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Title: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 24, 2006, 10:53:45 PM
This may seem like an odd request but I think it could be really neat. I thought of this last fall but wanted to wait until better weather to put in my request.  Many of you know that Tammy and I have been building a "Multi use portable, moveable, unattached to the ground if anybody asks structure"  ;D  in our back yard. The thread for that adventure is found here: http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=14094.0

Anyhow, there is a portion of the little cabin left unfinished because of my idea. I would like to get from as many forestry forum members as I can, one piece of wood 5¾" by 5¾" square, by 1 inch thick that has your username on it to help fill in this area. It can be any species, and your name, username and date or whatever applied however you wish, burnt painted, engraved, whatever but I would like to keep the species of wood identifiable.  This is where I mean to put them:
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/shed_autographs.jpg)

This way when folks are sitting on the porch, or at the pigroast, they can look up and see the different names and different woods.   It'll take quite a few to eventually fill it. Do ya'll think this is doable?

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on April 24, 2006, 10:58:41 PM

 Don't see why not. Surely, somebody on the forum is in the wood business  ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DanG on April 24, 2006, 10:59:53 PM
Yeppers!  It is doable and should be done.  I know just what I'm gonna send already. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: getoverit on April 24, 2006, 11:03:37 PM
Mine will be right there with the rest of them. GREAT idea !
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: swampy on April 24, 2006, 11:04:29 PM
I can send up a genuine piece of old growth virgin heart cypress that was pulled out of the teeth of a very hungry gator that was stealing it from a very disturbed cottonmouth when I happened by and took it from all of them out of the Oklawaha river. :D ;D 8) 8)  Ed
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 24, 2006, 11:08:04 PM
Swampy, ya gotta include da story wif dat one! :D  I really think it'll be fun and a blast to see them all come together. 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on April 24, 2006, 11:12:57 PM
I'm in! 8) 8) 8)
Gonna take a little time though, what's the time frame?
I assume you want it done for the piggy roast ???

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: CHARLIE on April 24, 2006, 11:22:54 PM
I'll scrounge around in my shop and see if I can find a chunk of wood that will do.  But now I got questions!  When you say 1 inch thick, do you mean an actual 1 inch or do you mean the nominal 1 inch that is really 3/4 inch?  To me, 1 inch is 1 inch but to a lumber company, 1 inch is really 3/4 inch.  Which do you really mean? ::)

Oh.......and are you going to convert the measurements to metric for our Canadians and Europeans. New Zealanders, Australians and others on the metric system? They don't even know what an inch is.... ;D

And one more thing. DanG had a thread about tape measures not measuring the same. Who is going to calibrate our tape measurers so that my 5 3/4 inch is the same as Furby's 5 3/4 inch?

This is sooooo confusing.  I think I need Pigman to explain it to me in  terms I can understand.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on April 24, 2006, 11:26:23 PM
Kinda had the same trouble Charlie.
Just went and looked at a piece I had thought about using.
It's 7/8" thick and 5 1/4" wide. :-\
Gonna look for a new piece. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: stumpy on April 24, 2006, 11:33:50 PM
Count me in!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 24, 2006, 11:35:49 PM
OK Charlie and furby are out.  :D

 If I get some that are actually 1" and some that are 7/8 or 3/4 they will still be O.K. Its the 5¾" that is important.

Or 14.6050 centimeters  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: swampy on April 24, 2006, 11:37:38 PM
I think I can remember that day like it was yesterday. It was a very nice morning not a cloud in the sky when the swamp rat left the dock. The plan for the day was to find a few logs to bring in and saw up for one of our customers. The water that day was clear enough to see the ends of your fingers pressed against the lens of the dive mask( that is a clear day of diving for us). While diving with the flow of the current I ran into a small log with my head (as the visiblity was zero) and decided to take a closer look. After finding one end of the log in the dark water I was going to see how long it was when all the sudden the log was starting to move. I looked into the darkness to see a cottonmouth fending off the gator that was trying to take the log away from it. The gator had the cottonmouth by the tail and they were in full battle to see which one would walk or slither away with the prize. All of the sudden the cottonmouth let go of the log and the fight between the snake and the gator was on. While the two of them were fighting to see which one would get the log I grabbed the log and started down stream. It did not take long for the gator to see what happened and came after it. I felt the gator grab onto the end of the log and try to head back up steam with it but I was bound and determined to take the log back to camp and saw it up. The gator started his barrel rolls with the log and me hanging onto the other end with all my might. After a few minutes he stopped and came over and showed off his big teeth as to scare me off but that log was mine. When he grabbed the log again I thought that this had gone on long enough and I gave the log a good sharp tug and took the log right out of his mouth. After we got back to the dock I noticed that there were a couple of teeth in the end of the log so I kept them as a reminder of what a person will do to get the logs to saw for a customer. 8) 8) ;D ;D ;D   Ed
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: treecyclers on April 24, 2006, 11:42:02 PM
What a slick idea!
A wall truly dedicated to the ingenuity, honor, and respect of the FF group!
Now that's a really awesome idea! I LOVE IT!
And, I spect that I can skeer up a bit o chunder from downunder the stash bin that holds the special stuff I keep jist fer meself and the special occasion!
This be one of them occasions!
Where shall I send it, oh expalted one?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: CHARLIE on April 24, 2006, 11:43:08 PM
So Stumpy, how thick is your chunk of wood gonna be?  A true 1 inch or a nominal 1 inch, which is really 3/4 inch?  Is 5 3/4 inch on your tape measure the same as the 5 3/4 inch on Furby's and DanG's tape measure? ;D  This thing is confusing.  I hope Jeff clears it up.  I probably won't sleep tonight worrying about it. :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom on April 24, 2006, 11:45:13 PM
Wow!   Give Charlie and inch and he takes a klick.   :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on April 24, 2006, 11:50:58 PM
Well ya got me thinking now Charlie.........
Just remeasured with a different tape, now it's 13/16" thick and 5 3/8" wide. ::)
This is gonna be tough! :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: swampy on April 25, 2006, 12:00:06 AM
Jeff, You what that rough sawn or planed????  Ed
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: CHARLIE on April 25, 2006, 12:19:18 AM
This sure is getting complicated.......... ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 25, 2006, 12:22:35 AM
Rough sawn or plained. However you would like it to look when I put it up.  :) when you have your aquare ready to go, just email me and I'll send my address back. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom on April 25, 2006, 12:22:51 AM
you Wisconsinites are always thowing a monkey wrench into the works.  :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on April 25, 2006, 12:29:54 AM
 Cool ... Now that you have brushed up some on your Français ....  Can you give me those mesures in french  ;D ;) :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 25, 2006, 12:32:49 AM


146.050 MM


How was that?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on April 25, 2006, 01:18:56 AM
I am sure I can make something with those mesurements . Do we need to identify the wood , or you going to try to make an educated guess at what it is .  ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 25, 2006, 01:22:49 AM
I have a pretty good system in place for wood I.D. :)  I usually look at it, sniff it, dig it with my fingernail, sniff it again, then say, What is it?  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on April 25, 2006, 01:27:24 AM
 Good then I will make one tomorow and send it off , dont clip your finger nails to soon or get a cold .  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: sawguy21 on April 25, 2006, 01:42:09 AM
 :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: estiers on April 25, 2006, 07:57:44 AM
Wait a minute!  What about those of us here, soaking in knowledge, occasionally sharing, who don't have a sawmill?

Can I go to a lumber yard and get this type of thing?  Take into account the species I am looking for.... (for those of you who don't know... tsk tsk!)  I realize I am leaving soon but that doesn't mean I can't leave my mark!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom on April 25, 2006, 08:07:58 AM
Leaving soon!!

You don't have to leave when you just move across the country.

Heck!  what's a few thousand miles?

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: crtreedude on April 25, 2006, 08:10:39 AM
Well Jeff,

You will just have to pick them up while you are here - let's see, what to make it out of. Perhaps corteza - it will last longer than any of us will. So much to choose from.

I am sure Harold will be able to find a little wood too.  ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: woodbowl on April 25, 2006, 08:54:30 AM
I sawed a camphor log for a customer the other day and brought some samples home. It smells like vicks vapor rub. I don't run into that very often. I'm not sure it's even native. Jeff will have the only scratch 'n' sniff ceiling in the country.

 Hey Fred, have yall got camphor trees down there?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: crtreedude on April 25, 2006, 08:57:42 AM
I think we do have them, or something close.

So much to choose from...
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Engineer on April 25, 2006, 09:03:01 AM
I'm in.  Got a perfect piece of wood in mind.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: ronwood on April 25, 2006, 09:07:06 AM
Jeff,

I will be happy to contribute.

Ron
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: scsmith42 on April 25, 2006, 09:14:17 AM
I'm in too.  Hmm, I'll have to think of a fitting piece of wood...
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: stumpy on April 25, 2006, 09:16:45 AM
MY HEAD HURTS!!!!  Too much to think about.
Charlie, My kids joke that the smallest fraction my tape measure goes down to is 1/2 inch. Guess I'll get a new one for this project!
My guess is that jeff knows us well enough that he's prepared to deal with whatever thickness we send him.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: crtreedude on April 25, 2006, 09:18:13 AM
I think it is obvious that some of us are thicker than others...  ::) ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on April 25, 2006, 09:22:15 AM

 Just lay that tape measure on the board, and saw ½ way between the 5 and the ½  ::) ;D ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: sawguy21 on April 25, 2006, 09:27:46 AM
Just remember to move the tape first ;D Hmm, what to use? I don't yet know anyone here with a woodshop so need to work on that.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: fstedy on April 25, 2006, 10:20:49 AM
                             
COOL IDEA COUNT ME IN
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Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 25, 2006, 11:27:53 AM
Erin, you can't leave the forum just cause your moving a mile or a thousand miles. I forbid it. ;D   You dont have to have a sawmill. You can get the wood from anywhere and I will be honored to put it up.  Really, Please, even after you move there will be so many things you can add and contribute to the forum. You dont have to be the ash lady, you are "estiers, forestry forum member extrordinair" no matter where you are at or what you are doing!.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Paschale on April 25, 2006, 11:52:15 AM

 Just lay that tape measure on the board, and saw ½ way between the 5 and the ½  ::) ;D ;D

Shouldn't that read:  saw 1/2 way between the 5 1/2 and the 6?   ;)  It wouldn't work too well if some us sent in 5 1/4 and some sent in 5 3/4.   :o  I think he wants 'em at 5 3/4.

I think it's a cool idea, and I have the perfect piece in mind.   8)

Oh, and on a completely unrelated note to Swampy.  Why would a gator want a log anyway?   ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on April 25, 2006, 11:59:07 AM
Was wondering why a gator or a cottonmouth wanted the log as well ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: woodsteach on April 25, 2006, 12:26:20 PM
Count me in!  I'll miss the hog roast, but my chunk of wood will be there.

Paul
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pigman on April 25, 2006, 12:37:41 PM


This is sooooo confusing.  I think I need Pigman to explain it to me in  terms I can understand.

Charlie, get a board the correct size, put your name on it and mail it to Jeff. ::)
 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 25, 2006, 01:00:42 PM
Bob, I don't care what anybody says, You are a genius my man! :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: ely on April 25, 2006, 01:56:26 PM
sounds cool. count me in too.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mr Mom on April 25, 2006, 02:37:23 PM
     Are you going to have enough room for all the members??



     Thanks Alot Mr Mom
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: solodan on April 25, 2006, 02:44:30 PM
I'm in.  8)

Just have to figure out what kind of wood I want to send. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: dundee on April 25, 2006, 03:13:41 PM
Jeff, I would like to contribute, BUT, sending a plaque to the States made of lumber could take ages,

TO: Den Socling, Den have you any of that "fiddle back" Red Beech left, if so could you place my name on it please and send to Jeff, I will pay whatever the cost

TO: Charlie, Metric V Imperial, us Kiwi's are quite versatile in our measurements, you name it we got it, including a Chinese tape measure--which is quite frightening

Suggest you guy's should take a grip on the metric thing as it's coming your way   ;D

Just wondering what the conversion arithmetic is of a "whack of" to metric??---just wondering
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom on April 25, 2006, 03:18:42 PM
 Dundee,

Metric in the USA is paramount to a Christian being taken to Heaven.  I don't care how good it is, our feet are firmly planted on the door jam, either side of the door-way.  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 25, 2006, 03:31:16 PM
     Are you going to have enough room for all the members??

I have room for almost 200 in the area pictured, but I will certainly find a place within the little cabin to continue them if I get more then that. If I could get every member to do it that would be awesome, but in reality, 5% would probably be more realistic in those that participate. I hope I'm wrong and its 100%! :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Steve on April 25, 2006, 05:21:31 PM
Jeff

Do you want them sanded with a finish on them or?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 25, 2006, 05:25:00 PM
A Finish is best I imagine, but how ever you want them to look.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Daren on April 25, 2006, 05:46:04 PM
Will something like this work? (yes it is the right size ::))

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12216/wood.JPG)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 25, 2006, 06:12:02 PM
Perfect!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: swampy on April 25, 2006, 06:13:11 PM
Well if you guys remember some of pop's pics on here, there are gators laying on logs to sun themselves ;). The cottonmouth likes to get a little sun to ;). But if the log is still wet, it is cool and they don't burn their hinny's on a log that has been boiling in the sun. ;D ;D ;D ;D   Ed
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: mike_van on April 25, 2006, 06:45:52 PM
Hope you have a BIG mailbox Jeff, or a friendly mailman that will put all the boxes you're going to get on the porch!  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 25, 2006, 06:59:43 PM
I hope I have to give the mail lady a tip. She is about due as she is very good about taking care of our mail. You can always tell when there is a sub though. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom on April 25, 2006, 07:01:41 PM
It makes one wonder why he couldn't address the wood, put a stamp on it and have it end up on your doorstep.  No-o-o-o-o!   Youo have to wrap it in paper, tape it, put labels on it and tie it in string.  :P ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: CHARLIE on April 25, 2006, 07:28:45 PM
Well, the wood is no problem, though I don't have any as pretty as the chunk Daren has. But I'm worrying and fretting about how I'm gonna make sure it's 5 3/4" square.  What if my tape measure if different than everybody elses? Dear oh dear....what to do. ::)

Tom, you best not be tieing any string around it.  The Post Office doesn't like string since they "Automated".  Remember that button crushing machine Dempsey's Cleaners had? Well, the Post Office now has Automated with a ripping and shredding machine.  It loves strings.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Teri on April 25, 2006, 07:31:38 PM

Mine will be coming in the same box as swampys,so that will be one less package for ya.  ;D

BUT....my piece of wood won't be as purty as his though  :o ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Burlkraft on April 25, 2006, 07:35:50 PM
Charlie...........
you could just turn one...........then it would be the right size no matter which way you measure it :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: dutchman on April 25, 2006, 07:40:24 PM
I'm in. That's 5.7500 = - 0.0010 I hope.
Carl
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on April 25, 2006, 07:58:08 PM
I will send one too.Won't be as pretty as some doing my user name,but I will give it my best try.You are really something jeff to think about all of us this way.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom on April 25, 2006, 08:15:08 PM
I have a friend in N.J. who didn't know wnat Fat Lighter was.  I got some and split it very carfully into a tongue depressor sized piece.  then I put it into an addressed and stamped business envelope and sent it to him.  We talked on the phone later and he described it to me.  The envelope was rendered to shreds.  The piece of fat lighter was ground up into a black greasy mulch accept for about a third of it, which was pristine.  It had been put in another envelope and delivered.

We were wondering how long it took them to clear their envelope sorting machine. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Den Socling on April 25, 2006, 08:17:21 PM
dundee,

You were reading my mind. I hope I can find a nice piece with the necessary dimensions.

duh Boss? I guess finger-joint won't be acceptable?  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Don_Papenburg on April 25, 2006, 09:51:47 PM
Charlie  , Have you given any thought to expansion / contraction ,  cross grain and with the grain ?  What % moisture should the board be when it is measured ?

Tom , I get them envelopes often  , with the words  :Sorry for the inconveniance  this does not happen very often  .      most of the time it is just the envelope and it is ripped to shredds.

Plywood ?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Bro. Noble on April 25, 2006, 10:40:06 PM
It makes one wonder why he couldn't address the wood, put a stamp on it and have it end up on your doorstep.  No-o-o-o-o!   Youo have to wrap it in paper, tape it, put labels on it and tie it in string.  :P ???

I sent a chunk of wood to Charlie and I just put his address on the wood and took it to the UPS guy.  I asked him if I could send it that way.  He said I could,  but it would cost $5.00 extra.  I told him that was assinine (I know the guy well enough to give him a hard time) but I wasn't taking it back home so go ahead and send it.  He offered to wrap it for $2.50 ::) ::)

Jeff and I visited the Topaz mill where the owner used to run duplicating lathes to produce various tool handles.  A buyer wanted a new handle produced and sent him an example of what he wanted.  It just had his name and address written on it and a bunch of stamps stuck right on the handle.

I don't know if I can come up with anything worthy of Jeff's building.  I was talking to Casper.  He was talking about sending a chunk of Paw Paw :-\  It's all pith you know :(  I think Casper is still pithed at Jeff :o :D :D

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: jerry-m on April 25, 2006, 10:59:27 PM
Hey Swampy,

You know what would be cool 8) would be to take those teeth and inbed them in your piece of wood... I don't think that story could be written on that small of a piece of wood though... Althro there used to be the Lords Prayer ingraved on a pin head or so I was told...

Jerry
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Radar67 on April 25, 2006, 11:09:25 PM
The envelope was rendered to shreds.  The piece of fat lighter was ground up into a black greasy mulch accept for about a third of it, which was pristine.

Tom,
     This explains my packaging on the pen I sent you, remember what you said about it? ;)

I was certainly impressed with the packaging effort.  Any postal worker that aimed to harm this pen had better have shown up with an M1 Abrams Tank.

Jeff, count me in, I think I'll find a piece of that old spalting red oak to send your way.

Stew
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 25, 2006, 11:17:35 PM
Guys and Gals, dont feel that your wood has to be anything special. The special part is going to be to recieve it with your name on it and be able to include it with everyone elses.  I am excited about the impending arrivals. :)

Here is a real question. I have not determined how to attach them yet. I was thinking simply a squirt of construction adhesive then sticking it up. I dont want to nail or deface what ever might be on the face of the wood.   Think that will work?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: CHARLIE on April 25, 2006, 11:44:52 PM
I had almost figured out what I was gonna do and Don comes up with moisture content and shrinking and swelling. Sheeeesh!  I ain't worked my brain into a frather like this in years!

I would think a good construction adhesive would work just fine. But I think you'll have to have a way to hold it up there until it sets some.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: solodan on April 25, 2006, 11:46:19 PM
Jeff there is a construction adhesive specialy formulated for paneling, it seems to hold the weight of the material better on contact.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on April 25, 2006, 11:50:47 PM
 OH !!!!   Stick on wood ...   I have mine predrilled and have plugs ready cut and installed ... All you"ll have to do is push them out and screw it up and put the plugs back in ...  ;D  Do I need to send the screws with it ?  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: sawguy21 on April 25, 2006, 11:53:13 PM
Good idea Marcel, send him some of our special Robertson screws that Americans don't have a driver for. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on April 25, 2006, 11:57:18 PM
 Dont know of any other type .  ;D :D  Other then those drywall screws .
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Ron Wenrich on April 26, 2006, 06:01:54 AM
The only problem with adhesive is that its so permanent.  What happens when someone gets dismemebered.   :D 

I wonder if you couldn't make some sort of display rack.  Nothing fancy.  Kind of using the concept of how the pieces of steel overlap so that your carriage doesn't go off the track when you turn the log.

Put up 2 strips on your building for each row of wood.  Put 2 strips to overlap on the back of each piece and slide into place.  Or some similar type of arrangement.  I used something similar in the wood id display last year.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Daren on April 26, 2006, 06:27:02 AM
Jeff, how to fasten it was my first thought. I almost sent a piece of crotch cherry that was a metal strike (pretty blue in the feather) it was already "prenailed", but I figured you would use liquid nails. The holding it up there with a stick until it sets would be a pain. How about this. No glue, just floating and held up by screws

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12216/sketch.JPG)


A screw and fender washer (or some fancy big flange screw) on each corner. Space them out the thickness of the screw, when they expand/contract it will only be stressing the very corners. You will have to put a piece(s) of cardboard behind the thinner ones to shim everything out to 1".
Unless the space between messes up the overall width you want  when you add them all up.
Like Ron said "easy dismemberment" too. Or someone finds something they like better, they can just change their piece at the pigroast.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: IL Bull on April 26, 2006, 08:42:33 AM
Well I've got a piece of osage ready to go. 8)  Hope it stays yellar for a while. ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 26, 2006, 09:44:57 AM
Once I start getting a few I can figure it out. The squares were planned to be able to fit 5 across with 1/4 inch for expansion so I dont think I have room for a grid to hold them.  As for dimemberment, we could always use one of these: ;D

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/dismembered.gif)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: crtreedude on April 26, 2006, 10:42:46 AM
Guys, shipping is a piece of cake.

1. Send Tammy and Jeff tickets
2. They come to visit
3. Give them the plaque
4. They put in their luggage
5. They bring it home.

See - simple!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: oldsaw on April 26, 2006, 10:58:22 AM
The only problem with adhesive is that its so permanent.  What happens when someone gets dismemebered.   :D 

I wonder if you couldn't make some sort of display rack.  Nothing fancy.  Kind of using the concept of how the pieces of steel overlap so that your carriage doesn't go off the track when you turn the log.

Put up 2 strips on your building for each row of wood.  Put 2 strips to overlap on the back of each piece and slide into place.  Or some similar type of arrangement.  I used something similar in the wood id display last year.

Ron, a router would banish the offending person in a matter of moments.  Chisel out the remains, and replace it with a new guy.  I would hope I would never hack Jeff off that bad.

Mark
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: OneWithWood on April 26, 2006, 11:14:40 AM
Uh, so, Jeff, uh, could I like get some assurance that my little square will  be mounted well to the left of the majority  :D :D :D :D  ;D

just could not help myself
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom on April 26, 2006, 11:37:44 AM
I had to pick myself up off of the floor, and still haven't gotten the pains in my stomach under control.  Wiping off the monitor screen looks like the next  thing I'll have to do.  Haven't laughed so spontaneously and hard in ages.

Left of the majority!!  You're a real sport.   :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: crtreedude on April 26, 2006, 12:12:35 PM
Between the Racoon and OnewithWood - you just aren't safe Tom.  ::)


Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom on April 26, 2006, 12:40:33 PM
From the scout to the company commander:


"They're to our front and rear, and on both flanks. 
No worries Captain, we've gottem' surrounded "  :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on April 26, 2006, 02:27:38 PM
Tom
That smacks of Pogo humor.   :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 26, 2006, 04:53:44 PM
Uh, so, Jeff, uh, could I like get some assurance that my little square will  be mounted well to the left of the majority  :D :D :D :D  ;D

just could not help myself

Robert, You show up to the pig roast and show me where you want yours and that is where we will put it.  Maybe we could install them so we can have an

Adjust Robert to the Left of the Majority Game (http://www.forestryforum.com/oww.htm)  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on April 26, 2006, 06:44:09 PM
Jeff, ya might wanna try some suspended ceiling track to hold them up.
The stuff I have sitting in front of me is 1" tall and if you have a trim board of 6" or so at each end, the trim board could be unscrewed and the squares just slid in the track.
They are pretty narrow and come in lots of colors.
Could come up with a way to attach them so that they don't have to hang down from the ceiling more then a fraction of an inch or so.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom on April 26, 2006, 06:46:27 PM
That's a good idea, Furby.  Make the bottom visible side even and let the top-side do what it wants.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 26, 2006, 06:48:42 PM
I dont have room for all of that. :-[

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Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom on April 26, 2006, 06:54:42 PM



I'm not going to notice thebear.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on April 26, 2006, 06:57:02 PM
Sure ya do Jeff!
How many squares are in the mail right now ???
Just set new size!!! ;D
Don't make me come up there and make it work for you! ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 26, 2006, 07:56:28 PM
I'm thinkin
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on April 26, 2006, 10:31:26 PM

 Want my old handle or the new one ??? ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: crtreedude on April 26, 2006, 10:34:56 PM
What is your new handle?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on April 26, 2006, 10:39:53 PM

 Don't know, YET. Just figgered I had time to conjure one up.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: crtreedude on April 26, 2006, 10:43:43 PM
Tico Tarzan? Nope, already taken. hmmm.

I think we need to help you out - I am sure all will agree...  ;D

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: CHARLIE on April 27, 2006, 12:38:47 AM
DanG it!  Don't you go changing the size now!  I don't see any reason why the squares can't be permanently attached with glue.  You'll go to all the trouble to make them so you can change them and then you won't have a reason to.  Besides if you start installing runners so you can "slide" them into place, you will be spending a lot more money and then if you did decide to remove one....I have no idea why.....it would be an all day job  'cause you'd have to start sliding them out to get to the one you want to remove and then slide them all back. Stick to your guns and glue 'em up there. It'll look nicer and cleaner too.

You know those Shelving Units that have adjustable shelves?  How often does someone change the height of the shelf once they initially set it.  Never! 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: getoverit on April 27, 2006, 12:49:23 AM
You dont know my wife, Charlie... she changes the furniture and shelves more than I change under... nevermind..
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: sawguy21 on April 27, 2006, 01:09:09 AM
She is probably making sure you don't sneak in without turning the lights on ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: CHARLIE on April 27, 2006, 08:48:57 AM
It's usually best not to create a problem where one does not exist.  In my past life, my job as Systems Analyst was to resolve problems, design and oversee the development and installation of software system solutions.  My experience taught me that in most cases the simplest and least complcated design is the best and most trouble free. To keep things simple and as basic as is needed to accomplish the purpose is sometimes difficult because humans seem to want to complicate most things. A good example is to just look at programs developed and run by the U.S. Government (ie: Elderly drug program and income tax structure). There is definitely a lot of merit in K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple).

With that said, if the blocks were permanently attached with a glob of construction adhesive in the center of the block, selective ones could still be removed if necessary with little effort. A hammer and chisel could take it out in minimal time without disturbing the other blocks and a new block fitted in.  A solid wood ceiling, uninterrupted by a metal grid or screws, would be pleasing to the eye and easy to maintain by periodically applying a finish. Attaching the blocks using construction adhesive would also be the simplest to achieve and the least expensive with the least amount of chance for failure (Metal outside will rust unless painted, paint gets on wood).

 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 27, 2006, 08:54:17 AM
Glue, there is a novel Idea!  I'll use construction adhesive! I'd rather my friends be permanent then easily removable or mix and match. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jim_Wahl on April 27, 2006, 10:42:25 AM
I'll send you one, Jeff. I hope you still have room for it.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 27, 2006, 11:15:20 AM
No such thing as to many.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Texas Ranger on April 27, 2006, 11:36:09 AM
In thinking of positions (of the wood, DanG it) I think I want to be as far right as possible, right next to John Wayne, Amen. 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: IL Bull on April 27, 2006, 02:55:25 PM
There is definitely a lot of merit in K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple).
You forgot the last "s".   Keep it simple stupid,  or was you just being kind? ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: CHARLIE on April 27, 2006, 08:31:38 PM
I really didn't forget the last 'S', I just didn't think it needed to be said and it really didn't apply.   I just don't know anyone that is stupid other than some politicians and tax assessors.

I finally got my block of wood cut and yesterday it was perfectly dead on 5.7500000 inches. I rechecked today and it's 5.7500001 inches.  I'm not sure what to do.  Maybe I'll just send it like it is.

I chose a piece of Magnolia wood that my brother gave me a few years back.  I chose it 'cause Tom sawed it and it's from Florida just like me. ;D  One or two more coats of Spar Varnish and it'll be on it's way. 8) 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Paul_H on April 27, 2006, 08:46:53 PM
Jeff,
I foresaw this back in the Summer of 2004 so I signed a spot on the end of your house. Would you mind marking and cutting out a 5.7500000 inch square,it'll save me a stamp. :P
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 27, 2006, 09:06:48 PM
Paul, you shoulda clued me in before the sun faded the magic marker out. The only thing left out there readable is a 3 foot high ARKY
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Paul_H on April 27, 2006, 09:11:04 PM
Okay,I'll spring for a stamp.Western Red Cedar,Yellow Cedar or Douglas Fir,it's your choice  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 27, 2006, 09:16:29 PM
O.k.  Yes, that one. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on April 27, 2006, 09:18:34 PM
Yeah, but ya gonna be gluing it to OSB. ;D
The sky is falling, the sky is falling! ;) :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Paul_H on April 27, 2006, 09:21:49 PM
You're right Furby! I'll round the corners off of mine so it don't hurt so much when it falls :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 27, 2006, 09:40:05 PM
If I get enough from down under it will counter act the weight as I believe they all have to fall up.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pigman on April 27, 2006, 11:37:58 PM
Charlie, since I cut out my square with a chainsaw, I don't have to be concerned with the all numbers to the right of the decimal point.  I was going to use an ax, but thought the cut would be a little too rough.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: jackpine on April 28, 2006, 07:55:53 AM
If your username also indentifies the wood species is that cheating?

I hope not because then everybody, like me, with an advanced case of c.r.s. will have a least one square they can point to and say "I know what kind of wood that is" :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: crtreedude on April 28, 2006, 09:55:31 AM
I am selecting my wood I think out of something you will have to be a scientist to identify! We recently harvested a tree and had to send samples to the lab of leaves, bark and wood for identification.

They confirmed what Lucía thought it was - and then requested to keep the samples since they didn't have any!

We have about 300 BF of the stuff from a dead tree.  8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Daren on April 28, 2006, 10:18:25 AM
My square is scheduled with some other little things to be picked up Monday, it'll be there Wednesday.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on April 28, 2006, 10:29:09 AM
With EAB in the back of the mind, what will be the criteria for importing 'wood' into central MI? 
Will they need APHIS (Animal Plant Health Inspection Service) clearance through US customs?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 28, 2006, 02:08:25 PM
Out of country stuff might be a good question. If its a finished plaque, I would not think it would be a problem.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: crtreedude on April 28, 2006, 02:10:43 PM
Furniture doesn't need anything from Costa Rica. Not sure about the rest of the world.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: JimBuis on April 29, 2006, 05:45:11 AM
I had trouble finding this thread for some reason.  Anyway.................!

Jeff, which kind of Japanese wood do you want:
(1) Sakura (Prunus serrulata), i.e. ornamental cherry,
(2) Red Keyaki (Zelkova serrata), a highly valued wood in Japan, or
(3) Akagashi (Quercus acuta Thunb), Japanese evergreen oak.

I got these pieces from a friend of mine, Stu Ablett, who is a Canadian woodworker in Shinjuku.  For those of you who may be not fully knowledgeable of Japan geography, Shinjuku is very much in the heart of Tokyo.  Stu had the opportunity of a lifetime when he was given permission to log out a two acre or so privately owned parcel in his neighborhood.  The family who own the property decided it was time to clear off the lot and build on it.  This is like owning two wooded acres in the heart of New York City.  Stu was able to build himself a couple of Alaskan chainsaw mills and milled about 8 trees single handedly.  This was an astonishing feat and resulted in some beautiful wood.  You can read his account of the adventure at his website:

http://ablett.jp/workshop/index.htm

Beautiful wood?  Pictures?  Okay!!  8) 8)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12519/wood.JPG)

The three woods are shown left to right in the same order as above.

Jim
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Ianab on April 29, 2006, 06:01:59 AM
Quote
If I get enough from down under it will counter act the weight as I believe they all have to fall up.

I've found a piece of Macrocarpa cypress salvaged from the firewood pile for ya Jeff   ;)

Make sure you keep the stamps, they are special order ones.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/stamp.jpg)

Cheers

Ian
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 29, 2006, 08:42:34 AM
Jim, and everyone. Whatever you select for the project will great. I want the choice to be yours.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 29, 2006, 08:55:00 AM
Jim, I just spent a bunch of time on that fellows website and bookmarked it so I can go back. Very industrious fellow!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: RSteiner on May 01, 2006, 07:01:04 AM
I'd be pleased to send a piece for your project.

Randy
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 03, 2006, 04:35:29 PM
I got 4 squares so far!  8) One more and I can put the first row across!

Charlie
Daren
IL Bull
Texas Ranger
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Texas Ranger on May 03, 2006, 04:59:24 PM
Whatda they look like, huh,,huh, huh?????!!!!!!!!!! 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 03, 2006, 05:07:40 PM
So far they are about 5¾" square and about an inch thick...  ;D

Whadayyawant a picture or sumpthin? ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: jph on May 03, 2006, 05:18:43 PM
I posted mine today, well actually pusuaded my wife to take it into the Post Office. It should be half way over the ocean by now!
John smiley_British_jack smiley_British_jack
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: dancan on May 03, 2006, 07:19:06 PM
i'll send you a piece from nova scotia after i contact customs to see what hoops i have to jump
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Daren on May 03, 2006, 10:24:24 PM
I don't want to make this a competition or anything, but it looks like Illinois is leading the pack. (big time)


 Don't see why not. Surely, somebody on the forum is in the wood business  ::) ::) ::)

I will throw down the gauntlet, if you enjoy/learn from the FF just get a chunk and join in. I bet Illinois whips the rest of the lower 48.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pigman on May 03, 2006, 10:39:44 PM
I planted a walnut seed today.  8) How long will it take to grow a tree big enough to get a 5.75in board out of it without gluing up boards? :P  Then I will have to dry it. Trees grow fast between the rocks here, so  Jeff should have my board before the weekend. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DanG on May 03, 2006, 11:05:39 PM
Well, I got out a board and runned it through the planer and found a spot that looks really cool, so I cut out a 3ft section so I'd have something to push through the planer some more but I had to set out some tomato plants that my uncle gave me because he's coming here this weekend and would be upset if they weren't planted so I had to fix the mower so I could clean up a little place in the garden to put them and get the rotor tiller started and try to find some compost, which has become a rare commodity since the local dealer got out of it, so I called the mushroom farm and talked with them about the sorry state of affairs in this area where the second largest mushroom farm is and you can't even buy any compost and he has just about convinced me to be a dealer for him but that is down the road a piece, so I scooped up some 40 year old mule poop from the barn and planted the DanG tomatoes and went out to saw some lumber, which was going well until the engine started puking oil all over the place coming from the front or rear seal, whichever you prefer because nobody knows which end of the Volkswagen engine is the front anyway so I pulled the engine off the mill and started taking it apart and waiting for the customer to bring some logs but he never showed up so I drank some beer.  My chunk of wood should be there by Christmas if nothing else happens.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: getoverit on May 03, 2006, 11:12:01 PM
DanG !  That's gotta be the longest sentence I have read in a looooooong time ;D

I'm still trying to decide if I wanna send a pretty piece of wood, wood from my first log, or something totally differnt..... I'll make up my mind soon.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Blake22 on May 04, 2006, 02:05:23 AM
DanG I been thinkin bout what you said and I think that B.S. you were puttin out will work real good for that compost business you were talkin about opening up for that mushroom farm that can't find any in an area that I'm sure if they looked around some would show up somewhere and if they had to they could get some out of your mule barn that has the leakin vw motor tore down to put a seal in the front or back everwhich one is spewin oil on the spot you set aside for that feller to unload his logs on that is now coverd in empty miller highwalkie bottles, no cans, so you just as well hitch you a ride up the river and tell us how gooda vittles Jack Wingate had for lunch since you ain't gonna get anything done anyway.

