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Postby littleflower » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:19 pm

of course ... but i need to know the size, to make sure it fits ....
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Postby ygmir » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:48 pm

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Looks great and I had a thought how bad it would look if you used limb wood 3" dia bark removed, would look very barbarian. (one skinny tree should give enough lumber) Or have you considered "distressing" the horizontal pieces, by banging on them with a double jack sledge hammer, done right it would look really nice.

Check out the posts and beams in this pic



my thought is to run a draw knife downs the edges......make them look a little more "hand hewn" and, take the sharp part off.........

LF:
as if you don't know what to do with barbarian wood.........
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Postby ygmir » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:49 pm

wedeliver wrote:
ygmir wrote:
Looks great and I had a thought how bad it would look if you used limb wood 3" dia bark removed, would look very barbarian. (one skinny tree should give enough lumber) Or have you considered "distressing" the horizontal pieces, by banging on them with a double jack sledge hammer, done right it would look really nice.

Check out the posts and beams in this pic



my thought is to run a draw knife downs the edges......make them look a little more "hand hewn" and, take the sharp part off.........

LF:
as if you don't know what to do with barbarian wood.........
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Postby littleflower » Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:30 pm

ygmir wrote:LF:
as if you don't know what to do with barbarian wood.........


er ... well, i would run a draw knife downs the edges......make them look a little more "hand hewn" and, take the sharp part off.........
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Postby littleflower » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:21 am

seriously ... i will try to make some ornaments from the top if i have sizes for them ... dougly and yg? how many and what sizes?

but i also like old guy's ideas. a lot.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:49 am

Tarzan is 4x4 all the way, but I'd rather have that structure resemble trees. In fact, I have some plastic vines from Michael's to doll it up.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:11 am

ach, that christian cant even doll up his own face, have you SEEN his facebook pic?
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:56 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:ach, that christian cant even doll up his own face, have you SEEN his facebook pic?

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:59 am

[quote="ygmir"]
my thought is to run a draw knife downs the edges......make them look a little more "hand hewn" and, take the sharp part off.........[quote]
Maybe I'll try dragging in on the freeway for a few miles. 8)
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Postby wedeliver » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:20 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:
ygmir wrote:my thought is to run a draw knife downs the edges......make them look a little more "hand hewn" and, take the sharp part off.........
Maybe I'll try dragging in on the freeway for a few miles. 8)


I think when I have tried to remove an edge with a knife, the grain would pull the blade into the wood and not give a nice smooth finish. A hand plain, would take that edge off really quickly,
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or like I suggested, take a hammer to the edge, not a framing hammer, but a smooth faced hammer), you will need to sand afterwards to take off the splinters..

The highway idea isn't really a bad idea. And doesn't it sound like you should go a bit "barbarian" on them lumber pieces.

(did anyone look at those beams in Scotty's Castle, they are AMAZING.. all done by hand. And the way they are finished they are smooth as a babies bottom)

Or, leather tied about the posts and beams would look pretty cool and make for a smoother piece of lumber for someone naked to climb on.

(hope you don't mind my two cents.. what you are doing looks like fun!)
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Postby littleflower » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:03 pm

wedeliver wrote:Or, leather tied about the posts and beams would look pretty cool and make for a smoother piece of lumber for someone naked to climb on.

(hope you don't mind my two cents.. what you are doing looks like fun!)


Naked barbarians on jungle gyms! what fun ... :D

your input is always welcome, WD!
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:12 pm

I have a spokeshave that will do the job admirably. Also a router, but it's too much bother. Weird, huh?
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Postby wedeliver » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:21 pm

I thought this looked pretty bitchen.

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Postby Wolfe » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:50 pm

wedeliver wrote:I thought this looked pretty bitchen.


Ah. I see you have found our plans for next year's obstacle course :).

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Postby MozyBonz » Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:06 pm

I have an adze and a draw-knife my grand father used to build whaling ships 90 years ago. Just as sharp and usable as when they where last used.



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If you plan on going to ygmir's for a build weekend I would gladly come up and help.

left over coffee for stain just start collecting the stale coffee in a gal milk jug leave the top off so water will evaporate and consecrate the the color.

also drift wood added to the obstacles would give it a barbaric look.

