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  1. Kind of wondered the same. I don't see why a food...

    Kind of wondered the same. I don't see why a food coloring dye wouldn't work. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for the idea!
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    We regularly slice cucumbers and dress them with...

    We regularly slice cucumbers and dress them with avocado slices and a little Johnny's seasoning salt. Great appetizer IMHO.
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    Been away on business/vacation for two weeks....

    Been away on business/vacation for two weeks. Garden exploded while we were gone. Today we picked Tomatoes, squash, beans, carrots, onions, peas, beets, lettuce, basil, zucchini, red pepper,...
  4. Me too!!!

    Me too!!!
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    Re: Grappling fun - A Picture Thread....

    That's a beast!
  6. Re: Bad Day at Block Rock - errrr - Make it Bad Year.

    Hey Crash, I think there are a bunch of folk following you now but just don't chime in to say not much. You should know by now there are more than a few of us who do regularly read your adventures...
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    Wow and ouch. Glad you are okay! I think many...

    Wow and ouch. Glad you are okay! I think many don't appreciate how easy it is to roll a tractor. A good reminder first hand that it happens more than people wish to think.
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    Oh yeah, forgot.

    Oh yeah, forgot.
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    Besides light which is the essence of...

    Besides light which is the essence of photography, one must master, aperture, shutter, and ISO... period.
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    Sounds like the beginnings of a new thread.

    Sounds like the beginnings of a new thread.
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    Yes power outages as a kid were always fun. Sure...

    Yes power outages as a kid were always fun. Sure was a different time as well. My fun and games didn't require electricity or even batteries.
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    Thank you for your decency in blurring the object.

    Thank you for your decency in blurring the object.
  13. Thread: Ammunition

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    I thought the Tyranny fluid was intentional and...

    I thought the Tyranny fluid was intentional and pretty funny!
  14. Thread: Ammunition

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    I started picking up unclaimed brass at the range...

    I started picking up unclaimed brass at the range awhile back. I feel a little guilty since I don't reload but maybe some rainy day I will start another dang hobby.
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    Great products and people. I have several of...

    Great products and people. I have several of their items. PTB best mod done.
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    Nice work Gordon. Gotta love it when a plan comes...

    Nice work Gordon. Gotta love it when a plan comes together!
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    Funny. Luckily my local HF is about 35mi. Just...

    Funny. Luckily my local HF is about 35mi. Just far enough that I have to think about it.
  18. Re: priced out 1025r with 9 dealer ships. Need advice.

    I agree... I appreciate sales folks who first know their stuff and don't BS me. Better yet they try to understand my needs/wants before pushing a product!
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    Re: Ideas on Stripped Bolt Hole ???

    I thought about drilling and tapping a little deeper but only if I knew what wall thickness I had left! :eek:
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    Re: Ideas on Stripped Bolt Hole ???

    I like the stainless helicoil idea. Should be fairly easy to install in the aluminum.

    How hot does the manifold get? Do you have an infrared thermometer? That will tell you if an epoxy would...
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    Re: Humidity Venting

    'They' make small condensation pumps. I have one on my high efficient natural gas furnance. Has internal float switch to pump stuff 'overboard'. Capacity is quite small (maybe a quart or so) but...
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    Re: Humidity Venting

    I like the humidor idea! Maybe store some nice wine too! Otherwise it does sound like you are in the market for a dehumidifier with ideally with a way to drain to make it low maintenance. Good...
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    That to me was the reason I didn't consider it. Normally I am doing a couple jobs at the same time so I went with the PTB. If I angle the bucket properly I can pull brush and smooth with it maybe...
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    Re: Model 1911 pistols ??

    I like the stainless finish look as a change up... especially since my other pistols are all black
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    I made an abrupt stop in my truck this morning...

    I made an abrupt stop in my truck this morning and heard something rumble around in the back. I carefully lifted the cover on my bed and found this guy hiding out. Seems to be happy, quite healthy,...
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    Hard to argue that!

