Discussion in 'T's Custom Outdoor Gear' started by T. Pollock, May 9, 2017.
Thanks brother! It's been a long time coming but I'm proud as a peacock to have it up now.
Finally got the shop roof finished up today. Whew!
I had extra length on the front so the tarp had to be trimmed. After trimming I used contact cement to hold it in place under the overhang until I could get it fastened.
Got the flashing installed.
All the edges of the plywood decking were rounded over with a router and round over bit so there would be no sharp edges to wear on the tarp.
I used 1x6 decking boards to sandwich the tarp between the plywood and the boards giving lots of contact area to hold it since I lost my grommets when I had to trim it down. The sides and top were fastened directly to the frame through the grommets with galvanized roofing screws and fender washers.
I'm mighty proud to be done, it's been abnormally cold here the last week or so and I'm not use to working outdoors. I've froze my behind off and all my old man bones ache from head to toe!!!
Very nice Tim.. You did a awesome job on that!! That should last for a many of years...
Thank you brother!!!
Looks good! Btw...I have a 96 Chevy pickup.
Thanks brother! They're good ole trucks, my brother bought this one new in 90' so it's been in the family many long time.
Looks awesome, Tim. Is that a Ford 5000 in the background?
Tim, It's much warmer at my house, run down and help me with mine. Seriously, nice work!
Thanks brother! No sir it's a Ford 1720.
Got a little more organizing done on the shop today but it's still in a mess. I had taken it as long as I could not turning something though so I turned the top for the latest bottle. This one will be going to @Stringer when finished.
Lookin awesome as usual!!! Another fine piece of wood art!!! I thought I seen a spot light casting a WW in the sky!!! Nice Brother!!!
LOL you may have... I get around.
Looking wonderful, Tim
Thank you brother! It should be ready to ship by Monday.
Lets see if this works. I finished the Bush Bottle for @Stringer today and rather than taking a slew of photos trying to get a handful of good ones I decided I'd try taking a short video to see how it turns out as far as showing the features of the bottle.
Since the video is less than 1 min long I uploaded it as unlisted. It won't show up in my regular YouTube videos list so if you'd like to watch it you'll have to do so from this link.
ETA: Sorry guys, it's pretty poor quality but it was worth a try.
You're humble to a fault, Tim, it turned out great, and brings my level of anticipation to new heights!
If that video doesn't sell another I don't know what will.
Here's a cup lifted to Tim's skill and perserverance. Cheers, ladies and gentlemen!
Thank you kindly brother!!!
I'll get it on the way tomorrow and send you a link to the tracking.
Another beautiful bottle there Brother!! Another fine piece of art!! Excellent!!
Excellent work, nice turntable!
Thank you my brothers from other mothers!
Worked on a Honey-Do item today... made the wife a cake.
It is a Honey-Do but it's not a cake. The wife has a favorite lamp that she uses while doing craft work and the cheap sheet metal base broke off of it. I asked her if she wanted a new lamp or that one fixed and she said she'd rather have that one fixed as she really liked it. The only piece of wood I had readily available that was big enough was this really spalted piece of maple. Since this is a standing lamp the 10# weight goes up inside the base for weight/support. The only thing about the lamp she didn't like was the height so I cut it down for her and had to re-attach the threaded end where it attaches to the base. The wood was super spalted and full of insect holes. I had a tube of wood filler that I never use (if I have to fill something I make my own filler) so I just slathered the whole thing with the filler and rubbed it in. When doing a project for myself I get to play and experiment, working for others I have to be all serious and... stuff. LOL We'll see how it turns out looking once I sand all the icing off the cake... I mean filler off the wood.
Yeah, that piece of wood spinning is mesmerizing- I can't take my eyes off it! I'm happy for @Stringer because that there is amazing! Nice job Tim
Looks like a good cake to me, now I want dessert!
LOL Thank you kindly brother! I'll work on getting the focus more clear for the next one.
Stop on by brother, we'll have maple cake and a cup a coffee.
That is a good looking cake...lol As blind & lost said now I want dessert..lol Actually cake to be honest...LOL Man and I have no cake...
Glad I could torture you two just a little. ROFLMAO
Wish the three of us and thirty or so others could share a piece of cake and a campfire! I still haven't completely given up hope of being able to host the "Dirt Time In TN" meets again. Some of the best weeks & weekends of my life!
I've never had maple cake, it sounds interesting, I love maple syrup! Sorry for derail.
Lol. That figures... Torturer!! LOL...
LOL no worries brother!
Heck ya.. Would really like gettin together for some "Dirt Time In TN".... With some brother from other mothers...
I gotta go find something to eat...lol Laters brother...
They were AWESOME... just ask any of the many members that attended any of the meets! Heck even the mud bog meet was awesome... just wish I'd thought to get photos or video of some of that part!
De- frosting the cake process/progress.
After more than 40 years of doing it, working with wood never ceases to amaze me!!! This piece of wood was barely even suitable for throwing on a fire... yet now it's very pretty and will serve a very useful purpose... keeping momma happy.
Boy that looks very nice indeedy... Awesome brother!! Doesn't look like cake now...lol
Thanks bud! Still more to go on it but it for sure looks much different than it did. I'll get some better shots of it when it's finished. Just wish I had thought to get some before I started filling all the holes and tracks.
That's a fine looking piece of wood, Mrs. WW will be a happy wife!
Amen brother thanks for the photos!!! Wish I'd thought to take photos of each vehicle I drug through all that mud to get them out. LOL
Nice!! Looks like fun for sure!! Hope you can but this on again!! Awesome meet for sure....
Pictures just don't do it justice, a thousand pictures won't replace having it in hand! Fit and finish is awesome, stopper rolls out so nicely. Had to pry it out of my son's hands, he was entranced by the smell. Wonderful job, Tim, your handiwork is second to none!
Thank you so much for the kind words (and the awesome photos!), I'm thrilled you're happy with it my friend!!!
Finished up the Honey Do lamp base yesterday and Mrs WW is very happy to have her lamp back.
Didn't turn out too bad for a piece of wood that 99.9% of folks would have thought was totally worthless.
That's beautiful, I'm sure she is very happy!
That turned out very nice brother!! I bet that Mrs.WW is very happy with that!
I'm thinking that Missus is a pretty important part of your life!
And to think that this piece of wood would have ended in the fireplace...
Hail the WW!
Nicely done, this is better than professional looking quality.
Thank you much brothers!!!
Mrs WW is an extremely important part of my life, I'd be lost without her!!!
A large 10-1/2" maple fruit bowl I'm working on for @Quinlan with some really nice flame grain... she's a beauty!!!
Boy that is one beautiful bowl right there!! Very nice brother!!