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    1 Day Ago
    Metal detector. I am the guy who lends one out here. Bet there is someone there you could borrow one from. My cheap ass one has found a lot. I should upgrade. Shopped around but have a hard time spending that much on a good one. Don't really treasure hunt. Guess I could take it up. Cheap one is $100. They go up to over $1000. I have the cheap Walmart $100. Found my cell phone in the snow once. Hay loft another time. If you think treasure hunting could be fun look at high end.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Winter on Spikes in Climbing Forum
    I have a pair of military surplus mickey's that fit quite well. I bet they would work better than pacs.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I grabbed some when they were pulling it all out. Couldn't resist either. Not sure why.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Years ago we had a rail line that went through town. It was no longer being used. I saw a guy I knew with a hard hat and a safety vest cutting it up and loading it up. I wondered how he had got that gig. Just look official was all he was doing. Never got caught.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Yeah. GE was great at pollution. PCBs in the Hudson were/are a huge clean up issue.
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    01-18-2019
    We might get a foot. Supposed to be cold enough to be the light fluffy stuff though. Wind is going to blow it all over. Joys of winter. My oldest son is a snowmobiler and can't wait. I could do without myself.
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    01-13-2019
    I remember Dave. He couldn't get any good help cause they could snip buds for growers for good money. Lucky he lived through the power thing. Do not remember the dog saving him though.
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    01-13-2019
    Just say no.
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    01-13-2019
    Yes I remember him. Richard and Nelson got the get tough on drugs thing underway. Lock em up and throw away the key.
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    01-13-2019
    Yeah. Only how many decades has it taken? How much wasted money and lives? Thanks politicians. Tricky Dick and Nelson Rockefeller were the guys who really got the ball rolling. A couple of fine upstanding politicians.
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    01-13-2019
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Woodworking in The Rec Room
    Yes. Ripping is scary. Two people help. I bought the saw new in 74. We did a lot of work with it. My bud more than me. He made cabinets for several kitchens. It paid for itself. It will do the work of several other tools but not quite as well or easy as the tool made specifically for the job.
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    01-12-2019
    I know some guys:/::/:that planted some cash crops on a tree farm in Georgia back in the 70s. They had harvested and replanted trees. Looked like the trees were pretty well established and not much maintanence was going on with them. Around Athens and Lexington.
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    01-12-2019
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Cold showers in Odds and Ends
    My bud and I had a foolish tradition when we were teenagers to go jump in the pond on April1st. The ice was just barely out of it. Not a very long swim.
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    01-12-2019
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Woodworking in The Rec Room
    I have a Craftsman radial arm saw of that vintage. You do well at r and d for tools you need.
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    01-08-2019
    And at least then you are sure the job has been done right. I do the same. Custom knife making seems like a cool thing to do. They go for big bucks, but how many sell for that.......
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    01-08-2019
    I used to work for quite a few farmers. Not many left. One farmer friend needs things fixed occaisionally. We just trade favors back and forth. He is grateful for that and I as well.
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    01-07-2019
    I ordered on the 31. I checked and they estimated delivery from the the 5th to the 14th. USPS. Should be any day now.
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    01-02-2019
    Cobleskill replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    I have some cousins in Grassie. Another one lives on the lake shore around Grimsby.
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    01-02-2019
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Orchard Ladder in Climbing Forum
    We grow a lot of apples here. Most of the new plantings are grown on trellises more like grapes than apples. Productivity is supposed to be through the roof. Already have to big a supply. Price of apples will be following milk, corn, ......
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    12-23-2018
    Cobleskill replied to a thread HOBBS mod in Gear Forum
    https://shop.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/3/63183_I.jpg Beastly? Maybe not, but does seem burly. I am rolling the dice on one. Seems like buyers have liked theirs. 100 lbs.
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    11-28-2018
    To give you an idea of the agriculture value of a skid steer with operator. 2018 prices average per hour with operator (Michigan University figures) =$62, high $90 low $20. You have more liability to figure in and the value of the work is higher, but that gives you a rough idea of machine costs.
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    11-14-2018
    I use a Fiskars ax maul thing for straight stuff. Quicker than machine and satisfying. Split some big blocks of ash with vertical splitter. Nasty. Thought the smaller stuff would split by hand. Wrong. Got to make a platform for the vertical splitter function. My knee and gut got sore from keeping it straight on the foot. I laid some lumber down in one layer and some plastic decking boards crosswise on them. Now I need to fasten them together and cut a hole in them for the splitter foot. Work smarter. We still get some American Elm around here. That stuff calls for a splitter.
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    11-07-2018
    John and Tim have worked for Mohawk for quite a few years. They had a blow out and quit him for a while but are back with him again. I think Bill got punched in the blow out. Tim and Bill are both hotheads. They have been with him since the late 90s I would say.
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    11-07-2018
    You know the Duxburry brothers?
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    11-07-2018
    Yeah, I know Bill. Remember when somebody off the books tried to collect unemployment. That put him over the edge.
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    11-07-2018
    Johhny, New Day is where I buy my green beans from. It used to be the father there most of the time. Now seems like the daughter is doing it all. I will have to try the DK. I am up on shore of Lake Ontario around Wilson. Where is your home base?
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