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Great stuff Mr. Gordon.

Looks like you mastered stick welding, fabrication and wood working all at the same time!!
 
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Local news on an old head saw restoration. Sawmill was sized for big old growth.


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   / Tractors and wood! Show your pics #17,794  
Local news on an old head saw restoration. Sawmill was sized for big old growth.


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That's interesting. Too often something like that is viewed as part of an evil past and done away with; or as scrap metal when prices were high. It must have been something in it's heyday, spitting out 65 foot long lumber.
 
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Mine's a Provost and I don't mind at all - but a couple things first. I was just beginning to learn stick welding so my idea was to use lots of joints just for the practice. So it would be fair to view this as the work of an overly exuberant novice and you could do it simpler. Second, I wanted to be able to use the trailer as a flat-bed with stake bolsters so the pockets are a lot more than what you would need for just side boards.

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The bed is just formed up sheet metal so to strengthen the sides where the pockets were going I made some channel from 2X2X1/8 angle and welded them in.

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I made the 4" deep pockets from 2X2X3/16 angle and added some 3/16 bracing

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Complete bottom side. Put a hump in the tail gate release rod.

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I added a rub rail on the front and side panels with stake guides to stiffen them along the top.

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Finished-

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gg
Upon closer look mine is a lot lighter duty, made of formed steel with 12" sides. I still can use some of your ideas although it doesn't need to be so heavy duty. I need to get the sides a bit higher, and really like your tiedown rail on the sides.
 
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Sliced me up a hickory I took down out of my garden area a while back, man was it pretty and solid inside!!

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Looks good Hunt. However the grain gets awful funky at the end!! (bottom of the pic) Looks almost like its got some sort of feline fungus growing on it.
 
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Looks good Hunt. However the grain gets awful funky at the end!! (bottom of the pic) Looks almost like its got some sort of feline fungus growing on it.
Yes indeed, the dreaded FFF or... Female Feline Fungus
 
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HA-HA. I googled Female Feline Fungus in wood - never heard of it. DUH. Had to look two more times to see the cat. It was a hard day but I got a smile from this. Thanks

gg
 
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HA-HA. I googled Female Feline Fungus in wood - never heard of it. DUH. Had to look two more times to see the cat. It was a hard day but I got a smile from this. Thanks

gg
HAHAHAHAHA... sorry man! But that just gave me a big smile Gordon, so we're even!

Scott
 
 
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