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    Yes, i move (and haul heavy loads in the dump...

    Yes, i move (and haul heavy loads in the dump trailer) with a ball on a drawbar, but that requires removing any attachment which sometimes I donít want to do. (trivial to hitch up since I can see...
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    Every property on our dead-end rural road had a...

    Every property on our dead-end rural road had a paved driveway except for ours, the only farm. Weíll see if they increase the taxes. They did once and I contested it and they revised the...
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    Yikes, it must be a relatively small trailer or...

    Yikes, it must be a relatively small trailer or maybe you're the incredible hulk's brother! I have two small trailers I could move by hand but no way for the rest. The dual axle dump trailer is...
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    That seems like a good idea. I'd have to make...

    That seems like a good idea. I'd have to make them pretty long to go from the hitch to where I could see them above the tailgate, about 45" for my diesel truck.

    However I can see a potential...
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    I almost went with concrete when we started to do...

    I almost went with concrete when we started to do this a few years ago. One problem I found is any concrete contractor I found planned to be very skimpy on the ground prep and amount/placement of...
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    Nice. I wish I could do that. But I usually park...

    Nice. I wish I could do that. But I usually park the trailer in tight spots, on hills, rough ground, across shallow ditches etc. If I canít hit the center of block on the first try the block/chock...
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    Paving the driveway

    After waiting a month for a dry spell we finally got the driveway paved yesterday. Sure creates a different look at the farm. I left some unpaved for now where I need to move heavy trucks and...
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    25+ years ago my Craftsman RAS got difficult to...

    25+ years ago my Craftsman RAS got difficult to raise and lower. I had to take it apart, clean, and lubricate before it was like new again. But I agree with Walter, knowing if it is jammed or...
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    For boxes and other small items I highly...

    For boxes and other small items I highly recommend cutting some of the log sections up into smaller blanks, seal at least the end grain, and put them up to dry. This is easier with a good bandsaw...
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    Do you know how you might use them yet? That...

    Do you know how you might use them yet? That might suggest the best way to manage the pieces. If it will be a while, another coat or two of sealer on the end grain can't hurt. Any time you might...
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    John. Probably sufficient. You can also use...

    John. Probably sufficient. You can also use several coats of oil-based paint (moisture can pass through latex more easily). Put in garbage bags always works for a few days or just spray with water...
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    Bruce, have you tried a different radar source? ...

    Bruce, have you tried a different radar source?

    Weather radar here in e.tn usually seems accurate. Watching approaching rain, storms, and clearing almost seems like magic. Perhaps we are in a...
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    Your place now seems more peaceful! :) Yes,...

    Your place now seems more peaceful! :)

    Yes, Noble Metals. Iíve found some great metal for machining, a box of stainless steel and totanium medical instruments (hemostats, tiny scissors, tools...
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    Another possible option for fasteners if...

    Another possible option for fasteners if available in your area: about 10 miles from me is a metals recycling place. I get lots of chunks, sheet, and rods there. You never know what they are...
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    [QUOTE=Jim Koepke;3207662]There are only seven states that do not have a personal income tax: Wyoming, Washington, Texas, South Dakota, Nevada, Florida and Alaska.
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    Tennessee has no state...
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    I used Hughes satellite when we moved here in...

    I used Hughes satellite when we moved here in '04. Slower than slow, but I had no choice, working from home, no DSL available, nothing, what is fiber? Comcast said I was too far from the road to...
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    Yikes, call me spoiled rotten. I had 100 Mbs...

    Yikes, call me spoiled rotten. I had 100 Mbs download for years with Comcast cable and then upgraded to gigabit service. Now I usually see about 950 Mbs download in the shop (over the long...
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    The cats apparently like relaxing in them so much...

    The cats apparently like relaxing in them so much I expect some entrepreneur to sell dummy heated starlink dishes to cat lovers.
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    I thought I read that elm was like that. I found...

    I thought I read that elm was like that. I found neither y. polpar nor elm objectionable. Maybe with all the animals here Iím desensitized.
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    I read of one unexpected problem - when mounted...

    I read of one unexpected problem - when mounted low to the ground cats liked to get comfy on the heated dishes in cold weather. Could that affect the performance? 😁
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    Rob, I assume you mean Yellow Poplar/Tulip...

    Rob,

    I assume you mean Yellow Poplar/Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) instead of "True" Poplar (Poplus spp). You might want to make that clear to avoid confusion.

    Good info here:...
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    You can come visit. Our house is a timber frame...

    You can come visit. Our house is a timber frame and has no attic. Might want to stay out of the dusty barn and shop though. :)

    JKJ
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    Speaking of large lathes and large diameter... For those who haven't seen it, this video shows the late Lissi Oland turning a very large bowl. She makes good use of chainsaws. In fact, at about...
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    That might be helpful. But I donít know exactly...

    That might be helpful. But I donít know exactly what technology they use now and if it could be reasonably adapted to two reflective zones. Road signs use retroreflectors that bounce incoming light...
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    I have no experience with this and nothing to add...

    I have no experience with this and nothing to add except: some species of wood split far easier than others. Also, some larger diameter and length chunks, especially pieces with big knots, crotch,...
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