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I forget where I pulled this from, but I think it's the Calif fire...

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Randomness incoming:

Brian Shaw - 4 time World's Strongest Man.
Lives in Colorado.
6' 8". 440lbs
Super cool guy. A gentle giant.

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I’ve never seen him...
 

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Good friend of mine made his own sandals from his 80's Volvo spare tire!

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After all the recent pictures of hummingbirds, I just happened to stumble onto this and knew I had to post it here....

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I was wandering through some old photos in my collection taking a side trip or two remembering family. Here are a few photos I rescued from some old negatives of and by my Uncle Marion while he served in the Navy back in 1957. God rest his soul.

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And the man himself...

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My Mom and one of her sisters standing in front of the old box car they lived in for a while.
Some of that white privilege we've heard so much about.
 

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LOL, right you are, but...

The deer are an attraction here as are the wild horses, of which I have seen 100 or so in a herds hereabouts. Right now the pelicans, huge white birds are hanging out at the local lake, feeding and having a great time...
 

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Young mares are better eating than deer, you are in luck. More meat too, like a moose.

great bug out deal seems like, lots of protein.
 

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Just shot this Swainson's hawk in the back yard 8am this morning above the bird feeder.

Looking for breakfast? He's huge... at least 12" tall.

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My research into the subject found they have historically been used for butcher blocks because while the wood is not strong, it is nigh impossible to split.
Ended up with a couple nice pieces of sycamore from the old tree. gonna have to come up with something to do with them next year.
 

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Ended up with a couple nice pieces of sycamore from the old tree. gonna have to come up with something to do with them next year.
Might check into guitar wood? Quartersawn is best. The type of instrument depends on the diameter of the tree size. I bet you can find some luthiers in the area....

the story goes that Stradivarius would walk the forest with a 3lb sledge hammer and wack the tree. If it rang like a bell, that was what he harvested.

As a tonewood…
As a tonewood, it is moderately easy to work with and produces a striking guitar.​
Rick Davis of Running Dog guitars says:"In density, stiffness and hardness, P. occidentalis is closer to mahogany than to the maples. It can be as soft as cardboard, floppy and generally a terrible wood for anything other than pulp. Some trees seem to produce harder, denser wood and that's the stuff for guitars. It may be somewhat tighter-grained but grain alone isn't indicative of the better wood. I can only say that I weigh each board (by hefting it, not quantitatively), knock on it, push a fingernail into the surface -- generally get a feeling for the individual piece before purchasing it for guitars."​
"Quartersawing is essential for the sycamore look: the rays and fleck only show up when the wood's pretty well quartered. Some is reddish in color and, in limited experience, seems to be very dense and stiff. But the light colored wood can be equally stiff, too. Or not. Individual pieces have to be evaluated. It's pretty easy to work. Sands and scrapes cleanly, bends well, is easy on edge tools. It is porous though so use excess glue and expect to add an extra coat or two of lacquer. I found that resawing it was OK but it's fibrous and tends to clog the lower guides."​

http://www.guitarbench.com/2009/04/17/american-sycamore-tonewood-database/

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A picnic...

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Was taking a break between tasks to do a little organizing and so I had my ear plugs out and happened to hear rustling in the woods and out came today's mascot. Gorgeous creature, totally shocked me. I thought it was some kind of fancy domesticated cat it first with that bushy tail.


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