 years ago at a backwoods mill in Stafford Ct. I don't recall the name, but just ask around in your area. Ask at maybe a tractor supply place or ag place, maybe they could help you find a small mill owner. The prices were dirt cheap.

Heck, I even cut a ash tree down to get green wood for steam bending some wood for a 32 ply conv. I hand split the stuff to get pieces with straight grain,( so that it bent without splitting like it would have happened by cutting a piece out and not following the grain.)
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How about some hickory? ... it's fresh


I pulled this sucker out with my son's big tractor last week.



I guessed I was about 15 feet short on the chain...it was like 10 feet too short





I don't have any ash here that needs to come down. Sorry
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