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  1. That’s way cool. We miss out on swarms because we are so far north. about swarms, a bee colony gets ready to expand in the spring, the workers start scouting a place. Then the workers fill in the area the queen is laying with stores and she lays less and losses weight. Finally they take some of the few eggs she is laying and start new queens cells, and a bunch of bees and the queen go find a new home while the old colony hatches a new queen and continues on. it’s a great way to start a new colony and expand your apiary
  2. Yeah, we have one guy at work that does 60 hours a weeek doing duramax head gaskets. Good luck on your search
  3. One of the many great things about Alaska, the snake population
  4. The ones we have are just snug. Your supposed to check them during your 360* walk around to make sure they are still tight. If they are not pointing in a line something is lose lots of chuckle heads move them to screw with their buddy, and now no one cares anymore
  5. They still have the round up? I seem to remember it being in the neighboring town, something water, Stillwater maybe? but I was young and drank to much back then
  6. Was talking with a buddy today, a few construction workers sitting around over a Diet Coke, man we’re getting to old. Anyways, one of the local banks has stopped offering construction loans. Cost to build has gone up over 50% per sq/ft. They say people will be upside down and loans are not god business. not good
  7. Thank you all. I have a 50 ton Enerpac Ram with spring return. So we’re getting there. Now I need to make the frame. originally I was thinking along traditional lines Now I am thinking about a 4 post and a moveable ram, More pondering
  8. So I need to rebuild at least one manual transmission, and I have about a dozen other projects that I could use a shop press for. So after pricing them up here, I will build one. Anyone have any pictures or comments on a shop press? PS. I have an enerpac ram and electric pump from surplus auction so I was starting with that
  9. I just realized I will be in the lower 48, and only 700 miles from the show. hmmm. Maybe dad would be up for a road trip? Hmm
  10. Had a snap on road chest, still do. Tough but not cheap. weather guard pack rats are great. They make several models and sizes. We have some at work that no one seems to remember when we got em, and some new ones. They work very good but seem to collect a ton of junk.
  11. Best storage is on multiple external hard drives. Thumb drives are not intended to keep data for a long period, same as flash cards. friend of mine is a nerd, has two hard drives on his router, his computers back up to them on a schedule. He has a third in his gun safe, and a fourth at a buddies. They get rotated regularly, he might lose some, but not much if they have a catastrophic loss
  12. It’s not nearly as interesting as one would hope. It’s a color/pattern for trendy millennials current style fad
  13. Not quite 10 years ago the company got a new CEO who moved the manufacturing to good ole China. They failed in weeks, they fixed the problem but are still nothing compared to what they were. I won’t buy another pair. And these were the Alaskan summer shoe, everyone had pairs, I bought them for my toddlers. Now they are despised here, unless your a millennial female with the tops turned down to show the salmon sisters prints
  14. Some have never forgotten what America did for Europe. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/americans-gave-their-lives-to-defeat-the-nazis-the-dutch-have-never-forgotten/2015/05/24/92dddab4-fa79-11e4-9ef4-1bb7ce3b3fb7_story.html older article, but well done.
  15. The market is tight everywhere. Read an interesting take on it. 1). COVID upset the building of new homes and they have not recovered yet for the numbers, some claim a huge percent of houses were not built in 2020, and 2021 has issues with building supplies, go check the price of a 2x6, whew 2) all the people who wanted to live in the big city for the social life have found out that during the apocalypse they have a front row seat, so they are moving out of the city if they can 3) lots of people who lived in the city for work now work online, so they can move out of the city 4) places are hiring, so people can move and get a job, again, leaving the city. lots of new or additional people looking to buy a house and less houses for sale. This article was a market analysis email, and they addressed the fact that they do NOT see it being the same as 2008, and these were some of the reasons given, but time will tell.
  16. I would have been pretty torqued seeing the tranny spinning in reverse before he had stopped. Either way he is treating the machine pretty rough. here they have gone away from dump beds, lot’s of ejector boxes now.
  17. Wife bought a 2011 legacy new, she was happy with it, my opinion is right with VT. Burned oil before 30k. Headlights won’t last more that a 6 months and you have to remove the inner fender to change them. Every fricken oil change they wanted to replace the brakes. And the interior is not up to her having the mutts along, there nails punctured the fake leather. It was cheap, came with a 6 year warranty, was good on gas, and it went where she pointed it in winter so I kept my mouth shut for the most part. When the daughter came back with the grand baby the wife moved her into the Subaru and bought a Honda, was a very happy day for me (I might have cried) , but the curse to mechanics is still here, just with the daughter. I looked up the oil leak, sensor under the alternator. Called Subaru, $18 and they had 20 on the shelf, guess it happens fairly often. Looked at changing the plugs, oh boy, that looks like about as much fun as an ice cream suppository. Then we have my Toyota, 2013 tacoma, been really good. Had one issue at 20k, smelled burning oil, turned out to be the front diff seal slinging oil on the exhaust. They replace the entire unit. Other than that after 7 years it needed a battery. Truck will get me there, and is dependable, just not so great on gas. Oh well. here, where it might be -60 ambient in the morning you want a vehicle that will start, Toyota's start and run, and they keep on running. The other point is that they seem good for crashes. We will see. the oldest boy is about the get his drivers permit, so I am shopping for a Toyota pick up.
  18. The hitch in his giddy up after his about face is spot on. great video, thanks for sharing
  19. If you mean you can buy a new front plate that you replace the whole assembly, I would go for it. Like mentioned, equipment is available many places, reasonable priced, and blanks are available to.
  20. Nice, great operator and a true class act. from the way the kids are acting this may not be the first time he has done that.
  21. Would an alignment issue with the moved axle do it?
  22. This was only the invasion of the first of the three home islands, Kyushu (operation Olympic) in November of 45. The invasion of Honshu was scheduled for the spring of 46, and more causalities. Some of the writings about operation Olympic speak of 25 combat divisions to be landed at the same time, and thousands of ships. The numbers are truly horrific, the bomb saved millions
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