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Forum topic by MrRon posted 01-01-2018 07:26 PM 925 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MrRon

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01-01-2018 07:26 PM

I was able to finish building a workstand for my new oscillating spindle sander on Saturday, 12-24-2017 just in time before the temperature around here turned to below freezing. It will remain this cold for the rest of the week and I will be confined to the warm house until then. Imagine temperatures in the teens in S. Mississippi; almost unheard of. I hear it will get into the 70’s next week. Until then, cabin fever. I worked in Quebec in January and know what the cold is like, but never thought it could get that cold down here. Oh well Happy New Year to all LJ’s, even to those who have blocked me.


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Txkev061

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#1 posted 01-01-2018 07:40 PM

I feel you. 18 here in San Antonio Texas. Keep going to my shop and turning around. Come on sunshine. Of course when it thaws out I’ll be cleaning the garden before any woodworking can be done. Oh well.

-- Txkev 061 San Antonio Texas

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Ripper70

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#2 posted 01-01-2018 08:13 PM

It’s been in the teens and single digits here in New York. Gotta thank Santa for bringing me my garage shop heater last year. Works great in my 2-car garage. In 20 minutes it’s plenty warm enough to make dust and feel comfortable while working.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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John Smith

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#3 posted 01-01-2018 09:39 PM

if it is that cold, I’m not going OUT !!

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-- Graduated Valedictorian from the University of HardKnocks --

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alittleoff

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#4 posted 01-01-2018 10:13 PM

I’m in North ms. And I believe it was up to a high of 25 today. I’m not even thinking about the shop. I’ve got some heat there but it dosent work that well unless it’s close to 40 and sunny.
Gerald

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Woodmaster1

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#5 posted 01-01-2018 11:03 PM

It’s 6 degrees outside and 70 in my detached garage. I have a 50,000 btu bigmax natural gas heater for my 990sqft garage. It only cost me $10 extra dollars a month so $120 a year it’s worth it for the comfort. My wife likes it because her car is always warm in the morning.

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cowboyup3371

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#6 posted 01-02-2018 02:48 AM

It was -1*F here in Miamisburg OH when I walked out of my shop this afternoon and, even with the wood furnace we have in the shop, it was still mighty chilly. I only managed to spend an hour tonight and that was solely to cut a maple board in half than joint the half I am working on (other half is for my daughter to work later).

-- Cowboy Up or Quit - If you are going to quit than get out of my way

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Bluenote38

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#7 posted 01-02-2018 11:33 AM


if it is that cold, I m not going OUT !!

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- John Smith

ROFL!! Wife and I did exactly that yesterday. Not very productive but what the heck.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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Ron Aylor

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#8 posted 01-02-2018 12:15 PM

Currently 14° in Lilburn, Georgia. It’s reportedly going to reach 34° by late afternoon … might just have to read!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  https://ronaylor.wordpress.com

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bondogaposis

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#9 posted 01-02-2018 02:35 PM

You southern boys are funny. Up here in the frozen white north if we had to wait for the temperature to get above 25° we’d have to wait until May.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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alittleoff

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#10 posted 01-02-2018 04:25 PM

Guess I’ll start reading my Louis Lamour books again, got to have something to keep me occupied. It was around 10 degrees this morning when I let my dog out. She didn’t take long to take care of business and she was back at the door. I saw where it should be in the 40’s next Sunday, so I’ll have time to read a few books I guess, unless something else comes up that I can do in a warmer environment than my shop.
Gerald

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MrRon

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#11 posted 01-02-2018 06:18 PM

I am originally from NYC and I can remember standing on the platform of the elevated subway line in Queens for maybe an hour waiting for a train. I never felt so cold in all my life and that is why I still remember it.

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Ron Aylor

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#12 posted 01-02-2018 09:28 PM



You southern boys are funny. Up here in the frozen white north if we had to wait for the temperature to get above 25° we d have to wait until May.

- bondogaposis

I’m with Mr. Ron … I grew up in Virginia and have been a lot colder than I am right now! At least us southern boys only have to complain until March!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  https://ronaylor.wordpress.com

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John Smith

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#13 posted 01-02-2018 10:03 PM

in my very personal (and educated) opinion, the coldest place on the PLANET is at the head of Pier Twelve
at the Norfolk Naval Base (NOB) where the USS Nimitz docked when she was in town.
standing guard duty 10 feet from the blowing ocean sludge in sub zero weather has got to be worse than the
Bering Sea where Sig Hansen gets his crab. BRRRRRRR can’t even come close to describing it.

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-- Graduated Valedictorian from the University of HardKnocks --

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dhazelton

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#14 posted 01-02-2018 10:07 PM

I had to change the paddles and scraper bar on my little single stage snowblower today. It was 28 in the garage and hence all the tools were 28. I couldn’t handle the little hardware with gloves but could only work for a minute or two before my hands started stinging. I ended up bringing the snowblower into the house and finishing the job in relative comfort.

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Ron Aylor

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#15 posted 01-02-2018 10:51 PM



in my very personal (and educated) opinion, the coldest place on the PLANET is at the head of Pier Twelve
at the Norfolk Naval Base (NOB) where the USS Nimitz docked when she was in town.
standing guard duty 10 feet from the blowing ocean sludge in sub zero weather has got to be worse than the
Bering Sea where Sig Hansen gets his crab. BRRRRRRR can t even come close to describing it.
.

- John Smith

Now you’re talking … spent some of the coldest days of my life at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek (NAB) and further down the beach at Fort Story. Can’t speak for the Bering Sea … will just have to compare it to the North Sea off the coast of Ostfriesland! And I concur …. BRRRRRRR!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  https://ronaylor.wordpress.com

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