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    Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    Splitting hairs. “Buckskin dun” (aka dunskin) is a legit horse description. Further describing the coat and point colors may be “redundant” but not all readers would know or visualize the colors by...
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    Yes, very nice.

    Mackerel sky.

    Congrats MMD.
  3. Thread: Fir die off

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    Re: Fir die off

    And Whitebark Pine, another five-needle, high elevation species.
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    Re: curious handplane like artifice

    Interesting. With the bend in the blades of the OP tool I wouldn’t have guessed that was the intended purpose. Makes sense though.

    Footnote: Those Shinto rasps work well for hoof rasping. I also...
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    Re: curious handplane like artifice

    We use a somewhat similar shop-made tool on timber surfaces when we need to touch up or mimic a band-milled saw texture. Ours are pretty crude – just straight bits of bandsaw blades welded together...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Me too! I have the plans for it, partly inspired by this thread.

    Wonderful adventure, thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    -4F/-20C this morning.

    Shot a couple evenings ago. We've had about 8" more snow since then. Looking good for skiing this year.

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    Re: Time to Reinvent Myself

    Sorry to hear this, it seems to be going around. Good luck on your new path Katherine.

    My sister got the ax a couple days ago after 26 years of loyal employment with a large global investment...
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    Re: Inflatable Kayaks, experience and opinions.

    Different strokes …

    For some whitewater conditions, many boaters prefer to rig with a bit more weight forward. With loaded rafts and Ik’s, I like balanced trim in easier water and where lots of...
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    Re: Inflatable Kayaks, experience and opinions.

    IK's are pretty forgiving in whitewater but they are not nearly as responsive as hardshell kayaks, and that can be frustrating at first if you are used to paddling hardshells.

    Salmon River, ID:
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    Re: Inflatable Kayaks, experience and opinions.

    We have a couple Aire Lynx 1 duckies. Hers is at least ten years old, mine is five. No problems so far. Not cheap but they are pretty bomber. We especially like them for low water self-support river...
  12. Re: Drones Flying Over Private Property - Can You Stop Them?

    Heh, good one John.


    Our equines don’t like a drone buzzing around. I imagine to them it’s like a horsefly from hell.
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    Re: every dog has thair day and this is ours

    Visit for sure. After another week or so we’ll start easing into socializing the pups. Their eyes just opened a couple days ago.

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  14. Thread: Geometry question

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    Re: Geometry question

    I think bend radius is figured at the inside bend of the pipe, on the exterior surface of the pipe.
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    Re: every dog has thair day and this is ours

    Thankful to be inside and warm, this mamma rez dog with five pups got a break.

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    We took them in for fostering two weeks ago, two days after they were born.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Did Ferg bark, or was he stalking the snake? I'm guessing he barked.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    How did Fergus alert you to the snake?

    I’ve never encountered a snake “a couple feet up in the grass” like that -- that would give me a jolt.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    Wish I could get them to lay on their backs when I trim their feet.
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    Re: credited with killing more people than any other

    A friend, who knew I enjoyed hunting and eating morels and a few other wild mushroom types, once proudly gave me a large paper bag nearly full of false morels that he had found and mistaken for true...
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    Re: Not a fan of fiberglass

    Liquid house wrap might work. Supposedly vapor permeable. I’ve not seen it in smaller than 5 gallon containers though. Know any builders using it?
  21. Thread: I-bonds

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    Re: I-bonds

    I got one earlier in July this year.
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    Re: Joints, but not as Paul knows them

    I have a copy. Excellent book.

    As is:

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    A former employee made a larger scale demonstration sample of the joint in the OP.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Down time.

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    Re: Solve This (If You Can)

    Another way to look at it:

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    Angle ‘a’= 1/2640 arctan = .021703 degrees
    Overall angle ’c’ = 4x ‘a’ = .086812 degrees
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    Re: Solve This (If You Can)

    Shouldn't the bolded be 2640/3484799.5?
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    Re: Cutting beams-abrasive or band saw?

    I think circular saw the better tool for the job. I’m thinking handheld saw but with a lot of heavy unistrut to cut I’d go for a 14” steel cutting (carbide blade) chop saw for that. I’d still be...
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    Re: Cutting beams-abrasive or band saw?

