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Snarking On A Tropical Becker Island

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by tanglediver, Apr 1, 2019.

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  1. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    So true and so true ;)
     
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  2. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    I'm covered in stabilized wood dust again. Ain't complainin'. :D
     
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  3. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    It’s always fun to wander around looking at it all...wish I could remember all their names.

    Better to have a not need....:)
     
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  4. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Good ol' Laphroaig is kicking in, haha. Love that stuff.
     
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  5. tanglediver

    tanglediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    Especially in the morning, it's the dust of ... Victory.
     
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  6. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    It's gonna be scraping 90F here today... a bit hot to ride (anything)... a bit hot to be in the shop doing anything... might have to tackle life-things in the "office". Meh.
     
  7. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Same here. Been trying to make myself go out and get yard work done this weekend, but the a/c is feeling a little too good, haha.
     
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  8. tanglediver

    tanglediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    Gonna break 100*, afternoon will see me doing a bit of roof repair. Yea.
     
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  9. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Snarking on a tropical island
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  10. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Yuck!
     
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  11. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Working in a foundry sucks too, especially in this abnormally hot summer we're having right now.
     
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  12. tanglediver

    tanglediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    I am glad that task is over. I looked like a boiled lobster just as I hit the shower.
    I can see foundry work bein' all that it's cracked up to be in summer!
    ~~
    On an arboreal note; I completely wussed out and put on work gloves to get back to pruning the Sequoia tree. Much improved production!
    Side note; G. Sequoia's have been naturalized in a SoCal grove on the slopes of Mt. San Jacinto.
    http://hikinginsocal.blogspot.com/2017/08/black-mountain-7772-and-black-mountain.html
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  13. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    thread killer!
     
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  14. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Take two of these, and call me in the morning.
     
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  15. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
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  16. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    des Moines got hit with a good one this afternoon.
    1" of rain in 40 minures and dropped the temp 20 degrees.

    on the flip side, the heat index was 111 f (44c) at 3 and 114 (46) at 4 here - in the shade on the North side of the house.
    (yes, I bailed out of work early today to let the dogs in)
     
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  17. tanglediver

    tanglediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    Beware of witches on bicycles.
     
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  18. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    naah - wife's bicycle stays here in Ks, where it's safe. ;)

    OTOH, because it apparently wasn't hot enough out today, the neighbor called and asked if I could fire up the forge and help his kid out with making a couple of "hitching post" straps -- apparently the boy is rebuilding the historic 19th C jail in the town closest to us and needed a couple of straps to hold the top rail on the hitching post.

    I fired up the forge and mostly told him where to hit - he cut the piece of steel we used in half, hammered it flat, and punched the holes.
    then I bent them over the anvil horn and showed him how to blacken steel with beeswax as a finish.
    took about 1/2 hour total, and was down to 106 out when we finished.
     
  19. tanglediver

    tanglediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    It was down right chilly today, only 98*. Great day for ironwork.
     
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  20. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    dang, stuck here doing computerwork today.... want to do hand-sanding. so badly. sorta. not. but also a little.
     
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