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Old 01-24-2020, 03:36 PM   #1021
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^Very nice, unique build! Good repurpose of the cedar and buggy springs. That cedar looks brand new from here.

Your duck carvings are amazing as well. So did I read correctly that the duck carvings are of the same cedar, just oiled? What kind of oil?
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Old 01-24-2020, 06:14 PM   #1022
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Teak oil and shingle oil I will put on chair. Yes same wood from cedar posts.
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Old 01-24-2020, 06:58 PM   #1023
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I finished a cabin chair made of old horde driven buggy springs. The cedar wood came from old cedar fence post from the ranch that are over 100 years old. They where actually used till last year still in the ground for fence. They were replaced last summer and will put more of them to good use. I just split them to make this project and nothing else done to the wood. I will take up to the cabin and use in in there.
Very cool! Clever design
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Old 01-24-2020, 09:16 PM   #1024
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I'm looking forward to seeing the chair. That's a great use for antique wagon springs.

My inlaws had a wagon seat on spring that they used as a coffee table in front of their couch. It wasn't worth a damn for setting a coffee cup on, but being an in-law I always kept that opinion to myself.
Seeing your chair project makes me wish I'd asked for it when they were downsizing a couple of years ago. A chair like that would be great in our place in the mountains.
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Old 01-24-2020, 09:46 PM   #1025
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Here it is done totally, I took this evening. What amazes me is the beauty of the wood and quality of wood that has been in the weather for ~ 100 years. This picture really shows the color and wood quality. I haven't done anything to it but hand sand the edges where I made the cuts.
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That turned out nice. The springs are a bonus.

Wonder why the wood never grayed? Around here wood grays in a no time outside. You're in a desert climate, right? Cars don't rust out there either.
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Green Eggs, The exterior of the wood posts did gray. What you are seeing is the interior of the cedar posts after street split them into boards for the chair.
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Here it is done totally, I took this evening. What amazes me is the beauty of the wood and quality of wood that has been in the weather for ~ 100 years. This picture really shows the color and wood quality. I haven't done anything to it but hand sand the edges where I made the cuts.
Beautiful!!!
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Old 01-25-2020, 04:36 PM   #1029
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I’m impressed with your creativity and resourcefulness Street! Beautiful work.
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Wow, lots of very cool creativity going on! Does painting count as a thing “made”? If so, here’s one of mine - acrylic on canvas. Started experimenting with creating something a few years ago and oh what fun
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^ Very nice blueskyk!
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^ very creative and great painting. I would think that would be a very complex painting to do with the moving water imagery.
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A simple bird feeder.
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I really like that painting, blueskyk!
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^ very creative and great painting. I would think that would be a very complex painting to do with the moving water imagery.

I’ll trade you the painting for that super cool chair you built!
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I had 2 raspberry pi's, a 7" monitor and a 21" monitor that I used do some simple python apps on. I found an app on GitHub https://github.com/genebean/PiWeatherRock for a raspberry pi weather display using an online weather source.

So loaded it on my pi with 7" monitor. 7" has current weather, 4 hour hourly forecast and 4 hour daily forecast.

And then recoded the app to work on my 21" monitor. It has current weather, 7 hour and 7 day forecasts. Put the 7" on my desk and 21" out in my workshop.
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Now that is pretty cool and what a nice clean/organized work area.
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And then recoded the app to work on my 21" monitor. It has current weather, 7 hour and 7 day forecasts. Put the 7" on my desk and 21" out in my workshop.
Very cool! Love the old school brace and bit and plane!
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Ronstar - what a clever idea....way cool!
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