Saturday Hobby, Craft and Bodging Thread

Greetings all. Hope the weekend is going well. Time once again to head to the basement, shop, garage or wherever you can to go get creative and have some fun.

I am almost finished with a spiral staircase for my 16-year-old cat so she can once again get into her kitty condo. I'll post a few snaps of that next time. What are you all working on or planning or dreaming about?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 05:00 PM




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1 Cool vids, thank you

Posted by: Inogame at September 24, 2022 05:03 PM (D/9Qo)

2 Doh! Rookie!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 05:04 PM (zT9oa)

3 Good afternoon Hobbiests

I made kitty rests out of sonotube long ago, sonotube is very heavy cardboard tubes for concrete piers. Carpet glued on. Mounted them on 4x4

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 05:06 PM (xhxe8)

4 Slowly working on my Prussian mobile forge and first time 4 mule team so trying to paint 15mm mules.

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 05:08 PM (xhxe8)

5 Yay hobbies! Does watching college football count? Also... sorting wine. Both fun!

Posted by: LASue at September 24, 2022 05:09 PM (Ed8Zd)

6 Very Nice Work Everybody!

Lots of talent..

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 24, 2022 05:10 PM (R/m4+)

7 Welded a tow hitch for the quad this week. I broke it while pulling a fence section with #80 of water (in soda kegs) as a weeder.
This has failed multiple times (doh!) so this time I added side brace pieces.
We'll see if it holds up when the ground and weeds dry out a bit more.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 05:12 PM (zT9oa)

8 Bodgers!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 05:14 PM (u73oe)

9 My hobby is perforating cardboard with little pieces of metal moving very fast, and turning a bunch of little holes in one great big hole, for no particular reason.

Made me forget all about Ian.

Posted by: CZ=FNG, Free Republic of Florida at September 24, 2022 05:15 PM (MkuC5)

10 Next project: a bocce court, 10ftx70ft.
The big decision: do I do it myself or pay someone?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 05:15 PM (zT9oa)

11 Also... sorting wine. Both fun!
Posted by: LASue at September 24, 2022 05:09 PM (Ed8Zd)

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You have enough to sort? Party at LASue’s house!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 05:16 PM (u73oe)

12 7 Welded a tow hitch for the quad this week. I broke it while pulling a fence section with #80 of water (in soda kegs) as a weeder.
This has failed multiple times (doh!) so this time I added side brace pieces.
We'll see if it holds up when the ground and weeds dry out a bit more.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 05:12 PM (zT9oa)

not enuff penetration

Posted by: John Holmes at September 24, 2022 05:17 PM (us2H3)

13 Also... sorting wine. Both fun!
Posted by: LASue at September 24, 2022 05:09 PM (Ed8Zd)
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You have enough to sort? Party at LASue’s house!
Posted by: Duke

Sorting it? Yours must last much longer than any at our place.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 05:17 PM (zT9oa)

14 I was left behind in the Pet Thread!!

Posted by: Ciampino at September 24, 2022 05:17 PM (qfLjt)

15 Oh, as we didn't have hobby thread last week, had a good viewing of the space station and remembered I have a telescope so pulled itout. Well didn't see t he space station, it moves fast, but looked into the telescope possibility some.
https://tinyurl.com/49752t4w

I am sure these would fit on my telescope

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 05:17 PM (xhxe8)

16 Great Grandma Aspirin Factory had an iron like that on a shelf.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 24, 2022 05:17 PM (aursc)

17
not enuff penetration
Posted by: John

Brother in law did previous welds...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 05:18 PM (zT9oa)

18 Malcom in the Middle had an episode where the dad, Hal was obsessed with making a painting that was stuck in his head. They never showed it but he was doing it on a 8 x10 foot canvas. He could never quite get it and used cans and cans of paint. At the end and with his last paint stroke, eureka there it was. The entire family was there to see it and were in awe. Seconds later the many layers of paint was so heavy it peeled away from the canvas and exploded on top of Hal.

Posted by: polynikes at September 24, 2022 05:19 PM (NVQas)

19 WSU v Ore: the only time I root for the cougs.

Posted by: LASue at September 24, 2022 05:19 PM (Ed8Zd)

20 Brother in law did previous welds...
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 05:18 PM (zT9oa)

so in AZ, you peeps be broad minded, huh ?

Posted by: John Holmes at September 24, 2022 05:20 PM (us2H3)

21 Next project: a bocce court, 10ftx70ft.
The big decision: do I do it myself or pay someone?
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 05:15 PM (zT9oa)

Are you using clay?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 24, 2022 05:20 PM (aursc)

22 Heartbreaker for Mizzou today.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 05:21 PM (u73oe)

23 Brother in law did previous welds...
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 05:18 PM (zT9oa)

so in AZ, you peeps be broad minded, huh ?
Posted by: John Holmes

When you're borrowing the quad and the 'weeder' you take what you can get!
And then fix it better than it was when you got it...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 05:21 PM (zT9oa)

24 When you're borrowing the quad and the 'weeder' you take what you can get!
And then fix it better than it was when you got it...
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 05:21 PM (zT9oa)

I hear ya bro

borrowed a couple of mudders myself

Posted by: John Holmes at September 24, 2022 05:23 PM (us2H3)

25 Are you using clay?
Posted by: Mr Aspirin

No.
Either layers of drainage rock, decomposed granite, and then finer DG.
Or
Drainage rock and then a *special* mix.
Either 6x8x? pressure treated beams for the edges or I have someone pour concrete edges.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 05:24 PM (zT9oa)

26 Finishing up my fourth oil painting since I started again because of the hobby thread. This one also based on another photo posted on the ONT or Quick Hits. One of those four is an abstract that I actually like the best .

Posted by: polynikes at September 24, 2022 05:26 PM (NVQas)

27 Duke Lowell who did they play?

Posted by: jewells45 at September 24, 2022 05:27 PM (nxdel)

28 I have made progress on my Bolt Action 28mm US Marine Miniature Army that I have been painting. Everything is done except the sniper team, two flame throwers and a 37mm Anti-tank gun, however I am not going to be able to go to the tournament in November like I had planned.


