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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    c'mon stumpy, what are you up to today.
    Well since you asked Tax....



    I am going to weld on 4 wheels to this steel old cart for my wife for her gardening stuff. I know welding isn't anything you have any concept on how to do, but its OK. Its a bit hot right now, so I am enjoying a bevvy watching a movie with my feet up.

    Btw, they found that young gal.. Pretty much where I told them they would. Sad but life.

    In case you were curious and wanted to know what I had for lunch.....









    Got out some pasta, sundried tomatoes and some Pesto and grilled up some spicy italian sausage. Pulled up a chair and enjoyed some grub while the wife was in the city with her niece.


    What did you do today Tax...... Tea and Biscuits, curtain twitching and some meds with your slippers on all day in your Robe?

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    Your to hard on tax stumpy.he's like superman , there's only 2 things that can harm him. Kryptonite& soap

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    I am going to weld on 4 wheels to this steel old cart for my wife for her gardening stuff. I know welding isn't anything you have any concept on how to do, but its OK. Its a bit hot right now, so I am enjoying a bevvy watching a movie with my feet up.
    yes stumpy, you are correct, i am unable to weld in the same way as you are unable to surgically remove an impacted wisdom tooth in a mandible and close the incision with half a dozen perfectly placed sutures.

    we all have our skills, and when we are in need of those skills we dont have, we seek the help of someone who does.

    if we could all do everything, then nobody would have a job.


    p.s. but even a 5 year old can dig a ditch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    yes stumpy, you are correct, i am unable to weld in the same was as you are unable to surgically remove an impacted wisdom tooth in a mandible and close the incision with half a dozen perfectly placed sutures.
    I gotta say Tax, I know how to use a high speed dremel tool and have ground tight tolerance items under a microscope at 100X. I bet I could pull that off. As for sutures, that's children play. Its just like sewing and I think if you have sewed on a button or a hole in your pants, you could sew up a open wound. I have stitched up my own hand, a 7 stitch deal. Its not that hard. Just gotta know how to tie that knot at the end so it doesn't come loose.

    But again to your point, we can't do everything. You could learn how to weld once you knew the difference between a chainsaw and a welder.

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    Some fine sausages there!

    Tax wouldn’t appreciate them, he’s a Roundhead.

    But, let’s face it Stumpy, you’re an artisan rooted in the soil and, at the risk of tautology, a simpleton seppo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    This was once a very fine thread. Now just another off topic, shitfest.
    I've been based in the north for around 3 months on a house renovation project, will jump in to save the thread from all this boring mundane crap in a day or two. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    I've been based in the north for around 3 months on a house renovation project, will jump in to save the thread from all this boring mundane crap in a day or two. :-)
    Golly..how do you find the time? We can't wait ��

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    I know how to use a high speed dremel tool and have ground tight tolerance items under a microscope at 100X. I bet I could pull that off. As for sutures, that's children play. Its just like sewing
    well stumpy, a high speed dremel tool, or even a high speed dental drill of any kind would the last thing of use for the procedure i mentioned.
    .... and childs play it isnt, you would need anatomical knowledge and the ability to read x rays and scans, you would also need to be able to identify and avoid damaging nerve tissue, blood vessels and glandular tissue and to be able to distinguish cortical bone from cancellous bone and of course the pharmacoligal knowledge necessary to administer adequate and safe anaesthesia bearing in mind the medical history of the patient.

    ....... but of course i'm sure you knew all that already.

    and here's one i did earlier! just ignore the notice and click on the link



    dremel my arse!

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    So are you a dental surgeon Tax? serious question. There seems to be a lot of questions by a handful that you aren't or that you have said you are not, then stated you are. If you are, hats off to ya. I couldn't imagine staring into peoples stinking mouths for a living, especially the English where dental hygiene isn't high on the list of things to keep up. They can sure keep a shaved head nice though. Priorities I guess

    (Btw, didn't watch the vid but its OK)

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    Wow...clean up Aisle 4.

    Moving on.....



    I know...its just flowers. But this plant has never flowered and this year I guess it decided to . Interesting what birds flock to enjoying it.











    I extended my lawn sprinkler system. During the dry season this area gets torched. so I added a new head, fab'd up a PVC guard and test run works great.

    After lunch I am off on a mountain ATV ride.

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    Ahhh Nice ride, cool weather. Rain is coming



    Trail head on my way to the mountains then the valley.



    A path heading up to a ridge top. Heavily overgrown now



    View across the valley



    dropped down to the other side of the valley. Rice fields are ready for the rain.
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    So as I track my activity level on my Samsung watch and phone, I find the data telling.




