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#1156 JDGuy445 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 28, 2013 - 07:35 PM

Wow! That is something. First Robey's which is a bit aways and now them. Prayers are with their family.



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 07:53 PM

Below is a news clip showing Our friend Mark Rock talking about the destruction, and views of all the mess.

 

 

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Posted June 28, 2013 - 08:41 PM

Oh My, that looks terrible. I'm so sorry for their loss.



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Posted June 29, 2013 - 06:06 AM

Sure glad nobody was hurt, but emotionally that is gonna be rough. Prayers sent for the families and community.



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 05:32 PM

Daniel must have fallen in the POOP PIT........... :smilewink:


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Posted July 02, 2013 - 05:10 PM

Daniel must have fallen in the POOP PIT........... :smilewink:

 

 

Nope, still kicking, but not in the poo pit!  :D



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Posted July 02, 2013 - 05:20 PM

Ok, here's what happened on the farm today in Ball Hollow.  Of course first thing (you think milking the cows right?....wrong!)  was feeding silage.  Dad had to be at doc's office for routine blood tests early, so I fed before I milked.    Then we started on rebuilding the deck on our Woods "Twin Cadet" 10' bush hog.  Last year the deck had so many holes it was sending them whizzing way too close, so it got parked till we could repair it.  

 

Used my plasma cutter to cut out the rotten metal, and to cut new sections to be welded in.

 

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Cut out holes & new removeable doors that are needed to pull pins for blade removal/replacement.

 

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One panel welded in.

 

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Dad didn't see me come in with a camera while he welded.  Took a pic while he welded, then when he flipped his helmet up I was ready & said something so he'd look.  Gotchya!  Most of you know he's 87 1/2 & still works every single day!

 

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After this, I fed silage, then mowed around the silage pits & roadside with my "new to me" John Deere F935.


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Posted July 02, 2013 - 05:59 PM

That working ever day is what keeps him going. Makes me feel lazy.


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 02:08 AM

  Hmmmm-- plasma cutter. That's on my bucket list for sure. I can think of a lot of trouble I could get into with one of those.



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Posted July 03, 2013 - 09:29 AM

  Hmmmm-- plasma cutter. That's on my bucket list for sure. I can think of a lot of trouble I could get into with one of those.

 

Me too! on both counts. :smilewink:



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Posted July 03, 2013 - 10:34 AM

That working ever day is what keeps him going. Makes me feel lazy.

 I sense a little truth and guilt in that statement :poke:  :D  :beer:



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Posted July 03, 2013 - 10:56 AM

Today so far has been milking this morning, then welding, welding, then after that, some more welding!  But I will get the Woods mower all welded up today.  Gonna put a coat of paint on it when we get to it.  No fancy paint job....just a layer to protect.



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Posted July 03, 2013 - 01:50 PM

10lbs of 1/8" 6011 rods later, and she's all welded up!  :dancingbanana:  Get a new pic later.  This has been one of those jobs that require a big hammer in one hand, and the stick torch in the other.  Overlapping edges required welding one spot solid, then hammer the edge over a couple more inches, weld that, then repeat.


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Posted July 04, 2013 - 05:49 AM

Thanks for the pic's of grandpa! I'll take and save all you got.

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Posted July 04, 2013 - 07:42 AM

  Hmmmm-- plasma cutter. That's on my bucket list for sure. I can think of a lot of trouble I could get into with one of those.

Me too. I would run myself out of steel to boot!






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