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OK,Ii got a chunk of Walnut donated frommy artist friend Chet Cale. It's about 12" diameter and about 2' long. There is plenty of room to cut whatever size block we need for the project. We need to decide which direction the grain should run and the dimentions of the block. This piece looked to have a nice grain to it. Chet has a bandsaw and can cut whatever size piece we need. All we need to know is what size we need.
I am sorry if I seem a bit out of it. I am floating off into space today and I am numbed by news I received in the middle of the night last night. My dear Sister Patty pasted away. I don't understand it ???? I talked with her for a few hours just the day before, like I do every other day with her, and all seemed normal with her. She was the same ole carrying and loving person she always was at the time. Always worrying about world affairs and the effect those affairs were having on people. Worrying about other peoples pain and anquishes. Never thinking much about her own. She did tell me she was having a hard time breathing so she went to the the hospital by insistance from her husband [ a very good Man I might say] but they told her she needed insulin. She went home instead because she said they were full of it. She felt worse yesterday morning so her husband took her back to the hospital in the afternoon. She didn't go home this time Congestive heart failure killed her. I just don't understand it ???? I told her in that phone conversation that she worried to much and she was allowing stress to mess with her own health. I also told her not to worry, all would be ok Now I am burying her!!
I am gonna post some progress pics as soon as tomorrow on the urn. It is in partial mockup right now and it looks AWESOME !!!! I talked with the machine shop yesterday to check up on the extension progress. He hasn't gotten very far on it but he did say it will be real soon now. His business has been swamped this past few months and he had to secure his pending customers orders first. That is understandable as far as I am concerned. I am just glad he is donating the time, machinerey, tooling, and effort towards our project. He is one of us Folks. He has several Harleys of his own but work load prevents him from enjoying them much. When I approached him about the project, I initially tried to get a price quote from him for the work needed on it. He never let me get that far !!!! He said "If you don't need it ASAP, I would Love to do it for you and those people who lost their Son." Kent is a big dude man !! Big all over, but his heart shadows over his physical size by a mile !!!! Pa
I took two sets of pics, one indoors and one outdoors, because I sure ain't no photographer and I can't seem to get the lighting good enough to capture the true appearance of the Urn mockup assembly. Pushrod covers are not on yet. I need the cylinder extension base back to do those. I plugged the oil line by tapping it for a 3/8" stud and I used one of the extra chrome cap nuts that were donated over it. One of the rockerbox cover studs was to short so I did the same with that one as I did with the oil line port. The cylinder base studs , lock washers, and nuts are just sitting in there respective holes for picture taking purposes. I tossed a spark plug in to fill the spark plug hole as a temporary cover for the opening but i plan to find a stainless 14mm bolt to permanently plug the opening. I will used the spark plug gasket on that bolt for a seal.
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