Varmint Hunters Forum banner

1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Administrator
Joined
·
3,048 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
12° here in Upstate NY this morning with the high temperature only to be about 23°. With the wind chill today it will be about -1°. Going to be another nice Feb. day.

Yesterday was a day where I was on the road quite a bit and today I will be on the road all day. I found out yesterday I passed my background check and my drug test.

Have a Wonderful Day Everyone.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,660 Posts
Good Morning from Waseca, it's a freezing 8 below zero, clear sky with a great big bright moon shining on the snow. Pretty. High of just 17 today. It was not much warmer yesterday but the sun was bright and no wind so there was a lot of melting.

Plumber was here in the afternoon and patched all the leaks then charged toe system with air overnight. If all is well he will be finished today. Then I get the bill, not looking forward to that.
I need to finish cleaning the office then run to Mankato to get the new flooring and get it installed. At that point I can start putting the room back together and have my basement back.

Hope everyone has a blessed day,
Ken
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,831 Posts
Good Morning

19 here in NC Ohio with a sunny day planned. Worked in the pole barn yesterday, cleaning and building more garden beds. Have an appointment to file taxes, this will be the first year in my adult life I'm not paying in the five figure range. Thank God for Trump! No need to start down that road. Be safe and Prayers to those and country. Mike
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,184 Posts
morning all. 16 and foggy, tried to snow last night. Haven't looked out to see how much we got but can still see a hose laying out on the ground in the yard!:rolleyes:
Worked in the farm shop yesterday afternoon, had to wait till the boss man finished using the blue loader so we, Travis and I , could start on our next project. It has a broken pin in one of the loader arms that we will replace, hopefully get it done today as Travis is planning on going back to Wisconsin either tomorrow or Thursday. Sure has been nice having my youngest around to help out and also to get some hunting time together!:D
His wife is working in Mankato Minn. for a couple months at the ER there, then I'm not sure where she will be next. Working thru the Mayo clinic.
Better move along, have a great day, stay warm and safe.
GOD BLESS. Dean

About a inch of snow, and light snow falling now. Won't take much to have a nice blizzard going after while. Hope to get the chores done and be in the shop before it happens.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,220 Posts
Morning gang, 26 heading to38 today. Heading to Lexington for 2 doc appointments, 10:30 and 1:40 then then the 2 hour drive home. Looking forward to the visits for the first time in over a year. Well have to run, you all have a good day, remember those in need of prayers, Buff out!
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
11,790 Posts
Good morning varmints! It's HUMP day for me, I have Thurs/Fri off.:) It's 22º here and chilly but warming to near 40 today maybe. Snow coming for tomorrow. Be happy to get the hell outta dodge and see some warmer weather down south. Hope to maybe do some fishing while down there. Doug Roberts you should swing down and visit this weekend...Hilton Head isn't far from Tybee Island. We fly back late Sunday. Didn't get much done last night. Organized some fishing tackle and fed the wood stove while I relaxed. I'm ready for spring.

Well, I guess I should get busy. Things to do before I go. Have a good one.

Charlie
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,015 Posts
Morning Gents! Its 33º here and not suppose to get out of the 30's with rain all day. Some T'storms and flood warnings. It looks like a good day to tend the fire and piddle in the loading room. Just another one of those days that I'm glad not to be working! You'all have a good one!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,671 Posts
Good morning everyone! I survived the weekend ad made it back to the shop in one piece. Got a few little jobs that popped up while I was gone but not too bad. I have to bring my weld positioner inside from storage and get it set up for some parts that will be here later this week that will need a lot of welding.
I have another stone box to rebuild as well since the dump truck is done and gone. It is not as bad as the rest so hopefully it will go quick.

Haven't had anything in the snares in a bit so I think it's time to move them around a little. The farmer that rents my dad's property called me last night and said he seen 3 pairs while feeding Saturday. He shot 4 times and missed 4 times.

I have a dentist appointment at 11 since I popped a filling out over the weekend. So hopefully that don't take long.

Well off to see how the day is going to go! Have a good one!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,035 Posts
Good morning, GoGo. It's 27 in Louisville, going to 42 with clouds coming in at some point. We're due for more precip around dinnertime, starting as the ominous "wintry mix." As much as 3" of rain expected through Saturday night.

One of my closest buddies got to my house yesterday morning about 8:30 and we headed up to a third buddy's house in Northern Kentucky. The three of us were college buddies and have remained very close friends. I took a few pieces of wood because our Northern KY friend has a nice woodworking shop and I needed this wood cut down into pieces I can use in making knife scales. We got up there, got the shop opened up and decided the table saw would work for what I wanted cut. You feel it coming, don't you?

