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  1. Log Wagon (trailer) rehab

    Your exactly right about the logging industry. Don't know anything about mining. I like to build them where the trailer frame gives before the bunks. The logging industry is large around here. 3 sawmills within 20min of my shop. Some guys run trailers that are scary to meet on the road.
  2. Log Wagon (trailer) rehab

    Pic#1 is a riser I repaired last week ( I think) on a log wagon that belongs to a saw mill I do work for. I told them no repair unless we replace all the uprights as soon as you can. The existing uprights(riser/standard) were 4"X1/4" square tubing, the cross pieces (bunks) are 8"X6"X1/2" rect. tubing. it showed up last night. Pic#2 Cutting a couple of them off. Pic #3 Hanging a new one. Pic #4 Installing 1/2" corner fish plates. Will be installing 4 this week and rest of them (8) over the next couple of weeks.
  3. fencing pictures

    Looks good
  4. It wasn`t even opened yet!

    If they (Contractor) followed the engineering's drawing and specs they are not to blame but will be in court for a long time. Over the years I have been involved in a few jobs where we followed the drawing and specs to the T and it would not work when we were done. We were the first blamed and had to prove we followed the drawing and specs.
  5. fencing pictures

    South Central KY, wonder what it would run hauled here?
  6. fencing pictures

    I am paying 70-80 cents now. I am expecting 1.25-1.30 buy mid summer
  7. fencing pictures

    Yep real hard to price, my supplier said 30-40% increase coming. I hav a cattle handling barn coming up in June that will take 4,000ft. Of pipe. No more good used pipe available here. I am having my suppliers quote a trailer load of mill reject/structural pipe.
  8. Fireman`s Rule

    As a welder who works on sawmills and farm equipment I am on a first name basis with the local volunteer fire dept. I will always call them if I think it will start a fire and they will bring out the small tanker that has a pump mounted. ( I always make a donation and add it to the bill) Ego is the problem I see, One guy comes with siren and lights driving like a bat out of $ell with all the gear on, jumps out and starts string hose with no idea where I am going to work. I ask him what's the deal we haven't started yet. Next time I call the guy shows up without all the BS.
  9. Scary ladders

    Nope and Nope, couldn't do that.
  10. Life in Alaska

    That's a neat looking job on the valve board.
  11. Week of 3-10-17

    The frames are built in 3 pieces, front, center and rear. the center section is inserted into the front and rear and welded. And each section is built separate and then assembled. The frames are built in Bowling Green at Metal Forming Plant. My cuts have to be within 1/4" of the back of the weld, then cleaned up and painted. I don't paint. They will mark which end they want and the rest of it is scrapped.
  12. Week of 3-10-17

    Thanks for the kind words on the handrail. I usually spend 2 days a month cutting the frames.
  13. Week of 3-10-17

    Good week!!! Pic#1 Both boys at home at the same time, all the trucks lined up. Pic#2Repaired standard on log wagon ( 4"X1/4" Sq. tubing), will start replacing all the standards in a couple of weeks with 6"X1/2" sq. tubing. Pic#3 Handrails I built in June, owner wanted us to look at and build more. ( I hate handrails if contractor wasn't a goo friend I would not do them) Pic#4 Had to replate the throat of a chipper.( pic is from 3 months ago, we have to do it about every 3 months unless they are running hickory then its every month) Pic#4 Cutting up new ford truck frames so they can sell the front or rear clip as repair parts. Don't understand why they can't pull the clips off the assembly line before welding them up.
  14. Guns

    Very well said
  15. What ruled the roads then?

    Started driving legally in 1971. Family and friends were heavily involved in drag racing, 55 Chevy E/ modified, 69 Z28 E/SS, 69 Camaro A/SS. My daily driver was a 67 Camaro with a 427/4speed. The fasted street car around here was a 67 Camaro big block ?? 4 speed. he could 3-4 car lengths on me in the A/SS car. There was one kid with a 70 Dart 340 6 pack that could smoke me in my daily driver. Was a lot of Boss 429 and 428 CJ Mustang and Road Runners. My favorite to drive was the 55, nothing like side stepping the clutch between 7 and 7500 rpm. My favorite screw up: When I drove the E/SS or A/SS car was to pull up and turn the pre stage bulb on, set my beer on the dash (night race nobody could see the beer), tighten belts, pull up and turn the stage light on. I pulled up too far and turned both bulbs on, set beer on the dash and reached down to tightened belts, looked up and the lights were coming down. I stood on the gas and dropped the clutch. The beer hit me in the nose with the open end. I stopped and sat there for a couple of minutes and then idled down the track. Most funny: had a cousin who always wanted to go with us but was to cheap to pay his way in. Dad told him to get in the trunk of the 55. We got in and parked Dad said don't open the truck and unload it first. Dad took him down the track and I honestly believe I could here him screaming over the Jardine fenderwell exit headers. He was ready to pay every time after that. We raced on Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon almost every week during the summer and worked our butts off during the week to keep them running.