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    Default New Toys, watchu gots??

    Joe's electronic gobbleydegook inspired the question...

    What new toys to YOU have??

    For me, it's yard tools. Both my ancient yard-sale corded string trimmer, and the even older and cheaper hedge trimmers, died. I tried to repair them... but no luck. I certainly got my money's worth out of 'em. So I went with 18v cordless replacements from Makita. So quiet. So balanced. So nice not to be dragging a cord around.





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    OK now ya gotta trim those bushes.
    Get to work.
    Keep calm, persistence beats resistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domesticated_Mr. Know It All View Post
    OK now ya gotta trim those bushes.
    Get to work.
    Done and done.

    Except for the two shaggy high-mountain blueberries out front - which are just putting on fruit now - which the birds love, so my sweetie won't allow to be trimmed yet. And the pair of rhododendrites, which have to completely finish blooming before they can be pruned. I'll circle back to them later.
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    My new to me toy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Madison View Post
    Don't be a tease. More puullleeezze
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    I recently left behind 12 years of condo life and have moved back to middle class suburbia which means re-outfitting for a garage and yard.

    I was kinda delighted to see all of the battery powered lawn equipment available and have gone with ryobi based on past performance with the drill and small circular saw.

    Lawn mower, string trimmer/light duty tiller, chainsaw, shop vac. The lawn mover is really quiet, and the 6 amp hour is plenty to for my rather small yard. The shop vac is great for quick clean ups but does not last more than 20 min on a fresh battery, but I really like the design and how easy it is to clean and go from wet to dry.
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    Default Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    This might need two posts.












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    New Nikon Z6 with 24-70mm lens

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    Yup, two.

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    Here comes Joe with his iPad..

    +1 more on the saw please My Madison.. !

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    That saw needs it’s own thread!

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    Byrnes Model Machines mini table saw and thickness sander. Yum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domesticated_Mr. Know It All View Post
    My new to me toy.


    Now THAT is cool. And fits perfectly with my image of you! <G> But... no handlebar streamers?
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    TT800284.jpg
    The new ride, although mine is an older model with lower steering and a different colour.

    vox.jpg
    A little battery-powered amp for outdoor jams
    Last edited by Flying Orca; 06-25-2020 at 12:34 PM.

    What are you doing about it?




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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Now THAT is cool. And fits perfectly with my image of you! <G> But... no handlebar streamers?
    No brakes either, by the look of it- much more useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Orca View Post
    TT800284.jpg
    The new ride

    vox.jpg
    A little battery-powered amp for outdoor jams
    Nice amp.

    AND... ONCE AGAIN... no handlebar streamers? What is UP with you people??? <G>
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Nice amp.

    AND... ONCE AGAIN... no handlebar streamers? What is UP with you people??? <G>
    Well, I've got a flag...

    What are you doing about it?




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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    No brakes either, by the look of it- much more useful.
    Most bikes of that era had 'coaster' brakes. Pedal-actuated hub brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Orca View Post
    Well, I've got a flag...
    Skull & Crossbones?
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    Just the streamer that came with it, for now, but I'll be working up something. Not sure what yet.

    What are you doing about it?




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    Closeout gyro stabilized monocular

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudderless View Post
    Closeout gyro stabilized monocular


    Oh... didn't you hear?

    Some of those have been pulled from the market for a propensity to induce Vertigo (or was it Swelled Big Toe).

    Best be safe, though. Contact me by PM for shipping instructions. I'll test it... just to make sure it won't cause you any troubles down the line.
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    Stainless fermenter for Father's Day. Gonna try it out this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Now THAT is cool. And fits perfectly with my image of you! <G> But... no handlebar streamers?


