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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:58 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:Well, I do not remember playing Androcles at any point :? so, I'm guessing it was a random act of kindness.

Be careful up on those ladders my dear; please don't drop any boxes on your head. :P

No, I think that ESD makes sure that the volunteers get a thank you.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:59 pm

Anyway, Happy Pancake Day1 Use up that fat, it's going to be a long forty days.

edited to add: Next week. However, I've decided that you can have two this year. Pancakes are better stacked.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:02 pm

Aww thanks for all the cheers peeps, I am supper stoked about the Job it's Indralay is a really cool place and I love the San Jauns. I spent a few weeks every summer up there as a kid, church summer camps, Sailing.
I have a sea kayak a bike and a moped. now I really miss Betsy Duck! :|

Ugly Dougly wrote:Knowmad, I hope that is Washington in the summer. It's rather drizzly right now...

Yeah Dougly it is pretty raw up there right now, but it's Washington it's supposed to be like that, a small price to pay for a place where one can see 100 feet into the water and watch the Orcas chasing salmon. The best part about the late winter early spring is there are no tourist there. Beats the hell out of the grey rock quarry I did the last few winter/springs! :lol:

But I am Tired. Ms Prissy finally dropped the a bull calf, he looks fine, maybe bit on the light side (?) don't really know, haven't been around cows much since High school. He is mostly white w/black across a shoulder and opposite hip. She nursed him right away that's good, first milk has all his probiotics, antibiotics and macrobiotics (one would think they'd cancel each other out). She hasn't dropped her placenta yet, guessing she'll instinctively eat it for the blood clotting factor of progesterone to slow/stop uterine bleeding. (see all that stuff I'm learning about hormones :wink: ) Bleeech! the nasty, smelly, bloody, miracle of life. James Herriot I'm not Elliot I left the farm precisely for this reason. It's kinda cool but seriously; I'd shoot myself in the spleen if I had to do this every season. or run away and join the Navy. oh wait! I already did do that.
I wanted to post up a few pictures but I have no data cable or blue tooth, or micro sd reader, and of course I have no service for the phone, So it will be a while before I post them. Prolly this weekend when Susan gets back.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:31 pm

knowmad wrote:Bleeech! the nasty, smelly, bloody, miracle of life.

Tee shirt worthy.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Thorormr » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:31 am

winebuff wrote:Morning everyone. Interesting night last night. Took the first lesson this month of a "ladies only" self defense gun class. Interesing people there. I will leave it at that :D Off to work. Have a dusty day....


Good on ya! Your local legal codes make for interesting reading too. I did just that a few days ago exploring which less lethal measure I wanted to add to my EDC prep.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:08 am

Good morning all! Got a late start this morning to make up for my late night. Where is that :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

*pokes ECM hopefully*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:19 am

and today is the tx meld ..
but Napa is having a huge music festival
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:32 am

*wanders in, makes CCCP*
Thanks MDF.
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Hey, it's Thor!! *waves*

wow knowmad, you have some fun!! you gig on the island sounds great. I'm hoping to be up that way this summer on a road trip. love it up there.........shellfish!!!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:54 am

happy birthday Bob and Ron.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:15 am

indeed! Bob and Ronaldus Magnus.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby littleflower » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:46 am

good morning! another busy day .... just had to pop in to make sure there was some food around ...

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and some coffee for MDF ...
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hope everyone has a great day!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby littleflower » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:47 am

(((((((marty)))))))
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:09 pm

Thanks, Littleflower! You know I love :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

I am having another cup right now, though it has gone full dark here. :? I have another 2 hours at this office, and then a mile walk to get home.

Feeling pretty good though, finally. 8)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:40 pm

heya everyone! Busy day!
now the chickies hatch. or most of them, a few more to go then the Duckies should start. one chickie dided already. :( prolly birth defect it looked kinda spindly.

