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    Welcome to SMF. Good time to get involved as...

    Welcome to SMF. Good time to get involved as prices are higher than in the last few years.
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    this thread has pictures - So after day 2 this is the mess. ...

    So after day 2 this is the mess.

    https://i.imgur.com/8iRYb7A.jpg
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    this thread has pictures - What a mess. https://i.imgur.com/cqKU9mi.jpg

    What a mess.

    https://i.imgur.com/cqKU9mi.jpg
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    this thread has pictures - Combines are a complicated machine that are an...

    Combines are a complicated machine that are an engineers nightmare. It is even worse for a mechanic that has to repair them. They are a combination of belts, hydraulics, and conveyor belts that are...
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    this thread has pictures - Time to go to work. Under promise and over...

    Time to go to work. Under promise and over achieve. The project was started two days ago, a full week before it was promised. Owner expects the first of three combines to be completed by Feb. 2. ...
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    Good luck if you bought tickets. I bought...

    Good luck if you bought tickets. I bought lottery tickets for my staff as a gift for Christmas many years ago. Some thought it was a generous gift, but most wanted to re-gift it. The...
  7. Thread: Police

    by Patriot76
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    Thank you for bumping the thread. Brings back...

    Thank you for bumping the thread. Brings back memories of many members that no longer visit.
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    This is interesting for a future snow bird. What...

    This is interesting for a future snow bird. What would a mobile home like this cost, what is typical lot rent, and what would something like this rent for in your area?
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    Respect and responsibility should guide...

    Respect and responsibility should guide everyone's decisions, not fear or the government. These are two words we seldom hear about on a daily basis, but they were the values many of our parents grew...
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    this thread has pictures - A little about my business plan, I do not buy...

    A little about my business plan, I do not buy metal outright. Instead it is done on a land-lease format, 1/3 to the owner and 2/3 to me. I cover all expenses including hauling to the yard. When...
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    this thread has pictures - Building a good relationship with the scrap yard...

    Building a good relationship with the scrap yard has benefits. This is the last of the load from the previous job site. It is parked next to the loading area for the rail cars. Most customers have...
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    this thread has pictures - My life is blessed in many ways, many pastimes...

    My life is blessed in many ways, many pastimes that I love, beautiful scenery, and total freedom. Contrary to our governors advocating it, please do not plan to move here, you might just get in the...
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    this thread has pictures - That is my forty ft. trailer in the previous...

    That is my forty ft. trailer in the previous post. It will haul up to six vehicles when loaded correctly.

    Another example of the beauty that is presented on a daily basis. I do not watch much TV...
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    this thread has pictures - This is one of the loads hauled from this site. ...

    This is one of the loads hauled from this site. I explained earlier in this thread how I secure these loads, so it will not be repeated. I have been complimented by the Highway Patrol ( I got...
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    this thread has pictures - A torch is used to remove lug nuts from the...

    A torch is used to remove lug nuts from the wheels since most are rusted (welded on). Sometimes things go haywire and a tire will catch on fire. This is the result:
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    this thread has pictures - The posts above are a sample of the grace and...

    The posts above are a sample of the grace and wonders I enjoy everyday in my office, the great outdoors. This work and lifestyle is totally dependent on mother nature and you learn to survive in the...
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    this thread has pictures - Survival and life is a challenge in this part of...

    Survival and life is a challenge in this part of the country. This time of the year the geese have migrated south, the deer are in their winter ranges, cattle are in feed lots in case of a blizzard,...
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    this thread has pictures - It is time for updating this old thread. The low...

    It is time for updating this old thread. The low prices and many surgeries have limited my activity in this area of my life. I was asked on another thread to provide pictures of my latest...
  19. Thread: New Here

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    APA is our resident expert in this area. He...

    APA is our resident expert in this area. He might help if you are interested in funneling your product through his company.
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    Sorry I cannot help you with the location. Few...

    Sorry I cannot help you with the location. Few on our forum deal with materials beyond metals. Have you considered contacting a small local saw mill. In your part of the country there should be an...
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    We do not have a shred category. Unprepared iron...

    We do not have a shred category. Unprepared iron is up to $150 ton from $50.00 a couple of months ago. Appliances up from not accepting them to $50/ net ton. Makes it worthwhile to haul the...
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    This is new to me even though I thought most of...

    This is new to me even though I thought most of your posts have been read. I have always been intrigued by your insights and knowledge and this bit might save my health. Please do not hesitate to...
  23. Thread: Hi Everyone!

    by Patriot76
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    Welcome to SMF. You already started on the path...

    Welcome to SMF. You already started on the path of success by finding the forum. Good luck and keep us posted.
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    This thread has a tip for you - Since this quote was right after my post, it is...

    Since this quote was right after my post, it is assumed it was sent in my direction. FYI 30 years in public education was supplemented with work as a finish carpenter, mill wright, welder, quote...
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    This thread has a tip for you - From a splitting maul, to thumbs up, to milk...

    From a splitting maul, to thumbs up, to milk jugs. What a train wreck.
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