So, he cut two little pieces, then started setting up to cut a piece that was about 2"x2"x4'. He started the first cut, stopped, and adjusted the blade so only about 1/8" was peeking up above the wood. Turned the blade back on and started feeding the long piece through. He got within 8-10 inches of the end of the cut, being careful and using push sticks, and then something happened. He later said he thought he felt the board wanting to lift up off the saw bed. What he did without thinking was put his left thumb on top of the board to hold it down. He used his thumb, not a push stick. Slid the board another inch or two and next thing we knew blood was flying. He cut the neatest groove you ever saw right across the pad of his thumb.

At the emergency room the medics X-rayed the thumb and determined he hadn't cut the bone, just meat. They cleaned things up, put in six stitches and wrapped the thumb up. At first we figured he'd for sure have to see a hand surgeon and probably have some kind of graft, but as the nurse worked, she said she thought it would heal and the meat would fill in on its own over time.

The only mistake we made in terms of first aid was that we decided not to ice the thumb immediately. I knew if we could numb the thumb with ice it would help the pain, but I was afraid the melting ice might keep the blood from clotting. The nurses said ice would indeed have helped and the water wouldn't have hurt anything. I was present in a different wood shop back around September when an almost identical accident happened, so I'm beginning to think I need to just stay away from table saws.

Y'all have a good'n and do your best to stay safe out there. Stay away from table saws.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,667 Posts
Great morning Varinteers,

Cool 42° with an amazingly clear sky out here in the dirt & rocks. Barely going to make 60° but since will remain calm. Accuweather described to today as brilliantly sunny.

We rode northeast on Ferguson Lake road all the way to the dead end along the Colorado River. We hiked into a box canyon and explored with fascination all that was unusual to us flat landers.



On the way back we walked up dry wash and counselors of quartz rocks to break open. No precious metals found. Just a few flecks of copper.

Riding and exploring today.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
11,790 Posts
oh yeah Mike...I saw it coming. My great aunt's boyfriend gave me some woodworking stuff. A drill press, router and table saw. The table saw and router scare the crap outta me. I never had shop class to learn how to use them, but know enough to use a pusher stick.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,066 Posts
36 headed to 43 with rain. What winter rain in western Oregon!? Yep it is true.
I am a Facilities Manager. There is a pretty nice shop setup with a lot of power tools. One of the desk jocks has decided he can come use tools when ever he wants.
He last little project involved ripping the tongue off of a piece of oak flooring. They make nice little projectiles. I sent him this link

https://www.wimp.com/man-shows-just-how-dangerous-kick-back-on-a-table-saw-can-be/

My boss and I are going to have another talk this morning.
Charlie being scared of power tools is a good thing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,342 Posts
Tooosday

Good morning all. It's a clear, sunny 25 in Indy looking for middle 30s. The rest of the forecast is a clear indication they don't know. I remember my dad looking out the window and saying, Hmm, looks like rain". When he said that, it rained and my little league baseball game was canceled.

Paying some bills last night and found a coded message from the gas company. Anybody know what this means? "This page has been left intentionally blank". Is that for people who do or don't believe everything they do or don't read? I shredded it so nobody else could decode it and steal the info that is or isn't there. Better safe than sorry, eh?

Enough nonsense for one day.

Charlie, I'll be out spreading golf seeds every day but we'd love to meet up for dinner.

Have a nice day.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,286 Posts
KF, glad your buddy is ok. Table saws are unforgiving. I use one a fair amount, but my introduction was in shop class in about 1960 was not good. We were sitting around the table while the teacher was demonstrating the use of the saw. No guard to aid teaching and it was running. Blade was near full up. Some idiots started roughhousing and one hit my stool and knocked me into the saw table. I caught my fall with my hands away from the blade. My face stopped about 6 inches from the running blade. Scared poopless. Couple of kids were exiled from shop class.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,984 Posts
34º headed to the low 40's I'm told. Partly sunny with a breeze. Currently in the office catching up with the tax info and nearly done with most of it. Have an appointment with the web tech that will probably do the gun club's website. She gave us a list of things we will possibly want. I'm thinking we will start with something and modify it as things move along. We had a site for years at the old location but didn't make much use of it. We need to attract more attention....up to a point. We need more members, but we don't want to get too much attention. There is a balance in there somewhere. I may have said here that we plan to open the range on Sunday and will have a celebration of sorts. I'm hopeful that this will draw in a few new members.

As to the power tool thing, I thought I wanted a lathe for a while but them my good sense (what little there is) kicked in. I reminded myself how many times I have made distracted mistakes with the mini lathe I already have and will other assorted hand tools. While i use a chainsaw, I am terrified of it and very, very careful. I decided the big lathe was a little more than I should attempt. Power tools are for people either much smarter than me or who have a lower regard for their digits.

G'day Y'all,
Rick
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top