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Helped my brother with his final undergrad essay again this evening. I love helping people study.

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After vacuuming the carpet, I treated all stains with a cleaner and used a wet vacuum to get it all bright and shiny again.

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I’m watching the Azerbaijan F1 race at my son’s place

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I’ve been training and building strength for arm wrestling for about 7 months. Seems like this become my new hobby. lol
Before, my weight is 63-64kg, now I’m 69 kilograms.

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Bought medium roast coffee from my local roasters (Been avoiding medium roast and always dark). Hand grind with my Timemore C2, gave it a good brew with my melitta brewer and enjoyed it with some milk.

Boy I miss how medium roast taste like

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Victor hugo martinez

Variety
Catuai, pache, catimor

Process
Washed

Elevation
1500m

Roast
Medium

Aroma
Sweet

Flavour
Dark cherry, fig, brown sugar

Acidity
Stone fruits

Mouthfeel
Smooth

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watched Trevor Bauer pitch for the Dodgers.
he might the the “bad boy” of baseball, but he is good.
talking about good: Braves Win!

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…. but somebody has to do it. You do it very well though.

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Sunday at the powerstation this bloke was hanging around. He would weigh in at over 100kg, tail about the same size as my leg.

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Sunday at the powerstation this bloke was hanging around. He would weigh in at over 100kg, tail about the same size as my leg.

!{width:40%}https://i.imgur.com/2XqmdU2.jpg!

Are they friendly?
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They are skittish but like anything when cornered they can become dangerous. Hand rared and they can be like a dog.
Sorry I meant hand raised

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Because I needed to do something with my hands, today I made a quick and dirty chest from a plank that was hanging around (and a bit of plywood for the bottom). The plank was low quality pine and badly warped, and 25mm thick which is way too thick and heavy for a chest of this size. The chest is glued with wood glue, the scews in the middle are there for integrity but mainly to force the bended wood straight Sick .

I like how it turned out, and I will likely paint it blue. I have no use for it yet.

The FW3A is for size reference.

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djozz wrote:
Because I needed to do something with my hands, today I made a quick and dirty chest from a plank that was hanging around (and a bit of plywood for the bottom). The plank was low quality pine and badly warped, and 25mm thick which is way too thick and heavy for a chest of this size. The chest is glued with wood glue, the scews in the middle are there for integrity but mainly to force the bended wood straight Sick .

I like how it turned out, and I will likely paint it blue. I have no use for it yet.

The FW3A is for size reference.

That has some pretty nice grain structure for a “plank”. I’d be tempted to leave it ‘au natural’. Nice work!

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Thumbs Up Yes, I like the grain too. I am a big fan of clear coated woods so the grain shows. However, that is not everyones cup of ea.

The handle cut outs are nicely done. How did you cut them out?

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22mm speed-drill holes, then connect them using a (electrical) jigsaw.

In the meantime I ruined the good looks.
Like Don, I like clear coat so I skipped the blue idea. But I gave the outside a coloured “wash” first to make it a bit darker, and that showed my laziness of not removing the glue remains thoroughly. So now the outside looks a hundred years old and the inside as new Facepalm .

No problem because it will live hardly visible under the wooden bench on our balcony. But maybe I will one day go for the blue anyway….

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I’ve made that error with glue. I love and hate modern PVA glues.

I have a lid with wood hinges I made for a project and then didn’t use. It might fit. It may be a little small. It is canarywood with something else for the hinges. I forget just what off hand

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Car Camping Cooking Kit
We are in fire ban, no campfires allowed, no charcoal, no alcohol stoves.

soooo… I went shopping

and started organizing a camp cooking box…
Simple Pleasures:

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I think I see a very traditional skandinavian knife Smile , is that birch root?

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That is a modern Wolverine Puukko

I changed the handle:

I bought it to replace a much older one, I had since a young boy, that was stolen (I dont have a photo)

here is one a friend made me as a gift

also stolen

it seems people like my Puukkot

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After a few hours of testing and replacing an SSD I have a new to me, 4-year-old Alienware 17” laptop for no monetary cost! Just time and some parts I had on hand, left from other upgrades. Now that is fun! Woo-Hoo!

