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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8360 on: November 05, 2019, 06:47:18 pm »
Here is your cuteness for the day.

(When it's too early for lunch and you're trying your hardest to get it now.)

Perfect.

Made me chuckle now.


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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8361 on: November 05, 2019, 06:51:34 pm »
Leadscrew as used in CNC machines :thumleft:

Any old machine tool.  :biggrin:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8362 on: November 05, 2019, 08:07:14 pm »
Here is your cuteness for the day.

(When it's too early for lunch and you're trying your hardest to get it now.)

Just hand it over...you know you wanna...
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8363 on: November 05, 2019, 08:11:58 pm »
Here is your cuteness for the day.

(When it's too early for lunch and you're trying your hardest to get it now.)

Lunch? 3 meals a day?  :o
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8364 on: November 05, 2019, 08:36:13 pm »
Yes, three meals a day. It's really for Sammy's benefit.

Sammy gets three smaller meals a day because he tends to throw up after eating bigger portions. And we can't give him lunch and not Maggie, so we're dividing her meals into three also. It's no problem because I work from home, so I'm there to feed the lunch portion.  :thumleft:
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« Reply #8365 on: November 05, 2019, 08:38:55 pm »
Yes, three meals a day. It's really for Sammy's benefit.

Sammy gets three smaller meals a day because he tends to throw up after eating bigger portions. And we can't give him lunch and not Maggie, so we're diving her meals into three also. It's no problem because I work from home, so I'm there to feed the lunch portion.  :thumleft:

Understood, my Danes get twice a day but lots of people feed their dogs daily... :'(
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8366 on: November 05, 2019, 08:49:27 pm »
Working from home... priceless.

Being self-employed has lots of negatives, too, but this... snuggles within reach, every day, this makes it great.  ;D I couldn't go back to a regular job. It's all good.
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8367 on: November 05, 2019, 08:52:46 pm »
Working from home... priceless.

Being self-employed has lots of negatives, too, but this... snuggles within reach, every day, this makes it great.  ;D I couldn't go back to a regular job. It's all good.

It’s a dog’s life... or as we say in Afrikaans, honnelewe..
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8368 on: November 05, 2019, 08:54:34 pm »
Working from home... priceless.

Being self-employed has lots of negatives, too, but this... snuggles within reach, every day, this makes it great.  ;D I couldn't go back to a regular job. It's all good.

It’s a dog’s life... or as we say in Afrikaans, honnelewe..

Believe me, these doggies have the best life possible, and they are loved to bits.
 
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8369 on: November 06, 2019, 06:53:27 am »
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« Reply #8370 on: November 06, 2019, 07:13:13 am »
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Those tools...  :drif:
HAven't you been following this thread? Mr Zog can do all that, and more with a McGyver knife!
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« Reply #8371 on: November 06, 2019, 09:50:02 am »
Believe me, these doggies have the best life possible, and they are loved to bits.

Of that I am positive for sure!  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8372 on: November 07, 2019, 02:37:54 am »
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That is an awesome video.

The design he used is good, and I really liked the way he used old parts (like the driver and old grinder) to power it.

But made me think... if he can afford all those lovely machines, surely he can afford to just buy a lift?  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
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« Reply #8373 on: November 07, 2019, 02:38:48 am »
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Those tools...  :drif:
HAven't you been following this thread? Mr Zog can do all that, and more with a McGyver knife!

Not quite  :peepwall:  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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« Reply #8374 on: November 07, 2019, 02:51:06 am »
Not much interesting happening lately.

With the much shorter days, and daylight savings time over, I am getting home well after dark each evening. Seeing as it's dark by 6pm, that's not difficult to do.  :lol8:

On Sunday I went to Walmart to buy new tekkies for work. Last time I bought a pair there for work about 5 months ago, and they are really good. Very light, very breathable, and with memory foam soles that are very comfortable. But now the soles are coming off and I wanted another pair, exactly the same.

Well they didn't have any more  :xxbah:

But I asked the lady who was the department head, and she said that I could just order them online. So when I got home I did just that. I ordered and paid for them, and they would be delivered to the local Walmart by Thursday evening. Then I would get an email and I could just go pick them up.

Well this afternoon I already got that email, 24 hours early  :biggrin:  So on my way home this evening I stopped at Walmart to go pick them up. I went to a special "tower" inside the store, and scanned the barcode that was sent with the email that they were ready for pickup. The big fancy automated machine then did it's thing, and within 10 seconds my box of tekkies appeared when a door slid open.

And that was that. I took my tekkies and left. I didn't have to speak to anyone, there was absolutely no human interaction. And when I got home and opened the box it was the right tekkeis, and the right size  :biggrin:

And if I had downloaded the Walmart app, and used it, then apparently I could even have had the box carried out to my car without me even having to get out of my car  :o

Thankfully I am not yet that lazy  :peepwall:  :imaposer:

Just 5 more sleeps then Tom arrives  :ricky:

I need to get some serious fishing done with my buddy  :deal:  :thumleft:  8)
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8375 on: November 07, 2019, 03:08:43 am »
Yes we are going to fish like old times!!  :laughing4: :laughing4:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8376 on: November 07, 2019, 07:16:18 am »
That is an awesome video.
The design he used is good, and I really liked the way he used old parts (like the driver and old grinder) to power it.
But made me think... if he can afford all those lovely machines, surely he can afford to just buy a lift?  :peepwall:  :imaposer:

I think he made a lot of the tools himself - see his other videos.
How does his mobile drill press work - magnetic base or just weight?
DIY is actually a lot easier if you have access to those fancy tools.
The man can weld as well...!

 :patch: What he doesn't show is taking it all apart again to PAINT it.  :sip:
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« Reply #8377 on: November 07, 2019, 07:22:48 am »
... On Sunday I went to Walmart to buy new tekkies for work. Last time I bought a pair there for work about 5 months ago, and they are really good. Very light, very breathable, and with memory foam soles that are very comfortable. But now the soles are coming off and I wanted another pair, exactly the same.

Well they didn't have any more  :xxbah:

When you do find something like that that really suit your needs, buy 2 or 3 - especially shoes
If you use them in rotation, they will last you a lot longer that one at a time.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8378 on: November 07, 2019, 09:12:55 am »
That is an awesome video.
The design he used is good, and I really liked the way he used old parts (like the driver and old grinder) to power it.
But made me think... if he can afford all those lovely machines, surely he can afford to just buy a lift?  :peepwall:  :imaposer:

I think he made a lot of the tools himself - see his other videos.
How does his mobile drill press work - magnetic base or just weight?
DIY is actually a lot easier if you have access to those fancy tools.
The man can weld as well...!

 :patch: What he doesn't show is taking it all apart again to PAINT it.  :sip:


Yeah, that drill press has a magnetic base. I've used even bigger ones than that, they have an incredibly powerful magnet. As stable as if they were bolted into concrete.

But what a 'home workshop'! I'd imagine that something like that couldn't just be a hobby shop, but would have to turn out jobs to pay for itself.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8379 on: November 07, 2019, 10:30:43 pm »
Maybe you can steal something from this concept while planning your space-saving platform for working on the mowers?

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