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  • Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post
    If the pile of limbs on the ground is from the tree, the leaves don't look like that of a cherry.
    Did they not chip that pile up as part of the removal?
    I told them to just get the wood on the ground, and I would handle the slash. They priced the job at $1500 - the other two estimates I got were $2500-$2800. I gave this guy an extra $100 for a job well done. They actually cut up the cherry tree into logs that are less than 12" thick, whereas I usually cut them about a cubit in length before splitting, and I would have been happy just to have them in 2-4 foot lengths that I can handle. They will need to season for about a year before I can use them in the woodstove.



    At least now I can see some of the sky:



    Once I'm done with most of the clean-up, I can start thinking about how to rebuild the shed on the existing foundation. It was originally a very old wood structure that was in bad shape, and I tore it down and erected the steel shed around 1980-1985. My brother and his buddies did most of the work, and it was pretty sloppy:



    You can see where the original stone foundation was modified using "redneck masonry", some of which I plan to demolish:



    My concept at this point is to knock out most of the front portion of the foundation and excavate the dirt inside the three rock walls to get it more level with the front yard. Depending on difficulty, I may leave the back portion at a higher level, and extend the foundation along the newer concrete block rows that were for my lawnmower shed addition, making a "split level" shed with rear portion about 5-6 feet to the roof and the front portion about 8-9 feet. I may pour a concrete floor, or just use concrete pavers or an interlocking PVC modular floor. It won't be a proper car garage, but large enough to get my mowers, tractors, and other yard machines under cover, with enough room for additional storage and room to work.

    I'll probably start another thread on the shed project. I think it will be interesting, and I'd be happy to get some input from you guys as I proceed.
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    Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
    USA Maryland 21030

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    • I count 6 gables on the house above. Am I missing 1?

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      • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
        Wow, I hope that grease fitting fixes the problem with the lawn
        Dry weather grease isn’t rain. It is dry here


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        • Originally posted by AD5MB View Post
          I count 6 gables on the house above. Am I missing 1?
          More than 6 I think. I forget how many windows I have too. It's hard to count them all :-D







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          • Interesting little crane truck by those wood rounds - is it for lifting the engine out of Noddy's car?

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            • Picked up a 8’x8’ chain harrow
              Fun implement for the driveway
              I probably use a crawler for exercise (for the crawler) but the old allis was able to pull the 400# drag without issue (minus steering on sharp corners)

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

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              • The little crane truck was an idea I had to use a HF pickup truck crane on a tractor-towable cart. Here is what I was going to make:



                The cart in the picture was a sort of prototype made from structural angle that is not strong enough for the crane post. I just recently dug it out from under lots of leaves and debris on the back of the house.
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                Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                USA Maryland 21030

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                • Originally posted by plastikosmd View Post
                  Picked up a 8’x8’ chain harrow
                  Fun implement for the driveway
                  I probably use a crawler for exercise (for the crawler) but the old allis was able to pull the 400# drag without issue (minus steering on sharp corners)
                  Lower the rear hitch, add more weight to the front, and/or ribbed front tires and the steering problem goes away.

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                  • Thx^
                    It was just a trial, front is light due to pull only (not lifting drag at all). That weed cutter is heavier than the couple front weights I have!
                    Like my crawlers, I sometimes move the hitch point in front of rear axle (safer!)
                    I was just curious to see if the old tractor could pull. I think if I flipped the drag over onto the more aggressive side it would just popped a wheelie. The pic makes the drag look small. I can’t physically drag it myself. Breaking it down into 4’x8’ sections is a good leg workout!
                    Last edited by plastikosmd; 07-22-2018, 08:30 AM.
                    "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

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                    • Originally posted by plastikosmd View Post
                      Thx^
                      It was just a trial, front is light due to pull only (not lifting drag at all). That weed cutter is heavier than the couple front weights I have!
                      Like my crawlers, I sometimes move the hitch point in front of rear axle (safer!)
                      I was just curious to see if the old tractor could pull. I think if I flipped the drag over onto the more aggressive side it would just popped a wheelie. The pic makes the drag look small. I can’t physically drag it myself. Breaking it down into 4’x8’ sections is a good leg workout!
                      I would be interested to see more of that weed cutter on the front. Is it a flail type mower? Have not seen one of those before on a garden tractor.

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                      • Try here for a scary video

                        https://youtu.be/gdE0KYCjPIQ


                        4 spinning mower blades with about 4” of exposure of blades in front
                        Definitely want pto off before you walk around it or it will lop you off at mid calf (and keep dog/child etc far away)

                        Turn it on and drive though saplings with ease

                        Also google image “allis weed cutter”. They were a simplicity or allis attachment,
                        Last edited by plastikosmd; 07-22-2018, 09:46 AM.
                        "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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                        • Installing a new clutch in an old 74 in. Shovelhead Harley today.

                          Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
                          Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

                          Location: British Columbia

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                          • Hit up the local scrap yard to get some parts for the Wisconsin engine, I wanted to add a charging circuit. $30 isn’t too bad
                            "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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                            • made a truly crappy face mill arbor for a 2" SEHT face mill I bought a while back. Looks like poo, not particularly true, a really comedy of errors, but it cuts ok and the most important thing is that project is off my list so I can get onto the next one (LED bike light). I need to get that done so I can start on my new workbench, which will probably take the rest of the summer break.

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                              • That thing is almost as scary as the sickle bar mower I cut hay with as a kid.

                                Https://youtu.be/gdE0KYCjPIQ


                                4 spinning mower blades with about 4” of exposure of blades in front
                                Definitely want pto off before you walk around it or it will lop you off at mid calf (and keep dog/child etc far away)

                                Turn it on and drive though saplings with ease

                                Also google image “allis weed cutter”. They were a simplicity or allis attachment,[/QUOTE]
                                “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                                Lewis Grizzard

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