Tonight I'm off on a girls night out. a fun bunch! we are going to a poetry slam and then visiting each others favorite pubs our driver tonight is the gal who tapped out first last time. We're thinking of making this our new bye-law. I'm a bit nervous; as not all the folks in one of my favorite pubs have seen me en feme and someone I have a crush on is going to be there. I do have a few options; laugh loudly and shrilly at odd times, wring my hands and pick my coaster to shreds or wind, wine and whine.:oops:
really hope I don't revert to biting my nails I spent over an hour on them this afternoon after yesterday. Thinking of that, I guess I could use that as my Ice breaker. "Wow! I thought I'd never get these nails to look right. Why, yesterday I was elbow deep in a cows Vagina." Yiggy there's your opening for brachiovaginal/proctic insertion joke
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:20 pm

knowmad wrote: I guess I could use that as my Ice breaker. "Wow! I thought I'd never get these nails to look right. Why, yesterday I was elbow deep in a cows Vagina." Yiggy there's your opening for brachiovaginal/proctic insertion joke


That would get you laid around here, for sure. 8) 8) 8)

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:03 pm

Hi gang!
*checks to see in knowmad is still wearing his watch*

I did some "theoretical" steel work today.
I've been getting a bulge in the stove top (not bad) but it moves when the fire is super hot.
so, I cut grooves in a star shape, centering on the high spot, ground them out to a "v" shape and prepared to weld.
wow, when I cut them they went all directions!! showing how "stressed" the top was. each pie shape went a little differently, up down and sideways.

So, I leveled them as close as I could and began to weld the grooves, in order, a few inches at a time.
the theory (in my head)is that welds shrink when they cool, and if you make a somewhat wide bead, it shrinks a fair amount. So, my theory is that under the extreme heat stress, the top was trying to expand, but, the sides were holding it, so, it had to bow up.
Cutting the grooves and welding, IMO, "shrank" the top, by pulling from all directions to the center of the star cuts.
Well, it's flat now.........I'll try a fire tomorrow and see how it goes.

wish me luck.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Patsh » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:24 pm

ygmir wrote:Hi gang!
*checks to see in knowmad is still wearing his watch*

I did some "theoretical" steel work today.
I've been getting a bulge in the stove top (not bad) but it moves when the fire is super hot.
so, I cut grooves in a star shape, centering on the high spot, ground them out to a "v" shape and prepared to weld.
wow, when I cut them they went all directions!! showing how "stressed" the top was. each pie shape went a little differently, up down and sideways.

So, I leveled them as close as I could and began to weld the grooves, in order, a few inches at a time.
the theory (in my head)is that welds shrink when they cool, and if you make a somewhat wide bead, it shrinks a fair amount. So, my theory is that under the extreme heat stress, the top was trying to expand, but, the sides were holding it, so, it had to bow up.
Cutting the grooves and welding, IMO, "shrank" the top, by pulling from all directions to the center of the star cuts.
Well, it's flat now.........I'll try a fire tomorrow and see how it goes.

wish me luck.


(checks to see if Knowmad is still wearing her watch...) :wink:

Yggy! I hope you took some pics of that process of cutting and welding! Sounds like it ought to work.
Still undecided about a removable plate on top? I sure loved the plates on my wood stove for 30+ years...
Best of luck!! :D
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:01 pm

Triken wrote:
ygmir wrote:Hi gang!
*checks to see in knowmad is still wearing his watch*

I did some "theoretical" steel work today.
I've been getting a bulge in the stove top (not bad) but it moves when the fire is super hot.
so, I cut grooves in a star shape, centering on the high spot, ground them out to a "v" shape and prepared to weld.
wow, when I cut them they went all directions!! showing how "stressed" the top was. each pie shape went a little differently, up down and sideways.

So, I leveled them as close as I could and began to weld the grooves, in order, a few inches at a time.
the theory (in my head)is that welds shrink when they cool, and if you make a somewhat wide bead, it shrinks a fair amount. So, my theory is that under the extreme heat stress, the top was trying to expand, but, the sides were holding it, so, it had to bow up.
Cutting the grooves and welding, IMO, "shrank" the top, by pulling from all directions to the center of the star cuts.
Well, it's flat now.........I'll try a fire tomorrow and see how it goes.

wish me luck.


(checks to see if Knowmad is still wearing her watch...) :wink:

Yggy! I hope you took some pics of that process of cutting and welding! Sounds like it ought to work.
Still undecided about a removable plate on top? I sure loved the plates on my wood stove for 30+ years...
Best of luck!! :D


HI Triken!


dang me.
and again, for not taking photos of the slits cut in the top. Not sure photos of welds would really show much, other than welding technique....or lack thereof.

