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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:13 am 
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... testosterone poisoning.

The remodel of our little camp trailer described in the scrap pile (Crash & Burn Project) required a transition between the original metal post support for the old round table to the underside of a rectangular table, made all the more complex since for some reason I had cut the tube off for some other use. So ... I've had this described to me but it's the first time I've ever tried it.

Here's the setup with some initial cuts -


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That's a 2" thick piece of ash, about 5" wide and 22" long. There are a couple strips of scrap maple on the edges to eliminate tearout on the exit side. The 3"dia ash dowel is epoxied into a through hole. The dowel needed to be turned down to 2 1/4", the inside diameter of the tube.

Before anyone chimes, I don't advise anyone try this without considering the consequences of making a bad move working this close to a propeller.

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In retrospect it would have been a lot less of an adrenaline rush if I'd glued up the blank to be square then bandsawed it into a circle. Live and learn.

Here's the finished product with two coats of waterborne Varathane:

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Unfortunately the original post fitting on the floor was off center to the benches which resulted in an interesting form following the function of the strut.

This is the finished galley.

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And of course, after an evening by the campfire scarfing down hot dogs, s'mores, and a few fine ales, we need a place to retire -


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It was a fun and challenging project.

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WOW, Dennis, that would be very, very scarey for me to be turning that "propeller"!!!!

Great results, though. I'm glad you did the play-by-play pictures--I sure didn't understand what you were doing until I saw the before and after.

And, a great transformation of the inside of the camper, Dennis. I watched Daddy and Mother totally gut and remodel a 1950's mobile home at a lake resort back in the late 70's, and I know it's quite a challenge!!

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You're a braver man than I! :shock: Don't know that eith I or my lathe are quite up to that. Great work!

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Me thinks you are a thrill junkie!!

But I guess most of us are!

Fantastic work, you must be very pleased with the results.

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Holy Moley, Dennis, that's scarey! Bet you're glad you had that big PM to work on. Looks great!


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Eh, wow, scary for sure--it looks great now

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