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Gargoyles & Tires
Tales from the Holler
Gargoyles & Tires: Part 2
Figure I should start from the beginning of the
process now that we got the argyle sock thing
out of the way.
- Find a big pole and sink into ground. We were
lucky that the corner of our garden already had a large pole sunk
into the ground.
- Like the Fischer Price toy, you want the tires
to conform to size, larger to smaller or if your lucky make sure
they're all one size.
- Level out the ground around the pole, so the
tire fits nice and level.
- It will take two people to lift the tired up
and over the pole.
- Dig up some earth and ram it into the tire especially
the inner walls for stablity. Each tire takes a lot of dirt. This
is when we discovered the argyle sock and decided to take our
filler from the trash pit we found in the garden.
- This is a VERY IMPORTANT step. One that we failed
to do on the first two tires. CUT OUT THE SIDE WALLS OF THE TIRE
WITH A SAWZALL. This one very important step allows you to really
cram the tire with a LOT of filler and make it nice and strong.
- When you find your tires, they may still have
rims in them. If you have on hand the tool you need to take the
rim out use it. We didn't know how to take them out so we used
the Sawzall to cut around it.
Out in the holler, you use whatever
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Our catahoula, Louie helps
digging some earth for us to fill the tire with.
Sink a pole in the ground. You and a buddy
can then lift the tire up and over the pole.
Here Dr. Yeti cuts out the walls of the tire. This is the third
tire on the pole the first two we did not do properly but we were
lazy and didn't want to redo it.
Taking out the rim by cutting around it
with the most handy tool ever..the Sawzall.