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    • January 12, 2018 11:02 AM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
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      Add to your list of safety items these ANSI A4 cut resistant gloves. They won't save you from direct contact with a rotating blade, but they enhance your grip and will protect you from a work-piece that jumps or gets thrown by the blade. At work our insurance company insisted I get them. I was hesitant at first but now wear them whenever I power up a saw. Best part is they are fluorescent yellow so it's easier to find your fingers when you do cut them off

       

      I was hoping to start milling lumber tomorrow, but we are going to get a downpour on top of a good snow-pack. My garage where the saw is tends to get water when it rains heavy. I wonder if I could get the saw up the stairs and out on the covered porch - not likely.  Milling may be delayed.

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    • January 12, 2018 3:06 PM EST
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      Dan Hilyer said:

      Yeah, Dave, what’s up with your build?  You know we can’t do this without your participation and you providing us guidance, encouragement and the always needed adult supervision.  So what say you?

      Oh yea, I need adult supervision. I am actually surprised that I am allowed out unsupervised as much as I am.

       

       

      Yea Dave, you only have a few hours left to post your napkin.

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    • January 12, 2018 7:00 PM EST
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      David Maynard said:
      Dan Hilyer said:

      Yeah, Dave, what’s up with your build?  You know we can’t do this without your participation and you providing us guidance, encouragement and the always needed adult supervision.  So what say you?

      Oh yea, I need adult supervision. I am actually surprised that I am allowed out unsupervised as much as I am.

       

       

      Yea Dave, you only have a few hours left to post your napkin.

       

         We're also missing Eric Schade so far...considering he's a master woodworker, this Challenge should be right up his alleyway. I'd love to see what he'd come up with.

       

       

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    • January 12, 2018 8:32 PM EST

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      Sign me up! I haven't visited the forum for awhile so I am already behind the eight-ball.  I'd like to build an early 20th century wooden oil derrick in 1/24 scale. I'll start sketching tonight and post tomorrow.

    • January 12, 2018 8:33 PM EST
      • Vail, Az
         
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      Joe Bussing said:

      Sign me up! I haven't visited the forum for awhile so I am already behind the eight-ball.  I'd like to build an early 20th century wooden oil derrick in 1/24 scale. I'll start sketching tonight and post tomorrow.

      Good to have you aboard.

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • January 12, 2018 9:27 PM EST
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      6 Hours To GO!

       And the waiting is over and the sweating begins!

       

      REMEMBER Above All Else,   

       

      RULE #1    This is a FUN build amongst friends.

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    • January 12, 2018 10:54 PM EST
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      Dave Taylor said:

      6 Hours To GO!

       And the waiting is over and the sweating begins!

       

      REMEMBER Above All Else,   

       

      RULE #1    This is a FUN build amongst friends.

      AAAAAAHHH!!!! is it too late to change my mind!

       

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    • January 12, 2018 11:29 PM EST
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      Pete Lassen said:
      Dave Taylor said:

      6 Hours To GO!

       And the waiting is over and the sweating begins!

       

      REMEMBER Above All Else,   

       

      RULE #1    This is a FUN build amongst friends.

      AAAAAAHHH!!!! is it too late to change my mind!

       

      Never too late to change your mind, implementing it might be a different story!

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • January 13, 2018 9:18 AM EST
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      Do I really need to do this?    Yah...   

       

      GO!

      You have 30 days   and $30.00

       

      Let the fun begin.

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    • January 13, 2018 9:39 AM EST
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      I be gone!!  To cut some would, that is.  Be back in 30 days.

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    • January 13, 2018 9:52 AM EST
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        AHHHH  I'm not ready to start !!   Why didn't we get more notice ?  Why didn't we have a countdown or something ?    Just Kiddin  LOL 

       

       

      I look forward to everyone's project postings.

    • January 13, 2018 11:07 AM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      We have the plans, we have the materials, can't wait to see the results, let's go! 

       

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    • January 13, 2018 4:11 PM EST
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      Has anyone else become obsessed with saving every little scrap cut off of their 2x4. I mean we only have so much you don't dare through out a sliver that could be uaed. Someone mentioned a pile of saw dust? I am thinking scale presto logs for use as something.

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    • January 13, 2018 7:55 PM EST
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      I'm in, but I won't have my napkin until tomorrow. I used it at Dinner by mistake!

    • January 16, 2018 12:47 PM EST
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      HELP ! 

      What did you guys use for your 2x4?   I just took a look at the lumber that I ripped from the 2x4 over the weekend for the challenge and it is all warped!   

      I had ripped it down to 1/2x1/2 and smaller for my trestle bents etc..  and now I remember why I don't use 2x4's for this.

      I now have it laying on the floor in my shop and clamped but I don't hold out much hope for it going back to straight.  Worse would have been if I had got to building and then it warped.

       

      So what type of wood would you guys suggest for the 2x4? 

       

       

       

       

    • January 16, 2018 1:08 PM EST
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      Todd,

       

      I had a piece of mine bow. I am using ultra dry redwood that I have had for over a year and it still bent a little. But that was 1/8 stuff that was 4" by 3.5" that I used for the sheathing. All my sticks are staying straight. A lot of dimensional lumber unless you have had it awhile is not dry. At least not for what we are trying to do. I have cut brand new dimensional lumber that was actually juicy never mind damp. Redwood and cedar tends to be treated with a bit more care. Dimensional is stored outside in the weather 90% of the time.

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    • January 16, 2018 1:35 PM EST
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      Official ruling # 24-B2   V 2.37.18

       

      OK this has turned in a real beast beyond what rule #1 wants...

       

       

      NO penitaly....  If you have to re-cut a new piece of wood from new stock,  to replace one that went all woonkie,  due to the quality of wood that we have to deal with.

       

      SO JUST CUT A REPLACEMENT THE SAME SIZE FROM NEW STOCK...  Honor system guys.

       

       

      I too, have had in the past,  have had a piece turn into a twisted boat keel after being cut.

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    • January 16, 2018 2:00 PM EST
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      I call it noodle wood. This is why I like to keep all my projects on the simple side, less chance of something going catastrophically wrong and ending up in the fire pit. 

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    • January 16, 2018 2:14 PM EST
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      Todd Haskins said:

      HELP ! 

      What did you guys use for your 2x4?   I just took a look at the lumber that I ripped from the 2x4 over the weekend for the challenge and it is all warped!   

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         Tell me about it. The only thing that works for me is keeping the individual scale pieces under a few inches in length.  Longer pieces, like on roofs, have to be held straight by the supporting shorter pieces. I tried oak, but it stayed more stubbornly warped than plain pine.

       

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    • January 16, 2018 2:41 PM EST
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      50 year old cedar has been pretty good at staying straight, it was my saw that went wonky!

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

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