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    That thing is cool. Great to see the natural wood color instead of staining the crap out of it.

    On the shop thing, well, kinda not shop, but I brought the shop to a couple job sites today, and cut off the old cutting edges on a couple excavators and bolted new ones on. Got some torch time in blowing through inch thick steel with a #3 tip but my back is feeling it. A couple 300 lb slabs of hardened steel are a chore to manhandle. Had a 29 year old helping me and he’s bigger than me, but doesn’t have that old school torque that I have, so I had to do the-gotta get that thing moved somehow- strength. Call me a crooked, getting old, grumpy fool that invested maybe too much of his body lifting and powering through stuff half his life, but when the time comes to grab ahold of something and manhandle it, I still can out work and outlast those darn millennials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KHodges View Post
    They remind me of a local guy's project. He took a D150 pickup chassis and built a wooden body for it. Shows it at the local car gatherings.
    That is one of the neatest things I've seen in a long time! Thanks for showing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kbar View Post
    That thing is cool. Great to see the natural wood color instead of staining the crap out of it.

    On the shop thing, well, kinda not shop, but I brought the shop to a couple job sites today, and cut off the old cutting edges on a couple excavators and bolted new ones on. Got some torch time in blowing through inch thick steel with a #3 tip but my back is feeling it. A couple 300 lb slabs of hardened steel are a chore to manhandle. Had a 29 year old helping me and he’s bigger than me, but doesn’t have that old school torque that I have, so I had to do the-gotta get that thing moved somehow- strength. Call me a crooked, getting old, grumpy fool that invested maybe too much of his body lifting and powering through stuff half his life, but when the time comes to grab ahold of something and manhandle it, I still can out work and outlast those darn millennials.
    If it was me and he talked to me like that, it would be his last day on the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    I'll bet he doesn't let anyone smoke around that thing, and if he does I'll also bet you can watch the hair fall off his head he's so nervous. Lots of lacquer, that would go up pretty fast.
    Instead of worrying about rust from road salt, he has a contract with Terminix.
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    Wasn't trying to steal the fire from those awesome wooden truck toys when I posted about the full-size. Some details I remember, when I talked to the owner/builder: The body took a year to build, and was done bottom-up directly on the chassis, which had the engine and running gear in place. The fenders were glued up in a general shape, and he used a router freehand to carve one until it fit, then made its mate to match it. The wood is all pine and is kiln-dried scraps from tailings. All the pieces were planed to thickness, and bonded with an epoxy resin. The finish is not lacquer, but epoxy based resin like you see restaurant tables coated in. I forget how many coats, but sanded between each one and I think he said he used about 25 gallons. The insides and underside of all the wood has at least enough coats to seal and waterproof it, so it won't swell or split with weather and humidity changes. He said he'd been caught in the rain a couple of times, but didn't like driving it in the wet because of the cleanup involved. It was hard to get pictures of it because there was a crowd around it the whole time it was there.
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    Used the planer today, Maple is all I can tell you ,,,what else beside Maple.

    Should be board before using planer

    then after one or two passes

    and then after 4 or 5 times.
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    Now I have to wait until April or May to use it.



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