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Forum topic by SnowyRiver posted 01-09-2010 01:23 AM 1002 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-09-2010 01:23 AM

Its time to get the next project started. I’ve waited long enough to get the lumber. I ventured out to my favorite lumber company about 15 miles from me to pick up about 45 board ft of QS white oak and a 4X8 sheet of QS white oak plywood. Its only 8 degrees here and I knew the lumber company barns are unheated. Just about froze my you know what picking it out and getting it graded for pricing. After I got home I had to haul it about 75 ft around the back of the house in knee deep snow into my shop. Boy, was I cold. Went and hit the hot shower to warm up. Ready to rumble though…glad that haul is over. :-)

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#1 posted 01-09-2010 01:28 AM

Scotsman has just told me it’s -23 c in scotland at the moment so i think we are all cold even tho it’s only -7 here on the English south coast

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#2 posted 01-09-2010 01:29 AM

Keep that cold & snow up there please :-)) We have enough of our own not quite that cold though. Stay warm look forward to seeing your project.

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#3 posted 01-09-2010 01:36 AM

ha its mines 12 degree in donegal ireland keep the home fires burning

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#4 posted 01-09-2010 01:41 AM

Tomorrow should be a little colder, then sunday will warm up to 18 or so. But what are you building? And where did you get the lumber, YB’s?

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#5 posted 01-09-2010 01:48 AM

Funny thing here in Canada this time of the year we should be way way below 0 and it is above.
Day before yesterday we had the same temperature has Florida, nothing is normal anymore.

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#6 posted 01-09-2010 03:04 AM

Here in the south of Denmark we have at this moment -17 degrees celcius
so it´s Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrh to be working aut in the heavy wind to work 2 aclock at night


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#7 posted 01-09-2010 04:00 AM

With those differences you know why it is now referred to as “Climate Change” and not “Global Warming” LOL

Most of Atlanta (GA) (all the schools, some of the courts, some of the businesses) closed down with 1/2” of snowy ice or icy snow.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#8 posted 01-09-2010 04:33 AM


Very true. Yesterday at 8:00 AM it was 22 degrees F here in Gainesville Florida. At that same time, our area in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, 1400 miles North, was at 23.

I have to say however that by mid afternoon the temperature in Gainesville had risen to almost 60, whereas the U.P. stayed pretty close to 23 all day long.

With near record breaking low temperatures day after day, the small 1500 watt ceramic electric heater in my garage has been struggling to keep the temperature at 60 degrees. I’m waiting for more normal temperatures so I can get back into the shop and work.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#9 posted 01-09-2010 06:19 AM

Andrew, I am building an arts and crafts tall clock (grandfather clock.) Got the lumber at Youngbloods in N Minneapolis.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#10 posted 01-09-2010 06:33 AM

they always talk abaut global upwarming #&§@&#& is it on vacation or what?


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#11 posted 01-09-2010 05:25 PM

Lee, you did say 1/2 inch ? here thats not even a reason to be late for school. and certainly not to close anything except the swimming pool.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#12 posted 01-09-2010 07:26 PM

A half inch of snow in Atlanta is almost like the arrival of the anti-Christ. You should see the bumper car fiasco when it only rains. Our problem the last couple of days has been the ice. Lows of 15F and highs of 24F degrees is not normal here and all the idiots go out and drive in it anyway. I prefer to sit at home with a fire going and watch the drama on TV. I knew it was coming, so I went to the lumber yard to get enough wood to keep me busy all weekend and stopped at the grocery store for all the essentials. I’m good for the next few days.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#13 posted 01-09-2010 07:43 PM

Went down to 11 last night. They say it will hit 19 today. I had a water pipe burst. What fun…...

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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