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  • 96f, brrr that's a bit chilly

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    • Finished installing the new furnace today.
      We are suppose to see our first snow this season on Tuesday morning. Can't wait!



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      • Originally posted by Tundra Twin Track View Post
        Where are you located it is -5c here this morning.
        It snowed here in Saskatoon today. Yikes!

        What I did today was made chili.
        Last edited by Arcane; 09-30-2019, 12:22 AM.
        Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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        • Originally posted by Arcane View Post
          It snowed here in Saskatoon today. Yikes!

          What I did today was made chili.
          I'm hoping for a nice October,there is a huge amount of acres to be harvested yet!

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          • I made donuts

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            • Those look great Dennis!

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              • My brother stopped by an outfitter/guide's place, then brought over a treat. We processed 151 Lbs of duck and goose breasts last night, and tonight will be sausage making. I love harvest season.

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                • my worries about lack of motor cooling on my bike due to the mods I made here turned out to be justified. Before any waste heat from the motor or controller was conducted to the frame and then radiated/ convected away. With the delrin bushings the only surface for heat loss was that of the motor itself which wasn't enough = very hot motor.

                  The fix - remake the longer top hat bushings out of alu, with a nice big flange for contact with the frame


                  was experimenting with step turning to reduce chatter, which is why the finish wasn't great on a couple. Really helped as these are 11mm at the small diameter and 45mm long.

                  All the mistakes I made with the first set paid off and they fit tightly without any modification


                  the one at the bottom has less space to fit in, so the flange is smaller in diameter.

                  in position


                  took up a little bit more slack between the motor and frame, to the extent that the lower mount shown had to be worked into position and pinned with a bolt before moving the rest of the motor in position. You can see the bushing on the left with a bit of leftover grease on it (aim was to help with thermal transfer) and the original delrin bushing on the right.

                  Seemed to work really well this morning, motor was noticeably cooler. Still warm to the touch, but not much more than if it had been left sitting in the sun. Big difference compared with before where it was almost too hot to touch. Also seemed to have stiffened the bottom of the bike up a bit, which is a nice plus.

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                  • Can't post pics but.....

                    Have a nice early Kennedy cabinet/chest combo in my handloading room. Made a sheet metal riser section so the space on the cabinet top could be utilized. Over the last cpl days,took an unused metal Hilti tool case and mounted it to the side,as an add on box.

                    Started painting with,crinkle black VHT spray bomb. Then, and here's the point of the post..... used Krylon "satin leather brown" as the top coat. It's as close of a match as I've ever seen. Snagged it at sLowes,check it out if anyone needs Kennedy touch up paint.

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                    • Originally posted by BWS View Post
                      Can't post pics but.....

                      Have a nice early Kennedy cabinet/chest combo in my handloading room. Made a sheet metal riser section so the space on the cabinet top could be utilized. Over the last cpl days,took an unused metal Hilti tool case and mounted it to the side,as an add on box.

                      Started painting with,crinkle black VHT spray bomb. Then, and here's the point of the post..... used Krylon "satin leather brown" as the top coat. It's as close of a match as I've ever seen. Snagged it at sLowes,check it out if anyone needs Kennedy touch up paint.
                      Last time I looked Kennedy wanted 18 bucks for a can of matching spray paint! I'm too cheap to pay that price. Thanks for the tip.

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                      • This weekend I removed the lower shaft from the mill as well. It goes out the front and not the back I found out. It was more tricky to figure out really. Had to remove a chain sprocket at the back and of course the chain (fortunately Deckel engineers made one link that you could take apart without special tools) and then remove some shaft keys before it could be slid out the front.









                        The lower shaft components all look to be in fine shape except the front bearing, I should probably replace it, or maybe I'll replace all the bearings since they are all standard bearings. Now I can properly clean out the entire gearbox and it's for the best. In working on the upper shaft(lots of grinding and filing and drilling) had left all kinds of debris on the lower components and bearings, would not have been good for the machine to be left as is, and I doubt it could have been flushed in place.

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                        • I'm making a push to get a shed built before winter sets in. Originally I was going to build it on the original foundation, and then I started to build a little 4' x 8' shed below it:





                          But it seemed that I really needed a larger 8' x 12' shed, and the old foundation was in the way. So I began demolition:









                          There was a heavy steel plate in the masonry, visible above. Not sure what it is/was:



                          Finally finished the demolition today:





                          Now I need to figure out how to excavate the area for the foundation, using as much as possible some of the foundation I made for the 4' x 8' shed, partially visible above. While digging and busting up the old rocks, cinder blocks, and concrete, I found some interesting items.



                          http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
                          Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                          USA Maryland 21030

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                          • 12 Hr shift. 6 am - 6 pm.

                            According to my iWatch ...

                            18,432 Steps.
                            9.23 miles.
                            21 flights of steel steps.
                            1.5 bicycle miles.
                            Isolated, de-pressured, triple nitrogen purged and LOTO a Worthington 4 stage high pressure Hydrogen compressor.
                            Made HUGE flames come out of the Hydrogen System flare tower while purging.
                            Climbing on stair ladders above grade and crawling on hands and knees under the deck to close 33 valves.
                            Avoided having my personal H2S monitor get me in trouble while opening 8 bleeders.
                            (Watching steam leaks and the LOTO tags sway in the breeze so I could stay upwind to avoid the hydrocarbons and muckey stuff spraying out)
                            Threw down and filled 18 five gallon sewer covers for Hot Work.
                            Helped a trainee de-gas a pump and generate various work safety permits.
                            Pulled and ran multiple tests on cooling tower and steam generator water samples.
                            Took delivery of 400 gallons lube oil.
                            Made a perchlorethylene, isopropyl alcohol, high octane blend stock mix for reactor catalyst activity level.
                            Drained assorted knockout drums and waste oil collection points.
                            Wrote a turnover and gave a verbal to my relief Op.
                            Drank 5 cups of coffee, 5 bottles of water and a Powerade.
                            Had a 20 minute lunch.

                            19 more shifts โ€˜til I retire.🥳
                            Illigitimi non Carborundum ๐Ÿ˜Ž
                            9X49 Birmingham Mill, Reid Model 2C Grinder, 13x40 ENCO GH Lathe, 6X18 Craftsman lathe, Sherline CNC mill, Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC and lots of stuff from 30+ years in the trade and 15.5 in refinery unit operations. Now retired. El Paso, TX

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                            • Originally posted by Tim The Grim View Post
                              12 Hr shift. 6 am - 6 pm.



                              19 more shifts ‘til I retire.��
                              Yup, you're gonna love it, but remember, that if you're burning those kind of calories you WILL have to adjust your intake. Don't ask me how I know......
                              I cut it off twice; it's still too short
                              Oregon, USA

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                              • Originally posted by Tim Clarke View Post
                                Yup, you're gonna love it, but remember, that if you're burning those kind of calories you WILL have to adjust your intake. Don't ask me how I know......
                                LOL! Well put Tim. I put on 45 pounds or so after retiring. I just spend 8 months dropping 40 of them through reduced calorie intake and increased activity.

                                What did I do today? I sold my spare 6500 watt generator to a friend for $200. It was 13 years old and replaced by a pair of stackable 3000 watt inverter generators. I could have gotten a lot more for it, but I agreed to the price a couple of weeks ago before PG&E started the preemptive blackouts.

                                What did I gain? About 12 square feet of free space next to my house.
                                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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