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  • Originally posted by MattiJ View Post

    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
    Wow that looks beautiful, and perfect weather!

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    • Today I finished my comb crushing prototype and it worked amazingly well. Click image for larger version

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      • Originally posted by challenger View Post
        Today I finished my comb crushing prototype and it worked amazingly well. Click image for larger version

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        How do you strain the honey?

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        • Nice! After all that debate, how did the gears turn out?

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          • A decent workout

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            • Originally posted by Tungsten dipper View Post

              How do you strain the honey?
              I didn't strain this honey. Being its been squeezed between rubber rollers I figured I'd just put it out in the yard for the bees to eat.

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              • Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post
                Nice! After all that debate, how did the gears turn out?
                The gears were fantastic. Totally by mistake ๐Ÿ˜. The system worked far better than I hoped but the gears were still only done by "eye". I have all the demensions for the gears now but I believe a CAD program is required to get the teeth drawn as they are meant to be.
                All in all this was a win. The honey was squeezed out of the wax to the point that the wax was left a essentially flakes. I'll probably figure a way to scrape the rollers to unload some wax from them.

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                • Picking up lapland gold or cloudberries. Found out pretty good bog :Click image for larger version

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                  Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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                  • My wife is the executor of her late momโ€™s estate and weโ€™re prepping a house for sale that the family has had since โ€˜59. Her dad passed in โ€˜03. She tasked me with sorting out a couple cardboard boxes of hand tools to divide amongst the local siblings and grandkids. Lots of old Craftsman, some Proto, Thorsen and this...
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                    The brothers said I should take it, because I might find it more useful. Some nice older Nicholson files too.
                    Who am I to refuse.
                    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 MattiJ View Post
                      Picking up lapland gold or cloudberries. Found out pretty good bog ...........
                      Nice. Here the birds ate all the black raspberries, and so far I have only gotten about 4 undamaged blackberries. I'm about ready to tear out the blackberries, and then I will cover the raspberries with a net next year. Never had so much trouble with birds before, always got plenty of raspberries (blackberries did not bear well last year).

                      We have (or are supposed to have) raspberries, blackberries and currants. The birds even ate currants this year.

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                      Keep eye on ball.
                      Hashim Khan


                      It's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there.

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                      • Originally posted by challenger View Post

                        The gears were fantastic. Totally by mistake ๐Ÿ˜. The system worked far better than I hoped but the gears were still only done by "eye". I have all the demensions for the gears now but I believe a CAD program is required to get the teeth drawn as they are meant to be.
                        All in all this was a win. The honey was squeezed out of the wax to the point that the wax was left a essentially flakes. I'll probably figure a way to scrape the rollers to unload some wax from them.
                        Where are you located and how many bees do you have? I'm getting ready to harvest our honey from 12 hives just northwest of Houston... I have a spinner and we put the combs back in the hive for refills

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                        • As for what I did today.... My friend and I are seeing if a Axelson lathe is worth saving... We started testing out the 9 motor leads ( they were sheared off at the pecker head after being hit with something) to determine what the wire numbers should be and see if it is worth saving... It is a "Gift" Lathe that I picked up in Louisiana a few weeks ago. It's been sitting out in the rain, major electrical damage and lots of rust.... But the price was right



                          It was an interesting day as Don and I are not used to working with each other and each of us learn differently. In this video we finally start talking the same language and identify the correct wires after three nights .... We had found a few youtube videos on the procedure for determining leads in a motor but they were confusing and we found they did not all produce the same results... The procedure I finally found worked the best!
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                          • As some may recall I had an operation May 28 on my right eye because of cataracts. Today they did my left eye. Now I just have to be very careful with the eye for a week while it heals and after 4 weeks of various eye drops for assorted reasons it will be officially all over on August 23. My birthday is August 24, so I'm calling this my birthday present. The right eye worked out fantastically well and I am hoping the left equals it.
                            Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                            • Finally got the big welder moved around front. Took most of the afternoon mainly because I really screwed the pooch on the axle location vs center of gravity. Finally got it hitched up to the truck and towed round front. Sat the tongue on a jackstand for now, 800 lbs on the tongue. Have to use a Johnson bar to get the tongue off the ground.

                              Will be doing a teardown, make an adapter plate for a new engine (hopefully) and re-doing the trailer chassis. I'll be happy if it's done by this time next year -- thank goodness things are slow for me this year. On the other hand, no income kinda sucks.

                              Major repsect for the Lincoln engineers in 1950. Built like a tank, and the only way you'll ever get nicer DC is to use a battery.

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                              • Finally making progress in the garage... Only had the cabinets for years.... It will be nice to have a work space.

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