Coffee 7-19-14 Cyber Meets Reality

Coffee 7-19-14 Cyber Meets Reality

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat. Jul. 19, 2014 5:52 am

Good morning. Come in, join us for coffee & breakfast. It is a very special day. For the first time I am joined in real life by forum member Greg. Greg, Ken, & dog Loki made the trip from Michigan! Today we eat home made blueberry pancakes with maple syrup for real. They landed here on Wed (as planned almost two years ago) towing a trailer that has Greg's (new to him) 1925 Pierce Arrow. We worked on it a day and a half sprucing it up for it's new life in Greg's hands. With Ken's help I made new "guts" for the top, Greg changed filters, repacked the steering box, torqued the head & other engine stuff. It rolled out of my shop a changed machine. We gave it a 10 minute shakedown ride ( went & made Charlie drool), then packed it up & took it to Acadia National Park, driving it about 100 miles for the day. What a blast! You think my little electric car turns heads, this bad boy turns heads & makes people talk. It's a real machine and has a real personality. Here's just one picture of it parked as we ate supper last night. Ohhh, I'll add one more, of it in front of the cairn that Larua & I built 4 weeks ago. Amazingly the Cairn is still standing. That piece of shore has changed So much in four weeks. I guess we have had some big waves. Even yesterday the waves were tumbling 6 inch rocks up and down the steep beach. Today we head to the museum at Owls Head. On the way we will stop at 3,418 (maybe more) antique shops looking for tools.

Hug your loved ones & enjoy this beautiful day!
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Cairn & 1925 Pierce Arrow
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

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PostBy: smokerdude On: Sat. Jul. 19, 2014 6:42 am

That's some ride. You need to be wearing straw hats and bowties to drive that and have a couple flapper girls in the back!
When I was little my dad had a bunch of antique tools.....or at least whenever I picked one up he'd yell "That's an ANTIQUE"
Just coffee this morning. Gonna paint my snowplow orange and cook hotsausages and sweet corn later and that's all that's planned.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Alaska
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: DS Kozy King
Coal Size/Type: Nut and Rice

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat. Jul. 19, 2014 7:04 am

Good breakfast Freddy, Greg & Ken--yeah, yeah, you to Loki:) Mornin all. Don't let that Pierce bug bite ya Freddy LOL Been chilly these last couple mornings don't cha know. Being I'm an expert at over doin things during this healing process--today will be a serious down day for me. Have a good week-end all.
freetown fred
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Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

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PostBy: Cap On: Sat. Jul. 19, 2014 7:20 am

Hello Everybody,

Wow! Great stuff! As John would say, "We love pics here". Have fun guys. Take care everyone.
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

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PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat. Jul. 19, 2014 7:38 am

Morning all,

I'm actually at home this weekend. It's been chilly here, too, and I'm grateful for it. I'm almost done with what should have been the spring yard work. It's so much easier to work in the cool then the heat and humidity. We are expecting a return to our normal 3Hs weather next week.

This afternoon I'm setting up the wood ware for a third beehive for my backyard. This hive will be a Langstroth or square hive. I need it for the first level Master Beekeeper test I plan to take in the spring. Next week I'll take a frame of eggs, newly capped brood cells with lots of nurse bees and some comb with honey on it and they will raise a new queen. I've never tried a split like this in the summer, after the honey flow, but they tell me it's better than doing it in the spring. That's because by spring it will already be established and ready to go. I guess we will see.

I won't be dropping by for breakfast the next two weekends as DK and I will be in Alaska and we have decided not to take our laptops nor use our smart phones for internet purposes. We will be checking our emails once a day for emergencies but that's it. That alone will make the trip interesting. We both got electronic books and have several books loaded; the days are longer there or so I'm told.

Anyway, Freddy, you, Greg and the boys be careful "tooling" around in that beautiful automobile. That's something you don't see everyday.

I hope everyone has a great week. Take care, Lisa
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat. Jul. 19, 2014 7:43 am

Great breakfast, Freddy. That is one nice car and great pictures.

Oddly enough, I've got no plans today. Just as well too it's cold and rainy out.
I'm On Fire
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

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PostBy: GA cracker On: Sat. Jul. 19, 2014 8:14 am

Nice breakfast, Very cool ride. Prior to last week, spent 8 days primitive camping in Georgia and visiting family. HOT AND MUGGY-damnit!!! Got back to PA to mid 50's in am and low humidity, gotta love it. Stay safe all.
GA cracker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air

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PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat. Jul. 19, 2014 8:28 am

Nice ride! I would invite you guys to stop by with that fancy car, but I am going out of town for the weekend. First time my wife and I have gone anywhere by ourselves in almost 4 years. We are going to the Burlington Brew Festival. Good food, good beer, 80 degree day right on the lake. :D
Rob R.
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat. Jul. 19, 2014 8:31 am

Mornin everyone.

