On Thu, 21 Apr 2011 21:17:36 -0700 (PDT), Luigi Zanasi
A metric shitload, WeeGee.
Let's see, 8'x8'x20' = 47.4 y3. Drop a couple for stickering and ya
got about 45 yd3 or 35 m3.
Double that for the 40-footers.
OK, actual sizes and capacities are a bit under that. I think wet wood
would max the container before it was full.
STANDARD CONTAINERS: 20'
inside length 5.900m
inside width 2.350m
inside height 2.393m
tare weight 2,230Kg
maxi cargo 21,770Kg
Accept the pain, cherish the joys, resolve the regrets;
then can come the best of benedictions -
'If I had my life to live over, I'd do it all the same.'
-- Joan McIntosh
The planer's really changed the way I look at things. I took an old ugly
looking piece of wood with paint on one side and started planing it.
Little by little the grain emerged. The two pieces I cut out of it will be
the end frames for my latest project, a model railroad throttle holder
(think big remote control holder.)
My planer doesn't always want to accept the wood I'm feeding it. It's set
for a shallow cut, but the wood just rubs up against the feed rollers. Any
If you want to extend the life of your planer blades, don't run
painted surfaces thru them.
Removing paint is a good task for a belt sander with 24 grit belts.
Sounds like your boards might be cupped.
Make sure you start boards cup side (concave) down to start the
BTW, 1/32"/pass works for me.
A young man lost an eye in an accident and was fitted with a prosthetic
replacement made of lacquered maple. This left him feeling very
self-conscious, and he stopped going out. A friend finally convinced
him to go to a dance, but he stood alone against a wall, afraid to make
The poor soul looked around and say a young lady sitting alone. No one
was asking her to dance because she too was handicapped, having lost a
leg and been fitted with a prosthetic. He thought, "maybe she'll dance
with me." Screwing up his courage, he approached and asked if she'd
like to dance.
The young lady's face lit up, and she exclaimed, "Would I! Would I!"
So he pointed back and answered, "Peg leg! Peg leg!"
FrozenNorth wrote,on my timestamp of 22/04/2011 12:54 PM:
Are you suggesting baptists do strange things to windows mail?
Did some maintenance and pruning in the garden today. Found out yesterday the
two trees in the front are Podocarpus Elatus. aka Plum pine, or Illawarra Plum
And the weird looking seeds - Illawarra plums - are edible and quite nice,
thanking you very much:
Weirdest looking plums: the bulb at the end is hard and has the seed, the other
one before is the sweet one. One of the traditional aboriginal "bush foods".
I manage to salvage a lot of wood from around the homestead--tearing apart
and rebuilding a closet, knocking down an old fence--stuff like that. But I
just demolished a series of plywood boxes SWMBO had been using as shelves
for her ever-growing collection of potted plants (happily outside) and I
can't think what I'm going to use the salvaged wood for. The screw holes
are rusty or even semi-rotted, there are several thick coats of paint, and
the pieces are at most 18" in size. I might actually have to get rid of
this material because I can't picture using it for everything useful and
that goes against the grain (so to speak).
It may only involve wood in some construction but yeti,
methinks this is up your alley, even if and especially
"Edward Hennessey" wrote
Take note that after surfing about 10 of the links down the line from the
above site, I came on a detected virus. AVG caught it, but I hope there
were no others that got by.
-- Jim in NC
Yup, the stuff is everywhere. I second your hope and
will forward your posting to the site.
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