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found this interesting idea on FaceBook:
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looks easy enough to build, if you have a welder... :unsure:
Its an old idea I first saw it in writings by Nessmuk (George w. Sears) and Kephart (from the early 1900s). The only "new" part is to make it out of steel.

Much that they wrote about is still largely applicable today and I find the history of camping to be interesting.

If a person needs to weld something it is possible to use 2 or 3 (2 should be adequate) lead-acid automotive starting batteries in series, that are in good shape, along with heavy duty jumper cables, a welding rod holder (stinger) and at least #10 welding lens to protect your eyes from the harmful U-V and ultra bright light generated by the electrical arc.cutting goggles are not enough ... along with welding rod, of course.

I don't really recommend doing it; but if you do USE EXTREME CAUTION , IT CAN BE HAZARDOUS.

I favor (6010) 1/8" rod for random (dirty) off road and/or agricultural applications. but pretty much any rod in the 1/8 to 5/32 inch range can be used to weld with batteries
Be aware that there is a potential for battery explosion and fire along with eye damage, including blindness, if you don't use proper welding eye and personal protection.
Also chipping the slag from the welds makes it go every where; use eye goggles, (its as sharp as broken glass).

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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

late cup of coffee... but i just finished the framing for my CNC machine shed platform. this weekend, i hope to get it squared up, and install the flooring. :D
 
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for those in the US, today is Labor Day, a holiday where we celebrate all those who worked before us, and put in place all the worker's rights we have today! just imagine what life would be like today without those rights.
 

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the floor platform of my CNC router table machine shed is done. now i must wait for the Federal IRS to release my tax return, as i have run out of money for more material. for some reason they have it delayed, even though it was sent in electronically.
 

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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

the temps are getting cooler, as today has a high of 62F, here. i like fall, but not so much winter.
 

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Good Morning!
Yep!, fall is just around the corner: I might still be able to get a quick weekend in the mountains, though. (I would expect lows in the 40s at night).
It should be in the 70s and 80s today, locally (with a chance of rain this afternoon). Expected lows in the 50s at night.
Today's project; find the leak in my windshield washer....reservoir or hoses

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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

Mild rant: so, the IRS has had my tax refund documents (via E-File) for several months now. they were prepared by an accountant, so i have faith they are correct. yet i have not received my refund yet... the IRS website status checker only says the processing is delayed, but without any more information as to why.
Just aggravating, as i really need the money...

anyway, i have been puttering on a few things... just to keep busy.
 
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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

outside temps are dropping, currently 46F here where i am, in Maine, USA.
 
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now that the acorns are dropping from the oak trees on my lawn, i have been seeing a rise in white-tailed deer on the lawn to feed. always enjoyable to watch them.
 
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A friend dropped off an old Alienware (Dell) desktop computer (Aurora R3);


So I will have a new hobby project for a week or two;
Need to hack into it (the previous owner passed away without telling anyone his password), or reinstall the operating system then update it & add anti-virus etc, etc...
Its got Windows 7 home premium (not sure if its worth upgrading it to a better version), a decent, older, video card (Radeon 6800 family), a 1TB hard drive and provision for 3 more hard drives. Its a possible replacement for the entertainment center computer; since it supports media center...
The biggest downside, other than its huge heavy case, is that it only has a, relatively slow (2.8 ghz), 4 core processor... should still be adequate for moderate gaming, internet and movies, though.

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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

i wish my cell phone would take pictures through a window and screen... there are 6+ White-Tailed Deer on my lawn (in-town), feeding on the acorn drops under the large oak trees.
 
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Good Morning Campers

i have to prep today for a colonoscopy tomorrow... so, not going to be a fun pair of days...
 

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Better you than I; methinks...
For me the worst part was the clean out the day before...
 

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Better you than I; methinks...
For me the worst part was the clean out the day before...
yeah, that is what i am about to start in a few.
 

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Good Morning!
The first cup of coffee is gone,
Its supposed to be warm and sunny here, today,
There is no visible snow on the mountain yet,
Have a great Friday!

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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

still on my first cup. haven't been sleeping well. keep waking up every so often, completely drenched in sweat. this recovery process isn't as great as was promised. i was told of drugged up, pain-free days... ;) they didn't tell me the drugs would cause painful constipation. bad enough i have stopped the pain meds completely.
but i am pushing through it, and am able to sit down for short periods now. :) be quite a while before i can sit on rock and stumps again, or do much hiking. not even sure if i will be able to handle this years hunting season (Whitetailed Deer, Crossbow). maybe with 2 or 3 seat pads, plus a donut-ring pillow. ;)

I am glad my 5th wheel camper doesn't currently have any leaks. it should survive another winter, and maybe i can take up the renovation again next summer.
 
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Good morning every one.
Just finishing my first cup of coffee; looks like another great day (high 60s to low 70s are forecast)
Nights are getting colder its 41 deg F right now (predawn).

Got the new-old computer cleaned of dust bunnies and webs, swept of viruses & old user info and updated to Windows 7 (64) ultimate (very little different from home premium, mostly better networking), looking good but it keeps turning itself on during the night even though auto update is turned off and its disconnected from the internet. I figure its something sneaky to do with windows, if all else fails a hard off switch will solve the problem permanently.
Installing some old games (plays Crysis and the Crysis demo just fine and let me rediscover Sacred Gold/Underworld).
I need to sort through the parts pile for more memory and see if I can get a slightly better processor...

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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

i had to kind of laugh at myself this morning. last night, my bedroom was hot, as i have several servers running that host my personal website. so i put the fan in the window and put it on low to cool the room down. then, i quite unfortunately fell asleep. when i woke up shivering at 1:30AM, my room was down to 33F! it took quite some time to build courage enough to throw back the blankets to get dressed. :ROFLMAO: so here it is, 3:25AM, and i am finally up, dressed, and in a warmer part of the house.
So, note to self: don't fall asleep with fan going in window, this time of year. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

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Sounds BBBbbbrrrrisk!!!

Time for a hot up of coffee!

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it most certainly was quite brisk. :ROFLMAO:
i am on my second cup of coffee, and still feel cold. 🥶 :ROFLMAO:
 
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