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Good work Bob! The way his arm is in the pic it looks like he's trying to cover his ear.
He is. He has tubes in his ears so even with plugs it is loud to him. The big ones that are like ear muffs just about fit him now. Have to start taking the plug out of his saw. He grabbed it while I was loading, flipped the switch and started yanking the rope!!
Going to have to put sideboards on that wheelbarrow lol
 
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I'll have to grab a few pics of the rounds I cut as it's still right where I cut it 😆

She took a good 6 or more cracks as I made a line clean across and still bounced off. I knew I was beat.
That can happen sometimes. Sometimes I will rotate the round 90* and it will split, other times I flip it upside down and she splits.

I don't give up easily! My friend and I put up 22 tons on granite on the front and sides of my house (9'high). It is a mosaic pattern so basically they all had to be cut (with hammer and chisel). I learned that if you hit something hard enough, and often enough, it breaks!
 
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I like using milled Hickory for the sink (this is the cabin).

I don't have a planner, and I intentionally leave some lines in.

Actually, the legs and front part of the table are Hickory, under that is some Ash, and the back part of the table is Red Oak.
 

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CONGRATS! signed off as Safe For Solo is definitely an accomplishment! I can remember my first time signed off... 'safe for solo!'

a couple of thoughts to help you with your flying career...

1) any landing u can walk away from, is a good one!

2) there are old pilots... and there are bold pilots. but there are no old, bold pilots!
Ascribed to Chuck Yeager...

CONGRATS! signed off as Safe For Solo is definitely an accomplishment! I can remember my first time signed off... 'safe for solo!'

a couple of thoughts to help you with your flying career...

1) any landing u can walk away from, is a good one!

2) there are old pilots... and there are bold pilots. but there are no old, bold pilots!
Quote #1 was (theoretically) ascribed to Chuck Yeager when he was a test pilot.
"Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing...if you can use the plane the next day, it was an OUTSTANDING landing." 😄
And I'm in no way interested in being a bold pilot. Too many stories of pilots getting behind their aircraft & entering that dreaded stall/spin on base-to-final.
 

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I like using milled Hickory for the sink (this is the cabin).

I don't have a planner, and I intentionally leave some lines in.

Actually, the legs and front part of the table are Hickory, under that is some Ash, and the back part of the table is Red Oak.
Very nice! Don’t show my wife PLEASE!
 

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That can happen sometimes. Sometimes I will rotate the round 90* and it will split, other times I flip it upside down and she splits.

I don't give up easily! My friend and I put up 22 tons on granite on the front and sides of my house (9'high). It is a mosaic pattern so basically they all had to be cut (with hammer and chisel). I learned that if you hit something hard enough, and often enough, it breaks!
The ash in my truck in that pic was tough getting in half. 5 or 6 hard swings following the natural split and you didn’t think it was gonna budge. Then the next swing and you’d get a 1/4 gap all the way across. Once halved it was easy peasy to finish off.
 

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Going to have to put sideboards on that wheelbarrow lol
I do try to load it heavy - haven't dumped one in a while, but it does happen occasionally. I may get the 4 wheeler and trailer out tomorrow to move more per trip. And maybe a couple of involunteers to help.
 

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I have a hydraulic splitter and will never give it up but I do like the fiskars. When I first got it I didn't understand what the hype was about until I learned to swing it. Swinging a maul you power through the same as with a sledgehammer. With the fiskars, it's all about the speed. Whip that baby around fast and it does all the work. I sometimes split by hand just for the joy of swinging the axe

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I do try to load it heavy - haven't dumped one in a while, but it does happen occasionally. I may get the 4 wheeler and trailer out tomorrow to move more per trip. And maybe a couple of involunteers to help.
Fixin to be voluntold are they??? Lol
 

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Fixin to be voluntold are they??? Lol
LOL, well they are slightly more willing with the 4 wheeler. 1 wants to earn a few dollars she's short to buy something and 1 is getting ready to move out while she still knows everything and her mom and I are the dumbest people on the planet. ;)
 

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LOL, well they are slightly more willing with the 4 wheeler. 1 wants to earn a few dollars she's short to buy something and 1 is getting ready to move out while she still knows everything and her mom and I are the dumbest people on the planet. ;)
I’m fortunate I guess. I have a 16 & 17 yr old and I’ve not made the metamorphosis yet to from smartest guy ever to total idiot. I’m sure it’s just a temporary delay tho!
Did have our first foster child send us a letter a while back basically saying it finally hit him about everything we had done for him. He’s 35!! There is hope!!!
 
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Yep, a one person household can sure get 'trashy' unless one keeps at. I still have the housekeeper my wife used. every two weeks. I "clean" house the day before she comes. My cleaning is mostly just straightening things up and sweeping the floor.
Truth be told I am cleaning up for the cleaning lady because there’s too much clutter around from me and the kids. Ideally I’d like to have her every other week but it usually ends up being about once a month because our schedules don’t line up.

Funny story… This is the same lady that used to clean for us back in the day and then we had to stop hiring her because my ex said I was sleeping with her. I wasn’t. So I hired her back as soon as we got divorced LOL. Still not sleeping with her.
 

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