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  • Originally posted by Willy View Post
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    Both times she was mowing the lawn and left the running lawnmower to take the wrath of the wasps vengeance. Between the vibrations of the lawnmower and the CO2 from the exhaust they sure do perceive that mower as a threat. On each occasion I had one hell of a time getting my mower back from them.
    Leave it parked over the nest with the blades going....... that will cut the numbers a bit, but you might have to use a push mower to do it....

    But the roach spray on the paper towel wad was easier and worked fine
    1601

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    Hashim Khan

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    • I mentioned that to the wife both times.
      After the second attack from the wasps her sense of humor wasn't all that great. It was a whole lot easier dealing with the running mower next to the wasp nest. Just had to hone my rodeo skills a bit in order to lasso the mower in order to retrieve it
      Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
      Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

      Location: British Columbia

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      • They like the ladies because they wear perfume and bright clothes. I got hit last week. Picked up a limb on the edge of our wooded lot and was covered in an instant. Had on a white tee shirt and they covered it. The wife counted about 30 stings. That was last Tuesday evening, and the sores are still itching. Some of the spots look like the little devils just sat in one place and gnawed. It felt like a bunch of hot needles for about 8 hours.
        “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

        Lewis Grizzard

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        • I've posted this several times over the years, nevertheless here's another reminder: The best treatment for wasp/yellow jacket/bee stings is to apply a poultice of Adolph's Meat Tenderizer mixed w/a few drops of water.

          Adolph's (a papaya extract) breaks down proteins, which is what the venom is. It absolutely works wonders if you can apply it right away following the sting(s).

          A pharmacist turned me on to that years ago, after I got into a yellow jacket nest. I counted over 25-30 stings, but there were so many in some places that individual stings were hard to distinguish.
          I hate those little bastards! ...problem with them is the pain and itching just goes on for days.
          Last edited by lynnl; 09-17-2018, 12:26 PM.
          Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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          • Originally posted by lynnl View Post
            I've posted this several times over the years, nevertheless here's another reminder: The best treatment for wasp/yellow jacket/bee stings is to apply a poultice of Adolph's Meat Tenderizer mixed w/a few drops of water.

            Adolph's (a papaya extract) breaks down proteins, which is what the venom is. It absolutely works wonders if you can apply it right away following the sting(s).

            A pharmacist turned me on to that years ago, after I got into a yellow jacket nest. I counted over 25-30 stings, but there were so many in some places that individual stings were hard to distinguish.
            I hate those little bastards! ...problem with them is the pain and itching just goes on for days.
            Fresh pineapple juice could work also in that case...maybe easier to find in some places than meat tenderizer.

            OT: was once barbecuing tenderloin steaks in Thailand and as the beef quality is quite variable in the countryside "markets" I did my best and added some fresh pineapple juice and lime juice to the marinade and let it sit at 37celsius /100f outdoor temp for couple of hours..
            Worked even bit too well, steaks were breaking up and falling between grill grates!
            (Was really good nevertheless)
            Last edited by MattiJ; 09-17-2018, 12:54 PM.

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            • Originally posted by Dave C View Post
              They like the ladies because they wear perfume and bright clothes. I got hit last week.
              There is an unstated logical conclusion to this.
              Bill Pendergrass
              Rotec RM-1 w/Rusnok head
              Atlas TH42 QC10

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              • Originally posted by rzbill View Post
                There is an unstated logical conclusion to this.
                Good one! You must be a political news writer adept at quoting part of a post out of context.
                “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                Lewis Grizzard

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                • Didn't do much today, more like had done to me. Surgery to be precise, got my gall bladder removed, it was a messed up thing so good riddance.

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                  • Started on my plate to use on my chuck as a work rest. Started with a 6”x6” square aluminum plate

                    Here is the video https://youtu.be/T_1Wf196VF0


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                    • Originally posted by Dave C View Post
                      Good one! You must be a political news writer adept at quoting part of a post out of context.
                      Just an amateur smart @$$, not a professional one. But then, maybe I would have the skills for that job? Nice one.
                      Bill Pendergrass
                      Rotec RM-1 w/Rusnok head
                      Atlas TH42 QC10

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                      • Put another coat of oil on the cherry base for a trophy I'm made for a friends fundraiser gold tournament. Also made the tags, and finished engraving the plaque. 2 more coats of oil, then I'll assemble it, and try to get my name on it Saturday.....

                        I've made a couple trophy's over the years, but never got to win one. Made the one for my Mens hockey league (added rings to the cup, like the stanley cup) and subsequently lost in the finals for 10 years in a row. Quit when I had kids, and my old team won it the next year lol. Guess I was the unlucky one. The team who won it the next year destroyed it, along with all the name tags, and history dating back 40 years. It's a shame people have no respect for history.

                        I have next to zero chance of getting my name on this golf trophy unless I get paired up with some ringers. Don't care either, I just hope we raise a bunch of money for my buddies kids who no longer have a father.

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                        • Am refinishing the front door, and was using a half-sheet sander (in straight line mode) when it acted like something was loose.

                          Sure enough, the gearbox cover, and gear, had come loose. One screw had loosened and sheared off, the other was just loose. Of course, they had put these screws under the counterweighted flywheel that creates the shaking, leaving no way to access the screws.

                          So, after a bit of fiddling, I got the sheared-off screw out, and the other one turned so as to let the gearbox be removed. Best approach seemed to be to drill a clearance hole that would allow the screws to be put in, and screwed in. So I did that. Had to use a counterbore to make a flat for the large clearance-sized drill, the smaller pilot drill I just finessed {I used the existing gearcase mounting hole as a guide to start it).

                          The sheared screw was persuaded to come out by screwing it through and out the back, by attempting to drill it out. As hoped, the drill caught it and spun it, so it unscrewed.

                          Put it back together and it works.... The lousy barstads were foiled in their attempt to make me buy a new one...... How hard could it have been to cast-in a hole? It would not add any "pulls" to the mold, just a pin. They must have pressed-in the shaft after putting in the gearcase screws, and it was just plain not gonna come out.

                          motor pinion and mounting for gearcase. You can see the sheared screw in the upper hole.



                          Counterweight and gearcase, with new clearance hole in the counterweight.

                          Last edited by J Tiers; 09-19-2018, 06:15 PM.
                          1601

                          Keep eye on ball.
                          Hashim Khan

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                          • We've had some wet weather here lately and my garage man door started to give me grief. It's always been tight when it's wet out but this time it was jamming and causing real damage so I took it off the hinges and cut an eighth inch off the bottom with my old Milwaukee circular saw. It was an aluminium clad door so lots of aluminium chips and noise! I rehung it and now it opens and closes like it did 40 years ago.
                            Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                            • Made a coffee table over the past few days. Got a cheap glass top table and used the glass along with some recycled box tube and 1/4" birch ply. Weighs a little bit.

                              Never made real furniture before, just shop tables.

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                              • Finally replaced the battery in my wife's 2009 Kia Sportage. We bought the car in the summer of 2009 and this is the first new battery. I never had a battery last this long, 9 years.
                                The battery still works OK but I figured I didn't want to be changing it out on the coldest day of this coming winter. Also plugged a small hole in one of the tires. I use the type of plugs that are like twine covered with sticky soft rubber.
                                There are two tools used, one to ream and clean the hole and the insertion tool, both are hard to push in. For both tools I had her inch forward with the tool being forced into the tire with the handle of the tool against the driveway. That worked well and saved a lot of troubles. Here is the picture of the battery, it was the original battery supplied with the car, I wish all batteries lasted that long.



                                Dwight

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