2 pointsTami and I will be heading out shortly to Yuma, AZ to spend a few days with Tami's Mom. She has to have eye surgery in Phoenix tomorrow afternoon which is about a 3 hour drive from Yuma. We have to spend the night in Phoenix in a hotel as her Mom has to be re-checked the day after surgery before we head back to Yuma. So we will be carrying some water in a cooler for the drive in the 100+ degree heat. But it will be fine as it is a DRY HEAT.
2 pointsI did so/so. The crowd was down a bit this year but I was able to buy 1/2 an AR.
1 pointA couple of months ago I cut some angled pieces of Cedar to check my saw accuracy. I made a project out of some of the wood and nearly tossed the rest. I did a glue up to check the angles, they came out nice and set them aside. Today I decided to make a little box for my granddaughter out of them. It has 6 sides that are 4" and I made a fancy lid for a little girl.
1 pointGood Monday morning Patriot Woodworkers! Well, here we are starting yet another wonderful new week and one more week off the books till we get to some cooler weather around the nation. In my region we are getting hiccups of very hot weather and then it settles down to just regular ol hot weather. Then we have some pretty good humidity to go along with it lately as well. Sometimes it's hard to pull ourselves into our shops during weather like this, as many of us do not have the luxury of a climate controlled shop or garage, I know I don't. Staying Hydrated All that being said, some of us have to work in our shops, regardless of weather, some make a living from their woodwork, and some just love being out there no matter what the weather. So, heat, it can be uncomfortable, it can be dangerous, and it can be deadly. Here are some tips to stay hydrated. Keep a large water bottle handy to encourage you to drink water wherever and whenever. Be sure to eat fruits and vegetables, which are great sources of water, daily not only to stay hydrated, but also to maintain optimal health. Have a glass of water before each meal. After each trip to the restroom, drink a glass of water to replenish your fluids. Set reminders on your phone, watch, or e-mail to drink every hour. Add a slice of lemon, lime, and/or mint to your water to give it some flavor without adding any extra calories. A word of caution regarding energy drinks: because they contain large amounts of sugar and stimulants, they can be counterproductive to maintaining fluid balance. In some instances, they may even be dangerous; researchers found that brands with caffeine and the amino acid taurine significantly raise blood pressure and heart rate. There's no getting around it. Drinking water is always best. reference: Medical Daily When working out doors with others In my day job as a Land Surveyor, we are always exposed to the elements and we work in all kinds of conditions. Unfortunately when the temperatures get into the low 100's and into the 100 plus teens, we must still keep working, the job needs to get done, and we have deadlines. So we have been trained to watch out for each-other and look for signs of heat stroke and other dangerous symptoms. If you must work outside with a partner or around others, there are signs to watch for in him or her, and yourself. Altered mental state or behavior. ... (I have seen this before, your partner is asking strange questions, they seem aloof, they cannot concentrate or perform simple mental tasks, such as adding 2+2.) Alteration in sweating. ... (Sweating is a good sign, if your partner stops sweating, that's bad!) Nausea and vomiting. ... (This is bad, they are already on their way towards stroke) Flushed skin. ... (Pale, highly pink, pasty skin) Rapid breathing. ... (If your partner is rapidly breathing, it's nearly too late, this is a very bad sign) Amber color urine. .... (This is the beginning sign that you do not have enough fluids in your body, your pee should be close to clear or a pale yellow) If any of the conditions above appear in your work partner or you, you must immediately get them to a cool location, inside an automobile with air conditioning, under a tree with shade, in a structure with air conditioning, anywhere cool and shaded. And have them drink regular temperature water, ice cold water is not good, it can shock the system, but if it's all you have, you need to let them drink it. It's hot folks! So keep an eye out for yourself, keep an eye out for the guy working next too you, and be safe and don't push yourself! The goal of any work day is to get home alive and in one piece. So, does anyone have any hot weather tips they'd like to share with us! Have a wonderful week ahead folks, and stay safe in your shops, and be well!
1 pointWeather ended up great. low to mid 80s with a nice breeze. Regarding velocipede - nope, it is still broken. Nobody can seem to figure out how to keep me from breaking the main axle. Lots of ideas but all say that it's 50/50 that it will work. I DID take the Excaliber saw though. Ron, Sat was really good for us but today was pretty much a bust.
1 pointWhile Steve's dungeon adventures are very informative and interesting and his rust hunts are quite so also, his grill adventures are more exciting. Not that he should repeat them....just sayin. BTW, are your hands healing well?
1 pointMine would be my Great Grandfather Edward Kaub. (pronounced "Cob") His family immigrated from Germany in the late 1700's as part of the "Pennsylvania Deutsch" (Dutch) movement. They settled in an area on the Maryland/Pennsylvania border with their kin and then later migrated to a mission settlement just west of Kansas City, Kansas where there was a large community of Native Americans that were relocated by the U.S. Government after the Civil War. There were Baptists, Methodists and Quakers in the area all working with the Native Americans in education and trade skills. They then migrated to Southern California in the early 1900's settling in the city of Yorba Linda which was near the city of Whittier which was a community with many Quakers and Methodists which included the family of the future President Richard Nixon as he was born in Yorba Linda. My Great Grandfather was a builder/contractor/carpenter as well as running his ranch growing citrus, vegetables and raising chickens for eggs and meat. He was the builder/contractor for a number of the buildings in my home town Yorba Linda, CA which included the Hardware Store, Masonic Lodge, the Presbyterian Church (that later became the Methodist Church and then in January 1963 became the First Baptist Church that I grew up in and was married in) as well as a number of custom homes and manufacturing buildings. My middle name "Edward" was given in his memory. I have many of his woodworking tools and have a large wall display case filled with some of his planes, saws and other tools that I have restored. In the photos one is of my Great Grandparents Edward and Hannah Kaub on their ranch while he was still a contractor some time in the late 1920's to early 1930's. The other photo is of my Great Grandfather about 1957-58. He passed in 1959
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