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    3 Days Ago
    My bud from Middletown Ny, home of Orange County Choppers, used to make cheese to sell. He went to classes to learn how. His equipment was not commercially made-he used an old bulk milk tank to do the process- and thus it came out a little different each time. He just called it "farmers cheese" when he sold it at Green Markets in NYC. Best cheese I ever had.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    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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    3 Weeks Ago
    When I was a kid a nice older man who just happened to be shooting skeet with us let me shoot his Browning Superimposed. Even though the gun did not fit me for beans I shot a lot better with it.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    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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    11-04-2018
    JD is supposed to be top shelf as well. Wire feed does fine on sheet metal. Not always so good on other stuff. My buddy used to work repairing RR cars for CSX. They wanted him to use wire feed. He said you get rid of the stick machine I go with it.
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    11-03-2018
    I had a hitch tounge on a John Deere baler made in the 70s split wide open. The weld looked great but no penetration at all. Looked like it had oil or grease on it was my guess.. Cost me a lot of work and luckily not a disaster. I was coming down a hill with a heavy load on the back. When I glanced back for no particular reason the baler was way offset. Whoa Nellie.
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    11-02-2018
    USPS flat rate boxes are good up to 70 lbs. Might be worth it.
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    09-02-2018
    I had a pinched nerve in my neck that I felt going down my shoulder. It kind of buzzed most of the time. Neck was sore, but not bad enough to make me think about having it worked on. I was working in and around my front end loader bucket, which I had up in the air out of the way. It slowly settles and wearing a brimmed hat I didn't notice and smashed into it at a good clip. Bent my neck back and knocked me to the ground. No more pinched nerve! When it happened I thought man, I could have done myself some serious hurt here. Once in a while you get good and lucky.
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    08-23-2018
    Stuff probably causes cancer too.
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    08-15-2018
    Could be a plugged orfice or jet as well.
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    08-07-2018
    Cobleskill replied to a thread radiator cleaning in Gear Forum
    https://www.radiatorgenie.com/radiator_genie_s/46.htm I made an attatchment for my blow gun to do this. Decided to try the store bought one. It works well. A little flimsy but so far so good. Have not even tried the water model yet, but I should. Something a person could make easily enough. My experience exactly Al. Many times over. Latest was local machine shop/welding shop owner is friend of mine. I mowed hay for him with my equipment when he was broken down. Payment never happened like it should have so he has been machining a few things and is smart enough to not charge me. So I break a part that needs welding and it is alloy steel that needs 7018 or similar. I think why don't I take it over and have him do some more restitution work. Pretty easy to match it up and see the angle it needs to be welded at. Kid that did it got the angle right, just 180* off. Are you kidding me? I cut off what was welded on the end and reversed that instead of cutting it at the break and rewelding it there. How many ways can they screw stuff up? Lots and lots.
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    07-26-2018
    I remember reading about powdered milk. Seems like some rich top soil and some nitrogen fertilizer were ingredients as well.
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    04-18-2018
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Fuel Transfer Tank? in Gear Forum
    Offroad, HHO, and onroad are all the same stuff around here. Used to be HHO was high sulfur. It is all low now. Just don't get caught running offroad in your truck. Not all that likely on a small truck.
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    03-07-2018
    They look like they were in your area. Dutch Elm Disease took them out in the '60s. They might not have been as common as they were here. Massive amounts.
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    03-07-2018
    If you can find it elsewhere it will cost about 1/2 as much. Worth looking, unless you need it right now.
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    03-07-2018
    The hose is the prime suspect. Check the fittings too. Air can be sucked in without having oil leak when not running. Metal or rubber? Could be the pump or filter housing.
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    03-01-2018
    I have a few nice ash trees I should harvest before they are crap. I checked the price and it is $5-600/1000 on New York state report. Thought about stockpiling some myself. I know it gets powder post in the firewood if you store it for a few years. Stig?
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    02-28-2018
    Another cost of cheap crap coming from China.
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    02-26-2018
    Cobleskill replied to a thread New stump wheel in Gear Forum
    Reminds me of my son using a carbide blade circular saw to cut in ridge vent on a old roof. He uses a crap blade until he gets down to one or two carbide teeth left. You wouldn't think it would cut at all. It does, surprisingly well.
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    02-12-2018
    There has been a rodent problem with soy based plastic wire insulation on several brands of autos. They seem to like to chew wires anyway, the soy is tasty to boot.
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