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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3540 on: May 02, 2017, 07:21:54 am »
I am sorry for all your pain my friend.


Really sorry.. life can be tough at times, and I get the bunny pushing you over the edge again.

Well done on all the jobs you got done though.

I have completed the structure of my new shed too, just the roof felt to go.

Have a good week, and I hope it delivers a bit of extra sweetness for you.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3541 on: May 02, 2017, 07:30:43 am »
I see they launched another "spy" satellite with a re-usable rocket Zog, did you see it or was it overcast?  8)
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3542 on: May 02, 2017, 09:56:39 am »
That little bunny looks so perfectly formed.

How is the "planed" finger doing.  Show us a pic.

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« Reply #3543 on: May 02, 2017, 11:05:19 am »
The healing miracle of the sea - I also got salt in the veins. Strongs Gary  :thumleft:

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« Reply #3544 on: May 02, 2017, 11:44:24 am »
And this is why we call her "The Apprentice."
EDIT:  I don't see how to embed another person's picture.  The one with "The Apprentice' squeezing into the fridge with Mr.Zog.
This is such a cool picture.
I have a Fox Terrier that also always wants to help & be involved.  "The Apprentice" = spot on name.
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« Reply #3545 on: May 03, 2017, 03:04:21 am »
I posted this pic Sunday evening...

You'll notice the ratchet strap on the drill...

The trailer was on wooden trestles to hold it up, which started shifting and threatening to collapse when I pushed hard on the drill to get it to drill through the steel frame. So I used the ratchet strap to put pressure on the drill without straining against the trestles.

It worked really well! Even better than I expected. A tip for the other handymen on this forum  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3546 on: May 03, 2017, 03:06:49 am »
I am sorry for all your pain my friend.


Really sorry.. life can be tough at times, and I get the bunny pushing you over the edge again.

Well done on all the jobs you got done though.

I have completed the structure of my new shed too, just the roof felt to go.

Have a good week, and I hope it delivers a bit of extra sweetness for you.

Thanks Rian, appreciated.

I have been reading your posts every day, and love the new shed build.  :thumleft:


A man can never have enough storage  :deal:  :peepwall:
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« Reply #3547 on: May 03, 2017, 03:09:28 am »
That little bunny looks so perfectly formed.

How is the "planed" finger doing.  Show us a pic.

Strongs with the family.

The "planed" finger is visible in the bunny pic. The forefinger... you can make out the scar just behind the bunny's head.

The finger is almost 100% healed now. I sometimes still get pains in it, I think it is the nerves growing back. And I can't straighten it completely, the scar tissue isn't pliable (stretchy) enough yet. But it will get there...  :thumleft:
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« Reply #3548 on: May 03, 2017, 03:14:51 am »
Pics of the trailer as promised.

The lights and wiring is done, the tag fitted, and I also fitted the spare wheel this evening.

Now I just need to get the planks for the floor....  will be about $50 at Home Depot.

I was also thinking about raising the sides a bit. Presently they are open, and about a foot high. I was thinking about making them about 3 feet high using pressure treated plywood. Just to make it even more versatile. And with a nice strong ramp at the back that folds down like a tailgate...

Should cost around a further $50 or so... I'll look out for some free plywood on Craigslist  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3549 on: May 03, 2017, 04:41:41 am »
For a moment I thought the numberplate is on the wrong side. A short moment! When I realised you guys are riding on the wrong side and we on the right side.

Looks good!!!! though.

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3550 on: May 03, 2017, 08:21:17 am »
If I can pick up for a moment on the Yanks and others' ridiculous notion of riding on the wrong side of the road, I'll explain why they don't realise how much they are putting themselves at a dangerous disadvantage.

Keeping to the left came about for reasons of sensible self protection. Since most people are right handed, it is obvious that when riding on the left, and you encounter another horseman coming the other way, then it is much easier to deploy your sword or lance in your right hand.

It's basic road safety, you never know who you're going to meet out there!  :3some:
 

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« Reply #3551 on: May 03, 2017, 08:59:26 am »
Nice.....do the stop lights also act as flickers? Look at me - calling it flickers - all "merican like - ha ha.
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« Reply #3552 on: May 03, 2017, 11:37:40 am »
I posted this pic Sunday evening...

You'll notice the ratchet strap on the drill...

The trailer was on wooden trestles to hold it up, which started shifting and threatening to collapse when I pushed hard on the drill to get it to drill through the steel frame. So I used the ratchet strap to put pressure on the drill without straining against the trestles.

It worked really well! Even better than I expected. A tip for the other handymen on this forum  :thumleft:

Hmmm, that is a pretty good idea. hopefully i can store it for later use...
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3553 on: May 03, 2017, 07:40:59 pm »
Duly noted go to
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« Reply #3554 on: May 04, 2017, 03:33:34 am »
Nice.....do the stop lights also act as flickers? Look at me - calling it flickers - all "merican like - ha ha.

Yes. Only 4 wires in the connection to the truck.

Tail lights, and INDICATORS. Brake lights and indicators share the same circuit. So if you hit the brakes and your flicker is also on, that side brake light flashes.

Makes trailer lights wiring very simple and easy.
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« Reply #3555 on: May 04, 2017, 03:40:21 am »
I NEARLY scored a couple of sheets of plywood today. But they were at the house for hurricane shutters.... bugger  :xxbah:


But I did make a POSSIBLE big score...  I was looking at Craigslist FREE section when I saw a trolling motor that had been placed on the sidewalk. The ad was already an hour old, and the location was way across town. But I went anyway, and scored a FREE trolling motor!

It's a Minn Kota 80lb thrust motor. The prop turns by hand, so isn't rusted solid. I'll test it soon, and see if it works. If it does, it'll make the kayak sit on the plane like a ski-boat!  :imaposer:

I'll keep you posted.

I also purchased the wooden planks for the trailer today. Most are fitted, I'll take pics and post when it is done.  :thumleft:
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« Reply #3556 on: May 04, 2017, 07:49:14 am »
Awesome score Mr Zog!

I can picture you planing happily along in your kayak with an anxious Mrs Zog on ski's behind you :lol8:
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« Reply #3557 on: May 04, 2017, 08:20:39 am »
Nice.....do the stop lights also act as flickers? Look at me - calling it flickers - all "merican like - ha ha.

Yes. Only 4 wires in the connection to the truck.

Tail lights, and INDICATORS. Brake lights and indicators share the same circuit. So if you hit the brakes and your flicker is also on, that side brake light flashes.

Makes trailer lights wiring very simple and easy.

That's cool!
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« Reply #3558 on: May 04, 2017, 10:32:33 am »
Awesome score Mr Zog!

I can picture you planing happily along in your kayak with an anxious exhilarated Mrs Zog on ski's behind you :lol8:

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3559 on: May 04, 2017, 03:43:06 pm »
Quick and easy conversion to your crate and you have an awesome rig
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