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12-10-2010, 13:38
Well, on PTO for the rest of the year (did not take a day off all year, including weekends for the most part), so I decided to start my next project… problem is I finished it while still working on the phone (got to love those jaw bone ear phone things – I guess :)) .

Something I have wanted to get for a while was an old Mine/Ore Cart to finish off the wine cave theme I started on the house www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showpost.php?p=122250&postcount=287 (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showpost.php?p=122250&postcount=287) & www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showpost.php?p=122252&postcount=288 (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showpost.php?p=122252&postcount=288). So I was lucky enough to pick up some turn of the last century Gold Ore Cart axels in Sacramento off of Craig’s List and shipped them to Tucson. I decided to follow the same Purple Heart wood theme and built the cart you see in the images in the style of an 1800’s wooden ore cart.

Now I need to find another project to get me through the next 4 week s :D – but I am sure I will find things I really need to get done around the house :(

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12-10-2010, 14:14
Emerald you didn't include a link to your renovated camper.
I can't seem to find it.

12-10-2010, 16:23
Emerald you didn't include a link to your renovated camper.
I can't seem to find it.

Forgot I did that as well. That was last years project. Only one use with the problems I have had on the home front. We were suppose to take it all through the midwest this summer :cry:


Here is the Barrel I did as well.

I think that is all my projects... for now (I may have a wood issue :D).

I am going to reshoot the bunker and newly taken over "bar" room that the Ore Cart has been stationed.

12-10-2010, 22:43
I'm getting a week off soon. I only wish it was in the summer. Rather than woodcraft, I will be knitting some bourbon cozies.

12-11-2010, 05:49
I have been installing a new floor in my house for the last three weeks - that mining cart looks like it was a lot more fun to do. Looking forward to the photos of the new cave and bunker - always an inspiration.

12-11-2010, 15:29
Purpleheart for the mine car? Pretty luxurious, but then a bourbon mine could afford the best.

You should set up a bourbon well - a'la Texas oil wells of the late 19th century.

(I say this having no clue what it is you're doing...)