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    Quote Originally Posted by Gattonero View Post
    Vinegar? Pepsi? Or just a wire wheel?
    That is what I was thinking. It is not the same file in each picture unless in the first picture the file is just reversed with the NICHOLSON logo on the back.

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    Yup- lazy posing. It's just flipped. White vinegar for 2 days, brass brush, then a baking soda and water rinse. Easy peasy. This was a sharp file that was just rusty, and the gentle process left it sharp. Not bad for $1.

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    Annual reservoir cleanout.

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    Good job!
    May I ask what's it for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gattonero View Post
    Good job!
    May I ask what's it for?
    That's our drinking water reservoir. Water comes out of a spring on the hillside (literally out from under a rock) and runs down a brook to this reservoir. When it rains the brook washes silt and sand into the reservoir and it settles out there, so we have to shovel it out every year. You can see a raised pipe on the right that carries the water a quarter mile to the house.

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    This is before: Enve 2.0 carbon fork - you're looking at the fork tips.
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    This is after. After what? After just riding for a year or so, can't remember anything unusual as far as hard impacts. Could even be from a simple twist of frame going on or coming off a Park workstand that clamps by the fork. Didn't even see it at first. Only on a second look did I notice a fork tip hanging by a thread.

    No idea how long I was riding the bike with the fork in this condition. Think there was still enough of the tip for tightened down wheels to hold on to.

    Replaced with a Seven 5E fork - with alloy fork tips.
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    Gifted a free Baldor, new bearings, etc

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    Drove 4 hrs to get this, not free but more than a fair deal, Clausing 8530, new bearings etc
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    [QUOTE=lumpy;858929]Annual reservoir cleanout.



    We have something similar. One drought year a well was drilled: sixty gpm of exceptionally soft water. But the pond is still there.

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    During spare time at lunch hour...





    And after a couple of turns, not perfect but usable. the Shimano one has become 26.8 from 27.0 original size

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    I'll bite. Our lane was a total disaster. Especially after we had a new well line put in a few years ago. Basically it was a sunken road. So yesterday with the warm weather, we lucked out and the crew arrived early and had everything done by 2pm.

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    And I had them do a run up to the shop doors:

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    Is there a new category of bikes known as "Crushed Limestone bikes"?

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    Have you seen the new ‘chert’ bikes? Pretty rad... designed especially for the ‘crush and run’ 24 hour events.
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    Clearing out jungle around the barn - it's time to fix the barn's serious problems.

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    ETA: Bonus picture of Dad, still getting at it at 79 years old.

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    If the roof is sound and straight you have a good beginning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ides1056 View Post
    If the roof is sound and straight you have a good beginning.
    The roofline is good; one of the rafter plates is broken in two places so there's a dip in the eave there, and everything below it in that corner of the barn is trouble. Plenty of issues elsewhere too - sections of wall off the foundation, rotten posts, etc. But it's still on the savable side of the line. Today I've got to figure out how to get three 30' 8x8s from our neighbor's house a mile up the road. He's selling and the closing is Thursday, and he needs them gone. Lucky for us, if it all works out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy View Post
    The roofline is good; one of the rafter plates is broken in two places so there's a dip in the eave there, and everything below it in that corner of the barn is trouble. Plenty of issues elsewhere too - sections of wall off the foundation, rotten posts, etc. But it's still on the savable side of the line. Today I've got to figure out how to get three 30' 8x8s from our neighbor's house a mile up the road. He's selling and the closing is Thursday, and he needs them gone. Lucky for us, if it all works out.
    Following this drought there will likely be a flood. That is the way it works in New England. Then you can float those lovely beams to your door.

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    Didn't think about taking a proper before and after while I was doing it but pressure washed my driveway a few weekends ago - one of the filthiest jobs I've ever done - was finding gravel in my hair for days. Cleaned out inbetween all the slabs and now filled them with that sand that should keep them clear - that was the easy part.

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    Now just got to work up to doing behind the house...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdawg View Post
    Didn't think about taking a proper before and after while I was doing it but pressure washed my driveway a few weekends ago - one of the filthiest jobs I've ever done - was finding gravel in my hair for days. Cleaned out inbetween all the slabs and now filled them with that sand that should keep them clear - that was the easy part.

    2020-08-16 11.54.14.jpg

    2020-08-16 16.00.43.jpg

    Now just got to work up to doing behind the house...
    I rent one of these every Spring from Home Depot...completely different experience than using a power wand...easy peasy, clean and fast. Make sure that you use the model with wheels.

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