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DIY and Homemade Gear / Re: quick attach snowplow mount.
« Last post by hunter63 on November 18, 2017, 04:33:38 PM »
Now that is pretty slick.....great thinking.
Let us know how it works.
DIY and Homemade Gear / Re: quick attach snowplow mount.
« Last post by Old Philosopher on November 18, 2017, 04:10:32 PM »
Nice! XJ, I think you're the King of DIY'ers.  ;D
Food and Cooking / Re: Coffee, brewed vs. instant ?
« Last post by Old Philosopher on November 18, 2017, 04:02:37 PM »
A couple o' three years ago we were on a real "prepper" kick, and thinking about alternatives to grocery store fare.
I dutifully planted some chicory as a potential coffee substitute, having heared of its popularity.
Dried, ground and brewed a pot.
I poured the last half of the first cup on a thirsty houseplant...which responded by promptly dying.
Help Desk / Re: YouTube...
« Last post by Old Philosopher on November 18, 2017, 03:40:30 PM »

Resurrecting this thread rather than reinvent the wheel.

What's up with You Tube?  I'm on a new computer running Win7. I logged into my YT account, and none of my videos show up. Says there's nothing in my channel.
I spent an hour dicking around and looking at help files and no clue how to get back into my videos. At least no instructions that actually work. Help files keep saying to click on icons that don't show up for me.

DIY and Homemade Gear / quick attach snowplow mount.
« Last post by xj35s on November 18, 2017, 03:25:19 PM »
Winter is coming. Lots of mixed news as to how bad it'll be. My Old Chevy is on it's last legs with a broken frame and trans mount.

I have started the John Deere at 20*F easily, so I'm  putting my trust in it's ability to start for me all winter.

I bought a 3/4"x4" steel bar and used some scraps I had laying around. I drilled the bar, bucket and it's mounting bracket to 1/2". This assures the pressure of the snowplow will be pushing directly against the loader arms.  I used a section of the big bar, a smaller thick walled square, and a piece of angle. 3 grade 8 bolts hold it all on the tractor.

Here is the back of the top link with the 1/2" bolt locking it to the bucket.

This top link is supported by the angle piece welded to the 3/4" plate. This takes a substantial amount of pressure off the top edge of the bucket. You can see the bottom center section of plow mount off the chevy welded to the 3/4" bar. There is nothing touching the cutting edge of the bucket and I can tilt it down to remove the chain from the top link.

I am going to plug the hydraulic lines into the bucket tilt remotes. That way I can angle the plow and lift it up to the fullest for some really tall snowpiles!! I will be able to pull the pins and chain then switch the lines back to the bucket and use the bucket alone. so the plow will quick attach to the bucket and the plow mount is quick attach by 3 bolts. Can't get much easier.

To show it in real time, and you can see the bucket has no flex at the end of the video.

General Discussion / Re: Tandy Leather
« Last post by madmax on November 18, 2017, 02:55:19 PM »
Dad was a vet.  Mom loved horses.  She found a monster of a leather sewing machine for harnesses and saddles.  I envisioned it sewing Dr. Frankenstein's monster together with it.  It was huge and stored in a dark room in the basement.  And yes, I played with it.  It's a wonder I didn't stitch my fingers to my arm.
Food and Cooking / Re: MEAT CUT CHARTS
« Last post by wsdstan on November 18, 2017, 01:34:31 PM »
Thanks Wolfy, I look at these once in awhile and now I got it bookmarked. 
Food and Cooking / Re: Coffee, brewed vs. instant ?
« Last post by wolfy on November 18, 2017, 01:31:34 PM »
If you like fake coffee......who knows, you may even develop a hankerin' for fake cheese.  O:-)  :shrug:
General Discussion / Re: Tandy Leather
« Last post by crashdive123 on November 18, 2017, 12:40:12 PM »
This is the machine that is on my wish list.  Guess I better sell some knives.
Food and Cooking / Re: Coffee, brewed vs. instant ?
« Last post by Moe M. on November 18, 2017, 12:39:59 PM »
 Like Velveeta is a leftover from the Depression and war time eras, Postum is as well, It was a staple in our home when I was growing up, when ever the folks ran out of coffee or couldn't afford it they turned to Postum.
 As a child I was allow to have coffee with my parents but my coffee was called half & half, half coffee and half milk with enough sugar added to make it sweet, having grown up with Postum I acquired a taste for it and always kept a jar of it in the pantry.
 It's been a long time since the kids have moved out and started their own families, we now have 9 grand kids and three great grand children,  one of my daughters has serious food allergies, she loved her coffee but had to cut it out, she can drink tea without a problem but coffee is out.
 About eight or ten years ago we were having a get together at our place and were having coffee and desert, she lamented that she would really go for a cup of coffee but didn't dare, so she went to the pantry to get some tea and spotted the Blue jar of Postum and asked me about it, I opened the almost full jar for the first time in quite a few years and it appeared to be still good, we made her a cup and she really enjoyed it.
 A few more visits and the jar was just about empty, the next time I was at the super market I looked for it and couldn't find it, I asked store clerk and was informed that they quit making it about five years before,  then I got a catalog from the Vermont Country Store, they were offering Postum again, the original recipe,  but it's $20.00 for an 8 ounce jar, but how much is your daughter worth ?
 The wife ordered a couple of jars, $53.00 bucks with shiping,  now I found that I can buy it right from the maker, it's still expensive but only by half at $10.00 a jar, I agree that if you take a sip of Postum expecting the taste of coffee you'll be disappointed, but if you keep an open mind and are receptive to new taste experiences you may like it.
 I know the first few times I made Chaga tea, Pine needle tea, and sassafras tea, it wasn't a great taste experience.   
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