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  • Sweet Kayak rack! Looks good for lots of other things too. Well done
    I cut it off twice; it's still too short
    Oregon, USA

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    • Originally posted by Tungsten dipper View Post
      Built a Kayak rack for my neighbor,
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      Really nice bent corners on those tubes! They look they were welded together from pieces for each surface.

      If it's not too personal: was that a paying job? I think that it should have been, but ...

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      • I parked my pickup where it could cushion the fall of some mafia blocks…..


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        • Got diagnosed with COVID for the 3rd time. If you got a sore throat and runny nose, it ain't a cold!

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          • Originally posted by Bob Engelhardt View Post

            Really nice bent corners on those tubes! They look they were welded together from pieces for each surface.

            If it's not too personal: was that a paying job? I think that it should have been, but ...
            I charged him material costs only..... He's a doctor and helped my wife and I though Covid. A GREAT neighbor!!!

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            • SVS That sucks. Hope it gets covered on insurance without fleecing you.

              RB211 Funny you should say that! I think its just one of those super-colds though as ny son brought one home from work. I might see if we've got any tests left though now you've said that!

              Tungsten dipper Not sure quite where you are in the world but if you're in the US, for a doctor you probably owe him money despite the rack! Looks good though... definitely agree on those corners.

              I've got everything sewer related to a point where its functional and safe now. We ended up digging up 90% of the garden when we dug a 2 x 2 x 1m (7x7x3.5’ ish) hole in mostly solid clay (apart from the helpful flinty layer) for a soakaway. The less bad option to dig up our already partly dug-up garden with pipes that had already been found (no maps....which is helpful!) rather than dig up next door's garden from scratch and not knowing the location of anything. It means our soakaway acts as an overflow for the shared one under next door's garden....that we unwittingly fouled.
              More finishing to do but everything works and the toilet now does the required flush away and STAY away!
              I think we've shovelled (not by myself!) a good 8 ton of clay, 8 ton of hardcore, a couple of pea shingle. Few more ton of decorative stone to eventually finish off. Stopping for a weekend off is probably why I've now come down ill!

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              • Originally posted by RB211 View Post
                Got diagnosed with COVID for the 3rd time. If you got a sore throat and runny nose, it ain't a cold!
                Not fun. We've been fortunate not to have been infected, but my sister & her husband, wife's sister & husband & daughter & grandson and brother have had it, all at different times, some of them twice. All (except grandson who wasn't eligible at the time) fully vaccinated & boosted and were careful. This isn't going away anytime soon.
                Avid Amateur Home Shop Machinist, Electronics Enthusiast, Chef, Indoorsman. Self-Proclaimed (Dabbler? Dilettante?) Renaissance (old) Man.

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                • Originally posted by Tungsten dipper View Post

                  I charged him material costs only..... He's a doctor and helped my wife and I though Covid. A GREAT neighbor!!!
                  I'd say that you're a great neighbor too. And that charging for materials only was the perfect balance.

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                  • ​After 2+ years of avoidance, it's finally my turn to officially deal with covid. Started showing symptoms Thursday night, and tested positive Friday. Could barely get out of bed/off the couch Saturday, but managed to drag myself outside to pick some of these guys Sunday.



                    Day 5, Getting better, body/bones still sore, headache still there, and somewhat altered sense of taste, but otherwise on the rise. Getting out in the sun yesteryday felt like it helped tremendously, and I joked I must be solar powered. Wife and kids are now sniffling too..... We had a good run considering the wife is a respiratory therapist in a major city center hospital and has dealt with covid patients daily this entire time. Absolutely amazing we lasted this long without getting it, although we both have our suspicions we've had it already.

                    Going to try and cut the grass later. We'll see how much I get done. Mower engine starts to overheat after about 30 minutes anyway, so it's a good time to stop for a break. Stay tuned for a kubota rebuild thread shortly with lots of dumb questions. Hoping I can limp it the rest of the year, and deal with it in the fall. Or find a good runner to drop in.

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                    • Hope you're all on the mend soon. The kids'll probably be fine (statistically). They seem to bounce after about 48 hours and be irritatingly energetic again.

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                      • Kids already seem 100% and back to their energetic summer break selves..... Wife too. I'll be fine as it runs it's course, Getting outside to get some stuff done was a big help today. But I've only got energy in small bursts. The timing sucked as I've been run ragged the entire month of June, and this was to be my first weekend to myself to get caught up on a bunch of stuff that's been getting behind around here. So much for that plan, nothing to do but laugh really lol.

                        Quarantine rules say I can go back to work tomorrow. I'll make that call in the morning when I wake up, but probably will, as missing Friday/Monday set me back on a couple projects already behind and we can't afford anymore delays. I don't want to take any other coworkers out though, as there is already one out with it right now (key guy and most likely where I got it). I might just work nights after everybody has gone home. We'll see how it plays out, I'm just along for the ride at this point.

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                        • Hope your on the tail end of the program Dan and energy returns quickly.I travelled to the mountains with a friend this past winter 20 hrs there and back plus stayed in same motel room for 4 nights.When we returned home he phoned me the next day that he had Covid,I kinda cringed a bit as I had a drink from his beer by mistake.I never got it but possibly had it back in September 2019.I had the worst flu/cold that I had ever experienced right when Canola needed to be swathed.Got it done in 8 days but it was brutal,2 of those days only got in 8 hrs and I was done.

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                          • This is my contribution for "You did WHAT?!" Amazon reduced the price on a nice 3/8" 15m self-retracting spool. Should get me to anywhere in the garden if I'm working outside. Also a tider way of having my air gun - although I'm not sure I'll leave it dangling like that!
                            Why sideways? Well, two reasons - good ones at that Firstly, headroom. I had measured that I could take 40cm without hitting my head on it. I hadn't taken into account being able to shut the door....and besides, it came in at 45cm! Also, mounting it sideways means the coach screws go into the blockwork wall rather than the plasterboard ceiling. I could get may 2/4 of them into a stud but not all of them without taking the ceiling down and installing additional noggins. Right-angle hose tail and up-and-over the ceiling with P clips holding it in place as far as my manifold. Now to sit back with a beer and complain that it's too hot to be in there!

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                            • I've always wanted a set of little squares and triangles since my bigger ones don't always fit where I need them. These are just 1018 done on my mill. I did a quick cold blue and will do a case hardening and oil quench when the weather cools off a little. The square one is handy, since I can put a jaw of a C-clamp in the middle hole and it can both hold a part down, plus function as a square. Anyhoo....wishing I had a surface grinder but good 'nuff for now.

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                              • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
                                This is my contribution for "You did WHAT?!" Amazon reduced the price on a nice 3/8" 15m self-retracting spool. Should get me to anywhere in the garden if I'm working outside. Also a tider way of having my air gun - although I'm not sure I'll leave it dangling like that!
                                Why sideways? Well, two reasons - good ones at that Firstly, headroom. I had measured that I could take 40cm without hitting my head on it. I hadn't taken into account being able to shut the door....and besides, it came in at 45cm! Also, mounting it sideways means the coach screws go into the blockwork wall rather than the plasterboard ceiling. I could get may 2/4 of them into a stud but not all of them without taking the ceiling down and installing additional noggins. Right-angle hose tail and up-and-over the ceiling with P clips holding it in place as far as my manifold. Now to sit back with a beer and complain that it's too hot to be in there!
                                When you were digging up the rear garden for the sewer pipe reroute, maybe you should have excavated for an underground shop ala Colin Furze. https://www.youtube.com/c/colinfurze/videos

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