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Old 12-05-2010, 04:37 PM
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Re: Bone Yard

You are right Evaldart. Time to pursue with more gusto.
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:22 PM
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Re: Bone Yard

Well, the 4000 lbs of pipe is mine. And all for a couple hours of work.

My recent windfall of material is coming to a close. And just in time as winter approaches and big heavy things get glued to the ground by ice.

This is only one of the granite stones I got (7 feet 1500 lbs). I foot thick.

And then there is the pipe.
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:40 PM
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Matt, you make me feel like I suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.....I just came home with some small stuff from the scrap yard that I could put on the back of a motorcycle, and I'm happy with my finds. I did take the suburban , just in case I found a bunch of cool stuff and save a second trip. Probably would have scored more but the snow was starting to hide stuff and some was frozen in to what was mud a few days ago. We have had several Amish "retirement" auctions and some Amish "moving" auctions up until a week ago. I find them to be fantastic sources for my supplies. Then the scrap yard I visited this a.m. buys the actual large piles of "scrap" and equipment thats there and I get to shop at his yard. I have to visit him at least weekly though or he loads it in a big dumpster and its bye bye baby.....
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:21 PM
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Here is some scrap iron... this was before the pedals and streamers from hand grips were added
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:20 AM
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Hah, great piece Wayne. Suits your usual tone in regards to the humor. Does it stand secure? I always make TRI-cycles for fear that I'm going to get crushed.
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:12 PM
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Forge - did you try smith and edwards just north of Ogden?
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:24 AM
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Matt, a plow disc under each wheel and a guide wire are needed for this 14 foot long bike to stand. That and a jack under the main frame. Here is another pile of scrap that is now heating our home for the whole winter This cabin over-looks a quiet undeveloped lake and is off the grid. leaves were from a york rake type equipment .
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:12 PM
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not my bone yard. but we recently had a good wind storm and i found out were the city takes the logs from trees that are blown over, or that have to be taken down for what ever reason. there are a few usable logs that can be had cheap
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:21 AM
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Hey Chris, the logs that the ants ate there reminds me of our 4th/July trip to New Mexico. We went down to the reservation to see petroglyphs and visited a couple of drum makers and one of them had hollowed out logs that the ants had eaten through (they did all the hard work for him) and he basically just cleaned them out and took off the bark and put buffalo hide or cow hide over the top and bottom and viola, instant Navaho drum. It served as a lesson to me in keeping it simple and minimalizing effort with the help of nature to maximize the gain. I've never made a drum myself but it's now on my bucket list and I've already been contemplating the possibilities.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:16 AM
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my aunt makes native drums, deer skin i think, ojibwa. those ants are incredible little buggers. i have a apple wood carving that had ants in the wood. they started coming out in my living room in the middle of winter so i put it outside in like -30 celsius for a few days. thought it would have killed them but when i brought it back in they started coming out again as soon as it warmed up.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:13 AM
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new material for upcoming commission bottom slab is 4'x4'x4"
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:11 PM
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Re: Bone Yard

No matter if they were loggers or shake-block cutters, the forestry companies are expected (and inspected by law) to tidy up their leavings. The piles usually reach large house-sized proportions. Those sit for several years to dry out then they torch them off. The shake-block cutters can't sell a block (6" x 6" x 24" western red cedar) which contains a knot as thick as or thicker than a pencil. I can buy their really good blocks for $5 each.

I try to get in there with my wedges, maul and chains to yank out what might be straight grained and nice enough for carving. I use my 454V8 4x4 Suburban for "power-assist." WRC logs are usually 75% rotten in the core, that's just how they grow. If the shells are 4-5" thick, I can split those into pieces small enough for me to carry to bring home. I can't carry a 24" log, 6' long. Good for masks, turtles and so on.

I got to at least 8 piles before they lit a match. 95% of the stuff in the piles was really poor so I wasn't feeling a loss when I saw the smoke.
OTOH, I found some really nice wood.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:15 PM
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Re: Bone Yard

I enjoyed this thread, it is interesting, if anyone is ever in the area, they would be welcome to visit and pick thru the "piles" we have a lot, no OSHA, or restrictions here.
These are my "bone yard", or my "piles", of stone.
Mostly cantera:

Raw, uncut onix,(below)

And there is more,
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