    Metal cutting circular carbide blade. Way cleaner and faster than abrasive cutting. Cut flanges with circ. saw and finish web with recip. if needed. Only 4" width? Might be able to cut the web from...
  28. Thread: My new house?

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    Re: My new house?

    No rebar?
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Masonry ruins at a pueblo in SW Colorado, ~AD1250-1300:

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    Re: Ramblings West; Road Trip

    Enough to make you cry.

    The enormity of the stream of humanity that flows through the park is crazy.
    Thankfully, the crazy is mostly confined along the roadways.
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Hay day. Unloading.

    Luv’n the little 4-pack bale grapple that I set up on the little tractor.

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    Hay producer rancher guy loads my trailer in the field with an 8-pack bale grapple,...
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    Re: Ramblings West; Road Trip

    Getting back closer to home; the Big Hole valley, Montana; “The Land of 10,000 Haystacks”.

    Used to see these big house-sized haystacks all over the valley …

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    … but that...
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    Re: Ramblings West; Road Trip

    In the Uinta Mountains, UT; an east-west running mountain range.
    The only other sizeable E-W range in the Rockies that I’m familiar with are the Centennial Mountains on the Montana/Idaho border.
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    Re: Ramblings West; Road Trip

    I had a nice six mile loop hike in the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in the Four Corners area. Archeological sites everywhere you looked, and then some. Hardly any people on the trails.
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    Re: Ramblings West; Road Trip

    Tallest sand dunes in North America. Over 700 ft.

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    Re: Ramblings West; Road Trip

    South Park, Colorado, looking west. From this view, on the distant horizon there are at least nine peaks over 14,000 ft. ASL.
    (Hmmm … the grass seems greener on the north half of the valley.)
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    Re: Ramblings West; Road Trip

    Oregon Trail out there. South Pass way yonder on the left where the mountains tail out …

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    Passing the Split Rock area and the Sweetwater River at 75 mph … covering the distance in an...
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    Re: Ramblings West; Road Trip

    Kind of weird photo (not edited or HDR) of a railroad tie hack memorial sculpture.
    Dude has a left handed grip on a broad-axe hung for right hand hewing? Bark your knuckles that way pilgrim.
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    Re: Ramblings West; Road Trip

    Thanks, glad to share pics, such as they are.

    Skip, I really enjoyed your recent thread and photos from your trip to CO.
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    Re: Ramblings West; Road Trip

    I was a few seconds late though and just missed a golden moment when the morning sun had lit up the distant snow-dusted butte before the clouds wrapped it. Really nice layers of light.
    I was being...
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    Re: Ramblings West; Road Trip

    It rained all that night. Beautiful morning the next day:

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    Snowed up higher on the nearby buttes. Headwaters of the Wind/Bighorn River:

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    Re: Ramblings West; Road Trip

    Weather coming over the Tetons:

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    Re: Ramblings West; Road Trip

    Found a nice quiet spot for lunch on a beach at Yellowstone Lake. Boating is allowed on the lake. I only saw two power boats out on the water. A sail ‘n oar or kayak type of trip there in the south...
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    Yellowstone River. Looked like great whitewater for kayaking but glad to not see any:

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    Band of basalt. Hard rock.

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    Re: Ramblings West; Road Trip

    Bull horns. This bull bison had yellowy, crumbly looking horn. He was licking the dirt/minerals by a hot creek:

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    Re: Ramblings West; Road Trip

    Elk demonstrating their right to peaceably assemble on the lawns of the Fort Yellowstone Visitor Center:

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    There were several park rangers around using bullhorns (megaphones) to try and...
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    Ramblings West; Road Trip

    Montana to Colorado and back to visit family.


    Upper Madison River in Yellowstone NP. Looked fishy:

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    Not shown in the photo above, but just around the bend to the right there were a...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    I don’t know Jay, those aren’t my home waters and I was just passing through and had camped nearby. Didn’t fish. Rarely do anymore unless for the pan. I’d guess some type of native cutthroat,...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Lake in the Uinta Mountains this morning. Many trout rising.

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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Did some volunteer work today finishing up a fencing project at a U.S. Forest Service facility. There were five of us oldfarts from our local backcountry horseman group doing the work. The fenced...
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