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PostPosted: April 22, 2016, 9:11 pm 
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Brings memories of a scene from 'Fargo'. Gotta love the Coens.
Is that your partner there in the chipper?
In my noob days in the logging trade, I got a job in a plywood mill doing night shift cleanup (pretty much the bottom of the industry employment path), which called for (among other things) running dumpster-size boxes of wood scrap via fork lift to A) the teepee burner/steam generator if they had glue or whatever on them or B) the chipper trucks that fed the paper mills if it was clean wood scraps. In the case of chipper trucks it involved turning the boxes sideways, putting on a safety harness, and using a big hook to pull the scrap into the maw of a serious chipper built into the floor, which would blow the resulting chips into the next trailer in line. Anyway, one of my predecessors, who thought safety harnesses slowed down the process, was buried in an 8 x 10 x 28 foot grave. He should have gone for cremation; at least they could have got some power out of him.

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PostPosted: April 22, 2016, 9:32 pm 
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Cool, I might have to copy that. Do the strawberry plants go in pots that drop in between the slats, or is there going to be more stuff added?
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The entire inside gets filled up with garden soil and the strawberry plants, herbs or what ever you wish get planted between the slats.

Not intended to last all that long, but she did give it a good coating of deck stain.

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Kept the wife happy and made a strawberry pyramid, thing.

Compound angles!!

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I didn't make a pyramid thing, but I have kept the wife happy.
Married 49 years ago today in WA state. :shock:

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Congrats Raceral!

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Congrats to you Raceral and Mrs Racer on 49 years. :cheers:
We're coming up this Fall on #43 ourselves.


Thanks chuck, #43, I guess having reached this point we must be keepers. :cheers:

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Thanks Stu, congrats are appreciated.

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Cool, I might have to copy that. Do the strawberry plants go in pots that drop in between the slats, or is there going to be more stuff added?
Kristian


The entire inside gets filled up with garden soil and the strawberry plants, herbs or what ever you wish get planted between the slats.

Not intended to last all that long, but she did give it a good coating of deck stain.


Build it from cedar and it should outlive all of us

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Cool, I might have to copy that. Do the strawberry plants go in pots that drop in between the slats, or is there going to be more stuff added?
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The entire inside gets filled up with garden soil and the strawberry plants, herbs or what ever you wish get planted between the slats.

Not intended to last all that long, but she did give it a good coating of deck stain.
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Build it from cedar and it should outlive all of us


turbo_bird,, Way ahead of you. :wink: But the sun seem harder on cedar then dirt and water... If it gives her 5 years of planting I'll be happy.

I have gotten some requests for plans on how i build this one. I will whip something up and drop them in "off topic" sometime this weekend.

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I didn't make a pyramid thing, but I have kept the wife happy.
Married 49 years ago today
The woman must be a saint, a SAINT I tell ya!!! :rofl:
Congrats to you both Al. Hope the next 49 are just as happy!
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[quote="JackMcCornack"In my noob days in the logging trade, I got a job in a plywood mill doing night shift cleanup (pretty much the bottom of the industry employment path), which called for (among other things) running dumpster-size boxes of wood scrap via fork lift to A) the teepee burner/steam generator if they had glue or whatever on them or B) the chipper trucks that fed the paper mills if it was clean wood scraps. In the case of chipper trucks it involved turning the boxes sideways, putting on a safety harness, and using a big hook to pull the scrap into the maw of a serious chipper built into the floor, which would blow the resulting chips into the next trailer in line. Anyway, one of my predecessors, who thought safety harnesses slowed down the process, was buried in an 8 x 10 x 28 foot grave. He should have gone for cremation; at least they could have got some power out of him.[/quote]Ewww.... :ack: Great story, Jack. And a safety lesson for us all. But, still... :puke:

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PostPosted: April 24, 2016, 7:34 am 
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Yesterday, I installed a transgo improvement kit on the 323, cleaned the valve body, fond a sticking valve, made pump, servo, and accumulator improvements, and have all new solenoids to install only to find the gaskets were mislabeled. Bag says Aisin 6 speed 2006 and up but sticker says 90-96. Oops :BH:

I'm sure they will send me the right stuff.

Also started building a mount to fit the 2.8l v6 dogbone on the fiero 4.3l v6.


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OK, not today but a couple of days ago.
Scuba diving in the cenotes in Mexico.
http://www.cenotedosojos.com/photos.htm
the water is more clear than a swimming pool...like diving in air.

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I've always wanted to dive the cenotes. Still in the bucket list.

I spent the last couple of days teaching my grandkids to autocross.

Of course that involved teaching one of them to actually be able to start off consistently from a stop.

The older of the 2 was going to get to drive today, but his Dad had to go do Daddly stuff elsewhere so I made him my navigator and wouldn't do a thing till he told me to do it. That made for a couple of interesting runs, a missed gate and wrecking mayhem on a cone, but I think (hope) he learned 1) to look far ahead, and 2) understand the process so that once he gets behind the wheel at the next one he can just worry about driving and understand how to actually do the autocross part.

The middle grandson rode shotgun with my son in his new BMW. V10, twin turbo and 5 seconds behind me. He just knew he was going to finally cream me.


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Here's video of most of my runs - except for the 2 fastest, wouldn't ya know.

There were 2 sweepers that just kicked my butt. Had I gotten them down I'd have knocked a second a sweeper off my time. I know I entered them too fast, but even in the first 2 runs where I was going much slower, I still didn't do them right.

My grandson was in the car calling the run and I wouldn't react till he told me to which put a lot of my turns a little late. You hear me saying in the first run "You've got to tell me or I won't do it."

This was my son's new camera. I liked the GPS drawn course and other inputs at the bottom. I haven't had time to study them yet, but it seems that throttle position isn't accurate. It's not quite following throttle inputs nor is it quite following revs. I'm not sure why it's lagging that way.

I never really got to run for time so I don't know how much faster I would have gone if I hadn't had a passenger and could just do it my way but we ended up in the top 10% of our class and top 20% of the whole group. There were some fast cars there. A little Miata was 9 seconds faster than us.

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Re-purposed a glass pack muffler (3 1/2" shell) into a shovel that digs circular holes. Will have to plant 80 bare root phlox plants. Very low cost, $6.99 for some 1" EMT to make something that I could not buy. Didn't even destroy a bandsaw blade!

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Alright, Bill, you know what comes next. "Pics, or it didn't happen!" :roll:

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