The tournament is going to be held on the 12th of November, the day after Veterans day. Our VFW Post has decided to do Veterans Day on the Saturday the 12th the day after Veterans Day because most people can't get off work on Friday the 11th.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 24, 2022 05:27 PM (bVYXr)

29 I'm working on an album at the moment. I'm also trying to talk myself out of buying an American-made Fender Jaguar to supplement my 30+ year old Japanese one.

Posted by: SomeAsshole at September 24, 2022 05:27 PM (U/IPw)

30 Tonight, I am applying the charcoal "cartoon" to the Bluebell canvass I prepared.

Here is an example of how this is done, it's another painting that still rests on my easel unfinished (last image):

https://tinyurl.com/5xpvhu5w




Posted by: Boswell at September 24, 2022 05:28 PM (+Cgut)

31 Frim the Intertubes:

100 years ago everyone had a horse and only the rich had cars.
Today everyone has a car and only the rich have horses.
Oh how the stables have turned.

Posted by: Ciampino at September 24, 2022 05:28 PM (qfLjt)

32 Jewells, they were at Auburn. Should have won.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 05:34 PM (u73oe)

33 Good evening, horde!

Ciampino, so true about the horses. Besides needing property for them, or boarding, they seem to be really high maintenance medically, based on my experience in farm and ranch retail.

I'd love to have a couple, though. Would like to learn to ride.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at September 24, 2022 05:34 PM (OX9vb)

34 Trump insinuated he had sex with a 12 year old when he was 30 and she was in the audience. Oh wait, Biden said it.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at September 24, 2022 05:39 PM (MFmXG)

35 Boswell that is good

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 05:41 PM (xhxe8)

36 Something weird is going on in china. Thousands of flights cancelled, all passenger train service suspended, and a troop convoy on the way to the capital.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at September 24, 2022 05:41 PM (1S+Bi)

37 The local PBS station has been playing Landscape Artist of the Year for a few weeks. I watch to see the many different techniques used. I disagree with the judges 90 percent of the time but that's not why I tune in. The artists using linocut are especially interesting.

The last episode the judges actually got it right. They chose a young woman doing extraordinary work in pen and ink. If you are interested on how various artists achieve their images, it is worth watching.

Posted by: JTB at September 24, 2022 05:43 PM (7EjX1)

38 My buddies dad built a bocce court in his back yard. His old man was in leagues. Many Dago fistfights and everyone had a ruler in their back pocket.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 24, 2022 05:44 PM (aursc)

39 I'm working on a trap door for my dungeon.

It will be directly beneath the client/visitor chair, which will be screwed to the door, in front of my office desk.
The switch will be hardwired electric with a spring loaded closure.

swodsch, clank

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 24, 2022 05:46 PM (AX9n3)

40 Made good progress on the 60 VW Bus this week. Engine is back in, wiring mostly sorted. The original 62 year old tubing for the oil pressure gauge needed to be replaced, so I ran that and hooked it up. Fixing some wiring under the dash is a PITA since you can't see a whole lot and need to be a contortionist to do it. Somehow I'm less flexible than I was thirty years ago.

Posted by: I'm Also a Client at September 24, 2022 05:46 PM (l3SW6)

41 40
Somehow I'm less flexible than I was thirty years ago.

Posted by: I'm Also a Client at September 24, 2022 05:46 PM (l3SW6)
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Did you miscount? That should be 29.

Posted by: Ciampino at September 24, 2022 05:49 PM (qfLjt)

42 OT, willowed from the Pet Thread: Wolfus, I don't know about male cats, but our first Bouvier, post-snip, considered himself an intact male for the rest of his life. When I walked him I was forever saying, "Maximum, damn it, get that lipstick back in the tube."
Posted by: Wenda at September 24, 2022


***
Ha! Well, my other male cats didn't think they were still Casanovas post-alterations. But it might have been that they were never around a non-spayed female for very long. Stirling, I don't know, he might consider himself a Big Bopper ("Hel-lo, bay-bee!") for some time to come.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 24, 2022 05:49 PM (c6xtn)

43 I installed about 30 feet of 2 inch pvc pipe for sawdust collection. My living room is becoming a wood shop. No wife to complain anymore I do what I want!

Posted by: Jimco Industries at September 24, 2022 05:51 PM (MFmXG)

44 Go for it Joe !!! What are the odds no of the Democrats in Florida show up !!!

Joe Biden will travel to Florida next week to hold a rally for Democrat candidates.

Posted by: Ferd Berfall at September 24, 2022 05:52 PM (TJjL2)

45 Interesting that 29 was chosen as increments of age on this blog. It's a prime number, but why not 31?

Jack Benny always claimed to be 39, but that's not aprime number.

Sorry about the math.

Posted by: I'm Also a Client at September 24, 2022 05:53 PM (l3SW6)

46 Jimco I envy you

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 05:53 PM (xhxe8)

47 whoops, 31

Posted by: I'm Also a Client at September 24, 2022 05:54 PM (l3SW6)

48 Joe Biden will travel to Florida next week to hold a rally for Democrat candidates.
Posted by: Ferd Berfall at September 24, 2022 05:52 PM (TJjL2)

—————

Rally will be held in a Starbucks.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 05:55 PM (u73oe)

49 JJ, good on you for making cat steps! We made steps for Pepper our miniature longhair dapple weinerdog and she was able to get up and down until last fall. Since then she has to be lifted over a door threshold (2.5" legs). Nearly blind, mostly deaf, health failing. She may not make her 17th birthday in January. Sad.

Posted by: Eromero at September 24, 2022 05:55 PM (/RDPd)

50 As I spend more time learning to sketch and appreciate art generally, I'm studying accomplished artists like the Pre-Raphaelites, Dutch low country artists, and moderns like Robert Bateman. I keep a good magnifying glass handy to study the brush strokes and way they blended colors. It's amazing what can be seen with a magnifier and good light.

Posted by: JTB at September 24, 2022 05:55 PM (7EjX1)

51 Mac Brown might stroke out on the field.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 24, 2022 05:56 PM (aursc)

52 45 Interesting that 29 was chosen as increments of age on this blog. It's a prime number, but why not 31?

Jack Benny always claimed to be 39, but that's not aprime number.

Sorry about the math.
Posted by: I'm Also a Client at September 24, 2022 05:53 PM (l3SW6)

Well known phrase from the 60's... never trust anyone over 30.

