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  1. Only one complaint I have with what we purchased.  Wife wanted a larger fridge with French doors and an ice maker.  I love the French doors and the ice maker, BUT the larger capacity is and enormous waste of food and money.  Some food goes to waste before we can get to it.  That really doesn't settle well with me.  Next one will be much smaller!!!



  2. Had my daughter our duck hunting on the river.  Across from our blind was a boat sitting in a small eddy.  I kept a binocular eye on it while we were there.  I figured it may have been a warden watching us.  On the way out we took a detour and found it partially submerged, just enough to keep it in that eddy.  We emptied it, tied it to a tree, took the registration number and called the wardens when we got home.  The owner lived some miles up river from where we were.  He wrote us a wonderful note how he owned the boat for many years and thought it had been stolen He had been combing the river for three weeks trying to find it.  He enclosed a $50 bill to say thank you.  I took the opportunity to show my daughter how important it is to help others.  We took half the money and helped the local homeless shelter and the other half we spent on Christmas gifts.  To me the really cool part of how that unfolded is that she still gives back to those who may have a bigger need than her.  



  3. Adam Ant in Portland Me 1982 I think.  Drove in a raging blizzard for 2 hours to see them.  They played for maybe 150 people and they played like it was Wembley  Stadium. Epic!

    Second was taking my Daughters to their first concert,  Zac Brown on the waterfront.


  4. Thanks for the input.  The more I ask the more I realize there’s a lot I hadn’t thought about.  


    Had you considered putting a insulated box around the compressor? Along the idea of how an I/O motor is insulated on a boat. Just an idea.

    I appreciate it.



  5. Question for your Mikechell,

    Now that you have had a chance to be in the shop,  what would you have changed about the building? i.e. Bigger, smaller, taller, more windows, more insulation, more outlets or perhaps 220v?

    I'm in the planning stage of building a shop and looking for some input.


    Michael R. Earle

    "Esse Quam Videri"

  6. 21 hours ago, Striperknight said:

    I got one that gets crazy when feathers are out. 


    I see the fans in the background are cheering for you… or they are egging on the dog to reach for something. 😏


  7. Mikechell, 

    You mentioned using pallet wood for your projects. Have you used any cutoffs from hardwood flooring? Frequently I can hit up the local installers and they'll have a box full of the stuff for little or no money. Only issue is the finish needs to be ground off before you touch a tool to it.


  8. DFoster,

    Filled up last night for $4.069.  Went past same station mins ago they are now $4.299.  On top of that, my wife showed me the electric bill last week, there was a 2x increase in both my house and my shop.  With out a question this will cut back on some destination fishing this year.  It will absolutely cut back on the duck hunting too.

    Ok NOW I feel like an old man because all I want to add is “when I started working my first job was at a gas station, I was pumping gas at $29 cents/gal.  I can still remember my Dad saying he would sell the truck befor he payed .50 cents a gallon.  There was a great deal of expletives that went into that statement too.


    Michael R. Earle

    ”Esse Quam Videri”

  9. 41 minutes ago, Steeldrifter said:

    Now they are saying we will be getting up to a foot of snow Tues/Wed here in Michigan. Just great, last time I had the blower out it wouldn't start. Gonna have to spend some time away from rods tomorrow and get that thing running for sure.

    Just watched the weather forecast, looks like we are getting the same storm Thursday and Friday.  I have the shovel all warmed up.



  10. 58 minutes ago, The Mad Duck said:

    Last time I was in Maine, I was there to Sea Duck hunt. We flew into Bangor and it had just started to snow. We drove to Searsport ,where the guide had his lodge. It snowed over an inch in the 30+/- miles from Bangor to Searsport. It snowed 27 inches overnight. We hunted in almost whiteout conditions the first day. Ducks would just appear out of the white. Great shoot. We had to wear ski goggles going out and coming in it was snowing so hard. Our eyelashes were literally freezing together The next day was clear and FREAKING cold, -25 with the wind chill. Another great hunt and a cold weekend to remember. I shot a federally banded Drake Eider that still hangs on my wall. We also almost lost several ducks to seals. A whole different kind of hunting for me.

    Well worth the price of admission I’d say.



  11. Well, we had a different weather pattern here in Maine yesterday.  Snow started about 7am and ended about 4am this morning. Only needed to shove twice,.  Turned out to be reasonably lite snow, but there was 20” of it.



  12. I may get haters for this, however....  I am not vaccinated and for a multitude of reasons that are legitimate to me.  That being said,  I am coming closer to understanding what the attributes and the pitfalls are to the vaccination and am coming closer getting it in the near future.  My wife is vaccinated because she is in the medical profession.  What I find curious is the medical field is saying that a person that has been vaccinated can still contract COVID19,  although their symptoms will be greatly reduced, however they still have the ability to spread this virus.  So my question is, "Why are we lifting the mask mandates?"

    I do apologize for the controversy,


  13. A few things I've figured out so far. I am planning to weld them together and putting a roof on it. Being in Maine, I plan on insulating the heck out of it. Probably closed cell spray foam. 

    As for your compressor/dust collector room, I would highly recommend either a cyclone style or adding an inline separator for the system you choose. This will help with disposing of larger particles MUCH easier. Also look into making an overhead air filtration system to you shop to remove the fine particals. The will help keep you around a lot longer.

    Thank you for your insight. It will help.


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