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  • Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post

    I seem to recall Andrew Camerata mowing with one of those open cab. While I am not extremely danger adverse, that sounds like a bad idea. Hopefully that polycarb keeps you safe in there. What caused the blades to get flung?
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    If the brush cutter is kept flat to the ground it would be more safe, but I quit after the windshield broke and until I could replace it. It would take someone with more guts than I have to run one with an open cab. The problems mostly happen when the mower is raised to cut limbs off or to section trees to drop them. Also, if just going forward in heavy trees or brush, the mower cuts the bottoms off but a very large amount of brush piles up in front of the mower limiting vision. The mower is then raised and lowered on the accumulated pile of brush and mulched by backing up. This can cause material to really fly. Always trying to repetitively keep the mower at a safe angle is a challenge. Some company's mower models come with safety chains that are supposed to go between the mower and machine to limit the height that the mower can be raised.
    Regarding the bolts; some manufactures weld the bolts to keep them from coming off. The welds need to be ground off if the blades need replaced. This manufacture does not do that and just uses a bolt with a lock nut. The blades are held on by a single bolt so they may rotate if a tree or stump is hit. When I looked at the way this mower was made, the locking part of the nut never got tightened down on to the threads of the bolt because the bolt length is a little short. For reference in the picture, the threads are 1 1/8"-12.

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    • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
      Ridgerunner Glad it only smashed the glass of the cab and not the occupant! A steel mesh might help against a blade but interfere with vision. Would a second layer of PC do it? Sort of in the same vein as laminated glass.
      They make forestry model parts that protect many of the vulnerable places. The door/windshield still has to operate so anything added needs to allow for this.

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      • Originally posted by Ridgerunner View Post
        The door/windshield still has to operate so anything added needs to allow for this.
        Ah, the windshield is also the door. Yeah, that complicates it somewhat!

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        • Got a bunch of striped bass this AM but the best one was this one. It had a tag on it that gets me $100.00 upon return. Cha ching! Click image for larger version

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          • lottery fish! That'll make a nice dinner and buy you something to drink with it too

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            • Originally posted by mattthemuppet View Post
              lottery fish! That'll make a nice dinner and buy you something to drink with it too
              Too bad they can't be kept. I've caught about 20 this week and am not allowed to keep any. I don't hate a $100.00 payday though.

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              • $100 will buy a nice fish dinner most places what's the tag for, tracking fish populations?

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                • Today was jam making day, we bought about 15 kilos of strawberries at a good price (40€) and sorted them, cooked them (some, ~1/3rd was just crushed and sugared for an uncooked jam) and canned them. They will all be frozen.







                  Hopefully this will last us until next year, this goes in everything, in cakes, on pancakes, milkshakes, you name it. The ones in the square containers is the uncooked jam.

                  Bonus cat:

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                  • Mowing the lawn. 89 F (31 C) and 78% humidity. Just think, in February it'll be snow up to your arse and 10 F (-12 C). Using a push mower.
                    25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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                    • that's a cool looking cat Dennis, good camoflage for summer time at least. Is this one of your cats that likes playing in the snow? I seem to remember a pic of them from a few months back.

                      Got a honey do done. Wife bought a replacement hose for the above ground splash pool, but the tube ID was too large. Found some alu pipe of just the right diameter and thickness and made 2 sleeves. One has a 2deg partial ID taper to match the outlet on the pool. So far they're not leaking, fingers crossed!
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                      • That's Dennis's new goal tender
                        “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                        Lewis Grizzard

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                        • Originally posted by mattthemuppet View Post
                          that's a cool looking cat Dennis, good camoflage for summer time at least. Is this one of your cats that likes playing in the snow? I seem to remember a pic of them from a few months back.
                          That's the same cat yeah, and his brother

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                          • I was making a bracket to attach a “sail” to a corner of the soffit of my shop. This is to provide shade at the swing set.

                            Usually, when I MIG weld, I have the unit outside on the apron in front of the shop. Today I left the unit just inside the shop door and did the welding just outside.

                            I EMP’d my UNIQ DRO.

                            I always leave it on and have a dedicated surge protector that it plugs into. When I enter the shop and turn on the lights, I’m facing the display. It was on when I first entered this morning. When I was ready to drill some holes in the bracket...the display was off. It boots to a quick flash on and then goes black. If I press keys I get 0 symbols and no more.

                            I ordered a new SINO display unit from Ali Express. $90 delivered.

                            My last VCR bit the dust Tuesday. The DRO today. #3 will be my downstairs 5 ton AC unit. I’m expecting that.☹️
                            Illigitimi non Carborundum 😎
                            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
                              I was making a bracket to attach a “sail” to a corner of the soffit of my shop. This is to provide shade at the swing set.

                              Usually, when I MIG weld, I have the unit outside on the apron in front of the shop. Today I left the unit just inside the shop door and did the welding just outside.

                              I EMP’d my UNIQ DRO.

                              I always leave it on and have a dedicated surge protector that it plugs into. When I enter the shop and turn on the lights, I’m facing the display. It was on when I first entered this morning. When I was ready to drill some holes in the bracket...the display was off. It boots to a quick flash on and then goes black. If I press keys I get 0 symbols and no more.

                              I ordered a new SINO display unit from Ali Express. $90 delivered.

                              My last VCR bit the dust Tuesday. The DRO today. #3 will be my downstairs 5 ton AC unit. I’m expecting that.☹️
                              That's enough to make anybody grim!
                              Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                              • Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post
                                Mowing the lawn. 89 F (31 C) and 78% humidity. Just think, in February it'll be snow up to your arse and 10 F (-12 C). Using a push mower.
                                Came back from Nordkap in Norway. About 10 C and cold sea fog.. Pretty much end of the world there as road ends to arctic ocean.

                                it is kinda north, there is no roads to that far in north Alaska or Canada

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                                Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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