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    Show us your Shop and Equipment

    This is my shop. 20x24 building originally built to be a tool shed. Crammed all the insulation I could fit in the walls, hung a ceiling and insulated that, tucked a forced air "trailer" furnace in a walled off corner that also contains the 12CFM Quincy air compressor. I've since added a...
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    Little things that make life easier

    Right? Same goes for my 1/4 inch drive impact. I was really after a new drill but the kit with drill, impact, charger and two batteries was within $40 or so of just the bare drill so I figured what the heck, extra battery. I use the heck out of it, particularly for driving torx style...
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    Little things that make life easier

    My Milwaukee battery 4.5 inch grinder. I keep a slitting disk on it and when I need to quickly cut off a bolt or whatever, I don't have to move what I'm working on to the shop or drag an extension cord out to it.
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    Not sure which I hate more

    This, for sure. Looks SO nice out the window, step outside and that barely-above-freezing wind goes through you like a knife. Mud everywhere, so much needs doing, so little can be done. Only thing worse is snow on top of mud. Both depressing (thought Winter was over...) and impossible to...
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    OPC 5 amp fuse blows when HST pedal moves (B26)

    Neutral safety switch on the treadle pedal has shorted out. I've replaced mine twice now.
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    Daily Chuckle

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    Thinking about building a new house.

    For the latecomers: The initial post was a joke, the image showed a HUGE shop/garage with a little tiny space for living quarters tucked away in one corner.
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    Hydraulic Requirements for Sabre Samurai mower

    I took the Samurai to my daughter's place to trim along her driveway. She lives right out in the woods and various sorts of brush and woody weeds have encroached enough to become an issue Whilst working with it yesterday, I discovered a bent (!) knife on the moveable bar that was causing...
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    Awesome dogs thread

    Princess Izzy and her White Knights.
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    Hydraulic Requirements for Sabre Samurai mower

    Thanks for that data, probably saved me a wad of cash. So it appears that they were...um..."optimistic" on their specs for what it would cut. Shocking... After I adjust a couple of things on the mount and get some more seat time with it, I'll check back in.
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    Hydraulic Requirements for Sabre Samurai mower

    The Samurai arrived today, nearly 8 weeks after ordering it "8^( After running to NAPA to get the correct fittings for the motor, I got it mounted on the tractor and test drove it. A few things became immediately apparent: 1. Reinforcing the bucket side will ABSOLUTELY be necessary. for the...
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    Awesome dogs thread

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    Awesome dogs thread

    New Sales Rep for the breeder! Crichton being a Good Boy.
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    Built a chicken coop for the daughter...

    Speaking of which... I snuck one in on my farm diorama.
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    Built a chicken coop for the daughter...

    Nope, it actually houses a half-dozen hens. It was "designed" to make use of full sheets of plywood with a minimum of waste. Could have had more square feet of floor space, but it wouldn't have been tall enough to stand up in, which was a requirement. And yes, the name was a play on the old...