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Old 05-05-2014, 01:43 PM   #51
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Hi - I just got the top rubbed down with the first coat of oil. Time to take a break and post a picture or two.


I had to extend the guide in order to get all the way to the edge. I used clamps to hold the boards and they slipped. Well I will know better next time.(use screws)


It still needs at least 2 more coats of oil. Then I need to make the cut-out for the router. (then fences - guides - - - -)

Thanks to all who took time to read these post. the old man Richard
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:08 AM   #52
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Good morning everyone. Today is heavy overcast and strong winds, a day best spent inside. I just wanted to wish each and every Mother/Woman a very happy Mother's Day. May all your wishes come true. the old man - Richard
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:42 AM   #53
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Howdy MrTman --- looks like a great start on a butcher block table you have going there. Will it be installed into Baby or elsewhere?
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:25 PM   #54
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Hello everyone - First - Tango, you're right in thinking it would make a great butcher block table, only I needed a bench top that was square and flat for the router.
Second - Today I started sealing the top of the bus. It is a coating like "Snow Coat" and will seal the lose rivets. I will put on three coats with the sprayer and between each coat hand brush each seam and all rivets. On the can it says it is good for 20 years. If it will stop the leaks I will be glad to re-coat every three years.







When I came down the ladder I looked down to see this. It took me a few seconds to get my heart started again and see he was no threat. Then I went inside and got the camera.




Now that the wind is starting up again I will work on the inside. I hope everyone is happy and healthy. Good-bye for now - the old man - Richard
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:51 PM   #55
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No Threat!! Really , man you got brass balls. That ain't no Gardner snake... Love the lines of your bus. Good old American made vehicle you have..
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:20 PM   #56
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Nice pics of the snakes.

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Old 05-15-2014, 09:54 PM   #57
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Looks a lot like a King Snake. If so...be nice to them. Their main diet consists of...guess what...poisonous snakes! Had some big'ens on the farm I had in Tomball, Texas. They are members of the boa constrictor family. You can pick them up...but once they wrap around your arm, they can be mighty hard to put down.

Thanks for the nature break.
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:39 PM   #58
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Hi, My first post! How is the Traveling Man and My baby doing? Have not heard anything since the fire. I have a '51 Wayne/ IHC and admire the My Baby project. I hope all is well. Tbart.
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:33 PM   #59
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"She can hike up her skirts and run about 70mph" Love it!

Looking good "old man", keep it up!
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Hi there Old Man! I enjoy watching your progress. That is some beautiful country I see in your photos! Where are you at?
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