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  • #31
    That rebuild is known as "My grandfather's axe" method.
    I'm still using my grandfather's axe.
    I broke the handle and had to get a new one, then the head flew off and had to get a new one of those!
    I'm still using my grandfather's axe though.
    Len

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    • #32
      The Mayor stopped by today! He laughed and said he got a call. I showed him pictures of the old barn and he looked at the "repaired" barn. Then he really laughed at my "repair". He told me he asked the inspector if I would have gotten a permit to build what I built. The inspector said yes so the Mayor asked him if he could ignore my new barn. The inspector told him he thought he could do that with no problem. So all is well on the barn front mostly. I am "repairing" another barn also at the moment!
      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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      • #33
        Originally posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
        Appalachian? OK, but it would have been at home in Iowa, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, and probably dozens of other states. There is something that seems to prevent farmers and ranchers from picking up a paint brush. Or spray gun.




        Not meant to single out any region in particular, just thought it had a creative ring to it. All to often that little something that gets in the way of a paint brush looks exactly like a $ sign. Same thing that's been getting between me and a fresh coat of paint on the lathe.

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        • #34
          "OK Judge, we have a two time offender coming up next on the docket."



          Originally posted by Black Forest View Post
          The Mayor stopped by today! He laughed and said he got a call. I showed him pictures of the old barn and he looked at the "repaired" barn. Then he really laughed at my "repair". He told me he asked the inspector if I would have gotten a permit to build what I built. The inspector said yes so the Mayor asked him if he could ignore my new barn. The inspector told him he thought he could do that with no problem. So all is well on the barn front mostly. I am "repairing" another barn also at the moment!
          Paul A.
          SE Texas

          And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
          You will find that it has discrete steps.

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          • #35
            You would have to bring up the lathe.

            OK, I'm guilty as charged. And I even have the paint and brushes - for over ten years now.

            I suspect most farmers are quite busy. I have even seen them running a harvester late into the dark of night.



            Originally posted by tom_d View Post

            Not meant to single out any region in particular, just thought it had a creative ring to it. All to often that little something that gets in the way of a paint brush looks exactly like a $ sign. Same thing that's been getting between me and a fresh coat of paint on the lathe.
            Last edited by Paul Alciatore; 11-26-2021, 12:21 AM.
            Paul A.
            SE Texas

            And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
            You will find that it has discrete steps.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by gellfex View Post
              This restrictive zoning is the universal 'Original Sin' of the housing crisis. Especially in the areas close to major cities that should be getting denser. California has added like 1 new home for every 6 new jobs in the last few decades. We have people here in the same breath complaining about gentrification, high housing costs and proposed denser new construction. Were people always this stupid?
              No. To answer the question.. They have gotten that way at a geometric rate over the last three generations and I dread the thought of the next one or two. I pity all you young people that will have to survive them. I'll be gone before it gets too much worse. But just remember my words. :-(
              ...lew...

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Tom S View Post
                And to top it all off the same people who want to save the farmland (and have never set foot on a farm) are the same people who will want the government to fix the 'housing crisis' and grossly inflated real estate prices.
                Generalizations never work.. (and this thread has certainly taken a turn in a direction)

                Many of us want to preserve the rural character of our communities and we don't care that the nearby city wants to continue to grow, or attract more tourism. We have put that in our Master Plans. I voted for and pay a farmland preservation millage. Those dollars buy development rights from Ag property owners, preventing development permanently on participating properties.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Glug View Post

                  Generalizations never work.. (and this thread has certainly taken a turn in a direction)

                  Many of us want to preserve the rural character of our communities and we don't care that the nearby city wants to continue to grow, or attract more tourism. We have put that in our Master Plans. I voted for and pay a farmland preservation millage. Those dollars buy development rights from Ag property owners, preventing development permanently on participating properties.
                  The problem is when everyone wants to preserve "the character of their town" that creates a squeeze because our economy is based on growth. So the population growth is forced into the cracks in this anti growth wall, creating the high housing costs. The result is town without rentals of any kind where the only place a young person can live is their parents basement.
                  Location: Jersey City NJ USA

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by MikeWI View Post
                    I watched a boat builder on Youtube "repair" a boat, by using the original parts to replace every single piece of the boat. Somehow it's still considered to be the same boat!
                    My father used to brag that he still had the same splitting axe he had when he got married... He had to replace the handle a few times and had to replace the head once, but it was the same axe.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
                      You would have to bring up the lathe.

                      OK, I'm guilty as charged. And I even have the paint and brushes - for over ten years now.

                      I suspect most farmers are quite busy. I have even seen them running a harvester late into the dark of night.



                      The drawback with harvesting is that you have others involved in the process. Sometimes there are scheduling conflicts and transportation issues. Spring field work, on the other hand, can be a solo endeavor. That's where I would often find myself out until 11:00PM, maybe midnight. As long as there's no muddy sections to deal with, which can be a real challenge under artificial light, I'm good to go as long as there's fuel in the tank. Late night is easier for the trip back to the barn, too. When the machine takes up my half of the road and then some it's best to move when the traffic is minimal.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Black Forest View Post
                        They won't give me too much grief over the barn. I won't even get a reprimand or fine. They will just tell me to TRY not to do it again.
                        Did you not simply bribe the inspector (-:

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Bented View Post
                          Did you not simply bribe the inspector (-:
                          No I didn't. Didn't even try. First he isn't high enough up the food chain to be corrupt! Second I didn't feel guilty at all about building the new barn. It was definitely an improvement to the property and replaced what I considered an eye sore. Had they gone after me I would have fought them in court. But most of all I wasn't too worried because I know the Mayor!
                          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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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Paul Alciatore View Post

                            I suspect most farmers are quite busy. I have even seen them running a harvester late into the dark of night.



                            At Harvest time Paul a lot of the Crop get Harvested after dark and way into the early morning,sometimes close to Bacon&Egg time🙂

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
                              You would have to bring up the lathe.

                              OK, I'm guilty as charged. And I even have the paint and brushes - for over ten years now.

                              I suspect most farmers are quite busy. I have even seen them running a harvester late into the dark of night.



                              Some crops almost require harvesting at night. Edible beans are one of them as you need the humidity to be high so the beans don't crack. Broken beans are not allowed as they don't look good in the can.

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                              • #45
                                [bribe the inspector?]

                                Originally posted by Black Forest View Post

                                No I didn't. Didn't even try. First he isn't high enough up the food chain to be corrupt! ...
                                Oh, but they have enormous power with the builders. I've no doubt that under-the-radar corruption is common with inspectors. Under-the-radar in the sense of the inspector getting jobs done for him, or special bargains on stuff, maybe even a special bargain on a lot in a new sub division. I'm sure that between them, builders and inspectors can be very creative wrt bribes.

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