Note, anyone at all who said that in the 60's, is well over 30.... and in fact, may be IN their 60's.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 24, 2022 05:57 PM (oHd/0)

53 "Interesting that 29 was chosen as increments of age on this blog. It's a prime number, but why not 31?"

Life is over at 30. Live it up while you can.

Posted by: fd at September 24, 2022 05:58 PM (sn5EN)

54 Hobby stuff. Troubleshooting and buying parts for a 1976 piece of electronics, then off to buy some 2x4's and 1x4's to make an ironing table for a nice lady. Already have the plywood for the top, so that should go together pretty quickly.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 24, 2022 05:58 PM (Bd6X8)

55 My buddies dad built a bocce court in his back yard. His old man was in leagues. Many Dago fistfights and everyone had a ruler in their back pocket.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin

We had a short court in the yard growing up. It was sand... balls didn't roll very far.
Gotta have at least one tape measure for those balls that are farther away!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 05:58 PM (zT9oa)

56 So, first world problem today... had to go buy a Mop... so I could clean off my dang solar panels. We have enough dust and crap in the air that my panels had dropped almost 25% in energy production over the last 1.5 months.

We did get a couple of sprinkles of rain last week... but that just turned the dust into mud.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 24, 2022 05:59 PM (oHd/0)

57
It's amazing what can be seen with a magnifier and good light.

Posted by: JTB at September 24, 2022 05:55 PM


Not really.

Posted by: Jail Biden at September 24, 2022 06:00 PM (y3pKJ)

58 I guess my hobby is fixing stuff. That's all I did all day long. Fix fix fix. Stuff is breaking faster than I can fix it.

Posted by: fd at September 24, 2022 06:00 PM (sn5EN)

59 Life is over at 30. Live it up while you can.

I'm sure that was tongue in cheek. My happiest years were my 30's and 40's.

Posted by: jewells45 at September 24, 2022 06:00 PM (nxdel)

60 Romeo13 @ 52-
Frank Sinatra breezed right by 29.
'When I was 29 it was a very good year...'

Posted by: Eromero at September 24, 2022 06:00 PM (/RDPd)

61 Bought a rolling storage cabinet for the garage at Harbor Freight. Yukon brand. Exactly the same quality as HD or Lowes but cheaper. Not everything at Harbor Freight is good. This is among the good there.

Making a better shooting board for a new hand plane I got from Lee Valley. I splurged for their shooting plane. If you are into hand tools you know what this is. If you're not into hand tools, it is a luxury item that makes it easier to square off end grain on a board. I think shooting planes are a little overrated, I waited a long time to get one. But with what I do, I think the purchase was justified. I don't own a table saw, the largest power tool I have is a 17" bandsaw. Anything to make working less of a pain in the ass I am in favor of.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 24, 2022 06:01 PM (RG7Wy)

62 Now I'm gonna fix dinner.

Posted by: fd at September 24, 2022 06:01 PM (sn5EN)

63
We did get a couple of sprinkles of rain last week... but that just turned the dust into mud.
Posted by: Romeo13

You've just described our car and truck, oh, and the sun bakes the mud on!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 06:02 PM (zT9oa)

64 Interesting that 29 was chosen as increments of age on this blog. It's a prime number, but why not 31?

Jack Benny always claimed to be 39, but that's not aprime number.

Sorry about the math.


It started from the practice that all ladies are 29 until they say otherwise. Since we're all equal here it just sort of worked out that way.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 24, 2022 06:02 PM (Bd6X8)

65 Making more progress than setbacks on Tamiya F-14A.

Skip the Dream Model PE set unless you really want to open up the underside ECU vents because the instructions are horrendous and the Eduard PE sets are better.

Cross Delta has these self adhesive metallic walkways for over the intakes that now on kit seem overkill. They also provide the lightning strips that ate inside the canopy clamshell above pilot and RIO, but now thinking just some thin cut foil will do the same job.

So fun with aftermarket items.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2022 06:03 PM (0V1Jz)

66 "Interesting that 29 was chosen as increments of age on this blog. It's a prime number, but why not 31?"

Life is over at 30. Live it up while you can.

Posted by: fd at September 24, 2022 05:58 PM (sn5EN)

It's a reference to Carousel, which is from Logan's run.

And when I was in my 20s, I was not in a good place. I think I was chronically depressed, despite my loving wife and sons. Basically I grew the hell up. I've led a pretty good life after 30.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 24, 2022 06:04 PM (x8Wzq)

67 This is absolute madness and utter confusion. Western society is finished. It will be pitchforks.
'Expert' witness testifies that being a lesbian is transphobic in trial against BC nurse
https://is.gd/ut11ZD

If anyone really understands the nuances of this, kudos to you.

Posted by: Ciampino at September 24, 2022 06:04 PM (qfLjt)

68 60 Romeo13 @ 52-
Frank Sinatra breezed right by 29.
'When I was 29 it was a very good year...'
Posted by: Eromero at September 24, 2022 06:00 PM (/RDPd)

Lets see... 29 for Moi? Single, Navy, Living on Oahu. Beech about 3 times a week. Saturdays was miniature Wargaming, if I didn't have a Paintball game (Rough Riders, Hawaii State Champs 3 years running).

Oh, and Hot and Cold running Tourists... as I'd been on the Island for a couple of years, and knew my way around.

Yes, 29 was a VERY good year.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 24, 2022 06:05 PM (oHd/0)

69
It started from the practice that all ladies are 29 until they say otherwise. Since we're all equal here it just sort of worked out that way.
Posted by: Blanco Basura

That "I'm 29" works for a while however when her kids told my sister "you're catching up with Nana" my mom got a call telling her she had to *start aging*.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 06:06 PM (zT9oa)

70 If anyone really understands the nuances of this, kudos to you.

They're all fucking insane.

Posted by: jewells45 at September 24, 2022 06:06 PM (nxdel)

71 63
We did get a couple of sprinkles of rain last week... but that just turned the dust into mud.
Posted by: Romeo13

You've just described our car and truck, oh, and the sun bakes the mud on!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 06:02 PM (zT9oa)
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Well at least it won't be bothered by flies.