    So for 25 days I was in Chonburi, lodging in Pattaya. While I still took walks and jogs in the morning every day, did some gym time and walked around the factory etc, the data after a week home tells the tale. This is why I love living where I do. I stay extremely active and that equates to better physical and mental health. I sure enjoy these health apps and information they provide. I gained 3 kgs while stuck in Pattaya for 25 days. 8 days home I lost almost all of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    I thought I would make this thread in the north. Any of you folks up here like HB, Cyrille, MK and others please add away.
    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    I've been based in the north for around 3 months on a house renovation project, will jump in to save the thread from all this boring mundane crap in a day or two. :-)
    So I getz back and day 1 is organizing contractors then onto the blower to Pocahontas in the evo. Park girl that I met running before giving Covid to on our first park-date around 2 years. It never put her off in fairness, respecto!!

    So the next morning was a ride out to Doi Intha then the new reno project and back to mine.







    *in da eddie-zone*


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    To be fair Stumpy, your posts contain quality pics and interesting commentary.

    Most replies are in need of a stiff ignoring. Try the scroll/ignore function. Works a treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    To be fair Stumpy, your posts contain quality pics and interesting commentary.

    Most replies are in need of a stiff ignoring. Try the scroll/ignore function. Works a treat.
    All good Switch. I fully realize that putting my life out here on TD will draw both negative and other various comments. No issue for me. I laugh and consider the source in most cases. That said, I wouldn't change a thing.

    Speaking of that,



    The drop hitch I ordered for my truck arrived so I can hook up my ATV trailer to my Hilux.





    All set and ready to go on some rides in other locations

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    That's a good purpose built trailer you got there stumpy. I'm digging the drop hitch to.
    On my rig I've got an extended tray 2.7m.long then I put the Taillift on it and lost a lot of clearance for hooking up a trailer solved that by getting a " tongue" that enables the towball to poke out beyond the tray , safer
    He promised to headbutt me, if he ever saw me. Charming.

    I guess that my solution would be that he 'never saw me'.

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    A mate of mine has started fabricating trailers in Lao and is doing well. trailers aren't really a concept there so far
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLD View Post
    That's a good purpose built trailer you got there stumpy.
    Cheers BLD. Yeah I searched around for awhile. The ATV and UTV guys I met and ride with told me about the place. They build specific trailers for any need. What I specifically liked was the hard galvanized/zinc plated metal. It will last for years and not rust and fall apart. I can also use if for my RVF motorcycle. They tossed in a front tire guide.


    Quote Originally Posted by BLD View Post
    A mate of mine has started fabricating trailers in Lao and is doing well. trailers aren't really a concept there so far
    It can be a pretty lucrative business if you build quality units and custom to a buyers need.

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    That’s a decent trailer. I remember many grazed hands and knees from obstinate hitches.

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    The wiring project for the trailer. One thing about buying a truck here in Thailand is they never wire a truck for a trailer and I understand. While its becoming a bit more common but in the states when you order a truck its pretty standard. My aftermarket Piak rear bumper built in a hole to pull a plug in, but that doesn't even come close to the plugs available.





    I had some 10mm ABS plastic so I will fab a mount. I ordered some counter sink bits today. Have to wait until the get here.

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    Damn rubber and plastic here in Thailand. It vulcanizes so fast and becomes brittle and just falls apart. I pulled out my R3 to take it for a short turn and burn ride and went to wipe it down and lightly brush up at the rubber valve stem and it snapped right off. Ride cancelled.



    Wheel off



    Snapped off valve stem.

    Maybe tomorrow. Rains a coming.

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    That looks like way too much hard work. I prefer to pay people to do shit for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    That looks like way too much hard work. I prefer to pay people to do shit for me
    I gotta tell ya Willy, Some things I will pay to have done. in this case, it would have been a pain in the ass to push the moto 2.5kms with a flat to have someone else fix it where as tossing the wheel on the back of my ATV was easy peasy.

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    Weather was cool today but rain looming. Took the ATV out to waypoint some new trails. I have the app Wikiloc which tracks all routes I Ride. Very cool.



    A new trail that heads towards Sop Prap.



    Hit a proverbial fork in the trail and headed south.



    Got back after a few hours and my lovely wife had lunch ready for me. Curry spicy fried rice with a few eggs.





    After relaxing and enjoying a Sunday afternoon, I cracked open a new bottle to relax.



    My long time friend in the US pinged me asking me about a 12 year Knob Creek. That is a really nice bourbon. I have to come up with my list of 4 bottles to bring back on my upcoming trip. Sad you can't get good Bourbon here. Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace are a very good select but there are way better ones that we will never see on these shores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    Sad you can't get good Bourbon here.
    That is a shame. I could live with those two in a pinch, but variety is the spice of life and I would miss my go to 4 roses single barrel which is a fantastic value IMHO.

    AO was spoiled on his last trip home. Did you see his buddies bar? He was drinking Pappy family reserve.

    That shit is like gold here.

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