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  • Originally posted by jdedmon91 View Post
    Here is the video of the auction haul
    https://youtu.be/OdQ8w1nO3TQ


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    I like your pvc holders for your battery operated drills. Simple and clever.

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    • I made two replacement gear-change handles for a buddy's antique brake lathe today.
      The original cast iron handles were smashed during shipping.

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      • I drove up to Bancroft today, (about 135 miles from here) to take my old mom over to the hospital so they could fit her out with a heart monitor. I have no relatives left up there that I could prevail on to do this except my 89 year old auntie, who had to go to a different city today for a cat scan. Since I had planned on going up on the 23rd, mom's birthday, (she will be 98), I took up a little chocolate cake and a couple of candles. When we got back to her room in the manor where she lives now, I stuck a candle in the cake , lit it and sang Happy Birthday to her. That lit her up pretty good. We ate some cake, had a little yack, and then I beat feet back to Barrie.
        Brian Rupnow
        Design engineer
        Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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        • Originally posted by brian Rupnow View Post
          I drove up to Bancroft today, (about 135 miles from here) to take my old mom over to the hospital so they could fit her out with a heart monitor. I have no relatives left up there that I could prevail on to do this except my 89 year old auntie, who had to go to a different city today for a cat scan. Since I had planned on going up on the 23rd, mom's birthday, (she will be 98), I took up a little chocolate cake and a couple of candles. When we got back to her room in the manor where she lives now, I stuck a candle in the cake , lit it and sang Happy Birthday to her. That lit her up pretty good. We ate some cake, had a little yack, and then I beat feet back to Barrie.
          Brian, Have the speed limits in Canada been raised at all? I recall that the last time I drove there it was 100KPH or about 62 MPH. Here in Michigan the speed limits have been raised to 75 MPH in some areas.

          Brian
          OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

          THINK HARDER

          BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

          MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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          • Bborr01 Speed limits on any 2 lane highways "out of town" are set at 80 kph. (50mph)Speed limits on "multi-lane" highways are set at 100 kph. [62.5 mph). Streets in town are 50 kph .(31.2 mph) and 40 kph (25 mph)in school zones.
            Brian Rupnow
            Design engineer
            Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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            • Originally posted by brian Rupnow View Post
              Bborr01 Speed limits on any 2 lane highways "out of town" are set at 80 kph. (50mph)Speed limits on "multi-lane" highways are set at 100 kph. [62.5 mph). Streets in town are 50 kph .(31.2 mph) and 40 kph (25 mph)in school zones.
              I'm a little bit surprised the Canadian government hasn't raised the highway speed limits at all in all these years. Some speed limits in the Western USA are 80 mph.
              OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

              THINK HARDER

              BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

              MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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              • Speed limits in Canada are set by the provinces much like they are set by states in the US, not a federal law nation wide.
                Of course location and highway design limits are key in setting these speeds.
                I believe British Columbia currently has the highest speed limits in Canada at 120 kph or about 75 mph.
                Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
                Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

                Location: British Columbia

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                • Contemplated how cheap I am. Instead of throwing out old bed rails I grind and punch the rivets out to make cheap angle iron for non-critical project like the dunnage box on my crane truck




                  Another of my “never throw anything out” issues. A bucket of corners trimmed off of projects. There are always these triangles left over and they are great for gussets
                  "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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                  • Originally posted by plastikosmd View Post
                    Contemplated how cheap I am. Instead of throwing out old bed rails I grind and punch the rivets out to make cheap angle iron for non-critical project like the dunnage box on my crane truck




                    Another of my “never throw anything out” issues. A bucket of corners trimmed off of projects. There are always these triangles left over and they are great for gussets
                    I use old bed rails for projects the shelf under my lathe is one example of repurposed bed rails


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                    • Worked on some simple shop projects
                      https://youtu.be/i_7NhVRDpTE


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                      • I saw a bunch of bed rails when I dropped off some metal at the local recycling facility. Too bad they don't allow scavenging. I might ask at some of the local mattress/bed stores to see if they have any for free/cheap.

                        Over the last few days I dug a trench for storm drains on the upper (south) end of my house:



                        I hired a young recent college grad for $20/hr to dig it to proper depth and slope out to the road:



                        Figured out how to connect the two downspouts into the main drain, and a PVC wye connector to accept a third surface drain of black corrugated flex pipe 20 feet up the hill from the back of the house. I just stuck an ell in the wye to keep dirt out while backfilling. I might use some stuffing foam to seal around the joints to keep debris out of the drain.



                        Took me a bit over an hour to finish backfilling and smoothing. I was pretty well knackered after that, but glad to git 'er done. We'll probably dig the other side Wednesday. Might be storms tomorrow to test the installation.

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                        Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                        USA Maryland 21030

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                        • My mates good lady got me to cut down the diameter of a table pedestal and as I’m out of oxy / act I chose to give the reciprocating saw a go well it did the job after grinding down the width of the blades to cut a radius so the first bit of the cut was a bit wonky so to clean it up I put the the 5 1/2” disc grinder vertically on a radial arm


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                          • that's clever!

                            This morning I serviced the brakes on the car - clean, regrease the slide pins and pad contact points, fluid flush.

                            Most of this afternoon/ evening I've been fiddle farting around getting my courses set up. If that doesn't take too much longer I'll get out to the garage to modify my bike's freehub as it's already showing wear.

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                            • Well I sold the trailer boom lift last week and upgraded to a 4wd 40’ self driving one today





                              This made for some tree trimming work. It always amazed what this deere can do ( what is not shown is the trek into the woods with 3 of these loads for dumping in the stump dump, woods trails and all)

                              "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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                              • Continued work on my drainage project. We got another 2-3 inches of rain yesterday, so I'm glad I got the first phase done. Today I added the above-ground flex pipe from the upper rear:



                                I had to bust up and remove some concrete to clear the way for the drains on the NW corner of the house:





                                Mr Tibbs inspected the laying of gravel over the rocks I used to repair the latest round of erosion on the lower NW part of my property where water from the road enters the culvert:



                                Here is my video of the heavy rain and floods that caused the damage.

                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXX2boim0kc
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                                Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                                USA Maryland 21030

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