Nice ride you have there Greg. I'm glad to hear you guys had a great time touring around in that beauty.

Nothin much on tap here for the day, as it's raining, but I will have this old 1928 Singer ready for use by the time I leave for work tomorrow. I purchased this old machine for my wife to do 'machine quilting'. It's not of 'antique' quality. Everything is tight on it, and parts are readily available as the production run on this particular machine was 10,000.

The original motor was weak, but the motor (and bracket) from an old Morse machine was a perfect fit. The machine itself was a little 'tight' due to years of gummed-up oil and dirt. So I took the PB Blaster to it. About ten minutes later, the machine was nice and free. I'll get it properly oiled up today, and make sure it sews.

Take care and be safe all
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Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

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PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat. Jul. 19, 2014 8:34 am

Good mornin' all, went camping for a couple days this week and we do it old school, tent ( air mattress ), cook on a camp fire etc. Seems like the rest of the world has 5th wheels and satellite tv geeeesh! Oh well, nice ride boys Bonnie and Clyde would be proud. Have a nice week end all...must- cut -grass- can't- find- son- or- dog! :eek2:
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
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PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat. Jul. 19, 2014 10:17 am

Ahh,Yes ! 'Nuthin like a little LS Farm&Friends,Coupled with Fresh Coffee & a Pierce-Arrow,to help a "Mainah" feel like a Lighter Soul ! The Pic tells a Long Story of Great Days! So Good To See,Freddy! As far as we're concerned,it's Pouring Here,and I don't mean just Coffee! We needed it,but with a little Luck,we may be drying out towards the Afternoon. It's Good To Be back Home,here in the Coffee House,Ladies And Gentlemen! Enjoy Your Weekend,and while You're at it,pick something,anything to do,and Smash It Right Out Of The Park !! As Always,Take Care,Gang! :up:
Hambden Bob
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air

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PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat. Jul. 19, 2014 10:35 am

Howdy all!
Ahhhh yes, fresh blueberries are in season. My wife picked a bunch this morning, and I just had a cup full on my cereal.
Freddy, glad the boys could get over to visit! Nice ride thar, Greg!
The weather has been cool, and I have been taking advantage of it over the past week. I was Slabbing up some old Oak for Coffee tables and such. Tried to move one 500lb slab by myself and tore a muscle in my back! Verticle muscle, just to the right of backbone.I felt it tearing as I tried to twist my torso while holding the slab, and thought to myself, that can't be good. It did not hurt, it just felt like a muscle unzipping itself. A few minutes later, it hurt. I couldn't lift much over 5 lbs without aggravating it all week.
Finally decided on Thursday, to stop trying to work with the heavy wood projects, and decided to do another easy "Frame-up" project on an old Stihl 090 that had been taking up shelf space for a few years. Heres some pics as it goes back together.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

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PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat. Jul. 19, 2014 12:04 pm

Well I finally get a chance to stop by for brunch today seeing as late as it is. Can still smell what was cooked earlier and the aroma is incredible.

Spent last weekend at the grandson's state Cal Ripken 10 U Tournament. Had ground keeping duty in between the games. After the fields were groomed, the other dad's and granddad's retired back to my truck for a little :beer: and waited for that game to end so we could do it all over again. Their team kept winning through the weekend. Came time for the championship game on Tuesday but mother nature had other plans. They only got in 2 innings before the lightning chased them off the fields. They came back on Wednesday and finished off the other team 12-0 in 4 innings. League rules have it that if a team is winning over the other by 10 runs or more by the 4th inning it is game over. No need to embarrass anyone. Oh and did I mention that my grandson was the pitcher ??? That's right a shutout victory !!!! And this is their 3rd year in a row that they have advanced to the Northeast regional games. :clap: :dancing:

Here's a pic of the team:
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And this is what they did to the coach:
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And here's the grandson with his parents:
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So next Thursday we head to Clifton Park, NY for the regional tournament. I even convinced the wife to take a day off work so we can spend the weekend watching them play. First day off for her in several years. She thinks the place will fall apart if she is not working. We'll see.

Nice looking wheels there Greg. And nice picture Fred. Looks almost like that could be an antique photo in front of that store !!!!!

Now got to get home and clean the pipe for the AA and shovel the bin a little to heap it over the auger. Enjoy the weekend and take it easy on yourself FF !!!!!

Rick 386
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

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PostBy: sharkman8810 On: Sat. Jul. 19, 2014 10:59 pm

Just thought I'd stop in and say a late hello. Greg, that is a nice car to look at! It is good to see what is all going on. I know all about the 10U tournaments, except mine are 10U softball and I'm an assistant coach, we really appreciate our ground crew help.
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Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 82 u.l.

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PostBy: Cap On: Sun. Jul. 20, 2014 6:37 am

Little League baseball is great! I played into HS. Rick, you must be very proud for your grandson. Thanks for posting. Let us know the regional outcome.
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator