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Axes, Saws and Tomahawks / Re: Changing the ol WWII Plumb hatchet again...
« Last post by wolfy on Yesterday at 10:22:17 AM »
We've seen pictures of 2 different shops & benches in the last few days, both obviously work well for their owners, but quite different in their arrangement! :lol:

I'll be watching over your shoulder, OE.....I covet that Plumb!  It looks to be in great shape. :thumbsup:
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General Discussion / Re: mabey my last post here.
« Last post by wolfy on Yesterday at 09:59:14 AM »
The gist of it is that rural folks get the shaft most of the time when it comes to getting money appropriated for almost anything that city folks already have and take for granted.  In our case, it's getting the wire cable system replaced with fiber optic that most of the country has already.  Great Plains Communication, our one & only cable company, finds that it is not economically feasible for them to switch us over to a fiber optic system.  It is too expensive to lay the cable to every rural home within our realm, but the neighboring town which is only 10 miles from ours has had fiber optic cable since 'day one' because they have a different cable company.  Great Plains Communication is protected by laws that have been in place for as long as cable TV has been in existence, but BEFORE internet communication became the giant that it is today.  Since we have 'service' they are under no obligation to change from metallic cable to fiber optic, so we remain with a sorely over taxed method of streaming movies, internet service for businesses and farmers, etc. >:(
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General Discussion / Re: mabey my last post here.
« Last post by PetrifiedWood on Yesterday at 08:23:14 AM »
I use straight talk prepaid phone service. I get a simple card and I can use any unlocked phone I want. The catch is you have to buy the phone outright. But I get unlimited talk and text and data. The data does slow down after I use up 3gb but I am connected to my home wifi most of the time so I don't burn it u less I go somewhere.
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General Discussion / Re: mabey my last post here.
« Last post by Moe M. on Yesterday at 07:03:27 AM »
You are grandfathered in. They can't take it away from you. tell them no. Verizon tried the same thing with me. I told them, nope.

  I don't know about being grand fathered in,  but I do know that my wife is a fighter when it comes to dealing with those kinds of issues,  and she gets results.
  I've seen her spend a whole day arguing on the phone with Verizon, Direct TV,  the Electric Co., and insurance providers over indiscretions in our bills or when extra charges or limitations are imposed on us, she refuses to take their excuses and insists on speaking to actual managers,  and she usually comes out on top,  I think she just plain wears them out.
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Axes, Saws and Tomahawks / Changing the ol WWII Plumb hatchet again...
« Last post by OutdoorEnvy on Yesterday at 06:55:24 AM »
Well I just can't make my mind up on a handle for this ol Plumb.  I love the head so I'm gonna keep trying to handles till I get the right one.  Previously hung it on a 19" repurposed handle below:



I'm wanting a shorter hatchet back to 13-14".  I found a nice one with great grain and good shaping with the ergonomics.  Only potential issue is this handle comes with the kerf shaped down quite a bit.  I don't like this because they remove too much wood most of the time and you can't get the perfect custom fit when working it down yourself.  But they are $4 so that's worth a small gamble to take.  so here's where it's at now and I will continue to post as I work on it. 



the knife you see is the hayshaker knife I won in his generous giveaway.  It's been a darn good little utility knife for projects.



fitting is getting there.  The top of the kerf is a little short in length from back to front of the eye.  The eye on this one this head is a little crooked.  I'm a little worried it's going to twist with a wedge since the kerf isn't long enough to fill the eye like I normally would.  Since it's a hatchet it'll never do big work so I'm just going to do my best to hang it straight and I can fill in top gaps with extra wedging if I need to.  Won't effect function at all.  I just want it straight and solid. 



More to come so stay tuned...
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General Discussion / Re: mabey my last post here.
« Last post by xj35s on Yesterday at 06:41:15 AM »
You are grandfathered in. They can't take it away from you. tell them no. Verizon tried the same thing with me. I told them, nope.
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General Discussion / Re: mabey my last post here.
« Last post by Moe M. on Yesterday at 06:33:47 AM »
  While that sucks, it is over 1-1/2 hours a day of service, you could read all the new unread posts, and post a few of your own in that required time limitation,  and still have time to make a few phone calls.

  But seriously,  we as consumers are facing a crisis when it come to communications,  Net Neutrality is threatening our internet use, U-Tube is censoring programing related to conservative based speech or video by blocking some programing and defunding some channels that have high subscription rates, some targeted channels are those that contain a religious bent or that support the Second amendment and prolife issues, examples are Wrangle Star's Homesteading channel because they often make religious references and Hickcock-45 because it focuses on firearms and the fun of the shooting sports.
  Cable TV broadcasters are also guilty of rigging programing towards their various left leaning agendas,  and phone companies are increasing higher costs and placing more limitations on the services they provide.
  And then there's Photo Bucket,  what's up with that Schitt ?

   It's got to leave a body wondering where this is all going to end ?
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General Discussion / Re: mabey my last post here.
« Last post by OutdoorEnvy on Yesterday at 06:32:07 AM »
That sucks to hear.  I bet something can get worked out though.  Those companies do seem to realize some money is better than none at some point.  Best wishes on it.
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General Discussion / mabey my last post here.
« Last post by hayshaker on Yesterday at 05:59:53 AM »
this could be my last poast at B&B just recieved a letter of contract i guess stating
all the phone companies plans, i have unlimited internet and long distance.
that's what they call it. what it reall is is 3,000 minutes total a month now it sounds they
want t cancell my plan and charge me 10 cents a minute across the board and when we look at the time we spend on our computers
that get's damm spendy quick. i'm calling the company ( frontier) this morning.
i'll see what i can workout. if something cannot be worked out than i'll be forced
to cancell service.

if that happens i'll miss the forum family.
wish me luck i'll need it.

    sincerly hayshaker.
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Country and Rural Living Skills / Re: J.D. 1050 my new helper...
« Last post by upthecreek on July 25, 2017, 07:33:54 PM »
You can start loading from the top of the pile of "free" dirt as well. I do like chains too.

Creek

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