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    wood fired pool heater/treating rust

    HI folks just bought a second hand wood fired pool heater a wws-80 (warm water solutions). The previous owner said that there was a melt when he did not keep the water circulating though the pipes (1 1/2' pvc) and water went everywhere. To move the beast (its very well made) I had to remove...
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    anyone use BSL hardwood flooring?

    Hi we are getting ready to get the last of the carpet out of our house. We looked around at different places and found BSL Floors They have a really nice character grade maple (knots, we know we have knotty pine in most of the house) in natural for a pretty good price 4 1/4 was 5.19 a sq ft...
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    sawmill engine

    I have an older hudson sawmill, it has an older briggs and stratton engine model 185432 type 0235a1 Currently it will not turn over. I am going to replace the fuel lines this weekend, as they are looking old. I have a new spark plug for it too. I have found a few places selling parts for...
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    Flooring question

    Hi folks, Looking at an engineered snap and click floating floor for our modified A-frame. This would be in the second floor. We found a color that works for the room along with the fact that it needs to come out into the hallway were we have a knotty pine great room. Its at LL (Lumber...
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    tile questions

    Hi all I have done tile before, but its been a few years and products change. We did a pretty big remodel, moved the kitchen to our large mudroom and the mud room to our small kitchen. I am planning on doing a brick look tile herring bone pattern ceramic tile. I have 2x10 joists on 16'' spacing...
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    3pt hitch and cat 1 questions

    Hi all I have had a few lawn tractors but my 318 can run a few things I have not had any experience with. Reugg manufacturing(Ruegg MFG - Agricultural Hitch Kits for Various Tractors) makes two things I am looking at. Once is a 3pt hitch the other is a cat 1 draw bar that will hold 6 suite case...
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    Anyone use Barn Geeks?

    Hi all, I am in the planning stages for a large barn. I have an area almost ready to go which is mostly level close to power and I have just bought a sawmill. I was looking at timberframing, but its something that while I would love to learn I know I just do not have the time to learn atm. So...
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    Tv Interview!

    I was interviewed by a local TV station back in July. As Mike Stevens (the person doing the interview) said "He is looking for interesting people doing interesting things". I guess that makes me "interesting" :). I was awarded a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Grant in Folk Art. I was the...
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    Lawn Tractor questions

    Hi all I have a deere 318, with snow blower. My previous before the 318 tractor was an LT160 ran for ten years. Great little tractor sold it to a guy who was going to rebuilt it. Love the tractor (318) but i have not been able to cut my grass this year due to the mule drive shreadding...
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    Good News---Awarded a Grant

    Hi all thought I would share some great news I received. I put in for a PA Council of the Arts grant to study Turning on a Spring Pole Lathe (a traditional non-electric tool). There is a bit of a revival with this tool, and I have been turning using it for the last year. This summer I will be...
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    gate question

    Hi all, I have a 3 rail fence with field fencing backing it up to keep my dog in her area. The JD 318 I bought is larger then the gates I built for my Lt160. I also have one gate that needs to be repaired....so I plan on taking out that gate and one section of fence this will give me 12' from...
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    Woohoo my 318 is running again

    I bought a 318 with 649 hrs on it two owner garage kept two months ago. Got it home cut the grass twice then could not get it started. I then did the following. 1. took it almost all apart (except for the motor) 2. replaced fuel lines (20' needed) 3. replaced all the clamps 4. checked and made...
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    Bagger and JD 318 50'' on a 48'' deck

    There is an mc519 the tow behind bagger cart that I am looking at. I have a JD 318 with a 48'' deck, the guy said this one is off a 50'' mower deck. Are there adapters for it? or can I get away with the 50'' on a 48'' deck. has all the hook up parts and pulleys. thanks!!
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    Price Check on a 318

    Hi All Sorry I do not have a ton of info on this, but my little lt160 bit the dust last year. I have been looking at different new tractors and hate the reviews, and do not have a lot of $$ to spend on a non-throw-away lawn tractor....so I asked a buddy of mine to keep his eyes open for me. He...
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    Bad Sunday

    Oh Boy where do I begin. Lt160 deere. (16hp kohler) I was cutting the grass and noticed the engine shifted (yes moved). What happened was two of the engine bolts worked free. This caused 1. the muffler pipe to break off then 2. the drive belt began wearing of the drive belt you could smell...
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    Anyone see these new teardrop's

    Sorry cut and pasted a bit, but these look awesome! I think my favorite is the roof top tent. Moby1 Expedition Trailers LLC They look amazing, With 4-5″ of travel on independent trailing A-arm and coil suspension with adjustable shocks Options include; Roof Top Tent with capacity of up to 4...
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    My daughter and I were interviewed

    Two peas in a pod — and a tree house! - Times Leader My daughter and I were interviewed by a local paper. I did some volunteering work at our local library, and the head librarian knew a reporter looking for someone to do a story on for their fathers day edition. We were asked. We really do...
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    Wish me luck!!

