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  • Maritime: Also I am selling an old set of wheels and tires for 150 on the way that will pay the gas and cost of the wood. it's 1.5 hours one way to get it
    Dec 07, 2018, 11:39:11
  • advCo: Good deal, I bought some firewood off a guy in the neighborhood a while back who gets live edge slabs for under $100. I should hit him up
    Dec 07, 2018, 11:47:43
  • Maritime: Yep. for sure. I got a deal this year, my wood guy remembered I use smaller sized logs for my fireplace and I order 2 cord and he ended up giving me 3+
    Dec 07, 2018, 11:48:48
  • JustinLonghorn: I think I used hickory for the desk I built.
    Dec 07, 2018, 11:49:33
  • Maritime: I filled my basement, back porch and I still have a big pile tarped in the yard
    Dec 07, 2018, 11:50:18
  • JustinLonghorn:
    Dec 07, 2018, 11:50:19
  • Maritime: ha, that thing is rad and weird all at the same time
    Dec 07, 2018, 11:50:47
  • Maritime: I am guessing it's up there for the view
    Dec 07, 2018, 11:51:00
  • Maritime: Nice lamps Jussy!
    Dec 07, 2018, 12:00:05
  • advCo: Yeah, those are sweet
    Dec 07, 2018, 13:10:26
  • Maritime: Your brckets look clean to Nick, LOL
    Dec 07, 2018, 13:21:38
  • Maritime: They'll look better welded in place though
    Dec 07, 2018, 13:21:57
  • advCo: Ha yeah I have the straight one welded in place. I wish I had a longer brake so I could do it in one piece instead of multiple
    Dec 07, 2018, 13:32:22
  • Maritime: If only we could have all the tools
    Dec 07, 2018, 13:34:47
  • Maritime: I'm hoping the sanding I will have to do on the slab will be ok with the random orbit I have, or my belt sander then random orbit. I may have to rent a floor sander though LOL
    Dec 07, 2018, 13:35:44
  • Hurco550: wonder if you could find a floor sanding company and see if you could just bring it out while they are doing a job and have them run it real quick
    Dec 07, 2018, 13:36:49
  • Maritime: Maybe. I know the local rental guy so I could probably get the sander cheap or free or even just take the slab to his shop and run the sander on it there
    Dec 07, 2018, 13:47:30
  • Maritime: The slabs look pretty smooth in the pictures but that can be deceiving
    Dec 07, 2018, 13:48:50
  • Maritime: my old man has a hand power planer I could grab too that might give the top a nice hand finished look too
    Dec 07, 2018, 13:49:58
  • advCo: Those hand planers are cool but you can leave gouges in the wood if you're not careful
    Dec 07, 2018, 13:54:44
  • advCo: I bet youd be fine with the belt and then orbital
    Dec 07, 2018, 13:55:07
  • Maritime: I think so too
    Dec 07, 2018, 14:07:04
  • Maritime: just planning for the worst LOL
    Dec 07, 2018, 14:07:15
  • Maritime: Now I need to think  about what to finish it with. I'm thinking a simple oil rub but may ahve to go with a poly to survice the use it will get
    Dec 07, 2018, 14:10:07
  • advCo: I like wipe on poly
    Dec 07, 2018, 15:01:28
  • advCo: I used it on our coffee table and its held up really well to drinks, etc pretty heavy use
    Dec 07, 2018, 15:01:56
  • Maritime: Cool. i have looked at that but not used it yet
    Dec 07, 2018, 15:31:13
  • advCo: I put on 7-8 coats but probably only needed 4-5
    Dec 07, 2018, 15:35:59
  • Maritime: What brand?
    Dec 07, 2018, 15:40:39
  • Maritime: 1800 CC air-oil cooled boxer anyone :
    Dec 07, 2018, 15:54:58
  • advCo: I used Minwax for the table MIke
    Dec 07, 2018, 17:14:47
  • Nj732port: can someone message me a chart with wheel bearing sizes if they see this and im not on...i need to know the measurements for my 08 cb250 wheel bearings and my 78 sr500's
    Dec 07, 2018, 22:06:50
  • Nj732port: 20x42x12 for the ex250
    Dec 07, 2018, 22:53:42
  • Maritime: Sorry nj canr help there. Nick thanks, we have minwax here. I ended up with 2 7.5' lenghts of butternut. Going to glue em together to get 24" wide.  Nice wood. He only had pine left in the 24-30" wide one piece
    Dec 08, 2018, 18:34:09
  • Luugo86: that bmw is gnarly man
    Dec 09, 2018, 14:05:56
  • Maritime: Cusr
    Dec 09, 2018, 17:21:01
  • Maritime: Custom made in japan with a bmw prototype future engine
    Dec 09, 2018, 17:21:28
  • Maritime: Article on BMW [link]
    Today at 09:09:05
  • Maritime: Morning folks
    Today at 09:36:12
  • advCo: Mornin'
    Today at 09:47:29
  • Hurco550: mernin sir
    Today at 09:57:36
  • Maritime: Pretty happy with the wood I got. Jill is too, the butternut is nice, the old guy calls it white walnut and that's what it looks like
    Today at 09:58:26
  • Maritime: It was the only hardwood he had in decent width slabs. the others were all softwood or 8" wide which would have meant a lot more work for me
    Today at 09:59:12
  • advCo: Yep
    Today at 10:28:40
  • advCo: Biscuits or dowels will help gluing those up if you have the tools
    Today at 10:29:01
  • Maritime: I have a simple doweling tool, but the old guy I got the wood from who has a massive shop and been doing it for 50 years said with a 2" thickness and being a desk a good clamped glue joint will be enough if I don;t have the biscuits
    Today at 10:44:53
  • Maritime: That being said, I am going to ask around and see if I can borrow a bisuit joiner
    Today at 10:45:42
  • Maritime: Or I may just cut a spline and use a strips of wood. I have the bit for a spline.
    Today at 10:47:05
  • advCo: That'll work too
    Today at 10:59:48
  • advCo: I just like the biscuits because it keeps everything lined up and straight for the glue up
    Today at 11:00:04

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