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Firearms / Re: Merry Christmas to Me, I can see you now!
« on: Today at 08:30:23 AM »
TRN. I'm on Win10 and it opened with the default player.

Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: Today at 08:27:11 AM »
Look's awesome. I like the raw look. TRN has a great idea with clear powdercoat.  :likebutton:

Construction and Building / Re: Shawn’s new Hippyland Home
« on: December 16, 2018, 10:14:05 AM »
I miss seeing those beautiful mountains. I have climbed Longs Peak many years ago. Nice view.

I like the layout and I think it is super they have the ?nextgen? option. But shouldn?t it be ?pregen???

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 15, 2018, 02:08:03 PM »
You need a car lift!  Nice job so far. No CARep though. :(

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Donations / Re: christmas 2018
« on: December 14, 2018, 04:00:33 PM »
Sounds like an exceptional idea! Wonderful daughter of Duane for sure...

Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Camper gutting
« on: December 14, 2018, 07:59:06 AM »
Harv, If you are taking requests I would like to see a slide out please!  :popcorn:

Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 13, 2018, 02:18:00 PM »
Guys, explain if you can about me

The warrant screwed this all up trying to be friendly

So you guys explain to our new member pretty please

I'll try to explain... sometimes Don forgets that new people haven't been on this site for years and are used to the yammerings that have taken place. :)

So yes... we all hope to be called bonehead at some point.  :facepalm:

Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:29:59 AM »
Welcome Harv! Thanks for giving Ken "crap" err I mean help on his blade belts! We hate to see him sad.  :popcorn:

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:27:06 AM »
26th, wow that is going to be busy!

I did a kid thing yesterday and it felt great. On the way to pickup my son from school I was merging left as the lane ends after a stoplight. As I merged, this little rice burner (car) was right on my bumper attempting to pass everyone with the lane was ending and I was the first car. He went into the bike lane to get around me and I floored it. My tune is not the best but was enough to outrun him and blew a good amount of smoke in the process. When I looked over I noticed the window down and my exhaust is about that height so it was a double play.

Better than tearing up mulch at the mall!!!

Not a huge fan of rolling coal but that would be the perfect reason! Did he look like a racoon after the dousing? LOL  :beercheers:

I don't have the Ken Onion version but just the basic $70.00 one and I love it. No real learning curve other than make sure the belt is tracking before you start it up. Lay the blade against the guide before you start it. Then pull the blade across pretty quick while it is running. Then release the trigger before you get to the point.

Use a bad blade to practice at first. I didn't read the directions first "what could be so hard about this" and I ground down one of my Benchmade's pretty quick by having it running and then putting the blade on the belt getting it situated and then pulled across. If you drop the blade on and hold against the guide and then pull the trigger it works great.

My came with three belts. You can buy additional grit belts but I didn't see a need. I use it most on our kitchen blades. Makes then wicked sharp. Wife is constantly cutting herself. She is used to butter knives.  :beercheers:


Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Propane Tank Forge
« on: December 05, 2018, 07:47:20 AM »
Very cool. I would be curious how fast it would eat a tank of gas.  :popcorn:

That is hilarious. I haven't seen that one.  :likebutton:

Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Propane Tank Forge
« on: December 04, 2018, 07:47:37 AM »
Nice work Ken. Should be a nice winter project. Being the armchair DOT that I am..... what is the purpose of the door if the opening on the door is the same size as the forge opening? How do you close the actual opening on both ends if you want to increase the heat?


D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 04, 2018, 07:40:54 AM »
Very Purty... looks like fun! :beercheers:

Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 03, 2018, 08:51:10 AM »
Can I ask a dumb question? I can't seem to see it mentioned so maybe it is obvious. What transmission is in it?  :facepalm:

Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 30, 2018, 08:51:27 AM »
Brutal.. LOL This is my fav part.  :shocked:

Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: For bob and trn
« on: November 28, 2018, 10:26:41 PM »
I bring my own mood music to the appt.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: November 28, 2018, 04:46:27 PM »
Call me cautious but I won't have a Siri enabled device in my house and won't install a Ring type doorbell or consumer "Internet Accessible" camera that connects to my WiFi. Most newer routers provide for the plug and play type of port forwarding (UPnP) that you had to have some expertise to set up before and ensure encryption in active on that data stream. Typically the default is to have that on.

So when you buy a device and then just have to push a button and enter your WiFi password it uses UPnP to create an encrypted tunnel to that device (Ring Door Camera) to their Host server in the cloud.

The same approximate thing happens with any device you attach to your WiFi where you can access it remotely without using an actual VPN client like Cisco Anywhere Connect.

If you are at your site you can use this website to just check to see what ports if any you have open.

Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 27, 2018, 07:24:47 AM »
Congrats Don. Nice working setting it up. Toasty in no time.  :beercheers:

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 25, 2018, 09:01:03 PM »
Good job Hank!  Oh and Mike for tagging along.

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Thanks for sharing. I love history like this. Go Colorado!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 22, 2018, 06:18:38 PM »
I feel for you JR. She is still with you looking down on you.

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Message from the Owner / A True Thanksgiving!
« on: November 22, 2018, 03:34:14 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone as well. I have a lot to be thankful for! 

Yum. Wife and daughter did a great job.

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Firearms / Re: Merry Christmas to Me, I can see you now!
« on: November 21, 2018, 09:41:16 PM »
Wow.. you must have been a very good boy. Lol. Very nice.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: November 21, 2018, 08:53:19 AM »
We are great armchair quarterbacks!  :popcorn:

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: November 20, 2018, 05:14:10 PM »
I think JR wants it symmetrically pleasing to the eye.  :popcorn:

D.O.T. / Re: I salute this Cowboy!
« on: November 19, 2018, 05:24:39 PM »
Feel good of the day!  :likebutton:

CIEMR / Re: CIEMR, Christmas
« on: November 19, 2018, 05:20:58 PM »
Don was asking about ideas for the Christmas support we might be able to provide from the people of this site. Be careful what you ask for. LOL. He also encouraged me to post my reply. So here goes.  :popcorn:


I don't contribute any content for the website and get a lot of benefit from it so if I can contribute in other ways I am good with that.

As far as who or what I have always thought you pick great options. The family with the girls and then last year with your Preacher friend that needed assistance was perfect. So wherever you see the need I am fine with.

I do have a soft spot for anything armed services related from the K9 service dog relocation to handlers, wounded vets, suicide prevention, or just active military that don't make a lot of money but serve and have kids that might have needs that can be met. They rarely ask for anything.

Your Christmas post hit home as well. As kids we never know any better until we get older and reflect back on how we were raised and what we had. My mom got pregnant in High School and so her and Dad got married and proceeded to have two more kids they couldn't afford. We lived in small house and shared bedrooms. It wasn't bad. We always ate due to my Dad working three jobs and hunting. It was always devastating when we didn't get that Elk. That meat fed us all year long and I still remember processing every last bit of it. Nothing went to waste.

For Christmas we got to ask for one toy. One Christmas my Sister would get a Susy Bake oven, I would get a HO Race track, Older brother got a train track. We thought it was the greatest thing in the world. All of the other presents were things we needed like underwear, socks, jeans, a coat, or something like that. We always loved opening those presents as well but our focus was on the one toy we got. We would wear it out. We had family over for dinners and they reminded us of what was important.

Now the Christmas tree is overflowing with presents and our kids get so much. As parents we always want our kids to have more than we had. I don't see anything wrong with that as long as the true meaning for Christmas is front and center and that they understand how fortunate they are and it inspires then to pay it forward. I probably haven't been a very good Christian over the years and could have done a lot more but at the end of the day if your kids show respect and compassion that is half the battle.

I'm not sure why I didn't post this on the Prayer site but back in April my Mom was diagnosed with Pancreatic and Liver Cancer. At the time they gave her 3 to 6 months to live. She lasted up until a couple of weeks ago and passed away. I had never heard the phrase "her body is in the active dying stage". She didn't want to be buried and wanted to be cremated and ashes scattered up at Trappers Lake in Colorado where we used to spend that one week per year vacation camping and fishing as a family. So we will do that this summer. Ever since I graduated High School our family has been spread out across the country. So we never got to spend much time together since then. But once we do get back together, typically at a relatives funeral, it is like we never left. So if you have family and kids, grand kids close, enjoy it while you can. :)

I feel and pray for JR. the Holidays will be a little emptier this year but they continue on.

Sorry to ramble. So yeah... I trust you to but any donation to great use!


CIEMR / Re: jonestown massacre
« on: November 19, 2018, 08:06:11 AM »
So many were just shot. I had also forgot the Congressman was murdered at the airport when trying to escape.
This is a pretty good recap of what happened but they always leave out how he used the aspect of religion to control and influence his cult.


D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 18, 2018, 09:46:15 PM »
Nice gear. Happy Birthday

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: November 18, 2018, 08:12:02 PM »
Prayers for you and your family JR. She is without pain now.

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Donations / Re: christmas 2018
« on: November 18, 2018, 11:39:58 AM »

Thanks for getting it started. After reading Don?s CIEMR thread it was the first thing I thought of.

