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October 20th, 2018 at 9:08:10 AM permalink
rxwine
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FACE, you build a pyramid by your pond yet?




you know you're getting old when just watching a guy build something in a primitive way makes you tired
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October 22nd, 2018 at 3:05:55 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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I'm not buying that he made all those bricks himself. OK, just that he showed he 'could have' works for me though. It bothers me that the finished thing looks so Disney, is it just me?

edit: actually it doesn't so much in the video, but the starting picture does. So it is probably touched up. Yucky blue color for the water.
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October 22nd, 2018 at 3:52:07 PM permalink
Face
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Huh. Just realized I have no good pics of the pond.

Nothing permanently built yet, though. I just had a pile of rocks wherein the hose was concealed, and it just sort of blew out from them and into the pond. No falls, pool; just straight current. The grass grows in so high it's all concealed anyway.

I've considered increasing it, maybe making a small canal to another smaller pond behind the grass, but probably won't even build a falls now, and certainly not a building. I'd rather it look like people aren't there.
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November 6th, 2018 at 1:36:58 PM permalink
Evenbob
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I did something brilliant. I took an
old paint scraper like the one below,
at least 100 years old, and put a
sharp edge on it.

It has a thin blade, I took files and
honed down the edge. Then I used
my electric diamond wheel knife
sharpener to put an knife-like edge
on the blade. You could almost shave
with it.

OMG, what a versatile tool it is now.
Scraping paint off glass, smoothing
a surface, I even used it to shave wood
off the oak front door threshold (sill)
that was preventing the storm door
from closing all the way. Worked better
than a wood plane.

If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 1st, 2019 at 2:08:53 PM permalink
Evenbob
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I watch a lot of restoration videos on tools
and knives. I usually FF thru it, just getting
the highlights. I wish I had the patience,
this is very time consuming.

If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 2nd, 2019 at 1:13:04 PM permalink
Evenbob
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I mean, c'mon, this is just showing off.
This has 2 mil views, some of these
have 13 or 14 million. Lots of guys
into this, it's a manly hobby.

If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 2nd, 2019 at 3:27:04 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Craftsmen like this blow me away. No
way would I attempt this.

If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 2nd, 2019 at 3:39:18 PM permalink
petroglyph
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I have a friend who makes knives. He would get steel out of the ocean around Kodiak, that was at one time the springs out of ww2 military equipment. It cleaned up fairly easily and was great steel.
Everyone gets thrown from the plane to maintain altitude
January 2nd, 2019 at 7:39:02 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: petroglyph
It cleaned up fairly easily and was great steel.


That's the tricky part, finding good
steel. Things like hand tools and
leaf springs are forged over and
over to make the steel strong. Like
Japs do making Samurai swords.
They melt and fold the steel over
and over.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 2nd, 2019 at 7:42:21 PM permalink
petroglyph
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Quote: Evenbob
That's the tricky part, finding good
steel. Things like hand tools and
leaf springs are forged over and
over to make the steel strong. Like
Japs do making Samurai swords.
They melt and fold the steel over
and over.
That swordsmithing had to take some real patience.
Everyone gets thrown from the plane to maintain altitude
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