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    Posted 10 years ago

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    i'd love to know more about the strange crate in the first photo. i found it on my favorite 'drift-lumber' beach near me. i put the stone on top and called it a table, but have no idea what it was beforehand. i have several rolls of the wallpaper in pic 2 and use it as a background for collages, old prints, etc... an old wooden box i use to store parts for future sculptures, and a beautiful 10 lb hammer which i think was used to pound spikes for train tracks.

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    1. walksoftly walksoftly, 10 years ago
      Picture 1 appears to be cribbing, an assembled stack of wood to support large heavy items, boats buildings equipment.
      Picture 2 is a post mall, a type of sledge hammer used to pound in stakes or posts. We used one of these on the farm many times, as we had miles of fencing that needed maintenance. They were not meant for hitting steel as they are not hardened.
      Hammers for driving rail spikes are long & slender.
      Love the old tool box
    2. Hunter Hunter, 10 years ago
      love that wallpaper!
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 10 years ago
      thanks for the help walksoftly. someone told me that the sledge was used on train tracks, but what you say makes total sense. thanks hunter.
    4. walksoftly walksoftly, 10 years ago
      Most welcome ho2, the only time we use that thing now is when we have go somewhere we can't get to with the hydraulic post pounder.
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 10 years ago
      thanks scandinavian_pieces. that plant is a rare Eriogonum [buckwheat] species from the Sierras. unfortunately, it's been very difficult to keep that one alive, although i grow many other buckwheats which you can see here:
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 10 years ago
      better yet, check out all the buckwheats i grow here:
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Those buckwheats are great! The Goldband lily wallpaper is stunning!

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