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Old 07-01-2021, 12:54 PM   #1601
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Huh. Hevea = rubberwood. Y'all got some funny trees down there... lol

The whole unit looks great though....
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Old 07-01-2021, 01:28 PM   #1602
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Huh. Hevea = rubberwood. Y'all got some funny trees down there... lol

The whole unit looks great though....
Thanks. Yeah, my first time using it. Apparently it's in the Maple family and grows in Brazil and SE Asia & is pretty durable and stable. It would be a good option for wood counters in a dry work area, say wine / coffee nook. I wouldn't use it in a wet area as the pores are deep and would likely pull moisture in. It would also be a great worktop for a garage. Less than $200 for an 8' top (unfinished, of course).
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Old 07-03-2021, 09:50 PM   #1603
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working on a '74 Trans Am full restoration, this will be a long time project as I am slow and working on disassembly now along with small items until retired in a year or so and then I'll have much more time. This is the original 8-track to the car, a friend who is a retired electrical engineer does the internals on these. This is one of 4 or 5 of these I've owned for/from other cars and this one required a rebuilt motor, new wiring connections, belt and a rechromed tape door. Still have some good working 8-tracks that still play great.
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Old 07-04-2021, 05:08 AM   #1604
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^ very nice! DW had a '77 Trans Am when we met in '80. Should have kept it.
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Surewhitey, very nice work!
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working on a '74 Trans Am full restoration, this will be a long time project as I am slow and working on disassembly now along with small items until retired in a year or so and then I'll have much more time. This is the original 8-track to the car, a friend who is a retired electrical engineer does the internals on these. This is one of 4 or 5 of these I've owned for/from other cars and this one required a rebuilt motor, new wiring connections, belt and a rechromed tape door. Still have some good working 8-tracks that still play great.
SD did you/ do you work at VX-23 @Pax? We were the Salty Dogs =SD 455 would be side number of F-18.
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F35, not me, in my case the SD is a reference to a super duty Pontiac engine that was just optioned for a short time in '73-'74
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F35, not me, in my case the SD is a reference to a super duty Pontiac engine that was just optioned for a short time in '73-'74
Rog, ya never know. There is someone else on this site that worked on same base.
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Installed the she shed step I made.



No more stepping in the mulch or taking that big long up or down step to the cement!
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Old 07-07-2021, 05:28 PM   #1610
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Looks great Robbie!
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Thatís a good looking step!
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I didn't "make" this, just assembled it...a 12x20 Gazebo. The things we do for love, hehe! If you are having trouble sleeping, you can watch a excruciatingly long and boring video of the whole process:
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Everyone we play with wants to take our game home, so I made 2 more.

Also converted a neighbor's closet from a 24" single door closet to a 2-32" closet. Don't know who thought the 1 door was a good idea...

We also jaunted to Southern Colorado for a while to see friends and scenery.
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Finally started woodworking. I have a friend who has a wood shop in his garage. He has been inviting me to join him for over 30 years. The wife refused to allow me to go for fear that I might lose a finger and jeopardize my career as a dentist. Well, Iíve been retired now for 3 years and she has been wanting to get a live edge table. After seeing how expensive they are she cleared me to start hanging with my friend and build stuff in his garage. She figures at this point if I lose a finger itís no big deal!
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nice! is that walnut?
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Very nice table! And donít worry about losing a finger. I was making something with my grandfather around 1970 when he cut off the tip of a finger with his table saw. I was in shock, but he said that youíre fortunate to live to almost 70 with all of your fingers.
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Very nice table! And donít worry about losing a finger. I was making something with my grandfather around 1970 when he cut off the tip of a finger with his table saw. I was in shock, but he said that youíre fortunate to live to almost 70 with all of your fingers.
I was watching a video demo the other day by a guy who is considered one of the best woodturners in the world, constantly in demand as a teacher, and it was impossible not to notice that he had 9 Ĺ fingers (due to a table saw accident long ago).

Incidentally, a friend recently blew the dough seriously and bought one of these table saws that can't cut you. Impressive technology.

https://www.sawstop.com/why-sawstop/the-technology/
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it was impossible not to notice that he had 9 Ĺ fingers (due to a table saw accident long ago).
So did Jerry Garcia, and he managed pretty well.

I think my next tablesaw will be a Sawstop. If I ever get another one.
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