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klrman wrote:

Well, now I know why you love NM.  MB has some seriously brutal Winters and was the first place in Canada where I fully understood what bone chill really meant.

Many of the people I grew up with still live in MB, but several now go south for the winter; some second homes in AZ or RV parks. They are all spending winter in MB this year.

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And Binghamton N.Y. got 40 inches this week.

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And Binghamton N.Y. got 40 inches this week.

We are in awe about that. My wife is from Binghamton. Friends there have been sending photos of the snow.

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covid got me into advance coffee brewing.
I’ve been a 3 in 1 quick coffee drinker and never invested on beans and methods of brewing coffee myself.

Got myself a 500ml french press and a small 400ml chemex still in the mail. French press is so easy and so many ways to change the flavour.
I’ve yet to get my chemex so that’s another series of learning on how to pour over

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MtnDon wrote:
pennzy wrote:
And Binghamton N.Y. got 40 inches this week.

We are in awe about that. My wife is from Binghamton. Friends there have been sending photos of the snow.


I spent a few winters in Binghamton. Went to BCC. ET77.
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We ran out of coffee, so I’m roasting up some more.

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power911 wrote:
covid got me into advance coffee brewing.
I’ve been a 3 in 1 quick coffee drinker and never invested on beans and methods of brewing coffee myself.

Got myself a 500ml french press and a small 400ml chemex still in the mail. French press is so easy and so many ways to change the flavour.
I’ve yet to get my chemex so that’s another series of learning on how to pour over

Nice to see another coffee guy!
I love French press coffee.
Give home roasting a try. I’ve been roasting my own coffee for about 6 or 7 years, (see above post).

I do mine in an 80’s hot air popcorn popper.
Give it a shot.

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-The history of the world exists between the down beat, and the next down beat. That space....that’s what defines who the drummer is.

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I do mine in an 80’s hot air popcorn popper. Give it a shot.

I have heard an air fryer works too, but the beans should be roasted in a single bean layer. I guess the air popper keeps the beans tumbling?

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MtnDon wrote:
I guess the air popper keeps the beans tumbling?

Correct. You have to keep them moving so they don’t burn. My buddy used to use a SS mixing bowl and a heat gun. But you have to keep stirring and stirring….and stirring.

The air popper makes really small batches, but it works very well.
I have contemplated fabricating a perforated drum and burner setup, but I haven’t yet.

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DSTdrummer wrote:
I have contemplated fabricating a perforated drum and burner setup, but I haven’t yet.

Torque converter?

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couldn`t you convert and old tumble dryer? just line it with mesh (the sort they used on old speaker grills) and pop rivet that in place.

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DSTdrummer wrote:

I have contemplated fabricating a perforated drum and burner setup, but I haven’t yet.
That would be like a chili roaster a smaller scale; common in New Mexico.
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Yet another box without any defined purpose. (I thought I had posted this earlier today but it is not found here. ??? Probably forgot to click something Facepalm )

Curved cuts done with a very thin bandsaw blade. Reglued after cutting out pieces. To be gifted. It is that time of year.

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Lovely boxes. Wood is really beautiful material and joy to work on.
How long that take to make and for how much you think you could sell those?

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MtnDon wrote:
That would be like a “chili roaster “

Heck yeah. Pretty much the same thing. I could buy one, but I’m always like, “nah, I can build that instead”.

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MtnDon wrote:
Yet another box without any defined purpose. (I thought I had posted this earlier today but it is not found here. ??? Probably forgot to click something Facepalm )

Curved cuts done with a very thin bandsaw blade. Reglued after cutting out pieces. To be gifted. It is that time of year.


Beautiful.

My wife said it looks like bacon! Big Smile

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Katherine Alicia wrote:
couldn`t you convert and old tumble dryer? just line it with mesh (the sort they used on old speaker grills) and pop rivet that in place.

I would imagine you could, but I’d have to drink way more coffee to necessitate batches that size. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about uping my coffee intake. Big Smile

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That would be like a “chili roaster

Heck yeah. Pretty much the same thing. I could buy one, but I’m always like, “nah, I can build that instead”. Facepalm

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-The history of the world exists between the down beat, and the next down beat. That space....that’s what defines who the drummer is.

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Lovely boxes. Wood is really beautiful material and joy to work on. How long that take to make and for how much you think you could sell those?

I do like the process of making things. I have a few boxes underway right now as well as a kitchen table.

How long? Good question. I don’t really keep track and the process is broken up into many segments. Lots of intervals while waiting for glue to dry and final finishes to dry between coats.

Sell? I have not given any thought to selling and what the pricing would be. Back in the 80’s when we were scrambling to find things to do to make extra cash we did sell assorted homemade things at craft fairs. I hated the marketing/sales portion of that.

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fired up one of three new burn barrels.
burnt (melted?) the exterior paint off.
runs as efficiently as a rocket stove.
hardly any smoke and ash.
well, except for the paint.

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Installed a new 50 gallon hot water heater today.
You know you have lived in your house for a long time when you are on your 3rd one.
Got 11 years out of last one.

Wasn’t exactly what I would call “Fun” but the satisfaction of doing it myself (with help of a good friend) and not having to pay a plumber is very calming.
I can do most plumbing and some electrical but know when to realize my limits and call in the pros.

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Guy is book smart and all but evidently never had anyone show him the use of tools.
So my buddy was out shopping for a tool set yesterday to give them so they at least have some common well needed items.

Anyway, that’s it from the ranch for now.
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I’ve been playing with this sandstone grinding wheel I made . Never used a sandstone wheel before, so it’s been interesting seeing how it performs on different tools .

It works really well on large drill bits , but they need a few passes on a finer stone . Things like cold chisels are fine though .

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water bath?

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Yes, wetstone

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Making tasty espresso at home has become a daily ritual, just stocked up on Red Brick beans to get me through the Christmas period.

Other than that, practising my cursive handwriting with a cursive italic nib and learning C++.

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So this wasnt actually today, but after an long day hiking in the backwoods with over 50 quick camera phone shots and finding the less worst ones makes you sleepy, but today is good day as any to share some unique nature pics.
This place is about 70 km from where I live and I been there camping in summer many times, autumn time also with packraft and even in winter with just skiis and sleeping bag + bivy bag over it. Woke up morning after both nights covered in about two inches of snow. Just so many good memories from this place and I’m sure to go there again this winter and also spring too.

It was a warm day, a bit too. +3 celsius and even some light rain at some point. Well lets hope the winter gets here soon. Now its just a bit too wet, but loving the cycles of the nature. There aint bad days in the nature either.

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Worked on this old clamp and vise I got for $15. They are usable again. I always forget to take before pictures but they were really rough.

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MtnDon wrote:
Whoa! That is not the December I remember when I lived in Canada

 

Took this just now, snow arrived last night just in time for Christmas.

 

 

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That’s more like it Smile

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Yes, still warmer than usual but you can't bet against Winter in Canada.  BTW, those wood boxes you make look really nice, I like them!

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