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Posted December 17, 2014 - 03:53 PM

Cutting the metal for the gables is tons of fun! Looking good!


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Posted December 17, 2014 - 03:57 PM

Cutting the metal for the gables is tons of fun! Looking good!

 

That's why it's getting done way down the list!   I did finally find a pair of shears with VERY big finger/thumb loops.  All my older shears would wear gigantic blisters on my thumb from my large hands not fitting them.  I don't like using saws due to the hot metal flying everywhere.  Much safer using shears, albeit slower.


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Posted December 17, 2014 - 04:18 PM

That's why it's getting done way down the list!   I did finally find a pair of shears with VERY big finger/thumb loops.  All my older shears would wear gigantic blisters on my thumb from my large hands not fitting them.  I don't like using saws due to the hot metal flying everywhere.  Much safer using shears, albeit slower.

I use my 4-1/2" angle grinder with a cutoff wheel in it. Does a pretty good job!


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Posted December 17, 2014 - 04:51 PM

I use my 4-1/2" angle grinder with a cutoff wheel in it. Does a pretty good job!

 

Well, I shoulda thought of that!  I think I'll try that instead!  As far as tomorrow, I forgot I have an appointment with my surgeon tomorrow about taking the clot filter out of my artery.  That will kill the entire day.


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Posted December 17, 2014 - 05:19 PM

It does a pretty good job. I usually measure height from where the tallest section will be, including overlap. Then at the shortest and use a board/straight edge to mark a line to follow! I've been buying the 5" disks to go on there, they last a bit longer!


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Posted December 17, 2014 - 08:05 PM

Your shop is progressing good, Daniel. I'm sure you'd like the work to go quicker but, considering all the other items on your "plate", I'd say you are moving along very well!
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Posted December 17, 2014 - 10:36 PM

Shop's looking good. We'll be praying for a smooth removal of the filter, and a quick recovery.


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Posted December 17, 2014 - 10:48 PM

That's why it's getting done way down the list!   I did finally find a pair of shears with VERY big finger/thumb loops.  All my older shears would wear gigantic blisters on my thumb from my large hands not fitting them.  I don't like using saws due to the hot metal flying everywhere.  Much safer using shears, albeit slower.

 

Daniel, I use my Circular saw with a good carbide blade turned backwards and wear a full face grinder face shield and ear plugs. It usually good quick and cuts well without burning the paint on the tin.


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Posted December 18, 2014 - 05:38 PM

Today was just morning milking & afternoon feeding here on the farm.  The rest of the day was spent at my surgeon's office, and picking up some Christmas items before time runs out.  

  Doc has me scheduled for 12/29 to remove the arterial filter via my neck's jugular vein.  Hmmm...just saying "jugular" gives me the willies!   Oh well, it's routine for him, so doesn't matter what I think.  I do like my surgeon very much.  Very personable & has a good sense of humor.  Before that, on the 18th, I have a breathing test at the hospital to test my lung performance, which I think is fine at this point.

 My only real complaint at this point is the arthritic pain that really affects my output.  But I do have to stop my blood thinner 3 days ahead of surgery, and that isn't a good feeling, but a must for messing around my jugular! 


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Posted December 18, 2014 - 05:39 PM

I did go ahead & cut some lengths of double bubble tonight so I can quickly get to the shop siding tomorrow after morning milking.


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Posted December 18, 2014 - 06:24 PM

Daniel We will be praying the surgery go well. 


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Posted December 18, 2014 - 07:11 PM

Daniel We will be praying the surgery go well.

Same here Uncle!
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Posted December 18, 2014 - 07:14 PM

Same here Uncle!

 

 

Daniel We will be praying the surgery go well. 

 

Should be easy enough.  It's outpatient surgery.


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Posted December 18, 2014 - 10:30 PM

Dan'l, Train a couple of those Holsteins to do this and you won't have to milk any more  :D :D :D

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=6tSOmStY3lE


Edited by OldBuzzard, December 18, 2014 - 10:30 PM.

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Posted December 18, 2014 - 10:52 PM

Daniel We will be praying the surgery go well. 

I will too!


Edited by Gabriel, December 18, 2014 - 10:55 PM.

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