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Re: The weather
« Reply #15240 on: January 10, 2019, 04:19:21 PM »
Where you cutting the 1/2 moon ?
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« Reply #15241 on: January 10, 2019, 04:55:44 PM »
Where you cutting the 1/2 moon ?
It's NOT an outhouse :-[ :D :D :D :D :D :laugh:! There is no hole in the floor. It will be 'mouse tight' and the closest thing it will have in common to an outhouse is that I will have a stool or chair to sit and think upon (and nothing more than that), and perhaps consume some adult beverage at the end of the day. I do plan on putting a small camp stove on a shelf to make coffee, add some 12v lights with a solar cell for battery charging power. I'll make a more permanent mount for the generator on the outside back wall so it is covered and easy to open up and use. I might even throw in a small compressor for blowing off the sawdust, but I hate hearing the generator run. Mostly, it's there to store the chains, cables, cant hooks, oil, gas, blades, hand tools, etc and keep them dry. Secondarily is to provide a small work bench to fix stuff out of the weather. Of course I may put a kero heater in there this weekend just because the windchill is supposed to be pretty low. I might add a small potable water jug for the warmer months (for coffee) and might as well take one of the old coolers down there for cold drinks. Like I said, it's just a shed. (But maybe I should have made it a little bigger?) Is was designed as a learning project for me to see what was involved in running the mill making lumber and building something with said lumber. It taught me a lot about why a good board is so important, stress in trees and how that translates to the building, and a ton of other things. Kind of a trail by fire. I figure if I failed I could always make it into a 6 hole outhouse.
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Re: The weather
« Reply #15242 on: January 10, 2019, 08:21:38 PM »
Ya know you could have just bought your outhouse from @POSTON WIDEHEAD for $300 and saved a lot of work.  :D
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Re: The weather
« Reply #15243 on: January 10, 2019, 08:50:45 PM »
Ya know you could have just bought your outhouse from @POSTON WIDEHEAD for $300 and saved a lot of work.  :D
How much tool storage does it have?
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Re: The weather
« Reply #15244 on: January 10, 2019, 08:58:06 PM »
It depends on the number of SGU's that you can spend. 
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Re: The weather
« Reply #15245 on: January 10, 2019, 09:16:21 PM »
It depends on the number of SGU's that you can spend.
I think I might regret this but: What's an SGU?
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Re: The weather
« Reply #15246 on: January 11, 2019, 04:50:15 AM »
$$ southern goat units ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: The weather
« Reply #15247 on: January 11, 2019, 07:13:04 AM »
We ended up with a foot of snow, as it got colder the snow stopped falling and we now have -2F.
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Re: The weather
« Reply #15248 on: January 11, 2019, 07:45:53 AM »
One Standard Goat Unit = $300
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Re: The weather
« Reply #15249 on: January 11, 2019, 07:52:55 AM »
SGU is also in the Forestry Forum Dictionary. It's on the Menu bar,the one that starts out with Home Help Search. Go to Extras,a drop down will appear and Forestry Forum Dictionary is there.
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Re: The weather
« Reply #15250 on: January 11, 2019, 08:07:01 AM »
No need for TLA's....just say it. Simple to spell it out.
Don't know a "TLA" ? ::)
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« Reply #15251 on: January 11, 2019, 10:27:49 AM »
Yeah, I knew I would be sorry I asked about the SGU, didn't think it would be in the dictionary. You guys are thorough. I will not ask what a TLA is. My vocabulary is about at max verbosity anyway. 
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« Reply #15252 on: January 11, 2019, 11:50:07 AM »
Careful running that heater inside, carbon monoxide will sneak up on ya...

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« Reply #15253 on: January 11, 2019, 12:30:46 PM »
Careful running that heater inside, carbon monoxide will sneak up on ya...
:D :D :D :D :D :D You have no way of knowing this, but with no door yet and all the openings between board edges because it is bowed and twisted, there is no way a person could possibly get in trouble in there right now. When the battens are on and the door done, maybe it will be a different deal. :laugh: Yes, I know the dangers and I really don't like using that kero heater because of the oder and some small smoke, but when it is really cold, well, I can tolerate it a little. It is just to step in for a few minutes to warm my feet and ears. Thanks for watching out for me though.
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« Reply #15254 on: January 11, 2019, 05:39:47 PM »
OK, I give...."TLA" used too often in high tech-- "Three Letter Accronym" .
It's pretentious and maybe snooty to make so-called insiders think they're above it all.
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« Reply #15255 on: January 11, 2019, 08:38:39 PM »
OK, I give...."TLA" used too often in high tech-- "Three Letter Accronym" .
It's pretentious and maybe snooty to make so-called insiders think they're above it all.
Well I suppose I heard that one years ago and forgot it. I supposedly work int eh high tech world (their term, not mine). The only one I use routinely is RTFM and only under my breath these days, apparently nobody appreciates cutting sarcasm anymore more and now they get offended, file a complaint with HR, go for counseling to deal with the stress, hire a lawyer and put in a claim for disability based on PTSD. I am getting too old.
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« Reply #15256 on: January 11, 2019, 09:05:20 PM »
4 above. The wind is bringing that down to -8. Feels it too.
Wood pellets are selling at the store. I betcha we sold a ton in an hour. That would be 50 bags.
Had one guy come in with a fancy city sweat shirt. He bought 4 bags. Told him I would be right out,I have to get my coat on. He said it wasn't cold out and I could tell he meant it. Not cold for him. Come out of car,walk 20 feet into the store and load up the car and get back into his car. I didn't bother to tell him,but in the last 2 hours,1 hours was spent outside loading customers. ::)
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« Reply #15257 on: January 11, 2019, 09:30:05 PM »
Yup, I feel like winter is finally beginning to take hold. Got home from work tonight ad threw a full load in the stove, ain't done that in a long while. It was 22 out then. Put on the insulated overalls and did a little work and measuring down at the mill until it got too dark to read my tape. 9:30 now and it's 16 and dropping, time for another load in the stove then off to bed. Wanna get an early start in the morning because it's gonna be cold and I will lose a bunch of time to warming up as I work. It sucks to get old. The good news is, clear weather looking ahead over the next 6 days or so. As long as there's no heavy snow I can keep working.
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« Reply #15258 on: January 12, 2019, 05:38:00 AM »
I didn't bother to tell him,but in the last 2 hours,1 hours was spent outside loading customers. ::)
Gotta talk to the boss to hire some young blood to tote them bags. ;D Me, personally,  I've lugged enough potato sacks, including 100 lb ones, to do me 3 life times. Always was glad when the truck doors was closed up and leaving the yard. :D These days, I'm only lugging firewood and maybe a few sticks of sawn lumber into the shop just to keep in practice. :D

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« Reply #15259 on: January 12, 2019, 06:18:03 AM »
2 and a high of 15. At least we will see some double digits.
In all fairness to the young blood,when we wait on a customer that is our customer until they leave with the product they bought. Them wood pellets bags are only 40 pounds,but it is still cold outside. No matter what someone says. :D And I am the boss. The same rules apply to the young blood as it does for me. Some of the young blood is great,some not so great.
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