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    LOL on the heavy press cap!

    Got to thinking, as I've seen custom wall paper from pics. Just a quick search and this popped up. https://www.megaprint.com/wallpaper.php

    Here is a link to the pricing...don't know the size of your wall. https://www.megaprint.com/prices-sizes-prints.php

    This is for a 8' x 12' smooth wallpaper. Not bad $$ for an all out man cave, but I would have to chat with them about resolution.

    Vintage work crew photos-custom-wall-paper-price.jpg

    Another possibility would be a Halftone printing of some type where the resolution isn't as high. Old school but still around.

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    P.S. let me know about the PM I sent, and I'd be happy to prep the artwork for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Not sure where I got the idea. I think I saw it first at a museum or airport. Like on a big wall at a passenger terminal, or behind a museum display or something. And you know how there are lifesize sepia or black-and-white photographs with people in them, maybe a timeline or historical data or explanation superimposed on it. I'm sure we've all seen this concept. Those big honkin' Mesta photographs are just dying to be reborn like that.

    If that isn't really doable, I will settle for a photograph-topped cappuccino made with a pic of a Heavy Press.
    Hey Jon, your cuppa could be of a top dog with saw in hand & when you reach the dregs the under-dog would appear.

    Did you locate my lost post or should I simply redo it? (not that you have nothing to do-ha ha). I'm a one fingered typist & often posts pop up that weren't there when I started typing!LOL.

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    That does look interesting, and the price is not unreasonable, but I can't do even close to that sq ft price. I do see some of those fancy "spray a photograph on a wall" machines around; I might just need to wait a few years until that stuff reaches the DIY world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    That does look interesting, and the price is not unreasonable, but I can't do even close to that sq ft price. I do see some of those fancy "spray a photograph on a wall" machines around; I might just need to wait a few years until that stuff reaches the DIY world.

    ranald - yes, redo please.
    Was thinking someone here might want the DIY challenge of a 2 axis with a 11x17 printer head...might take awhile but doable. Looks like something you might see on instructables.
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    Looking at the pictures on that site, they're using a large format HP inkjet very similar the one we have (a Z6200); it's max color resolution is 2400 x 1200 "optimized dpi"; it makes pretty good looking images from standard files. (300ppi or lower.) The printer driver does a lot of pretty smart interpolation to achieve that "optimized dpi" bit.

    Their FAQ gives you an idea of what they expect to be working with.

    Some day I'm going to get around to printing out a few of my photos on it, then I'll be able to definitively tell.

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    Crib trestle on the Columbia and Nehalem Valley Railroad. The Columbia and Nehalem Valley Railroad was a logging railroad for the Peninsular Lumber Company of Portland in the area around Columbia City, Oregon.
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    An interlocked cribbing trestle. Now that is 1 super strong structure, but it could have been made much stronger and more stable had they taken the time to notch a few of the courses of the logs . A few lateral diagonal stay logs would have insured the structure cold not shift sideways.
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    What looks like timber and pipe isn't. Longitudinal members are timber also. I've never seen or heard of cribbing in structural sense, just as individual blocking. I wonder at diagonals too; but friction and a mess of parallel members [probably lagged] could work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    What looks like timber and pipe isn't. Longitudinal members are timber also. I've never seen or heard of cribbing in structural sense, just as individual blocking. I wonder at diagonals too; but friction and a mess of parallel members [probably lagged] could work.
    Actually when you look at the interlocking way that log cabins are constructed the walls are nothing more than a stacked cribing structure to hold up the roof .
    While many midwestern and western log cabins were made exclusively with full round logs with rounded out notches to hold them together. A popular method in the eastern forests was to split and plane much larger diameter trees to a thickness of 4 to 8 inches by what ever the diameter was then cut tapered mortise style tabs and notches some cabins were made with trees as much as 24 inches in diameter the taper of the trees were compensated for by alternating them end for end to maintain a reasonably level stacking course, the top plates would be hand planned to level. and locked in place with wooden tenons. the stacked courses could have as much as 5 or 6 inches gap between them.
    If we look closely at the trestle we can see the top course and the sleepers are pinned with diagonal rods
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    There are random diagonal pins through out the structure Rows 3, 6 and 12 are not just the top row.

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