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#3271 Craig. OFFLINE  

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Posted June 23, 2014 - 11:34 AM

Looks like your rain is over for at least the afternoon.


Yeppers, now waiting to dry out.

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Posted June 23, 2014 - 02:16 PM

Corner posts setting in concrete!  Tomorrow we'll get 2 set in the morning, and another pair by mid-afternoon....that is if it doesn't rain  tomorrow like they're talking.  We'll get all posts set by end of the week, and some stringers nailed on.


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 05:54 PM

That sounds good, Daniel! Gonna get the fiber optics ran to the new shop, too?


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 07:20 PM

That sounds good, Daniel! Gonna get the fiber optics ran to the new shop, too?

 

They will be going right past the shop to run a new phone line to the milk parlor, so it should be easy to get them to do that.  I have 2 older laptops that would make fine shop computers for manuals & info when needed.


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 07:23 PM

Teresa has cookie duty at Vacation Bible School all week, so after she left, I got 2 more post holes dug, and the posts set in concrete.  That makes 4 today.  5 more 6x6's to go, then time to start stringers and get the trusses delivered.  Cooled off too, as I was working the whole time in light rain.  Felt great!


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 07:52 PM

Here's some pics of the shop progress.  In the 2nd pic, you can see the center post isn't centered.  When boring the post hole, I hit a huge rock, so had to set over a foot to get past it.  No truss attaches to these posts so it'll just be 11' instead of 10 between the last 2, and 9' between the 2 left posts.  I can live with that.

 

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And here is the boring machine for boring under roadways & driveways.  They can drill 310 feet, as that's all the boring rod they have.  They used every inch going under almost my entire yard & driveway, then all the way under the end of my garden, then out the bank to the roadside.  The vertical drills are the machines parking brake, and pretty darned effective!

 

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Below is the boring bit.  Inside the bit is a sensor that tells the computer which way the slanted point is laying when idle.  They slowly turn the slanted point to point the direction they need to go, then "push" the bit ahead and the slanted point slices that direction.  Then they start boring, and readjust as needed. Pretty neat!

 

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Posted June 23, 2014 - 08:13 PM

Wish I could come help with the new shop! Just too far, though.


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 08:14 PM

Wish I could come help with the new shop! Just too far, though.

 

The thought truly does count Kenny!  :thumbs:


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 08:17 PM

That is so cool !! thanks for explaining how it works.


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 08:22 PM

Some things I may not be physically able to do, but I am a hell of a good 'cut' man. Be it wood or metal. Plus I can do wiring. Best wishes the new shop goes up easily!


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Posted June 24, 2014 - 10:29 AM

Have them punch through that big rock lol

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Posted June 24, 2014 - 11:49 AM

, but I am a hell of a good 'cut' man.

 

 

Cut it off twice and its still too short??       :poke:


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Posted June 24, 2014 - 12:41 PM

What an insane day.  First milking this morning entailed 5 different phone conversations and 2 emails while pulling milk samples from all the cows for lab work.  Then work on shop posts a while before lunch.  Part way through I have to make a mad dash to Dad's to survey the corn to see exactly what does & doesn't need spraying with roundup, as they finished all the corn at Josh's house.  Reported back to the spray guy, then back to the shop project.  Hurry through lunch so I can mow at least part of the yard.  Make 2 rounds and Southern States pulls in with 2 tons of molasses lick tubs.  Drop mowing & use my MF1655'sd loader to offload the 200lb tubs.  They are out of the easier to deal with 125 pounders.  Before I finish that, my daughter pulls in needing Josh's old clothes dryer up in the loft of the barn.  Move 2 tractors out, then get the Big Dipper loader started to retrieve the dryer.  Put it in my trailer already hooked to my truck, then finally finish the yard around the house.  I go in for a drink, then Josh calls & said my milk company fieldman is here for the samples.  Drop the break & shoot down there & tend to that.  Come back to the house for my lighter as the milk truck pulls in.  Talk to him a minute, and now I'm here, finishing this post I started over a half hour ago! Whew...what a CRAZY day.  More to go!  Back to the last 2 shop posts if the rain holds off.


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Posted June 24, 2014 - 01:10 PM

Those type days can drive ya nut's.  The other day every time I picked up a wrench to work on a mower someone would either call or come by then I would have to go back and figured out what I was going to do in the first place. :loosing_it: 


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Posted June 24, 2014 - 01:18 PM

Man Unc I was wore out after that post lol

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