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    i jumped the shark a few weeks ago, internetting under the influence.

    this is actually a decent quality...thing, but it's been on the back porch for a week and every time i walk by, i smh. of all the things i actually need...

    make me feel better with your tale of woeful decision making, tia

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    gratuitous kubota is gratuitous

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    The Mako was an impulsive misadventure. I had a chance to bail on it a few weeks later, but didn't, so it went on for a few years.
    The premise is WRONG, Bob!

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    what in the hell is that thing?

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    Apple cider, just waiting to happen.
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    not a nail gun thread eh
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Apple cider, just waiting to happen.
    and i don't even really like cider. i'm good for about 8 ounces a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Apple cider, just waiting to happen.

    i thought it looked like a press. but why the side screw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    not a nail gun thread eh
    i did finally buy a passlode gas nailer about a week before they became obsolete. did the same thing with my first flatscreen t.v.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    and i don't even really like cider. i'm good for about 8 ounces a year.
    Now buy a pot still to go along with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc View Post
    i thought it looked like a press. but why the side screw?

    the grinder rotates away and the press flips up. its all very high tech.

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    My brother bought a house here in Maine. Briefly thought they might move here. Never even spent a night in it and sold it several months later.

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    apples need grinding up before they can be pressed. The side screw is probably for the grinder. Though LW, I understand a bit better why this is a lousy impulse buy if you never drink more than a single glass of cider/year. That's a long, long amortization you're looking at ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    The Mako was an impulsive misadventure. I had a chance to bail on it a few weeks later, but didn't, so it went on for a few years.
    how many outboards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    apples need grinding up before they can be pressed. The side screw is probably for the grinder. Though LW, I understand a bit better why this is a lousy impulse buy if you never drink more than a single glass of cider/year. That's a long, long amortization you're looking at ...
    about 600 years, i reckon

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    I bought a couple of tools at Harbor Freight.

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    Not much to offer... but I do have one minor fashion mistake that seems to have stuck with me.

    High school. A summer weekend. Walking the promenade in Seaside, Oregon - among the trinkets, tourists, salt-water taffy, and bumper-car rides. Went into a clothing store and fell in love with a rather gaudy striped long-sleeved henley shirt with built-in biceps-garters. The 'riverboat gambler' look. I only wore it a few times. Every time I did - it garnered a mixed reaction of puzzlement and ridicule. IIRC, the fudge I bought next door was perfectly fine. Hard to go wrong with fudge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    I bought a couple of tools at Harbor Freight.
    did you get the $300 trash pump tho?

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    Most recently, I'm thinking the non-running Miller Bobcat 225NT.
    Rattling the teacups.

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    We made about 120 litres of juice last year.....

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    I just bought an old Evinrude cowling at a yard sale for 5 bux.
    When I have time, I'll turn it into a mailbox.....after I get finished with all the other stupid chit I waste time on.

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    All the boats I have owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulf View Post
    Now buy a pot still to go along with it!

    i dunno, sounds like it could lead to more impulse buys on the internets

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    My husband. Iíve been paying ever since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    Cider presses are great to invite friends over for a fall party. If you have any friends.

    who needs friends when you can have a swarm of yellowjackets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine View Post
    My husband. I’ve been paying ever since.
    if you get a cider press, it will bring you closer together

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    Weld the mailbox to it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    if you get a cider press, it will bring you closer together
    too small to put body parts through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    and i don't even really like cider. i'm good for about 8 ounces a year.
    Me either. How do you feel about Hard Cider? I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine View Post
    My husband. I’ve been paying ever since.
    We truly feel your pain... <G>
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    wow, i could get in on the ground floor

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    the beer brewing club guys that make a lot of cider made a contraption using a new garbage disposal unit and PVC to juice all of their fruit. probably cheaper than that press and way easier to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc View Post
    the beer brewing club guys that make a lot of cider made a contraption using a new garbage disposal unit and PVC to juice all of their fruit. probably cheaper than that press and way easier to use.
    katherine built one about ten years ago from a hydraulic press
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    You guys pale in comparison, about 10 years ago I bought a 1985 jaguar xj, after a couple of years of repairing it and repairing it and paying to have it repaired, I understood why the previous owner sold it so cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    katherine built one about ten years ago from a hydraulic press
    That must just about define keeper.
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    A '74 Saab Sonett. Had it a year, realized there was too much overlap with motorcycles, and it needed a clutch soon. (You pull the engine to replace the clutch.) Sold it
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