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: November 18, 2018, 10:49:06 AM »
Congrats Dave. Has to feel great after all the hard work and troubles overcome.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: November 16, 2018, 10:36:11 PM »
Sorry to hear that JR. pray that she is comfortable and at peace.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 16, 2018, 07:44:20 PM »
That is the cleanest 2002 I have seen. Sweet!

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CIEMR / Re: For your consideration
« on: November 15, 2018, 07:40:36 PM »
Well I would hope it is correct but I have followed Q on Twitter for a long time and have my doubts. I hope I?m wrong but I don?t have a lot of faith there will be any arrests.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 15, 2018, 07:15:06 PM »
Nice ride.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 14, 2018, 11:12:51 PM »
cruizng, how is that nifty steel table that you made working out for you?
Nate. It is still out there and hasn?t rusted away. I haven?t built anything big but it sure is handy holding everything down and square. Now that I am up and about much better I hope to use it more. First project will be creating a spot for all of the clamps instead of on top of the table.

I had a natural gas line run to the garage so as soon as I have some fun money I want to insulated half of my four car garage and heat so I can be out there during our 9 months of winter. Lol.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 14, 2018, 07:16:02 AM »
Women are funny on cars.. My wife is still driving a 2005 Nissan Armada that is about at 200K on the odometer. I have asked her several times what she would like and that we are going to have to replace it at some point before it leaves her on the side of the road. Hers is not worth much money for a trade in and has a few dings here and there. Especially on the driver door where she would drag the garbage can down the driveway and it would bang up against the door. Nothing huge just little pecks that drive me crazy. But it is her car so I finally gave up and not in a hurry to spend $60K on a new one. She looked and looked at other cars but similar to Goldilocks nothing fit just right.

So I am just waiting for the call when it is 20 below this winter and she is stuck in a parking lot or by the side of the road and it becomes an emergency. GAH!

But hey... every month I don't have that payment... so there is that.  :beercheers:

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 13, 2018, 07:01:39 PM »
Yep. If you have fires and combine that with Santa Ana winds I don?t think you can stop it. I lived in Ontario CA area for years and the Santa Ana winds blew the huge shop doors out of our semi truck shop one year. It was one of the few times the air was clear as a bell.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 13, 2018, 04:39:38 PM »
What about this "Camp fire" in California...and the lost town, Paradise? Prayers all around for those folks.

I know it has been a long drought, but I wonder what negative effect tree huggers may have had to encourage such a savage burn. Not cutting trees, protecting habitat and so forth...??

It is basically forest mismanagement for decades.

link to a good article describing what has happened over the years. It was a study for the Sierra Nevada's but applicable to all of California and many parts elsewhere.



D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 09, 2018, 07:58:42 AM »
Glad Baylee is ok and sounds like a tough week.

I got to put it in 4X4 this morning. :) 15 degree's and snow. Yippee! Oh and the BFG A/T worked great.

Can seem to get the pic to rotate properly..  :facepalm:

CIEMR / Re: Mornin' Gents
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:37:31 AM »
Glad to hear everything is going well in your world and especially with Weston! :)

Build Threads / Re: Spartan part 2, Suburban build.
« on: November 07, 2018, 08:57:52 AM »
Gotta admit that exhaust is creative in a Mad Max kinda way...  :beercheers:

Parenting / Re: A Father's Lamentation
« on: November 05, 2018, 08:23:00 AM »
Mike, Our prayers will stay with you. Thank you for sharing and especially the awesome story of his friends and how they stepped up to ease some of the pain. It is obvious that Jacob was loved by many. A light gone too soon. Tears shared with you.

Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build for a flip. Former 6BT candidate.
« on: October 27, 2018, 11:20:40 PM »
Well, had a guy come up from San Jose and paid full price for it. Told him I was not flexible on the price, and he still came up.

Still had to do the hubs, front studs and rebuild the dash. Found it had a small radiator leak is the worst part.

Now I have $$$ to get springs for the Dmax.

Bye, Bye,,,,,,,,,,,,
Congrats JR. Nice flip

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 27, 2018, 11:14:44 PM »
MAde the most epic smore for the daughters.

2 chocolate chip cookies. About. 5 inches indiameter. 3 jumbo marshmallows toasted. And 1 1/2 bars of Hershey?s chocolate.  Cut in half for the girls.

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Was that made in Texas?  Why yes,yes it was. Lol. Looks great!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site Construction, Part 6
« on: October 26, 2018, 08:09:53 AM »
The attack dog seen here attacking me! What a vicious beast that thing is!

I think the pooch just wants to drive... Great work! Looking good.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 26, 2018, 08:03:21 AM »
Praying for your strength and care Mike. Tough situation.

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