    For the last year I have worked on carving spoons. I sold a lot on Etsy (see my signature) last December and used the money to buy a website and trademark my name. The plan for this business is to sell at craft fairs, and local fairs and to split the money that is made. ス will go to my...
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    found some .45 ACP Pistol Brass

    I just got an email from grizzly about .45 pistol brass if you are looking for some. BL1274 RWS .45 ACP Pistol Brass - Small Primer Pocket - 500ct Bag We have just received a shipment of over half a million RWS .45 ACP brass for resale to our customers! This brass has a RWS headstamp and has...
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    Need some advice (entry door)

    Hi all. I have an in-swing entry door. I had an issue installing it due to the tile being higher then the threshold. I am still having that issue. I hired a person to come in and fix the issue. What he installed was an automatic door sweep. Well it scraps on the tile and the first night...
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    Tenon Cutter for Log Furniture on the Cheap

    I wish I could take credit for this but I cant. Bodger's Ask & Answer • View topic - My home made stick rounder was where I found it. I was looking all over for something to make tenon, fast and cheap. I even tried making some tools that Roy from the woodsmith had posted on the pbs shop site...
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    Planning for a tree house but I have some questions

    I want to run past you my plan for my kiddo痴 tree house. She is four this year and wanted one last year but I just didn稚 have the cash saved up for the lumber and supplies. This year I am ready though. Platform will be 8遅8 and built out of 6x6痴. I plan on sinking 6x6 posts into the ground...
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    Ram 1500 to Gain Diesel Engine

    Ram 1500 to Gain Diesel Engine | AutoGuide.com News Looks like tommorrow they announce. The engine will be the very same one just launched in the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which in that platform makes 420 lb-ft of torque, is set to achieve 30 mpg on the highway and can tow up to 7400 lbs Seemed...
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    random orbital sander help

    I need a new random-orbit sander my portar cable 332 finally died. I tried a ryobi from home depot but the unit would stall when turned sideways and would stall when putting pressure when sanding. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a random-orbit sander that doesnt stall when...
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    Adobe giving away Free Software

    Adobe - CS2 Downloads This could end at any time. Last time they did it they pulled the plug without notice. These are older versions of their software but the price is right. There is Photoshop CS2, Premiere CS2, Illustrator CS2 and several others available. Be sure to get the serial number...
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    Birch or cherry bark containers

    I wanted to make something like this, Elmbark quiver in Pottery, Basketry & Fiber-arts Forum or N舸er | RAMON PERSSON But I could not find a way to do it so....I started out by using the template from this website Sl?den i skogen -. I then tried developing a few patterns based on this design...
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    Tin Can Storage Boxes Cheap

    I wanted to clean up the mess of cans we have in our basement and rotate the supplies. I looked online and saw a few boxes but they were 10-15 dollars a piece and made out of cardboard. I messed around with the boxes and finally found a design that workes. I would imagine if you had plywood...
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    I have a water weep

    Hi all, I have a water weep on our property (a place where the water pushes up through the ground) not really a spring but it is wet all year long. Its almost at the bottom of our property so it has to be coming from all the run off down our hill. I was wondering about making it into a spring...
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    Generator question wood fired

    I am thinking of how much firewood I have on hand, and How much I should be cutting from my woodlot every year. I am wondering if anyone has made a wood fired electric generator? It would save my propane for cooking/heating. I would like to be able to have the unit outside. Just wondering if...
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    spoon carving pics and hints

    I like to keep busy, not in a manic way, but just active. I find woodcarving keeps me busy and relaxed at the same time. Helps having a blade whisking around. (FIY all the spoons are carved green, from tree to blank to most of the time carved in a day or at most a week.) We had one snowstorm...
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    bread bowl (wooden)

    I was working on a bread bowl or trencher for a while now. But I was not having success in a few areas. I was struggling with having the form follow its function. I was just not understanding how it was all supposed to go together. So I went and did an image search and found a lot of bowls...
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    jack leg fence

    I started building a jackleg fence due to a couple of reasons. 1. we want to control where the deer will run, especially during archery season 2. we want to control if anyone is trying to drive deer this happens during rifle season 3. discourage people who say "oh I didnt know I was on your...
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    Archery Target Stand build

    My daughter (3) (she has just a little recurve from gander mountain, but it helps her get the right form), and I have been shooting our bows a lot this summer. One of the problems we run into is that our deer target falls over, or when moved I cant get it to stick into the ground due to the...
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    Fieldstone Garden Shed

