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Everything posted by JohnG

  1. That would have been a MFN (merchant fulfilled) shipment. Amazon won’t fulfill refrigerated or perishable goods. Tpt beat me to it.
  2. Mine aren't clamp-on, but I've used the forks on my tractor a lot more than I've used the bucket. As we've been setting up our garden areas, I've been turning plastic 55 gallon drums in to remote watering barrels and the forks have gotten a lot of use toting those around, some strapped to pallets and some singles cradled between the forks.
  3. The global supply chain situation (including within the USA) sucks right now. My company is having to search high and low for raw materials so that we can manufacture our goods, and when we can find some, the prices are skyrocketing. Some are 5x 'normal' price or more. Then the few components that we can only get from China are hit with 25% tariffs. Chemicals from Texas are still priced super high from the ice storms back in February. It's a mess across the board.
  4. Beautiful work, but I am so sorry that you had a reason to make another.
  5. Any time something is advertised as reclaimed, they are going to charge too much.
  6. Not in the mail but it was brought to me... 1.5” wide for panel/edge glue ups.
  7. An old friend of mine built some huge steel doors (not as big as OP’s pic, obviously) for a stone supplier to display large pieces of marble/granite on both sides. They were so big and heavy, and swung so easily that they had to add some dampers to keep them from crushing someone on the other side.
  8. Also a recent Shop Talk Live episode talking about them.
  9. Am I losing it or does that grain not look like teak? Is the furniture true teak or is it just “teak” color? I agree with the above, sanding/scraping is probably the way to go.
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    Definitely aliens.
  11. No picture attached. If there’s a burr along the edge of the scratch, take that off. Otherwise just leave it and watch for nails/screws/staples. Is there a nick in the edge of the blade? I doubt the scratch is deeper than this...
  12. Lay flat on what? The ground? A table or counter? In those cases the board will be fully supported so if the base is sturdy it could be a 300lb hog and it wouldn’t matter how the cutting board is held together. I guess I’m having difficulty understanding why you are wanting to make it more complicated. Sagulator shows this being 0.01” total sag if supported at either end (not fastened) with 75lb center load.
  13. What will this huge cutting board be on top of? Are you building a base for it? I would be more focused on what will support the board. As chestnut said, a good glue joint will be plenty. A dining table is thinner stock and longer/wider and would not blink an eye at 70lb in the center.
  14. JohnG


    At the top they started to store some pollen and a few cells of nectar. This is typical of hives. The worker (female) brood will be toward the center, a bit further out will be drone (male) cells, then on the outskirts will be pollen and nectar. Honey will be the furthest out since it gets capped and doesn’t need to be frequently used.
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    Somewhat. It can’t be too early (cold) because the smaller colony of bees wouldn’t be able keep the queen and brood warm while also building comb and gathering food. You also don’t want it too late in the year, or else they won’t be able to build up for the winter. Some people stop supplementing with sugar water when there’s a nectar flow, and some continue through it in the first season. That is fresh comb made by the bees. I had removed one frame to make room for the queen cage and the bees made that in the gap.
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    So after you transfer the bees from a package or from a swarm, you don’t go into the hive for about a week. The queen should make her way out of the queen cage after a couple days, and the worker bees will be drawing comb. At the week (ish) mark, it’s good to check on the bees to make sure the queen is out of the cage, locate her, and make sure she is laying eggs. You also want to see how much comb has been made and how much pollen and nectar has been stored. During this time you should be feeding the bees 1:1 sugar water. It varies when beekeepers end the feeding, but it’s usually
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    If anyone is curious what a bee egg looks like, they look like tiny grains of rice in the center of these comb cells.
  18. Good ol’ California. Guess what also has a Prop 65 warning? The OB/GYN office and the hospital. When we were expecting our first in CA, we would always laugh at the Prop 65 warnings by the entrances to those buildings. The trouble with their Prop 65 warnings is that you can’t tell which items are actually a potential health hazard when everything has the warning on it.
  19. You can still get signature required, if the sender specifies it. I don’t like signature required because I’m never at home when it would be delivered and so it gets delayed for days and then I have to go pick it up from their facility to avoid it being returned to the sender.
  20. Yes, Windows 10 still has Snipping Tool. It also has a new similar tool, Snip & Sketch, that you can activate by pressing Shift+Win+S. After you select the part of the screen you want to capture, you have the option of marking it up, saving it, copying it, etc. Eventually Snipping Tool will be retired and Snip & Sketch will fully take over, but for now it is still around.
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    It’s the sort of thing that you can choose how complicated to get. You can simply place some hive boxes out and eventually a swarm will make it their home. You can leave them alone and let them do their own thing and just reap the benefits of having bees around if you have any sort of garden. The colony might eventually die or leave, but another will come along. This is sometimes referred to as being a “bee haver” instead of a “bee keeper” - you have bees but don’t manage the hives. On the other end of the spectrum you can learn about their physiology and behaviors. You can inspect the
  22. Who says you can’t eat bees? Some people do eat bee larvae.
  23. “They” say there are about 3500 per pound. Around here bees are typically sold as a 3lb package. Of course I’m sure it’s just approximated. Reminds me of a time during my bee class when the professor was talking about the people who first studied and learned what the bee dances mean. A classmate asked “How did they get the bees to dance?” With a straight face he said, “You tickle them.” and then continued on for a couple minutes before going back and explaining how they had set up a makeshift hive to observe the bees naturally doing the dances.
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    So we got our first package of bees today! Typically you can have packages of bees mailed to you, but this year it seems that all suppliers are doing pickup only. So, how do you mail or store bees? Bees need a gap of 3/16"-1/4" in order to fit through, so 1/8" mesh will safely contain the bees while allowing plenty of air. In the center of the box, there is a metal can full of sugar water with a few small holes in the bottom to feed the bees while in transit. Suspended next to the feeding can is a small wooden box called a queen cage. It has one mesh side, and a hole on each end. On
  25. Normally these would come in the mail, but with all the issues with that lately, everyone is doing local pickup only. Approx 10,000 bees (3 pounds).