okay - been a while since i posted - yes i do rely on kymber to hold down the fort ;-)
so lots of mishmash in this post.... but lotsa junque too!
like this old trailer our friend d gave us. i took the rotten plywood off in march (these pics) - it needs work!
especially where the braces at back part of the springs are located - they are rotting...
the front parts are fine - now i am NOT going to go nuts fixing this but the tires hold air so i want it for the atv - project asap.. i thought about replacing the braces ..
but i have these pieces of HARD wood from trimming the kitchen chairs years ago
so why not just prevent a collapse? measure...
this pic should show you better - the other side is okay, but all that rotten iron is now buffeted against collapse - replacing the brace would have taken hours and grinding and new nuts and and and... screw it - this will work - took 15 mins!
whoops - need a bed - how about junque plywood??
and a couple of extra boards - well that was march, then it snowed and that project was put on hold ;_))))
the other day - what is THIS for...... ?
to fix the old garden cart i painted to save - the inner tubes were shot - yes a new cart is not that expensive, but sometimes the principal is the thing..
especially because for some odd reason, somebody threw out a fake ammo box that replaces the sides!!!
and all i have to do is lift it off and there is a flatbed - woot!
interlude...my friend p gave me these flange gloves...
so i could go into the brush on the driveway...
and gather up last year's weed leftovers (including some comfry)
i read this on the interwebs - poor man's mulcher - put it in a garbage can/bucket ..
and stuff in your weedwacker and then grind 'e down
and voila - mulch!! not the best instructions, but the procedure should be straightforward... i got a new corded b and d weedwacker @ 1/2 price the other day - it was worth it!!!
so next morning - i am going fishing!!! k is still asleep - for some odd reason she is impervious to cats screaming "feed me!!! feed me!!" at the bottom of the bed in the AM!!! it is definitely late may - this is the sun @ 6: 45 AM!!!
however - "where the sun don't shine" there is frost - may 29... ya gotta be aware...
river is bright!!!
and you cans see mist off the shade spots...
sad/frustrating story - i bought this old DAM microlite reel off ebay and restored it to near-mint. i had read about people using older reels due to certain limitation in the construction of newer reels.. this reel has a brass worm drive and lotsa great sounding stuff - BUT... the line roller is sticky..
my trusty standby is a shimano sahar 100 i bought 15 years ago ... after few casts - no contest - the shimano was 10 times better!!! i remember using mitchell 300s when i was a kid - they were good then- the DAMs were better- but now??
so - spend 50 bux on a modern reel ...
on the other hand, graphite rods on the other will last forever if you keep them dry - most of mine are 15-20 years old - my berkley lightning rod i bought in 1988 - it is as good as the day i bought it!
anyway - nice day!
later yesterday - i finished the trailer... with all scrap wood..
here it is all finished.
so.... what do you do with a finished trailer?? what else, put a girl/your wife in it!!!!
20 mins after the above pic was taken, we got called to a brush fire, our fire boots got christened...
k's heels took a real beating - she slammed the boots on w/o socks.. they are in really bad shape and she will not be able to wear anything but flipflops for weeks! we took pics but her heels look so bad that i decided not include the pics.
so sorry about the last but hey - we prevented a forest fire with our community - they rock!!
okay - here are some flowers!!