Don't rub it in if they got chicken-n-dumplins.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 04, 2006, 09:49:24 PM
First 5!    I'm not telling whose is not quite like the others... :D


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/member_blocks.jpg)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pasbuild on May 04, 2006, 10:18:49 PM
Number 6 is on its way ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pigman on May 04, 2006, 10:22:17 PM
Charlie's is larger. :o  He must have used a one of those cheap  measuring tapes. Maybe just an optical delusion since his is in front. ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Daren on May 05, 2006, 09:23:09 AM
Mine is kinda over there by itself  ::), I sure hope I read my tape measure right  eh?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 05, 2006, 09:25:13 AM
They are all great.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Texas Ranger on May 05, 2006, 09:50:03 AM
One us from TEXAS
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: CHARLIE on May 05, 2006, 11:52:29 AM
Pigman......and this is the honest truth.......you can trust me....... ::)
Before I even started cutting my piece of wood, I sent my tape measure to the U.S. Government Department of Weights and Measures to get it calibrated to the nearest .00000001 of an inch and certified.  Then I had the wood put into a vacuum chamber and impregnated with resin so it would never be affected by humidity or lack thereof.  I then washed the saw blade so that pitch would not alter the measurement any and then spent 2 hours measureing the distance between the blade and fence to assure it was exactly 5 3/4 inches.  It might be off .00000001 though. ;D 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 05, 2006, 01:26:12 PM
Got another today from Pappy. Wow, shes's a fancy one!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on May 05, 2006, 01:43:38 PM
Tis in the mail as of 11:05 am today.  Tried to wrap it so it would arrive in one piece.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: CHARLIE on May 05, 2006, 06:43:31 PM
That makes 2 from Wisconsin!  8)  That ties up with Illinois!  Woooooooo wooooo!!! ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 05, 2006, 06:47:38 PM
CHARLIE, I have only received one from Wisconsin so far... ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: EZ on May 05, 2006, 08:45:11 PM
Mrs. EZ sent off one from Ohio today at 1:00, priority mail.  You should have it Monday.
EZ
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: UNCLEBUCK on May 05, 2006, 10:15:54 PM
Sending mine on monday Jeff . I used a outside micrometer  ;D 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pigman on May 05, 2006, 10:41:16 PM
Got another today from Pappy. Wow, shes's a fancy one!
You did not use that term on any of the first five. >:( ;D  All you said about them was that one was different. ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 05, 2006, 10:53:51 PM
Sorry Pigman,  I'll retract my comment. I'll post a picture and see what you guys think.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 05, 2006, 11:00:02 PM
Your's was downright Handsome Bob just had this funny smell to it...  :D


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/pappy_birdseye_block.jpg)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pigman on May 05, 2006, 11:20:59 PM
You were right Jeff, Pappy's sure is fancy. 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Bro. Noble on May 05, 2006, 11:31:55 PM
I'm waiting for inspiration ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 05, 2006, 11:46:28 PM
So, is that like hearing a cow fart or sumpthin Noble?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Don P on May 06, 2006, 01:10:47 AM
I've lost track of whether anyone mentioned it. something like 4 dabs of whatever adhesive on the corners and a dab of hot glue in the middle, then holding it up there for a few seconds would prolly do the trick. I can't remember how thick y'all ended up with, I'll send 8/4 that'll let you finish sand it down the last little bit.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on May 06, 2006, 05:19:07 AM
Gee, Pappy's sure is GLORIOUS.

And I LOVE birdseye timber, all those little knotties in it are just gorgeous.

Well done.

I'm enjoying seeing them all, can't wait to see the lot of them.

Jeff, maybe we could have a 'gallery' similar to the Christmas gallery with shots of everyone's so we can all keep up with them???

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: woodhick on May 06, 2006, 08:55:29 AM
Hey, I haven't been here for a while just caught this thread.  Sounds like a great idea, count me in.  I will get one out Monday. ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pasbuild on May 06, 2006, 10:35:35 PM
I'll have ta send ya another piece so ya don't have any duplicates Jeff, the one I sent is the same flavor as Pappy's.
Hold off on the glue untill I dig up another flavor.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 06, 2006, 10:39:55 PM
That one is fine pasbuild! I have a heck of a lot of room to cover and the 6 that I have so far is only a spec of it. I expect to get lots of duplicate species which is fine. Its the fact that they have the members names on them that make them special. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: breederman on May 07, 2006, 05:40:51 PM
Got mine cut out,  but gotta go eat and get ready for my trip down Route 81 to VA. tomarrow. Should have it ready to mail by the end of the week.  Can I just put a stamp on it or do I got to box it up? ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Bro. Noble on May 08, 2006, 02:20:01 PM
I got mine cut out too 8)

It's an old scrap of shortleaf pine with nails in it :D :D :D

It's not square,  or rectangular,  or even a parallogram :(

I wish my little buddy Will was here to help me measure-----I'll bet you could find some place on it that measures 5 3/4" ;D

Now if I can get my wife to mail it for me,  I'll be rid of it ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 09, 2006, 10:35:54 PM
Brother Noble has understated his Chunk O' Wood. Its pretty special and I am sure proud to be getting it. My chunk of wood is from one of the stair steps of the Old Alsup Cabin.

First a note from Noble, then more about the Old Alsup Cabin

You probably don't want it anyway.  I didn't saw it myself-----I don't know who did :-\

It's old and ugly yellow pine.

Do all the edges need to be square?  Some feller (Moses Lock Alsup) and his kids tromped all over this piece of wood and rounded off one of the edges,  I can saw it off if you want.

I read a book on the 'Baldknobbers' once.  They were an infamous gang of vigalentes that terrorized south central Mo. after the Civil war.  The book gave the baldknobber membership in all the area counties.  When it came to Douglas and Ozark Counties the book noted that there were no Baldknobbers there because they had the Alsups :D :D  They were talking about Moses Lock and his boys ;D

Douglas County is also called 'Booger County'  Cause there was a sayuing locally that if you don't behave,  the Boogers will get you.  They were refering to Moses Lock Alsup and his boys ;)

Captin Alsup and his boys raised and raced horses and the family is credited with starting the Quarter horse breed.

The Alsups were local heros during the Civil war,  and saved the bacon several times.  Their reputation was somewhat tarnished after the war when they got into politics ;)  There was a two party system----the Alsups and Anti Alsups.  The Alsups finally lost as Moses Died and the Boys all got killed off :(  My Great Great Grandad Tom Alsup was one of the boys.  He was shot in the back on election day in 1884.

The chunk of wood is from the staircase of Moses Locks cabin that was built back on the site of his original one that was burned during a raid during the war.

If you want this old scrap then send me your address and let me know if you want all four edges square or if you want the rounded edge left on.


The Old Alsup Cabin
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Thomas Alsup

Another fight with a band of Rebels happened just north of where Coldspring now is. It was in the summer of 1864. This story was related by three eyewitnesses, John Lock Alsup, age 9, Liza Alsup and Martha Alsup, grown young women. On this day about 20 of Alsup’s men were camped at a spring about a mile northwest of where Lock Alsup lived, and where several of the Alsup women were staying with their children. Lock was just leaving home one day at about 10:00 a. m., when he saw coming toward his place a whole road full of Rebel soldiers. He started at once at full speed to where his men were camped. The Rebel band, about 20 men, rode up to the house and some dismounted and went in. The women folk told them to get out and leave or they would be killed, but they paid little attention to them and proceeded to plunder the house. After eating everything that was cooked and getting all the supplies they wanted they set fire to the house.

They permitted John Lock to take his one-year-old brother Shelt, and two sisters, Polly Ann and Patsy, out into the road and as the women would carry out bedding and other things the men would take them and toss them back into the fire. Aunt Liza stated that she thought her father and the men would never come, but suddenly she looked up the hollow and the whole field was blue with men coming at full speed. Her father, Capt. Lock Alsup, was riding about in the center of the skirmish line; her brother Tom was riding his favorite horse “Big Jim”, a second-class racehorse, and she had to laugh at big Henry Collins riding his mule “that always ran crooked”.

On they came, and the Rebels seeing they had better get, started running for their horses, and some fired their muskets at the Union men as they started to run away, but none of their fire seemed to hit. As the Douglas county boys swept past the burning house, with Tom Alsup a little in the lead, she said she saw the fire from his old Navy pistol and saw one of the Rebels reel in his saddle, but on they went. Two or three of the men stopped to help with the fire but the house was destroyed. Later when all was quiet they heard someone calling for help just around the hill, and the two girls, Liza and Martha Alsup, went to see who it was, and after being told he would not hurt them they went to where a young man lay dying. He told them where his mother lived in Arkansas and they later wrote the mother.

Curry, J. E. (1957). A Reminiscent History of Douglas County, Missouri 1857-1957, Douglas County Herald, p. 158-159.
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Post by: Tom on May 09, 2006, 11:11:48 PM
That's got to be a special square.   You're alright Noble.  So......  Your Great Great Grandaddy walked on that piece of wood, eh?  Have you put your foot on it yet.?  :)
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Post by: Bro. Noble on May 09, 2006, 11:23:42 PM
The front steps of our new house are from the old cabin (I assume they were from the original one that burned)  and our fireplace mantle is from one of the floor joists.  I walk on those steps quite often :D :D   My GGGrandad was the one in the picture.  It was his Dad's cabin ;)  The toddler in the story (Shelt) was my Dad's Grandad.
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Post by: sawguy21 on May 09, 2006, 11:30:27 PM
Bro, that is quite a story. Fascinating history. 8)
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Post by: Brad_S. on May 10, 2006, 10:53:05 PM
I hope to participate, Jeff, but at the rate I'm going it will be a while yet.
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Post by: Jeff on May 10, 2006, 11:44:29 PM
No problem, I figure this will be long term. :D   I have 10 so far. I figure I need between 150 to 200 to cover. I never measured the long way so dont know for sure. So, It may be a long time. :)
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Post by: Corley5 on May 10, 2006, 11:58:36 PM
Great story Bro Noble!!!  Family history is great!!  My GG Grandfather was Henry Collins.  He came to Wolverine from Devonshire England.  Maybe we're related ;)
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Post by: UNCLEBUCK on May 11, 2006, 12:01:53 AM
Yep that is very interesting to read this .
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Post by: Corley5 on May 11, 2006, 12:05:21 AM
OK so it doesn't say if Henry was your relative but maybe he's one of mine  ;) ;D :D :)
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Post by: Bro. Noble on May 11, 2006, 06:10:24 AM
Greg,  come down sometime and I'll point out where some of your cousins live ;)  Well, I probably wouldn't have to point them out.  Like you,  a lot of them like to collect old iron.  They collect old cars and trucks, however ,  and display them in their fromt yard where their hounds can also use them for shelter :D :D
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Post by: getoverit on May 11, 2006, 10:02:47 AM
you *might* be a .......   :)
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Post by: Corley5 on May 11, 2006, 11:59:38 AM
 8) 8)  I'd feel right at home  ;) ;D
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Post by: DanG on May 11, 2006, 12:22:11 PM
This is getting interestinger and interestinger.  My Great-Great-Grandpop was Dawson(Dawse) Collins.  Maybe we is all kinfolk. ::)
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Post by: Corley5 on May 11, 2006, 12:37:55 PM
 ;D 8)
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Post by: Texas Ranger on May 11, 2006, 12:43:02 PM
DanG forum  is getting inbred.   :o
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Post by: DanG on May 11, 2006, 12:54:44 PM
Hmmm. ???  Crooked running mule?  Dogs laying about under old cars?  Shore sounds like they could be kin to me. :-\
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Post by: Corley5 on May 11, 2006, 12:58:13 PM
No crooked running mules here but substitute the old cars for tractors and other farm equipment and it's pretty close  ;D
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Post by: stumpy on May 11, 2006, 04:28:20 PM
Sent mine out yesterday
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Post by: Texas Ranger on May 11, 2006, 05:20:20 PM
Do that mean you sent two?  Course, could be Jeff may need a couple from each of us, just to finish his cabin.  Wonder he aint asked for 4 x2's and roofing material. ;D
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Post by: stumpy on May 11, 2006, 06:59:25 PM
I musta stuttered when I hit enterjavascript:void(0);
Kiss me you fool!
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Post by: stumpy on May 11, 2006, 07:02:07 PM
Now before youall start jokin about the end of my sentance, I was trying to add one of them faces. It was the first time and I guess I should read the instructions.
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Post by: Tom on May 11, 2006, 07:11:08 PM
All you have to do is put your cursor on "one of them faces" and click it.  The face will appear,in code, where your cursor ws placed in the update window.  When the message is posted, it will turn into a smiley.
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Post by: ohsoloco on May 11, 2006, 07:45:42 PM
Who are you calling a fool, Stumpy  ???  :D  Would you believe I just found this thread  ::)  It's time to look for a nice chunk of wood to put in the mail  :)
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Post by: woodbowl on May 11, 2006, 09:24:35 PM
Greg, I'm afraid I may be distant related as well. My cousins, X wifes, brothern' laws, step son's, neighbor had a half sister that bagged groceries at the Piggly Wiggly for a ladys maid, that married a collins one time. No use tryin' to hide it. It's a small world ain't it.  :-\
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Post by: Corley5 on May 11, 2006, 09:32:39 PM
Small world ain't it ???  ;D ;) :)
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Post by: stumpy on May 11, 2006, 11:39:54 PM
It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it!
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Post by: Don_Papenburg on May 12, 2006, 07:55:19 AM
I have my chunkOwood in the file cabinet drying now.  Nicest looking chunk of ply wood I could find.

 I just found out that I am not related to my relatives  ;D So none of you are related to me then  :)
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Post by: sawguy21 on May 12, 2006, 08:33:48 AM
I can't relate to some of my relatives either. They just are not worth dealing with. ;D
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Post by: Jim_Wahl on May 12, 2006, 11:23:25 AM
Can someone point me to the address these are supposed to go to?
(Sorry if it has already been mentioned.)
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Post by: RichlandSawyer on May 12, 2006, 01:25:07 PM
Jim Wahl,

  Are you the fisheries biologist Jim Wahl?
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Post by: beenthere on May 12, 2006, 01:43:01 PM
Jim
PM Jeff B or an admin, and he (they) will PM an address to you. I think he prefers that method.

See reply #18 from Jeff B
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Post by: CHARLIE on May 12, 2006, 03:15:39 PM
It's easy to find out where to send your block of wood.  Go to yahoo.com and click on People Search or go to msn.com and click on white pages.  Then search for Jeff Brokaw in Harrison, Michigan.  You'll get his mailing address. :)
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Post by: Part_Timer on May 12, 2006, 07:16:01 PM
Mine just got the last coat of finish and will go out Monday


Tom
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Post by: beenthere on May 12, 2006, 08:41:06 PM
Ohh Nooo. We's sposed to finish them?
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Post by: woodbowl on May 12, 2006, 09:50:09 PM
A finish??  ........... Send it back Jeff, I forgot to put a finish on it.  ;D
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Post by: pigman on May 12, 2006, 09:53:09 PM
Part_Timer is just trying to show off by putting a finish on his block. ::)
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Post by: Don_Papenburg on May 12, 2006, 10:28:41 PM
So we ain't ta post to finnish them ?  Now it will take longer for mine to get there . I have to wait for the finnish to cure so I can sand it off.  :-\
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Post by: ohsoloco on May 12, 2006, 10:29:51 PM
I found a really cool piece of curly cherry to cut my block out of.  It's too small to make anything out of, and it may just be missing a small corner or two when it's cut to size  :-\
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Post by: wiam on May 12, 2006, 10:58:24 PM
Captain found mine in a spaulted maple log in Essex today.

Will
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Post by: Part_Timer on May 12, 2006, 10:59:11 PM
Hay I'll earn my bonus points any way I want.  ;) ;) :D :D

Actually I wrote to Jeff and asked if they needed finished and he said that I could do it or sent it out and he'd do it.


Boy what a rough crowd ::) :D :D

Tom




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Post by: CHARLIE on May 13, 2006, 11:05:40 AM
I finished my block of wood to maintain the integrity of the 5.7500000001 inch measurement. I didn't want any humidity changes to affect it.   ;D  I didn't varnish the back though. I applied some Titebond III mixed 50/50 with water.   
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Post by: Engineer on May 13, 2006, 01:29:29 PM
Does using something that USED to be wood count?   ???

I was thinking of a nice square of charcoal.....

or some painted MDF......

 ;) :D :D ;D
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Post by: Burlkraft on May 13, 2006, 03:03:34 PM
Charlie,
Aren't you worried about "finish creep" using TBIII ??? ??? ??? :D :D :D
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Post by: Bro. Noble on May 13, 2006, 04:46:53 PM
Charlie,
Aren't you worried about "finish creep"

I don't know about Charlie,  but I think those Finnish creeps worry Paul_H a little :o :o
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Post by: KiwiCharlie on May 13, 2006, 05:03:43 PM
Hey CHARLIE,
I spent 16 hours sanding mine with 320grit to get to the right thickness...  assuming 1 inch is actually 25.4mm.  Im putting finish on it now, but I hope that dont take me back oversize again, as my arms ready to fall off as it is!  :D ;)
Also I managed to find the hardest peice of wood around, and need some engineers letter punches to write anything on it!  Anybody out there help me?, I need a k, an i, a w, another i......  ;D
Cheers
Charlie.
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Post by: Don_Papenburg on May 14, 2006, 12:10:57 AM
Just use a center punch and make it look like a dot matrix printer ;D
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Post by: KiwiCharlie on May 14, 2006, 12:55:37 AM
Hi Don,
Good thinking! Unfortunately, finnesse is not one of my middle names!  Im currently ((fingers crossed, not)) destroying it with a small chisel!!  :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Cheers
Charlie.
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Post by: asy on May 14, 2006, 07:34:27 AM
Um,

Inquiring minds want to know...

Part-Timer and KiwiCharlie... 

I hope neither of you are sending the little pieces of wood in your avatars :D

asy :D
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Post by: Paul_H on May 14, 2006, 10:40:13 PM

I don't know about Charlie,  but I think those Finnish creeps worry Paul_H a little :o :o

My old father in law was a French Canadian that had a old freind named Esko,a Finn and they both had strong accents and I used to laugh like crazy when they would imitate one another  :D

Top notch old hard rock miners,both of em. :)
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Post by: Frank_Pender on May 14, 2006, 11:27:42 PM
I sent mine several weeks back in the form of 80 pounds.   :D
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Post by: Part_Timer on May 15, 2006, 01:03:56 PM
Asy

I'd send mine but Ii pulled the weight off to soon and it curled like a sheet of paper and cracked out.  I'm going to salvage what I can this summer and burn the rest in the wood burner this winter.
Live and learn


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Post by: Jim_Wahl on May 15, 2006, 02:55:02 PM
Ok, I have it now. Thanks! I just thought there might have been some special address for all these plaques.
No, I am not the Jim Wahl with the DNR, but I do know him, kind of. We used to get each others mail here
at Iowa State University back in the late '70's-early '80's. I called him on the phone one time when I first
discovered the problem to explain that "he was not alone", and he hung up on me! I think he thought I was
trying to play a practical joke on him, or something. He figured it all out himself, shortly after that, though.
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Post by: pasbuild on May 18, 2006, 09:03:33 PM
How many ya got now boss??????
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Post by: Jeff on May 18, 2006, 09:58:16 PM
15. But two are from you!  :D   I'm somewhere around 10% of what we need to cover that first area, but I'll find places for any of them that I can get folks to send.  I hope I get more star t coming in. :)
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Post by: Fla._Deadheader on May 18, 2006, 10:02:25 PM

 Yer gonna hafta carry mine back with ya.  :o :D :D
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Post by: Jeff on May 19, 2006, 11:22:20 AM
Well, I found a solution to easily attaching the blocks to the ceiling and yet I can still take them down if I want to rearrange them.  Tammy gave me a small sample from the bus garage to try and it really works. Now I just need to go get some from the auto supply up town that stocks if for the bus garage.

Industrial strength velcro with industrial strength peel and stick backings. 8)
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Post by: Texas Ranger on May 19, 2006, 12:03:03 PM
Hmm, suspended ceiling tile channels would seem to work as well.
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Post by: Jeff on May 19, 2006, 12:10:19 PM
I dont want that look. I want solid wood.  Besides this no work. Peel stick peel stick. ;D  I have the inability to work above my head due to the shoulders so this is a good solution.
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Post by: ksu_chainsaw on May 19, 2006, 01:13:15 PM
I just pulled my block out of the laser  ;D  I will finish it here at work, and mail it out before memorial day.  Here is another idea to hang them if the velcro doesnt work- take a keyhole bit for the router and make 2 slides in the back of the wood.  then just put up 2 screws per block and slide the blocks on.

Charles
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Post by: Jeff on May 19, 2006, 01:23:11 PM
Charles, so far the velcro looks like it is working, but time will tell. Anybody remember the story of Chicken Little? ;D

I think if the velcro fails to hold up, I will simply drill a small hole in the center of each block and use a small head brass woodscrew to make sure they stay.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/member_squares_2.jpg)


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/member_squares_1.jpg)
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Post by: Tom on May 19, 2006, 04:01:15 PM




wow!  Some of them in the bottom of the picture look like OSB.
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Post by: Jeff on May 19, 2006, 05:09:56 PM
Those are mine. :)
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Post by: Jeff on May 19, 2006, 05:55:33 PM
Well,


It didn't work. :-\
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Post by: Fla._Deadheader on May 19, 2006, 06:09:59 PM

 Staple that Velcro fast  ::) ::) ::)
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Post by: Daren on May 19, 2006, 08:46:29 PM
I'm with Harold, adhesive will give out that is the weak link. You need mechanical fastening, drive some carpet tacks into the velcro on the block and ring shanks into the OSB velcro. Or just rethink the whole thing and tile the porch floor with the pieces, and make gravity work for you instead of against you  :D.
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Post by: Tom on May 19, 2006, 10:05:34 PM
One of his problems is that the tiles have been written on Front, Back and edges.  Glued with no way to take them down will hide forever the personal remarks, wood Id and name of the submitter.  Something he didn't forsee happening, but it did.
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Post by: Bro. Noble on May 19, 2006, 10:57:33 PM
And speaking of writing,  did you notice that I'm the onliest one that didn't write down side up on the block I sent ::)
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Post by: beenthere on May 19, 2006, 11:12:42 PM
Seemed it was clear that only one face would be showing. Those who wrote on the edges can submit a second tile so's the Boss can put 'em in place. Easy fix.  ??? ::) :)
Bro Noble can fix his right side up too, or did he mail it via NZ ???
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Post by: Texas Ranger on May 19, 2006, 11:15:05 PM
Maybe  it is, ah, retentiveness that makes me say again, suspended ceiling runners, then all the blocks are flat, uniform, neat, presented, and get somebody at the piggy roast to put them up, then install the squares.  Just slip in and slide together.
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Post by: CHARLIE on May 19, 2006, 11:17:53 PM
Glue 'em up there!  So what if there is writing on the back and the edges. That is for the people to read that tear the building down 200 years from now.  Once you put them up there.....no matter what means you use......ain't nobody gonna pull 'em down just to read what's on the sides and back anyhow.

Here's an idea for people with bad shoulders.  Take some more wafer board and glue the blocks onto it using construction adhesive.....or......run a screw through the wafer board from the backside into the blocks.  Then flip it over, raise it up into place and fasten it up on the ceiling using screws.  Leave a few blocks out so you can screw it up there and then glue those blocks into place.
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Post by: KiwiCharlie on May 19, 2006, 11:28:47 PM
Mines taking a little longer than I had hoped, but it will make it out of here soon!
Asy, I just shaved a sliver off the edge!  Postage was the decider!
Charlie.
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Post by: Radar67 on May 20, 2006, 12:45:35 AM
How about using screws and finish washers in each of the corners? The screws would provide a small space for the wood to expand and contract and changing the blocks out would be easy. The washers would create a lip to hold the wood in place, and it would even out the blocks just like the suspended ceiling grid without covering the writing.

Stew
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Post by: Burlkraft on May 20, 2006, 07:19:33 AM
Get out the Paslode and nail 'em up there with finish nails. You won't see the head and when ya want to see the other side just pry 'em down :D :D :D
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Post by: Engineer on May 20, 2006, 08:57:45 AM
A single stainless steel trim-head screw in each block.
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Post by: doublecut on May 20, 2006, 10:50:35 AM
Do you want some wood that is narive to our own area jeff. Sorry if you answered this already didn't go through the whole topic .
doublecut
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Post by: Jeff on May 20, 2006, 11:13:02 AM
whatever you would like to send Lindsay! Native, or what ever you get your hands on. 5¾" by 5¾"  by an inch thick.  with your name on it!

Folks there are some great comments written on some of the blocks and I sure wish they were all on the front. I hate to cover them up. :-\
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Post by: Radar67 on May 20, 2006, 11:22:44 AM
Take pictures of the back before you hang them and put them in an album.

Stew
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Post by: Furby on May 20, 2006, 12:27:09 PM
Had some mechanical failure so it's gonna be a bit before ya get mine. :-\
It IS coming though!!! ;D
Maybe by roast time....... I hope! ::)
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Post by: mike_van on May 20, 2006, 02:37:00 PM
Just my 2 cents Jeff - If you took a staple gun, staple the Velcro to the osb, and the other half to the block, would it stay? We used to use 1x2 strips to hold a helmet light on a hard hat, worked great, whatever stickum was on the velcro, put onto plastic, it won't come off.  On the wood though, I could see it letting go.
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Post by: Jeff on May 20, 2006, 02:51:40 PM
Mike, thats what we just tried and it seems to be holding well.  The stickum holds fast on a smooth surface. Some of the blocks you cant get it off. The osb was the problem.  I have part of them put back up. Just got your in the mail! ;D
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Post by: Larry on May 20, 2006, 04:38:58 PM
Just in from my testing and research facility. ;D 1-3/8" Duck brand two sided carpet tape will work.  I put a strip across a hardwood block and stuff it to the rough side of OSB.  Let it set for two minutes and could barely pull it back off.  Two strips and I might not have been able to remove it bare handed.

I use it to stick hardwood to plywood patterns when I cut out my piggy banks, and piggy cutting boards, on the router table.  Seems like if it sits overnight it gets even tougher to pry apart.
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Post by: Texas Ranger on May 20, 2006, 05:23:18 PM
I know I have already sent a Texas wood, but, how about a pecan block, the State Tree of Texas? 8)
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Post by: Jeff on May 20, 2006, 06:20:33 PM
I'm getting quite an assortment. Even a biblical species we has a thread about earlier in the month. 8)
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Post by: pigman on May 20, 2006, 10:57:11 PM

Folks there are some great comments written on some of the blocks and I sure wish they were all on the front. I hate to cover them up. :-\
Thank you Jeff. 8) I wrote all the wisdom I have acquired in my whole life on the back of my block. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: iain on May 21, 2006, 02:29:45 AM
Jeff did you seal the OSB?

And why do YOU have to do all the hard work around the house?

iain

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Post by: Danny_S on May 21, 2006, 02:16:16 PM
I dont have a stinkin thing to work with wood with.  Gonna have to go buy a small chunk of something at the local mill or something. I can sure cut the heck out of a chunk of steel though...  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Don_Papenburg on May 21, 2006, 10:18:29 PM
Send him some  ironwood then  .  Actualy metal working tools will do a good job on wood.
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Post by: highpockets on May 22, 2006, 06:14:53 AM
Jeff, me and old Sandman2234 finally got ours done while he was here last week.  Knowing him, he'll have them in the mail shortly.   I am not sure about 5.750000000000 but they are close.
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Post by: asy on May 22, 2006, 07:30:25 AM
Hey Jeff,

How's about a gallery, like we had at Christmas???

Put all the blocks up as they arrive so we can see them all :D

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Danny_S on May 22, 2006, 09:41:51 AM
Send him some  ironwood then  .  Actualy metal working tools will do a good job on wood.

I'm not sure how pretty a chunk of wood would turn out on the plasma cutter.. :D  it does kindof cut it but just really badly. I might see if I can cut out my name on it and embed it on a peice of wood.. that would be kinda cool... 5.75.... hmmm I think I can do it.
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Post by: Jeff on May 23, 2006, 11:14:14 PM
I got me another Christmas Package today. Well, it seems like Christmas only a while lot better!  Christmas means new underwear and new socks a flannel shirt and a pair of blue jeans. 

Today  I got a maple block from dewwood! Dewie, it don't make good underwear but it sure fits nicely with the rest of the blocks.   ;D  So far I have 17. Only about 150 to go!  Can we do it?  I dunno. We might have to gang up on some of the procrastinators! smiley_whip
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: ohsoloco on May 24, 2006, 08:01:01 PM
What's the deadline?  This will be like college...I always waited until the last second to get anything done  :D
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Post by: Jeff on May 24, 2006, 09:25:16 PM
ohsoloco, if you need one I can set a personal one for you.   ;D   Two weeks from the day after yesterday. Howzdat? :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: dewwood on May 25, 2006, 08:23:04 PM
Jeff,

Glad to hear your Christmas present arrived safely. :)

Dewey
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 26, 2006, 01:17:37 PM
Ya just had to know that this is what this guy was going to send me... :D

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/wenrich_block.jpg)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: IL Bull on May 26, 2006, 05:28:23 PM
Is that insulator wood? :o  I've heard of that. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: KiwiCharlie on May 26, 2006, 05:50:36 PM
Jeff,
Ok, mine is in the mail this morning.  Let me know in "11-22 days"  :o :D when you get it!
Charlie.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Radar67 on May 28, 2006, 01:33:53 AM
Jeff, got mine packaged up this evening. It will go in the mail on Tuesday Morning. Oh, this box may need to be retired soon, it's approaching 3000 miles traveled  ;D ;D. You don't have to worry about the nasty Vicks smell anymore though, I think I got that taken care of with this block.  ;)

Stew
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 28, 2006, 12:00:48 PM
I'm going to have to come up with an excuse to mail that box out to someone when I get it. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Patty on May 28, 2006, 12:38:59 PM
Say Jeff, I just had an idea....brilliant one at that, I must admit,  ;D,   would you care if I sent a chunk of the old barn up to you? I think we have several photos around the forum with it still standing.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Norm on May 28, 2006, 12:50:27 PM
You'd better hurry. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Radar67 on May 28, 2006, 01:28:27 PM
Jeff, it might be fun to see how far this box can go, so far it's been from Indianapolis, IN to woodbowl in Florida, then to you in Michigan, to me in MS, and back to you in Michigan.  8)

Stew
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 28, 2006, 02:45:44 PM
That wood be great Patty!  Norm's gotta come up with his own idear now. :D   Please right on it where it came from as well so folks can read it when they look up? :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on May 28, 2006, 08:56:51 PM
Jeff!

Send the box to me!

PO Box 2063
Salisbury East
Queensland 4107.

That'll give it a few miles, then I'll have to find an excuse to send it back to another FF member!!!

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 28, 2006, 08:57:57 PM
O.K. I will!  What do you want me to put in it?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Radar67 on May 28, 2006, 09:34:25 PM
It would be inexpensive to send air  :D :D

Stew
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: woodbowl on May 28, 2006, 09:58:52 PM
I'm trying to remember what kind of sawmill parts I ordered and were in the box when I first recieved it. The box is originally from Woodmizer and just the right size to put a 5 3/4" X 5 3/4" piece of wood with a little room left over for another item. ... Oh, I had ordered a couple of brush kits for my feed motor.

Jeff, be sure to send her a sample of the mystery wood.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Texas Ranger on May 29, 2006, 12:38:23 PM
Asy, you may want to find out if is the box I sent  Jeff the cow plop plaque in. 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Radar67 on May 29, 2006, 01:00:52 PM
Jeff, once the box makes it back to you, it will have traveled 3867 miles.

Stew
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: KiwiCharlie on May 30, 2006, 02:07:23 AM
Hey asy,
If you do get the box, send it on to me, as its almost time for me to send some more things up to Tom in Fla.  That'll add some good miles to it!!
DanG it I already sent my block - coulda used the box!
Charlie.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Don_Papenburg on May 31, 2006, 09:26:10 PM
Where do we address  the  parcals too?  I have thye duct tape wraped around my plywood and it is ready to send.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on May 31, 2006, 10:47:45 PM
I think ya gotta PM da Boss for the address.

Can't wait to see them all.

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 31, 2006, 11:20:30 PM
I hung two more tonight.  I got one from Dutchman and I also hung Ron Wenrich's, needed a screw for that one.  That makes 19. I need a lot more!!!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Texas Ranger on May 31, 2006, 11:41:40 PM
One more on the way, boss.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DanG on May 31, 2006, 11:45:30 PM
I'll send mine as soon as I can find a box. ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom on May 31, 2006, 11:47:13 PM
I'll send one sometime, soon as I can get a round toit.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: CHARLIE on June 01, 2006, 12:08:25 AM
DanG it Tom! You never could spell good. It's called "arountewit", but I ain't sure what they look like cause I ain't never got arountewit. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom on June 01, 2006, 12:12:50 AM
I've given plenty away, but never used one myself.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: KiwiCharlie on June 01, 2006, 02:51:30 AM
No, its called an aroundtuit!  I got given one once but misplaced it before I could use it!  :D ;)  See -
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10039/TUIT.gif)

Charlie.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Texas Ranger on June 01, 2006, 03:46:40 PM
Ya know, I been thinkin (too many rain days does that to foresters, makes us think).  Most wood is about, oh, 20 pounds to the cubic foot, so a one by twelve by twelve would weight around a little over a pound,  I know species difference, but this is just thinkin. A quarter of that would weigh, well, a little over a quarter of a pound.   Jeff said he needed about 250 to do the ceiling tiles.  So there is better than 60 pounds up there.  And think about tiles like that up yonder over head, put up by Jeff, bad shoulder an all.  Last I heard, it would be held up with velcro. 

So, yer sittin on the veranda, under the tiles, and ya hear a zipper, or velcro, sound.  Be worse than a hail storm.

Oh, and my boards cost about $4.00 to send, so Jeff has got about @40 a squar foot in wood.  When the insurance man comes around on the suit for damages from that wood hail storm, is he gonna get compensated for the $20 a square foot?  Is the insurance man gonna come after the manufacturers of the tiles?  Do I need to increase my umbrella liability?  Is there really milk in the milkyway?

Think I'm getting a head ache.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 01, 2006, 03:50:07 PM
You need a nap and a glass of warm milk before you todder off to shuffle board evening at the center dontcha. ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom on June 01, 2006, 04:01:11 PM
what'cha talkin' 'bout, Jeff?    This is important stuff.  I've had to put pencil to paper and do some serious cipherin' and I figger that that (double word)ceiling is gonna be worth more than $20 a square foot.  Antique ceramics are valuable.  I'm sure that Don meant  "a little over a pound" per board foot.  That must be dry white pine.  Green Syp is 6 to 8 lbs to the Bf. 

