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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Goose55 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:46 am

Have never had so many weeds in the yard as this year. Bought a gallon of Spectracide concentrate and once we have a warm calm sunny day, will apply a strong solution, adding a surfactant I have, which really wets everything. This is a job not for the piddly garden sprayer but for the Stihl Blower/ Mister. Glad I have it.

The gallon of Spectracide concentrate will make 18 gallons of strong solution

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:26 am

Goose55 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:46 am
Have never had so many weeds in the yard as this year. Bought a gallon of Spectracide concentrate and once we have a warm calm sunny day, will apply a strong solution, adding a surfactant I have, which really wets everything. This is a job not for the piddly garden sprayer but for the Stihl Blower/ Mister. Glad I have it.

The gallon of Spectracide concentrate will make 18 gallons of strong solution

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I bought two gallons of spectracide, and after I'm done with coffee I'm headed to the front yard, but only have a simple pump sprayer.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Goose55 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:06 am

Coolaroo fabric overhead shade for the new 2019 Ram 3500 truck....

Just got a couple of special sized galvanized end rail clamps for the shade cloth extension I will erect down the driveway. To provide extra mid day, high noon shade for the new Ram 3500.

The cloth is a very long lasting, made in Australia Coolaroo Product and I will get the highest UV and infra-red blocking one they have. On some older Rams I have seen the chrome plating on the plastic parts peeling so I am trying to avoid that from happening. Also, all day shade down the driveway will help keep the delicate electronics "cooler."

I have Coolaroo fabric panels part way down the property line up for over 10 years now and it is still springy and the colors have not faded at all. Remarkable stuff.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by durangopipe » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:05 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:06 am
Coolaroo fabric overhead shade for the new 2019 Ram 3500 truck....

Just got a couple of special sized galvanized end rail clamps for the shade cloth extension I will erect down the driveway. To provide extra mid day, high noon shade for the new Ram 3500.

The cloth is a very long lasting, made in Australia Coolaroo Product and I will get the highest UV and infra-red blocking one they have. On some older Rams I have seen the chrome plating on the plastic parts peeling so I am trying to avoid that from happening. Also, all day shade down the driveway will help keep the delicate electronics "cooler."

I have Coolaroo fabric panels part way down the property line up for over 10 years now and it is still springy and the colors have not faded at all. Remarkable stuff.
Coolaroo hanging out with his girlfriend ...

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Goose55 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:42 am

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:05 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:06 am
Coolaroo fabric overhead shade for the new 2019 Ram 3500 truck....

Just got a couple of special sized galvanized end rail clamps for the shade cloth extension I will erect down the driveway. To provide extra mid day, high noon shade for the new Ram 3500.

The cloth is a very long lasting, made in Australia Coolaroo Product and I will get the highest UV and infra-red blocking one they have. On some older Rams I have seen the chrome plating on the plastic parts peeling so I am trying to avoid that from happening. Also, all day shade down the driveway will help keep the delicate electronics "cooler."

I have Coolaroo fabric panels part way down the property line up for over 10 years now and it is still springy and the colors have not faded at all. Remarkable stuff.
Coolaroo hanging out with his girlfriend ...

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Goose55 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:09 pm

Coolaroo fabric overhead shade for the new 2019 Ram 3500 truck...

But first I have to extend/ built the frame. Took a lot of time to find and then order today some critical parts for it from Lowes. I then ordered and paid online and afterwards it said one part of the order would be shipped and the other I needed to pick up. What ??? These are all small parts/ hardware, and a steel cutting blade. The closest Lowes to me is 85 miles! ;-/

I'm presently trying to contact them so I can have all three items mailed or shipped UPS to me. A gal I spoke with at the Buckeye store said she would combine all items. I asked her how I can get confirmation of that and she said I'd get an email. I knew there was something in the tone of her voice that indicated she wasn't following up on my request. I received no email. ;-/

Now I'm waiting on hold on the 800 number.

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Goose55 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:10 am

This is where I will extend the fence rail frame down the drive for the heavy duty Coolaroo shade cloth. This photo was made with a long lens so everything looks foreshortened. The length of the new overhead shade panel will actually extend down the driveway about 12 ft.

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Post by DepartedLight » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:21 am

The front water feature.
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Post by joegoat » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:26 am

Getting rid of the other unsightly tree behind the house.

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Post by hugodrax » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:03 pm

I'm honing pocket knives.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by rgcurrey » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:10 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:03 pm
I'm honing pocket knives.
Ha! I was bored and did that yesterday, a fixed blade camping knife and four kitchen knives ended up getting the works too.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:51 pm

This morning today I am setting up my computer and networks for working at home...I wasn't thinking and I exceeded the bandwidth limits and kicked my wife off the network in the middle of her conference call...I will have to watch that closer.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by JimVH » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:08 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:51 pm
This morning today I am setting up my computer and networks for working at home...I wasn't thinking and I exceeded the bandwidth limits and kicked my wife off the network in the middle of her conference call...I will have to watch that closer.
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Post by Bloodhound » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:25 pm

Yes and its like golf...points are bad...I need to eagle the next 5 holes just to get back to par
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Gabriel » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:31 pm

Finished up a couple projects with my students:

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Gabriel » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:45 pm

Working on inventorying my stock of wood and slowly planing it down. I unexpectedly found some aromatic cedar slabs! They’re beautiful, but I’m not sure what I’ll do with them. The shop sure smells good now though.

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Post by JimVH » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:52 pm

Gabriel wrote:
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Working on inventorying my stock of wood and slowly planing it down. I unexpectedly found some aromatic cedar slabs! They’re beautiful, but I’m not sure what I’ll do with them. The shop sure smells good now though.

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Post by hugodrax » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:22 pm

Digging stumps.

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Post by coco » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:28 pm

rgcurrey wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:10 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:03 pm
I'm honing pocket knives.
I have whet my sword.
Ha! I was bored and did that yesterday, a fixed blade camping knife and four kitchen knives ended up getting the works too.
And I. Soon our enemies will pay.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by John-Boy » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:41 am

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