    Hard to argue that!
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    I knew the abuse would be coming but I know how...

    I knew the abuse would be coming but I know how hard I've worked this machine. No mowing hrs racking up time. Jamming the teeth into rocky soil. Oh and I have gone through a can of Kubota orange.
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    310. I know still a baby.

    310. I know still a baby.
  29. Thread: California

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    No disrespect to Gov Brown but I still think...

    No disrespect to Gov Brown but I still think there will be a day of reckoning with regard to water supply. The state on its own cannot survive its current growth and consumption.
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    Interesting. I've never delved into the science...

    Interesting. I've never delved into the science but those numbers I would not have guessed. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    I've abused mine with all kinds of rock for a couple years now and it still looks great! I suppose for real heavy equipment you might want replaceable teeth but for a BX or B size it is no issue. ...
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    Re: Model 1911 pistols ??

    Beautiful gun... but why so expensive??? I have a 686P that I love but this is almost twice as much! :eek:
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Good luck and do report back. A little late news for you I suppose but I sure like my bolt on Piranha Tooth Bar by BXpanded.
  34. Re: priced out 1025r with 9 dealer ships. Need advice.

    Pics please! :D
  35. Thread: Ammunition

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    Old men are wise... Especially sticking to their...

    Old men are wise... Especially sticking to their stories.
  36. Thread: Ammunition

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    Yep that's why I said usually. If you are lucky...

    Yep that's why I said usually. If you are lucky you might be able to rule out a few days of the week. Ask the guy how long he has worked there before popping the big question.
  37. Thread: California

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    It's in the crappy gas you are pumping.

    It's in the crappy gas you are pumping.
  38. Thread: Ammunition

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    Here, you have to talk to the Walmart stocking...

    Here, you have to talk to the Walmart stocking folk to find out what day of the week it usually shows up and then be there when the doors open. They will try to spread it out to those who are there...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Or if you have a lineX sprayed in liner, put a hard plastic removable liner under the fabric that extends across the tailgate to help smooth out the 'ride'. What I did.
  40. Thread: Ammunition

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    Re: Ammunition

    I know... but it looks much more impressive with perspective... just sayin' Probably should have kept my mouth... I mean fingers quiet. :D
  41. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I can't see the tie downs if they are... But why is the bucket so high??? :confused3:
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Yes, but I know I have cranked a very healthy 2/3 yard of crushed 3/4in and had no trouble cranking. I surprised myself. I didn't want to overload it but it worked for me. I was though slanted a...
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    Nicely done!

    Nicely done!
  44. Thread: Ammunition

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    Put a recognizable coin next to it to give some...

    Put a recognizable coin next to it to give some perspective.
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    Also great if you have a helper to slowly drive...

    Also great if you have a helper to slowly drive the truck forward while you are cranking. Spreads nice!
  46. Re: Maybe old hat for you serious welders but saw this at my LWS

    Whoa! Should be text book stuff there.
  47. Thread: California

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    Re: California

    That's okay... the less folks who discover us the better. :D
  48. Thread: California

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    Re: California

    Hey hey! You stopped at the Oregon/Washington border! What gives?
  49. Re: Maybe old hat for you serious welders but saw this at my LWS

    I'm wondering if I should go back and see if this thing is for sale. Not to use but just as a collectible? In my mind it pretty cool looking. Reminds me of 'Lost in Space' stuff.
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    Re: What to buy big vs small?

    uh, yeah!
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    Re: Top soil screen ideas?

    You guys are going to get me in hot water with the wife... (not the hot tub). I was thinking of a simple static sloped thingy. Now I am looking at vibratory shakers, drums, multi-stage...
  52. Re: Maybe old hat for you serious welders but saw this at my LWS

    I want one!
  53. Thread: California

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    Re: California

    Do come... and take your time and enjoy. Things are much more spread out here in on the west coast but the change of scenery almost definitely will be welcome to you. Welcome north to Washington...
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    Re: RFI from Cree LED bulbs?