I haven't gotten to the milk in the milky way yet.  But, Don, I'm working on a Cream of the Crop and haven't found much of a way to measure it yet.  Everybody I talk to has made reference to it.  Is there really cream in a Cream of the Crop?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Engineer on June 01, 2006, 05:26:31 PM
It gets worse.  If they make corn oil from corn and olive oil from olives, where does baby oil come from?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Part_Timer on June 01, 2006, 10:35:07 PM
WHy do hot dogs come in packs of 10 and the buns in packs of 8??

By the way I remembered to get mine out in the mail today.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mr Mom on June 01, 2006, 10:40:36 PM
     Why do you call a building a building when it is done being built??
     Why when the battries start to die in the remote and you know it but you still push harder on the buttons??



     Thanks Alot Mr Mom
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Radar67 on June 01, 2006, 11:00:49 PM
Got mine in the mail this past Tuesday. You should be getting that well travel box soon.  ;)

Stew
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 01, 2006, 11:03:45 PM
I actually stand in the window waiting for the mail to go! :D  Its really exciting to get one. Didnt get one yesterday. :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DanG on June 01, 2006, 11:06:19 PM
Mr. Mom, everybody knows you get a better connection when you push the buttons harder.  Ya needs all tha help ya kin git when the batts is gittin' wimpy.  Sorry, can't help ya on the building thing.  Does seem like they'd call it a "built" though, don't it?

Jeff, yer gittin' old.  Just go ahead and move yer recliner over to where you can watch the mailbox. ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: CHARLIE on June 01, 2006, 11:54:47 PM
Tom, the term "Cream of the crop" came from sweet corn farmers.  The regular corn was just canned as corn kernels, but the real good corn, found at the top of the stalk, became the creamed corn 'cause it was the best of the crop (cream rises to the top don'cha know). ::)  And that's the truth!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom on June 02, 2006, 12:20:19 AM




I think you're pulling my finger, Charlie.   .....I meant, my leg.  :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: UNCLEBUCK on June 02, 2006, 03:13:22 AM
I took the time during a thunderstorm today and added some woodburning to my blocks , well mine and another member from way down yonder outback  ;D  and the blocks are officially officially on there way !

I used my sisters woodburner , boy that was no bigger than a pen and really neat until I figured that it was a steel body and it was lightning outside so I finished up quick like . My friend from way down yonder outback will be so excited to see my first woodburnings of their block .

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: ohsoloco on June 02, 2006, 07:08:22 AM
Oh, geez, I just got back to this thread.  Jeff, is that yesterday yesterday, or the yesterday from when you made that post  ???  This is getting confusing  :D  I'll locate my woodburner and see about cutting that chunk of cherry up.  It's the goofiest looking piece of cherry, just a hunk that fell off of a board, but it's so strange looking I hate to cut it up  :-\

I've read all of these posts, but I don't recall if it was ever settled if the wood shoud be a full 1 inch, or 3/4?  This chunk should still make a full 1" hunk. 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on June 02, 2006, 09:21:52 AM
KiwiCharlie, you beat me to it! I was gonna make a round toit for the guys! hehe

I made one for a friend once. It was embroidered. He didn't understand :(

I wasn't surprised that you guys turned the thread around to Creamed Corn, just surprised it took 13 pages to turn the thread to food. :D

Boss, how come you haven't moved to the porch permanently where you can see the blocks, I'd be SO EXCITED if I were you!!!  8)

Can't wait to see the next batch, bet they'll be the best yet! :D

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Texas Ranger on June 02, 2006, 09:35:55 AM
Well, Jeff, you should be gettig another Texas contribution here pretty quick, and I got one more to go, if I can find that board.  The next one will smell.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Bro. Noble on June 02, 2006, 10:24:47 AM
Well, Charlie,  I began to suspect that you were 'full of prunes' when you ssaid you didn't like blugrass,  but after your creamed corn statement,  I am positive :D  I worked in a sweet corn canery a couple of seasons and I can tell you the REAL truth about creamstyle corn :o :o :D :D    I don't eat it ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: treecyclers on June 02, 2006, 02:18:07 PM
I had a brainstorm this morning...ok, ok, perhaps just a sprinkle that I forgot....
Anyway, I was thinking that, since I am milling up my plaque, it would be very easy for me to set up a jig to cut numerous plaques.....all to the same dimensions, per Jeff's request.
My thought was that, not all of us have access to the woorworking machinery to produce the plaques, and it might be of benefit to those that don't have the capabilities to make one still be able to get on the board, through teamwork from us that can produce them.
It makes it excellent for everyone, and everyone can pitch in whether or not they can produce a plaque themself!
Jeff, I'll be milling mine this week sometime, dressing it up proper like, and will be including a few blank ones in the box for those that would like to be part of this fine endeavor, but may be mechanically challenged....
Kudos!
SD
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: crtreedude on June 02, 2006, 04:16:17 PM
You all got me so confused that I am going to make Jeff make it himself while he is here. Then if it doesn't fit - it is his fault.

I think I am going to see if he can make it out of Egg Yolk...

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: ksu_chainsaw on June 02, 2006, 10:22:55 PM
Another one is in the mail today!  I also included a little suprise for Jeff in there.  Hope he posts a couple pics of them when he gets them.

Charles
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 02, 2006, 10:24:49 PM
THere must be a bunch in the mail right now as I aint got one in a couple days.  Maybe my mail lady is building a chiken coop. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DanG on June 02, 2006, 10:28:37 PM
IMPORTANT UPDATE!!

Mine ain't in the mail yet.  Still looking for a box. :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 02, 2006, 10:36:15 PM
Well, maybe when I get the box from stew, and then send it to asy and she sends it to kiwi charlie and he sends it to tom, maybe you can hike over to Toms and get it to use to send to me.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Don_Papenburg on June 02, 2006, 10:39:30 PM
Mine was posted today   .  They sure did pressure me to send it priority mail so it would ,supposidly , get there a day sooner .  I held my ground sent it slow freight. .  do you want to insure it ? Heck No it ain't of any value . just a chunk of ply wood.    It would be only 60cents more .  Just send it . If it don't get there let me know ,Jeff .I'll round up some more plywood.  
DanG  ,you want me to send you a box?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DanG on June 02, 2006, 10:42:04 PM
That'd be great, Don. :) :)  Next Day Air would be good. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Don_Papenburg on June 02, 2006, 11:30:21 PM
Send me yer address .  I'll see if I can find an aeroplane  heading south , or a pigeon  ;D  You might just get it slow freight also.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on June 03, 2006, 12:24:53 AM
 I had one all made up and predrilled and had those nice square head screws in it for you to put her up with ... then realised it was just a peice of wood  ::) ... that wont do .  I am to start the sawing for my new house next week ... the first board from the first log to my new home will have a permanent home at your home , now it will have some meaning to it . Not that it realy matters any , if only to me but you will have a bit of my house with you , and maybe you could one day come up here .. well there.. and see the rest of it  :)

When you read you ... it also means and includes the better half of you .  ;) See how I did not put your name in here ... just dont need no stumping from either one .. so who ever thinks he or she is the better half can bring the other ...  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 03, 2006, 01:03:55 AM
Yer getting so good at english Marcel that yer into parts I dont even know yet. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on June 03, 2006, 02:19:11 AM
You know you lot are a pack of ol' softies, don't you?

It's lovely to see :D

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Don K on June 03, 2006, 07:17:09 AM
Mine isn't in the mail yet either, Jeff. I started doing the woodburning on it last night but didn't get but about half of it done as it is a very hard wood and I must take my time. I hope to have it ready by the end of the week ::) :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: CHARLIE on June 04, 2006, 12:38:10 AM
ISAWLOGS, remember, it's 5.75000000 INCHES........not metric now.  I imagine if you convert the inches to metric though, it'll be close enough that Jeff won't know.  It amazes me what I actually went through just to assure the wood I sent was exactly the right size.  That sure is a great idea sending Jeff a chunk from the first board cut from the first log for your new home. I like that! 8) :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 04, 2006, 12:43:09 AM
Quote
It amazes me what I acturally went through just to assure the wood I sent was exactly the right size.

Me too, cause it seemed after all of that you would have been a little closer then you were... ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: KiwiCharlie on June 04, 2006, 11:31:56 PM
Quote
Me too, cause it seemed after all of that you would have been a little closer then you were... ;D

Jeff, we need a smiley for 'belly laugh', preferably with tears streaming down the face!  :D  Priceless.......
Charlie.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Don_Papenburg on June 05, 2006, 09:25:51 PM
*DanG ,
charlie you need a dehumidifier for your shop  .  Sounds like your chunk o wood  shrunk. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 05, 2006, 09:27:03 PM
Nope. It didnt shrink, thats for sure! :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: CHARLIE on June 05, 2006, 11:51:49 PM
Jeff, you must be using Dang's other tape measure. You can use mine as the standard to measure the others by.  Mine is certified by the U.S. Gov'ment Weights & Measures Commission.  Exactly 1 inch thick and 5.7500001  inches square. :) :P
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 06, 2006, 12:18:02 AM
As of today, I have 24  :)


Charlie, your's is a different size then everybody elses.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Radar67 on June 06, 2006, 12:48:55 AM
Does that mean you got the well traveled box back?

Stew
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on June 06, 2006, 01:57:55 AM
Who's else did you get Boss???

Inquiring minds want to know!

Show us photos!!!

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: katie-did on June 06, 2006, 09:07:28 AM
Hey was just catching up on the last 10 pages (guess it has been a while since I was on). But I had a thought. I would not call it a brain storm because my brain can not handle anymore damage but here it is.  ::)
   Make “In Memory of...”    blocks for all the Forum Members that we have lost. Not really sure who would be the ones to make them but I think that it would be a great tribute to them. Jeff you could dedicate a spot just for them on your ceiling.
It was just a thought.  ???


Sorry, Jeff I was not thinking when we did our block I could have done 2 one for each of us and you would be one close to being done. Oh well that just leaves room for others. Katie-did
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on June 06, 2006, 09:27:05 AM
Should those "In Memory of......" blocks be out of "osage orange"   ::) eh?    ;) ;)

Or does "lost" mean "gone" like in Mark M and Duh Duane?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: katie-did on June 06, 2006, 11:27:19 AM
Beenthere
Yes, I mean "gone" or "passed way". I had not even thought about the wood I just thought that it would be nice to remember them. Do not know how many there are but I know there have been a few.
Katie-did
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 06, 2006, 11:58:05 AM
I've already had a member volunteer to make one for Mark early on in the project Katie-did but we need one for Duane if someone would like to do that one.

Been busy, but hopefully soon I'll get the latest blocks up and new photos.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Texas Ranger on June 06, 2006, 02:57:51 PM
I would be happy to make a plaque for Duane, but, perhaps some one from hisneck of the woods, with local wood, might do better.  Y'all let me know.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on June 07, 2006, 08:49:23 PM
Any more today boss???

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 07, 2006, 09:37:52 PM
Here's all of the ones that I have not posted yet. ksu_chainsaw through in some awesome little engraved coasters with his! Don Staples was wrapped in a big map. Don was that a map with your work areas on it?

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/tiles_june_7.jpg)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: CHARLIE on June 07, 2006, 11:37:14 PM
Jeff, I just hate it when I'm the only one that got the measurement so right. It's lonely at the top doncha know.  Or as the Three Dog Night said so well, "One is the lonliest number"  I contacted the Functional Manager of the U.S. Weights and Measurment bureau and he's considering sending his top measurement team to your place to find out why everyone else's block is "out of whack".  Stand by!  You may have a lot of government people wandering around your property pretty soon. :o
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Texas Ranger on June 07, 2006, 11:41:38 PM
Jeff, that is a genuine seismograph map of Polk County, Texas.  They are looking for a thing called a Penticle Reef, big dome down around 25,000 feet that holds big amounts of gas and oil.  They have been looking for it for years now, and I have the pleasure of following them around and determining damages from their activities.  I love my job.  Just got word they are doing the county again, so I get to go and listen to explosions for a while again, and count hurt trees, and put a price on the damage.

Did I say I love my job.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: UNCLEBUCK on June 07, 2006, 11:46:07 PM
Jeff , I found a piece of ash left over from the siding on my "shack" so you have a piece of "da shack" .    Doesnt asy look nice  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on June 08, 2006, 03:18:30 AM
/me runs across the room and throws her arms around Buck's neck and gives him a BIG SMOOOOOOOOOCH!!!   :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

THANK YOU UNCLE BUCK!!!
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Thanks so very very much for making my asy-cat tile, it's gorgeous! Buck, you've done a terrific job with them, they look like they came from a great piece of timber.

I really wanted to have a tile on da Boss and Bossette's ceiling, and you've made it possible. Thanks again.

I've been checking the forum a few times a day to see if the boss had it yet, coz I couldn't wait to see it. I'm so pleased!

Everyone else's plaques look fantastic too, what a great lot, Boss, you must have been really excited when the mail guy came!

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: HARLEYRIDER on June 08, 2006, 06:22:20 AM
Hey Jeff, I'll send you a chunk from Stan p and I, but it's not dry yet. when its dry, i'll send it in
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: ksu_chainsaw on June 08, 2006, 07:17:03 PM
they all look good Jeff.

On those coasters, just touch them up with a little bit of 220 grit sand paper, and they wonn't have the burn marks or the sap stains on them anymore.

Charles
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: ohsoloco on June 08, 2006, 07:50:01 PM
I got my chunk cut to size, and sanded the one side and burned my username into it so I could put some finish on it.  After looking at the other side I realized that it is much prettier, so I have to get out the sandpaper and woodburner again  ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: treecyclers on June 10, 2006, 12:20:24 PM
Gang,
As I was milling my tile for Jeff's honor wall, I made a few extras for our fallen members, those that are unable to send one for themself.
Is there anyone that would like me to create a plaque for them?
I have 7 more available....
SD
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on June 12, 2006, 01:38:46 AM
That's really kind of you Treecycler!

I know I'm extremely grateful for the kindness of U-Buck for making my tile for me, since I can't do one myself.

I'm certain there are members who'll take you up on your kind offer.

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 13, 2006, 12:51:01 PM
Asy, I'm putting together your Michigan/Yooper/well traveled stinky box/ care package today. I figured I can't send just an empty box so The box is coming in a box with some other "stuff".  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on June 13, 2006, 12:53:28 PM
Same kinda "stuff" the piggies came with ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 13, 2006, 01:36:25 PM
Same kinda "stuff" the piggies came with ???

 :D  No Furby.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on June 13, 2006, 03:48:47 PM

 Hey Jeff,  How many more blank spaces do you have?

I have been thinkin and thinkin what to send. Yesterday I came across some scraps of the 2nd log I ever milled.
You may remember my first log, you made a game out of it  :D

Anywho, I want to add my tile, hope it isn't geting to be to late.

Jon
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 13, 2006, 06:14:02 PM
Jon, far from late, I still need. oh, about 150! :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on June 13, 2006, 07:13:28 PM
Why not Jeff?
The "stuff" was good! ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on June 13, 2006, 07:38:35 PM
I'm so excited!!!

Can't wait for "the Box"

I know what I want to send, and to whom, in it!

How big is it??? 

THANKS BOSS!!!

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 13, 2006, 11:26:31 PM
We got several things in there. We will post it tomorrow and see how long it takes.  Ian gets stuff from me sent to New Zealand in less then a week. It takes 6 to 8 weeks to send anything to Paul_H.  And If I mail anything to Chet in the winter, sometimes it takes him a week to get back to da house once he sleds down the big hill to da box.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on June 14, 2006, 03:19:58 AM
8) 8) 8) ASY CAN'T WAIT!!! 8) 8) 8)
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asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fletch on June 15, 2006, 08:06:44 PM
Would a bit of Aussie stuff fit on that porch. I recon I can find you a bit lying round here somewhere. It may take a bit of time to get to you though.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fletch on June 15, 2006, 08:20:53 PM
Would there be space for some Aussie samples on that porch. Recon I got a bit lying round here someplace :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 15, 2006, 09:45:09 PM
Got yer email Fletch and I sent you my address!  :)

We put some more up today. I also got two today. First this week! One from Bill and one from Ron Scott. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on June 16, 2006, 02:06:07 AM
Hey Boss, how about a photo of them??

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on June 16, 2006, 10:35:15 PM
Ya know boss, I'm thinkin ya better stop with the pics and make everyone come see them in person. ;) ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 16, 2006, 10:46:45 PM
I put all I have up today. All 29 are attached. I'm a long long way from getting to da end.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Daren on June 20, 2006, 09:11:43 PM

 Don't see why not. Surely, somebody on the forum is in the wood business  ::) ::) ::)

29 ? Only 29 people have learned/laughed/vented... enough to send a little piece of wood ? Man this really sounded like a good idea to me. I have not been to the pigroast, may never go. Is there more that 29 people there for free food? I have a new suggestion, if you want a biscuit trade it for a plaque, if you have one hanging already you get some food.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: swampy on June 20, 2006, 09:14:51 PM
there are 2 more to add to the list, mine and Teri's. So that should make 31 :D :D :D :D :D :D  Ed
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom on June 20, 2006, 09:16:04 PM
I 'spect that a lot of tiles will show up at the pig roast.  There's more there than a baloney sandwich, Daren.  You oughta go.

Mostly we just sit around and try to impress each other with our prowess, success and brilliance.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Daren on June 20, 2006, 09:24:47 PM

Mostly we just sit around and try to impress each other with our prowess, success and brilliance.

I have heard that stated another way...I may just show up. B.S. (prowess,success and brilliance I mean  :D) is something I can do, and eat.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: iain on June 21, 2006, 01:44:38 AM


Mostly we just sit around and try to impress each other with our prowess, success and brilliance.

oh!  it's that kind of pigroast

 :D :D


iain
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: KiwiCharlie on June 21, 2006, 03:00:00 AM
They hadnt fooled you into thinking something different had they Iain??!!   :D :D ;)
I bet Tom takes some beating!... ;)
Charlie.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: highpockets on June 21, 2006, 06:21:01 AM
Did you get one from me and sandman2234? 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 21, 2006, 10:33:01 AM
No I havn't High Pockets. Did you send them recently? I hope they aint lost someplace!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on June 21, 2006, 07:29:29 PM
Hey Boss, I hope there isn't some mail carrier somewhere with their own ceiling to tile!!! hehe

Could we please have some photos of hte 29 famous ones already up!? I wanna see who I'm next to? Which 9 ppl am I sitting next to on the roof :D

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on June 21, 2006, 07:33:40 PM
Hey Asy, ya know what day it is?
How about tomorrow?
(Check another thread for the answer. ;) )
Gonna have to wait I figure. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 21, 2006, 08:00:22 PM
Asy, I unpacked the camera to take the pictures, so if I forget to put it back in... ;)

And then there were 32!

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/shed_squares_2_06_22.jpg)


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/shed_squares_1_06_22.jpg)


Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on June 21, 2006, 08:03:43 PM
If I forget to put it back in...

Asy's gonna fly down/up/over with one for you to use! ;) :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: iain on June 21, 2006, 08:11:10 PM
Asy.................. eye candy for the working man

Furby................. in trouble


iain
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on June 21, 2006, 08:14:50 PM
Who's stalking who ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: woodbowl on June 21, 2006, 08:20:13 PM
Where's my block of camphor? I can't see it for lookin. I guess I should have used a heavy black marker.  ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 21, 2006, 08:29:51 PM
Its there, in the top picture you can just see woodbowl 2nd row, clear to the left.

second photo its second row third from the right.

You need thicker GLASSES! ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: woodbowl on June 21, 2006, 08:45:27 PM

You need thicker GLASSES! ;)

I probably need to go to bed. I sawed oak today and it got up to 104°. I'm about zonked.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Daren on June 21, 2006, 09:25:11 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/tiles_june_7.jpg)


I'm confused (whats new?) it looks like it says "catfish-Illinois" on that piece of wood I can't identify (bottom left). That throws me in 2 ways, I can tell the other types (lucky for me the couple I couldn't had them written on the face :D) and they are not something I see here for the most part. I thought Catfish was from AL., whatever. Is that locust?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on June 21, 2006, 09:27:30 PM
It says D Papenburg, Illinois
Catalpa
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Daren on June 21, 2006, 09:59:13 PM
 :D :D, I SAID I was confused. I think the heat is getting to me. O.K., I need to find more catalpa to saw. Easy enough, it's pretty common here as a yard tree and I do that. I really like the look of it.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Don P on June 21, 2006, 10:01:15 PM
Quote
Is that ...?

 >:( All right now  ;D.


Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Radar67 on June 21, 2006, 10:18:36 PM
Hey UncleBuck, Jeff put our blocks next to each other,  8) 8)

Stew
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 21, 2006, 10:28:47 PM
Did ya'll notice that Swampy's has an alligator tooth on it?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Paschale on June 21, 2006, 10:34:00 PM
Man...these are looking mighty fine!   8)  Gotta get mine in the mix...still trying to decide the perfect piece of wood.

I want a little advice.  I know what I want to put on mine...I've designed a little something on the computer, but now I'm trying to figure out how best to transfer the design to the piece of wood, so I can burn it with a woodburner.

First thought:  print it out on the computer, then use an exacto knife to make a stencil out of the piece of paper, then spray paint on the design, and follow the design with the woodburner.

Any better ideas?   :P
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Radar67 on June 21, 2006, 10:46:23 PM
You can reverse print it (mirror image) (works better with a laser printer) or print it and have a photo copy made of it, then apply the heat of a iron (clothes type set for cotton) to transfer the ink. (just keep the iron moving).

Stew
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Don P on June 21, 2006, 11:00:19 PM
I remembered pyrography paper from somwhere  ???. This googled up but I'm sure there's others.
http://www.turtlefeathers.com/text/optima/misc/pyrography-paper.html


Then there's always a new hobby  :).
http://www.usedlasers.com
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: UNCLEBUCK on June 22, 2006, 12:09:52 AM
Yep I see it Radar , we are buddies  :)     

A kid in town woodburns fancy items by using a overhead projector like the kind we had in high school . Lays a fancy outdoor scene on it copied onto thin paper and aims the projector onto his wood project and burns away. Saves him about 8 hours of tracing and it looks like he has done it for 30 years .  fire_smiley
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 22, 2006, 12:15:52 AM
Thats a good suggestion Buck, I have one that will cast an image from a small photo on a wall or canvas or whatever it shines on. You simply set the projector over the picture and focus it on something in front of it. We got it at a craft store when I was painting for me to use for layout. It only cost about $8 back then.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: UNCLEBUCK on June 22, 2006, 12:46:05 AM
If I could find the local paper from 3 months ago there was a big write up on this man with pictures and he gave away all his secrets in one shot .  He is doing very big business now , the newspaper that showed him is called "the citizens advocate" henning,mn. 

Hey I watched the joy of painting with bob ross a few days ago and it was like therapy listening to that man as I have not seen him in a dozen years . I walked out of the shack feeling all brand new mentally and spiritually  ;D.

Is that how you paint Jeff ?  Like Bob Ross ?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 22, 2006, 12:51:16 AM
Very similar. I paint wet on wet for landscapes, but for animals usually use dry techniques. I did a whole painting at one time at request of the Harrison schools for a local 5th grade assembly. That was a treat. had a whole front row of 10 year old hecklers. :D  Painting came out good though I guess, it still hangs in the principals office 8 years later. It's survived 3 principals. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: UNCLEBUCK on June 22, 2006, 12:57:24 AM
Wow thats very cool , little hecklers are pretty neat and easy to fool  :D

I tried a bob ross kit many years ago and my scene came out looking like bob ross  O0
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Paschale on June 22, 2006, 01:01:33 AM
This is what makes the Forestry Forum so cool!  The collective knowledge of this crew is pretty stinkin' amazing.  Who would have thought of pyrography paper?  I've never heard of it, and never even thought something like that existed.   8)

Oh, and the photocopy technique...does the heat from the iron cause the ink from the printer to transfer on to the wood?

And the overhead projector idea...very cool too!  Thanks guys! 

Now I have no excuse not to get my nameplate to Jeff.   ::)


I've got a piece of firewood I'm going to try and finagle a usable piece from.  It's sort of askew, but I'll see what the band saw, jointer and planer can make of it.  It's a piece of curly ash.   ;D

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 22, 2006, 01:01:46 AM
It was probably a lot to do with Bob Ross that made me brave enough to try painting.  I have a hard time watching him though. Any more it never fails, his soothing gentle voice puts me to sleep like a lulabye. The man was definitly a one of a kind and a great loss when he died. He died on the 4th of July.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Radar67 on June 22, 2006, 01:13:00 AM
Paschale, the heat of the iron does transfer the ink to the wood.

Stew
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: UNCLEBUCK on June 22, 2006, 01:16:20 AM
Bob Ross was awesome and his son is just as good except bob's got that mellow way about him .  

Paschale I bet ebay might have a overhead projector maybe .

I made asy's block by reaching into a cardboard box full of barn kitties and pulling one out and holding him still while I burned away and laughed . I think asy is missing many whiskers on her block . I never woodburned and it was fun  smiley_beatnik
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on June 22, 2006, 04:10:18 AM
Hey Buck,

I'm sure glad you didn't just TRACE around the KITTEN!

Maybe you did, and that's why he's missing whiskers!
 
What's the kitten's name? Is it a boy or girl? Are ya keeping it? Are ya gonna call it 'asy' :D (There's still no cat smiley)

Hey Boss, thanks HEAPS for the photos! Sorry ya had to unpack the camera.

I was really sick yesterday, so am still catching up on yesterday's posts, so I have no eye deer what puhskolly is talking about. Will keep reading it's here somewhere, I'm sure.

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: highpockets on June 22, 2006, 05:20:43 AM
Jeff, I did two signs and sent them with a guy from Jacksonville Fl.  He was to mail them to you.  Perhaps he forgot or may has used them for bar-b-que wood.  I'll have to check on it. 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Don P on June 22, 2006, 06:34:41 AM
I used a slide projector and a slide to paint scenes on walls a few times. Glad the dorm advisor had an appreciation for bad art  ::).
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: woodbowl on June 22, 2006, 08:20:03 AM
I have one that will cast an image from a small photo on a wall or canvas or whatever it shines on.

Jeff, will that projector transfer an image to the wall from a 3D image? Say, you had a ceramic indian and wanted to draw a life size version of it.

Where's the famous box right about now?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on June 22, 2006, 10:01:36 AM
Where's the famous box right about now?

Nearly here!!!  I hope!!!

And I'm nearly finished what's going out in it again :D

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on June 22, 2006, 06:08:54 PM
Paschale, I have one of those projectors if you want to barrow it.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on June 22, 2006, 06:34:23 PM

 First coat of Poly just went on my tile.

I'm not a craftsman, I work much better with nuts and bolts, screwdrivers and wrenches, rough carpentry and such. This is the first time I have ever tried to carve something, my username, in wood. It is coming out ok but I am surprized how hard it was, course I was carving in red oak so it was supposed to be hard.

 I'm not going to be able to get it in the mail before I leave on Vacation tomorrow so it will be mailed out on the 5th or so of July. Gonna start a new thread about vacation!

Jon
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: KiwiCharlie on June 23, 2006, 03:39:16 AM
Hey Jeff,
Still nothing from NZ???...  Did you get Ians ok?  Im getting worried mine might have been 'procured' by some customs official!!
Charlie.
 ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: ksu_chainsaw on June 26, 2006, 07:32:39 PM
If you look at the coasters that I made for Jeff, and the block that I made, the laser burned those in.  It's a pretty cool process, but not cheap!!!  In a couple months, we should be getting a larger laser that will cut through 1/2" wood  ;D  check out this link:  http://epiloglaser.com/ext_overview.htm  Can't wait to get it.  Whenever I get some more extra time, I will try to burn a couple more out. 

Another thing on the laser engraver, If you save the image as a black and white bmp file with continuous lines at least 4 pixels wide, its a fairly easy task to get them into the program for the laser.

Charles
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 11, 2006, 11:05:12 PM
Well, I got two more plaques this week! 

HOWEVER...  that only makes 37  :-[    Out of 3147 members. thats about 0.1% :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on July 12, 2006, 12:24:34 AM
At least ya got all the important ones :D

Your rustling up this thread will probably remind some of the recalcitrants to get their plaque's in order!

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: jrokusek on July 12, 2006, 01:10:36 AM
Maybe I'll send another one in.  Actually I might get creative on this next one.   ???  Hope you're not in a hurry though.  I just made the final adjustments to my homemade sawmill and am looking forward to some testing and tuning in the near future.

Jim
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Bill on July 12, 2006, 01:43:35 AM
Jeff -

Is this like voting - you can go early and often ?     ;D

( least ways till you git enough to count )
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: mike_van on July 12, 2006, 06:50:30 AM
.1% ?  Thats pretty sad - C'mon people -  Jeff doesn't ask for much for this great site -  I would think there would be so many wood blocks he'd have to add on to show them all.  :-[
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: IL Bull on July 12, 2006, 08:43:44 AM
I'll bet more show up at the piggy roast :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on July 12, 2006, 08:48:07 AM
I bet that's the truth!

HAND DELIVERED PLAQUES!

Fantastic. Still not as good as a hand drawn kitty cat, but hey, that's speshul.

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Onthesauk on July 12, 2006, 10:35:04 AM
I'll admit, I cut mine out, sanded it up real good, burned my online name on, even got the mailing address and have it all ready to Varathane.  Then I started seeing pictures of the fancy stuff people were producing and I got a little intimidated.  It's still sitting on my workbench and haven't gotten it sealed yet.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on July 12, 2006, 10:41:35 AM
Don't be intimidated.

The idea is to send a piece of timber, It's a way to show da Boss appreciation for what he does.

You know the old adage, it's not the present, it's the thought behind the present.

If ya cut it, send it, Promise he'll like it.

asy :D

(Happy to be corrected by the boss).
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_S. on July 12, 2006, 10:44:57 AM
If good intentions count for anything, then mine would be there. I have the block cut out but have stalled at that point. Like Onthesauk mentioned and Asy's sage advice not withstanding, the bar has been set rather high, so I'm waiting till I have time to do it up right.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 12, 2006, 11:14:46 AM
Come on guys, there is no bar set. The only thing important is the size so it fits and that I know who its from. Everyone of those blocks are special.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pigman on July 12, 2006, 02:30:47 PM
I sent mine real quick, that way it was one of the best , not counting the other five that was already there. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on July 12, 2006, 03:12:50 PM

 I sent 7 OR 8, according to whether Jeff was counting, or I was.  ::) ::) ::) :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 12, 2006, 03:56:29 PM
Yea but they are all  just rough blocks of wood that need to be sanded and finished and names wrote on so they dont count until I have time to do it.

AND SOME OF THEM SPECIES ARE SO DANG HARD I'LL NEED A GRINDING WHEEL!! ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on July 12, 2006, 06:32:56 PM

 Lazer 'em  ::) ::) ::) :D :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: treecyclers on July 12, 2006, 06:59:04 PM
Now Jeff, I do believe that the bonus blocks of Juniper I sent ya were a mite less in need of a grinding wheel, right?
Hope all them purty squares done rived in quality shape, and that tehy was to yer likin!
SD
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on July 12, 2006, 08:11:42 PM
Jeff,I will send mine as soon as I haul off a stone wall,get some more wood out of the pasture,mow where I've claimed back the pasture,smooth out some of the rough spots,get some more gravel for the road,cut bushes around the stone walls. and I haven't even mentioned about sawing some logs.  :D Mine will not look like a master wood worker did it.In fact,I'm going to buy a wood burner tomorrrow.I'm going to spend a big $10 on it.Probaly will be the only time I will use it.Come on there everyone,I don't want mine to be the only one that looks like a first grader did it.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 12, 2006, 08:14:09 PM
Tree Cycler generously sent some dandy extras that he had volunteered to folks that could not make thier own. I think I'll use them for special cases. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on July 12, 2006, 08:19:33 PM
Hope he sent a truck load then.  ::) ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 13, 2006, 11:28:08 PM
Here are the latest ceiling blocks. One From OneWithWood, one from Treecycler, and one from sponsor Wood-mizer.  8) Actually I got several from Treecycler. The spares are for folks that have no way to make thier own or by special appointment. ;D

Treecycler

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/latest_squares.jpg)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on July 14, 2006, 01:21:57 AM
Boss, Can we see OWW's a little better?

What's written on the bottom of it?

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom Sawyer on July 14, 2006, 02:57:07 AM
Hey Jeff, what do you have to do to qualify for one of the extras?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 14, 2006, 10:38:25 AM
Tom Sawyer , if you don't have a way to make your own block and wish to take advantage of Treecyclers extra blocks, just send me an instant message with what you would like to have written on the block and we will put one up for you. Its first come first serve on those blocks. Its some beautiful wood!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 14, 2006, 05:31:05 PM
As per asy's request.
 :)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/owwsquare.jpg)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on July 14, 2006, 06:32:56 PM
Wow, that's really cool.

Nicely done.

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Don P on July 14, 2006, 09:51:23 PM
Mine is coming, sometime soon. Like some of the others, I cut one out, sanded it up, mixed up some new finish I was 'sperimentin with. And have been waiting 3 weeks for it to "dry"... ain't hapnin. I decided it was probably time to try again when it tipped over onto my new truck registration and stuck. I think I'll have to keep this block in the glovebox for the next year  :D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DanG on July 14, 2006, 10:29:38 PM
I got a board picked out; pretty little thing.  I just gotta figger out which 5¾ inches to put my name on.  Then I gotta figger out which side to autograph.  I need to get a wiggle on, though, so I can bring it with me. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 14, 2006, 10:45:58 PM
That sorta sounds like a decision has been reached! IF so ya gotta let me know so I can get your piggy roast contest prize winnings arranged....
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Paschale on July 15, 2006, 08:19:31 PM
It's cool that one of our sponsors even got in on the act.   8) 

Mine is still in the design stage...   ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: moosehunter on July 22, 2006, 11:46:47 AM
Mine is finally in the mail ::)
My lovely bride helped me with it as I have next to zero artistic ability.

