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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    You're the best Mr. Gordon!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    ^^^ That stump is HUGE compared to the tractor. How long did it take to pull it down/out of the ground? And how do you move it to the slash pile?
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    Big Barn’s Retirement Farm Shop

    This post is my small contribution to the Big Barn thread. File it under: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! Picked up a $20 treasure at an Amish auction, but don't think it was Amish has hard rubber wheels [emoji848] Wish I had a before pic. It was a mix of ugly...
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    Groan part quatre

    The paddle with the ball attached to a rubber string. We had it for a day - till the string broke. Then Mom had it for an eternity - in arms reach on top of the fridge... ..."Don't make me get the paddle!" ...
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    diy rock slinger

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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Quick story: Mentioned to my BIL, who has an auction addiction, that I was looking for a 100' cable to add to my chains to extend pulling logs out of the woods, (old school style, tractor without a logging winch). He won on a lot of (2) 100' cables from a local on-line auction last week and we...
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    Small Apiary Barn Build

    Very nice. Colors and detail are well thought out! Curious how many guys on the crew? And did they work 10 days straight through?
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    Groan part quatre

    Lucky - you actually had electricity...
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    Landscape Rake Experiences

    Lots of good answers already provided. See if increasing the length of your top link will make your rake more aggressive. The tines should then pop up sticks and chunks rather than ride over the piles. Suggest putting an angle on the rake to put the debris into wind rows as you rake. I find...
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    Stump grinder

    I've not tried to sharpen them. Not sure I have anything that would work on carbide...and I found many of my worst teeth had lost portions of the carbide, so not really worth it.
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    What are you OCD about?

    There aren't any that come to mind for me...although does adjusting picture frames to --- NOT --- be level make me a bad person? It generates an OCD urge in a lot of people... my wife! [emoji41]
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    Had some success at a fencing contractors yard sale

    Nice score. I like to hear about people finding good deals like that...
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    Pillow Shopping

    I traveled for work before I retired. The best pillow I've ever used was during a one night stay at a Marriott. It was one of a kind. Truly memorable - best sleep ever. Should have bought it...stole it...traded a kidney for it. It was perfect. Not found another one like it since - and I'm...
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    Stump grinder

    Keep a close watch on the carbide tips. I found the outside edge and 1st and 2nd row teeth take most of the wear. The ones closest to the center of the wheel looked brand new, since they seldom hit stumps...or the dirt. After about 150 stumps...some more than 4 feet in diameter, I installed...
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    First paying job with the tractor...and maybe my last! Lady had a septic put in, turns out the fill was more rock than dirt... "Sure, I can get the rock out and get it smoothed so you can plant and then use the riding mower. Three, maybe 4 hours at $50 per hour." It was a rock festival...every...