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I'm building some programming projects to show prospective employers. I'm working with Ruby and PostgreSQL and my current project is a task timer. I use them a lot so I thought I'd try my hand at programming one.

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Post by joegoat » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:52 am

Splitting some black locust today. Those logs had been drying over two and a half years and were still a bear to split. Twisty stuff!
Been a while since I wielded a splitting maul, but it came back to me in no time. A good, solid wack dead center is an art. Sending two halves sailing in opposite directions, that is a good feeling.
Now I'm going to work on some gin and tonics.Image

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making a crib for baby 14 today.
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joegoat wrote:Splitting some black locust today. Those logs had been drying over two and a half years and were still a bear to split. Twisty stuff!
Been a while since I wielded a splitting maul, but it came back to me in no time. A good, solid wack dead center is an art. Sending two halves sailing in opposite directions, that is a good feeling.
Now I'm going to work on some gin and tonics.Image

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Ever try to split mulberry?

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TwoXseveN wrote:making a crib for baby 14 today.
Wow congrats! Makes my soon to be 7 look like a good start.

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Re: What Are You Working On?

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AnungUnRama wrote:
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TwoXseveN wrote:making a crib for baby 14 today.
Wow congrats! Makes my soon to be 7 look like a good start.

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AnungUnRama wrote:
joegoat wrote:Splitting some black locust today. Those logs had been drying over two and a half years and were still a bear to split. Twisty stuff!
Been a while since I wielded a splitting maul, but it came back to me in no time. A good, solid wack dead center is an art. Sending two halves sailing in opposite directions, that is a good feeling.
Now I'm going to work on some gin and tonics.Image

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Ever try to split mulberry?

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Nope. Fun?

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joegoat wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:52 am
Splitting some black locust today. Those logs had been drying over two and a half years and were still a bear to split. Twisty stuff!
Been a while since I wielded a splitting maul, but it came back to me in no time. A good, solid wack dead center is an art. Sending two halves sailing in opposite directions, that is a good feeling.
Now I'm going to work on some gin and tonics.Image



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AnungUnRama wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:50 pm
TwoXseveN wrote:making a crib for baby 14 today.
Wow congrats! Makes my soon to be 7 look like a good start.

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Funny enough, the child will be our first but the 14th grand child in the family.
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Post by SlowToke » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:48 pm

Fixing my cousins vintage John Deere 5 log splitter. Needs new couplers. The teeth are pretty worn out. I think I'm going to change them out for spider couplers. Any reason that would be a bad idea? Pretty solid running machine otherwise.

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Post by joegoat » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:34 am

Working on my sport pilot rating. Looks like a nice day for it! The last couple weeks have been pretty windy.

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by FredS » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:38 am

SlowToke wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:48 pm
Fixing my cousins vintage John Deere 5 log splitter. Needs new couplers. The teeth are pretty worn out. I think I'm going to change them out for spider couplers. Any reason that would be a bad idea?
Don't see any issue with that from here. I'd check it once in a while during the first few uses though. The load on the motor and pump isn't constant so the coupling might get torqued at the beginning of each split. The spiders are easy enough to replace every couple of years though if they get worn.
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Post by SlowToke » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:11 am

FredS wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:38 am
SlowToke wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:48 pm
Fixing my cousins vintage John Deere 5 log splitter. Needs new couplers. The teeth are pretty worn out. I think I'm going to change them out for spider couplers. Any reason that would be a bad idea?
Don't see any issue with that from here. I'd check it once in a while during the first few uses though. The load on the motor and pump isn't constant so the coupling might get torqued at the beginning of each split. The spiders are easy enough to replace every couple of years though if they get worn.
Thanks. I know some gas to hydraulic motor machines have plastic breakaway couplers to fail to prevent engine damage in the event the hydraulic motor seizes. The spider coupler doesn't allow that. That was my only concern. I'm guessing the 5HP Briggs & Stratton would just stall out if that happened?