Posted by: Ciampino at September 24, 2022 06:07 PM (qfLjt)

72 We did get a couple of sprinkles of rain last week... but that just turned the dust into mud.
Posted by: Romeo13

You've just described our car and truck, oh, and the sun bakes the mud on!
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 06:02 PM (zT9oa)

Yeah, its crazy, but every time my I can't see out the windshield of my truck, due to dust and dirt? I have to hose off the stinking solar panels. Pain in the butt.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 24, 2022 06:07 PM (oHd/0)

73 If anyone really understands the nuances of this, kudos to you.

They're all fucking insane.
Posted by: jewells45

Yes, and I don't care about any of them. Just sick of hearing about it.

Posted by: Infidel at September 24, 2022 06:07 PM (6/K6X)

74 f anyone really understands the nuances of this, kudos to you.

They're all fucking insane.
Posted by: jewells45

Jewells gets it!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 06:08 PM (zT9oa)

75 every time my I can't see out the windshield of my truck, due to dust and dirt? I have to hose off the stinking solar panels. Pain in the butt.
Posted by: Romeo13

What a great memory aid!
lol...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 06:09 PM (zT9oa)

76 70 If anyone really understands the nuances of this, kudos to you.

They're all fucking insane.

Posted by: jewells45 at September 24, 2022 06:06 PM (nxdel)
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Jewell, I love your nuance.
I can't imagine practicing as a nurse under those conditions.

Posted by: Ciampino at September 24, 2022 06:10 PM (qfLjt)

77 Among other artistic pursuits I need to resume, I love sculpture. I have a really nice wood carving set that I've used only rarely, mostly to see how they work. But I love the 3d aspect of sculpture.

Loveland CO has bronze sculptures all over the place. It's neat to wander around and see them in different light and angles.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 24, 2022 06:10 PM (x8Wzq)

78 This is absolute madness and utter confusion. Western society is finished. It will be pitchforks. 'Expert' witness testifies that being a lesbian is transphobic in trial against BC nurse - https://is.gd/ut11ZD

Posted by: Ciampino at September 24, 2022 06:04 PM

Speaking of the end of Western civilization, here's Wretched standing next to two... I don't know what. I used to be able to say one was a woman and the other a man, but who the hell knows anymore. And a picture like this used to sink someone's campaign. I have no doubt that Wretched wins in a landslide in about 6 weeks. (1) Because this state is full of Karens (2) Because the Karen triumvirate of Wretched, Nessel and Benson will rig and steal the election again.

https://bit.ly/3fcmSg1

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 24, 2022 06:11 PM (Do5/p)

79 74 f anyone really understands the nuances of this, kudos to you.

They're all fucking insane.
Posted by: jewells45

Jewells gets it!
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 06:08 PM (zT9oa)

Dysfunction is contagious. It spreads like cancer, and needs to be cut out of your life.

But they are forcing their dysfunction and insanity on us, via the LAW.... and we've been too 'nice' to call them on their Mental problems.

Well, done being nice.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 24, 2022 06:12 PM (oHd/0)

80 Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 24, 2022 06:10 PM (x8Wzq)

So, was on U Tube today, and saw a 'best auditions this week on the voice' video... clicked on it... contestants from all over the world...

But... something really struck me. Really good male singers from Eastern Europe? All Manly Men, dressed like Manly men... beards... tats... and all the US male singers were pretty androgynous at best.

Not.... good...

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 24, 2022 06:14 PM (oHd/0)

81 61 ... "I got from Lee Valley. I splurged for their shooting plane."

Wow! A Veritas shooting plane. I'm officially envious.

Posted by: JTB at September 24, 2022 06:14 PM (7EjX1)

82 They're all fucking insane.

Posted by: jewells45 at September 24, 2022 06:06 PM

And they are all in positions of power in every institution and corporation in every western nation.

I had to finish up my D.I.E. training last week and it was full of statements that made it explicit that everyone other than white men can be victims of "microaggressions" and offenses and whatever the hell else they want to complain about. Every statement defining an offense ended with "...against a person within a minority/marginalized group" or some such. Forget the exact wording, but it was defined just like they define racism now to state that only people in minority groups can be victims of racism. Just fucking depressing...

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 24, 2022 06:15 PM (Do5/p)

83 Avast, Morons. With the close of the summer season the tempo of life aboard the good ship Aurora slows somewhat and the cool westerlies are a welcome respite from the oppressive heat of the last few weeks.

Aurora got the first phase of her new canvas dodger this week with the remaining bits to be installed in the next 10 days. The effect is gratifying as the old blue material, worn and stained with birdshit and mold, has been replaced with fresh tan material inset with crystal clear polycarbonate windows.

The 12V electrical remains on the To Do list since the panel still lacks any access to power despite the replacement of the main power switch.

My search for a replacement bow pulpit railing has stalled. Thought I had one from an east coast salvage yard but that now appears to be a dead end.

The fresh new canvas makes the worn nonskid on the deck stand out like a sore thumb so a repaint has been added to the project list. I'm not sure whether this will be a DIY project or I'll hire a professional.

Lots of small items have been replaced or upgraded and the tiny ship looks alive again after a decade in the derelict column. Cap'n Cicero, out.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 24, 2022 06:16 PM (kWfhJ)

84 The kitchen, the kitchen, and nothing but the miserable kitchen.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 24, 2022 06:16 PM (TmNcz)

85 Tried and gave up watching college football this afternoon. Every fucking commercial is some bullshit about electric vehicles as the solution to the "climate crisis" or some attack on Michigan candidates for office saying they're all going to ban abortion.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 24, 2022 06:16 PM (Do5/p)

86 Any republican running in a red state or district better have a great organization of poll watchers and attorneys. Any republican running in purple or blue areas better have a YUGE group of poll watchers and a fucking army of attorneys.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 06:17 PM (u73oe)

87
'Expert' witness testifies that being a lesbian is transphobic in trial against BC nurse

In case no one said this before, stop the world, I wanna get off.

I don't even want to conjecture on the assortment of surgically manipulated parts and outright mutilation of human bodies that so-called individuals in the 'healing arts' are subjecting teens (or less) to in order to enrich themselves.

