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#16 CRFarnsworth OFFLINE  

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Posted December 16, 2013 - 06:59 AM

NO WAY am I letting the wife see that!  I'd have an imediate new "hobby".   It is cool though.   Rick


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Posted December 16, 2013 - 07:57 AM

:bigrofl:  :bigrofl: I had that thought too. She'd be chasing me to Africa, "where the _______ants build

this really neat colony that you could make into a coffee table"



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Posted December 16, 2013 - 08:02 AM

 I liked this but I can see a danger of underground pressure building up & possibly blowing out.

 

 



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I can't tell you how much protective gear it would take to get me to do that. Water in the ground flash steaming, blowing molten metal all over the guy doing it and any spectators. Shudder.

 

 

Good points, and I don't want to be named in any lawsuits, so here it is.

 

Please be careful.


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Posted December 16, 2013 - 08:20 AM

I can supply the fire ants. I saw one about 2 feet tall by a stop sign yesterday.

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Posted December 16, 2013 - 09:46 AM

Check out this plaster cast of an African termite mound

 

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Posted December 16, 2013 - 09:48 AM

That is so cool, beautiful even.

BUT

I can't tell you how much protective gear it would take to get me to do that. Water in the ground flash steaming, blowing molten metal all over the guy doing it and any spectators. Shudder.

Yeah learned that lesson when I was about 12. We walked the railroad tracks and collected the lead/Babbitt that would run out of the bearings from railroad cars. My brother 3 yrs older than me and I decided to make spears. So we started a little fire and was melting lead when Dad got home from work. Dad had worked in foundarys Cast Iron and Aluminum  at John Deere(Waterloo) and Maytag so was going to supervise. We cast 1 and it turned out well. The Second, not so good!! Dad seemed to think a drop of sweat got in the melt because it blew up and my brother had a cowboy hat shaped scar on his cheek for may years. Now that he is 65 it has pretty well faded away.

But those are the lessons you never forget!! :smilewink:


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Posted December 16, 2013 - 02:33 PM

Yep, my nephew, member "baumbaum" can tell you all about steel mill explosions involving just a little water!  






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