I forgot to put a note in the box so here is the story Jeff;

 It is from a piece of red oak that some loggers had left at a friend's house after a sale. I saw it and asked " what are you going to do with those short logs"? He said they would probubly rot where they were. I had just bought my mill and asked if I could have a few.
 So this is a piece of the first hardwood log I ever cut.
I sanded it smooth and asked my wife for some assistance for the face. She understood exactly what I was asking for and completed the task some weeks ago, I finally mailed this morning.
mh

PS. NO government certified measuring devices were used in the making of this block!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 22, 2006, 02:59:49 PM
Cool! I got two yesterday. One from High Pockets and one from sandman2234. 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on July 22, 2006, 11:08:26 PM
 I am working on it ... well I did get it sawed , Now I am working on what to put on it . Then theres that postage fee , I think I have almost worked that out .  :)  Would self delivery be aceptable  ???  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on July 22, 2006, 11:13:37 PM
I'm thinking it would be allowed in this case! ;D 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on July 22, 2006, 11:25:44 PM
  I've been looking at the map ... I think I can make it in about the time it takes the sun to come up and go down .  :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on July 22, 2006, 11:32:06 PM
Easy run! ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on July 22, 2006, 11:36:49 PM
 Maybe , but I think I will drive .  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on July 22, 2006, 11:39:14 PM
 :D :D :D
Yeah, I guess it would be easier! ;D 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tim on July 25, 2006, 04:24:42 PM
I stopped cutting 1" thick stock over 2 years ago... sigh...
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: IL Bull on July 25, 2006, 05:38:17 PM
I stopped cutting 1" thick stock over 2 years ago... sigh...
Should be air dried by now 8) ;D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on July 28, 2006, 12:49:13 PM


   8) 8)Mine will be in the mail tonight  8) 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: sandman2234 on July 28, 2006, 03:36:01 PM
Highpockets and I did our when I was passing thru the big metropolis of Pleasant Hill, La. and I brought them home with me to mail. My teenage daughter was heading for the post office, so I handed her the box and a $10 bill to mail them.
   Several months later, I spotted the box in the back of her Blazer, and had to give her another $10 to get it mailed. Glad to see it finally made it there.
   I wish we had taken a picture of them, but I guess we will see them when Jeff's posts pictures of the whole bunch of them.
    David from jax
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 28, 2006, 10:52:19 PM
I got a few more new blocks this week including one that ways about 4 lbs from LogRite tools. I'm glad Kevin incorporated screw holes in it. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: neslrite on July 29, 2006, 09:22:01 PM
Aluminum is a wood, right ???  Did you check it for accuracy,I left it -.010" to allow for thermal expansion on those hot days.

Kevin
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on August 07, 2006, 12:00:18 AM
Looks like a few blocks were indeed hand delivered at the piggy roast. 8)
They all look really good and only one came up missing after everyone left. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 07, 2006, 10:15:56 AM
Furb, you just sent Tammy and Stacy running outside saying "He better not had"! :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on August 07, 2006, 12:20:56 PM
Yup! smiley_smug01 smiley_smug01 smiley_devilish
Was hoping it would be like midnight or something when they did though. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Bothy_Loon on August 07, 2006, 03:47:10 PM
 My wife says there is more than sawdust in my heid, theres wid tae mak mair.

I like the soond o this idea an I am shure I can find a bitty o wid o some kind fir ye.

Faan di yi need it?

Being a guid Scot as lang as it disnae tak ower muckle suller tae send it I would like to be in there

Bothy Loon

Ps
Unlike Charlie I am no worried aboot the measurements being in metric or feet as we Scots are ambidexterus!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 07, 2006, 03:51:42 PM
Bothy_Loon, I would be honored to get it when ever you can send it.  My mailing address is

Jeff Brokaw
3210 Bischoff
Harrison MI 48625
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on August 07, 2006, 04:01:31 PM
Bothy_Loon,
I didn't pay any attention to the measurements either and it fit in just fine! ;) ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thurlow on August 07, 2006, 04:52:11 PM
Being a guid Scot as lang as it disnae tak ower muckle suller tae send it I would like to be in there
Man, I love to hear you talk.............and they accuse me of having an accent.  Can we hear a little more? :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Bothy_Loon on August 08, 2006, 04:05:06 PM
Foo muckle ar yi gaan tae piy me tae hear mair?
Seriously I talk broad scots all the time as I get a little fed up with people saying that the Gaelic is our national language. No disrespect to the gaels or their bonnie part of Scotland.
Gaelic never was spoken to any great degree in the glens of the east where I was brought up.
Still searching for just the richt bit o wid tae send ower the waater. Probably be as near your country as I will ever get & it does look a nice building to be nailed to!

Bothy Loon
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on August 28, 2006, 10:44:22 AM

 Hey Jeff, Did you get my tile?
Howsabout some updated pix of the tile project?

Thanks
Jon
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 28, 2006, 01:48:08 PM
Yep I did Jon. I got a few more too! One that I think you will all agree is pretty special that Larry included with his. Just got home fromm the U.P. again about 20 minutes. Have some things to clear up and get done and off I'll be going again. I'll try to get a new photo up before I head out again.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: oldsaw on August 29, 2006, 06:21:02 PM

 Hey Jeff, Did you get my tile?
Howsabout some updated pix of the tile project?

Thanks
Jon

Okay, so I wasn't the only late one.  Life just gets too crazy.  Sat on my dresser for a "couple" of weeks, then on my desk at work for a couple more.  I just wasn't there to send it.

Mark
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 29, 2006, 06:23:08 PM
Never to late! I only have about a third of what I need! And I'll make room for all I get! I have some more photos to take, I know. :-\ :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: oldsaw on August 29, 2006, 06:30:21 PM
Hmmm.  Did you get one from Sawwood, or is he slacking.

Mark
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 29, 2006, 06:33:37 PM
As I remember, he's slackin.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: tcsmpsi on August 29, 2006, 07:11:47 PM
Nope, Oldsaw, you weren't the only one 'late'.  I didn't even see this thread until after the pigroast. 

Then, it took several attempts to cut a piece of what I wanted to send without it splitting and/or chipping. 

Kinda crossing my fingers it survived the journey.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Paschale on November 15, 2006, 12:13:32 AM
Man...stumbled upon this thread tonight. 

I'm one of the guilty parties who still has yet to send his plaque.   :-\

What's the tally like, Jeff?

What's our last, latest, and best picture?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: sawguy21 on November 15, 2006, 12:20:28 AM
My wife says there is more than sawdust in my heid, theres wid tae mak mair.

I like the soond o this idea an I am shure I can find a bitty o wid o some kind fir ye.

Faan di yi need it?

Being a guid Scot as lang as it disnae tak ower muckle suller tae send it I would like to be in there

Bothy Loon
Wouldn't this be something on yooper night. :D :D I don't have access to a wood shop, little tough to do with a chainsaw, but I'm working on it.

Ps
Unlike Charlie I am no worried aboot the measurements being in metric or feet as we Scots are ambidexterus!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Steve on November 15, 2006, 09:07:44 AM
Yeah, I'm guity as not charged here to. Once I missed the picroast deadline I have really let it slip.
I will get mine in.
And in this lifetime too...
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: logwalker on November 16, 2006, 12:10:57 AM
Can we still send one in???? LW
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom on November 16, 2006, 12:12:55 AM
The request for panels is viable from here on... and on... and on .... and on....
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Wildflower on November 16, 2006, 11:34:22 AM
We are at 65 blocks and not quite 1/2 way.  So Yes We are still accepting blocks, when we get to 100 %, we will still accept blocks until we have one from everyone who wishes to send one. ;D

I have to get somemore hanging strips so I can put up the last ones we recieved.  Keep them coming!  8)  8)  8)  8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Bothy_Loon on November 20, 2006, 12:11:49 PM
I hivnae forgotten! Its just this "retirement" is hard work. I am trying to set up as a bit o a sawmiller but not sure if I hae enough experience yet. Only 40years so mibae hae a bit tae learn yet.
I will endevour to succeed with yon bit o wid soon. Promise!

Bothy Loon
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: TexasTimbers on November 28, 2006, 08:54:42 PM
This is a cool idea. I know some people think we Texans ain't got nothin but tumbleweed, telegraph poles and railroad tracks, but we do have some trees here and there. I'm going to go out and reconiter Jeff, and if I don't find one I'll lop the top off a telegraph pole and sqaure it up for ya!  ;)
Just send me the destination information when you get a chance.

And I have to admit I have not read this entire thread yet, are you keeping a log somewhere that has a running tally of what species you have already received? Some of us might want to try and not double up. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on November 28, 2006, 10:11:40 PM
Kevin, I have a handful of squares to put up yet and I'll take some photos of the new ones.  I have not been keeping a list of the species as thats not important to me. Whats important is to have something from a member that they wanted to send. Anything I get (LONG AS IT AS THE RIGHT SIZE CHARLIE AND FURBY ;D ) and even Charlie and Furby's, are very special to me.  I have one here that I have not put up as of yet because I want it to be the center square and I dont have quite enough yet to reach half way ( :-\) . Its one sent to me by Larry for Mark M  that says Mark M, with all of his friends. :)   

I sure miss that guy.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on November 28, 2006, 10:26:11 PM
Kevjay, I can send ya the measurements if you need them. ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on November 28, 2006, 10:26:57 PM
NO!  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom on November 28, 2006, 10:31:42 PM
All you really need is piece of Masking tape.  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on November 28, 2006, 10:47:25 PM
I DID offer to rim it in cherry!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on November 28, 2006, 10:53:05 PM
You did?  :D   Didnt mean to shame you into more work. After all, its hard to woodwork when yer carrying a ducky umbrella.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: TexasTimbers on November 28, 2006, 10:54:17 PM
I was thinking of getting my stone sub to cut up a piece of that petrified wood we find in the Sulphur River, and ask Tammy to video it when Jeff tries to nail it to the cieling.  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on November 28, 2006, 10:59:03 PM
  Shessh .. alls Furby is trying to do is help out some

  Here are the mesurements ...   Cinq pouce et trois quart  par cinq pouce et trois quart  par un pouce d,épaisseur ;D or was it   cinq pouce et un demi  ???  ;D ;)

  I went back to page one and got the true mesurements ...  :P

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on November 28, 2006, 11:01:24 PM
Thanks Marcel! :D :D :D

He don't nail them Kevjay. ;)
But I bet that it would help if ya provide screw holes like LogRite did, as it sure would hurt to get hit on the head. ;D


I didn't carry that ducky umbrella long!
Although I did think about it while we were in OK. Probly would have come in handy. ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: TexasTimbers on November 28, 2006, 11:12:39 PM
Marcel I don't understand those measurments those must be metric.  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on November 28, 2006, 11:13:48 PM
metrick or just trick measurements for short I think. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on November 28, 2006, 11:34:44 PM
.................
I didn't carry that ducky umbrella long!
Although I did think about it while we were in OK. Probly would have come in handy. ::)

Do that keep the ducky dry?   ::) ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on November 28, 2006, 11:37:14 PM
  Hey   I worked hard to go get the true mesures for this project ....  pc_smiley
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on November 30, 2006, 05:35:57 PM
Here is a pieced photo of all the blocks I have. All are up now except some that I brought back from costa rica that are in kit form for fla._deadheader and crtreewhatchamacallit ;)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/blocks4.jpg)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/blocks3.jpg)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/blocks2.jpg)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/blocks1.jpg)

I am still less then half way across. sure are a lot of missing blocks.  :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: TexasTimbers on November 30, 2006, 05:55:53 PM
Hey that is some pretty wood. You got a nice little racket goin there Jeff! :D ;)

The one on the top right signed by Larry it looks like, is that supposed to be a mountain scene with a moon or sun in the sky?
Whether it is or not it's cool looking.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on November 30, 2006, 07:12:51 PM
Looks like a good assortment. Those dimensions given out must have been a tough one to get right  ;D ;D

Wood does change over time though :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on November 30, 2006, 07:16:43 PM
The bottom is the beginning and the top is where we are at so far. If you look at some in comparison, you can see I have to keep adjusting all the time now. :D Not complaining mind you, as they're plenty good enough for who they are for. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on November 30, 2006, 07:42:39 PM
I missed one! tcsmpsi sent me one as well. It was in a box where I had a couple blanks. Here it is on its own.  :)


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/tcsmpsi_block.jpg)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pigman on November 30, 2006, 10:21:08 PM
Great job on the pictures Jeff. 8)  I just got to ask, who laid on their back on the porch floor to get the good pictures?  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on November 30, 2006, 10:25:38 PM
 Must be that southern wood that is stretching up in the U. P. 
 Pigman , I was wundering more like who was there to get him back on his feet .  ;D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on November 30, 2006, 10:33:41 PM
THat would be the camera. I simply laid it on the deck and pushed the button. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on November 30, 2006, 10:34:52 PM
I'm ignoring that last other post cause I dont understand it. ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on November 30, 2006, 10:41:56 PM
That guy speaking french again . ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: footer on December 01, 2006, 12:58:15 AM
Somehow I missed this whole thread and just stumbled across it. I'll get my piece out as soon as I can. Can I ask where to send it. I don't have time to read the whole thread right now, But this is a very COOL thing your doing Jeff
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Burlkraft on December 01, 2006, 06:26:30 AM
Those look nice ......I noticed Uncle Buck's...anybody heard from him  ???  ???  ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on December 01, 2006, 06:59:02 AM
I noticed Uncle Buck's...anybody heard from him  ???  ???  ???

Yup, he's OK. Working getting ready for Winter.

I do pass on Hello's from forumites, if you'd like I'll pass yours on too.

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Burlkraft on December 01, 2006, 07:11:20 AM
Absolutely...I miss reading his posts from The Prairie
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on December 01, 2006, 07:19:10 AM

 Asy, tell him to get his butt back on here. It's too cold for me to have to go North to kick it. ::) ::) ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on December 01, 2006, 07:50:41 AM

 WAAHOO  8) I see my tile! It's like finding your name in the phone book... only better 8)

Jon
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: tcsmpsi on December 01, 2006, 12:38:32 PM
I missed one! tcsmpsi sent me one as well. It was in a box where I had a couple blanks. Here it is on its own.  :)


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/tcsmpsi_block.jpg)

Ahhh...Thank's, Jeff.  This being the really busy time of the year for me, I saw the 'all the blocks I currently have picture', didn't see that one, and that started a whole tirade of 'internal affairs' interrogations.  (did i really send it? dream i sent it? think i sent it? ...no, i re-read the pm jeff sent, so i did send it, i think...etc., etc., etc.)   :D

Ok.  So, I'm good on that one. 

A rare and unique commemorative of which I am glad to be an integral part. 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Paschale on December 01, 2006, 04:00:02 PM
I noticed Uncle Buck's...anybody heard from him  ???  ???  ???

Yup, he's OK. Working getting ready for Winter.

I do pass on Hello's from forumites, if you'd like I'll pass yours on too.

asy :D

I saw his tile too, and thought of him.  Definitely pass on greetings from the Trombone Man.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on December 01, 2006, 04:27:16 PM
asy
Hope he is doing okay too. Would like to see him hang his hat back up, but know that he has some anxieties to contend with. Guess we all have them, but they affect us differently.
Give him a 'hi' from BT.  (and I think FDH has the right idea, just not enough commitment  ;D )
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on December 01, 2006, 06:01:58 PM

  Beenthere, bein as how you are much closer to Minn. , I will defer to you to be my stand in.
 They had them for dueling, so, this is about the same risk factor  ::) ::) ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on January 06, 2007, 10:11:22 PM
Well I know folks were busy with the holidays and such, but now that they are over with..........
Anyone who has not sent in a block, square, whatever....... get your butt in gear! smiley_whip
When we were up there a few weeks back, I notice that there was a good display of blocks up there, BUT......
There was a huge area with no blocks. :o

Most everyone here has a scrap of wood laying around, grab a pen, put your name on it and drop it in the mail!
If ya can't afford stamps, drop it on the nearest FF express and I'm sure it'll get there just as fast. smiley_horserider

Ya sure don't wanna be the only one without a square up there come piggy roast time now do ya? laugh_at
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on January 06, 2007, 11:10:35 PM
Of 3464 current members, 50 give or take a couple have been part of this project. :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on January 06, 2007, 11:14:41 PM
Two per each page of this thread. :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: TexasTimbers on January 07, 2007, 12:19:00 AM
Sent mine.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Texas Ranger on January 07, 2007, 02:21:24 AM
I just noticed, some a them there tiles been put up crooked, been puttin em up after a long evening in the crock? 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on January 07, 2007, 08:08:54 AM

 I sent 6  ::) ::)  Never saw my handle up there in any photos ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on January 07, 2007, 09:28:19 AM
Harold you sent six block "kits" that I have to finish.  The first one I tried to sand plum tore the belt, the only belt I had, off my belt sander!  :D   Probably the same one that was throwing spark off of yours. We gotta get this straight to, you didnt send them. You handed them to me in the barn and I brought them home. ;) I'll get to yours when I can work outside. I may have to use a grinder to smooth that central american hardwood.

Texas Ranger, they are as straight as I can get them. I have to keep adjusting the variables. :)

Yep, I got one from kevjay. I have not taken any pictures since we put his up.

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on January 07, 2007, 09:38:13 AM

 So, what are you tryin to say???  You been slackin on gettin them pretty pieces sanded ???

  Don't matter HOW they got there.  ;) it's been 6 months. Cooda been sanding while wastin all that time "Huntin".  :D :D :D :D :D :D

  The Ojoche ones should be readily sandable. That's the wood we have for our Countertop table. The Corteza, the really dark heavier pieces, might be a different animal to sand. Start with a very coarse (60) grit. It will still come out smooth.  :) :)

  Might need white-out to label them pieces, EH ???  ;D ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on January 07, 2007, 09:40:51 AM
Yes, Ive been slacking but I was tryin to get you to take part of the blame. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on January 07, 2007, 10:02:52 AM

 Sure. No problem. Blame me. Everyone else does  ::) ::) :D :D :D :D

  Your comment about "Kits". One piece of wood, needing sanding and 14 characters written on it, hardly describes a "kit", no  ::) :D :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on January 07, 2007, 10:05:27 AM
My other excuse was you said you were going to change your name and I didnt know what to write on it.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on January 07, 2007, 10:10:33 AM

 AAAAAHHHHHHHHHH. SO, YOU have CRS too, EH ???

  I asked YOU to come up with something fitting, remember ????????????

  I figgered it would be a Doozey  ::) ::) :D :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on January 07, 2007, 10:36:35 AM
How about, since you have almost melted away, we call you "Little Harold"  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on January 07, 2007, 11:01:31 AM

 I DID hafta lay off the Helado. It was adding up.  ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: TexasTimbers on January 07, 2007, 11:36:13 AM
My other excuse was you said you were going to change your name and I didnt know what to write on it.
Can we do that!!!!!!  ??? 8)

 I have been wanting to do that badly!

Don't shoot me down with technical, and logical, reasons why I can't.  ;D


Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on January 07, 2007, 11:52:15 AM

 Kevjay, eggzaktly whut is it you is offeren ta do ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: TexasTimbers on January 07, 2007, 01:37:59 PM
Offerin to let Jeff change my name . . . . . Askin Jeff if we can change our "handles" ???

'Cept with the unnerstannin that HE don't get to pick the new one.   :o ;D

Kin ya imagine what he'd come up wid?  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on January 07, 2007, 02:19:14 PM
If ya change your handles guys, all kinds of posts go outta wack! :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: TexasTimbers on January 07, 2007, 02:31:36 PM


I did it on another forum and kept all the old posts etc. and caused no probs but of course software varies. just a thought. No big.;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on January 07, 2007, 02:58:48 PM
Yeah, the posts stay, but what about all the folks that are talking to Kevjay or DeadHeader and we no longer have them ???
Makes for some really stupid looking posts. ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on January 07, 2007, 03:07:35 PM

  Furby " Stupid IS as Stupid DOES".  ;D ;D :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DanG on January 07, 2007, 03:13:06 PM
Been thinkin' of changin' mine to "DurN".  Got an image to uphold, ya know. ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: TexasTimbers on January 07, 2007, 04:56:12 PM
All I wanted to do was change it to "ThePosterFormallyKnownAs_kevjay"

People would still probably know who it was.

And Harold just wanted to change his "FloridianExpatirateNowKnownAsCostaRican HardHead"   ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on January 07, 2007, 05:09:35 PM


  hey        HEY      I resemble that remark.   ::) ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on January 07, 2007, 05:59:14 PM
DWM II apparently changed his, from LA Sawyer.

Still trying to sort out his posts after the change. Like he is a whole new FF member.  ::)
Hope it doesn't become a fad here.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on January 07, 2007, 06:24:31 PM
Yes, I'm not to wild of the idea unless its evolves out of a real good reason. Lets get back to who aint sent blocks.... ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Paschale on January 07, 2007, 06:34:11 PM
I'm guilty.   ::)

But when you get it...it's gonna look dandy!   ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: TexasTimbers on January 07, 2007, 06:55:40 PM
Maybe whoever HAS sent a block could get a little Tile or Block Icon by their name or something signifying their participation.

A stick figure with a little "block" for a head and a subscript stamped looking "Seal of Approval" type thing that says "Certified BlockHead" with no explanation. Some people would ask what it meant and want in on the club. others who already know what it means but are too lazy to do anything or are sitting on the fence because they see no point in participation without getting something in return might want to be BlockHeads too. What person in their right mind would not want to be a BlockHead ???

That's my new handle for today. BlockHead.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on January 07, 2007, 07:36:23 PM
Not bad, not bad....... but you would end up with a bigger blockhead then me. ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: TexasTimbers on January 07, 2007, 07:51:43 PM
I already am. But I DO know the difference between "then" and "than" you BlockHead! :D

No modifying allowed!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on January 07, 2007, 08:07:24 PM
Since my square is the smallest of them all, no modifying is needed. ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: sprucebunny on January 07, 2007, 08:17:44 PM
I'm quilty of not sending one. Only piece of spruce I have is too thin ::) I see it everyday... but I got a real nice piece of black locust so I have this little argument with myself about once a week.....  locust or spruce,  locust or spruce.....

I'll get to one of them this winter ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Reddog on January 07, 2007, 10:16:19 PM
Thats better than my three options. OSB, MDF or Plywood? Which one you want boss?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on January 07, 2007, 10:28:37 PM
Was wondering how long it would be before someone sent him some OSB. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pigman on January 08, 2007, 02:26:43 PM
I could say that I saw one block that looked like OSB, but I won't. :-X The last time I picked on that member he picked back and hurt my feelings. smiley_crying I feel better now and don't want to start anything again. ;D

Bob

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on January 08, 2007, 02:45:17 PM
There is olny one OSB block needed and I have already provided it. Thats what we are trying to cover up!  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: TexasTimbers on January 08, 2007, 02:47:42 PM
It would not happen to have been 1/4" thick would it ... that one that was *needed* ???  ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: jon12345 on January 08, 2007, 08:48:10 PM
Is there a list of species already used?  Maybe some people want to find one thats unique, or don't want to send one that there are already 10 of.  Thats my excuse (til I think of a better one) :D   :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on January 08, 2007, 09:13:32 PM
As I said before, it will be unique enough because it is from you.   :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dana on January 09, 2007, 07:03:10 AM
My excuse is that I thought all the space was used up. I will get one out one of these days. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: scsmith42 on January 09, 2007, 11:20:44 AM
I have the rare species (well, maybe not as rare as Mark would like) of Virginia-Maryland "Ironwood" that I've been saving to use as my block.  I was able to secure it from GA_Boy when he and the Captain hosted their "Swingmill 102" class last year.

This rare species is usually not identifiable from the outside of the log, can be very difficult to mill through, and is a result of the "humus bangus spikeusinto tree" fungus, which is a common pestilance in urban areas.

I'll move this a step or two up the priority list.

Scott
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: submarinesailor on January 09, 2007, 12:15:34 PM
Scott,

Is "humus bangus spikeusinto tree" a close relative of the “30-06 bangusinto treeus” or its brother “bullet shotusinto treeus” that I deal with up here in Virginia?

Bruce
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on June 25, 2007, 07:45:57 PM
This thread is 27 pages long and almost a year and a half in the making............. and Jeff and Tammy STILL have space to cover! ::)

I'm issuing a challenge to ALL memebers to help fill that space with squares by the end of piggy roast weekend!!! 8)
I don't care if you are coming to the roast or not! Drop the DanG thing in the mail if ya aren't coming!
You can make up a square in a couple minutes, a couple more for a little sanding and one more minute to write your name on it with a marker........ get off your DanG butts already!

For those of you who don't have anything "special" to send:
As I said before, it will be unique enough because it is from you. :)

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on June 25, 2007, 07:55:24 PM

 I sent 5 in case some don't have one to send. Is mine up there ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on June 25, 2007, 07:57:23 PM
Don't know........ did ya finish it ???
 ;) ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on June 25, 2007, 08:29:30 PM

 Some woodburnin guy was gonna ???  Probly sold them as Exotic Wood Blocks ??
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on June 25, 2007, 08:35:20 PM
Well, in your case, I'll do ya a favor and make sure your's is up, even if I gotta write your name on it with a marker! ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on June 25, 2007, 08:47:41 PM


  Muchas Gracias  :D :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on June 25, 2007, 09:46:56 PM
I'm going to hand deliver mine in person at the Piggy Roast.   :) :)   Just got to decide which kind of wood...... ???........ ???........hummm, maybe some 350 year old Kennedy estate White Oak   ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on June 25, 2007, 10:12:31 PM
Jeff, 

Are you still looking for blocks of wood?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on June 25, 2007, 10:15:09 PM
I don't think Jeff meant this to be a contest of the most unique piece of wood, or decoration. Just the right size; length, width, and thickness - with whatever on it you want, but just finished and sent to him with your personal "signature".   :)
PM him for his address, if needed.

 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pigman on June 25, 2007, 11:07:45 PM
Furby said
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You can make up a square in a couple minutesFor us that used a measuring device to get the correct size, it took a little longer.   ;D

Bob
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on June 25, 2007, 11:30:47 PM
Jeff, 

Are you still looking for blocks of wood?

I think just one block from each member, whomever would like to add to his collection.
He's pretty proud of those tiles (blocks), I'm thinkin. But the effort makin them, belongs to us.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on June 25, 2007, 11:58:29 PM
I would be honored to contribute :).
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mr Mom on June 26, 2007, 08:14:21 AM
     Mine will be late....... I am waiting to use the first board that i cut with my homemade mill when it is done.
     It should be done in about ten years.


     Thanks Alot Mr Mom
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on June 26, 2007, 06:08:33 PM
Furby said
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You can make up a square in a couple minutesFor us that used a measuring device to get the correct size, it took a little longer.   ;D

Bob

Yeah ok mister smarty pants! ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on June 26, 2007, 09:19:05 PM
I am not as bad a procrastinator as some......I will get it done ;D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Sprucegum on June 26, 2007, 10:18:12 PM
I am also waiting til I can cut a board with the mill I never would have bought if I hadn't found this place. I am a lot faster than Mr. Mom, mine will be done only 2 years  ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pigman on June 26, 2007, 10:40:50 PM
Quote
Yeah ok mister smarty pants
   My pants may be smart, but I am not. I hit the wrong button in my post and got a "code" instead of the quote feature. ::)


Bob the dummy pants
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Steve on June 26, 2007, 11:42:37 PM
I'd try to make up a good excuse but I can't come up with one.

Steve
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on July 01, 2007, 12:06:25 AM
I'm just going to keep bumping this to the top! :)
It's better then a sticky as you almost have to read it eh? ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on July 01, 2007, 10:16:14 AM
Holy Daylights guys!

Even I've got a tile up!

Admittedly, it's thanks to UncleBuck, he made my tile and sent it to Jeff for me, but at least I GOT one there!

Come on you pack of recalcitrants!

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Don_Papenburg on July 01, 2007, 09:40:32 PM
RECALCAWHATEVER ,   You gotta translate that  ASY  I don't speak Australian .  Is that  bad ?  Was that to be read with a little bit of discust  in mind?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Patty on July 04, 2007, 08:58:59 AM
Whoa! I've been called alot of names, but I can't say as I've ever been called a recalcawhatever!  :D  I guess she told  us a thing or two!  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on July 04, 2007, 10:04:30 AM
Oooookay...   :D

Main Entry: re·cal·ci·trant (http://www.webster.com/dictionary/recalcitrant)
Pronunciation: -tr&nt
Function: adjective
Etymology: Late Latin recalcitrant-, recalcitrans, present participle of recalcitrare to be stubbornly disobedient, from Latin, to kick back, from re- + calcitrare to kick, from calc-, calx heel
1 : obstinately defiant of authority or restraint
2 a : difficult to manage or operate b : not responsive to treatment c : RESISTANT <this subject is recalcitrant both to observation and to experiment -- G. G. Simpson>
synonym see UNRULY
- recalcitrant noun

So, it means to be naughty. Someone who doesn't do as they are TOLD, Stubbornly, is said to be recalcitrant. It's what I call my kids when they refuse to do things.

I apologise for my recalcitrant verbosity, I shall attempt to eschew obfuscation in the future.

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 04, 2007, 10:39:26 AM
I could see only getting 50 out of 4000 (rounding off) ;) if someone was being told they needed to, I think I would be the first to be the last to send one if that was the case.

Here is the deal. Tammy would like to submit the cabin to personal best this year, but we really would like to do it with the front finished. Maybe we will get a couple more at the pigroast eh? :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Carries-Mom on July 05, 2007, 09:59:16 AM
If I had a piece of wood, I'd send it...right now, my brother is so busy working 9-10 days a week  :D :D, I hate to ask him to help me put one together....  likely excuse, I know.. ::) ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Patty on July 06, 2007, 07:42:29 AM
Obstinate & Difficult to Manage, hmmmmm .  ::) Can't imagine who Asy must be referring to there!  :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on July 06, 2007, 09:54:09 AM
If I had a piece of wood, I'd send it...right now, my brother is so busy working 9-10 days a week  :D :D, I hate to ask him to help me put one together....  likely excuse, I know.. ::) ::)

Do you need me to make you one?  I would be happy to do so smiley_smash
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Carries-Mom on July 06, 2007, 11:41:13 AM
I would greatly appreciate it!!  ;D Like I said, hate to ask my brother, swampy...he's got enough going on... ;D ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on July 06, 2007, 11:47:28 AM
Deal! ;D.  Here are your choice of woods......

Pecan
Oak
Poplar
Sycamore
Walnut
Cherry
Hackberry
Eastern Red Cedar

Poplar would be a nice light bright wood that would stand out.  I will go with poplar unless I hear otherwise  ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Carries-Mom on July 06, 2007, 11:50:14 AM
any one of 'em would be fine... ;D ;D  thanks so much!!! 8) 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: ely on July 06, 2007, 03:38:20 PM
well..........i  never!!!!!!!!!!!! i just read this after 29 pages and asy has done went and called me a big word. i am certainly glad she went on to post the definition of it. i was feeling terrible after having been subjected to such verbal abuse.

after i read the def. i realized it was not verbal abuse, she was merely pointing out the facts that lay before us.

jeff i will get busy on this this weekend and should have something to mail out on monday.

its a very cool project that you have going.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on July 06, 2007, 05:47:50 PM
Well, Asy's diatribe got me, Ely, and Carries-Mom going on the proper path (I mailed mine today and will mail Carries-Mom's on Monday)).  Maybe other recalcitrants will be so similarly moved ;D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Radar67 on July 06, 2007, 06:21:32 PM
We need some updated pictures of the ceiling, and....

Quote
Asy, I'm putting together your Michigan/Yooper/well traveled stinky box/ care package today. I figured I can't send just an empty box so The box is coming in a box with some other "stuff".   

Where is the box? need an update there as well.

Stew
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on July 08, 2007, 12:07:55 AM
Bump! ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Carries-Mom on July 08, 2007, 04:11:13 PM
WDH,   Thanks soooooo much for the help!!!!  I do appreciate it!!! 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on July 08, 2007, 09:22:13 PM
It is made.  Varnish is drying.  I am not a very proficient wood burner, so remember, it is the thought that counts.  I will post a pic.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on July 08, 2007, 10:13:28 PM
Carries-Mom,

Here is the Pic.  Like I said, my wood carving skills leave something to be desired, but it is from the heart ;D.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14370/117-1758_IMG.JPG)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Carries-Mom on July 09, 2007, 08:38:26 AM
WDH,    that's purdy nice!!!!   8) 8)  Thanks so much, once again!! :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on July 09, 2007, 08:49:41 AM
WDH, that's one of the nicest ones I've seen.

Definitely from the heart. And proving just how big your heart is.

Again, proving the magnificence of this forum. Gottaluvit.

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 11, 2007, 10:36:28 PM
Hey! Dats a good one!  WDH, your block has been installed. :)

Come on people, I know who works with wood, and I know who have not sent blocks. My next tactic is to start NAMIN NAMES! ;D :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on July 11, 2007, 10:40:25 PM
Notice how many of us that don't really work with wood have blocks up there, compared to those that do work with wood. ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on July 11, 2007, 11:00:05 PM
Furby's right...

Seems those who can't did. Those who can, aren't!

Boss, could we have some more photos of the tiles, please?

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WH_Conley on July 11, 2007, 11:13:17 PM
Gee, Jeff, yer makin it kinda hard, course my woodworing ability involves an LT40 and a chain saw. Dimensions on thickness, no problem, dimensions on size, "hold a little tighter, we gotta get square". :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 11, 2007, 11:15:43 PM
Asy, there aint much change, but sure, I'll take some photos tomorrow. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DanG on July 11, 2007, 11:44:20 PM
I just can't believe I've been outprocrastinated by so many. :-[
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dave Shepard on July 12, 2007, 12:05:14 AM
DanG, I'm a master-outprocrastinator, you've met your match. BTW, my acorn has sprouted, so I am making progress on mine at least.


Dave
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 13, 2007, 11:00:11 PM
OK, my procrastination is over, so I'm hoping this will be a wake up and get off your duffs example to the rest of ya! ;D

I finally finished deadheader and crtreedudes blocks they sent back with me from Costa Rica.

Now, while I'm in block making mode, I have a few blanks here from various places. If there is anyone out there that would truly like to have a block on the ceiling but also truly do not have the means to do it yourself, I'd like to do one for you as well. I think I have about a half dozen squares.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/dead_header_crtreedude_bloc.jpg)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 13, 2007, 11:01:05 PM
I suppose I should put one for me at some point eh? :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on July 13, 2007, 11:31:01 PM
And the Wildflower.  I would suggest a representative wildflower from your UP property for Wildflower ::).
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Texas Ranger on July 14, 2007, 09:47:58 AM
Asy, in Texas, we call recalcitrants "knot heads",  8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on July 15, 2007, 08:39:26 PM
At least I'm thinking about it,been putting it off for a while.Mine sure won't look like yours Jeff.I really should get to it next week.Don't hold your breath waiting for it.Finally got the stone walls back to the way they use to look 3 years ago,free of bushes and grass.I also cut the branches that was hanging over on my side from the other guys land,now I have to do that on my side.Now onto the next project,a block for Jeff.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 15, 2007, 08:54:57 PM
I've been deciding what to do for my own.  No luck yet for me either. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: olyman on July 16, 2007, 04:50:07 PM
I really didn't forget the last 'S', I just didn't think it needed to be said and it really didn't apply.   I just don't know anyone that is stupid other than some politicians and tax assessors.

me thinks you need to up your percentage estimate on the polititcians--------some?????  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 16, 2007, 08:31:00 PM
I clicked the "Print" link on this thread so I could look at it all on one page.  Near as I can tell  there are (roughly) 47 different people that have posted on this thread once or even multiple times that have not sent a block. Right now there are 73 blocks from 65 people and were not quite half way across.

This is a complete list as of today of where we got blocks from.  :)

carries-mom
Flip
fla deadheader
crtreedude
tom
wdh
kevjay
weekend sawyer
oldsaw
Mark M
Larry
tcsmpsi
bbtom
fat old elf
wv hillbilly
greenskeeper
dang
furby
Isawlogs
stump jumper
nailhead
tn logger
Tom Sawyer
Getoverit
Don P
Michigan Mike
Logrite
Doug in Utah
Moose Hunter
highpockets
sandman2234
fletch
daren
woodmizer
treecycler
fstedy
jrokuser
swampy
ksu chainsaw
part timer
kiwi charlie
T ranger
teri
Bill
unclebuck
radar67
D papenburg
Asy
beenthere
dewwood
dutchman
ron wenrich
ron scott
mike van
woodbowl
EZ
ARJ
stumpy
pasbuild
il bull
JPH
pigman
rmay
pappy
onewithwood
Brother Noble
Charlie

If you sent one, and I didnt list you, something had to happen to it in the mail. :-\  Send another please! ;D ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tim L on July 16, 2007, 08:34:51 PM
Now I have something else to be ashamed of .
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 16, 2007, 08:56:52 PM
Now I have something else to be ashamed of .

Nah, just get a board a mnarker and some stamps and join the list above. ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tim L on July 16, 2007, 09:16:23 PM
I'll see what I can do.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mooseherder on July 16, 2007, 09:17:14 PM
I finally got a board while on vacation and will have an extra to send up if someone needs one. They are brown ash and beautiful.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Roxie on July 17, 2007, 05:54:28 AM
Well now Jeff, that's a really nice offer to make them blocks.  Roxie and Cowboy Bob would like to take ya up on that.  We're having a little trouble getting the right thickness using the chainsaw.   :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: crtreedude on July 17, 2007, 07:18:23 AM
I see ours on the list but I don't remember doing one!? Of course things were a might be hectic when you all were here...
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: trapper on July 17, 2007, 01:27:07 PM
do you want it finished or just our usdername on it?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Larry on July 17, 2007, 01:41:21 PM
I knew that stickem you used was no good...my block must of fell off the ceiling already. :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 17, 2007, 04:14:13 PM
AH HA!  TAMMY DID MISS ONE! 

Larry is out there Larry! Right beside Mark M.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Wildflower on July 17, 2007, 04:19:45 PM
trapper, the block is whatever you want it to be.  Jeff and I left that decision up to those who are making them. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Reddog on July 17, 2007, 10:14:23 PM
Okay, My wife say's this is how long it normaly takes for me to get some thing done. ;D
And before you tell me it is crooked-----It most likely is I made it.    It was angled in the photo.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13260/IMG_1352%20%28Custom%29.JPG)

Jeff as long as I was cutting I made a few extra for folks that may not be able to. I will bring them with.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13260/IMG_1350%20%28Custom%29.JPG)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 17, 2007, 11:30:25 PM
 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on July 18, 2007, 04:42:48 AM
Looks good.Seems like I put off an hour job longer than a 2-3 week job.Ask the wife,she knows this all too well. 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 19, 2007, 01:55:38 PM
I may have come up with a design for my block that is really "Me"   what do you think of doing this in a woodburning? ;D

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/jeff_icecream.jpg)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: OneWithWood on July 19, 2007, 01:57:27 PM
Perfect  8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: bitternut on July 19, 2007, 02:04:06 PM
From your reputation the spoon is probably too small. :D  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on July 19, 2007, 02:31:28 PM
Looks like grits to me...... ;D ;D ;D

You deserve to have the best one up there....if'n this was a competition. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: crtreedude on July 19, 2007, 02:46:52 PM
Looks like grits to me too from the expression - but if not, it has to be ice cream!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 19, 2007, 02:49:57 PM
Its Ice Cream of course!   THats one thing I have always wanted to do for the pig roast but never came up with a way. To use one of my hit and miss engines to make enough home made ice cream for everyone. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dave Shepard on July 19, 2007, 02:57:29 PM
I was thinking grits too, but I knew better. :D I think that would make a great woodburning.


Dave
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on July 19, 2007, 06:33:02 PM
That's a great one Boss, only make sure you get the facial expression right... hehe

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on July 19, 2007, 07:00:13 PM
OK you grits bashers............

Boss, nice design :D.  Do it 8) 8).
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on July 19, 2007, 08:09:41 PM
Maybe if he adds a slight grin AND puts a glove on that hand under the bowl, it will look more like ice cream........ ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom on July 19, 2007, 08:14:27 PM
I think it's ice cream anyway.  It's mighty lumpy to be grits. (Georgia Ice Cream) ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 19, 2007, 08:28:12 PM
I may have to do something else. Its to confusing.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on July 19, 2007, 09:19:55 PM
When it's hanging up on the ceiling, have it drippin some melted ice cream outta the bowl...just a drop once in awhile...... ;D ;D  inta Tom's bowl sittin in his lap underneath on the porch,  eh eh
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on July 19, 2007, 10:24:45 PM
Quote
I think it's ice cream anyway.  It's mighty lumpy to be grits. (Georgia Ice Cream) 



I guess you guys way down there in the deep south would know grits from more than a mile away. 
  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Radar67 on July 19, 2007, 11:10:21 PM
More like five miles, unless you have a scope or noculars, then ten miles.  ;)

Stew
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Paschale on July 20, 2007, 12:30:42 AM
Its Ice Cream of course!   THats one thing I have always wanted to do for the pig roast but never came up with a way. To use one of my hit and miss engines to make enough home made ice cream for everyone. :)

I think with a little engineering, that could be done...and a heckuva lot of fun!    ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: OneWithWood on July 20, 2007, 09:57:01 AM
Going back through this thread I did not see the square submitted for Mark M but I see he is listed.  One was promised for Duh-Dwayne but I do not see a block or his name above.  So I got this little idea but I do not posess the artistic talent to make it happen.

It would be nice to see a block for Mark M that would be a wood burning of his avatar complete with the yellow shorts with red pokie dots and for Duh-Dwayne a wood burning of his avatar.  A black border seems appropriate.

Anybody know anybody with that kind of wood burning talent?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 20, 2007, 10:04:33 AM
Larry made a very nice block for Mark M.  I can volunteer to do one for Duane.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: OneWithWood on July 20, 2007, 10:10:35 AM
You are a good man, boss. 
I am looking forward to seeing all these blocks in person.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 20, 2007, 10:22:44 AM
I dont have a clear enough photo of duane to do that, as his photo was his avatar, but I'll do his name. Under it I'll do a representation of the folding draw knife Duane gave me a month or so before he died, knowing that I would use it and appreciate it.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on July 22, 2007, 09:35:47 PM
Bump! ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Steve on July 22, 2007, 09:38:17 PM
I gottcha, I hear yah! My will be in the mail this week or my name is mud...
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 22, 2007, 09:55:36 PM
I got one today, hand delivered even and its a beauty (as are all the rest). I had a great visit today with Reddog. He caught me in the pool.  Actually, not somewhere I wanted to be. I was cleaning it and the water is only 66°  BURR!   Anyhow, got that done and had a great afternoon just visiting with Wally. :)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/reddog_block.jpg)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Reddog on July 22, 2007, 10:37:06 PM
Thanks Jeff and Tammy,
Enjoyed spending the afternoon with you.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on July 25, 2007, 08:11:54 PM
Bump!
Getting close to hog time! ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dodgy Loner on July 25, 2007, 10:12:47 PM
I'll have my little block wit' me when I show up for the Piggy Roast!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DanG on July 25, 2007, 11:02:23 PM
DL, make sure it's the right size.  I think Furby is the Keeper of Standards. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dodgy Loner on July 25, 2007, 11:10:32 PM
Still 5.75 x 5.75 x 1?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on July 25, 2007, 11:13:20 PM
Ohhhhhhhhh.................. looooooooooowwwwwwww bloooooooowwwwwwwww! :o
 :D :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DanG on July 26, 2007, 12:23:19 AM
No DL, I think it is 5¾x5¾x4/4.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on July 26, 2007, 06:35:35 AM
            
Now there you go DanG,  starting that old "how we should measure it" discussion.  ;)   I think I read somewhere that is is supposed to be:

14.605 cm x 14.605 cm x 2.54 cm[/size]

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on July 26, 2007, 08:17:45 AM


    Cinq et trois quart de pouce par cinq et trois-quart de pouce par un pouce  ;)  :P
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Burlkraft on July 26, 2007, 08:42:10 AM


    Cinq et trois quart de pouce par cinq et trois-quart de pouce par un pouce  ;)  :P

Yeah...... :D :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: OneWithWood on July 26, 2007, 05:53:49 PM
That's how I did mine.  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on July 26, 2007, 05:57:15 PM

 Beleive it or not ... me too  :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mooseherder on July 26, 2007, 06:37:57 PM
ooooops ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: ADAMINMO on July 27, 2007, 10:31:25 AM
Tom_in_Mo will be delivering mine when he comes up.I swabed a little stain on it to bring out the grain and then clearcoated it to make it shine.Some like natural but I like them to have a little extra color and add some pop to them.I probably wont be there but wish I was.Maybe Tom_in_Mo can scavange me a cookie but i doubt he could make it home with it.Have a great time folks!!!!!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on July 30, 2007, 10:42:57 AM
Counting down! :) 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Daren on July 31, 2007, 10:48:46 PM
   what do you think of doing this in a woodburning? ;D

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/jeff_icecream.jpg)

Who are you asking? I have not checked this thread for awhile. That would not be too hard on a bigger block (gotta get the spoon...and the belly, and the content grin between the two). Just time consuming. 4? block spaces for maximum detail, with some FF hangings on the background wall (or a thought bubble "eat mo grits", whatever...to fill the void space (s) ). I can do it. Print it off, use carbon paper to transfer the image and burn away. Busy shirt pattern and all eh. Can't get it done before this pig roast obviously, but I can do it. Volunteer here willing to give it a crack.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 31, 2007, 10:53:39 PM
I've started it Daren. Dont know if you have seen my wood burnings. This one is pretty simple compared to a few I have done. 

The stool started in this link
http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=23527.msg344960#msg344960

Is going to be a door prize at the pigroast.


Thanks for the offer, and if ya want you can still give it a go. I can send mine to one of my sisters for christmas. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Daren on July 31, 2007, 11:06:43 PM
Hey, can you make me one?  :D No I had not see any of your wood burnings. I miss stuff  ::) too many posts here and so little time to spend surfing. The sun comes up early and sets late, and sawdust has to fly when it can for me to eat.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: ADAMINMO on August 02, 2007, 04:30:10 PM
I suppose i'll have to mail mine now since Tom_in_Mo wont be making it to the roast this year for some reason.I would have went if I would have known sooner that he wasnt going.Spur of the moment thing for him I guess I dont know.I'll get mine and his in the mail headed that way.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: OneWithWood on August 02, 2007, 09:00:57 PM
I hope the dunk a sponsor noise did't scare Tom off  :D

Sorry to hear neither of you are going to make it.  You will be missed.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 02, 2007, 09:40:27 PM
Yep, I sure wish they were still coming. :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on August 02, 2007, 10:18:46 PM
Jeff B, do you still have room for more blocks?  I'm just a new guy around here but I think your idea is really cool.  After the snow flies (~2 months from now) and the flurry of preparing for winter is over, I can come up with a piece of Alaskan white spruce or maybe some birch for you.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 02, 2007, 10:56:45 PM
I sure do!!  I still only have half as many as I need but I have room for as many that come in. I'll display them elsewhere on the cabin if I ever get the first intended area filled.  :)Thanks Warbird!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: tim1234 on August 03, 2007, 01:21:44 AM
Jeff,

How about a piece of quarter sawn white oak that is stained black by the steel hook that my grandfather put in my tree 70 years ago to hang his hammock?  Cost me a blade charge when we hit it with the sawyer's peterson.  Come to think of it, that means there's another hook buried in one of the other trees back there :-*

Do you need any kind of finish on it, I don't know if I'll have time to get it together tommorrow or not.

Tim
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 03, 2007, 07:48:18 AM
Tim, sounds cool!  No need for any finish.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dave Shepard on August 06, 2007, 10:13:51 PM
Almost had another block for you Jeff, but the project went all Furby on me (dimensions way out of whack). I'll have to get another piece of wood and git-r-done for you.l


Dave
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DanG on August 06, 2007, 11:16:41 PM
but the project went all Furby on me (dimensions way out of whack).



 :D :D :D :D
A new ForestryForum standard phrase has been born. 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dave Shepard on August 06, 2007, 11:47:50 PM
Is it going to be listed right beside "whack" and "grits"? :D


Dave
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on August 07, 2007, 05:52:16 AM
See, it's done like this:

DanG, that thing went all Furby on me. Worse than a cold bucket o' Gritz...

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: tonich on August 08, 2007, 10:38:53 AM
However, just asking, but, are there any sort of quarantine issues sending timber into the USA? I know there are sending timber into AUS, but wondering about there...

Anyone have an idea?  ???  ::)
Is it save to mail wood block from here to USA?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dodgy Loner on August 08, 2007, 01:07:45 PM
Hmmm...wish I knew the answer to that one.  I've had no problem bringing wood products back from my travels to Brazil and New Zealand, but I suppose a foreigner shipping a wood product to the US is a different story.  Anyone ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: tonich on August 08, 2007, 01:19:34 PM
Ideally, I would like to send some endemic tree specious, found only around here.
Since I have to call across the country to have those things delivered, I wonder is it worth stirring the things here.
Me and Jeff don’t want to have this precious things lost on their way over the Atlantic, do we?  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on August 08, 2007, 05:02:07 PM

 I can't imagine ANY problem shipping a small block into the USA. I carry samples all the time from here, and customs has never said a word.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Reddog on August 08, 2007, 05:41:18 PM
Just put a coat of finish on it and declare it a gift plaque. Do not declare it as wood, just a plaque. Most of the rules do not apply to finished furniture. Only raw wood products.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on August 08, 2007, 05:48:44 PM
Tonich, My suggestion would be to make it, and send it.

Declare it properly. Call it a Plaque, or a Timber plaque or such. Laquer it. Make sure it has no borer holes in it at all (as some timbers do, and borer holes freak customs guys out).

The worst that can happen IF you declare it correctly is that they'll confiscate it. And if that happens, Oh well, you've lost it (or they'll offer the Boss to have it fumigated, which is what they do here) then he can say yes or no (depending on the cost, which may be nothing, I don't know your system).

Chances are it'll be fine, and you can't get into trouble for declaring it properly.

So, I say SEND IT and see how it goes.

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on August 08, 2007, 09:27:15 PM
but the project went all Furby on me (dimensions way out of whack).



 :D :D :D :D
A new ForestryForum standard phrase has been born. 8) 8) 8)

 ::) ::) ::)

Anyone get the measurements on the one I left this year ??? ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dave Shepard on August 08, 2007, 09:32:59 PM
Five inches and a bit by five inches and then some, by about so thick. :D


Dave
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on August 08, 2007, 09:57:07 PM
Close! ;D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on August 08, 2007, 11:21:42 PM
Furby, I saw the chopped-off-at-the-knees one you originally sent, but I missed the new one.  It was probably only chopped-off-at-the-ankles ;D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: estiers on August 09, 2007, 12:39:37 PM
The worst that can happen IF you declare it correctly is that they'll confiscate it. And if that happens, Oh well, you've lost it (or they'll offer the Boss to have it fumigated, which is what they do here) then he can say yes or no (depending on the cost, which may be nothing, I don't know your system).

Fumigation is expensive here, but as long as there is no bark, and no bugs, there should be no problem.  That is of course unless you are using wood from a CITES protected species.  Glad I could clear that up!!  ::) :D

Your friendly neighborhood agricultural inspector.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on August 09, 2007, 07:53:32 PM
Here's what I would do and sorta did. :)
Get your wood cut to roughly the right size and then lay it on a tin or some tin foil in the oven.
Put the oven on the lowest setting, mine only goes down to 170° or so, and let the wood dry/heat treat for a day or two.
It won't take all that long for a 6"x 6"x 4/4 or so piece to get hot through and through.
Then you can finish it however you like and when you declare what it is, you can honestlly list it as "heat treated" for bugs and such.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on August 09, 2007, 09:04:45 PM
That is a great suggestion, Furby.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: tim1234 on August 09, 2007, 09:09:35 PM
Hope you found my square.  There was no velcro left so I couldn't stick it up. 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pigman on August 09, 2007, 10:56:06 PM
Sorry Tim, It was cool Sunday morning and we ran low on firewood. :( :D


Bob
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: tonich on August 14, 2007, 05:40:30 AM
Thank you all for the encouragement!
I’ll take my time and see what comes out.


PS. Thanks to Furby for the cooking recipe as well!  :D :D :D (J/K)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on August 14, 2007, 12:47:39 PM

 Hey Jeff,

Isnt it time for a new shot of the tile work?
I would like to see how far it has gotten.

Jon
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 14, 2007, 01:44:27 PM

Blocks...
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/blocks_1.jpg)

No Blocks... ;)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/blocks_2.jpg)

Were a tad past half way.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on August 15, 2007, 03:14:28 PM


I'm noticing some are kinda, well as stated earlier, dimensionally challenged... :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on August 15, 2007, 06:46:19 PM
So are some of the members.
What's your point! :-X
 :D :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: woody1 on August 17, 2007, 10:47:46 AM
Mine is on it's way. (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14805/PICT0372.JPG)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on August 17, 2007, 02:14:59 PM

 Hmmmmmmmmmm

 Veddy Intedestink

   Iiii LIKE IT.  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: TexasTimbers on August 17, 2007, 02:41:04 PM
Woody you are raising the bar.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: woody1 on August 17, 2007, 03:35:56 PM
I made it very rough, so everyone elses looks good.  :D :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on August 17, 2007, 09:45:50 PM
Looks very sharp, Woody1 ;D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 17, 2007, 10:10:09 PM
That one may rate a screw versus velcro. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: woody1 on August 17, 2007, 10:29:39 PM
Now, ur makin me feel bad..I wish I would have taken more time with it. I threw it together in an hour, just to get it on the ceiling while there was room. You better use screws, that thing falls and the bit hits ya on the head..it won't be pretty.  :o :o :o
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dave Shepard on August 18, 2007, 12:00:29 AM
I am going to have to nail the blown up remains of my 394XP to mine to top that. :D

All kidding aside, that is awesome! 8)


Dave
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: OneWithWood on August 20, 2007, 01:05:53 PM
I like the thought that went into that Woody1.  :)

That porch roof definately has some character(s)  8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: woody1 on August 21, 2007, 07:11:39 PM
Thank Ya !  Just got a note from jeff he got it today. It seems funny you can get mail quicker across the county, than you can across town.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: woody1 on August 24, 2007, 10:50:37 AM
Can we get a current picture?   I wanna see my block on the ceiling.
Thanks,
Woody 1
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 24, 2007, 05:20:57 PM
I'll try to get it up when it quits raining woody. :)   Its really cool. For right now its laying right here next to my keyboard. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: woody1 on August 24, 2007, 07:40:46 PM
If you happen across the chain that cutter is off of let me know. :o :o Glad you like it. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: woody1 on August 24, 2007, 07:58:29 PM
I found a couple more cutters. (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14805/PICT0378.JPG)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: ADAMINMO on September 14, 2007, 02:50:07 PM
Since Burlcraft and beenthere forgot to come back and pick mine up they are in the mail on their way to you Jeff. Sorry it took so long but they are finally on their way to you. I also put a little something in the box for ya too. It ain't no snake either so don't think that.(I guess I could have put a small rubber snake in there for giggles! But I didn't)Looks like ya got quite a ways to go to cover that ceiling though.Well ya got 2 more now to add to it.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on September 14, 2007, 04:16:00 PM
Cool!  I'll have to give that beenthere the whatfor.  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Burlkraft on September 14, 2007, 07:23:52 PM
Whoozzzz that...... ??? ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on September 14, 2007, 07:39:22 PM
You to fernboy....  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Imasap on October 18, 2007, 09:37:00 PM
Jeff's slide show (http://www.forestryforum.com/blocks/)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Tom on October 18, 2007, 09:46:22 PM
Great job.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on December 27, 2007, 10:15:45 AM
5¾" by 5¾"  by 1"
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on December 27, 2007, 10:15:59 AM
 :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: submarinesailor on December 27, 2007, 12:59:20 PM
OK, we get the point. :P :o :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on December 27, 2007, 01:01:32 PM
OBVIOUSLY MOST OF YOU DONT! :-X  ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dave Shepard on December 27, 2007, 04:48:57 PM
Right now my wood block is 1"x6"x42", drying next to the woodstove. Got to trim it a little I think. How is it for length Furby, will that be good? ;) :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Furby on December 27, 2007, 06:21:12 PM
Well, since soooo many folks HAVEN'T sent one in, the length is fine as Jeff has a ton of space to fill. :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 27, 2007, 09:17:12 PM
It's probably a couple a years now (without going back to check ;) ). And seems like an eternity I know. I've been wanting to do a tile myself, but get tied up with my other projects. Eventually, I'll get one done and send it off. No hurry is there? ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: solodan on December 27, 2007, 10:57:45 PM
It was 1 year and 8 months ago. :) mine has been sitting on my dining room window sill for a year and a half. :o Maybe I should go re-measure it now. :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 28, 2007, 06:16:12 AM
 ::) Maybe.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dave Shepard on January 14, 2008, 12:26:58 AM
I picked up the rest of my parts today for my square, and the board seems to be dry enough, it's been propped against the woodstove for two months now. ::) If only I can find my accurate tape measure, the one that has the fine scale that reads in 1/4" increments. Got to make sure it is the right size. :D Anyone else working on a block? (A gentle reminder from one slacker to another)


Dave
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Roxie on January 14, 2008, 05:45:22 AM
Cowboy Bob and I are working on getting our blocks finished.   8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DanG on January 16, 2008, 12:37:11 PM
I am finding it extremely difficult to accept the fact that I've been this badly outprocrastinated. :-[
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 16, 2008, 02:20:13 PM
I've got an idea, but I just gotta put it to wood.  ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DWM II on January 16, 2008, 05:58:52 PM
I'm gonna have to get a block together! ought to be a good rainy day project.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: dail_h on January 16, 2008, 06:04:10 PM
   I ain't even seriously thought about gettin started yet
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on January 16, 2008, 06:21:55 PM
   I ain't even seriously thought about gettin started yet

Is that a group quote? ;)

My answer is

I KNOW ;) :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Kevin on January 16, 2008, 06:26:04 PM
I have my tile finished.  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dave Shepard on January 16, 2008, 07:29:05 PM
DanG, I believe I may have warned you about my abilities to outprocastinate just about anybody. ;) You may have also taken note that while I have stirred the pot, I still haven't sent out a tile. Cold weather's coming, might not be able to work in the garage this weekend either. Always keep an angle open for procrastination. ::) In all seriousness, I do have everything together, and the board does appear to be quite dry, probably oven dry. ::) If it reacclimates, it will throw off my dimensions. Going to have to do some calculations. Jeff, what is the average RH in Harrison. (See what I was saying about the angles, it could go on forever.) ::)


Dave
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Roxie on January 17, 2008, 05:38:43 AM
I want to see Kevin's block!   :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on January 17, 2008, 08:46:19 AM
I want to see Kevin's block!   :)

He'll have to show it to ya cause I aint got it!!  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on January 17, 2008, 10:34:53 AM
Hmmmm.  I'd forgotten about this.  And I already bucked and split the really large firewood.  Lemme see what I can scrounge up in the next couple of weeks.  I've got a buddy who has a planar, saws, etc.

Jeff, is the pig roast the same date every year?  It'd sure be nice to deliver the block personally and meet some of the folks from around here.  Prolly won't be able to make it this year but who knows....
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on January 17, 2008, 11:01:58 AM
Its always the first Saturday in August. You can see the count down under the Bio-Mizer sponsor graphic to the left. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 17, 2008, 02:21:38 PM
Warbird, try to get hold of a piece of Alaska 'yellow' cypress. It smells nice untreated and it's yellow and be nice for a wood burning.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on January 17, 2008, 02:30:53 PM
Warbird, try to get hold of a piece of Alaska 'yellow' cypress. It smells nice untreated and it's yellow and be nice for a wood burning.  :)

Hmmmm.  I don't think it grows this far north.  I'll ask around at a couple of the wood shops.  The main trees we have growing around here are spruce, birch, alder, and cottonwood.  The alder and cottonwood are last resort for firewood, as they have low BTU ratings.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 17, 2008, 02:43:46 PM
It grows along the coast mountains and I see up as far as the southern mainland of Alaska. It's real slow growing and lives a long time, over 3000 years. Pole sized ones can be 200 years old. Up in the mountain swamps they look like a mat of little bonsai trees up to 3 feet tall.  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on January 17, 2008, 04:25:55 PM
Warbird, try to get hold of a piece of Alaska 'yellow' cypress. It smells nice untreated and it's yellow and be nice for a wood burning.  :)

Are you talking Chamaecyparis nootkatensis?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 17, 2008, 05:06:24 PM
Yup  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Burlkraft on January 17, 2008, 06:23:28 PM
Warbird, try to get hold of a piece of Alaska 'yellow' cypress. It smells nice untreated and it's yellow and be nice for a wood burning.  :)

Are you talking Chamaecyparis nootkatensis?

It's pretty good turnin' too  ;D ;D ;D

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/archives/burlkraft/Yooper%20Cough%20Medicine%20and%20Burl.jpg)


Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 17, 2008, 06:33:22 PM
Look at the bugger gloat. :D :D

Looks like some tag team'n to me.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DanG on January 17, 2008, 08:19:48 PM
All those pretty woods are just fine and dandy, but what Jeff really want's is your name on a block of wood he can put on the ceiling.  The NAME is the important part!  It is nice if the block is really pretty, or of some rare, exotic species, but the whole thing is about ForestryForum Members(Forumites) and not about the wood. 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 17, 2008, 09:06:05 PM
Of course it's about the members. But, I think the wood's nicer looking though.  ;D :D

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DanG on January 17, 2008, 09:33:34 PM
Speak fer yerself. ;D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 17, 2008, 09:47:34 PM
I didn't mention names.  ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Coon on January 17, 2008, 10:51:51 PM
I finally got my block cut out today.  Gonna get at the burning tomorrow.   ;D..... I know I am "slow as mollases in January" but I am working on it. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: dail_h on January 18, 2008, 03:59:18 PM
   I done completely disremembered the specs,and dimensions  for the thang,now I got ta start all over agin :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on January 18, 2008, 05:17:42 PM
My plan is to carve up a piece of firewood and send that.  Maybe I'll engrave, "This block coulda heated my home for 5 minutes but I give it to FF instead!"  ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on June 30, 2008, 05:35:34 PM
I'm thinking if I remember correctly, last year at the Piggy Roast, there were still quite a few spaces needing filling.  So, using that logic (if it's logical)  I'm bring this post back to the top for Jeff and Tammy.     

   For those that haven't yet sent in you block, NOW IS THE TIME!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 30, 2008, 08:04:20 PM
Good Idea! Most of the room that was there then, is still there now!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: PC-Urban-Sawyer on July 01, 2008, 12:23:20 PM
DanG! I've been a member for almost twenty months and didn't even know I needed to make a block for this project...

How's that for procrastination?

Well, recon I'll have to get started, as soon as I find my Round Tuit...

Just let me verify, there is a Piggy Roast every year, right?

And the size on these blocks was six by six by won?  8)

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 01, 2008, 05:19:55 PM


And the size on these blocks was six by six by won?  8)

Dont get me started.... ;) :D


Yep. Every year there is a pig roast. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on July 01, 2008, 05:35:26 PM

Quote
Dont get me started.... 
    ;D  ;D  ;D


The below has been brought forward from the initial post of this thread so as to help those that can't remember 37 pages back .     ;)

Quote
one piece of wood 5¾" by 5¾" square, by 1 inch thick that has your username on it to help fill in this area. It can be any species, and your name, username and date or whatever applied however you wish, burnt painted, engraved, whatever but I would like to keep the species of wood identifiable.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: PC-Urban-Sawyer on July 02, 2008, 08:27:12 PM


And the size on these blocks was six by six by won?  8)

Dont get me started.... ;) :D


Yep. Every year there is a pig roast. :)

Jeff, do you suppose  I could get a variance on the size spec? It's real hard measuring 5 3/4 of inch when you're using barleycorns... How about 5 2/3 inch square instead?  It wouldn't be much smaller than the other ones...

Now, if I can figure out where I left my calibrated barleycorns...  8)

If I really push it maybe I'll get-r done in time for the 2010 Pig Roast... :D

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: PC-Urban-Sawyer on July 03, 2008, 10:19:21 AM
Well, I searched and searched and can't find my barleycorns... They probably wound up in some soup or perhaps even in a beer. Shame though, they was calibrated and everything...

I did find my calibrated cubit stick though. What do you think Jeff, would .319 cubits square by .056 cubits thick be close enough? ???

I've got a small cypress crotch roughed to size. Maybe I'll get it finished in time for the 2009 Pig Roast at this rate ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on October 15, 2008, 01:45:26 PM
Just about when I give up all hope, there comes a glimmer. :)


Thanks to thedeeredude!

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/thedeerdude.jpg)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 15, 2008, 03:58:41 PM
Jeff's trying the shame the shameless. :D

Work in progress big guy.   ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on October 15, 2008, 03:59:26 PM
Nice ash, the DeerDude ;D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: TexasTimbers on October 16, 2008, 01:54:01 PM
Jeff, hindsight makes us all geniuses, but you should have made the size requirements 12" square, then you'd have run out of room already and would have to expand your porch to wraap around the house. I bet Tammy would just hate that. :D :)

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on October 16, 2008, 05:51:07 PM
Yea, yer right, who would have ever guessed I could only get 0.19% of the membership to send me a small chunk of wood.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: tyb525 on October 16, 2008, 06:14:17 PM
 There is still room left, right? Could I mail mine to you?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on October 16, 2008, 06:15:56 PM
There will always be room.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thedeeredude on October 19, 2008, 02:20:43 PM
Nice ash, the DeerDude ;D.

Think more root beer WDH :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on October 19, 2008, 08:14:17 PM
A sasparilla tree ;D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on October 21, 2008, 06:44:25 AM

 ooh I know, I know. they just don't grow that big here in maryland.

Sasafrass?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thedeeredude on October 21, 2008, 08:05:36 PM
Yepper.  We get some big sassafras round here.  And I love the smell ;D  I have a bunch of 4/4 sassafras left over from various projects. Some was 12" wide.  One piece was 14" wide without a single knot.  As far as looks, workability and overall, its my favorite wood.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 28, 2008, 10:10:36 AM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_Moose-woodburn.jpg)



Mean looking critter ain't he? Better look out, here I come. Love bust'n up fence works, 'specially with signs.  ;D :D :D


Jeff, shoot me an email with your snail mail and the deed will be done.   ;)


Oh, and I traced it with charcoal out of the stove. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thedeeredude on October 28, 2008, 11:17:06 AM
Nice work donkey!  Is that butternut?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 28, 2008, 12:44:22 PM
Yup, she be.  ;D

I was going to let Jeff guess once he had it to lick, smell and dent. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on October 28, 2008, 01:50:11 PM
Good thing we didn't all know he was lickin, smellin, and dentin 'em ..... ;D ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dodgy Loner on October 28, 2008, 02:11:11 PM
Glad to see you've finally exorcised those demons of procrastination, SwampDonkey ;).  That will be a fine addition to Jeff's porch!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on October 28, 2008, 09:32:27 PM
SD is the Butternut Whisperer :).
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Meadows Miller on November 16, 2008, 07:31:14 AM
Gday

Jeff would you like a nice peice of Downunder HARDWOOD !!! to add to Your roof project  ;D ive got a couple of local timbers here Ironbark or Greybox but you will need to drill them first and screw it into place  its bloody hard stuff  ;) :D
Just pm me your postal details and a big congrats on a dang good Idea  8) 8)

Reguards Chris McMahon
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dave Shepard on February 28, 2009, 10:19:54 PM
Better late than never, I guess. ::) This is the hardest, most pain in the butt wood I've ever worked. :D Even with sharp tools, it fought tooth and nail, but it's pretty DanG close to proper dimension.  8) It's hand planed on the one side, but I left the back rough. It got left on the woodstove one night when it was green, so it moved to that side right quick, but I was able to salvage it.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14240/woodblock.jpg)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on February 28, 2009, 10:22:01 PM
It looks like quarter sawn sycamore.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mooseherder on February 28, 2009, 10:25:54 PM
Great time to bring this thread back up.  We have a lot of new members and an unfinished ceiling. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on February 28, 2009, 10:28:27 PM
Its not even close.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dave Shepard on February 28, 2009, 10:34:04 PM
That's just what it is. I've been sawing a bunch of it this winter. Neat stuff. The stuff I sawed is going to panel an entire room. Walls and ceilings. :o A friend of mine said that was like eating 8 gallons of your favorite ice cream. :D I think anymore than a wainscoting height is too much.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 01, 2009, 06:04:25 AM
It's beautiful stuff Dave , but I think I'd go dizzy if it was all over the walls.  :D Sure is incredible looking figure.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: mudpupdave on March 01, 2009, 09:18:19 AM
Hey Jeff,
That is the coolest idea i've heard in a long time, I wouldn't mind helping you out if I can. Keep us updated on the progress.
                                            Dave
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: singlejacker on March 01, 2009, 09:31:16 PM
jeff, let me know if you have room for a piece from northern california.your choice,western red cedar,black oak,or  doug fir. clearing some fence row this winter.stay safe,dan.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on March 01, 2009, 09:34:47 PM
All kinds of room.  :)  Your choice. I have no say in the matter other then the size. ;) :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on March 04, 2009, 07:11:17 AM

 I'm glad to see this thread pop up again. It's a good reminder to those that were thinking about it but kinda forgot, got busy or are sitting around watching reality tv wishing they had a small project to work on ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: baronthered on May 28, 2009, 06:48:03 AM
New here found this thread. Still looking for roof tiles Jeff? I'll see what I can find that's different.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on May 28, 2009, 07:10:47 AM
I know he is still looking.  I think he has about 1/3 of what he needs.   They're going to be on display at SAWLEX tomorrow and Saturday.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Slabs on May 28, 2009, 07:59:52 PM
Hey Boss!!

Flop your carcass down on the porch floor and git us a pic of what you have so far.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on May 28, 2009, 08:41:47 PM
I think Boss said he has them with him at Sawlex now. He left early this morning with Burlkraft. They should be "landed" by now, and settin up.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dan_Shade on May 31, 2009, 11:13:05 AM
I am proud to say that I am now in compliance, i added an iron stained white oak board to the display!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 31, 2009, 12:42:53 PM
Yes he did. ;D   
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: JV on May 31, 2009, 03:30:09 PM
Finished mine sitting at the booth and no fire alarms went off.   :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 31, 2009, 04:41:00 PM
We're working on putting them all back up right now.  We've opted to put one screw in them this time. I still need at least 50 more, and I could find a place for 5000. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: OneWithWood on June 04, 2009, 02:33:42 PM
Shee-eesh!

Screwed again  :D :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 04, 2009, 03:12:59 PM
Just wait until ya see who yer next to now! ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 04, 2009, 04:27:02 PM
Uh oh!  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: sbishop on July 20, 2009, 03:10:12 PM
Jeff, you still have room?

Sbishop
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Captain on July 20, 2009, 06:28:13 PM
I PROBABLY BETTER bring one with me for August 1  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 02, 2010, 11:01:36 PM
After 4 years, wouldn't you think I would have been able to get enough blocks to finish this? Ya know, I don't ask for much around here.  :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on June 02, 2010, 11:20:58 PM
Ouch.  Guilt trip.  This had fallen off my radar.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 02, 2010, 11:55:46 PM
Ouch.  Guilt trip. 


You got it Bucko. ;)  I'm pulling out the stops.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 03, 2010, 03:02:23 AM
It's about time you started pulling your weight around here. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on June 03, 2010, 06:40:02 AM
I see a few new names as attendees to the Pig Roast this year.    I hope they take the hint and bring their 'dues".   Wonder idf you have one from Asy?    If not I hope she remembers to bring it along.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Sprucegum on June 03, 2010, 08:34:22 AM
With a name like "Sprucegum" it just didn't feel right sending a piece of poplar which was all I had cut til last weekend.

Ya! I finally cut into a spruce! None of it came out your size though  ???  ::)  ???

I could cut a square out of my shirt, there is enough sap on it to stick anywhere.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: VT_Forestry on June 03, 2010, 08:47:29 AM
Didn't even know this thread existed...looks like I'll have to dig something up and get to work :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: PC-Urban-Sawyer on June 03, 2010, 05:02:24 PM
Ouch.  Guilt trip. 


You got it Bucko. ;)  I'm pulling out the stops.

Jeff,

OK, I'll plead guilty as well...

PM me the mailing address and I'll get my contribution in the mail to you.

Herb
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dave Shepard on June 03, 2010, 06:20:37 PM
My block recently was returned to me. It was serving as a quarter sawn sycamore sample for a while now. ::) I'll get it sent out.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on June 03, 2010, 09:05:13 PM
I believe Asy is on the ceiling already.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: woodbowl on June 05, 2010, 06:08:49 PM
Hey Jeff, can I put another one up? We'll fill it up one way or another.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 05, 2010, 07:25:26 PM
Sure. :)    I should go out and take a picture of the big gaping empty hole, then remove everyone's ability to post that has not sent me one yet until I get a promissory note for a block.  smiley_contract_point
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WH_Conley on June 05, 2010, 09:26:44 PM
Ouch.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 05, 2010, 09:49:49 PM
 :D :D :D

I got my get out of jail card.  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on June 05, 2010, 10:48:47 PM
This is the first time I've seen this post.  Jeff please PM me the address.  I'm thinking some red and white stripped hickory I have.  Please also let me know how many you're received roughly, and if you are still accepting. Thanks, Brad_bb
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 05, 2010, 10:58:16 PM
I'd have to go out and count them, but about 3 more then I had a year ago. :D   I have lots of room. I've only filled about 60-70% of the original area I wanted to cover.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 05, 2010, 10:59:25 PM
If you do get a chance to send a block, you can send it to:

Jeff Brokaw
3210 Bischoff
Harrison Mi 48625

Thanks!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on June 06, 2010, 10:17:43 AM
Sorry I couldn't read all 40 pages, but how are they being attached?  Screw, glue?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 06, 2010, 10:28:02 AM
I initially was using Velcro, but it was becoming costly for the heavy duty stuff, so now I just put one hole in them with one screw.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Papa1stuff on June 06, 2010, 10:58:57 AM
What is the size of the blocks you are looking for?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Papa1stuff on June 06, 2010, 11:02:43 AM
Never  mind ,went back to first post and found it ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 06, 2010, 11:04:32 AM
The one inch aint critical. the 5.75" square is though.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Gary_C on June 06, 2010, 11:24:53 AM
Ain't making any promises, but could we see a picture of what you've got. Need some ideas.   ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dan_Shade on June 06, 2010, 11:31:04 AM
a square with your name on it!

I think many of us keep waiting for that "awesome" peice of wood to send Jeff, but any old square peice will do!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 06, 2010, 11:40:35 AM
Ain't making any promises, but could we see a picture of what you've got. Need some ideas.   ::)

Dan is right.  However Gary, I did that THREE YEARS AGO! :D

http://www.forestryforum.com/blocks/
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Gary_C on June 06, 2010, 11:53:04 AM
a square with your name on it!

I think many of us keep waiting for that "awesome" peice of wood to send Jeff, but any old square peice will do!

That's the problem! In the past three years all the wood that I have has been round and the only saw I can find is is on a harvester head or all rusty. So there are a lot of steps to the process.  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on June 06, 2010, 12:00:22 PM
Looks like burlkraft didn't follow directions in one of them.  ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Gary_C on June 06, 2010, 12:07:04 PM
Warbird beat me to it. How does that one fit?  :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on June 06, 2010, 12:12:13 PM
Very interesting.  I am formulating some idears.  Going to have to head out to one of the wood shops to get some pieces to try out.

Jeff, do you have any pics posted of what the whole set looks like when it is put up?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 06, 2010, 01:48:57 PM
There are pics all through the thread as I remember.  I'll go out and take one now if the rain has let up enough...
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 06, 2010, 01:54:20 PM
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/2400/DSC02072.JPG)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/2400/DSC02073.JPG)

isn't it pathetic I can't get that little area covered via over 7500 members?   :'(  :'(  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on June 06, 2010, 02:36:09 PM
 Mabe you could make it a requirement for admission to the FF pigroast. If your block aint up yet then hand them a blank (Plywood until they can do better) and make them fill one out. Or something like that.

Jon
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 06, 2010, 03:07:09 PM
Nah, no requirement for the pig roasts.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on June 07, 2010, 11:33:01 AM
There are 7500 members?!!!  I never imagined that.  My guess would have been 400-800.

I've never burned or carved before.  Any tips how to do it nicely?  I was thinking of printing with the font I want on the computer and somehow transferring that to the wood block, then??
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: PC-Urban-Sawyer on June 07, 2010, 01:24:43 PM
There are 7500 members?!!!  I never imagined that.  My guess would have been 400-800.

I've never burned or carved before.  Any tips how to do it nicely?  I was thinking of printing with the font I want on the computer and somehow transferring that to the wood block, then??

Brad,

That will work... Here's the main points:

1. You've got to get the text/image to be mirror image on the paper when printed. Bing/Google how to do that.

2. Print black on white paper using a laser printer.

3. Use a hot iron to transfer the image to the wood. (Might want to do a test run on scrap to get things down pat...

Herb
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on June 07, 2010, 01:41:57 PM

 you could also take a marker and sign your name/handle on the block and send it ...  ;)  Art is not required , what is is a block with a name .
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on June 07, 2010, 02:16:33 PM
Bro. Noble's block is classic.  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on June 07, 2010, 06:18:31 PM

 I wrote on my block with a pencil and traced it with a soldering iron.
Not as nice as Jeff's handywork but it worked.

Jon
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on June 07, 2010, 08:31:49 PM
Bro. Noble's block is classic.  ;D

Bro. Noble is classic!.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 08, 2010, 03:03:52 AM
I think Bro Noble even has his face on a wooden nickle. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 20, 2010, 08:12:27 AM
I thought I would give you an update on how this is going since I brought it back up a few weeks ago.

Since bringing it back up I have received through the mail or have been hand delivered exactly ZERO new blocks.   8)  8) ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pigman on June 20, 2010, 08:19:08 AM
At the pig roast we can help you install all the new blocks, it shouldn't take long. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DanG on June 20, 2010, 08:32:08 AM
I'm glad I got in on the ground floor of that ceiling, even though some wayward Forum Administrator tried to hijack my block. ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on June 20, 2010, 09:17:33 AM
Maybe there's a world shortage of wooden blocks?  ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on June 20, 2010, 09:45:52 AM
 Mabe some folks just are afraid to try and make a block, they don't want it to look like a kindergarden project. Some people are just not good at right angles and exact mesurements, " I cut it 3 times and it's still to short!"

How about a FF fundraser using blocks. Get a volunteer forum member who is good at making stuff and for a donation to the FF a block could be made for them.

Just thinking out loud here.
Jon
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DouginUtah on June 20, 2010, 11:56:50 AM
Maybe some folks just are afraid to try and make a block, they don't want it to look like a kindergarden project.

If you have seen some of the blocks that are there you wouldn't worry about not good enough.  :D  :D  :D  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Meadows Miller on June 20, 2010, 12:04:56 PM
Gday

Ill send one 28.75 x 28.75 square for you like Jeff that should take care of good abit of the space you have left Mate  ;) ;) :D :D :D ;) ;D ;D 8) 8)

The size you want is 5.75 by 5.75x 1" thick aint it  ??? ??? just checking to make sure Mate  ;)

Regards Chris
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pigman on June 20, 2010, 01:35:06 PM

If you have seen some of the blocks that are there you wouldn't worry about not good enough.  :D  :D  :D  ;D
Well Doug, I did the best I could. :-[
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DouginUtah on June 20, 2010, 02:33:56 PM
I was talking about mine. :D  ;D

On the other hand, some are real works of art.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Piston on June 20, 2010, 02:38:13 PM
Jeff,
It's taken me quite a while to actually chime in on this thread, but how bout a piece out of an old NH barn?  I'll be going up to my grandfather's land for the 4th where he has an old barn, with some reeeeaaallly old floorboards.  Hopefully I can find some that aren't rotted out too bad and cut out the 'proper size' for ya.   8)

I'm not gonna ask where to mail it, I'm sure it's in one of the many pages I haven't looked through yet, I'll start in the beginning.  ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Piston on June 20, 2010, 02:50:05 PM
when you have your aquare ready to go, just email me and I'll send my address back. :)

HA! Look at that, Page 1  :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on June 21, 2010, 07:46:05 PM
Well, MINE is ready to mail.  I finished it before I left last week, but the finish was not completely cured and I didn't have time to mail it.  I have been unloading tools, etc. from our mission trip today, but off it goes tomorrow.

It's Walnut with WM Orange lettering.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/2410/DSCN0904.JPG)
The screwhead is even painted brown.   :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 21, 2010, 08:54:24 PM
 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on June 21, 2010, 11:11:48 PM
Only 6,985 to go.    :D :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Texas Ranger on June 22, 2010, 12:23:05 AM
 TRangerette has one ready, we will bring it with us.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 22, 2010, 02:59:34 AM
What?! No screw driver?  ;)

Looks nice Magicman.  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: LIL on June 22, 2010, 05:34:07 AM
I'm hoping theres one from New Zealand in there somewhere  ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on June 22, 2010, 06:23:41 AM
Well, MINE is ready to mail.  I finished it before I left last week, but the finish was not completely cured and I didn't have time to mail it.  I have been unloading tools, etc. from our mission trip today, but off it goes tomorrow.

It's Walnut with WM Orange lettering.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/2410/DSCN0904.JPG)
The screwhead is even painted brown.   :)

You should deliver it in person at the Pig Roast.   That way you can put the screw in.  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 22, 2010, 07:19:09 AM
I'm hoping theres one from New Zealand in there somewhere  ::)

There is!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on June 22, 2010, 09:14:36 AM
You should deliver it in person at the Pig Roast.   That way you can put the screw in.  ;D 

You just don't know how badly I want to.  There are some conflicting issues that I'm trying to work out.  I haven't given up yet.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Burlkraft on June 22, 2010, 09:18:17 AM
That's one nice lookin' block MM

I do believe I have the only double space block up there
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Meadows Miller on June 22, 2010, 09:20:12 AM
Gday

Lookiing good Magic Looking good  ;) Top Job Mate I like It ;D ;D 8) 8)


Regards Chris
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on June 22, 2010, 11:38:22 AM
How's that Burlkraft?  Isn't that against the rules?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 22, 2010, 11:44:07 AM
Yes, it is, but Steve, he's a bit "Special" so sometimes I have to make accommodations. You know, like a separate Olympics they have for special people. Things like that.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on June 22, 2010, 12:14:03 PM
Well the Magicman's is on the "Pony Express".   smiley_horserider
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on June 22, 2010, 04:45:23 PM
That is good, but two does not a whack make  :).

More, more, more.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on June 22, 2010, 06:18:36 PM
Yes, it is, but Steve, he's a bit "Special" so sometimes I have to make accommodations. You know, like a separate Olympics they have for special people. Things like that.

Steve rides the short bus ?    smiley_bucktooth
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 22, 2010, 06:20:25 PM
Who said that? ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Burlkraft on June 22, 2010, 07:25:14 PM
I usually don't ride the bus  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 22, 2010, 08:31:01 PM
Hes got a service dog. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on June 22, 2010, 11:48:34 PM
So was burlkrafts block an actual burl?  If it was shown in a past post, I missed it.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 22, 2010, 11:54:39 PM
Redwood From the great Redwood Adventure.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 23, 2010, 02:49:11 AM
Hes got a service dog. :)

Steve needs a sled for his dog though.   :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on June 23, 2010, 04:53:14 PM

 You have time to build him one,paint it red and bring it with you to the piggy roast.  ;)   smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on June 23, 2010, 07:28:47 PM
Like Marcel said  :).
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mooseherder on June 23, 2010, 07:33:24 PM
He should drop it off at Marcel's first so the Customs fellers don't get any smart ideas on 2 Border crossings.  Some one may insinuate it was store bought and hold it fer some duty fees.  ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on June 23, 2010, 07:35:47 PM
He could ride it across the border in a remote area  :-\.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on June 23, 2010, 10:19:13 PM

 Uh!! I aint too good at them border crossing with stuff . ::) . dem border keeper guys really liked what I was bringing and kept it for themselves .  >:( 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on June 23, 2010, 10:38:21 PM

 Uh!! I aint too good at them border crossing with stuff . ::) . dem border keeper guys really liked what I was bringing and kept it for themselves .  >:( 

Wasn't that the breakfast bacon a couple years ago?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on June 23, 2010, 10:41:33 PM

 Venison sausage ....  >:( >:(
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on June 23, 2010, 10:43:28 PM

 Wonder if vegatarian sausage would go by easier  smiley_headscratch Seeing as they have this aversion to anything hooffed at one time.  ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 24, 2010, 02:51:17 AM
Ain't no border crossings between here and the Sault, just when I cross into the Michigan Soo. ;) The only trouble is that my friend's two boys might confiscate it. :D

Besides that, building one this time of year is out because you need cold weather to recover the heat for shop use. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on June 24, 2010, 12:05:35 PM
Will you be travelling the  20 ouest to Montréal ... also how many hours to Montréal from your place ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 24, 2010, 04:01:08 PM
Marcel I believe so. I can get to Ottawa by 5:30 pm eastern time if I leave home at 7:00 am Atlantic (6:00 am Eastern time I guess), if that helps. Remember, I loose an hour at the Quebec border. ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on June 24, 2010, 04:24:15 PM

 I am 1 1/2 hrs east of Montreal. if you want to stay here overnight , doors open .
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 24, 2010, 04:40:59 PM
I would love to stay a night there believe me, however it's a long stretch to the Sault. It would be mighty ungrateful to pick up and leave before the sunshine the next morning. I seem to recall a 13 or 14 hour drive from Ottawa. It doesn't seem that far on the map, but I do remember one trip from Ottawa over there and hitting a snowstorm, ended up reaching a motel around 9:00 pm. Maybe the storm slowed traffic some, so maybe 12 hours. This was in spring time, the day before I left home in 80 degree sunshine.  ::) The only place in the country, the Sault, I seen snow on the trip. :D

Maybe we can touch base on the way back if you ain't had enough by then. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on June 24, 2010, 05:38:22 PM

 It is a full day to get to the Sault from Ottawa, why not head out towards Kingston on your way out there . ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 25, 2010, 02:34:53 AM
Stubbornness?  :D Shorter to Ottawa and out according to CAA. Looks like Kingston is down around. I'm not headed direct to Michigan, but up to the Sault, Ontario. Once a fellow leaves Montreal the roads get less congested and it's pretty much straight across. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 25, 2010, 12:42:39 PM
Got the Magic Man Block today. 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on June 25, 2010, 05:31:02 PM
 :)    If we don't see a picture of it up, it didn't happen.     :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 25, 2010, 05:37:46 PM
Yer goona have to come see it for yourself then. ;D

  Nah, I'll get it up, as soon as I can reach up over my head again. Tammy had a flat tire yesterday and my old broken worn out shoulders got wrenched trying to turn the 4-way to get it loose. She ended up kicking me out of the way and doing it herself. Pretty sad eh? :-\   I've not slept a wink since doing it because it feels like I have nails being driven through both shoulders.   I did clean 6 quarts of strawberries a little bit ago though, so I ain't totally worthless today.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on June 25, 2010, 05:58:59 PM
 :-\  Sounds like you need some adult supervision Boss, cause you ain't taking very good care of yourself.  Busted hand diggin puddins and now wrenching those broken worn out shoulders.

Kinda like the old man said about if he hada known that he was gonna live this long he woulda taken better care of himself.

Seems like all of us are just patched together, and sometimes the patches don't hold.

Yer goona have to come see it for yourself then. ;D

I haven't given up on that yet.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Burlkraft on June 26, 2010, 10:46:16 AM


Seems like all of us are just patched together, and sometimes the patches don't hold.




Truer words have never been spoken.

Most days it takes me an hour to git all my parts workin'  ::) ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 26, 2010, 10:50:59 AM
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/2400/DSC02082.JPG)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on June 26, 2010, 01:59:44 PM
Wow, my very own little spot in Heaven.  NOW GUYS, I need some company.  Look :o  at all of that blank space that needs covering up.   smiley_whip
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DeepWoods on July 01, 2010, 02:16:19 PM
Finally got around to making a tile for you Jeff.  The only piece I had available  was a chunk of poplar, but my branding iron looks pretty good on lighter colored wood.  I dropped it off with our mail carrier this morning, so you should be getting it sometime next week. 



(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10927/444/1DeepWoods_Tile.jpg)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 01, 2010, 06:30:02 PM
Les, looks like a dandy tile.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on July 01, 2010, 08:19:07 PM
and dated too!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on July 01, 2010, 09:42:54 PM
Now    ;)   I'll be getting some company.  Nice looking tile.   :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 05, 2010, 03:39:26 PM
Now    ;)   I'll be getting some company.  Nice looking tile.   :)

Careful now, all those wooden blocks that have been up there for quite some time have a habit of swelling and expanding on occasion and shoving the newest tile right off the ceiling. I put Ianab's tile right next to yours so there was an admin block available to decide weather to hold ya up there, or not when the old timer blocks decide ta heave-ho.  ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on July 05, 2010, 04:13:04 PM
Ouch !!!  Now, how does one defend himself from the indestructible ???   The defenseless ones are being swallowed up and spat out.  Where is there safety in numbers  ???

I see now that I shoulda taken up Chess.  Then I too would know how to knock someone's "block" off.   But then again, without an admin shield, I'm still weak.  I must submit and resign myself to just being a Block Builder.     :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 05, 2010, 04:16:47 PM
 :D

Honestly, before we decided to put a screw through each one, and used velcro, on rainy or high humidity days, we could go out and occasionally find a block that got kicked out. I'd pick it up and ask it what it did to get thrown out, then stick it back up there.  Now with the screws, everybody pretty much stays put.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 05, 2010, 04:22:13 PM
Just call mine, a block buster. ;D Ain't no one gonna tackle that mean old moose 'less he's toting a "thunder stick". :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: wwsjr on July 06, 2010, 02:00:26 PM
The tile is in the mail. Kinda of crude, I am not an artist.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on July 06, 2010, 05:44:46 PM
The most difficult part is definitely marking them.  Without a CNC routing machine I'm finding it difficult. 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 06, 2010, 05:49:07 PM
Huh?  :D   Several of the blocks were made with a handsaw and indelible marker or even pencil. I like them just as much as the fancier ones. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 07, 2010, 03:01:48 AM
.........and a piece of rubbed charcoal on paper, traced through with pencil and burned with a shaky hand. :D :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DanG on July 08, 2010, 12:49:12 PM
I had grandiose plans for my block.  I prepared a board of proper width, about 4 feet long.  The plan was to carve my name into it with the router, then spray paint it and run it back through the planer so that only the name would be painted.  I would then cut to length and finish with clear poly.  Now I used to be good at freehanding letters with my router, but it became painfully obvious that I had lost my touch.  After totally butchering 3½ feet of that poor board, I cut off the last little piece and scrawled my name on it with a paint pen. :-[ :D :D

ps:  That block has been up there for four years now and the ceiling still isn't covered.  Y'all get on the stick!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on July 08, 2010, 07:45:21 PM
I had grand plans to have my block done by the time asy got here, and ask her to bring it to the pig roast.  I don't have a planer, though, nor have I located a suitable block of wood.  :(
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 08, 2010, 07:49:18 PM
I made this with a saw a hatchet, chisel and drill. ;)


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/2400/DSC01404.JPG)

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dan_Shade on July 08, 2010, 07:53:10 PM
how did you make the windows with those tools?  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on July 08, 2010, 08:50:57 PM
LOL LOL 

*grumble*  I'll see what I can do, Jeff.  Things have been a little crazy.  If I can't get it done in time to ask asy to bring it, I'll try to get it in the mail in time for the pig roast.  It probably isn't going to be as pretty as I'd hoped, though.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: paul case on July 08, 2010, 10:11:45 PM
good looking bed boss but what is it doing outside, it almost looks like a domestic dispute? pc
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 08, 2010, 10:35:15 PM
Here's the whole story

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,39063.0.html
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: paul case on July 09, 2010, 12:30:45 AM
thats quite a story and a real neat bed you made.  i like it better than the $950 one in that thread. but i was lucky enuf that  anita didnt see it to add her '' i want 1'' to. pc
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on July 09, 2010, 02:35:56 PM
Nice to have that Michigan Cedar on hand!  A friend n Manistee has a bunch on his property and I told him it would be good stuff to use, but I wouldn't really call him a woodworker.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 09, 2010, 03:29:25 PM
I'm no wood worker. If it were not for cedar, I'd have to resort to Styrofoam.  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: paul case on July 09, 2010, 11:10:35 PM
awe now jeff,
i think you did real well on that and judging by the looks of it you could make any project look very nice.

when my dad and i built my house we decided that good carpentery didnt mean you did not make mistakes, but good carpentery meant that you could make your mistakes look right. as in ''i meant to do that''   .     
some people said '' you can hardly notice'' we added if your on a rough horse ,riding down the road, looking the other way!

pc
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mooseherder on July 09, 2010, 11:35:45 PM
When we make carpentry mistakes in our family the word "caulking"is used endearingly.
Past projects have also brought on sayings like, "you can't see that from my house". ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 09, 2010, 11:56:50 PM
Just be careful who you send to the hardware store.  :)

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,16701.msg240489.html#msg240489
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mooseherder on July 10, 2010, 12:09:33 AM
 :D smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Coon on July 10, 2010, 04:13:37 AM
 :D   :o   So is da photo shoot gonna be held out behind the woodshed at the pig roast?   ;)  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on July 10, 2010, 06:00:40 PM
Just be careful who you send to the hardware store.  :)

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,16701.msg240489.html#msg240489

I just went back and reread that whole thread.   I think I laughed just as hard as the first time I read it.   ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Coon on July 10, 2010, 06:24:41 PM
Buck, I am still laughing and my guts are starting to get sore from it.  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: wwsjr on July 11, 2010, 09:19:39 AM
Jeff,

Mailed my tile Tuesday, 5 July, have you received it yet?

Willie
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 11, 2010, 09:54:00 AM
Yessir I did!  We got it in the mail Thursday they say, Covered up by the Buyers guide Friday, and discovered by me after an inquiry to the offenders just now.  Thank you!!  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on July 18, 2010, 03:39:20 AM
Bump.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: kenkayak on July 19, 2010, 08:45:29 PM
I hope this works for ya/great idea//An address?/Kenkayak
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 19, 2010, 09:06:14 PM
kenkayak, does that post mean you would like me to send you a mailing address? I'm easily confused. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on July 19, 2010, 09:55:13 PM
As eluded to in another thread, a friend gave me a very nice scrap of Cherry.  I'll be cutting it down tomorrow night, sanding, and burning my name into it.

It will only be .75" thick but I seem to remember reading somewhere that this is okay.  Is it also okay if I do not put any sort of finish on it?  I may try to put just a coat of poly on it, to seal it, but no stain or anything else.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 19, 2010, 10:04:47 PM
All okay. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dan_Shade on July 19, 2010, 10:22:52 PM
I have the feeling that split shingle marked with a magic marker would suffice for Jeff's shed :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on July 19, 2010, 10:51:16 PM
I have the feeling that split shingle marked with a magic marker would suffice for Jeff's shed :)

That's what I did. Just don't write "beenthere" on it.  ;D

Mine must be well aged by now. Maybe the marker pen writing has worn off by now.  ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Reddog on July 20, 2010, 04:30:50 PM
Mine must be well aged by now. Maybe the marker pen writing has worn off by now.  ::)

The only one that seems to have lost it's markings is Burlkraft's ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mooseherder on July 20, 2010, 05:22:59 PM
That must be from all the times it fell off the ceiling :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on July 23, 2010, 12:37:29 AM
Finished my lettering today.  After some oil finish tomorrow and time to dry it will be on the way by Monday I think.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on July 23, 2010, 12:46:47 AM
I may have mine in the mail by Monday.  Not sure if it'll make it there in time for the roast.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Burlkraft on July 23, 2010, 08:02:15 AM
Mine must be well aged by now. Maybe the marker pen writing has worn off by now.  ::)

The only one that seems to have lost it's markings is Burlkraft's ;)

How come I get dragged into these conversations?  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on July 23, 2010, 08:39:59 AM
Mine must be well aged by now. Maybe the marker pen writing has worn off by now.  ::)

The only one that seems to have lost it's markings is Burlkraft's ;)

How come I get dragged into these conversations?  :D  :D  :D

You're naturally the one to be drug in.  Probably you genetics.   :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 23, 2010, 10:16:33 AM
Because Wally wanted to know who never wrote on the double redwood block.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Burlkraft on July 23, 2010, 10:28:57 AM
Because Wally wanted to know who never wrote on the double redwood block.

I didn't have my crayons    :D  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 23, 2010, 10:47:57 AM
Bring some.  Actually I got a wood burner. Bring ointment.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on July 24, 2010, 08:03:40 PM
Just about done.  Put a coat of poly on the unfinished back, just to seal it.  I'll put the first coat of poly on the front tonight and maybe finish the whole piece tomorrow.  It's our anniversary though,so we'll see.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Burlkraft on July 25, 2010, 09:07:00 AM
 It's our anniversary though,so we'll see.  :)

Happy Anniversary  8)  8)  8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on July 25, 2010, 10:58:51 AM
Thanks!  12 years.  It's official, she's one of the most patient women on the face of the planet!  ;D

Jeff, I hate applying poly, sometimes.  Had a bunch of real tiny bubbles in this coat for some reason.  About to head out to the shop and see if they settled out.  Might have to sand it down and put on another coat.  :-\  My goal is to get this in the mail to you by Monday.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 25, 2010, 12:02:51 PM
I like bubbles. 

Fun Fact.  There are a few blocks here where people made a fuss on the finish, then wrote their name on the unfinished back.  Guess what side is facing out on the ceiling? ;D

It dont matter what they look like!  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on July 25, 2010, 01:49:54 PM
..........Jeff, I hate applying poly, sometimes.  Had a bunch of real tiny bubbles in this coat for some reason.  About to head out to the shop and see if they settled out.  Might have to sand it down and put on another coat.  :-\  My goal is to get this in the mail to you by Monday.

If you get bubbles, then use a torch to apply some heat. Pass the flame quickly over the surface of the fresh poly and the bubbles will drift right to the surface and pop (disappear). At least, works for me.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dan_Shade on July 25, 2010, 02:23:50 PM
that's while it's still wet, I assume? 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on July 25, 2010, 08:16:08 PM
Like making creme brulee?  Awesome trick.  I'll try it out next time.

Jeff, understood.  I'll get this in the mail tomorrow so it's there for the pig roast.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on July 25, 2010, 08:27:37 PM
It matters some...pride in your work and all....
Mine is done.  It will be in the mail Monday.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on July 25, 2010, 10:01:45 PM
I'll get this in the mail tomorrow so it's there for the pig roast. 

Do we get a sneak peek  ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on July 25, 2010, 11:50:09 PM
Yup.  We just got back from the hot springs.  Heading to dinner.  I'll snap a couple pics when we get back, before packing it up.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 26, 2010, 12:31:07 AM
It matters some...pride in your work and all....
Mine is done.  It will be in the mail Monday.

Will I know what side is front and what side is the back?  ;) ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on July 26, 2010, 01:56:35 AM
You'll know on this piece!  We signed it on the back with today's date, our 12th anniversary.  "WARBIRD" is burned on the front.  The back wasn't sanded or anything.

And you'll get pictures tomorrow sometime.  Probably late evening.  We just got home from dinner and I had a glass of wine.  I'm going to sleep now.   smiley_alcoholic_01
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on July 26, 2010, 10:26:30 AM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/16191/2560/FF_block.jpg)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on July 26, 2010, 10:33:25 AM
That's cool, Brad!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 26, 2010, 10:37:09 AM
I've got two wood screws in waiting.  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pigman on July 26, 2010, 11:59:59 AM
I am glad I got mine sent real early when the standards were a lot lower. ;)  Your's looks great Brad.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on July 26, 2010, 07:10:24 PM
I agree Pigman.  The neighborhood has gotten a littler ritzy  :D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on July 26, 2010, 07:14:47 PM

 Got to admit that some are pretty , all's I came up with was a peice of board that was to go on my log house .
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on July 26, 2010, 07:17:21 PM
Marcel,

We have set the standards low enough to keep the modest happy  ;D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 26, 2010, 07:35:21 PM
Its all right fellas. Once we get it all done, I'm goona take a belt sander to it to get them all the same thickness. ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on July 26, 2010, 08:38:37 PM
Ya could use one of those chainsaw debarkers.   :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on July 26, 2010, 10:14:50 PM
Its all right fellas. Once we get it all done, I'm goona take a belt sander to it to get them all the same thickness. ;)

As Ralph Kramden would say- "Hardee Har Har"
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on July 26, 2010, 10:40:26 PM
I should have put it on a darker surface for contrast:

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/16196/1919/DSC00941.JPG)

With the flash you can see the shininess from the poly:

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/16196/1919/DSC00940.JPG)

Jeff, I'll send you an email with a picture of the back.  I'd prefer it not be posted.  :)  Also, I think I need your address again, so please respond to the email with it?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on July 27, 2010, 12:25:36 AM
Jeff's address is on page 40.

How did you do your lettering Warbird?  I drew mine by rubbing graphite on the back of the paper I printed it in and then traced the lettering to transfer it to the wood.  Then I outlined it with a pencil, then used a dremel with a ball shaped cutter.  I had to control the depth myself.  I dabbed paint in the lettering with an oak shaving as a paint brush.  Your lettering looks neater and I'd like to know how you did it?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on July 27, 2010, 12:46:42 AM
Well, some might consider it cheating but I hope not because it was slightly difficult.  When I made my nephews and a family friend some toy wooden swords, I purchased a wood burning kit that has stencil letters.  They screw into the tip of the soldering iron.

The down side is that once heated, the letters are not a consistent temperature across the face.  Also, each stencil has a different size and mass.  It took many practice burns to get it so it looked good.  I have a couple of blocks of scrap wood out in the shop with random letters burnt all over them.  :)

Even so, I still had to touch up two of the letters with the rounded burning tip.  I ain't tellin' which ones, though Jeff will probably be able to see it right away, as he's so gifted at wood burning.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on July 27, 2010, 10:07:49 AM
Woodburning  ???  Jeff is gonna use it for firewood  ???  Maybe a pig smokin chip  ???   :D :D

Looks great James.  You did good.   ;) :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 28, 2010, 11:33:25 AM
Got your block already Brad!  Thank you. :) 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 30, 2010, 08:38:47 AM
Norm and Patty!  Thanks for the blocks and the bonus jar of Jelly!  With the new additions I'm estimating I need about 39 more to completely cover the space.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Norm on July 30, 2010, 09:14:29 AM
Your welcome Jeff. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Patty on July 30, 2010, 09:22:32 AM
It is about time, eh?  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on July 30, 2010, 10:03:03 AM
No pictures, guys?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Patty on July 30, 2010, 03:51:40 PM
We are the shy type.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on July 30, 2010, 04:03:08 PM
I understand.  Hope to see them personally someday. 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 30, 2010, 08:00:07 PM
Shy?   ::)    :D :D

I have jelly too, for transit, but I guess that's for the first Jeff before "I cross the line". The border services agents would probably just take it anyway. ;) I remember reading somewhere on here anyway about it not being necessary to bring a dish along. Too bad to, nice raspberry jelly from the garden berries. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Patty on July 31, 2010, 02:14:12 PM
OK Donk, you're onto me now!

Lazy may have been a better word, eh?  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 31, 2010, 04:06:29 PM
No, not lazy. Just busy. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mooseherder on July 31, 2010, 08:08:22 PM
So now there should be a mad dash to get your block on da ceiling cause dares only thurdy-nine slots left! :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on August 09, 2010, 11:07:26 PM
Jeff, did the block make it? ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on August 10, 2010, 09:10:39 AM
Someone panned the live feed video over them during the Roast.  I saw mine, but it looked lonesome.  Too many empty spaces.   :'(
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Burlkraft on August 10, 2010, 09:26:48 AM
Jeff, did the block make it? ???

Jeff is in Da UP.

I did see your block tho  8)  8)  8)

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on August 10, 2010, 09:53:28 AM
Thanks Steve.  I was starting to get concerned and was ready to go yell at the post office.  ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on August 10, 2010, 11:37:54 AM
WB,

I saw it too and it was quite handsome in person  ;D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on August 11, 2010, 03:06:00 AM
I realize Jeff probably needs some time to recuperate from the picnic, but when catching up, an updated pic of the tiles in place would be great.  I also would like to see Rooster's as I heard he had sent his.
Thanks, Brad
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 12, 2010, 06:38:20 PM
I seen it to Warbird. I also went up to the UP with Jeff and I left him on Tuesday afternoon safe and sound at that point and it was a balmy 85 or so. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Pudge on August 12, 2010, 07:07:37 PM
Jeff I have your address.....You are not gonna believe this. As I was reading around I fell into these posts about the 5 x 5 x 1 boards. I had found some time ago in Nailheads wood shop a board with his name and Nailhead on it. Nailhead is burnt in an squared off with pencil on a 6 x 6 x 1 inch peice of pine I think it doesn't smell like cedar.
All I could do is say OMG, OMG with tears. He musta been going to bring it to the pig roast in 08
So do u want me to send it?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 12, 2010, 07:16:01 PM
You bet send it along I'd love to have it. Actually though I think I know the story on that one.  We have a square from Pat on the ceiling, but he told me he had started one, and then decided to get fancy and made the one he ultimately gave me. I bet the one you have there is that first one.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Pudge on August 12, 2010, 07:22:10 PM
Ok I just never looked up there never thinking he would have one up. It was a little freaky.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Bro. Noble on August 12, 2010, 08:36:27 PM
Well, Pudge, why not add your name to it and send it on?  I think that would be double special :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 12, 2010, 08:42:23 PM
Well, Pudge, why not add your name to it and send it on?  I think that would be double special :)

ABSOLUTELY!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on August 12, 2010, 08:44:24 PM

 I think it's a good idea too... even tho my vote don't count.

Jon
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 12, 2010, 08:59:22 PM

 I think it's a good idea too... even tho my vote don't count.