I like money, but there's not enough money in the world to make me desirous of mutilating a child. That is so beyond evil that it deserves its own name.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 24, 2022 06:17 PM (y3pKJ)

88 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 24, 2022 06:15 PM (Do5/p)

Whites are now 60% of the US.
White Women, are considered a minority, for their purposes.

Women are 52% of the population, thus White Males are 29% of the US population... which means... we are a minority.

Which is why they call math, raaaaacist.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 24, 2022 06:19 PM (oHd/0)

89 Now I'm gonna fix dinner

That's broken too, huh? Well, I'm sure you have the skills to fix it.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 24, 2022 06:19 PM (fivxw)

90 Making a better shooting board for a new hand plane I got from Lee Valley. I splurged for their shooting plane. If you are into hand tools you know what this is. If you're not into hand tools, it is a luxury item that makes it easier to square off end grain on a board. I think shooting planes are a little overrated, I waited a long time to get one. But with what I do, I think the purchase was justified. I don't own a table saw, the largest power tool I have is a 17" bandsaw. Anything to make working less of a pain in the ass I am in favor of.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 24, 2022 06:01 PM (RG7Wy)

Hand planes are the bomb. People always scratch their heads when they see me pull out these 100 year old bailey planes. They don't understand, there is nothing like edge tools.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 24, 2022 06:23 PM (VwHCD)

91 Wretched continuing to put Michiganders in danger. First with her COVID patients to nursing home policies and now with radicalizing people to shoot pro-life canvassers.

And Wretched will still win in a landslide. She will probably use this story as an excuse to push gun control/confiscation.

Whitmer continues to flood the airwaves with lies about abortion and now an 84-year-old pro-life volunteer was SHOT while canvassing their neighborhood to explain how extreme Gretchen's position is.

This is madness.


https://bit.ly/3r58wRj

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 24, 2022 06:23 PM (Do5/p)

92 If anyone really understands the nuances of this, kudos to you.

They're all fucking insane.

All the nuance needed, right there

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 24, 2022 06:23 PM (fivxw)

93 Not content with destroying the nuclear family, the left is now trying to destroy the individual person.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 06:23 PM (u73oe)

94 Any guy who is as dedicated to restoration as the LABD guy is.... he's a catch. I don't care what he looks like. Care and attention to detail and dedication to making something beautiful and functional and cherished.

I also love the guy who builds little log cabins in the woods.

Awesome stuff. And I bet, those are awesome men.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 24, 2022 06:24 PM (U2p+3)

95 Among other artistic pursuits I need to resume, I love sculpture. I have a really nice wood carving set that I've used only rarely, mostly to see how they work. But I love the 3d aspect of sculpture.

Do it! And post your work. Id love to see it.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 24, 2022 06:24 PM (fivxw)

96 Lots of small items have been replaced or upgraded and the tiny ship looks alive again after a decade in the derelict column. Cap'n Cicero, out.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43

Wow! Quite the project! Well done Cap!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 24, 2022 06:27 PM (fivxw)

97 This is a hobby thread....not a political thread. Let's try to keep it light.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 24, 2022 06:28 PM (XIJ/X)

98 I did a bit of calligraphy this week and piano playing. I guess those can be hobbies.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 24, 2022 06:28 PM (fivxw)

99 Which is why they call math, raaaaacist.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 24, 2022 06:19 PM

Yep, between the mandatory D.I.E. training and the mandatory electrification training I had to take, they were using a lot of BS "math" to explain "microaggressions" and "unconscious bias" and "climate change/crisis", that I wanted to chuck my laptop out the fucking window.

Thankfully most of the end of training course questions, where you have to answer 4 out of 5 correct to get credit for the training, were easy enough where I could figure them out with common sense or process of elimination so I didn't have to pay attention to all the blathering during the training videos.

This shit is infecting corporate America, law enforcement, government, military, education, you name it. And it's comply or else. Enraging. Absolutely none of this shit has anything to do with developing good automobiles. But they had some BS "math" stating that a diverse workforce leads to 10% better sales or some such nonsense. Who knew that skin color and genitals were the determining factor in automobile development. Fucking shitshow...

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 24, 2022 06:30 PM (Do5/p)

100 This is a hobby thread....not a political thread. Let's try to keep it light.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 24, 2022 06:28 PM

Sorry I scanned the comments to see if the thread had gone off topic before I commented. But I'll refrain going forward. Carry on...

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 24, 2022 06:31 PM (Do5/p)

101 100

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 24, 2022 06:31 PM (u73oe)

102 Which is why they call math, raaaaacist.

And sexist!!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 24, 2022 06:31 PM (fivxw)

103 I thought about using clay to practice cuts for low relief carving before committing to expensive wood but never heard of anyone doing that. I wonder if I'm wonderfully creative or (more likely) just haven't done enough research.

Posted by: JTB at September 24, 2022 06:32 PM (7EjX1)

104 This is a hobby thread....not a political thread. Let's try to keep it light.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at

Do you have hobbies? Other than cooking?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 24, 2022 06:32 PM (fivxw)

105 I havexa wood carving idea, 2 actually, it's finding time and motivation

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 06:34 PM (xhxe8)

106 Maybe I just need to purchase my own little 10 acres in the mountains. Order in a put together log house. Figure it out myself. Solar panels on the roof. A diesel genny. A well. Rainwater catch on the north side gutters.

I can deal with an outhouse. Moss helps to decompose waste.

Build a little greenhouse.
Shoot a deer here and there.


I could do it.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 24, 2022 06:35 PM (U2p+3)

107 In other modeling news, just got in the mail from an eBay seller in Poland three Eduard 1/48 scale kits - 1 F4F-3 Wildcat, 1 FW 190A-8, and 1 FW 190F-8.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2022 06:36 PM (HGXvo)

108 Lots of small items have been replaced or upgraded and the tiny ship looks alive again after a decade in the derelict column. Cap'n Cicero, out.
Posted by: Cicero

Great news (well except for the power *thing*).
I hope you plan on letting us see this fine ship!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 06:36 PM (zT9oa)

109 Great news (well except for the power *thing*).
I hope you plan on letting us see this fine ship!
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 24, 2022 06:36 PM (zT9oa

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I'll take this as a challenge and redouble my efforts to.get the girl into fully operational status!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 24, 2022 06:39 PM (kWfhJ)

110 Nurse,

You should watch those Mr Chickadee videos. It is amazing to see what he can do with handtools.

