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Project by anthm27 posted 05-22-2022 09:11 PM 646 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All,

I know I have been super slack for over two years…... Those of you in the know will understand that due to Covid and other Political reasons my career has been somewhat destroyed. Anyways, here we are on the Farm in Northern NSW Australia. We were flood-affected here and the shed went under although fortuntly my right-hand man Rob B (Robcastle) has been an enormous help getting all equipment back up and running.

Back to the project…....... I wanted the self-satisfaction of starting and finishing a project in one afternoon. Having cleaned the wood stack out before lunch with Lovie Cheryl I had lots of treated pine offcuts, small pieces. (I tend not to burn them in the BBQ due to arsenic content)
I worked on the theory of Crappy, offcut wood into a functional piece. A small table to sit by the fire and rest beer on came to mind.

The joints are rough butt joints merely clamped and screwed together. The top was once again of treated pine decking pieces.
All in an afternoon that resulted in a beer by the fire. The new addition to our small family “The Dog” named Rip seemed to like it…....

Thanks all for checking in, having been absent from here for two years I don’t deserve comments.
Cheers to all,

Kind Regards
Anthony

EDIT Some of the pics show the new, under construction, live edge slab style woodworking bench in the background, still under construction.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.





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robscastle

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#1 posted 05-22-2022 09:33 PM

Looks like an excellent job, almost like a woodworking showroom!!.

Internals look great, another 8 or so days and I will check it all out!

Still bloody raining here!

Meanwhile check this out for a farm vehicle for collecting firewood!

-- Regards Rob

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 05-22-2022 09:40 PM

Well done, Anth! Glad you’re back “home” on the farm. Rip does indeed look as though he enjoys the table.

Wind has been blowing for most of two months here. We’ve had about a quarter inch (6mm) of rain in those two months, so things are dry, the forests are burning, and we’ve got a watering restriction on.

Rob, that looks like a fine vehicle for collecting wood, though perhaps a bit too clean at the moment. ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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pottz

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#3 posted 05-22-2022 10:03 PM

antman so glad to see you again my friend youve been sorley missed.so sorry about not getting your wings back thats gotta be hard to deal with.i hope you cheryl are doing ok.at least youve got a new friend and a great old friend thats always there for you.i wish you were half a world closer id come by with a bottle or two of something tasty and grill something up.table looks great,and yes you deserve a comment.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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pottz

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#4 posted 05-22-2022 10:04 PM



Looks like an excellent job, almost like a woodworking showroom!!.

Internals look great, another 8 or so days and I will check it all out!

Still bloody raining here!

Meanwhile check this out for a farm vehicle for collecting firewood!

- robscastle


that truck is damn cool rob.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 05-22-2022 10:14 PM

Good to see you back Anthony! Sorry to hear about all of the troubles you were having. It’s nice to see Rob helping you out! So a table in one afternoon made you feel good glad to here it! Nothing wrong with screwing the butt joints Looks like you got what you needed! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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crowie

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#6 posted 05-22-2022 10:20 PM

Great to hear you’re safe and starting to enjoy the farm downunder Anth.

Table looks strong, suits the purpose and helped us up your offcuts, winner!

As you said making and completing a project in an afternoon makes one feel on top of the world, well done sir.

On Rob’s farm truck suggestion, maybe a little well restored for paddock bashing!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 05-22-2022 10:34 PM

Anthony – so happy to see you on the move again. A table can be anything you want as long as it’ll support a couple beers. I’m sure you’ll be happy to have new family member, they are such good company and friend. Please tell Lovie Cheryl I said hello.
Again, Welcome back

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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mikeacg

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#8 posted 05-23-2022 12:47 AM

Good to hear you are doing OK Anthony! I think of you and Cheryl often…

Great looking truck Rob! One of these days I’m hoping to find a bit of time to work on my school bus again. Not enough hours in a day…

Mike

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, [email protected]

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Eric

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#9 posted 05-23-2022 02:15 AM

Great way to use up the drops, and have a sturdy table to boot. Hope to see more if your projects.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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anthm27

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#10 posted 05-23-2022 05:35 AM



Looks like an excellent job, almost like a woodworking showroom!!.

- robscastle

Cheers Rob , Looking forward t your arrival..

Wind has been blowing for most of two months here. We’ve had about a quarter inch (6mm) of rain in those two months, so things are dry, the forests are burning, and we’ve got a watering restriction on.

Thanks Dave, alll the rain must be on this side of the world, I just emptied the rain gauge another 14mm overnight.


antman so glad to see you again my friend youve been sorley missed.so sorry about not getting your wings back thats gotta be hard to deal with.i hope you cheryl are doing ok.

- pottz

Thanks Potts for the kind words, Thank you, we both doing great.


Good to see you back Anthony! Sorry to hear about all of the troubles you were having. It s nice to see Rob helping you out!
- woodshaver Tony C

Thanks Tony, great to receive your message, Thanks for looking in.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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anthm27

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#11 posted 05-23-2022 05:40 AM


Great to hear you’re safe and starting to enjoy the farm downunder Anth.
- crowie

Thanks, Crowie for the message, Nice to get your input, great and thank you.


Anthony – so happy to see you on the move again. A table can be anything you want as long as it’ll support a couple beers. I’m sure you’ll be happy to have new family member, they are such good company and friend. Please tell Lovie Cheryl I said hello.
Again, Welcome back

- recycle1943

Cheers Dick, thanks mate for the message, by the way, the buggy wheel is serving well, Its a lot newer than the other 4 ,
Thanks, mate.


Good to hear you are doing OK Anthony! I think of you and Cheryl often…

Mike

- mikeacg

Hay Mike, thanks mate and Lovie and I often mention your name too, we will get up there one day.
Cheers For messaging.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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anthm27

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#12 posted 05-23-2022 05:41 AM



Great way to use up the drops, and have a sturdy table to boot. Hope to see more if your projects.

- Eric

Thanks for the encouragement Eric,
Thanks for stopping by
Kind Regards’

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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doubleDD

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#13 posted 05-23-2022 01:19 PM

Anthony, good to hear your making progress over there, the world is a different place than it use to be. The table is what you need for some relaxation and therapy.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 05-23-2022 01:25 PM

Nice sturdy table…...........will hold lots of beer.

Rob, do they call that a Ute down there? I’ll bet that fine bed will never see a stick of firewood!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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GR8HUNTER

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#15 posted 05-23-2022 01:45 PM

so sorry to hear your flying career is down the toilet due to covid nice table welcome back hope to see more from you brother GREAT JOB :<)))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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