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Old 03-31-2014, 10:44 PM   #111
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Finally got the lumber for the couter tops planed. Started with 21 oak 7ish" x 8' boards that have been drying for 15 or so years and sized them to roughly 3/4" thick. Should be pretty nice when it's done ! !

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Old 04-01-2014, 01:43 PM   #112
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great job on the cabinets man, love your work.
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:42 PM   #113
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Finally making more progress ... slow but steady I guess as real life keeps getting in the way.

Got the home sawn oak boards all straight edged and ripped down to 1 5/8" which should yield a 1 1/2" countertop when all sanded and leveled.



This is VERY discouraging. 6" so far and it's still coming down like crazy. April 16th. Two years ago I had all my small grains planted before the end of March ! ! Roughly 100 acres of wheat and right around 55 acres of oats/alfalfa.

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Old 04-16-2014, 09:14 PM   #114
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Dumping all that hot, radioactive water in the ocean from the four dieing fukushima reactors in Japan has really messed up the ocean currents.

Lol. Love the theory, but not in this case. Radiation doesn't have anything to do with currents. That's geology and the moon plus temp. How do I know you ask? That's what I do for a living. I'm a health physics technologist. And the amount of rad material dumped into the ocean is definitely a concern for Japans coast, but Hawaii does more ecological damage with its naturally growing mountains.

The amount of rad material in all of the worlds nuke plants including the military and scientific communities could empty into the waters and it might have a significant impact on the part of the Pacific that collects all the floating garbage that people toss overboard.

Buy an almanac if you don't believe me. The earth goes through this stuff every 100 years or so and then a big one every 10,000 or so.

Nat, not telling you that you are full of it. I know a ludicrous amount about unstable atoms and their decay methods.

if you were goofing, I laughed, if not, hope you see this as an opportunity to learn. After all, you've taught me a few things on here too.

Sorry, back to the topic. I hate snow period! It makes people drive stupid, and keeps the kids home when I want to sleep in!!!!

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Old 04-16-2014, 09:52 PM   #115
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I love snow and cold and crappy roads and all that jazz ... and I drive for a living. Bad roads do not bug me in the very least.

That being said. This has been a LONG NEVER ENDING winter. We had more below 0 days this winter then in the last 13 combined. Enough is enough. It's finally done snowing here and we have just shy of 10 more inches of joy on the ground ...
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:20 PM   #116
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Paint doesn't dry when its cold??? lol
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:05 PM   #117
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we have just shy of 10 more inches of joy on the ground ...
Funny, my wife said that about me when I was under my bus..........
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:14 PM   #118
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Well I got the bus mostly insulated last night, not really going for thermal so much as for road noise.

Also, I gave the ol' Farmall M a much needed tune up and some new seat bushings. It is much less of a balancing act to drive this thing again.

I use it daily to grind feed for my 150 steers. Cheap power and I have a soft spot for this older equipment.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:18 PM   #119
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Got the cabinet backs all on as well as the plywood backs to the bunks. Looks a lot more done with just a few pieces of plywood in place.

I'll throw pictures up once I take a few. It got dark in a hurry with the stupid weather around here lately. Just shy of 5" of rain since Saturday evening. Bus is completely dry, wish I could as the same about my basement.

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Template made to cut the boards that will separate the bunk area from the front area.


Whenever I upload photos to photobucket it seems to only show half the picture. It's bothering me and I can't seem to get it quite right. Argh.
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:18 PM   #120
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No big bus update today but I did buy a lawn mower. 1992 Deere 322. Got a snowblower, MC519 cart bagger and a hyd blade. Hour meter shows 584hrs and I don't doubt it, it's CLEAN.



And a "new" bike. 1979 CB750K. I am the second owner, pretty neat. 21k miles and it runs like a dream. Full resotration ~6 years ago.


$4k for all the above. I felt pretty good, mower and goodies are worth that alone. I saw the bike in the shed when I went to pick up the mower and asked about it. When asked he said, "Well, everything's for sale for the right price." We got to talking, I drove it around the block and came back grinning ear to ear and he asked what I'd offer and he took the first number I threw at him. "I smiled like that when I drove it home when it was new and again after I redid it so seeing that smile on your face I knew you'd take care of it." What a swell deal for sure ! !

Bike came with all the original parts and the mower came with an extra set of belts, bar tires, and the diff and hydro unit out of a Deere 430. Should be fun to put that in and have a two speed 322 with diff lock !!
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