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A redneck (me) preparing to expand his backyard deck:

 

 

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4 treated 2x8x16, 4 treated 2x10x16, and a dozen concrete deck blocks/pylons make a noticable load. Considering the Avalache is a Suburban platform rather than a Silverado.

 

Amazingly, I found one SYP 2x10 that was knot and pith free for the entire 16' length. Too bad it was dripping with nasty green bug juice.

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Reminds me of the time I watched a guy tie a 20' board to his undercarriage by putting it on the ground and driving over it. I made sure I went the other direction.

 

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You laugh, but just last summer, I was driving on a 4-lane, non-divided highway, when a compact sedan passed me at a moderately high speed. Out of each rear window protruded the opposing ends of what appeared to be a single 2x4, probably 10' long.

 

I think he needed at least the surface area of a 2x8 to get airborne.

 

Come hang out with me at www.mrmccormickmakes.com

 

 

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Well at least you made it through the night so your probably good, but getting rid of those unmentionable sites was probably a safe bet.

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Politics, religion and other unsavory habits are best kept to yourself.... knock on my door promoting any of those and you will be shown to the curb ! Kudos for your web caution , maybe use more shop caution ?

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Well wdwerker, guess we better cancel the strippers we were sending to your shop :)  

MattK, glad you are okay.  It could have been much worse, but it will serve as a wake up call for future saw use.  We've all had it happen so welcome to the club!

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1 hour ago, davewyo said:

Today I burned the first of 3 or 4 sessions for this Spring. I will have to take care of lots of downed limbs and busted fences from all the snow.

There's something primal and fulfilling about burning stuff.

Show off.   I've got 8 or 9 good sized alders down on my property but it has been to damn wet and cold to cut them, let alone think about burning.  Oh well, I hear alder is good for making a roubo.:ph34r:

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Dave, I am so envious of that, I would love to have the room to burn stuff like yard waste.  Where I live, people may call the Fire Department for lighting the grill.

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31 minutes ago, Woodenskye said:

Dave, I am so envious of that, I would love to have the room to burn stuff like yard waste.  Where I live, people may call the Fire Department for lighting the grill.

Here in the county you can burn until fire danger is designated as moderate to high. You just have to call in and let them know you're burning, and follow a few common sense rules. In town you can only burn during burn week(I think).

During high fire danger you can't light a fire, drive off the road into the high grass with a hot muffler, smoke ciggs in the forest, run a chainsaw or dirt bike without spark suppressor, etc. etc. etc.

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Ah, drinking a michelon-amberbrock and playing with sharp steel. Beautiful, happy Friday to you!

 

-Ace-

Ah, drinking a michelob-amberbrock and playing with sharp steel. Beautiful, happy Friday to you!

 

-Ace-

 

Can u tell I had a few myself. [emoji1]

 

-Ace-

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In Lester's pic and no offence bud, how do you prevent the  tearout on the endgrain board at the end? Do you start from both ends?

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Excellent question Coop!

I was just watching Doucette & Wolf videos and I was asking myself the same question. Had they chamfered the edge before taking the money shot, or is there something (super helpful) I don't know?

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Ice, definately wasn't picking on ya. It happens to me everytime I pick up a plane and there's endgrain involved. Your pic was just handy.

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Coop, it's all about supporting the fibers.

You can work from the ends into the middle, that way they're supported.

You can bevel/chamfer the edge and work from the middle to the edge taking light passes.  (Who am I kidding, it's end grain, you're taking light passes already).

You can clamp something against that edge and work off the edge.

I generally work from the ends to the middle.

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