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Old 10-27-2016, 10:42 AM   #1871
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Oh boy. Back to work on the shorty! BTW, did anyone get hurt when that termite infested cement tree toppled over? Jack
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Old 10-27-2016, 10:42 AM   #1872
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Mad skills there buddy.
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Old 10-27-2016, 10:46 AM   #1873
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Thanks guys. I just mostly glad that it is done and I can get back to work on my bus.

And while termites have not been an issue, there have been reports of serious injuries to several woodpeckers.
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Old 10-27-2016, 11:29 AM   #1874
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WW!!!!! What a job well done!!! MOST impressive!!!!!
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Old 10-27-2016, 11:46 AM   #1875
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WOW! Now that is some impressive handiwork.

My question is a little more practical. How are you going to move that to where it is supposed to live? At 6,500 lbs. it isn't as if you and a few friends are going to lift it up onto a trailer.

I am continually amazed by the creativity of you and the many others on this site that do things that I can not even imagine. My thinking tends to not go out of the box very far and my skill set doesn't provide the ability to do a lot of what you do.

I am glad there are so many other people that do so I can crib their ideas.
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Old 10-27-2016, 12:27 PM   #1876
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WOW! Now that is some impressive handiwork.

My question is a little more practical. How are you going to move that to where it is supposed to live? At 6,500 lbs. it isn't as if you and a few friends are going to lift it up onto a trailer.

I am continually amazed by the creativity of you and the many others on this site that do things that I can not even imagine. My thinking tends to not go out of the box very far and my skill set doesn't provide the ability to do a lot of what you do.

I am glad there are so many other people that do so I can crib their ideas.
Cowlitz - But you have a vast skill-set and experience in areas where many here dont.. thats what makes this forum beautiful...

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Old 10-27-2016, 03:09 PM   #1877
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Remember that "Big Bench" project that has had me sidetracked for so long? Well...

...IT'S FINISHED!!!

6,500 pounds of cement based media applied one handful at a time takes up a fair amount of energy and calendar. I started this thing back in June and just finished it yesterday...at exactly 4PM. Course I did lose two weeks to an art teaching gig and almost a full month to the monsoon-like weather we had, but all in all, it went pretty well. A friend is putting together a start-to-finish slide show of photos he took along the way, but I don't have a copy yet. Meanwhile, back at the ranch house...here is what became of all that Portland cement...






There is a Flickr album on this critter here...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tango8...57669029087271


Maybe now I can get back to work on my Shorty. Well...after I spend a couple of days moving it and my shop to new digs anyway.

ONWARD!
Great lookin' piece Tango! Very impressive!

My wife wants one....so the next time you're cruzin' the Ontario Canada neighbourhood I'll show ya where she wants it

No racoon poppin' his head outta the stump?
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Old 10-27-2016, 03:14 PM   #1878
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Thanks to all for the kind words --- This piece was built on site and will stay right where it is. Maybe for several hundred years. The less than scenic backdrop at this little neighborhood bar (reHAB Bar on the Bayou) will get some cover via plants and maybe screening.

And I agree with Chris...Cowlitz and many others here have fantastic skill sets. Many of them hard earned I would guess. I am constantly amazed at what so many of the good folks here can and have accomplished. Talented bunch of people here for sure.
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Old 10-28-2016, 10:42 PM   #1879
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I would love to go to that bar someday an drink a few while sitting on that bench. Wow!
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Old 10-28-2016, 11:01 PM   #1880
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