Will be awhile before I can get my things sorted out.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 24, 2022 06:39 PM (uz3Px)

111 In other modeling news, just got in the mail from an eBay seller in Poland three Eduard 1/48 scale kits - 1 F4F-3 Wildcat, 1 FW 190A-8, and 1 FW 190F-8.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2022 06:36 PM


Someone has their entire winter projects planned.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 24, 2022 06:40 PM (bVYXr)

112 Maybe I just need to purchase my own little 10 acres in the mountains. Order in a put together log house. Figure it out myself. Solar panels on the roof. A diesel genny. A well. Rainwater catch on the north side gutters.

I can deal with an outhouse. Moss helps to decompose waste.

Build a little greenhouse.
Shoot a deer here and there.

A lovely scenario.

Had a couple of deer in my yard this morning that I could have tackled, had i been so inclined. About 3 feet from me while i was talking on the phone and they were unconcerned. I finally went back for my cell and took a video.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 24, 2022 06:41 PM (fivxw)

113 My main hobby is playing the piano, which I do most evenings, getting ready for Christmas so, I'm brushing up on all of the typical tunes, I've mentioned this before but one of my favorites is a Japanese lounge piano songbook titled, "Christmas Song For Play in First Class Restaurant.

The tunes are really quite good.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 24, 2022 06:43 PM (up/3i)

114 Totally off topic, were any West Coast Hordians able to see the launch from Vandenberg in the L.A. area 10 minutes ago? Watched after launch and never saw it from the L.A. Basin.

Posted by: la2la at September 24, 2022 06:44 PM (wfrSv)

115 LAB is one of my favorites. His restorations look better than when the products originally left the factory.

Posted by: butch at September 24, 2022 06:44 PM (cHvOo)

116 90 ... "Hand planes are the bomb. People always scratch their heads when they see me pull out these 100 year old bailey planes. They don't understand, there is nothing like edge tools."

Anyone who works with wood and doesn't appreciate a well made edged tool or carving knife is missing part of their soul.

Posted by: JTB at September 24, 2022 06:45 PM (7EjX1)

117 butch link?

Posted by: Infidel at September 24, 2022 06:45 PM (6/K6X)

118 106 Maybe I just need to purchase my own little 10 acres in the mountains. Order in a put together log house. Figure it out myself. Solar panels on the roof. A diesel genny. A well. Rainwater catch on the north side gutters.

Sounds good to me, too. You never know, we might not have much choice in the near future. Probably wouldn't even have to have an outhouse--you can get indoor composting toilets. I knew someone who had one a good 30 years ago--I'm sure they've improved since then.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at September 24, 2022 06:46 PM (OX9vb)

119 Really liked the stone bridge was almost to end and the magic of touch screen lost it. I try to do the layer painting even on my 15mm animals I have but doesn't seem as good as it should be.

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 06:48 PM (xhxe8)

120 I'm a trusted beer taster by way of hobby.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 24, 2022 06:50 PM (eGTCV)

121 I guess this is a bodging project. Making a rudimentary frame to hold up a life size 3D target for the scoot-n-shoot. Stuffed clothing, a Halloween mask and a water pistol secured by the frame work to be pointing at the shooter on the range.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 24, 2022 06:50 PM (GG0QO)

122 90 People always scratch their heads when they see me pull out these 100 year old bailey planes. They don't understand, there is nothing like edge tools.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 24, 2022 06:23 PM (VwHCD)

They don't understand! Planing boards by hand is therapeutic, too. The sound, the feel, the smell. Unless it's mesquite, that stuff will drive you nuts. A while back I made a stand up desk out of mesquite, entirely by hand. It looks great but I will never use it for every component again. The grain is insane. I'll make table tops from mesquite, not joinery. The first time I ever made something from cherry I thought it was cheating. Now I make tons of stuff from cherry.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 24, 2022 06:51 PM (RG7Wy)

123 There are places that take apart old cabins and sell the parts. And I did find cabins in Eidson, TN.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 24, 2022 06:52 PM (uz3Px)

124 Anyone who works with wood and doesn't appreciate a well made edged tool or carving knife is missing part of their soul.

Posted by: JTB at September 24, 2022 06:45 PM (7EjX1)

Absolutely. When I was building classical guitars and restoring violins I went ape shit buying up all kinds of vintage hand tools. I went nuts with the vintage planes, because for some reason they were cheap and all over the place. I keep my hopes up on finding an old panther head saw. Elusive mofos they are.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 24, 2022 06:52 PM (VwHCD)

125 My main hobby is playing the piano, which I do most evenings, getting ready for Christmas so, I'm brushing up on all of the typical tunes

Do you play for gatherings? Family? Friends? Others?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 24, 2022 06:53 PM (fivxw)

126 The Eduard new tool FW 190 kits really fall together with almost no filler. Even with the PE for the cockpit and learning how to free hand the camo have already built one FW 190F-8 in five weeks even though I was also working and building a 1/32 Trumpeter Ju 87B-2.

The 190 was my stress relief for that Pteranodon from the Jurassic era of aviation.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 24, 2022 06:53 PM (HGXvo)

127 I keep my hopes up on finding an old panther head saw. Elusive mofos they are.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 24, 2022 06:52 PM (VwHCD)
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If you found one would it go in a safe or in your workshop

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 24, 2022 06:54 PM (RG7Wy)

128 They don't understand! Planing boards by hand is therapeutic, too. The sound, the feel, the smell. Unless it's mesquite, that stuff will drive you nuts. A while back I made a stand up desk out of mesquite, entirely by hand. It looks great but I will never use it for every component again. The grain is insane. I'll make table tops from mesquite, not joinery. The first time I ever made something from cherry I thought it was cheating. Now I make tons of stuff from cherry.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 24, 2022 06:51 PM (RG7Wy)

I love cherry. I built 2 classical guitars with cherry back and sides. The plans came from an 1864 Torres, so I just had to do it using the old ways. I used hide glue and french polish finish. Took 200 hours, but man they are loud.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 24, 2022 06:55 PM (VwHCD)

129 I love old tools. I have a hand planer that I got at an estate sale. I do no woodworking, and I hardly have any actualy skills to use tools, but I love them all the same.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at September 24, 2022 06:55 PM (OX9vb)

130 If you found one would it go in a safe or in your workshop

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 24, 2022 06:54 PM (RG7Wy)

I would smoke weed and stare at it. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 24, 2022 06:55 PM (VwHCD)

131 Haha, I wish you luck B-DD

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 24, 2022 06:57 PM (RG7Wy)

132 Colonel Travis, I love working with mesquite. I have a plentiful supply and it is such a warm wood.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 24, 2022 06:57 PM (GG0QO)

133 @125

>>Do you play for gatherings? Family? Friends? Others?

