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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3520 on: March 27, 2023, 08:36:23 AM »
One of the golden rules, red is permanent, get the new guy off the concrete with that red box!
When you mix red and blue it is a Jimi Hendrix line  ;D
We would snap in blue and correct in red if there was a mistake. Red trumps blue, or something like that.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3521 on: March 27, 2023, 09:20:41 AM »
Caulking guns are my nemesis, I have no idea how many I have, but it seems that I have to buy a new one every time I need one. I bought a new one a few weeks ago, just so I could find one I already had. It worked! I found 2 more 👍🏻
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« Reply #3522 on: March 27, 2023, 12:28:31 PM »
Things like torx bits and drill bits I buy regularly. I misplace them, and only when I do a full shop cleanout do I find all of them. I've learned the hard way to have extra's handy when a project comes up, rather than waste an hour walking in circles searching. ::)
And chalk lines... don't use them anywhere around drywall you plan to paint white. :o
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« Reply #3523 on: March 27, 2023, 01:56:58 PM »
Does anyone else find that red chalk seems to never wash off?
YES, I still have a red chalk line on the back side of my leanto that's been there exposed to the weather for 8 years now!
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3524 on: March 27, 2023, 03:02:07 PM »
Does anyone else find that red chalk seems to never wash off?
YES, I still have a red chalk line on the back side of my leanto that's been there exposed to the weather for 8 years now!
I had another Forumite make some cedar fence boards for my niece. Her husband hired a crew to put up the fence. They used red caulk to mark the screw lines. A power wash probably would have cured the issue if nephew didn't seal up the fence first with some clear oil.🫤
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3525 on: April 02, 2023, 08:31:25 PM »
Yesterday after jointing and planing oak, JohnM and I dove into replacing the water pump on my 7.3, which turned 23 years old this month.  After much consternation and gnashing of teeth, I got the new water pump intstalled, including new upper and lower hoses.  After pouring $70 of antifreeze into the resivoure, I realized that I still had a leak.  Evidently, the leak was not from the water pump, but rather, from the radiator.  This morning I called around and found a new radiator.  After an hour and a half, it was installed and the coolant that I poured in yesterday was recycled and poured back into the engine and new radiator, a test ride ensued.  Thankfully, there were no leaks.  I'm a bit agitated that I replaced a water pump unnecessarily and cross threaded one of the nine bolts when installing.  So far there are no leaks.

 

The radiator was a relatively easy swap.  Afterwards, I gave it a wash.  The first one in at least half a year.  Next week it will get an oil change and be ready to head to Jake's in a week and a half.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3526 on: April 03, 2023, 06:51:23 AM »
End of the day yesterday, sun going down, tired and starting to get cold. I was trying to finish up and was flitching boards, someone stopped and was asking questions and I hit a side stop that was a bit too high. At least the blade wasn't brand new...
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3527 on: April 03, 2023, 09:02:16 AM »
   Is flitching boards the same as edging flitches? ;)
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« Reply #3528 on: April 03, 2023, 10:20:36 AM »
Yeah, something like that  ;)
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« Reply #3529 on: April 03, 2023, 03:14:30 PM »
Yesterday after jointing and planing oak, JohnM and I dove into replacing the water pump on my 7.3, which turned 23 years old this month.  After much consternation and gnashing of teeth, I got the new water pump intstalled, including new upper and lower hoses.  After pouring $70 of antifreeze into the resivoure, I realized that I still had a leak.  Evidently, the leak was not from the water pump, but rather, from the radiator.  This morning I called around and found a new radiator.  After an hour and a half, it was installed and the coolant that I poured in yesterday was recycled and poured back into the engine and new radiator, a test ride ensued.  Thankfully, there were no leaks.  I'm a bit agitated that I replaced a water pump unnecessarily and cross threaded one of the nine bolts when installing.  So far there are no leaks.
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The radiator was a relatively easy swap.  Afterwards, I gave it a wash.  The first one in at least half a year.  Next week it will get an oil change and be ready to head to Jake's in a week and a half.
Nah, bring the Bronco, I wanna see some of the herd ;D
I miss my Bronco. Stupid move on my part. What was I thinking  ???

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3530 on: April 03, 2023, 07:29:59 PM »
Yup, I once owned a '68 and a '74.  Sometime life takes strange twists when the twisted ends don't meet.  :-X
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« Reply #3531 on: April 03, 2023, 07:56:43 PM »
Some of those old square body Bronco's are currently listed for sale at $30K, 40K, 50K, or more... :o
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« Reply #3532 on: April 03, 2023, 08:31:22 PM »
I don't want to hear about it.   no_no
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3533 on: April 20, 2023, 09:59:53 PM »
It's been a long time since anybody has posted here. I guess folks are getting gun shy and just keeping it to themselves.  ;D
 Well I restarted the shop stove for a morning warmup and was cleaning up a bit and found this crate.



 

I had set that on the floor behind the stove and put a small fan on it to send warm air down near the front of the shop where I had a project curing. I guess it was a bit too close during a morning burn out stage and I never saw it. I don't worry too much about that stuff because of concrete floors and block walls around the stove. Guess I should pay more attention.... maybe.
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« Reply #3534 on: April 20, 2023, 10:07:32 PM »
All I can say, is wow.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3535 on: April 21, 2023, 08:54:56 AM »
Was getting ready to leave for a mobile job this morning and was a little distracted because of the weather. 



Just before heading out the door, I decided I needed to move a pack of sharp blades to the other side of the garage for safety. I leaned them up against the router table and reached for something. Apparently I got to close the a blade 🤷‍♂️ and had to call the customer to reschedule while I go get stitches. 



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« Reply #3536 on: April 21, 2023, 12:51:06 PM »
Got you good Crossroads! I hope it heals nicely.

Tom's milk crate reminded of something dumb I did a couple years ago on vacation...

We were road tripping around California, just me and my lovely wife. We stopped along CA-1 at a hotel, near Santa Cruz, if I'm recalling properly, for the night. The weather was a bit overcast but not too cold. We got in our room and just kind of set our stuff down along the wall, normal junk like our luggage, a backpack or two and we were just hanging out. There was a heater built into the wall, the likes of which I'd never seen, a big toaster of sorts, that had a thermostat on it. As the evening went on it got a little chilly, so I turned the thermostat up a bit so it kicked on as the room got colder, so I didn't have to wake up in the middle of the night. Kick on it did, at maybe 2am or so. I never noticed getting cold or anything but I did notice some terrible smell that woke me up. Turns out I'd tried, almost successfully, to burn the hotel down as the heater was trying real hard to set a plastic coating on one of my backpacks on fire. I guess I set it down much too close to the heater. Doesn't seem like much but that's one of the times in my life I've been most scared, for us and everyone else in the hotel.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3537 on: April 21, 2023, 08:23:03 PM »
It should heal good, I got in there and scrubbed it out good. Got updated on my tetanus shot. No stitches though just a blob of glue. Kinda looks like a pair of boots I repaired with shoe goo. My bandaid didnít want to stick because of the mineral oil on my hands, so I got out the supper 33 electrical tape and put a couple of wraps over the bandaid. The nurse was impressed and said she ďloves the logger bandage ď 👍🏻


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« Reply #3538 on: April 21, 2023, 08:49:04 PM »
First aid?  You mean whisky and duct tape?  :D
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« Reply #3539 on: April 21, 2023, 09:18:35 PM »
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