    I love LEDs and have been converting all over the place... especially now that they are dimmable but something just doesn't sit right with me on having to make them look like incandescent bulbs. ...
  55. Maybe old hat for you serious welders but saw this at my LWS

    473393473394473395

    Haven't seen one of these before... found it interesting to examine while I had a few pieces of metal I bought cut at my LWS.
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    Re: RFI from Cree LED bulbs?

    Sorry James... I'm too lazy to go back and find out exactly the brand/type of the bulbs you bought?
  57. Thread: California

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    Re: California

    Yes sir! Ocean scenic drives, beautiful Cascade and Olympic Mountain ranges, rain forests, and pristine country. No... don't come and get an idea about moving here. We are full. :D
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Dang, I know what you mean... I have a socket set (not HF) that goes bananas everytime I unsnap the box!!! Yes... :smiley_aafz:
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    Re: Top soil screen ideas?

    Thanks Handloader... I've got some thinking to do after watching a few youtube vids. I wasn't thinking of making it so 'fancy' but I can see a vibratory motor set up would be very sweet.

    Bruce, I...
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Start that saw up and you have a serious weapon for the woods! :D
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    Top soil screen ideas?

    One man's trash is another's treasure. I scavenged a roll of chain link fencing from the recycle station and thinking I could use a piece of it to make a screen. I have a bunch of nice decomposing...
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    Re: 1st Tractor Purchase

    I agree with that... I just like supporting my community. It goes way beyond buying a tractor or whatever for the cheapest you can get. For those that curse the Chinese and the US companies doing...
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    Re: 1st Tractor Purchase

    I say you first go with what is comfortable for you to operate. I like to support a local dealer. Seems like you can always find a slight better deal going somewhere further than convenient but I...
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    It's almost always safer to be on top of pallets...

    It's almost always safer to be on top of pallets than the other way around.
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    So that is what they told you... The old Inverted...

    So that is what they told you... The old Inverted V's.
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    DT! That's what I'm talking about! Low light...

    DT! That's what I'm talking about! Low light photography. Not easy.
  67. Ha ha. You astutely have caught on to my dilemma.

    Ha ha. You astutely have caught on to my dilemma.
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    Re: Night shots!?!

    Hi Ron... you got me thinking (and sweating a bit too) trying to be legal so I went and reread my permit. Says you can't start a fire before sunrise and you can't 'add material after sunset'. I...
  69. Re: My first of many Retaining Walls to tame my slope - DIY

    Okay it's been a couple years and I figured an update would be appropriate. I decided to add one more course to the upper wall because the slope above was a little too 'puckery' for sidehill mowing....
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    Allen block. About 80lb each and structural. Not...

    Allen block. About 80lb each and structural. Not cheap. About $9 per. Great product though. I cheated and went a bit over 4ft high without geotechnical fabric or something tying it into the hillside...
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    Adding a course to my retaining wall to level out...

    Adding a course to my retaining wall to level out the grass above the garden. Too scary mowing on the side slope next to a small cliff. Oh and did I mention I am getting too old to build retaining...
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    If you do... Then I recommend you start with the...

    If you do... Then I recommend you start with the 50 hour and learn... no disrespect and your time is money too, but it is the best way to learn about your tractor. I knew nothing much about mine...
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    Im guessing your 121 kit was a little more...

    Im guessing your 121 kit was a little more complicated (more pieces)... But great advice regardless.
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    Man! You are up early or... I'm out on my deck...

    Man! You are up early or... I'm out on my deck watching over the fire 200ft away sipping something that definitely won't put the fire out! No skeeters either. Better half kept saying (until she fell...
  75. Com' Axle... I say two thumbs up for teaching a...

    Com' Axle... I say two thumbs up for teaching a young one how to do stuff, like maintain tools, and appreciate what a dollar is worth!
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    Night shots!?!

