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by CuttingEdge
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Just an Update
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Just an Update

One thing you learn quickly about teaching is, as important as learning a trade is for students, there is other stuff to teach them as well like soft-skills, and employability skills. I found out that 100% of our students have never had a committed relationship, which is very sad. I mean, everything...
by CuttingEdge
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Just an Update
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Just an Update

You just made my day! I am so glad to hear that you are doing well and that Katie is still putting up with you. If you can survive teenage daughters, you will be just fine. Thanks for the update, Lavoy Yeah, Katie is doing well too. She is working at a nursing home as a nurse and really likes it. T...
by CuttingEdge
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Just an Update
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Just an Update

Glad to hear life is getting back to normal for you. They just won't let the plandemic die here, our rates are so low it's laughable but they just keep trying to shut more down and pass more restrictions. It's beyond insane.... Yes, we are one of the first schools to have students back I think . Th...
by CuttingEdge
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Just an Update
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Just an Update

I have been really busy like everyone else I guess. I got called back to work in June, and so I have been doing that 5 days a week, but with no students, although we are opening today for a few to start. They will have to be in quarantine for two weeks, but after that, we can get them back in the sh...
by CuttingEdge
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Late Model vs Early Model
Replies: 14
Views: 883

Re: Late Model vs Early Model

Hey wait a minute now, new John Deere equipment is sometimes green, like their new skidders and feller-bunchers! I always thought the late models were the losers because there is not as many used parts floating around in junk yards so you have to got to the dealer for that sort of stuff, and get cha...
by CuttingEdge
Fri May 15, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Staying Busy
Replies: 0
Views: 1277

Staying Busy

We were just told we would be off work for another 60 days. I told Katie yesterday that we minds well buy some paint and paint the house so that I have something to do. I am not really one to stand around and do nothing, so in the last 2 months of elevated toilet paper pricing, I have: Redid my mast...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I Am Afraid of the Answer
Replies: 17
Views: 1740

Re: I Am Afraid of the Answer

Wow, I did not realize I had not updated everyone for awhile. I tried to pull the oil pan in place, but there was not enough room in the frame, so I had to remove everything, put the unit on pipes and roll it down to the main part of my barn where I could get at it to lift it. Then I had to lift the...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I Am Afraid of the Answer
Replies: 17
Views: 1740

Re: I Am Afraid of the Answer

Cost wise, I got about $400 in this genset as of right now, probably another $200 to go without the injection pump and rebuilt injectors; but a new 20 KW generator is $10,000... That is not a bad deal, all in at around $2100 for 20 KW's... For $2700 shipped to the house, I can get a 40 KW pto genera...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I Am Afraid of the Answer
Replies: 17
Views: 1740

Re: I Am Afraid of the Answer

$1100 seems a little high, but maybe Perkins is higher. I can likely get you an exchange pump if need be. Lavoy Hey thanks. If you could get me a price on that it would be nice. All I know is that it is a C.A.V pump, so it is pretty basic, and used in a lot of engines. This one is the Perkins 4.108...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Feathering Ye Ole Nest
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Re: Feathering Ye Ole Nest

Regarding pictures...you might notice the picture over the headboard. That is actually of Katie and I. We dressed up like the 1940's one day, and went to the local railroad station that has been used in a lot of films because it still looks like the 1940's. Using a cheap camera believe it or not, on...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Feathering Ye Ole Nest
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Re: Feathering Ye Ole Nest

Beautiful and just exactly what is needed. i cannot see paying thousands to someone else when whatever a person has available to work with will do the job and last a lifetime and longer as well as being beautiful. Good Job! Thanks... One thing you might notice, or at least now that I mention it, is...
by CuttingEdge
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Feathering Ye Ole Nest
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Feathering Ye Ole Nest

Katie and I figured, since we can no longer add to the nest, and with four daughters already (6, 13, 14 and 15) we minds well feather ye olde nest instead. The biggest issue was our master bedroom, it was completely utilitarian, and while functional...very boring too. So I made a new closet for me (...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I Am Afraid of the Answer
Replies: 17
Views: 1740

Re: I Am Afraid of the Answer

Hey thanks, this is why I asked...I will order them then. I can wait a few days for FedEx to bring them. I have building my frame for this engine, and really need to get that done so I can drop the engine back into place after I get the oil pan buttoned up. Then I can put on the head, and the other ...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I Am Afraid of the Answer
Replies: 17
Views: 1740

Re: I Am Afraid of the Answer

With the power being out now, and for 3-1/2 days, I am convinced this is a worthy project, even if it is to get the hours off my ole tractor since it has been powering my home. I got the top end gasket for the Perkins Engine this week, so I can put the head back on. I also took the oil pan off and g...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Virus help if anyone needs it, what do you guys think?
Replies: 6
Views: 901

Re: Virus help if anyone needs it, what do you guys think?

Can anyone send me up a truckload of electricity? (LOL) We had a blizzard on Thursday night and lost power, and still have yet to get it back. They say MAYBE at 10 PM tonight, so about 3-1/2 days without power. Well grid power. I have my tractor hooked up to my 20 KW PTO generator, and am making ele...