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Saturday, pretty non-productive - went to visit the older son and his two kids. Saw him, his kids probably 30 seconds each. Got groceries on the way home.

Sunday was a very satisfying day. Spent all day loafing around in my boxers, drinking coffee, and watching a couple of my favorite TV shows. The rest of the time was watching youtube. The productive part was, making coffee, sitting and shredding cardboard, while watching the tube, and drinking coffee. Life is good.
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Went up to Washington and visited my brother, the rocket scientist. Had a wonderful time. Visited the Pearson Aviation Museum, which had about 5 WW I aircraft. They were all built by hand by a local man and all of them fly. Unfortunately, I left my camera either there or at my brother's house. Fort Pearson during WW I was taken over by the Army and they produced millions of board feet of straight grained Spruce that were used to build the DH4 Liberty and the Jenny. Planes were built in France for the most part, so the port was used for shipping. Right nextdoor, there were 8 drydocks where Kaiser steel turned out liberty ships during WW II.

The planes on display included those in the pictures below. They even had the German triplane and the rather bizare, full-scale replica of a World War I French Voisin III bomber built by Sigfried Bredl and Gerry Brown.

Fokker Dr.I. The Fokker Dr.I ( Dreidecker, " triplane " in German ), often known simply as the Fokker Triplane, was a World War I fighter aircraft built by Fokker-Flugzeugwerke. The Dr.I saw widespread service in the spring of 1918. It became famous as the aircraft in which Manfred von Richthofen gained his last 19 victories,...

All their planes are not restored, but hand built replicas, mostly by the two mentioned above. The most visible woodworking masterpiece was a 1911 Curtiss Model D “Curtiss Pusher”. One interesting fact about it is that while the Wright brothers held a broad patent on wing warping, Curtis developed the aileron, an outrigger between and benind the wings.

There were a couple more planes there, all with cloth covers, and all of which actually fly. My brother, Paul, has a deep interest in military aircraft and was a fountain of detailed information on all the planes. We had a great time.
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Weekend... ???

Weekend... ???

I'm not clear on this concept... Retired 6 yrs.

Now, what did I do yesterday and the day before? That is something I get.

Sat., I turned a 2" dia. piece of steel, 2" long into a 1.5" ID x 2" x 1/4" wall pipe with two O-ring grooves as a replacement tractor water pump fitting for the dairy farmer that delivers raw milk to my house.

Yesterday, I packed my bamboo fly rod making kit and my Tormek sharpening kit and embarked on a road trip to Colorado for a bamboo fly rod makers gathering. I stopped in Boise, ID last night to have a rear wheel bearing replaced in my car today (planned). Tomorrow, I head out again, arriving near Marble, CO on Weds. or Thurs.

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Planning and building a ramp for my shed. The old one had gotten in bad repair and the new zero turn needed a wider ramp anyway. But in the 90s and humid is slowing me way down. Digging the ground in front is like picking concrete. The clay and shale make a solid ground surface. Too bad they aren't level....when your pick bounces you know you're in trouble. A digging bar is helping a bit. Maybe a third of the way there but what the heck, I can still use the old one until I put in the center two ramp boards. Sometimes I hate summer in Virginia.........
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Spent all weekend ...and part of this morning assembling a laser engraver. Two hours max, they said. But, I'm old, slow and mechanically inept. However, it's now all together and off the kitchen table. And, lo and behold, no parts left over.
Sounds like that grill I bought some years ago....like 30. It said assembles in minutes which I guess was technically correct. Between the extremely bad english directions and small pictures I needed to make a run back to the store and take a few pictures to see where some left over parts went.
Turns out it was 187 minutes all said and done. And yes, I remember that number well. I got a very late steak dinner that night and was p---ed. Don't forget those experiences easily. So yes, I guess it does assemble in minutes...........
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It was just to hot to do much of anything, I wanted to work on some designs but my studio was just so hot even with a fan, I could not think. Spent the weekend doing pretty much nothing.
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Jumped ship from Rogers to Telus . Spent the whole weekend on the phone with Rogers ,Telus and Apple trying to get the Apple Watch on the Telus network. Now Im spending a third day still trying to figure it out .
Would have been much easier to just take an $850 loss and order a new one and be done with it
Easy come, easy go, Rick.
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Rick, if you really are going to toss it, mail it to me, I'll pay the postage.
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Rick, if you really are going to toss it, mail it to me, I'll pay the postage.
After all this I just got it resolved.
Tech support phoned me and told me about a few things to change on my phone . I got home and played with it, and low and behold I got it thanks to this guy.
Wish the other 6 people would have known that . But I’m one happy camper now regardless.
I swear there was no way it would ever work again . I’m just about to give up , and they send the smart guy in.

I was going to borrow a gun and get a high speed camera so I could watch a bullet go threw it in slow motion.
But darn,he ruined all my fun

I don't know anything about CNC router tables , but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night
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Planning and building a ramp for my shed. The old one had gotten in bad repair
Sometimes I hate summer in Virginia.........
That is the type of project that pressurized wood is made for. Made some steps for my shop in about 1995/6 with some, and today the steps still look like they were put up last month, and they rest on ground.

Summers in Virginia I could take, but hated the winters. Never got much below freezing, but the wind went thru anything I wore anyway. Now I live in civilization - North Carolina.

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Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.
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