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  • #46
    Originally posted by Black Forest View Post

    Better living through Chemistry!
    This has always been my motto. Back in the early 80s I would edge my lawn with Roundup. My neighbor called me the Adolph Eichmann of the plant world.
    It's all mind over matter.
    If you don't mind, it don't matter.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post

      Are you complaining about grumpy old men? The possibilities of recursion are endless.....
      lol, We're all guilty of it sometimes but just like the cartoon its self destructive - (instead of stuff) all that results is your time and energy getting sucked up. remember this one?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HglhtiK3K5c

      in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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      • #48
        Wow, your neighbors mow their lawns. I wish mine did.

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        • #49
          I think lawn stripes are great.
          They are an indicator of a person that has mis-placed priorities, or priorities far off the beaten path.
          It is a warning sign, that in any dealings with that person, to proceed with caution,
          as they may be more likely to make decisions or take actions based on emotion rather than logic.
          Emotional decisions are unpredictable.
          Same goes with the saggy pants crowd... mis-placed priorities, or priorities far off the beaten path.
          Proceed with caution.

          --Doozer
          DZER

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          • #50
            Doozer- in my case, I can’t agree with your generalized physiological assessment.

            Sid.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by BMW Rider View Post
              Wow, your neighbors mow their lawns. I wish mine did.
              Move to a gated community.
              Not maintaining a manicured lawn probably earns the homeowner a death sentence or at least a public flogging.

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              • #52
                Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post

                Are you complaining about grumpy old men? The possibilities of recursion are endless.....
                The whole thing seems to fall squarely under the heading of "First World Problems".
                2730

                Keep eye on ball.
                Hashim Khan

                Everything not impossible is compulsory

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                • #53
                  a lawn
                  When I lived in the UK I had the privilege to teach at a small college. There were several other small colleges in the same town, and they all prided themselves on having really good stripes. While I learned many things at the school, I didn't learn to love stripes. I mow my own yard with a bush hog...

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                  • #54
                    I think it looks pretty good. Sue me.
                    ​​​
                    That said, I've been doing well this year to keep the lawn police from writing angry letters.
                    21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
                    1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by DennisCA View Post
                      **** lawns. I got a robot to handle that for me.
                      In days past robot was spelled "teenager"

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                      • #56
                        Yes but we're in 2021 now, it's overdue if anything, not even flying cars with personal fusion reactors yet. It's a disgrace.

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                        • #57
                          It is a Grass cunumdrum really. Those with Grass and those without...

                          Pretty sad. I grew up with a lawn back East. Come to Ca. and it s a desert. No grass unless you fource it. And they do.

                          I dont have a fancy lawn with all the acutrimounts.. Just two small 12x12 patches. I have to have some sort of grass out front. If even to sit down . I have no Grass, my neighbor might? JR

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by JFLingg View Post
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                            Really need this!?
                            I think this is a throwback to the past. In the 1950's and 60' power reel mowers used a set of rollers to keep the blades at the proper height. A wheel at each rear corner would have allowed the blades to scalp a high spot in the middle. The result was that the rollers laid down the grass behind the reel and formed a stripe. Rollers were carried forward to the rotary mowers for several years. I had 2 different Bolens tractor mowers that used a full side to side set of rollers on their mower decks.

                            Even today professional baseball fields are mowed with machines that leave the striped pattern. For quite a few years Toro offered kits for many of their professional and home owner models to duplicate the stripes.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Moxiedad2001 View Post
                              "It brings order to a chaotic world in some small way."

                              Yes, what self-respecting home shop machinist would object to order, regularity, and precision? I don't cut my grass that way, but if I had a zero-turn mower I probably would. You know, even farmers in some of the more prosperous parts of the country are very careful about the straightness of their rows and the neatness of their fence lines, lest they catch some unwanted ribbing in the local cafe during slow times. Kim
                              Moxiedad2001: Some of those straight rows in farmland are probably due to steering-by-satellite.

                              Sarge41

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by sarge41 View Post

                                Moxiedad2001: Some of those straight rows in farmland are probably due to steering-by-satellite.

                                Sarge41
                                I knew a horse trainer that came from a big farming family in Iowa. When I would drag his riding arena with the tractor and drag he would drag it again after I finished because I didn't make the marks left in the ground from the drag straight and parallel enough for his liking. The first time he did it I asked him why he dragged the arena again. He laughed and said it was a farming thing. The rows have to be straight and parallel!
                                Location: The Black Forest in Germany

                                How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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