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November 29th, 2021 at 9:17:18 PM permalink
missedhervee
Member since: Apr 23, 2021
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My next door neighbor has his mailbox support curbside and it is very stout, being built of heavy stone.

Wonder if he can sleep soundly at night, or is he constantly worrying about his potential liability?

Gee, myself and some others in the 'hood have a couple big boulders in our yard, near the curb; maybe we too should worry about liability in the event some drunk careens off the wide street and plows into one?

So much to fret over ...

Nah ...
December 2nd, 2021 at 6:46:51 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 144
Posts: 24487
This is what real men do on cold windy days in December
they dig a 2 ft hole so they can move their mailbox 5 feet
further south of the driveway. Took me at least 15 minutes
1 in time to dig a 2-foot hole. I had to do it today because
it might be the last day in the 40s we get. And the grounds
going to be frozen very soon. But at least it's done I don't
have to think about it anymore.

There are people who used to make a living using these
things to dig post holes. I can't even imagine it. Today they
have gas powered post hole diggers. It's a tool you don't
use very often but when you need it it's nice to have.
It's really just two opposing shovels that are hinged together.
Just like a pair of scissors are two knives joined together.
If you look at really old scissors from hundreds of years ago
that's just what they were, somebody took two knives and
screwed them together.


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December 2nd, 2021 at 7:28:18 PM permalink
petroglyph
Member since: Aug 3, 2014
Threads: 24
Posts: 6010
Quote: Evenbob
This is what real men do on cold windy days in December
they dig a 2 ft hole so they can move their mailbox 5 feet
further south of the driveway. Took me at least 15 minutes
1 in time to dig a 2-foot hole. I had to do it today because
it might be the last day in the 40s we get. And the grounds
going to be frozen very soon. But at least it's done I don't
have to think about it anymore.

There are people who used to make a living using these
things to dig post holes. I can't even imagine it. Today they
have gas powered post hole diggers. It's a tool you don't
use very often but when you need it it's nice to have.
It's really just two opposing shovels that are hinged together.
Just like a pair of scissors are two knives joined together.
If you look at really old scissors from hundreds of years ago
that's just what they were, somebody took two knives and
screwed them together.


Pretty good for digging through roots, and about the best hand tool for getting down through some rock.
I used to hand dig rock holes for power poles in my yoot. Up the mountainside dragging a drill, and a bar, and ten foot shovels.
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December 3rd, 2021 at 3:40:23 AM permalink
AZDuffman
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 135
Posts: 16253
Quote: Evenbob
This is what real men do on cold windy days in December
they dig a 2 ft hole so they can move their mailbox 5 feet
further south of the driveway. Took me at least 15 minutes
1 in time to dig a 2-foot hole. I had to do it today because
it might be the last day in the 40s we get. And the grounds
going to be frozen very soon. But at least it's done I don't
have to think about it anymore.

There are people who used to make a living using these
things to dig post holes. I can't even imagine it. Today they
have gas powered post hole diggers. It's a tool you don't
use very often but when you need it it's nice to have.
It's really just two opposing shovels that are hinged together.
Just like a pair of scissors are two knives joined together.
If you look at really old scissors from hundreds of years ago
that's just what they were, somebody took two knives and
screwed them together.




I have one, had to dig a post hole for a fence post which I moved when I added the hot tub. Hard to start the hole with it but when you get going you realize why it was invented.
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December 8th, 2021 at 1:01:14 PM permalink
rxwine
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 156
Posts: 13807
I had no idea contour measuring tools exist. Guess I should watch more workshop videos.

Push it up against anything and get the exact shape. Much like those nail toys you can push your face into and get a 3 d impression. It's hella easier than trying to measure by other ways.

Quote:
6-In gauge with 35 leaves per inch, great for precise woodworking, installation tile floors or linoleum

Ultra-thin fingers measure profiles up to 3-1/2 inch deep

Includes rule marking on body with inch graduations
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December 24th, 2021 at 8:01:52 AM permalink
rxwine
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 156
Posts: 13807
If you can do anything skilled with confidence, make it clear and concise, you can drive millions of viewers to your video (eventually) That's my opinion anyway.

Hell is just an eternity of everything you hated in life.
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