    For a while I have been hinting around about this project well its time to share. This shed started as one of those projects where I though 鼎an I do it and then I thought I might as well try? I wanted it to look like an old fieldstone shed/spring house near my friend痴 house. This became one...
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    Mantle

    I started this project in August of 2011. I dropped a hemlock tree that was the right size that I needed. I then used a Granberg mini mill to square it up using my husky saw (353). (here is an example from another mantle I am making for a friend of mine his mantle will be 99鋳 long and as big...
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    Dutch doors for our barn

    This year I had to replace my barn doors. They were rotten from years of snow and ice sitting at the bottom of the door. The doors were also heavy! They were rough cut(rc) hemlock and then on the back of the door セ plywood. My plan was to make Dutch doors. Not because we have horses but...
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    Raising metal hollowing stump

    Well I hauled the log in with my little tractor. I though I would post how I built a hollowing stump and what I made from it. Its a useful tool. I made a hollowing stump. I can use this to raise metal (basically tin can lids to make a poppy shape) disks into a bowl shape. I took the end of a...
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    PVC Bow shoot

    Hi all I am throwing around an idea to invite some friends over to have a PVC bow shoot. My daughter (3) wanted one so I made one for her and my wife, and now i have one too. They are real easy to do (Bows of Many Colors). or Kids' bows on the cheap--Part I Amazon.com: The Impossible Bow...
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    bee swarms

    Whew what a rush!!! I had three swarm traps/hives ready for today. I run my hives using the warre system. I was out spraying my crep planting (conservation tree and shrub planting area to naturalize and control run off(its about 2 acres) when I though I heard that sound, you know the sound...
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    5 dangerous things you should let your kids do

    Gever Tulley 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do | Video on TED.com great video Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School, spells out 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do -- and why a little danger is good for both kids and grownups. Video is about 5, but he is writing...
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    standing seam roof questions

    Hi all after finding some issues with stone coated metal shingles(http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/rural-living/238303-stone-coated-metal-shingles.html) we decided to go with a standing seam roof. The previous link shows pictures of our roof. 1. its a 10/12 pitch (a-frame) 2. we have 3...
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    stone coated metal shingles

    I am going today to get an estimate from a second company to replace our roof. 1. its a 10/12 pitch (a-frame) 2. we have 3 skylights but are going to get them removed 3. full tear off 4. synthetic underlay with ice and water dam of 3' from edge 5. new ridgevent 6. 20 square Our previous estimate...
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    Need some atv advice

    I am looking at an atv, I would like one for plowing the driveway, and running up to the top of our property where we have some tree stands. I will not be using it all the time, and I just cant justify dropping a whole lot of cash on something that will be only used on my property. As I was...
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    forest farming

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/projects/225243-shiitake-growing-logs.html the shitake thread has helped me realize that there is a lot of property that I can use to farm, even if it is covered by forest. The main forest farming things that I have been reading up on are 1. gensing 2...
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    Solar Air Heater Build

    Solar heaters. I have to thank garygary for all his help. He really walked me though some areas where I was stuck. Parts list 2- 4x8 sheets of plywood 4-2x6x12 pt lumber 2-2x4x12 pine 2-4x8 sheets of Twin Wall Polycarbonate Sheets Twin Wall, 8mm Clear - GEMPLER'S 4-12 sealing strips for the...
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    grainger promo codes???

    Hi all I am building a .....water distillation device, and have a bunch of copper fittings ready to order from grainger, does anyone have any promo codes for free shipping or anything else? thanks
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    zone 5 suggestions

    Hi all I am looking for a few suggestions on food plots for various parts of my property. The top of our property is a pole line, there is a lot of golden rod up there. I am going to be cutting down some of the sappllings and making a snake fence. I would like to put some type of food/bedding...
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    Pink Tools?

    I have a 3 year old little darling, who is all girl. Pink and purple are her favorite colors. I am also working on making her a country girl who is able to "do". Then again "I do" I think were her second and third words (she made me wait for daddy):) We were driving past a pole barn that was...
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    shed framing

    I am almost done with the stone on my field stone shed (one-two bags of mortar and I am done. but I have been able to get the sil-plate down and the corners done, so its just fill in work now. My shed is 110'' by 110'' to the outside of the stone wall. please let me know if I am doing...
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    building with pallets

    Hi all, a friend of mine is helping an elderly neighbor clean his yard. Seems he has about 100 pallets to which I may be getting 20-30. I figure I can build something for the kiddo out of the pallets. I was thinking about??? 1. best way to attach the pallets together screws, nails, bolts? 2...
 
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