Jon

Counts as much as mine. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on August 12, 2010, 09:49:43 PM
Well, mine counts, and I say do it!!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on August 12, 2010, 10:23:55 PM
My vote counts (I count it all the time!) and I think it's a great idea, too!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on August 12, 2010, 10:35:56 PM

Send it in with your name added to it . My votes counts too  ;D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on August 15, 2010, 11:29:17 PM
Yup! Totally!  GREAT idea!!!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: paul case on August 17, 2010, 09:40:37 AM
jeff,
can i send you my redneck block? do you still have room? does it need to be sealed? pc
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 17, 2010, 09:45:24 AM
yes, yes no.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on August 18, 2010, 09:14:38 AM
I realize Jeff probably needs some time to recuperate from the picnic, but when catching up, an updated pic of the tiles in place would be great.  I also would like to see Rooster's as I heard he had sent his.
Thanks, Brad
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 18, 2010, 09:44:52 AM
Here is a pic that includes the most recent additions

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/2400/DSC02180.JPG).  :)

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on August 18, 2010, 09:51:00 AM
Oooh cool! I see Steph's block there! I'll show her in the morning, she'll be thrilled.

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 18, 2010, 07:55:44 PM
Here's a longer view.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_trip2010-017.jpg)

I also have a close up of the ones toward the end. No need to duplicate with a picture I guess. ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 18, 2010, 08:02:10 PM
I mostly took this one to show my tile. Never got the full width or all them on the end.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_ceiling_tiles.jpg)

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: woodbowl on August 19, 2010, 11:53:56 AM
I mostly took this one to show my tile.



I keep looking for mine too Donk. It's funny how you think it will stand out. I looked for it at the PR a few years ago and kept missing it. Finally Jeff says, there it is.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on August 19, 2010, 08:08:00 PM
Yep, I think that was a heck of an idea Jeff.  Sure makes for an interesting feature and conversation piece.  I guess I'll have to see them in person next year.  Hopefully I can work it out, and bring my throwing axe and target.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on August 20, 2010, 12:45:14 AM

 Hu .. can the axe be used as a scalpel  smiley_headscratch  ???  smiley_smug01
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: asy on August 20, 2010, 12:51:57 AM
Aaah if we're still discussing Jeff's Surgery, I'm not sure he wants the word 'THROWING' associated with it...

Mind you, if he's a really good shot, and there's enough guys to hold Jeff Still...  Maaaaaaaaybe...   :P

asy :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on August 20, 2010, 06:32:02 AM
I mostly took this one to show my tile. Never got the full width or all them on the end.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_ceiling_tiles.jpg)




    And here I thought you took it to show mine.      ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 20, 2010, 06:41:18 AM
Well yeah, of course.  ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: paul case on August 20, 2010, 02:30:17 PM
Jeff,
it is kind of plain but i mailed it this morning. let me know when you get it. thanks . pc
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on August 20, 2010, 02:54:14 PM

  I can tell you now , that none are plain , they all have a little something special,  Your name on his ceiling .  ;) :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Okrafarmer on August 20, 2010, 05:54:04 PM
Jeff, if you've noticed, are there any wood species you are missing there? Magnolia, sycamore, hemlock, sweet gum, beech, hornbeam, holly? If I send you one I'd like to send  a species you don't already have represented. I live in upstate SC and we have many species here, both in the wild and planted in peoples' yards.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: woodbowl on August 20, 2010, 07:15:04 PM
Is there a list of species? Mine is:

Camphor
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on August 20, 2010, 07:29:51 PM
Mine is Cherry
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on August 20, 2010, 07:56:08 PM

  White Pine
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on August 20, 2010, 08:00:54 PM
I'd like to send  a species you don't already have represented.  we have many species here, both in the wild and planted in peoples' yards. 

That's certainly a different species.....a stolen tree from someone's "yard".   :o   :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 20, 2010, 08:26:26 PM
butternut

Reminds me, gotta keep an eye on the yard tree for some nuts. The neighbors never ate butternut before. How I know, is I was asked if they can be eaten.  ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Okrafarmer on August 20, 2010, 08:28:45 PM
I'd like to send  a species you don't already have represented.  we have many species here, both in the wild and planted in peoples' yards. 

That's certainly a different species.....a stolen tree from someone's "yard".   :o   :D

 :D :D :D :D
We get paid to take trees down in peoples' yards, so yard wood, or "residential timber" is commonplace to us and we aren't stealing it! ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DanG on August 20, 2010, 08:29:48 PM
surely we didn't get to post #996 before this turned to food! ::) :D :D

My block is Sweetgum.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Shotgun on August 20, 2010, 09:42:26 PM
Jeff, if you've noticed, are there any wood species you are missing there? Magnolia, sycamore, hemlock, sweet gum, beech, hornbeam, holly? If I send you one I'd like to send  a species you don't already have represented. I live in upstate SC and we have many species here, both in the wild and planted in peoples' yards.

Got any American Chestnut?     :)

Norm
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on August 20, 2010, 09:55:26 PM
Mine's Hickory.   Just add to this list:

Hickory
Camphor
Cherry
White Pine
Butternut
Sweetgum
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: paul case on August 20, 2010, 11:00:12 PM
mine is in the mail but when it gets put up you can add


black walnut with ingrown bark!   pc
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on August 20, 2010, 11:45:05 PM
Jeff, if you've noticed, are there any wood species you are missing there? Magnolia, sycamore, hemlock, sweet gum, beech, hornbeam, holly? If I send you one I'd like to send  a species you don't already have represented. I live in upstate SC and we have many species here, both in the wild and planted in peoples' yards.

I'm guessing Jeff isn't fussy, but would like you to getRdun.  ;D

Pick up the first board you stumble over tomorrow, cut it to the right dimensions , sign or write on it, and send it to Jeff.  :)

If I recall, he has stressed that it isn't a contest. Just wants his members represented. Soon there will be no more room for more. ::) ::) 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on August 20, 2010, 11:50:05 PM
Mine is chinaberry.  I have not seen any cucumber tree on the ceiling, and it grows in the foothills and mountains of SC, so that would be a species of less common occurrence on the ceiling ;D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Okrafarmer on August 21, 2010, 12:15:05 AM
Mine is chinaberry.  I have not seen any cucumber tree on the ceiling, and it grows in the foothills and mountains of SC, so that would be a species of less common occurrence on the ceiling ;D.

I'll have to watch for some-- not likely to come across a big enough piece of Mountain Laurel, though it is beautiful stuff when you turn it (rarely gets bigger than 4" diameter)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on August 21, 2010, 12:28:15 AM
I was going to use a peice of plywood ..  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 21, 2010, 06:30:38 AM
 :D :D

Why not some axe handle wood, Hophornbeam O. virginiana?  ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Okrafarmer on August 21, 2010, 06:47:07 AM
:D :D

Why not some axe handle wood, Hophornbeam O. virginiana?  ;)

I know where some is-- just have to cut it down and mill it.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 21, 2010, 06:54:36 AM
Well, then you'd also have some dandy axe handle wood left over.  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Ron Scott on August 21, 2010, 11:08:16 AM
Lake Michigan driftwood, Aspen.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Larry on August 21, 2010, 11:48:30 AM
Mine is a bit of cherry, black walnut, and some old rotten wood. ???  Jeff might want to check to make sure I ain't infested the rest with PPB's. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: paul case on August 21, 2010, 04:28:23 PM
you bring that up and it may be required that they be kiln dried and sterilized before sending them in. :D pc
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 21, 2010, 05:26:50 PM
I'm in da U.P. right now so gotta be short. There is an old link on here to what is now a dated view of all the blocks I had up until that time.  Many I do not know the species without taking them down, as they are from everywhere and may be written on the back and I can't remember them all. :)

http://www.forestryforum.com/blocks/
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 21, 2010, 05:31:17 PM
You'll just have to do better. :D ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 21, 2010, 05:40:49 PM
im goona make a post later that will probably sump ya unless you have some farmer in ya. I dont know the answer either. I have 6 different grasses headed out in my little food plot there just off of n. caribou driveway.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 21, 2010, 05:51:39 PM
If it's grasses we are talking about, I'll give ya my answer ahead of time. :D

Graminae and the professor left it at that. ;D

There was one tall succulent parallel veined plant we found. I think a couple feet tall as I recall, that I couldn't remember. It had some fruit not yet ripe that looked like those on the false lilly of the valley (small plant by the cranberries). Anyway, those berries turn red later and are what we call false Solomon's Seal. A similar plant has the berries in the leaf axils and it's rose twisted stalk, but we never found those. Both like to be near hardwood. Can't remember where we found this one, but I think it was in the pudding stone area where there was some openings from some of the thinnings. Would have liked to have found ya some cucumber root in that sugar maple stand with all the seedlings. The tuber under the ground is starchy like potato. The fertile plant has two whorls of leaves with a big fat bluish-purple berry on top with leaves with red at the base at the leaf whorl below when ripe, where as purple trillium is single whorled with a berry. Seen lots of the trilliums. ;D  Don't pick the tuber as the cucumber root is not very abundant. One of my favorite little plants. ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on August 22, 2010, 12:36:08 AM
Jeff, do you plan to update that slideshow of the blocks? That is a cool slideshow.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 22, 2010, 08:58:45 AM
Jeff, do you plan to update that slideshow of the blocks? That is a cool slideshow.

A definite maybe. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 26, 2010, 01:47:29 PM
Thanks to the guys that have sent blocks of late that I may not have thanked. Got overwhelmed with the pigroast and may have not got to everything I thought I had got to. Rooster, Paul Case, your blocks are here. Thank you.  :)

I still have room for roughly30- 40 more to finish the ceiling.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on September 07, 2010, 11:29:40 PM
Bump..

Can't let me favorite thread(and a pretty long one) fall too far down the list, especially when Jeff's Eve of Fame is not yet finished. 

Jeff still needs block ya'll!!  Those of you lazybutts who haven't contributed, get to gettin'!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mooseherder on September 07, 2010, 11:43:34 PM
52 pages and still some procrastinating offenders among us! :D
Y'all better kick in cause dares only a few spots left. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on September 07, 2010, 11:44:27 PM
Yea! What he said!
I've been wanting to enter the cabin in the personal best but the years keep ticking by because I can't get it finished.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Meadows Miller on September 08, 2010, 05:57:02 AM


Jeff still needs block ya'll!!  Those of you lazybutts who haven't contributed, get to gettin'!
[/quote]

Ima goin a gettn one rite now  ;) ;D  ive got a nice bit of q/sawn Red Ironbark with your name on it Jeff ill post it along with afew other things for you  Mate  ;) ;D ;D 8) 8)

Regards Chris
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on September 08, 2010, 09:42:03 AM
Well don't put Jeff's name on it.  Put your name on it and get it in the mail!  ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Meadows Miller on September 08, 2010, 10:05:27 AM
 :o :o Dang it   :(  Looks like Ill have to do another one then Mate  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: paul case on September 08, 2010, 05:21:32 PM
:o :o Dang it   :(  Looks like Ill have to do another one then Mate  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D ;)

try using the other side?   pc
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Okrafarmer on September 09, 2010, 12:46:29 AM
:o :o Dang it   :(  Looks like Ill have to do another one then Mate  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D ;)

try using the other side?   pc

Too late, I think he'd already used that side for practice!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Chuck White on September 09, 2010, 12:46:12 PM
Mine's in the mail as of about 2 hours ago.  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Roxie on September 13, 2010, 08:36:45 PM
Better pm that address!!   :D

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11566/57/jeffsceiling.jpg)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on September 13, 2010, 10:16:16 PM
Looking   :o  Good !!!    :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on September 14, 2010, 03:51:57 AM
Jeff's address is on P40 if needed.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Meadows Miller on September 14, 2010, 08:06:08 AM
:o :o Dang it   :(  Looks like Ill have to do another one then Mate  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D ;)

try using the other side?   pc

Too late, I think he'd already used that side for practice!


Its all good Buys  ;) :D :D :D :D :D I got plenty  ;D  I did get alittle  keen and cut about 20bft foot of it as i was in the middle of an ironbark log with a little pipe in er so i did a coupe of 1" down sizes and got some great looking quatersawn read ironbark which is pretty rare as it all usually gets backsawn  ;)  ;D 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Patty on September 15, 2010, 05:46:49 PM
Wow! Roxie & Cowboy Bob, you have put the rest of us to shame. Nice job!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Wildflower on September 16, 2010, 12:21:22 PM
I have received 3 Blocks: Chuck White, Roxie and Cowboy Bob and I will be adding them t5o the ceiling as soon as I get home today.  Thanx for the 3 new additions to our ceiling.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on October 12, 2010, 01:50:13 PM

Nice work Roxy n Cowboy Bob, those would look right at home on a VW Bus  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on November 10, 2010, 06:57:21 PM
Bump.  How many spaces left?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on November 10, 2010, 09:00:13 PM
dozens :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: paul case on November 10, 2010, 10:45:57 PM
when is the next picture taking of this project?  pc
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 11, 2010, 03:25:55 AM
Next pig roast. :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: paul case on November 11, 2010, 09:27:13 AM
i will probably not be able to convince my wife to drive 12oo miles to that so could someone post a new pic or 2 after the next pig roast?  pc
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 11, 2010, 04:53:25 PM
Jeff, how many miles did I tell ya I drove? One way. ;)

Ok, so I gotta roust a little bit.  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on November 11, 2010, 06:16:38 PM
i will probably not be able to convince my wife to drive 12oo miles to that so could someone post a new pic or 2 after the next pig roast?  pc

Round trip for us would be in the neighborhood of 4000 miles.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Shotgun on November 11, 2010, 07:24:19 PM
i will probably not be able to convince my wife to drive 12oo miles to that so could someone post a new pic or 2 after the next pig roast?  pc

Round trip for us would be in the neighborhood of 4000 miles.

What's 4000 miles to see a bunch of good friends?    ;D

Norm
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on November 11, 2010, 07:24:43 PM
Warbird, what are you measuring with?  I see about 4000 miles each way for you.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on November 11, 2010, 07:30:00 PM
If I was not at deer camp I would go take some photos. We don't have to wait for the next pigroast, but we do have to wait until I get home, then remember to do it. :)

Warbird has a tunnel. This factors out the curvature of the earth and shortens the distance. Besides that, he may have figured out an even quicker way by repeated viewings of Tron.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Roxie on November 11, 2010, 07:36:46 PM
I don't think anyone can top the miles Asy put in to attend the pigroast!   :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Radar67 on November 11, 2010, 07:40:26 PM
Has anyone heard from her? I haven't seen all her picture yet.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on November 11, 2010, 07:55:55 PM
She's in the process of posting them to facebook right now.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: paul case on November 11, 2010, 08:23:31 PM
i wasnt saying it was too far to go for a friend but i would have trouble convincing my wife it wasnt to far.

jeff thank you,
just would like to see a new pic but it aint no big hurry. btw this thread mentioned on another thread today so maybe you will get some more of them boards to put up.
pc
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Bro. Noble on November 11, 2010, 08:34:24 PM
I check Asy's blog from time to time.  She stopped just before visiting the Ranger.  I figger she must be having a hard time thinking of something nice to say about him :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on November 11, 2010, 08:57:25 PM
Warbird, what are you measuring with?  I see about 4000 miles each way for you.

Right MM, Google maps says 7500 round trip. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 12, 2010, 04:48:02 AM
From coast to coast by Trans Canada Highway, not dipping down into the US highways, it's close to 3800 miles from coast to coast. Winnipeg is half way, a long 3 day drive. Sault Saint Marie, Ontario is 1000 miles away from here.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on December 16, 2010, 11:56:45 PM
Bump.  Really, this thread should be a sticky.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Just Me on December 17, 2010, 08:23:10 AM
Any room still left on there?

I'm just up the road in Indian River, so I can deliver in person. Have to find time to carve one up, building my house right now.......

Larry
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on December 18, 2010, 02:09:37 AM
A few months ago he still had 39 spaces.  I know he hasn't received many since then.  So yes he still has spaces to fill.  Get yours to him, his address is on page 40.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Busy Beaver Lumber on December 23, 2010, 06:09:39 PM
Hello Jeff and Merry Christmas to you. Just finished working on this today for you front porch and will drop it in the mail to you tomorrow. Hope you like it. I combined my wood working talents with my vinyl cutting talents to make something a bit different, then shot it with a few coats of clear

Fred


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/21313/2682/20101223_7.JPG)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 23, 2010, 06:25:59 PM
Excellent!  8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on December 23, 2010, 06:42:24 PM
 :)    Its spot is anxiously waiting.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on December 23, 2010, 07:58:41 PM
What wood did you use Busy?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: paul case on December 23, 2010, 08:56:17 PM
looks nicer than bundled firewood!!!pc
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Busy Beaver Lumber on December 24, 2010, 06:59:57 AM
What wood did you use Busy?

Brad

That is just a slab of some Walnut I had laying around the shop. We cut quite a bit of walnut, so it seamed appropriate that we use that for the plaque
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: paul case on February 17, 2011, 09:43:06 PM
bump!
i bet there are some newbies that havent seen this so back to the top with ya. pc
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mooseherder on February 17, 2011, 09:48:41 PM
Yeah, soon there will be more pages on this thread than blocks.
DanG procrastinating heathens. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WH_Conley on February 17, 2011, 10:58:00 PM
Yeah, soon there will be more pages on this thread than blocks.
DanG procrastinating heathens. :D

I represent that remark.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on February 17, 2011, 11:12:54 PM
Several thousand others as well.  :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WH_Conley on February 17, 2011, 11:24:42 PM
At least I have company. I do have good intentions. Every time I get this great idea for a block, I get sidetracked with another one. I guess that aint gonna wash either is it. :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: paul case on February 18, 2011, 08:54:56 AM
hey jeff,
 why dont you start procrastinators corner on one end of the porch and just put up plain old walnut and write on it with a sharpie. ya know something plain. hey wait a minute thats what i did!

hey guys
lets help jeff get this neat porch ceiling done.just send in a block. pc
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on February 18, 2011, 05:02:19 PM
I guess that aint gonna wash either is it. :-\

With 2335 posts and no block yet, you may be setting a record  :D. 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on February 18, 2011, 05:51:40 PM

 Boy am I glad I delivered my block.  :)  There's still lots of room for blocks. I am also sure that if ever when that portion of the cabin ever gets covered another part will be made available  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on February 18, 2011, 07:19:06 PM
I am also sure that if ever when that portion of the cabin ever gets covered another part will be made available  :)

That's absolutely true, but at this point, it's looking like that will never be a concern.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: alan cox on February 18, 2011, 07:34:20 PM
i still have some lumber from my grandfathers pig pen.
he was one of the first loggers in michigan. I still have his cross cut saws.
he told of how when they were first lumbering that there were a lot of serious michigan rattlers.   he was walking up the trail with his ax over his shoulder when a monster michigan rattler tried to sink his fangs into grampas leg,   he just happened to be quick enough to move and the rattler missed.
he did sink his fangs into a large michigan white pine .  grampa took his ax and cut the snakes head off. made a hat band out of the skin and was on to camp.

well the rest of thatstory goes like this.  when he came back from camp. he was totally suprised to see how that   pine had swelled up, it was a monster.  so he came home. got his brothers. they went up and cut that pine down. brought it home to the mill. had lumber sawn out of it.
me made a pig pen. a big two door shed to keep tools in and a shack for the pigs.

well thatfall granma was hawkin him on how bad it looked and it needed painting. so he went and got some paint and made it all look great.
well that night it was a full moon. crisp cold starry night.  he heard the pigs sqsuealing and raising hell so he got up.  got the lantern and went out and looked.
he couldnt believe it.        the turmpentine and the cold had drawed the poision out of that wood.   the swelling had done down and how he had a two door out house.      4 canned hams and a big ass crate full of pig poop.

dontcha love it.      al cox
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 18, 2011, 08:47:53 PM
Al, I was wondering how far back you figured logging started in Mi? I don't doubt none of the rest of the story. :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on February 18, 2011, 09:18:12 PM
alan cox, are you gonna make your tile out of one of those pig pen boards  ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pigman on February 18, 2011, 10:04:24 PM
I don't believe that his grandfather was one of the first loggers in Michigan, but the rest of the story is believable. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on February 18, 2011, 10:07:21 PM
Allen will have to be an old codger himself for his granddad to be an early Michigan logger.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on February 18, 2011, 11:40:52 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't there very big old growth oaks in Michigan that were harvested and sent to England for the King's navy while we were still colonies?  I heard that somewhere, but am not sure if it's true.  If it were, it would mean that it would have to be a great great great great grandfather, eh?  Or maybe I just heard a fairytale?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: trapper on March 03, 2011, 07:30:19 PM
jeff  got my name scribbled on my block.  left measurement to my memory and had to make it twice ::).  Do you have a favored finish coat to protect it from weather?. 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on March 03, 2011, 07:54:51 PM
No stipulations on finish.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on April 08, 2011, 10:29:38 AM
Bump!
Any status?  Pic?  I'll make another if I have to...but we've got to get these FF haunters to contribute a block!  It's not hard for goodness sake!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 08, 2011, 10:35:37 AM
Not much progress to report. Trapper's is the last on received, but it is still here on my desk awaiting for my ability to reach over my head to return so I can put it up. Two more weeks of immobilization then therapy starts. It would nice to have several more to put up along with it. If we continue getting blocks at the current rate, it should only take 3 more years!  :) :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: timerover51 on April 10, 2011, 01:19:18 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't there very big old growth oaks in Michigan that were harvested and sent to England for the King's navy while we were still colonies?  I heard that somewhere, but am not sure if it's true.  If it were, it would mean that it would have to be a great great great great grandfather, eh?  Or maybe I just heard a fairytale?

Michigan was only under the control of England from 1763 to 1783, as prior to 1763, the area that is now Michigan was under the control of France.  The English did not do any significant logging in the area prior to the Revolution.  The main areas that England was drawing trees from for the Royal Navy was the Maine area, the Carolinas, and some naval stores from Georgia.  The primary focus was on tall single pines for use as masts.  Is has been estimated that prior to the Revolution, about one-third of all English merchant ships had actually been built in the colonies, as England had just about been cleared of ship-building timber except for the held for the Royal Navy.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 10, 2011, 06:23:31 AM
That included NB and NS to and on NB's flag is a ship signifying the glory days of ship building. The Maritimes and Gaspe region as far as being provinces is much older than the rest of the country. Some of the cities are 300 years old.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on April 10, 2011, 01:36:12 PM
So there's no truth to the story I heard, right?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: timerover51 on April 10, 2011, 04:50:20 PM
So there's no truth to the story I heard, right?


That is correct.  The English did a lot of warship building on Lake Ontario and to a much lesser extent on Lake Erie during the War of 1812, but that timber came from Canada, not Michigan.  You really did not have any significant logging in Michigan until after the War of 1812.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 03, 2011, 09:25:59 AM
The Wood-Mizer Personal best contest has begun again. I wanted to enter the cabin two years ago, but didn't get enough blocks to finish. I thought for sure by this contest I would have enough.  Nope!  Didn't make it. :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Radar67 on May 03, 2011, 01:33:54 PM
How many more blocks do you need Jeff?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 03, 2011, 01:54:30 PM
Looks like about 37. Seems like there should be 37 members yet out of 10,000 willing to send a block.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: metalspinner on May 03, 2011, 02:13:09 PM
I don't think you have one from me, yet.  Should it be Woodmizer sawn or can it be Peterson sawn. :D 

I'll go dig deep for something nice and get it out to ya...
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: paul case on May 03, 2011, 02:19:14 PM
maybe a few of us could adopt a member for ya and get that porch finished? pc
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 03, 2011, 02:21:41 PM
I'll go out and take a video clip of it to show whats up there.  I think you should adopt a member that has not sent one and harass them until they do! ;D ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 03, 2011, 02:46:42 PM
That was an adventure. Icey came tearing past me and about upended me off the porch deck. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DECupADUZZ8
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Raphael on May 03, 2011, 02:48:39 PM
I have a nice hickory one all sawed out and waiting to be autographed...
I know its around here somewhere   ::)  Probably the same place I left my mind  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Sprucegum on May 03, 2011, 05:05:31 PM
I have been trying to get the prize for procrastiation but then I realized I probably can't spell it right anyway.  ::)  ::)

The first log I sawed was used on the roof of the outhouse in my avatar, in a board and batten style rather than shingles. It leaked a bit - in all the wrong places - so I replaced it with tin and used the boards for a feature wall in my cabin   ???  8)  ???

I saved a little piece, wrote Sprucegum on it, and layed it on a shelf last fall. I bet its still there  :-[
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on May 03, 2011, 06:15:42 PM

 I enjoyed that Jeff.
Whose block is that doublewide and why do some not have any writing on them?

Jon
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 03, 2011, 06:35:34 PM
37 is quite a number of blocks. Was wondering where all you guys where at with them blocks. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on May 03, 2011, 07:00:54 PM
Very cool vid.  I hadn't seen many of those, at least not so clearly.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 03, 2011, 07:01:24 PM
The double wide one is from burlkraft and the cutting of the great redwood log.  A couple of the blocks were signed in pencil and are hardly legible.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: northwoods1 on May 03, 2011, 07:24:40 PM
The double wide one is from burlkraft and the cutting of the great redwood log.  A couple of the blocks were signed in pencil and are hardly legible.

OK , where do I send blocks and what dimensions do you need?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: timerover51 on May 03, 2011, 07:56:10 PM
Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to participate in Jeff's effort,  but I am not a logger, and lack the necessary tools to make a block.  Would someone be willing to make one for me and if so, I will supply the necessary information?  I have greatly appreciated and enjoyed participating in this forum, and found it to be an absolute treasure trove of information and expertise.  I anticipate continuing to be a member for the foreseeable future.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: northwoods1 on May 03, 2011, 08:19:14 PM
Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to participate in Jeff's effort,  but I am not a logger, and lack the necessary tools to make a block.  Would someone be willing to make one for me and if so, I will supply the necessary information?  I have greatly appreciated and enjoyed participating in this forum, and found it to be an absolute treasure trove of information and expertise.  I anticipate continuing to be a member for the foreseeable future.

Heck I can make one for you if it is just a raw block of unfinished wood of a certain dimension. That would not be a problem at all. I'm thinking burls and birdseye, and curly wood of the acer sachurum variety.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on May 03, 2011, 08:20:45 PM
Jeff's address is on P40 if needed.  

Reply #795.

And the dimension along with the reason for the tiles is on the first post on page 1.   ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Banjo picker on May 03, 2011, 09:33:12 PM
The video was neat Jeff....it was cool seeing my block up there....Tim
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: trapper on May 03, 2011, 09:42:49 PM
saw my chicken scraching on the cealing.  My artistic ability is 0.. If jeff put my block up anyone can do it.  Lets give something to someone who gives so much to us.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 03, 2011, 09:46:26 PM
Ya know guys, I honestly thought going into this that I needed to be sure to make provisions to not exclude anyone that wanted to be part of it, so I left a whole portion of an interior wall available for the overflow. I can't believe I did that now. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: tyb525 on May 03, 2011, 10:02:27 PM
I swear I'll get ya one one of these days!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 03, 2011, 10:04:45 PM
How about tomorrow?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mooseherder on May 03, 2011, 10:09:24 PM
pro·cras·ti·nate (pr-krst-nt, pr-)
v. pro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing, pro·cras·ti·nates
v.intr.
To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
v.tr.
To postpone or delay needlessly.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: paul case on May 03, 2011, 10:42:58 PM
COME ON GUYS !!!!!!!!!!

get them blocks sent in.

pc
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: tyb525 on May 03, 2011, 10:50:40 PM
See, every time I try, I can never never decide on a species! Then I can't decide on a design! then I get all confused and give up! help!! ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on May 04, 2011, 07:17:52 AM
It has to be honeylocust.  You are the honeylocust Guy  :D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on May 04, 2011, 07:51:19 AM
Are you sitting down jeff? I went out,in the rain,and I found a 5¾ inch board. I had to cut a 5¾ inch board out of this. It's now in the oven to dry off. Now if the wife finds out about that you will never get the piece.   ;D  Have to make all this sound harder than what it really is. Have to make it sound good not to do it for more than 5 years. Just went to check on,it's just about dry. Now to plug in my cheapy wood burner. Hope it comes out better than a 3rd grader would do.

That wood burner acted like I bought it from northern tool Note:Please read the Forestry Forum's postion on this company Note:Please read the Forestry Forum's postion on this company (http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=position). It worked just about that good. I hope a wide black marker is OK.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: northwoods1 on May 04, 2011, 08:46:46 AM


the video gave me the inspiration needed to send in mine, I liked the insulator in the block that was funny :D my goal is that when you get the package containing "the block" you will say holy DAN G. thats pretty cool....now I have to think something crazy up. Not so bad that is what I spend most of my time doing :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on May 04, 2011, 09:20:28 AM

 You all know that any peice of wood will do. It really does not matter if it is a plain oll board as long as you have your name/handle/picture/chicken scratch or John Henry  on it . Sheesh ya can send a peice of aspenite or plywood and it would fit in. Just sent a one. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on May 04, 2011, 09:20:57 AM
I lowered the bar for all of you non-wood workers,unless you have a chainsaw in your hands. I would take a picture but I dropped the camera on the floor and killed it.
Now I'm have to walk to town,up hill both ways,in a blizzard to get this mailed out. May have to go tomorrow,they may not be open by the time I get there.  ;D
Forgot to mention,this did come off from the greenhouse we use to have.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on May 05, 2011, 12:47:45 AM
Make it so you only get access to a certain restricted board if you've sent a block in.  I bet you'll get more blocks then you know what to do with.  ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pasbuild on May 05, 2011, 09:39:57 PM
 :D :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on May 06, 2011, 12:35:12 AM
Just reach down, pick up a piece of DanG board, square it to the dimensions on post #1, sign it and send it to Jeff.

Nothing difficult about it, unless you are trying to outdo the rest of us who have already done the above. ;) :)   And that won't be too tough.

If Jeff doesn't like it, he'll use it for the next bonfire.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on May 06, 2011, 04:51:09 PM
No, lock out all forums except this post  until people have sent their block.  That may get them there quickly!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dan_Shade on May 06, 2011, 06:15:42 PM
I'm sure my block is the ugliest one up there, and i'm proud of it.  Kind of like coming in last in a shot-gun golf tournament.

The important part is to leave your mark on Jeff's ceiling!

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Texas Ranger on May 07, 2011, 12:04:42 AM
I think I also left my mark on one of his trees.  Got a little blurry.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 07, 2011, 12:41:02 AM
I got a block from thecfarm today!  It's awesome.  :)

oops, just looked at the clock, it was yesterday I got it.  ;)

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/2400/DSC02798.JPG)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on May 07, 2011, 05:54:54 AM
I did just about what beenthere said to do.  :)  Nothing to brag about,but my wood working skills stop when the tree is cut into lumber. Tell you the truth sometimes it's stops when the tree hits the ground.  ;D
This little thing would make Jeff real happy.It's the least that we could do for all of his hard work behind the scenes here.I cannot believe that I put it off for 5 years.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 07, 2011, 06:00:32 AM
Looks good to me.  smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Norm on May 07, 2011, 07:29:09 AM
Way to go Ray!

I procrastinated sending mine in for years too. My woodworking skills are better suited to 2x4's and an air hammer.  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: PC-Urban-Sawyer on May 07, 2011, 04:41:44 PM
Way to go Ray!

I procrastinated sending mine in for years too. My woodworking skills are better suited to 2x4's and an air hammer.  :D

Norm,

I'm not even that skilled...

And I have the scars to prove it.

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,22887.msg325828.html#msg325828

Herb
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Piston on May 11, 2011, 09:08:14 AM
So how many more do you need now? 

I'm one of those procrastinators.... :o

I went up to the barn in NH on my gramps land, cut out a piece of his flooring (it needs replacing anyways so its okay) and brought it home to cut to size for ya.....hmmm, I think its still around and needs to be cut to size... I swear I'll get to it one of these days  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 11, 2011, 10:01:37 AM
I've got one out of this last burst, so lets see, still well over 30. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Papa1stuff on May 11, 2011, 12:00:59 PM
What's the address again? :-[
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: RynSmith on May 11, 2011, 12:49:53 PM
If you do get a chance to send a block, you can send it to:

Jeff Brokaw
3210 Bischoff
Harrison Mi 48625

Thanks!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: T.J. on June 18, 2011, 10:42:29 AM
Jeff,
would you rather have  a southern yellow pine or black locust? or should i send both and let you pick the one you want?

T.J.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on June 18, 2011, 11:47:51 AM
T.J.
Not to answer for Jeff, but no where did I see that he indicated any preferences...just gitRdun was the message. ;)

(and make it the right size for sure)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 18, 2011, 12:47:37 PM
I have no preferences other than on the size. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on June 19, 2011, 07:55:41 AM
I got it!!! Give everyone who sends in a block a free pass to the pig roast  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Ron57 on June 19, 2011, 08:46:51 AM
 Hi Jeff my block is still in the planning stages. I hope we get it finished before the ceiling is full. I am thinking hackberry and getting my daughter to do the art work. these things take a lot of skill and planning so save me a square on the ceiling
               Ron L
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on June 19, 2011, 09:53:17 AM
I don't see it becoming a problem. At least in the next ten years or so. ::)  ;) :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: D Hagens on June 19, 2011, 01:04:38 PM

 Would a piece of drywall or etched concrete work :D :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dan_Shade on June 19, 2011, 01:24:58 PM
Kevin and tammy have an aluminum one :-)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on June 19, 2011, 10:05:39 PM
C'mon people.  We're all about wood here.  Get your wood blocks sent in!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Meadows Miller on June 24, 2011, 01:16:30 AM
Gday

Im bringing mine with Me Brad  ;) ;D ;D 8) 8) 8)

Regards Chris
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on June 26, 2011, 12:02:54 AM
I can't believe after 5 years and 57 pages to this thread you still don't have enough blocks to fill the ceiling.  How many FF maembers are there again?  ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mooseherder on June 26, 2011, 07:51:24 AM
Yeah and Magicman needs a ceiling after. :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on June 26, 2011, 09:21:33 AM
I'm afraid to wait until Jeff gets all of his tiles to request members to send me ceiling tiles.   :-\   I'm planning to finish my Cabin Addition this year.   :D

I do have a project cooking with the remainder of the Walnut board that my "Magicman" tile came from.   ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on July 21, 2011, 08:44:34 PM
Bump.  With the Pig Roast in the near future, this issue needs to be in the past.   ;)

Jeff needs your ceiling tiles. 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 21, 2011, 09:15:48 PM
We have some in kit form here if someone comes to the pig roast that hasn't done one that wants to. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Ron57 on July 22, 2011, 12:04:08 PM
  Hi Jeff, Did you get the ceiling tile we sent over a week ago just checking, we can bring another one when we come up .
    Thanks ,Ron L
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Wildflower on July 22, 2011, 12:32:18 PM
Yup Ron we got it. It will join the other block. We still have some room left.  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 26, 2011, 02:12:28 PM
We received a block from kelLOGg today. Its a beaut. Ron57's is really cool as well.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on July 26, 2011, 02:20:39 PM

 Are da batteries dead ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 26, 2011, 02:24:32 PM
Huh?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: AvT on July 26, 2011, 02:33:57 PM
Huh?