I have a beach I go to that has so much large drift wood. large tent like shelters have been made from the wood on the beach. let me know if you are interested.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:23 pm

wedeliver wrote:I thought this looked pretty bitchen.


Right, I think I posted this a while back. It's part of the inspiration. :)
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Postby C.f.M. » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:39 am

Note to self: Do NOT wear fur bikinis unless you want everyone passing by to pet you and touch you.

Note to self: Make ALL clothing out of fur.
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Postby littleflower » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:13 pm

C.f.M. wrote:Note to self: Do NOT wear fur bikinis unless you want everyone passing by to pet you and touch you.


hmmmm ..... i was just about to start making a fur bikini top .... is this true?

well, at least it's thick fur ... :P
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:47 pm

C.f.M. wrote:Note to self: Do NOT wear fur bikinis unless you want everyone passing by to pet you and touch you.

Note to self: Make ALL clothing out of fur.


Could that be felt? :)

By the way, I tried roughening my lumber with a spokeshave. Argh, not nearly rough enough! The drawknife did the best job, although it made splinters in my fine Douglas fir.

Splinters! Something special for the shirt-cockers! Participation! 8)
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Postby C.f.M. » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:58 pm

littleflower wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:Note to self: Do NOT wear fur bikinis unless you want everyone passing by to pet you and touch you.


hmmmm ..... i was just about to start making a fur bikini top .... is this true?



...read second quote...totally true... :twisted:

"Could that be felt?"

If you're some sort of pussy-ass poser barbarian, sure. Make it with a pocket, for your granola, HIPPIE.
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Postby littleflower » Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:11 pm

hee ... ! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Splinters! Something special for the shirt-cockers! Participation!


we'll see how tough some of these guys really are...

dougly ... where can i find your previous avatar? the cute barbarian? i was thinking it's a frank frazetta, but i can't find it. i want to base a barbarian stamp on it ... i'll keep looking.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:24 pm

C.f.M. wrote:"Could that be felt?"

If you're some sort of pussy-ass poser barbarian, sure. Make it with a pocket, for your granola, HIPPIE.


You mean I don't have to ask? This is going to be EPIC! ;)
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:27 pm

littleflower wrote:dougly ... where can i find your previous avatar? the cute barbarian? i was thinking it's a frank frazetta, but i can't find it. i want to base a barbarian stamp on it ... i'll keep looking.


Cute barbarian? Urrr? :?:

My current badboy is by Simon Bisley.

Luis Royohas a "cute" barbarian. I could whip him before breakfast, though.

Were you thinking of this Frazetta:

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Postby littleflower » Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:39 pm

no ... your former avatar ... i'm not sure frazetta did it, it was a little different style ... tarzan, perhaps ... hmm.

what do you think of this one? just the head:

http://frankfrazetta.org/viewimage.php?loc=f04.jpg
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Postby Wolfe » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:21 pm

C.f.M. wrote:If you're some sort of pussy-ass poser barbarian, sure. Make it with a pocket, for your granola, HIPPIE.


Whoa. Nobody had better approach our camp with a felt barbarian outfit; CFM just ain't havin' any of that. :)

Dougly: if anyone is ballsy enough --or stupid-- to take on a wooden, splinter-filled obstacle course sans clothing . . . well, I'm reminded of a quote my sensei's sensei used to say: "Pain is an excellent teacher".

Doing the course naked is the barbarian philosophy in action: You'd better be tough enough to do it, and cunning enough not to get hurt.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:56 pm

I'm distraught. CfM said that her costume couldn't be felt by me. Everyone else will get to feel it, but I guess I'm off-limits. :cry:

LittleFlower, how about this one? It's an Ernie Chan original:
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Postby littleflower » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:25 pm

that's it!!!!!

i already tried the other one .... gotta ink it up to see how it looks. dang things aren't easy to cut out! i changed it though ... don't want to copy.

do you have your furs yet, wolfe?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:36 pm

Wolfe wrote:Whoa. Nobody had better approach our camp with a felt barbarian outfit; CFM just ain't havin' any of that.
Well, got something against the barbarians of the mongolian steppes?
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:26 pm

Genghis Khan got felt up a lot.
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Postby littleflower » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:08 pm

he loved it, too.
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