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  1. Backyard Lumberjack

    Backyard Lumberjack Tree Freak

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    Sage:

    a) if it is a traditional mouse, ie, computer, keyboard, mouse... ck under or inside mouse. scroll wheel or ball can accumulate dust, etc and this will interrupt signal...

    b) or, if it is well used, the L keypad can wear out. in that case switch mouse action thru Control Panel to work on the R key. my Lwent :dizzy:, so I just swapped it to R key. now is :dancing: again. me, too!

    c) if it is other device, may have to open it up. ck for same issues...
     
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    good advice SemoT - say... I got a hard drive that could use some attention... I could send it over! ;)
     
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    good save! thanks for the post! :yes: :clap:

    :cheers:
     
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    now lookin' for Momma, i'd guess... lol ;)

    ps: great farm pix, there Czed... I like the scenery, of course, u had a beautiful day, too... to help find that lil dogie!

    Word History: In the language of the American West, a stray or motherless calf is known as a dogie.

    but doubt he will be a dogie for long ~ :D
     
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    we all agree with you there, deaves....

    :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:
     
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    you got it Sage... his look was on the edge of hopelessness. glad he got back to the herd...
     
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    Good Morning GM ci'rs... hope everyone is ready for a swell weekend... cold, wet, rainy, snowy, sunny, warm... or otherwise. :)

    colder weather blowing in... a jacket helped by end of the day today. a N/NW wind... 54f currently, highs tomorrow low 60's.
    Precipitation: 10%
    Wind: 4 MPH
    Humidity: 43%
     
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    generally, my days include one project after another. this or that. what I have to do, what I don't do... and what I can get away with! :popcorn2:

    other day I decided time to move on with my draw knife project. next thing I needed to further develop were the 2 sleeves to terminate the handles to the blade. and hide the -not so pretty- mounting end of the lag bolt. I had been thinking about it, the design, what to use, etc... and still liked the idea of the copper pipe sections. but they needed to fit the handle. like with many hand tools a transitional sleeve or band is a traditional part of the tool's esthetics.

    here is a draw knife with handle to blade mounting sleeves.
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    a question of design was how to terminate the ends of the copper pipe. I had several options offering some ease of assembly, fit, etc. I had picked up a couple of brass plumbing flare nuts in street other day. they fit the copper pieces quite nicely. but the nuts, to the handle and the part of the handle for the sleeves' fit... was getting complicated fast. and I dint want to ruin any of the work put in so far with a mistake! after some bench engineering time and study I went for the easy way out! :D only took 3 days to decide... lol. I would not mess with the handle fitment to blade studs... and would make the flares fit the copper pipe's ends... flush to the end of the handle. here is a couple of pix of the work making the handle stub ends. all those tools were used...

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    progression and fitting of the parts. slip fit condition at this time.

    the next stage is to modify the lag bolts so that the blade mounts to them and looks as if it belongs there... ie, on the handle. for that and to modify the flares so that would be the easy way out as to fitting in the copper pipe, yet not requiring any further mods to the handle end stubs... well, for that I decided some time in the mill to remove some metal here and there that would be hard to do otherwise... was the order of the day. P8220006.JPG

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    the silver hex end is of a brass flare nut. the sleeve band is copper. I anticipate soldering the two together. I may hex the copper to the brass first. not sure at this time. but as of this state all the flare's threads are inside the copper sleeve. and no way is it about to fit my handle's stub ends. not even if I modify the wood. couple hours study of all that and options has convinced me... KISS! lol

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    next: not requiring any further mods to the handle end stubs... well, for that I decided some time in the mill to remove some metal here and there that would be hard to do otherwise... was the order of the day.
     
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    good morning. 45*/windy/clearing. happy national maple syrup saturday. party @djones house. :) had a thunderstorm roll thru yesterday afternoon. not to bad just strange for this time of the year around here. headin to @bear1998's this morning for some more cutting so i need to get some saws ready shortly. have a great weekend all. FS.
     
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    He wrestles at 140. He placed 3rd last night at the conference meet. Improved a lot this year, off to high school next year where he has to choose between basketball and wrestling. Probably will choose basketball, so no more all day Saturday meets for Dad to sit in the bleachers watching him. Still have two more years for his older brother who wrestles at 125 or 130 depending on how much peanut butter and honey on toast he eats.
     
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    It's not too bad at the house.

    But there is a lot of places under water.
    It cooled back down and slowed the melting a bit. Which should help a lot too.

    I seen some of the creeks and rivers are starting to open up yesterday.
     
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    31F/-1C up to 35F/2C and dry today. Off to work today on a commercial job. Work to do around the parking lot, so much easier with no traffic and questions about why you are killing that nice tree. "Just pruning it so it doesn't drag on your SUV". The ones that complain to us the most, are the ones who would sue because it damaged their car. Make it a good one.
     
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    I really like draw knifes, they are so handy to have around.
    You're doing a great job on that one!
     
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    Morning everyone! 22°/31°F
     
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    Stihl working hard Is it Friday yet

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    Good morning BL hope you have a great weekend rest well buddy :hi::drinkingcoffee:
     
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    Stihl working hard Is it Friday yet

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    Good morning Brian hope you have a great weekend :hi::drinkingcoffee:
     
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    Stihl working hard Is it Friday yet

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    Good morning Oldmaple hope your job goes ok today my friend :hi::drinkingcoffee:
     
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    Thanks Todd.
    I hope you had a good day!
     

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