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chrisstef

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558 days ago

Well winter storm Nemo has come and gone. We had a total of around 30” of snow here in central Connecticut. Ive never seen anything like it. Ill spare the sob story about how sore i am but after 6 hours of snow blowing and shoveling the driveway is clear enough to get out.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty


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racerglen

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#1 posted 558 days ago

We haven’t had anything like y’all have been getting, but the dawg awaiting a non belly tickler
in the snow is a cool shot, our son’s dashie gets real nervious if it touches his tummy..low clearance, maybe 2”..

;-)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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Francisco Luna

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#2 posted 558 days ago

I’m sorry to hear about the storm…....man, but those pics are beautiful, what a beautiful place!!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 558 days ago

Luckily Grace loves the snow Glen. Her first move is always the same, face dunkin.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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CessnaPilotBarry

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#4 posted 558 days ago

I know that picture…

It’s bad when Eli Cannons is closed ‘till Sunday. The humanity!

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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BentheViking

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#5 posted 558 days ago

I’ve been wondering when someone was gonna start one of these threads.

Wow your story is similar to ours. Between 30” and 36” took my wife and I 6.5 hours to do. Unfortunately my big 8HP snow blower is broken (i really need to get it fixed) so we did it all by hand and with a little paddle snowblower.

Here is a few pics.

Really glad I had one sliding glass door otherwise I would have had to drop out a window.

My wifes car (a RAV4) from the living room window.

How’d everyone else fare?

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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CessnaPilotBarry

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#6 posted 558 days ago

I’m in Middletown, and my street hasn’t been plowed yet… My truck looks like Berthe’s!

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 558 days ago

We were spared the brunt of the storm, only 10” of snow, here in the Champlain Valley of Vermont. I did three – 8 hour plowing, blowing & shoveling shifts in a 32 hour work day, I work for a property maintenance company. You seem to have managed rather well. Glad to hear it! That reminds me, I need to contact family on Long Island & see if they fared well.

BTW: Great pictures!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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PurpLev

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#8 posted 558 days ago

took 4 hours to snowblow. can’te even imagine having to shovel it all.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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chrisstef

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#9 posted 558 days ago

Glad to hear both you guys fared all right. Barry were you in state for 78? Curious a to how this one compares. We will need to call a LJ meeting at Eli’s very soon. I should be able to slide out after the baby hits the sack now that hes on a schedule. .

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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BentheViking

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#10 posted 558 days ago

Ive been wondering very much as to how this compares to 78. Gotta ask my parents or something I guess.

Eli’s would be a bit of a hike for me but I could probably make it work depending on timing.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#11 posted 558 days ago

Wow! We haven’t even ventured out yet today. It just stopped snowing, but until the wind dies down, no point in snowblowing. I suspect we’ll have a similar scene. Beautiful, but man it’s work….

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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lumberjoe

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#12 posted 558 days ago

We got about 32”. What sucks is everywhere I had to shovel decided to be the prefect place for a snow drift. The plow left a 47” pile at the end of the driveway. I put in a solid 7 hours, my wife put in a solid 3 and held down the fort (kids and dinner). My snowblower was 100% useless. I had to restart it so many times I broke the pull cord within 15 minutes of using it. This is one of those storms I wish I had a drift breaker. We finished shoveling just in time to get the important stuff done – run over to Home depot and pick up a Ridgid oscillating spindle sander.

I thought great danes hated snow, but not mine. He thinks it’s the greatest thing that ever happened in his whole (7 month) life

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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Brit

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#13 posted 558 days ago

That’s looks like a lot of hard work. Well done Stef.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#14 posted 557 days ago

Lake shore drive, chicago, january 1967

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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CessnaPilotBarry

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#15 posted 557 days ago

Chris, My street still hasn’t been plowed the first time…

I was in CT in ‘78, but I was only in 8th grade.

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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