    On my 1973 model, I do have the green sparkly grips* and chrome fenders.
    I picked it out of the trash.
    I am slowly cleaning a layer of crud and rust off of it and ordering new rubber.
    I will have as much fun fixin it, as i will riding it.
    I get satisfaction bringing things back from the dead and giving it new life.
    Coaster brakes work fine on the flatlands I'll be riding on.
    It's a pretty simple bike, not much to go wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkrone View Post
    Stainless fermenter for Father's Day. Gonna try it out this weekend.

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    Wassit for?

    Are you gonna start CHEATING... and using artificial means to impinge upon Pless' olfactory territory?
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Don't be a tease. More puullleeezze
    The saw is a Hall and Brown #2 bandsaw. Its absurd really, 36" wheels. Must weigh over 1000 lbs. The patent date on the casting is 1888, but I think this one is from about 1910. Its hard to tell, it doesn't match any others that I've seen with a known date.

    Its been updated with ball bearing pillow blocks and one wheel has been replaced with a welded version. I get the feeling it has worked hard for many years.

    I have thoroughly gone through it and am nearly ready to power up. Just waiting on a fancy new VFD 3 phase converter to arrive.

    I have been taking some video of the rebuild, will put together some of the clips one of these days.


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    I mortgaged my house and used the proceeds to make a down payment on a box of 100 #14 x 2.5" bronze screws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Joe's electronic gobbleydegook inspired the question...

    What new toys to YOU have??

    For me, it's yard tools. Both my ancient yard-sale corded string trimmer, and the even older and cheaper hedge trimmers, died. I tried to repair them... but no luck. I certainly got my money's worth out of 'em. So I went with 18v cordless replacements from Makita. So quiet. So balanced. So nice not to be dragging a cord around.




    My brother in law is a lawn and garden maintenance contractor, all of his gear, from the big 72in ride on down to the string trimmers and hedgecutters is battery powered electric. Amazing stuff, he gets contracts from rest homes and schools because the gear is so quiet. Mostly Stihl by the way.
    Me? I've been a bit short of cash for a while, had most of my funds locked up in a property deal so, in order to have the capacity in my truck based tool set have a large selection of Ryobi cordless. As soon as, and I mean the very instant, that I get paid out from the property sale I'll be selling those cheap and nasty tools and re equipping with a combination of Festool and Makita.
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    The Algorithm Is Watching

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd D View Post
    I mortgaged my house and used the proceeds to make a down payment on a box of 100 #14 x 2.5" bronze screws.
    Wow, you must have quite the house! Our credit union just started laughing when I said "bronze"...

    What are you doing about it?




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    Quote Originally Posted by john welsford View Post
    My brother in law is a lawn and garden maintenance contractor, all of his gear, from the big 72in ride on down to the string trimmers and hedgecutters is battery powered electric. Amazing stuff, he gets contracts from rest homes and schools because the gear is so quiet. Mostly Stihl by the way.
    Me? I've been a bit short of cash for a while, had most of my funds locked up in a property deal so, in order to have the capacity in my truck based tool set have a large selection of Ryobi cordless. As soon as, and I mean the very instant, that I get paid out from the property sale I'll be selling those cheap and nasty tools and re equipping with a combination of Festool and Makita.
    Life's not long enough to have to use anything but the best.

    John Welsford
    If I were a landscaping pro - I'd choose Stihl also. Spendy, but worth it. Festool is really well-built stuff, but they've not got the industry foundation/knowledge that Stihl does.

    If I were a pro on a budget - I'd be happy to have either the Makita or Milwaukee tools. And since those are the two cordless brands I already own... those were what I looked at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domesticated_Mr. Know It All View Post
    My new to me toy.


    I'm jealous of this one. My new-to-me Brompton is getting a lot of use, fascinating to me that the 40 year old fold design works so well and nothing has really beaten it in the market.


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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Wassit for?

    Are you gonna start CHEATING... and using artificial means to impinge upon Pless' olfactory territory?
    For making this...

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    I just got back from San Marcos, where I purchased a Powermatic 60 from the guy I sold it to two years ago.

    Does that count?

    It looks like this:

    Rattling the teacups.

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