I sure hope it works.
so, the plate covered holes in the top: is the purpose of the hole, to expose the pan to more direct flame/heat?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Patsh » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:19 pm

ygmir wrote:
Triken wrote:
ygmir wrote:Hi gang!
*checks to see in knowmad is still wearing his watch*

I did some "theoretical" steel work today.
I've been getting a bulge in the stove top (not bad) but it moves when the fire is super hot.
so, I cut grooves in a star shape, centering on the high spot, ground them out to a "v" shape and prepared to weld.
wow, when I cut them they went all directions!! showing how "stressed" the top was. each pie shape went a little differently, up down and sideways.

So, I leveled them as close as I could and began to weld the grooves, in order, a few inches at a time.
the theory (in my head)is that welds shrink when they cool, and if you make a somewhat wide bead, it shrinks a fair amount. So, my theory is that under the extreme heat stress, the top was trying to expand, but, the sides were holding it, so, it had to bow up.
Cutting the grooves and welding, IMO, "shrank" the top, by pulling from all directions to the center of the star cuts.
Well, it's flat now.........I'll try a fire tomorrow and see how it goes.

wish me luck.


(checks to see if Knowmad is still wearing her watch...) :wink:

Yggy! I hope you took some pics of that process of cutting and welding! Sounds like it ought to work.
Still undecided about a removable plate on top? I sure loved the plates on my wood stove for 30+ years...
Best of luck!! :D


HI Triken!


dang me.
and again, for not taking photos of the slits cut in the top. Not sure photos of welds would really show much, other than welding technique....or lack thereof.

I sure hope it works.
so, the plate covered holes in the top: is the purpose of the hole, to expose the pan to more direct flame/heat?


Hi Yggy!! :D

Yes, to get access to the direct flame, and there are various implements specifically made for that with a ring to sit in above the hole in the stove-top. I have a wonderful cast iron waffle iron like that, and each half has half a ball which seats in a socket in the ring... when one side is done, you lift the handles together as one, leaving the ball (both halves) in the socket, and flip it over. I've seen other cast iron things made like this for wood stoves with removable plates. Also, water boils in less than half the time with the bottom of the kettle directly over the flame.
Of course, there will be soot on the bottom of everything, so it's nice to have a designated sooty spot to put stuff while it cools!

I cant wait to see this incredible stove of yours in three dimensions! Looks like it'll take up half the Hof!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:44 pm

hhmm, I'll have to re-consider.
I could put one, right where the flame wraps over the "smoke shelf" so the opening would be in line with the flame making the turn to the secondary burn chamber.

I'll see what happens with the top tomorrow, when I build a fire in it, and report back.

oh yeah, I'm hoping, when I grind the welds down flat, to re-surface the top, they'll leave a pretty sort of design in the metal. I don't know if the "stack of dimes" effect goes down into the weld, or just the surface.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:14 pm

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:23 pm

I couldn't stand it and ran out and took a few photos of the stove and posted in "work in progress"..



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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:38 pm

ygmir wrote:I couldn't stand it and ran out and took a few photos of the stove and posted in "work in progress"..



Fishy:
haha
those are good.

I adore Bad Reporter. That's where my "Whoops, I Squid it Again" line is from.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:54 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
ygmir wrote:I couldn't stand it and ran out and took a few photos of the stove and posted in "work in progress"..



Fishy:
haha
those are good.

I adore Bad Reporter. That's where my "Whoops, I Squid it Again" line is from.

is that what the website is called?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby magicmarty » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:05 am

Night, YG, Fishy

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:10 am

Good night, (((Marty)))

I think I will sit here and drink a little more whiskey.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby magicmarty » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:14 am

((((((MDF)))))) Night, kid
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:36 am

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:06 am

Good morning!!!

*starts ECM*

I got a half night's sleep, just enough to keep me going... if I get enough :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:28 am

*wanders in, makes CCCP*
Thanks MDF!
How's things in D.C.? we're finally expecting a little rain and snow....I think I have narcissus sprouting! dang.
Anyone know if I should dig up my Gladiolas and or Dalias and separate the bulbs or something? Some say I should, some say no. And, I'd guess it'd be now, in winter?

Dang I missed Marty.


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