    Burning the last many burns of stumps, limbs, scrub trees, etc. finally got a good burn going and as always, don't have the heart to dowse so I'm on fire watch. Time to kill... I know... TBN... Hey...
  77. Thread: California

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    You still might want to move back here to the...

    You still might want to move back here to the great PNW. I hear you on the property taxes though. Gorgeous this week!!! I'm burning the rest of my clearing done two years ago. Free burn permit...
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    Pork belly done right is one of my favorite...

    Pork belly done right is one of my favorite appetizers!
  79. Just wicked.

    Just wicked.
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    Absolutely. Check out JohnThomas excellent thread...

    Absolutely. Check out JohnThomas excellent thread he started on BX fluids and filters change. Easy once you get into it and do a little reading up on it. You will save hundreds of $$$.
  81. Thread: California

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    Re: California

    That question is a bit random... unless I am missing something. That said, in the 80s that was where I said I wouldn't mind living... I was delivering TVs and VCRs to 'rich' people moving out to...
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    Insurance Re: Kubota Buyer Protection Plan

    I agree... I think the depreciation of $2K is very fair. I would though check to see if the coverage still the same? When I researched the KTAC vs. my homeowners when I bought new, I thought the...
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    Re: My father's day gift.

    Better half is always right... just bow your head and walk out like you are especially hurt... directly to your shop. :D
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    ever since they started showing up on Hannity... ?
  85. Re: Zero Turn Mowers - Too Many Choices, Need Help!

    Yes, compromise but buying a commercial mower for personal instead of their intended business use is the question. Low hours on a commercial mower could be a steal. Need to look at your projected...
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    Re: New Business doing great!

    Way to go, Pappa! Love the truck restore. Happy to hear you are doing well so far. Slow and steady, mate!
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    Re: Red light, preditor hunt

    Harking on my old photography days, I would try some red cellophane film. Buy or scavenge enough for a couple layers or more. Rubber band it over the lens. Double it and try it if you need to...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I know it wouldn't fly (especially around here), but that is how I would argue with the wifey that we need a swimming pool! :D
  89. Re: Zero Turn Mowers - Too Many Choices, Need Help!

    No personal experience with #3 but looking at weight (quality?) and size of gas tank along with a Kawasaki engine, I would vote for it as well.
  90. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Nice work, prevent! Wrong no... close, maybe?
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I hear ya! A/C I do have... and it is considered a luxury here but we don't lose power in the summer. No power means no water and that is an issue that I should resolve. More than a day and it is...
  92. Re: Bad Day at Block Rock - errrr - Make it Bad Year.

    True enough... they definitely like my better half better... she is much sweeter than me.
  93. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    :thumbsup::thumbsup: Yeah that comment sort of pissed me off.
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    Re: Bxpanded Quick On Pallet/Brash Forks

    Do you happen to have any action pics? Curious how much you are able to load them up. I am contemplating a quick attach and forks vs. the BXpanded forks. Big difference is cost but also load...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Jeez... I have to laugh... 'comfortable'. I survive with my 3000w Honda when power goes out. I can power the big screen, sound system, a few lights and fridge and freezer. Can't run the well pump...
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    Re: Your best Truck & Your Wost

    That was a fun view and read!
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    Traction Re: How steep a Hill?

    Yep happens to me on downhill every once in awhile if I'm not paying attention. Buckle up tight and plant you left foot firmly on the floorboard to keep your body from sliding/leaning forward.
  98. Re: Zero Turn Mowers - Too Many Choices, Need Help!

    +1 on the Kawasaki engines. I have owned two riders going back 25 years and not a single issue with either. I'm convinced they are one of the best.
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Boy I hope so with all that work! I have always enjoyed seeing those very big old stumps when hiking in the forest. Especially with the foot board notches still visible. Monuments to days long ago.
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    Re: Your best Truck & Your Wost

    And I am past my mid life crisis... to recreate that. That was one car I should have held on to. Oops... this is a truck thread. :ashamed:
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