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Posted September 21, 2012 - 07:50 PM

Its been a while since I have looked in on this Kenny. And its looking good!!
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Posted September 21, 2012 - 09:48 PM

The boards are the 5/4 X 6 treated deck boards. This does look more like a heavy stain than paint, but should add a few more years to the life of them. I may use the turpentine/linseed mix on the side boards.

...Regal Red mixed about 50/50 with boiled linseed oil. Found this works great for exterior oil based paint. Looks more like a stain, but holds for years. Second coat tomorrow will be about 75% paint/25% linseed oil. Let it dry good and install the boards.

Awesome, really like the looks of the wagon, :thumbs: but what if you used 25/75 % (25% paint/75% linseed oil) mix on the sides? Would perhaps give you the same color as the bottom boards, but not as intense, would probably age equally and last as long as the bottom boards.
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Posted September 22, 2012 - 02:14 AM

Bmerf, I have the uprights (Oak) cut for the side boards, but haven't decided what the 'stringers' will be yet. That will help in my decision to 'paint' or go natural. The upright are a snug fit in the pockets, so if I did 'paint', going to a thinner solution would be best. Lets get the floor put in and see what that looks like. TD&H has given me the name for it, "My Little Red Wagon"!
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Posted September 22, 2012 - 02:38 PM

Update! The floor is installed! A few pics for those so inclined to look!
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Posted September 22, 2012 - 02:59 PM

Kenny that is looking good! You really do some good work.
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Posted September 22, 2012 - 03:37 PM

WOW Kenny, The wagon turned out very nicely, you have done a great job on it. I can't wait to see it finished. :thumbs:
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Posted September 22, 2012 - 04:01 PM

Now to find some 'cheap' miniature bales for it! I ain't paying the prices they want for the Decorative bales!

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 05:08 PM

They should have some at the Route 66 Flywheelers next month.

Edited by Amigatec, September 22, 2012 - 05:08 PM.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 06:46 AM

Thanks, Pat! I am thinking on what wood to use for the stringers of the side boards. I have some pine, but afraid they wouldn't last too long. Possibly warp? I have a couple boards I could rip to make them. Thinking about 3"~ for the top boards and 2-1/4"~ for the lower ones. What do you all think?

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 07:34 AM

I know they had them last year, they were about 3 x 3 x 6 if I remember correctly. They had the little baler right there making them. It was kind of cute.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 07:46 AM

Are you talking 3" X 3" X 6"? That's way small. I was thinking more of about 18-20" long, about half/third normal size.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 08:07 AM

Yes these were small.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 08:52 AM

Guess I'll have to make my own 'baler'! More of a press, really. I'm thinking a bale about 18" L x 12" W x 8-9" H would look real good on that trailer. If I made a 3/4" plywood box 12" x 9" x ? height, I could fill and press with a hydraulic jack to the right length. Tie it off and let the pressure off. Remove bale and start over. Do enough bales to make a hay ride out of it!

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 08:56 AM

I think I would use plywood on two sides and use angle iron for the corners. Also the box needs to be tapered a bit so the bales compact better. The balers I have seen have screws you adjust down to put pressure on ne end of the bale.
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Posted September 23, 2012 - 09:07 AM

Maybe a different thread for this would offer more suggestions? I may have to go get 5-6 regular bales to have 'hay' to bale! :bigrofl:




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