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After work, hobbies & life after the logs are loaded!

Discussion in 'Forestry Operations' started by Hallback, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. wornout wrench

    wornout wrench Senior Member

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  2. Graham1

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    The safety boots make all the difference. At work I’m very safety conscious. My father lost a foot at work, but at home Crocs rule.
    Graham
     
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  3. John Shipp

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    A lot of the year seems to be 6 day working week, and if not careful part of the 7th day gets roped in getting ready for Monday. So I really value my Sunday "day off", and on Sundays my hobby is to eat. And chase the kids around laughing. Most Sundays we're lucky in that super mum/wife cooks us fresh pancakes for breakfast. It's a good start to a day of snacks and hopefully roast dinner. WP_20180325_09_58_59_Pro.jpg
     
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    Last Sunday I was sent on a mission, and as a bonus I found a great cafe along the way. Very peaceful, very rarely sit quietly in a restaurant on my own, but it was breakfast from heaven. WP_20180318_12_58_47_Pro.jpg
     
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    What more could you want, a full English, cooked by someone else, piece and quiet and a book?
    Don’t let the missus see your post or no more trips out on your own.
    Graham
     
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    John I see you read the same Earthmovers maginze I get to read over here.
     
  7. Hallback

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    Those plates look very good!
     
  8. John Shipp

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    It's a good hobby.

    In the warmer months we cook outside over fire embers when we can, burger night or sometimes steak night. Then to break it up a bit, we try and do something more fancy. WP_20160916_20_26_51_Pro.jpg
    Here is venison sausages, salmon, and little rack of lamb.
     
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  9. old-iron-habit

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    Your wood cooking is mouth watering. We also outdoor cook over a wood fire burned down to coals. Waiting for the snow to melt so we can use our new fire ring for the first time. It is made out of 12 Cat 30 track pads butt welded to each other. We use a piece of Stainless Steel open decking to carry the food. I'll post a picture when it melts out of the snow bank.
     
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  10. John Shipp

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    OIH, your use of track plates is interesting, will they take the heat well without distorting? We've been using washing machine drums with the pulley turned round on the back, they stand like a wine glass. Being stainless steel they last a long time. We have several on the go if cooking for a mob, and alternate the grills around as they burn down, it can be a juggle though.

    I'd like to make up a grill a bit like a pinball machine with a firebox at the back, where a constant fire can roar away and embers can be raked out from under it and dragged beneath the grill to wherever needed. One day maybe!
     
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    Oh my, we have made a minor transition from iron to food. My favorite hobby.... I just cannot indulge it as much as I used to.
     
  12. Hallback

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    Fitting as he is only five & a half months old. FullSizeR.jpeg
     
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    A few years back I might have considered some of those items. See I had all of a one mile one way run to work and had wondered about building an electric powered sidecar out fit to replace the engine in the old Yam 650. For the short run I figured one or two 4D or 8D batteries powering a 40 MT Starter modified to run a chain sprocket would be more than enough but had no idea of how to control the speed. Figured I would have been able to plug into on of the leads outside the shop that were used for block heaters at night and get free power to recharge the batteries.

    The two neighbors I passed on my commute would have probably liked the quite too! Who knows if I run out of projects I might do it some day just for kicks. Just need to make sure it can make the three mile one way run to the store for a beer and pizza run!
     
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    Sounds like it would have been like the reverse on my side hack. It has a starter that is either full blast or nothing running only the sidecar wheel. It has a two speed switch but both are to fast. It spins the side car wheel every time I used it.
     
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    Now there is another idea I could have incorporated, a reversing switch to have power forwards or reverse! While at it why not add a second smaller starter motor over on the sidecar wheel for 2 wheel dive in the winter.
     
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    What a handsome pup!!

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  17. Hallback

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    And another project has been added. 11.jpeg
     
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    Thanks!
    I already have a 14-1 421" small block for it and new front suspension on it's way.
     
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    Current job in my shop..This is a 69 428 super cobra jet..My friend (recently passed away) owned it for 45 years.I am the builder and have looked after the car since 91.New owner would like me to do a few things before it goes to his second home in Vernon.He lives in Alberta where the car originates from...Original drive train and all original body (suspension not so stock).....
    Sitting in my shop is the 66 Fastback with the 428 CJ 4spd,my 68 fastback with the 427 5spd and the 428 SCJ.Big block Mustang month I guess.. 002 (2).JPG 003.JPG IMG_3369 (2).JPG