Yes, I will play piano at any and every opportunity.

The mall near me has a number of pianos in a roped off area, I typically sneak under the rope and play.

Midnight The Stars and You, sounds amazing being played in a cavernous mall.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 24, 2022 06:57 PM (up/3i)

134 Ben Had, you and I have to talk when I get to Corsicana next month!

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 24, 2022 06:58 PM (RG7Wy)

135 The writing of a children's book is approaching hobby stars. It's not quite their yet but it's getting there.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 24, 2022 06:59 PM (eGTCV)

136 Our living room + entry way rehab continues. Working on the living room lath and plaster ceiling. Snugged it up to the joists and now putting on a skin of 1/2" drywall. Doing half at a time and tomorrow is final sheet of the first half.

Had to do some demolition last weekend and fuss with shimming today, due to some water damage mid-oughts. Sufficiently flat now.

Never thought I'd say it, but I am looking forward to taping and mudding tomorrow. I'll poke at it evenings during the week and want to have it primed by next weekend. Then furniture ballet and start the second half.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at September 24, 2022 07:00 PM (8C7+r)

137 116 90 ... "Hand planes are the bomb. People always scratch their heads when they see me pull out these 100 year old bailey planes. They don't understand, there is nothing like edge tools."

Anyone who works with wood and doesn't appreciate a well made edged tool or carving knife is missing part of their soul.
Posted by: JTB at September 24, 2022 06:45 PM (7EjX1)

Guys who painted my house 4 years ago did a shitty prep job. TOLD THEM they were putting Water Base paint over Oil Based, but they said it was OK, they knew what they were doing... well... 4 years later all the paint on my eaves is peeling off.

Tried sanding with the belt sander... didn't go deep enough... Luckily I do have my Grandfathers old tools, including 3 good hand Planers... 3 different sizes. Going to be a pain ... but once it gets a bit cooler, I've got a lot of work to do, standing on a ladder.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 24, 2022 07:00 PM (oHd/0)

138 The tiny ship was tossed

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 24, 2022 07:00 PM (63Dwl)

139 Colonel Travis, we will!.. I learned about hand planes and sanding blocks helping my dad build racing boats.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 24, 2022 07:02 PM (GG0QO)

140 I hardly have any actualy skills to use tools, but I love them all the same.
Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at September 24, 2022 06:55 PM (OX9vb)

*I hardly have any actualy grammar skills, too.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at September 24, 2022 07:03 PM (OX9vb)

141 I haven't done a wood project in some 10 years.
No one's gonna pay me what I think it's worth, and my kids have all the furniture and what-not they need.
Last project was a Craftsman style bed in cherry, king size.
Son left it set in an apartment storage area for two years. Went to get it, and surprise! it was gone.

Posted by: MkY at September 24, 2022 07:03 PM (cPGH3)

142 April, when you get here you will be surrounded by horses.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 24, 2022 07:05 PM (GG0QO)

143 With this inflation, only those with the means will be able to afford hobbies.

Posted by: SMH at September 24, 2022 07:05 PM (9SiaC)

144 Last project was a Craftsman style bed in cherry, king size.
Son left it set in an apartment storage area for two years. Went to get it, and surprise! it was gone.
Posted by: MkY

That would break my heart.

Posted by: Infidel at September 24, 2022 07:06 PM (6/K6X)

145 Ben Had that is awesome. I've got about a 7 foot mesquite slab for a coffee table top. The base has been a struggle, I have looked for months trying to find something that will work for the house. Thought about giving up and just paying someone to make a metal base, then I finally found a wood design I like that. Will get on that after making a kitchen table. The list of things I need to get done is lengthy. Ugh.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 24, 2022 07:07 PM (RG7Wy)

146 I wanted to find a small low table for the bedroom. I found a US made one, made out of cherry. Waiting to see what it looks like.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 24, 2022 07:07 PM (uz3Px)

147 143 With this inflation, only those with the means will be able to afford hobbies.
Posted by: SMH at September 24, 2022 07:05 PM (9SiaC)

Some hobbies? Will end up being additional income, as you sell off the fruits of your labor.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 24, 2022 07:08 PM (oHd/0)

148 129 ... "I love old tools. I have a hand planer that I got at an estate sale. I do no woodworking, and I hardly have any actualy skills to use tools, but I love them all the same."

April,
I really believe that an appreciation of well-designed and well-made tools, whether or not you personally use them, makes a life richer. It might be a hand plane, a harmonica, manual typewriter, or many other things, but they do their job, reliably and for a long time, and should be accorded some respect.

Posted by: JTB at September 24, 2022 07:09 PM (7EjX1)

149 Colonel Travis, my dining table has 2" copper pipe for the legs. I also use melted copper in the natural flaws in the mesquite as a filler for effect.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 24, 2022 07:12 PM (GG0QO)

150 Managed to do some slight alterations to the bodice of sister's MoB dress, which was really lovely, so mini-disaster averted.

(No one wants to attend their kid's wedding and worry that people are giving them the side-eye, wondering what's wrong with their boobs.)

Posted by: sal at September 24, 2022 07:12 PM (y40tE)

151 Maybe eating will be classified as a hobby.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 24, 2022 07:13 PM (r46W7)

152 I love napping on the loveseat by the back (open) window on a sunny afternoon. Best sleep of the day (or night). Now to get a protein drink and play a little HOI3 until Prettygirl gets up off my office chair so i can get some work done. May get some hill work in before dinner. The weather here is beautiful - 71 and partly cloudy with a slight breeze. Perfect for being indoors.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 24, 2022 07:13 PM (KAi1n)

153 147 143 With this inflation, only those with the means will be able to afford hobbies.
Posted by: SMH at September 24, 2022 07:05 PM (9SiaC)

So all that fiber I've got stored away will finally come into it's own!
Even the camel hair!

