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28° here in Upstate NY this morning, it is supposed to get up to about 35° for a high temperature today. It is supposed to rain/sleet tonight with the temperatures warming up. Tomorrow we may hit close to 50°.

Yesterday was a day mostly comprised of working on computers, today we are going up to my BIL's for a retirement party for him.

Have a Wonderful Day Everyone.
 

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Great morning folks,

Overcast, very light breeze and 28° here near Halfway USA. 38° and later, rain coming in all the way up the Mississippi valley from the Gulf of Mehico. That weather will effect all of the Great Lakes & Ohio valley as well. Sorry Doug, no pancakes on the patio this morning.

Outside chores got done. The camper is setting on concrete for a winter sleep. The 4wheeler is clean enough. No boards were planed but I did cut up several sheets of old paneling & have already captured BTU's to heat the house.

Last evening we went to Menards & Home Depot "Just to look". We came home with a load of Vinyl plank flooring and an 8'x10' area rug. I guess it should go without saying Debra Dearest will be laying flooring this morning while I help. ;) First task is to remove the old carpet & pad. The hard part is done as we've already removed the tack strip around the perimeter.

Laying the new planks will go quick as they are wide, 315 square feet & only 18 boxes.
 

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Good Morning

36 this morning in NC Ohio with heavy rain on the way. I might put up a string of Xmas lights today if the rain stops, maybe tomorrow. The Buckeyes go for the gold in Doug's territory tonight, good thing there's a roof on the stadium. Be safe and Prayers to those and country. Mike
 

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Good morning kind and gentle persons and the rest as well. Weather man says it’s 43 and the weather rock says it’s raining. Tips for the day: 1. Have your pancakes indoors. 2. Don’t go downtown Indy.

Following the above advice will improve your chances of having a good day.

PS. Got an extra AR15 upper. Can you say 80%?
 

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Mornin boys...
51 here high on RUGER Mt this morning and rain.
Boys went hunting and the old man laid in.
May get up and go after while. Last day of rifle season.
You all have a gooden today and GOD Bless...


Donnie
 

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morning all. 15 with only 32 degrees in sight later today. Snowed yesterday afternoon, almost covered the grass on the lawn, but we'll take any moisture we can get! May get more tomorrow.
Trip to town went well. Got rid of our old furniture, also a load of parts for a baler the boss man traded off last spring. And came home with parts for the old Dodge pickup, some had to be ordered though.
Not sure what all will happen today after the chores are done. Gwyn and her sister have a craft fair to go to. They have a bunch of stuff to sell, hope it goes well!
Better get moving along, have a great Saturday. Prayers for those in Alaska!
GOD BLESS. Dean
 

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Good morning all....rain,rain,rain here this morning. I was able to sleep in few minute longer today so the coffee just got done not too long ago. Nice and quiet here at the shop so far, that will change if my help shows up in a bit..at least all the hammering is done on the stone box and all that is left is welding.

My buddies buck measured 189 7/8" green gross score what ever that means....I don't care for the numbers on those racks so much. I know it was a monster buck though. Not sure I'll get out this last weekend of firearm season...my buddy said I could use his inline for ML season coming in next weekend. Our county isn't having a bonus antlerless season this year. Probably be a lot easier to go to the locker and just buy some deer sausage.

If it rains all day I might get a chance to fiddle with my 20tac AR barrel..I still need to torque the extension on and get the gas block ordered. I also have a 6.5 barrel here that needs chambered up for my Rem700 I tore down earlier...it will be done in 260ai as well.

WEll have a good day!
 

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good morning folks. It's up to 37º here from 32 this morning. Was up early and in the stand with mom for a bit. Saw a fox mousing in the driveway and a few does across on the neighbor's. Can't understand why we're not seeing more deer? Just the same few here and there. Oh well. I really don't need the meat. Next week we're going to the farm where I grew up. My buddy still hunts there. For several years it's been "No does". Now their eating the owner out of house and home and he wants some killed. Hopefully mom can fill a tag.

Gotta work here in a bit, then go to a birthday party for my great aunt. Last survivor on that side and she's 75. Rain coming in a bit so we won't be hunting either way.

Have a good one.

Charlie
 

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Good morning, GoGo. It's a warm 55 in Louisville, going to 61. That rain Skruske mentioned got here sometime during the night and the weathergirl says some parts of our area have gotten an inch of rain. Looks like it might end for us around noon or so.

I may start a new thread, but I'm hoping one of our breakfast club folks can help. A good friend gave me two cherry logs about a year ago. I should have put them inside, but instead stood them on concrete up agains the house, figuring the eaves would keep them dry enough. Nope. They started sprouting what I call wood ears in late summer.

About a month ago I finally bought a wedge to split the logs, which went fine. When I stripped off the bark, I noticed a ring of light-colored wood maybe a half-inch thick just under the bark. One person told me that was sap wood and normal, but a wood-wise friend told me it was "pithy wood" and indicated rot. He said I needed to get it off and might be able to save the hard wood underneath.

So, yesterday afternoon I took my angle grinder with a Harbor Freight knock-off of one of these King Arthur grinders. That grinder disc worked great and what I found beneath that "pith wood" has me really excited. Take a look:





If any of you do or have done any work with logs like these, can you tell me:

  1. The logs were cut about a year ago and have set under my eaves on concrete. How do I know when they're dry enough to work?
  2. Following up on #1, I know I want to make an old-fashioned dough bowl out of one split, plus some knife scales. If I go ahead and make those, and the wood is not fully cured, what's the worst that can happen?
  3. Do you think the spalting and color I'm seeing on the outside will have penetrated into the log? That's good, right?

Sorry for the long morning post. Y'all have a good'n and be safe out there.

Carpman
 
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