The couplers look like the originals and they were locked on tight so I had to unmount both the hydraulic motor and the engine to get a pulley puller on them. They came off easy after that.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by FredS » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:35 am

SlowToke wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:11 am
FredS wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:38 am
SlowToke wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:48 pm
Fixing my cousins vintage John Deere 5 log splitter. Needs new couplers. The teeth are pretty worn out. I think I'm going to change them out for spider couplers. Any reason that would be a bad idea?
Don't see any issue with that from here. I'd check it once in a while during the first few uses though. The load on the motor and pump isn't constant so the coupling might get torqued at the beginning of each split. The spiders are easy enough to replace every couple of years though if they get worn.
Thanks. I know some gas to hydraulic motor machines have plastic breakaway couplers to fail to prevent engine damage in the event the hydraulic motor seizes. The spider coupler doesn't allow that. That was my only concern. I'm guessing the 5HP Briggs & Stratton would just stall out if that happened?

The couplers look like the originals and they were locked on tight so I had to unmount both the hydraulic motor and the engine to get a pulley puller on them. They came off easy after that.
Be fastidious when you put it back together and make sure the motor shaft and pump shaft are parallel and in alignment. It's sort of tricky to do if the shaft sizes are different. If it's very far off the coupling will wear out in short order. If you're worried about protecting the motor in case the pump seizes, maybe you can use a roll pin instead of a square key and set screw to secure the coupling on one side or other. Of course you might have to drill through the coupling and shaft to do so if it's not already built like that.

Also - can you pm me Scott K's contact info? Like many I suppose, he evidently doesn't check contacts through his website very often and hasn't replied to my inquiry.
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Post by Red129er » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:15 am

Turning my shed into a place to smoke during the winter. Lights are in, now I need heat

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Post by joegoat » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:20 pm

Worked on take offs and landings today. My instructor says my air work is good and my taxiing is good. Where the two meet is still a little rough. Haha
Back at it tomorrow.

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joegoat wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:20 pm
Worked on take offs and landings today. My instructor says my air work is good and my taxiing is good. Where the two meet is still a little rough. Haha
Back at it tomorrow.

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what kind of aircraft, Joey?
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Red129er wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:12 pm
joegoat wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:52 am
Splitting some black locust today. Those logs had been drying over two and a half years and were still a bear to split. Twisty stuff!
Been a while since I wielded a splitting maul, but it came back to me in no time. A good, solid wack dead center is an art. Sending two halves sailing in opposite directions, that is a good feeling.
Now I'm going to work on some gin and tonics.Image

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Where I used to live up in NOrthern California it could get quite chilly in late fall, winter, and early spring. Since there were oceans of orchards in the Valley I'd buy split & seasoned almond or walnut by the cord. Pretty cheap, too, because supply always exceeded demand. A small dump truck would just dump it near where I'd stack it. Of course, I still needed to make kindling from small pieces of pine, cedar or fir

It was fun having wood stoves. In southern Arizona I miss them. It just doesn't get that cold that often
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Re: What Are You Working On?

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Goose55 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:11 pm
Red129er wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:12 pm
joegoat wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:52 am
Splitting some black locust today. Those logs had been drying over two and a half years and were still a bear to split. Twisty stuff!
Been a while since I wielded a splitting maul, but it came back to me in no time. A good, solid wack dead center is an art. Sending two halves sailing in opposite directions, that is a good feeling.
Now I'm going to work on some gin and tonics.Image

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Where I used to live up in NOrthern California it could get quite chilly in late fall, winter, and early spring. Since there were oceans of orchards in the Valley I'd buy split & seasoned almond or walnut by the cord. Pretty cheap, too, because supply always exceeded demand. A small dump truck would just dump it near where I'd stack it. Of course, I still needed to make kindling from small pieces of pine, cedar or fir

It was fun having wood stoves. In southern Arizona I miss them. It just doesn't get that cold that often
I love wood stoves too. There's something special about heating your home with the sweat of your brow. I hope to have one some day.

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