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My 19 year old daughter would pay money to come up and shovel that snow for you, Jack. She's never seen snow, poor baby.

I've seen it, shoveled it, worked in it, drug it all inside the house along with mud from my work boots, cursed it, and hunted in it. 

Now, I am glad to live without it.

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Stayed up late, for me at least, to bid on a kit on Ebay. Hammersnipe was having problems, and I didn't want to miss out on bidding for it.

 

I'm now the proud owner of a Wye River Models Chesapeake Bay Bugeye kit in 1/48th scale.  The Bugeye was the two masted predecessor to the single masted Skipjack oyster dredger.

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Stayed up late, for me at least, to bid on a kit on Ebay. Hammersnipe was having problems, and I didn't want to miss out on bidding for it.

 

I'm now the proud owner of a Wye River Models Chesapeake Bay Bugeye kit in 1/48th scale.  The Bugeye was the two masted predecessor to the single masted Skipjack oyster dredger.

Years ago, there was a bid sniper program I used, and now forget the name of it. But it was great for putting in a last second bid. 

I don't trust the programs because they required you provide your password and that seems very risky.

Is it still that way? Don't know a way around that issue.

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That is what I have used the Hammersnipe site for for years. Last night, when I went to check on it though, got a server error. After the bidding I went back and checked, and they had a notice about the crash.

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My puppy ate my glasses. Bent the nose pieces and chewed the lenses pretty good. The optometrist was able to fix the frames and it turns out that I have another year on a warranty I didn't know I had. I have to wait 2 weeks for the new lenses and in the mean time all I see are scratches. Trifoculs no less.

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The last few days I have been working on building the cabinetry for the kitchen.  I had to set up the workspace on the driveway, only place big enough to build the cabinets.  We're back into the 80s again and even now the sun can really beat down on you.  So I took a LOT of breaks to cool off.  

 

I made the side panels for the refrigerator and most of the pieces for the wall oven carcase.  Yesterday I dry assembled the wall oven carcase and set it in place (thus the clamps).  Then I placed the side panels on either side of the refrigerator (the blue tape is keeping them from falling over).  Suddenly it started to look like a kitchen. :)

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I still have to make the cabinetry in the middle section, for the cooktop.  And all that linoleum flooring will be coming up so I'm thinking before I permanently install the cabinetry we need to rent the flooring removal machine.  But right now my body is screaming at me for muscling 3/4" sheets of plywood into cabinets.  I'm walking around like a 98 year old woman.  

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Any video'son your moves Julie ;)

 

It does start to look like a kitchen. I had the same feeling when I installed my cabinets, and worktop. Suddenly you see a glimmer of light ... "I might even get it finished" goes thgrough your head, not for long though, something unexpected will certainly pop up ...

 

Have fun, and take care of your back

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Maybe things have changed since back when, but they used to put us in the hot tub first, then on ice to take care of those worn out and aching muscles.

Spent a lot of time in the training room every day after all the daily workouts. 

 

PS: I'd hate to get into a wrestling match with Julie Mo. From all that she does, she should be called, Julie Dynamo.

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PS: I'd hate to get into a wrestling match with Julie Mo.

That brought back a memory... My son wrestled grade school through high school.  I used to get down on the living room floor with him and be his wrestling dummy.  I had always let him get the better of me to build his confidence.  One time, when he was in 8th grade (wrestling only 112 lbs.), he put me in some hold, turned me upside down and loud cracking sounds came from neck.  He immediately stopped, shocked and worried, and asked me if I was alright.  I wasn't in any pain and told him I was OK, but he never would wrestle with me again for fear he might really hurt me.  That was a strange moment.      

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Julie,

Have you had neck problems since then?

If not, well your son did something good to you, that any chiropractor charges a lot for. On the other hand it might have created a disc problem that you have to pay for, sorry to say.

I have wrestled things (not moving targets) in my life and got neck problems.

Maybe it's an age thing......lol

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Today I had an epiphany. I've been shopping around for a fan to use in a spray paint booth. I'm going to be using acrylic, so "explosion proof" is not a neccessity, even if I could find one. The internet sites say 500 CFM.  Seems a bit high, but start there So, I've been looking at the squirrel cage type with the motor outside the case. Non explosion ones on Ebay with ~150 CFM go for about $60 US. I next thought of using an old dryer blower and motor. Used driers are about $100. I stopped and asked about broken ones at the local places, $35 or more.

 

Then I remembered the old electric leaf blower that has been dragging around my shop for 6 years, that my wife bought at a yard sale. Squirrel cage, motor  outside the blower housing, and lots of CFM. I think I have a volunteer!! I'll probably end up building an outside box to house it, to cut down on the noise, but for now construction can begin.

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Explosion proof motor. If you are using volatile solvents, or paint. I can't even find such, except for boat blowers (ignition proof), and they all run off 12v. The highest reasonable one I found was 130 CFM, and would require a 5 AMP 12 V supply.

 

CFM Cubic Foot (feet?) per Minute. Lets say you have a 2' X 1 1/2' furnace filter. That's 3 Sq. feet of area. 130CFM would move 40 linear feet of air past it each minute. I think 130 CFM would be OK, but the plans I found, and a video, both wanted 500 CFM flow.

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I'm looking at about a 2 foot cube. I think it may be a bit much too. Both the article and the video both said that 500 was needed for that size. We'll see.

 

If it is too much, then I can go for another blower with a lower rating. The one I will start with is free.

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