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Re: What did you do today

Postby lfhoward » Wed May 20, 2020 9:18 pm

Today I built a raised bed garden box. More details in the “Things you have made” thread.
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=66126&p=1263341#p1263341

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My off-road camper build on an M116A3 military chassis:
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=62581
Tow vehicle: 2008 Jeep Liberty with a 4 inch lift.
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Re: What did you do today

Postby mrcreepy » Sat May 23, 2020 9:38 pm

The wife and I got up at 05:00 and made a 4.5 hour trip to look at 2015 Riverside RV WhiteWater Retro Jr. 509. The deal was to good to pass on, so we paid the man and drove 4.5 hours home. My wife's the Manager for a Truck & RV Wash so that was our first stop. Did a little more detail cleaning at the house. Previous owner messed up some of the lower rear sheet metal, but everything else looks good. I'll need to address the trim to avoid water getting in, but I think I can patch it up.

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We'll be getting things ready for a shakedown run soon, even if it's just out to may parents place on a nearby lake.
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Re: What did you do today

Postby pchast » Sun May 24, 2020 9:31 pm

Nice. good luck with it. :thumbsup:
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Re: What did you do today

Postby mrcreepy » Mon May 25, 2020 9:44 am

pchast wrote:Nice. good luck with it. :thumbsup:


Thanks pchast!
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Re: What did you do today

Postby BigDave_185 » Mon May 25, 2020 11:16 pm

I mowed my big green lawn
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Re: What did you do today

Postby noseoil » Wed May 27, 2020 6:43 am

A little progress on the fence now. Trips out of town for supplies, mail order stuff arriving without the nuts & bolts. It's just the usual pace working in a small town, without the things available locally, makes it more interesting.

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Re: What did you do today

Postby tony.latham » Wed May 27, 2020 9:16 am

...without the things available locally, makes it more interesting.


Tim:

It's to the point now that I would have to drive an hour and a half and climb over Lost Trail Pass's 7,000' to buy whitey-tighties. :shock:

Lewis and Clark got lost up there. That could be me. :frightened:

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Re: What did you do today

Postby Tom&Shelly » Wed May 27, 2020 4:29 pm

tony.latham wrote:
...without the things available locally, makes it more interesting.


Tim:

It's to the point now that I would have to drive an hour and a half and climb over Lost Trail Pass's 7,000' to buy whitey-tighties. :shock:

Lewis and Clark got lost up there. That could be me. :frightened:

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If you got lost on the way home, at least you would be wearing clean underwear!

Wish we had a high pass between us and civilization! Went to Tractor Supply in Edgewood last week to get some parts for a chipper. Shelly and I tried to social distance (she has underlying medical conditions), but it was difficult. I politely asked an 80 something man to wait while we got out of his way, but he mumbled something about "we need to take a chill pill" (with possibly COVID laced sputum coming out of his mouth) while walking up closer to us. I've never hit an 80+ year old man, but that time I was tempted! I'm not the strongest guy, but I figure I could take him! But a Sheriff's deputy, who happens to be a friend of Shelly's, told us later that would have been battery. And I was thinking it would only be assault! Oh well! (Seriously, I haven't been in a physical fight since Junior High, and I like to think I wouldn't start one, but that guy... :x )

As much as practical, we're trying to pretend there is a high pass between us and "civilization" and more or less live like a couple would in the 19th century. Amazon is the new Sears Catalog!

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Re: What did you do today

Postby twisted lines » Wed May 27, 2020 6:51 pm

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Postby noseoil » Thu May 28, 2020 6:30 am

This sums it up for me...

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Re: What did you do today

Postby gudmund » Thu May 28, 2020 1:29 pm

after being unable to get on line for the last 2-3 months due to the computer dying (along with still using snail-line phone hook-up the last 20+ years = yes. I am cheap) Have now had to finally move into this century with cable :thinking:, Now the 'new' hassle is learning this Windows10 stuff :? and how it works :NC :roll: :thinking: :frightened: probably about the time I get this figured out, they will have their next system replacing it........................ :thinking:
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Re: What did you do today

Postby noseoil » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:35 am

Had to make 2 new gate latches, the offset for the posts was wrong. Gates need 2" in the opening from the gate edge to the adjacent post to mount a "store bought" gate latch. With the 4' distance between posts, I had only 1.5" left over after hanging the gate. Made these out of a hinge loop, 5/8" bolt & 1/8" steel plate. PITA, but they work well enough.

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Also, worked on a frame for a composting drum for the garden. I had a couple of old pallets the milling machine came attached to, so they were taken apart & reworked into a frame for the 55 gallon drum. Had some left-over casters & set the drum to rotate on them. I need to cut the access hatch for the door, but the frame will sit in an opening we have already near the house & a wheel barrow will fit under the drum once compost is made. Should work OK for simple stuff from the kitchen (coffee grounds, vegetable trimmings, weeds, etc.).

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