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Hi, guys.
I am surprised of that the last woodworking discussion I got from this forum was on last march the 27th. So I wonder myself what´s happen?
I haven't posted here for some time but I use to read te comments very often.

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There are posts and new threads every day but if you're referring to the daily e-mail it looks like that has gone away, at least for now. There are a few threads about that, as well.

Just hit 'New Posts' at the top and choose your timeframe to see new posts since your last visit.

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Can't speak for any others, but I haven't done any woodworking projects for awhile. Spring brings repairs indoors and out. Been busy with repairs and upkeep of an aging, leaking drip irrigation system, and not much energy left for a project. I to have noticed the fall off in project posts. Even the CNC gang seem to be silent at the moment. I also think the loss of the daily update has had an effect, out of sight, out of mind. The games are still being played, mostly by a few of us, it's the new project posts that're missing.

For anyone interested, I am having to replace nearly all 1,200 feet of HD half inch drip irrigation hose. Aged out in 6-8 years. But the Toro Blue Stripe hose is holding up fine. Have to order that online. I'm also re routing the supply pipes to reduce the number of runs of hose, and having to bury the schedule 80 pipe to keep it from bursting from winter freezes. I found a nice 5 inch wide trenching shovel that makes it easy. Placing risers in strategic spots to reduce the lengths of hose and reduce the quarter inch runs to plants. They tend to clog, even with filters installed at every feeder.

Have one "circuit" that feeds the back half of the property that has 10 breaks, which leads to either a huge water bill or dead plants (five pines died this winter). I haven't figured out where to bury the pipe way back there, so I'm stuck for the moment with hose. Just ordered 500 feet of that blue line hose, $72 on Amazon. That's going to be a lot of hand trenching, and a ditch witch isn't practical in most spots on that acre of yard.
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Can't speak for any others, but I haven't done any woodworking projects for awhile. Spring brings repairs indoors and out. Been busy with repairs and upkeep of an aging, leaking drip irrigation system, and not much energy left for a project. I to have noticed the fall off in project posts. Even the CNC gang seem to be silent at the moment. I also think the loss of the daily update has had an effect, out of sight, out of mind. The games are still being played, mostly by a few of us, it's the new project posts that're missing.

For anyone interested, I am having to replace nearly all 1,200 feet of HD hose. Aged out in 8-9 years. But the Ortho Blue Line hose is holding up fine. Have to order that online. I'm also re routing the supply pipes to reduce the number of runs of hose, and having to bury the schedule 80 pipe to keep it from bursting from winter freezes. I found a nice 5 inch wide trenching shovel that makes it easy. Placing risers in strategic spots to reduce the lengths of hose and reduce the quarter inch runs to plants. They tend to clog, even with filters installed at every feeder.

Have one "circuit" that feeds the back half of the property that has 10 breaks, which leads to either a huge water bill or dead plants (five pines died this winter). I haven't figured out where to bury the pipe way back there, so I'm stuck for the moment with hose. Better just order 500 feet of that blue line hose. That's going to be a lot of hand trenching, and a ditch witch isn't practical in most spots on that acre of yard.
Tom, the 1200' of HD hose, is that Home Depot or am I on the wrong page? Where are you taking your water from ? Do you have wells in your area ?
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Tom, the 1200' of HD hose, is that Home Depot or am I on the wrong page? Where are you taking your water from ? Do you have wells in your area ?
Yup, Home Depot. I also buy it from an irrigatin company, but it's the same thin walled stuff. The blue stripe hose has a high carbon black content, which resists UV breakdown, the cause of most hose splits.

No wells, even if we had one it would be on a meter. Our water company is owned by a Canadian investment group and is by far the highest priced water in the state, perhaps even out west. Our Public Utility Commission grants them price increases every year and even assured them of a profit by tacking a $50 fee on top of the bill. Leaks run up our bill by pushing us into three pricing tiers.

The city is trying to buy it out through eminent domain, but the bastards are using every legal means possible to delay and run up the cost. Investors everwhere have seen that buying water companies is immensely profitable, and because it's a private group, they don't have to report their profits. I think the PUC commissioners are taking bribes (donations), but the state long ago changed the law to allow vote buying if it's in the form of political donations. Screwing by government is epidemic.

The private investor groups keep selling the water rights and companies to each other for ever increasing prices ($260,000,000) to keep local entities from being able to afford to take them back. It is happening all over the world right now, according to Forbes.

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There are posts and new threads every day but if you're referring to the daily e-mail it looks like that has gone away, at least for now. There are a few threads about that, as well.

Just hit 'New Posts' at the top and choose your timeframe to see new posts since your last visit.

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I just received my first email in weeks. Glad to see it's back working. While I mainly am a lurker, I am just finishing a project building an awning to protect my shop entry door. It was built with substantially all scrap materials including some 60 year old cedar siding that I helped install on our family home as an 11 year old.
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Just got my first email in weeks also, so happy
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Just to add my 2 cents...I'm happy to get the daily also. Wishing it's permanent...Hope that's not to much....
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Hi Alexis, good to hear from you. I too got my first email in a long time, so you're not alone. The weather here is finally warming up so I've been thinking more about woodworking. I did get out to the shop (garage) to build a new propellor for a whirligig. My "Hula Girl" whirligig had got damaged when the wind blew it over last autumn! She is almost ready to go outside and start dancing again.

I hope that you've been doing okay.

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Nice awning Tim. Always good when you can make something without spending any money.

That is the kind of project we are all doing after this very long winter. Lots of repiars and upkeep, not much time to make a box, frame or furniture. This would be the time to insulate and heat that cold, cold shop.
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