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Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 16, 2013 - 06:57pm PT
I finally got up the nerve to make myself a REAL workbench. Laminated oak.

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Onewhowalksonrocks

Mountain climber
In the middle of the ocean
Nov 18, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
Credit: Onewhowalksonrocks

Didn't build it. But I striped it and painted it.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Nov 18, 2013 - 11:08pm PT
Damn, SLR...that looks nice enough to eat off of...
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 18, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
I make really cool stuff with tolerances in the low nanometers and microns,
all on a 50 yr old machine.
Credit: drljefe

I wish I could share photos of the part, but I can't.

Big props to all you amazing craftsmen.
adatesman

climber
philadelphia, pa
Nov 19, 2013 - 08:10am PT
Drljefe- I assume that's a polishing or lapping machine for optics?
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 19, 2013 - 08:25am PT
I hit my thumb with a hammer on Sat.
Now it's purple, way swollen and hurts like heck.
I hate home improvement projects and working on vehicles.
Only do it myself to save $.

You guys are building some way cool projects,
nice wind chime Edge, like the Modoc needles!

Tad
sween345

climber
back east
Nov 19, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
Euroford

Trad climber
Louisville, CO
Nov 20, 2013 - 10:20am PT
I love making sh#t.

our new dinning room table, 4x4 cedar posts, a chopped up and glued together sheet of 1/8" 1080 steel and 8 bags of concrete. so basically like $200 in materials + 1000 hours of labor spread over a year.

was NOT fun moving it into the house!



with that done, effort swings back to the jeep. I am taking some late 80's Toyota FJ60 Landcruiser axles and custom fabing them to work with the wrangler springs installed into my CJ. should be a pretty badass setup when all is said and done.

my funky spring plate idea.



fully fabbed front axle.



front axle installed. added 6" of width total.



getting started on the rear.





adatesman

climber
philadelphia, pa
Nov 20, 2013 - 11:04am PT
Euroford- Why did you use 1080? That's high carbon spring steel!
Euroford

Trad climber
Louisville, CO
Nov 20, 2013 - 11:12am PT
my bad, 1018. I TIG weld everything that i do now, so it saves my a lot of cleanup work to stick with cold rolled material and not deal with mill scale.
adatesman

climber
philadelphia, pa
Nov 20, 2013 - 11:50am PT
Ah, that makes much more sense, Euroford. I don't want to think how much a sheet of 1/8" 1080 would cost. Yikes!
Euroford

Trad climber
Louisville, CO
Nov 20, 2013 - 11:53am PT
ha! no joke! i get this stuff @ $.50/pound :)

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 21, 2013 - 11:59am PT
Put the finishing touches on the cherry floor this morning.

Credit: Brandon-

Credit: Brandon-

Credit: Brandon-

Credit: Brandon-
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 21, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
Brandon, nice work! But I woulda talked 'em into using rhe cherry for a built-in and something
harder for flooring.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 21, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
I hear you Reilly, but the tree grew on the property and they really wanted to use it.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 21, 2013 - 12:29pm PT
Well, as long as they don't have rug rats or friends in stiletto heels then
they might see it last a few years. ;-)

I erred in saying you did a 'nice' job, I meant 'muy excelente'!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
Holy buckets you guys are good.

Always amazes me.

Glad I didn't have to move that table!!!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Nov 23, 2013 - 10:01am PT
Brandon, how was that cherry dried, air or kiln? Do you know the moisture content?

I did an entire kitchen a few years back with cherry boards from the property, although none wider than 14". I managed to cut out all of the sapwood, but left various bug defects, knots, and bark inclusions to suit the country farmhouse look. The boards had been rough sawn to full inch and air dried for 5 years by the time I got them; that stuff was tough as nails.

Reilly, in New England it is quite traditional to use wide pine boards for flooring (eastern white pine). I had them in my old house which was built around 1850 and had the original flooring, though it had been sanded once prior to us buying it. It had a gorgeous patina of color, scratches, dents, and other character marks that you can't get out of a can.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 23, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
Edge, the rough sawn sat air drying in the barn for three years, then we had them milled to their current dimensions. I'm not sure of the moisture content. I tried to get the homeowners to let us store the lumber in the house for a few weeks to stabilize, but they weren't having it. Oh well, everything was super tight the first day but was gapped a fat sixteenth by the next morning. To be expected, and the rest of the house is wide pine, with large gaps, so no worries.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 23, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
Edge, yes, I've seen me some of those nice old wide plank floors back there.
No arguments on their beauty. I'm just a hardwood flooring guy. Had
me a house in Seattle with Doug Fir floors :-( Just put quarter sawn red oak
in the new kitchen (to match the 85 yr old floors in the rest of the joint)
and dropped a glass on it the other day - major ding! My new deck is gonna
be Ipe. Now that's a proper hardwood! ;-)

It just occurred to me I have a bunch of wide plank cherry flooring I tore
out of a mansion* near here. Man, it hurt to rip that stuff out.

* They filmed the horse head in the bed scene from "The Godfather" in that
house! And the house belonged to a well-know trainer at Santa Anita/Del Mar! :-)
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