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    Getting going.... rototilled some lime and composted chicken manure into my spot. Have to let it sit for awhile now to cool down, and it's still too early to plant much. Anybody working on theirs yet?
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    woodworkingboy replied to a thread Homemade Charcoal in MBTV
    Charcoal is made from bamboo as well. It has a number of practical uses, like for purifying air and water. It will help keep vegetables longer when kept with them in the fridge. The porosity acts as an absorbent. When made from green bamboo, the water can get collected and it has uses for health benefits and as a nutrient when growing plants. Some added to bath water will add alkalinity for a more hot spring like effect. I read where the liquid was said to be an aid in growing back hair., but I got tired of going around smelling like smoke before finding out if that that was really true or not. :) They sell the liquid extract in garden supply places and hardware stores. I never heard where it's good to drink it.
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    woodworkingboy replied to a thread Homemade Charcoal in MBTV
    Good lesson, cool thread! I used to know a guy that was a charcoal making fool, including the more difficult real hard type binchotan charcoal that keeps it's heat longer, before turning to ash. It's the stuff that the yakitori restaurants use. He had a way of making regular charcoal where he used a barrel buried in the ground, but I've forgotten the explanation. I'm wondering though, what would be the results if you had the inner barrel set in upright with a lid on it, and built the fire on top of that? Maybe that was the method I was told once, being done in the ground? Do you think it would work similar to your way of doing it? There used to be charcoal kilns all about in the hills in these parts, you still run across them. Warmth in residences created by people sitting with their legs put under charcoal brazier tables covered with a heavy blanket. The burner is on the underside and puts out a nice cozy heat that is adjustable with the air intake. Just add to it during the day. We still use one, generally women get to be experts at it, keep it going all of the time, but now buy large bags of special briquettes that are safer to use. Cheap Chinese imports killed the charcoal making trade in this country. Electric heating tables have become far more common as well, a flip of a switch for on and off, but the heat isn't nearly as nice as the charcoal ones. Charcoal sure is useful stuff, an essential commodity in the old days.
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    2 Days Ago
    One thing about a chainsaw mill that doesn't often get mentioned, is that you can carry it to the location of a tree. A band mill or some other larger device may not afford that opportunity. I've milled some boards that were valuable enough to carry a distance one at a time.
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    Judging by what I see at a welders place close by, fabricators working in stainless have all kinds of bits and pieces of scraps that are left over from jobs. Especially pipes, ideal for making port a wraps and whatever.
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    Mountain bikes not guns! There must be cool places to ride around those opium fields.
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    5 Days Ago
    Wow, and the young guy had it made. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/04/19/aaron-hernandez-commits-suicide-in-prison/
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    More people need to know the story of General Nogi during the meiji era in Japan... When the samurai's were losing their positions of respect and prominence as more foreign influence came to acceptance in the country, the general and some other warriors started a rebellion to try to maintain the old ways of thinking still under the strong position of the emperor. The rebellion was futile, and the general and his associates failed in their ambition to restore what they believed was an essential code of conduct embodied with respect and obligation. Feeling disgraced and shamed, the highly decorated Nogi having previously served his country with the utmost distinction, was forced to remain dutiful in his position of prominence in the country. He normally would have taken his own life as an apology, as was customary in those days, but the emperor forbid it. The day of the funeral of the meiji emperor many years later, General Nogi and his wife went into an upstairs room in their residence, closed the door, and both committed ritual suicide. The general assisted his wife by stabbing her in the throat. He then disemboweled himself wth his sword to reclaim his position of honor, always intending to do so after losing the emperor's banner in a skirmish during that fateful rebellion so many years previous. Always having held the importance, General Nogi waited 35 years to once again have the opportunity to bring honor upon himself in the only way that he believed that he could. Life shouldn't be without honor, be it in a person's word or in their handshake.
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    Maximalist replied to a thread New Zigzag in Climbing Forum
    Very interesting.
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    Maximalist replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Christ is Risen!
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    Maximalist replied to a thread New Zigzag in Climbing Forum
    Do you really use ZigZag on SRT? It's amazing. Can you tell us more in detail?
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    Maximalist replied to a thread Cooling helmet in Gear Forum
    Probably this helmet - https://ru.aliexpress.com/item/New-Design-Adjustable-0-3W-PE-Solar-Powered-Safety-Security-Helmet-Hard-Ventilate-Hat-Cap-with/32546981268.html?
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    woodworkingboy replied to a thread Fishing 2017 in The Rec Room
    Wow, fishing paradise. Those red snapper should bring you good luck for the rest of the year. Beautiful fish!
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    woodworkingboy replied to a thread Woodworking in The Rec Room
    Interesting approach, Bob. Hope the end grain lengths hold up for you.
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    Nice bumper! 53 is no way too old to learn to ride horses. I was younger than that when I taught myself, but I could have done it at 53. If you can ride everyday or at least frequently, after a few months you will be thinking of yourself as skilled at it, perhaps even if nobody else does. A few thrills and spills can be expected. I much grew to prefer bareback riding over using a saddle, if that is any way to measure ability at it. I suppose the riding aficionados might consider it uncouth, but it just felt a lot freer and more interesting. Lots of horsey hot sweat on your trousers though.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    The problem with you guys is that you haven't instilled the proper subservience into your workers.
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    woodworkingboy replied to a thread Woodworking in The Rec Room
    Basket weaving is like broom making. Very useful goods.
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