Posted by: sal at September 24, 2022 07:15 PM (y40tE)

154 I have seen all kinds of filler for mesquite, I don't think I've seen copper before. I bet that looks wonderful.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 24, 2022 07:18 PM (RG7Wy)

155 125 My main hobby is playing the piano, which I do most evenings, getting ready for Christmas so, I'm brushing up on all of the typical tunes

Do you play for gatherings? Family? Friends? Others?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at September 24, 2022 06:53 PM (fivxw)
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I read that as "Do you play for gatherings? Family? Friends? Otters?"
Have I been on AoS too long?

Posted by: Ciampino at September 24, 2022 07:19 PM (qfLjt)

156 Life will never be so bad that you can't find some paper, a couple sticks and a roll of string and make a kite.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 24, 2022 07:21 PM (GG0QO)

157 I doubt you'll get to the camel hair. Save it for your estate sale, along with the flax

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 24, 2022 07:22 PM (uz3Px)

158 Fucking Cougs.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 24, 2022 07:22 PM (U2p+3)

159 My nieces made some really nice shelves out of skids they sanded down. Hardwoods that would probably tear up a plane if you didn't get all the nails out.

Posted by: dartist at September 24, 2022 07:22 PM (RxTXB)

160
Just exercised Delilah on the treadmill down in the kennel. An ordinary treadmill for humans won't work for a dog as large as Delilah; the length of the tread is just 54 inches. She can't extend and can fall off the back.

The Jog-a-Dog has a narrower but longer tread (72 inches). Even big guys like Dan and Dutch can trot on it safely. We're working post-partum Delilah back up to regular interval trotting. The length of the interval is a decade of the Rosary.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 24, 2022 07:23 PM (1Nxff)

161 SMH, have you taught the grandbabies to make kites? I know you are a whiz at origami.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 24, 2022 07:24 PM (GG0QO)

162
So, has everyone remembered where they've been today?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 24, 2022 07:25 PM (1Nxff)

163 Just exercised Delilah on the treadmill down in the kennel. An ordinary treadmill for humans won't work for a dog as large as Delilah; the length of the tread is just 54 inches. She can't extend and can fall off the back.

The Jog-a-Dog has a narrower but longer tread (72 inches). Even big guys like Dan and Dutch can trot on it safely. We're working post-partum Delilah back up to regular interval trotting. The length of the interval is a decade of the Rosary.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 24, 2022 07:23 PM


What are the babies names?

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 24, 2022 07:27 PM (bVYXr)

164
What are the babies names?
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 24, 2022 07:27 PM (bVYXr)

_________

Ruthie, Rosalind and Diana

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 24, 2022 07:28 PM (1Nxff)

165 WE HAVE A MOVIE MARQUE

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 07:31 PM (xhxe8)

166 Movie thread is up

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at September 24, 2022 07:32 PM (OX9vb)

167 There is a lot to be said for cedar as a fun wood to work with. Good grain and plenty of depth.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 24, 2022 07:32 PM (GG0QO)

168 Hadrian hardly left the couch

Posted by: Skip at September 24, 2022 07:32 PM (xhxe8)

169 Hadrian, no problems going to the grocery store and back.

Posted by: Infidel at September 24, 2022 07:33 PM (6/K6X)

170 Hobbies can be really expensive, as I know, but don't have to be. A lot of wonderful art has been done with ball point pens, Ticonderoga pencils and some cheap paper. (Better materials can make a difference, obviously, but the activity is more important.) A good pocket knife, appropriately sharpened, and some fallen tree branches or scrap wood can make fascinating carvings. Knitting needles and crochet hooks are inexpensive or can be made. And so forth. You can make a game of it: how much can you do while spending little money.

Posted by: JTB at September 24, 2022 07:35 PM (7EjX1)

171 SMH, have you taught the grandbabies to make kites? I know you are a whiz at origami.
Posted by: Ben Had
___

Their mom taught them.

Posted by: SMH at September 24, 2022 07:36 PM (hBjG3)

172 JTB, I have made a bunch of old style church replicas with a chainsaw, a rasp, and a dremel.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 24, 2022 07:39 PM (GG0QO)

173 that helix was pretty cool. i've always wanted to incorporate one into a 4'x4' n scale coffee table with the diorama running around the sides of the unit.

Posted by: BifBewalski - @ (3CCua) at September 24, 2022 07:40 PM (3CCua)

174 My husbands grandmother used that iron to iron their clothes! Now, we have it on display. It can be used as a weapon, if needed-it's that heavy!

Posted by: Toni at September 24, 2022 07:40 PM (PgM6e)

175 Great Grandma Aspirin Factory had an iron like that on a shelf.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory

was the stuff he brushed onto it after cleaning and sandblasting a blueing agent? how does that work, does it get washed off after some elapsed time?

Posted by: BifBewalski - @ (3CCua) at September 24, 2022 07:44 PM (3CCua)

176 172 ... Good evening, Ben Had,

Good rasps and files are capable of some amazing results. A huge amount of making flintlock rifles from scratch in the 18th century was done with rasps and files. They are seriously underrated tools.

Posted by: JTB at September 24, 2022 07:46 PM (7EjX1)

177

Nope. Fen will yell at me.

Posted by: Harry Baggot at September 24, 2022 08:18 PM (iZd4T)

178 Solaris is like 2001 as written by Tolstoy.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 24, 2022 09:02 PM (r46W7)

179 He could have just bought a perma-press shirt.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 24, 2022 09:05 PM (ilwlt)

180 Made good progress on the 60 VW Bus this week. Engine is back in, wiring mostly sorted. The original 62 year old tubing for the oil pressure gauge needed to be replaced, so I ran that and hooked it up. Fixing some wiring under the dash is a PITA since you can't see a whole lot and need to be a contortionist to do it. Somehow I'm less flexible than I was thirty years ago.
Posted by: I'm Also a Client at September 24, 2022 05:46 PM (l3SW6)

Cool beans! I owned a '58 and '59 at various times. Currently building a dune buggy based on a '61 floor pan. Need a spare 36 HP engine?

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