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  • Just did a count on 17 mm wrenches in the shop because sometimes it appears that I don't have even a single one..

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    • Originally posted by MattiJ View Post
      Just did a count on 17 mm wrenches in the shop because sometimes it appears that I don't have even a single one..

      That sounds like scissors, tape measures, steel rulers, etc.

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      • Yes, 13/17, 16/17, 17/17, 17/19. They do seem to breed!
        Location- Rugby, Warwickshire. UK

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        • Drilled/threaded my drill press table so I can use milling hold downs.

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          • Made/mounted a bracket on the oliver I considered selling and installed a winch (firewood extraction)


            "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

            My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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            • My neighbor has a "citrus fruit" tree planted just across the fence from me. We think it's a pomello. It drops a hundred or more huge fruits that look like a lemon but about the size of a bowling ball. The skin of the fruit is 3 or more inches thick and tastes terrible.

              So yesterday I gave the tree a haircut. The 3 inch long thorns will easily pierce thick work gloves and the hand within. Cutting a branch with 40 pounds of fruit will make it swing like a war club and hurt just as bad. Because it's the neighbor's tree I only cut straight up from the fence and even so I filled two 80 gallon trash cans.

              Key learning; Stop your blood thinners before pruning a tree with sharp spikes. I looked like I'd been in a gun battle by the time I was done. I sustained 3 punctures and a couple very long scratches.
              At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and extra parts.

              Location: SF East Bay.

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              • I'm still laughing at that wall clock you're wearing on your wrist then you add a fruit tree from hell post.

                I have three similar "citrus" trees that bare lemon looking fruit in orange size. They were originally orange trees grafted to the "citrus" root stock. They died one winter (years ago) but I guess the root stock survived. They now produce uneatable fruit and the thorns are about three inches long. I occasionally find birds impaled on the thorns.

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                • Today I attacked and defeated the "root of all evil" that had infested the foundation for the larger shed that I am preparing to build. This is the first big cut at the base of the cherry tree stump:


                  A couple more cuts free parts of the roots, but there are also some offshoots under them that have to be dealt with:


                  I had to use an axe to cut some of the roots loose:


                  Now the dirt is free of most obstructions, and can be shoveled out. I need to add a row of concrete blocks along the back part where the shed will be. I might also cut the stump as low as possible to get clearance.


                  I'm stiff and sore after that effort, but I'm glad to have this done.
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                  Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                  USA Maryland 21030

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                  • Originally posted by CCWKen View Post
                    I'm still laughing at that wall clock you're wearing on your wrist then you add a fruit tree from hell post.

                    You should not make fun of my wrist mounted wall clock. I can see it without glasses, and with glasses I can even see who's calling/texting me even with my hands full.

                    I bet it's also useful for fending off the blows of evil citrus tree branches.



                    Dan
                    At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and extra parts.

                    Location: SF East Bay.

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                    • I built a small taill stock for the small divider head that I don't need a cherry picker to put it on the mill

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                      • Watch out when you cut big roots. They stabilize the tree, and without it, the tree can topple over more easily in the direction away from it.

                        Since you refer to the tree as a stump, this might not be a big consideration in that particular case.
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                        Hashim Khan

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                        • Yes, I had the tree taken down in July:

                          http://enginuitysystems.com/pix/hous...herry_4404.AVI (54M)





                          I do wonder how much of the roots from my huge Sycamore were cut to install the septic system in 1991:
                          http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
                          Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                          USA Maryland 21030

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                          • Originally posted by danlb View Post
                            My neighbor has a "citrus fruit" tree planted just across the fence from me. We think it's a pomello. It drops a hundred or more huge fruits that look like a lemon but about the size of a bowling ball. The skin of the fruit is 3 or more inches thick and tastes terrible.

                            So yesterday I gave the tree a haircut. The 3 inch long thorns will easily pierce thick work gloves and the hand within. Cutting a branch with 40 pounds of fruit will make it swing like a war club and hurt just as bad. Because it's the neighbor's tree I only cut straight up from the fence and even so I filled two 80 gallon trash cans.

                            Key learning; Stop your blood thinners before pruning a tree with sharp spikes. I looked like I'd been in a gun battle by the time I was done. I sustained 3 punctures and a couple very long scratches.
                            But does inside the fruit taste nice rather than the 3" thick skin?
                            We have Jack fruit here, cut, separated, dismantled and the innards put in the fridge to be eaten later, cold, is the tastiest fruit i've ever eaten.

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                            • Originally posted by danlb View Post
                              Key learning; Stop your blood thinners before pruning a tree with sharp spikes. I looked like I'd been in a gun battle by the time I was done. I sustained 3 punctures and a couple very long scratches.
                              Key learning: trees are best planted and pruned when dormant and not flower/fruit bearing.

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                              • Originally posted by thaiguzzi View Post
                                But does inside the fruit taste nice rather than the 3" thick skin?
                                We have Jack fruit here, cut, separated, dismantled and the innards put in the fridge to be eaten later, cold, is the tastiest fruit i've ever eaten.


                                Pomelo's seem to differ a lot depending on species/cultivar so maybe Dan has one of the bitterest versions. Citrus fruit genealogy was complicated, AFAIK oranges are hybrid breed between Pomelo and something else.

                                Fridge cold mango is my favourite in thailand, pomelo and naturally ripened pineapples are great too. Lang-sard and Longgan are my favourites from more exotic ones

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