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Thread: "Beam" me up Scotty! - Problems with the Heisenberg compensator!

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    "Beam" me up Scotty! - Problems with the Heisenberg compensator!

    Been trying for a few weeks to come up with an idea for my fireplace mantle. Found this Doug Fir beam on Crag's list - 6 x 10 by 16'. Not bad for $75!

    I ran it through the planner a couple of times just to get an idea of what I was working with. Not bad! The shorter piece will go for some fill in - hard to explain - I'll show it when it happens. The longer will be the mantel and run across the top of built in cabinets on either side of the fireplace. A little over 10' in length. I'll slice off a bit on the band saw to make it about 4 1/4" thick.

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    6" by 10", 16 feet long? I'll bet that's one heavy chunk of wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    6" by 10", 16 feet long? I'll bet that's one heavy chunk of wood.
    I can just lift the 11' section, but I can't take it anywhere!
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    Some day I'll show you how to carry that beam.
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    I can see why you are beaming with pride, that is a nice beam.

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    Nice beam it'll make a great dust collector.
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    Now be careful around any helpers, that is what Tim the Tool Man knocked out ole Bob Vila with, a big hunk of Doug Fir!!
    Something about a hulking hunk of wood isn't there! Nice buy.
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    Mantle, no freaking way, build a stupid box and cover it with veneer, that beam should be made into a proper workbench!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Mantle, no freaking way, build a stupid box and cover it with veneer, that beam should be made into a proper workbench!
    Might make a good bench, but it will make a better mantle. Wait till you see, you'll understand.
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