Im thinking he wants you to call him or take pictures.  You could just tell him to come to the pig roast and look up
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: submarinesailor on July 26, 2011, 02:35:51 PM
Oh....now I get it.........think so anyways.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 26, 2011, 02:38:04 PM
O I C 2 now.  Yes Marcel, they are dead. Dead as a doornail until after the pigroast. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 26, 2011, 03:12:49 PM
 :D

Must be the Canuck in me, I knew what he meant.  ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mooseherder on July 26, 2011, 04:57:04 PM
There should be a mad dash to get one of the remaining spots.
Being part of something nice is well......nice. ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on July 29, 2011, 12:04:20 AM
If there's some recent blocks, we live for pics  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on July 29, 2011, 12:12:37 PM

  batteries are dead ....  ::) ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: LeeB on July 29, 2011, 12:46:20 PM
I'll have to tell Lindy to go down to the shop and find an interesting chunk of wood and bring it along when she comes to get me. We're not going back home, heading up from the airport as soon as I get in.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on August 11, 2011, 11:01:27 PM
Why isn't this a sticky? Bump.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Meadows Miller on August 14, 2011, 07:35:15 PM
Mines there now just dont have a pic of it  ;) ;D ;D 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on August 16, 2011, 08:48:34 AM
I took a series of 6 pictures of the tiles during the Pig Roast.  From first to the last.
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/3612/DSCN0526.JPG)
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/3612/DSCN0524.JPG)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/3612/DSCN0523.JPG)
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/3612/DSCN0522.JPG)
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/3612/DSCN0521.JPG)
 

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Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on August 16, 2011, 08:52:54 AM
I saw my tile,guess that puts me in the drawing.  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 16, 2011, 09:06:48 AM
He missed one. ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on August 16, 2011, 09:16:46 AM
I hope I missed about 20 something.   ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 16, 2011, 09:42:57 AM
Meadows Miller sat at the table and wood-burned his Sunday. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on August 16, 2011, 09:46:13 AM
As a side note, I made the remark quoted below on June 26.  That "project" that was cooking for the remainder of the Walnut board was the clock for Jeff.

I do have a project cooking with the remainder of the Walnut board that my "Magicman" tile came from.   ;)

Jeff ended up with the whole DanG board.   :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on August 16, 2011, 08:17:36 PM
TheCfarm,

The second prize is a 50 lb sack of grits, so we are pulling for you for first place or no place  :D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Reddog on August 16, 2011, 08:20:52 PM
The second prize is a 50 lb sack of grits

Wow a 50# bag of bait for second.  8) 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on August 16, 2011, 08:59:16 PM
LOL LOL
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on August 17, 2011, 06:11:52 AM
Can't afford shipping for second prize.  ;D  I have never had much luck winning prizes,but I'm in the running now for the sack.  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on August 17, 2011, 07:32:44 AM
A person can always use a good sack  :D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on August 17, 2011, 08:33:57 AM
'specially if it's filled with Grits.   :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on August 17, 2011, 08:40:14 AM
The second prize is a 50 lb sack of grits

Wow a 50# bag of bait for second.  8) 8)

   I  liked the way you think.   ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 17, 2011, 06:59:18 PM
Bears have to eat to. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Meadows Miller on August 17, 2011, 08:40:45 PM
Meadows Miller sat at the table and wood-burned his Sunday. :)

Gday Jeff how was your R&R in the UP Mate  ??? and have you got a pick off mine you could put up for me   ??? yeah it took about 2 hrs to do but we spent a fair bit of that chatting too  Mate    ;) ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on August 18, 2011, 03:29:15 AM
Did you send a block Meadows Miller?  You could just stick the postage and address on the back of the block and just send the block.  How much would postage be from your neck of the woods?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 18, 2011, 04:51:52 AM
He produced it in the Pig Roast yard not far from the cabin. ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 18, 2011, 07:38:48 AM
I went out and took a photo in the dark last night, but didn't get a chance to post it. :)

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/2400/meadows_miller_block.jpg)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on August 18, 2011, 07:40:47 AM
I see that he did get his smilies on it.   ;) :) :) ;D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on August 18, 2011, 08:05:22 AM
Only two smileys?  I suspect that it is a fake  :D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Warbird on August 18, 2011, 11:01:30 AM
LOL!!  Haha.  That's awesome.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 18, 2011, 12:46:09 PM
Hey, looks like the tiles have just rounded the corner on the porch, not many to go to fill in the other corner.  Better get that tile in, for the drawing of the saw. ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: okmulch on August 18, 2011, 03:59:30 PM
Mine is on the way. 8) Just mailed it today.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Roxie on August 18, 2011, 05:28:50 PM
That is awesome!   8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on August 18, 2011, 06:34:09 PM
I guess Jeff figured out how to motivate people to get their blocks in!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 19, 2011, 07:03:10 AM
Not my idea, but I'll run with it. Si far its not made the influx that you might expect unless there are a bunch out there being made now that have not been talked about.. I got one from Lee b  yesterday though. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 19, 2011, 08:35:52 AM
Those chainsaw boys are like us thinners, loyal to a brand and you have lots of spare parts from years of accumulating.  ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: LeeB on August 19, 2011, 10:38:59 AM
Jeff,

Which one did you decide to use?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 19, 2011, 01:58:34 PM
I've not put either up yet Lee, as I left this morning to come up north to run my bear bait and do cabin chores.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: LeeB on August 19, 2011, 02:03:35 PM
No favorites from my side. I just thought I would give you a choice.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: shelbycharger400 on August 21, 2011, 10:09:10 PM
mine is shortly on the way.
it was a rough day..lol  i took a large piece of worm wood oak out of the firewood pile
after first one... with squarin it up with a single edge hatchet.. came out close, still at 1 1/4 thick,  at 5 1/2... sigh

2nd one.. trimmin to get it in my rigid bandsaw, came out all jacked up freehandin it
i was bummin, then  a piece caught my eye in the garage..  2 yrs ago, i freehand took a slice off a spruce log with my deere 50v, plained one side.  and brought it home and left it in the garage.  its spalted ect,  i left the nicest piece in the garage with the knots.
piece i cut off, i trimed it to width, length, then to thickness on this rigid 14 in bandsaw.. i need to rewire it for 220v!  no power.
used hand plainer, sander, ect..ect.   its not perfect. , had to do what i can, my mill isnt goin to be runnin before it needs to,     the wife is goin to help me put my name on it in legible fashion then its picture time and mail time
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Roxie on August 22, 2011, 08:22:03 AM
Get it in before the 5th!   8)

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Sprucegum on August 22, 2011, 09:52:33 PM
I found it!
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12371/3001/IMAG0112.jpg)

It's been right there for about a year and an half  :-[  Before that it was part of a board on the roof of my outhouse at camp  :-X  Then I took the boards off, replaced them with tin, cleaned them up a bit and made a feature wall in the cabin with them  :)  Except for this little piece which seems about the right size....
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12371/3001/IMAG0114.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12371/3001/IMAG0113.jpg)

Its going in the mail tomorrow - I swear.  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on August 22, 2011, 09:53:52 PM
Nice patina  ;D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 23, 2011, 04:43:02 AM
I was looking for a piece of spruce with a nice big old pitch pocket, with that name on it. ;D ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on August 23, 2011, 06:25:55 AM
Hard to believe thsi project has been ongoing for 5 years and a free chainsaw gets people motivated.  ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on August 23, 2011, 07:18:04 AM
Maybe they are hiding, but I haven't seen the 20 something tiles that Jeff needs.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on August 24, 2011, 06:39:02 AM
Must be the paint that Raider Bill is using.   ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Sprucegum on August 24, 2011, 09:25:53 AM
I tried SD, the only thing pitch WILL NOT stick to is a pitch pocket you want to preserve  ::)  ::)  ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 24, 2011, 04:25:43 PM
Tends to dry hard and get brittle don't it? Oh well.  ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: nas on August 24, 2011, 07:04:20 PM
Mine went in the mail today 8) 8)

Nick
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: shelbycharger400 on August 24, 2011, 08:47:59 PM
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/26102/3522/spruceblock.JPG)

one coat of helmsman uv urethane.   

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Roxie on August 25, 2011, 02:14:38 AM
Very nice!   8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Holmes on September 02, 2011, 02:24:02 PM
Sent mine by snail mail at 9 am this morning. Lets see how long it takes.   Holmes
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on September 02, 2011, 04:07:57 PM
I hope it makes it in time for the contest. Only one more mailing day left after today I think.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on September 02, 2011, 05:55:30 PM
Quote
Sent mine by snail mail at 9 am this morning. Lets see how long it takes.   Holmes

No mail delivery the 4th and 5th, so hope it gets there overnight. ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Slingshot on September 02, 2011, 06:00:07 PM

  Mailed one in yesterday priority mail. Been intending to send it in for awhile, even put this thread
 in my favorites, but kept putting it off. How about a chunk of sassafras. Left it unfinished so
  it would smell good smiley_airfreshener



     _________________________________
Charles   sling_shot
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Holmes on September 02, 2011, 10:40:22 PM
Quote
Sent mine by snail mail at 9 am this morning. Lets see how long it takes.   Holmes

No mail delivery the 4th and 5th, so hope it gets there overnight. ;)

I feel I will be a winner when my block gets put up on the ceiling... 8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: shelbycharger400 on September 02, 2011, 11:03:29 PM
jeff... did you get mine in the mail yet?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on September 03, 2011, 12:59:21 AM
Check reply #1200 to answer your question  :).
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Coon on September 03, 2011, 02:18:31 AM
I got my block cut out and made from my first board off my mill.  It is of sphalted Manitoba Maple.  I just have to get my name put on it and send it in.  I wish I had remembered to get it in the mail in time but oh well  it'll get sent this coming week.  Guess I won't be winning the saw.   ::)   :D 

BTW I have my block sitting on the computer desk right in front of my lookers.  It keeps saying " Finish me and send me away I don't wanna live in Saskatchewan anymore. "   :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on September 03, 2011, 07:56:58 AM
jeff... did you get mine in the mail yet?

Yes we did. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on September 03, 2011, 08:04:32 PM
When does this drawing take place?  When the last block to fill the eve arrives?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on September 03, 2011, 08:36:01 PM
Brad_bb

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,52379.0.html

First post ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on September 03, 2011, 08:45:15 PM
That does not say when Tammy and I will draw the winner, it only says when the blocks have to be in by. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 04, 2011, 02:36:33 AM
 :D :D Maybe by Christmas or Easter? ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: paul case on September 04, 2011, 11:30:08 PM
That does not say when Tammy and I will draw the winner, it only says when the blocks have to be in by. :)
soooo... when do you plan on drawing for it boss?  pc
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on September 08, 2011, 12:58:34 PM
So were there enough submissions to finish the eve?  If not how many spaces left?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on September 08, 2011, 01:19:31 PM
Nope, not enough, but we are getting close. Two arrived the day after the contest ended Tammy said. Glad to get them, but sorry they did not get there in time for a chance at the saw. I'm working up in the U.P., so I don't really know what we need yet. I'll have to get with tammy to find out. She's coming up to visit and refurbish my diminishing staples this weekend. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: nas on September 08, 2011, 01:36:21 PM
I'm guessing mine was one of the late ones.  That's why I didn't win the saw :'(  It's Canada Post's fault >:(

Nick
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on September 08, 2011, 02:06:49 PM
........ She's coming up to visit and refurbish my diminishing staples this weekend. :)

You said she's bringing 55 gal sack full of staples.  8)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on September 08, 2011, 08:23:47 PM
Filled, sprinkled, and just plain  :D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Wildflower on September 19, 2011, 05:19:47 AM
First let me say thank you to all the people that have sent blocks.  Well Jeremy and I put all the tiles up this weekend and we are still 5 short. I was really hoping that we had enough. Well that just means there is still room for more, so come on forum members lets get this project finished.  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on September 19, 2011, 04:51:34 PM
Wait, did the forum owners do their own?  That could be two right there.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 19, 2011, 05:05:22 PM
I'm pretty sure Jeff is up there, eating his grits.

Taken from this experiment I believe and using his artistic wood burning talent on wood.

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,9913.0.html


(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/03_21_04/jeff_grits7.jpg)



(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/03_21_04/jeff_grits8.jpg)

;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Wildflower on September 20, 2011, 06:55:52 PM
Yes both Jeff and I as well as Stacy all have ours up there. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Coon on September 20, 2011, 07:26:26 PM
My block will be on the way in a few days.  I have a rather unique way of getting it there.   ;)  My shipping costs will be rather reasonable too.   ;D   Have some friends out here from Michigan doing some waterfowl hunting.  They will take the block home with them and then send it from there.   ;D 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on September 20, 2011, 07:32:14 PM
I'm pretty sure Jeff is up there, eating his grits.

Taken from this experiment I believe and using his artistic wood burning talent on wood.

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,9913.0.html


(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/03_21_04/jeff_grits7.jpg)



(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/03_21_04/jeff_grits8.jpg)

;D


Umm....  NO HE IS NOT. It's ICECREAM BUCKO!  :D :)

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,30658.msg442221.html#msg442221
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 21, 2011, 04:49:08 AM
 :D :D :D :D :D

I missed the icecream, so I gotta tell it my way.  sling_shot
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: PC-Urban-Sawyer on September 28, 2011, 03:06:35 PM
Well, finally got off the dime and finished my contribution to this project. Put my block in the mail, priority mail, about an hour ago... Hope you will have room for it. If not, it would make a good coaster or even could be busted up for kindling...

Herb
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Roxie on September 28, 2011, 06:19:53 PM
So, on the 19th, they still needed 5 and with Coon and PC Urban Sawyer coming through, they're down to needing 3. 

Come on guys!!  Three more!!  If you're reading this and you haven't sent a block, please help them finish this ceiling project!!  Jeff and Tammy would be so happy!! 

Who else can we count on?   8)

Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Coon on September 28, 2011, 08:48:19 PM
Mine will be sent via snail mail in the next day or so.  Just today my neighbour where my friends were staying forgot to take the block and the neighbours just noticed.  Oh well,  it'll get there....
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 29, 2011, 04:50:32 AM
Hope you will have room for it. If not, it would make a good coaster or even could be busted up for kindling...

Herb


Jeff has had to get the glue gun, when the occasion presented itself, for repair work. :D ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on September 29, 2011, 07:48:42 PM
We're up to 62 pages of posts on this thread.  How many blocks are we up to?   Wasn't it somewhere around 84 needed to complete the ceiling?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on February 23, 2012, 07:51:27 AM
Just about time we got this thread up and going again. Might get it in gear for some that have been putting the block for Jeff's ceiling and maybe some new member will help out Jeff.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: hackberry jake on April 20, 2012, 01:55:47 PM
Hey Jeff, I'll ship mine today if you are still needing some.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 20, 2012, 02:00:27 PM
I have an over-flow area so there will never be enough. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on April 20, 2012, 06:12:18 PM
Wait...are you saying we finished the porch eve??
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 20, 2012, 06:15:42 PM
Nope, I'm saying that there is never a reason to check first.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: hackberry jake on April 24, 2012, 10:10:56 PM
I was wondering if I could get a pic of the square I sent you installed. And to get your opinion on species?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 24, 2012, 10:55:46 PM
Not my job to guess. I just put em up.  ;) I'll try to get a photo soon. Came down with a nasty bug today and am down and out. :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mooseherder on April 24, 2012, 11:05:06 PM
Without seeing it I'm guessing Sweetgum. ;)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: hackberry jake on April 24, 2012, 11:42:53 PM
Sorry to hear that Jeff, mh, I wouldn't do that to anybody. If I would have sent him a piece of sweetgum, it would've likely started sprouting on his ceiling!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on April 24, 2012, 11:54:42 PM
By the light of my monitor, and the weight, I'll guess ash
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Okrafarmer on April 26, 2012, 08:58:58 PM
You mean he didn't send Hackberry?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: hackberry jake on April 27, 2012, 02:59:59 AM
That would've been too predictable. I actually wrote "this isn't hackberry" on it. I sent a sample to dodgy loaner, he said he's going to post comparison pics of end grain when he gets time.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 13, 2012, 04:51:49 PM
Latest Photo. Getting close, but like I said, we have plenty of over-flow room. :) Thanks again to everyone that has participated.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/DSC04150.JPG)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on May 13, 2012, 08:17:16 PM
Just two more!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pigman on May 13, 2012, 10:33:15 PM
If you turned the blocks all the same way it would be easier to read the names. I know, I am just being picky. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 13, 2012, 11:22:09 PM
If you turned the blocks all the same way it would be easier to read the names. I know, I am just being picky. ;D

If everyone of them was the same size and square, we could have done that. It was clear after the first dozen, they went up how ever they fit the best.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: LeeB on May 14, 2012, 06:35:44 AM
I sent two and always wondered which one you used. I see now that it was the pecan.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pigman on May 14, 2012, 11:42:05 AM
Jeff, you mean that some Forestry Forum members don't read and carry out directions. :o :o
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: OneWithWood on May 14, 2012, 12:39:44 PM
Not all measuring tapes are created equal...
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 14, 2012, 03:26:59 PM
And if it was a little green, it's going to be a little off when drying some across the rings. Then again a table saw could be out of plum to. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 14, 2012, 03:32:02 PM
We actually came out really, really close to the total distance that determined what size to make the squares. I've needed to trim a little over a quarter inch from the blocks on the last row to get them to fit in. I'd say that is amazingly close. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 14, 2012, 03:48:57 PM
Yeah, sounds like it has. It's quite a little span across that porch roof when your talking small blocks of wood of various species with their own temperament to begin with.  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on May 14, 2012, 08:23:00 PM
SD,

Is that shrinkage radial or tangential  ???      :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 14, 2012, 09:39:45 PM
You would think he could provide us with a shrinkage formula based on the mean of of the potential species used, experience level of the wood workers, average age of the average equipment used and their potential for decreasing average tolerances.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dan_Shade on May 14, 2012, 09:45:44 PM
I'm guessing pigman sent you the 13th square...

 ;D

If he saws wood like directions to his old house, i'm surprised it made it there at all!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pigman on May 14, 2012, 10:59:46 PM
Dan, I cut my block to allow for the average relative humidity of Harrison. I know that in summer the block will be a .02 inches small in one direction and .000001 inches small in the other direction. In winter the block will be .02 inches too large in one direction and .000001 inches too large in the other direction. I did the best I could with the equipment and material I was working with.
As for the directions to my house, you got there the shortest way, so what was the problem. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Brad_bb on May 15, 2012, 02:53:37 AM
I was just thinking...imagine what the blocks would look like as flooring with a clear coat overtop.  That would look neat.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: hackberry jake on May 15, 2012, 04:45:59 PM
My block went from sawmill to planer to table saw to mail. It might still be a little green.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on May 15, 2012, 08:38:41 PM
It might still be a little green.

Not to worry.  You are among friends  :).
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dan_Shade on May 15, 2012, 09:01:29 PM
The block I donated for the effort had been carried around in my truck bed for a long time, probably having been used as an outrigger spacer for my mill.

I was at my brothers in Morgantown for Sawlex, and ran it through his planer, then burned my fingers using JV's woodburner (I think).... 

Good times  :-)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on May 15, 2012, 11:39:23 PM
One of the newest ones came in kit form.  I had to haul it 1200 miles, I had to cut it to size (there is enough left for another one) and then I had to write the information on it.  I'll let the block kit kid tell you who he is if you can't figure it out :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: ellmoe on May 16, 2012, 06:47:21 AM
    I bet the "kit" block is sized perfectly! ;) And one to spare! What a deal!
Mark
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on May 16, 2012, 07:30:17 AM
Mark,

You are so generous  :D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on May 16, 2012, 07:55:41 AM
What a way to save on postage.  Is the block sleeveless??   :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: ellmoe on May 16, 2012, 09:26:45 PM
MM,FYI, block is your favorite ;D, actually, Red Gum. I'm from the Larry the Cable Guy school, No sleeves! ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on September 30, 2012, 12:23:12 PM
Been awhile,can any of you guys help out Jeff????? Don't want him watching TV all day.  :D    Got to get him outside a little.
By the way mine is on page 57,reply 1120 if you want to see my 3 grade work.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on September 30, 2012, 12:25:47 PM
I've been outside the last 5 days in the U.P., only coming in to sleep and eat.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 30, 2012, 12:55:32 PM
Long winter you know. Gotta enjoy all the fine fall weather while it lasts. :)


From: One of the forum members here that likes winter too. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on September 30, 2012, 06:46:00 PM
Going on 7 years and still not enough to fill the space.   :o
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: grweldon on October 01, 2012, 08:34:11 AM
That would be my question as well to Jeff... the space isn't all full yet?  If not, I'll certainly send a piece!  Pecan maybe?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on October 01, 2012, 08:45:53 AM
Magic man took a picture of all of the blocks,reply #1159.

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,18953.1140.html
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: grweldon on October 01, 2012, 10:57:52 AM
That is SO COOL!  Wish I was around when it was going on!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on October 01, 2012, 11:04:03 AM
It's still going on. Still not filled. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on October 01, 2012, 11:05:38 AM
grweldon,now you can start on the pecan.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: grweldon on October 01, 2012, 03:13:49 PM
It's still going on. Still not filled. :)

grweldon,now you can start on the pecan.

Alrighty then! 
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on October 01, 2012, 08:33:52 PM
OK, we are going to be watching you, so don't procrastinate  :D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mooseherder on October 01, 2012, 09:04:44 PM
Six hours later.......the block should be done by now. 
So, is it?  ??? ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on October 01, 2012, 09:19:37 PM
Is it soup yet?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on October 01, 2012, 09:49:14 PM
I'm standing out here with a screw gun and a flashlight. Any word?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on October 01, 2012, 09:52:51 PM
Status update?  (It is almost 10:00 EST  :)).
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on October 01, 2012, 10:35:46 PM
Still here with the flashlight.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on October 01, 2012, 10:44:39 PM
A new meaning too,I'll leave a light on for ya.  :D  Jeff will go in for the next Tigers game.  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on October 01, 2012, 10:47:15 PM
If you jump into the truck and leave now, you can be in Harrison, MI by sometimes late tomorrow afternoon.  Be aware, however, that there is a time zone change, and you will lose one hour  :D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Okrafarmer on October 01, 2012, 11:08:31 PM
Mumble, mumble, still haven't sent mine.  :-[
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mooseherder on October 02, 2012, 04:02:01 PM
So, here we are a day later.  smiley_thumbsup_grin
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Den Socling on October 02, 2012, 04:16:48 PM
It's been more than 6 years and it isn't filled yet? More than 6 years and I haven't sent mine yet! Will Den Socling done with a magic marker be acceptable?  :D Oh, I'm so embarrassed.  ::)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on October 02, 2012, 08:58:38 PM
Has he arrived yet  ???  :D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mooseherder on October 02, 2012, 09:27:58 PM
 smiley_singsongnote02    On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha. smiley_singsongnote02
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on October 02, 2012, 09:40:49 PM
smiley_singsongnote02    On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha.

You can listen to the engine, Moanin' out his one note song smiley_singsongnote02
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DanG on October 03, 2012, 07:51:19 AM
I can't believe I've been outprocrastinated this badly! :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on October 03, 2012, 08:02:48 AM
On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha.
You can listen to the engine, Moanin' out his one note song
You can think about the woman
Or the girl you knew the night before  smiley_singsongnote02
[/quote]
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: PC-Urban-Sawyer on October 03, 2012, 10:30:22 AM
I can't believe I've been outprocrastinated this badly! :D :D

Yeah, it only took me three years to get a round tuit...

Herb
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Mooseherder on October 03, 2012, 07:47:40 PM
Raider Bill motoring down the road. ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2ul5t3jZe0
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on January 13, 2013, 07:41:57 AM
Been awhile,I have not seen any new ones. Here's a picture taken by Magicman,

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,18953.1140.html

Reply # 1159

Jeff needs some help to fill it in. As I said mine looks like a 3rd grader did it and he was still happy to add it to the ceiling.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Rob Bocik on March 07, 2013, 08:08:49 AM
Been awhile,I have not seen any new ones. Here's a picture taken by Magicman,

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,18953.1140.html

Reply # 1159

Jeff needs some help to fill it in. As I said mine looks like a 3rd grader did it and he was still happy to add it to the ceiling.

Oh yeah I'm all over that idea.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Rob Bocik on March 07, 2013, 11:06:49 PM
OK where do I send mine  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on March 07, 2013, 11:30:03 PM
PM Jeff, and he will send you his address. Better than posting it here.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on March 08, 2013, 09:27:15 AM
I am looking forward to seeing it.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on July 10, 2013, 09:57:15 PM
Pig roast in a few weeks so it must be time to bring this thread to the top.

 
All you procrastinators time to pay up!   smiley_bull_stomp
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on July 11, 2013, 07:53:38 AM
No takers?????????
 As i said does not have to be fancy. My wood skills stop when the log hits the ground.
 My hemlock block may not look as good as others,but it's up on the ceiling.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Ole CB on October 15, 2013, 05:39:17 PM
Jeff,

  Do you have any room left on the ceiling for these?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Piston on October 15, 2013, 09:37:05 PM
Oh ya, I kinda forgot about this thread....I'm one of the procrastinators  :D


I actually thought of this a year or so ago, not sure how long ago, it was a while.  When I was up at my grandfather's place in NH I went into his barn, pulled up an old floorboard from about 100 years ago, cut a couple feet off the end, and threw it in the back of my truck.  My plan was to plane it down, cut it to size, write my name on it, and mail it.  I never made it to step 2.   :D

I wonder where I put that board? ???
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Larro Darro on October 15, 2013, 09:42:08 PM
Jeff,

  Do you have any room left on the ceiling for these?

Thanks for kicking this up to the top. I just found it. Very neat idea. I've got a piece of red cedar I can send.

Larro

Edit: I just saw where Piston had posted while I was typing. The wood I have in mind is in my father's old workshop. It has sat there since he died, almost twelve years ago. Tomorrow would have been his 90th birthday, so I will go down to the old house in the morning and see if there is a good looking piece of cedar. LD
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on October 15, 2013, 09:54:44 PM
I will never run out of room. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on October 15, 2013, 09:56:26 PM
Come on guys,make him run out of room.  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on October 15, 2013, 10:25:25 PM
Quote
I wonder where I put that board?

Piston
Clean out the truck and you will find it.   ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Piston on October 15, 2013, 11:13:01 PM
Quote
I wonder where I put that board?

Piston
Clean out the truck and you will find it.   ;D

 :D :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 16, 2013, 04:31:05 AM
There it is, buried in the soda pop cans, coffee cups and chip bags. :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on October 16, 2013, 09:02:43 AM
  He said Piston's pick-up.... not yours.   ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Nomad on October 16, 2013, 09:57:33 AM
  He said Piston's pick-up.... not yours.   ;D
:D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on October 16, 2013, 09:59:44 AM
There is plenty of areas in and on the cabin to display squares. I don't want anyone to feel that they missed out, because they didn't. We still have not filled the original area up after all these years.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 16, 2013, 04:52:51 PM
Don't own a pickup.  But, what I do have, has no rubbage about. Can't say it's too clean though, lots of spruce needles about. Some folks like the smell of spruce needles. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: coxy on October 16, 2013, 06:26:10 PM
ok call me stupid but where do i send it  ;D  thanks
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: beenthere on October 16, 2013, 07:21:32 PM
PM Jeff, and get his address (if it isn't listed in the first post here).

Quote
one piece of wood 5¾" by 5¾" square, by 1 inch thick

The dimensions 5¾ are important to Jeff
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: OneWithWood on October 16, 2013, 08:46:52 PM
I find it hard to believe that for all the members here who profess to have a love for wood that that ceiling is not completely full.  Come on folks, let's fill it up and move on to the other surfaces!
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on October 16, 2013, 08:57:13 PM
I sell 5-3/4" squares for $300.00. Why would I want to send Jeff one?   :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: OneWithWood on October 16, 2013, 08:58:18 PM
Because this forum is PRICELESS  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on October 16, 2013, 08:59:01 PM
Because this forum is PRICELESS  :)

Good Reply "1".
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on October 16, 2013, 09:11:04 PM
It took me a while to help fill the ceiling. I'm just slack. And I know it. As I said mine looks like a 3rd grader did it. But Jeff is just like a proud Father and put it up besides the others.  :D  Don't have to be nothing that takes 3 nights and 4 days to do.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: OneWithWood on October 16, 2013, 09:13:24 PM
Dunno, C.  Mine took 3 nights and 4 days and it still looked like something a 3rd grader did  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on October 16, 2013, 09:17:16 PM
That's funny,but Jeff put yours up on the ceiling too.I'll have to check,maybe he put ours in the back.  :D

There are some pictures on page 50,58,63 and a youtube on page 55 of the blocks.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 17, 2013, 04:18:03 AM
Now that he's 'connected'  ;D he can flip right through now and find them photo and Youtube pages. :D

Still dial-up here. And it's is getting pricey. Ah, but the joys of no competition in telecom. And not even 56 kbits/s, connection speed always says 21.6  :-\
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dave Shepard on October 18, 2013, 06:27:29 PM
My block, which I made from a nice piece of sycamore back about the time the first fish grew a couple legs and crawled out of the water for a test run, has recently resurfaced.  :-[ I think it's only a couple layers down on the workbench right now, I'll have to capture it before it gets fossilized again.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on June 07, 2014, 09:26:51 PM
Can anyone help out Jeff?  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Den Socling on June 07, 2014, 10:01:19 PM
OK I'm not reading 63 pages.  :D How about an update, Jeff.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on June 30, 2014, 09:24:03 PM
Since I see several "new" FF members that are planning to attend the Pig Roast this year, how about carrying your own personal block with you for Jeff to attach??
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on July 01, 2014, 08:48:32 AM
Howbout, Admission to the pig roast is free if you bring or have an existing block.
$500 if you don't  :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dave Shepard on July 03, 2014, 07:36:48 PM
I don't know when I first cut my block, but it's been missing for quite some time, until recently. Well, it's in the hands of the USPS now. If it doesn't show up, blame them! :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on July 03, 2014, 08:05:39 PM
Finally  :).
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dave Shepard on July 03, 2014, 08:12:41 PM
Did DanG ever send one in? I seem to recall we were in a procrastination competition.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dave Shepard on July 03, 2014, 08:33:01 PM
I am finding it extremely difficult to accept the fact that I've been this badly outprocrastinated. :-[

As mentioned above, I just sent mine today. How's that for being out procrastinated? :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on July 04, 2014, 08:55:38 AM
I can hardly believe this thread has been running 8 years and so many longtime members have not yet responded.  smiley_headscratch    And, some of them have actually attended the Pig Roast and not come through with a block of wood.  :o
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on July 04, 2014, 11:16:49 AM
I need to get off my tail and send a block. I'm hardly ever around wood though.  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: LeeB on July 04, 2014, 12:18:45 PM
How much you thinking about charging for it?
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Dave Shepard on July 04, 2014, 12:27:17 PM
 :D I typed in a post earlier to remind him it wasn't a $300 block, but didn't post it.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on July 04, 2014, 05:58:57 PM
As I keep on repeating, it does not have to look like some of the wood working I see on here. My looks like a 3 grader did it and Jeff put it up on the ceiling. Does not have to be fancy.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: ET on July 04, 2014, 08:44:17 PM
Old Elf gave me a walnut blank of wood at last years roast. Kinda forgot about it but since I just found this thread and reviewed the pics that MM posted i will try and get er done.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on July 05, 2014, 01:49:21 PM
I am finding it extremely difficult to accept the fact that I've been this badly outprocrastinated. :-[

As mentioned above, I just sent mine today. How's that for being out procrastinated? :D

Got it Dave! Thank you!  I've went ahead and scheduled a day in 2017 to put it up with the rest of them. ;D :D :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: ET on July 29, 2014, 07:24:38 PM
As promised I got ur done today in between setting up the mill on the 28 day old concrete. 2 jobs waiting but we got priorities!  Spent less than 1 hour.  Used computer, paper, glue, router, belt sander, fast drying white paint and fast drying clear finish plus 0000 steelwool. Viola!
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31129/image%7E26.jpg)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on July 29, 2014, 07:39:39 PM
Nice and one year late ain't bad.  You could even drill a mounting hole through one of the periods and carry a screw with the head painted white.   ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on July 29, 2014, 08:22:38 PM
There you go!! Jeff will like adding that to the ceiling.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: goose63 on July 29, 2014, 09:21:29 PM
I gotta get off my dead duff and get er done
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: submarinesailor on August 01, 2014, 08:15:54 AM
As promised I got ur done today in between setting up the mill on the 28 day old concrete. 2 jobs waiting but we got priorities!  Spent less than 1 hour.  Used computer, paper, glue, router, belt sander, fast drying white paint and fast drying clear finish plus 0000 steelwool. Viola!
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31129/image%7E26.jpg)
Isn't the date wrong???????  I thought the Pig Roast was on the 2nd???????  I'm sooooooo confused.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 01, 2014, 08:35:06 AM
ET came to his first Pig Roast last year, and in 2013, the pigroast was on the 3rd. :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: isawlogs on August 01, 2014, 03:45:22 PM
 Now if I was to read that date it would spell out for me   8 march 13  now that gets confusing ..... :-\ :D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: mesquite buckeye on August 08, 2014, 01:54:08 PM
I found a piece of wood. ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on March 13, 2015, 05:52:32 PM
Can any one help Jeff out?? How about a new member? You can show up some of the older ones.  ;D
There are some pictures on page 50,58,63 and a youtube on page 55 of the blocks.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: pabst79 on March 18, 2015, 08:35:34 PM
Still need 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" for decoration? I just read the thread today (not all 68 pages :)) Sounds like I wouldn't be that far behind some pro procrastinators  :D.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on July 01, 2015, 06:58:57 AM
Thought I'd bump this up with the pig roast coming up and all.

Who has been procrastinating the longest on this one?  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on July 01, 2015, 08:25:57 AM
Thanks Jon.  I have been trying to remember to bump it, but my bumper kept forgetting.   ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on July 01, 2015, 05:12:21 PM
I just get tired beating the dead horse.  :)   Old saying
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: DR_Buck on July 02, 2015, 06:37:27 AM
Nine (9) years and still counting.     smiley_headscratch
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on August 04, 2016, 07:57:07 AM
My piece of hemlock is on page 58. Kinda looks like a 3d grader did it,but it's on the ceiling.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on August 04, 2016, 08:43:26 AM
It's still there Ray because I saw it yesterday.   ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on August 04, 2016, 08:51:20 AM
Nine (9) years and still counting.     smiley_headscratch


10  ;D
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: thecfarm on August 04, 2016, 08:52:30 AM
Lucky you. I mean,to be there at Jeff's,not seeing my handy work.  :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Jeff on August 04, 2016, 09:30:09 AM
The ceiling finally was filled up the last pigroast.
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: OneWithWood on August 04, 2016, 10:12:17 AM
Time to start on the pole barn   :)
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: Magicman on August 04, 2016, 10:25:00 AM
But first we gotta get a serious project going to build a timberframe front "porch".
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WmFritz on August 04, 2016, 11:49:35 AM
The ceiling finally was filled up the last pigroast.

Starting on the pole barn now ???

Edit: I didn't notice the page turned and Robert beat me to it.  smiley_dunce
Title: Re: A request to members.
Post by: WDH on August 04, 2016, 04:17:19 PM
A day late and a dollar short (for some) (old saying).