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Offline 69bronco

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Flagpole
« on: June 29, 2017, 07:03:22 pm »
Building a flagpole to go outside our seasonal buisiness. 

  Started out with some quarter sawn white oak that was air dried for 5yrs. Had a lot of bow, I ripped it to rough size on the mill. Glued up 5 laminations, ending up with a 35/841/4 20'. Left a 3/4" channel in the center for power, antenna cable or whatever. Put it back on the mill and squared it to 3 5/8. Did some creative shimming on the mill and tapered all 4 sides from 5/8" to nothing over 16'. The old lt25 never ceases to amaze me!

  A little work with the belt sander and chamfered the edges with the router. Hard to get a good pic, going to do 4 coats of spar varnish.

  Still have to make the (truck) for the top and fabricate a steel mount that will be set in concrete.
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Re: Flagpole
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 07:09:37 pm »
That's nice
thomas 8013 mill ,Mahindra 3540 cab tractor loader  Dump trailer  and lot of contracting tools

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Re: Flagpole
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 09:15:13 pm »
Nice job I like it.

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Re: Flagpole
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 08:05:37 am »
Very nicely done! I look forward to seeing it mounted and a flag on it!

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Re: Flagpole
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2017, 12:59:13 pm »
Got the base welded up and set in concrete.

  The rain can stop anytime now!
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Re: Flagpole
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2017, 12:25:00 pm »
She's up! Happy Independence day!  smiley_striped_tophat

 
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Re: Flagpole
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2017, 03:54:24 pm »
I like it. 8) 8) 8) 8)

Excellent work, you should be proud. :)
Larry

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