It is 4 years old and at the time was the top of the line Alienware laptop. Alienware are built for serious gaming but work well for non-gaming uses of course. Fast CPU, loads of RAM (32GB) :O, fast video card. The 17” display is very nice. Illuminated keyboard. It belonged to a friend and it presented him with the Blue Screen of Death one day. He tried a Windows 10 reset and it kept failing and doing the BSOD thing. He is a serious gamer and wanted a newer, faster computer anyhow, so he used this failure as a reason, or an excuse, to buy the latest top-of-the-line model.

To be fair I will be spending some real money on this, now that I have made it work again. The SSD I had in the parts drawer was only 64 GB. That was so huge when it was new. I will be buying a new lager one or two. It has 2 slots for M.2 SSD’s as well as a bay for a 2.5” drive.

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Thanks Jon for the pics, and a shame that they keep being stolen.

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well… they will outlive me, hopefully serve someone well
I still have one, and know where to get more…

you seem to also have an appreciation for scandi blades
thanks for the chance to share interests

do you have an interesting traditional knife or three to share a pic of? Smile

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Dunno if I can say I’m “enjoying” it, but I’m making banananananana bread now. Had 4 that were just entering that 38min between being “raw” and persimmon-like, and going all brown and yicky. Blender’s all nasty, hadn’t been used in ages, so shakes are out, so how to burn off 4 bananananananananas in a hurry? Hmm, B-bread or -cake, I guess.

Bit messy, just popped it into the oven like 5min from now, will see how it turns out. If good, then I’ll enjoy it.

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38 min.? Sound like yours are fresher than the ones around here. Had a good friend who would not eat bannnannnnas unless they were wayyyyyy ripe. Grossed me out

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Dunno what it is about ‘em, but they’ll go from persimmony and puckerish one minute, then turn perfect, then immediately start going brown.

When I was a kid, I’d swear that window was at least a day or two, but now it seems to be just 38min or so.

Yesterday I had one, and it was just about perfect. Today when I was peeling ‘em, already they were pasty and mooshy. Still good, but almost falling apart.

 

The verdict today was: good, but

Tasted great, almost fell over as it was my first attempt, but I put way too much applesauce in it (recipe called for yogurt, or failing that, sour cream, and failing that, applesauce), and it was too “moist”, that I couldn’t get over it, thinking it undercooked. Ate a big chunk, but tossed the rest.

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Lightbringer wrote:
Dunno what it is about 'em, but they'll go from persimmony and puckerish one minute, then turn perfect, then immediately start going brown. When I was a kid, I'd swear that window was at least a day or two, but now it seems to be just 38min or so. .

 

You are right, the window now is a blink of an eye. It definitely used to be a few days. Maybe it has to do with different strains they are growing now.

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djozz wrote:
Because I needed to do something with my hands, today I made a quick and dirty chest from a plank that was hanging around (and a bit of plywood for the bottom).

 

djozz - has the price of plywood skyrocketed there like it has done in the US? It (dimensional lumber too) is about 4 times higher than it was roughly a year ago. As MntDon already said those are nice looking hand holes. They look simple to make but are hard to make look right. Well done.

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“Maybe it has to do with different strains they are growing now.”

enjoy your bananas while you still can.
quote about TR4:
Scientists around the world are working against the clock to try to find a solution, including creating genetically modified (GM) bananas and a vaccine.
But just like Covid-19, the question is not only if we can find a cure, but also how do we live with a “new normal” that will change bananas forever?

https://www.bbc.com/future/bespoke/follow-the-food/the-pandemic-threaten...

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Lightbringer wrote:
Dunno what it is about ‘em, but they’ll go from persimmony and puckerish one minute, then turn perfect, then immediately start going brown.

Bananas. When they hit the ripeness level you like place them in the fridge. That really slows down the natural ripening, The skins will darken and not look so pretty but that is just cosmetic. I like them cold but if you don’t take one out before you plan to eat it.

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Mmm, that’s an idea. Did the same for tomatoes, as they’d go mooshy in no time out in the open.

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