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  • Paul_Guraedy
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    Sharon, we have both a wood cook stove and heat stove. When it gets really cold it takes a both stoves to heat the place. So I light a lot of fires.

    For years I have used my wood chips and scraps of projects as kindling. Then in 2010 I was put on blood thinner. Any temps under about 60 degrees makes my fingers actually hurt. Unlined gloves are no help.


    A few years ago Diana bought a melted wax hand immersion device. It is wonderful! I guess they have been around for years; but I had never heard of them. That hot wax is amazing. Uncomfortable while my hand is in there. But, when I take it out, put it in the baggie and then into the mitten ─ well, it almost makes me want to go back into the cold for a rerun!

    I was stripping off the used wax one day and had an epiphany. I take one of the pulp paper egg cartons, put wood chips in each section, strip off the used wax mix the two together, cut out the section and have a wonderful fire starter. Two waste products combined.
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  • Sharon of the Dell
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    My husband of 40 years as of last month is used to me carving at the kitchen counter and getting wood chips all over. I sweep them off the floor at night and also off the counter into a paper bag just for him to help him get a fire started in our wood stove.
    It\'s a win win situation unless the chips get into the food or he gets splinters in his bare feet.

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  • OldNineFingers
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    Paul, my friend now and has for quite a while lives outside of Springfield near a C.W. battlefield in Brookline, Mo. Beautiful area. But too many tornadoes for us. We\'ll stay with earthquakes. At least once they are done and over with, our stuff will be in a pile right where it was .

    I should have read your location. Then I wouldn\'t have had to ask.

    Ray

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  • Arthur C.
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    Originally posted by scotia carver View Post
    Hi Paul
    You have a beautiful do there, looks like he is the General Manager already, Schnauzer are good ratter, good watch dog and best part non sheding
    Bruce
    I agree, Bruce. We have three dogs, two old rescues who mainly eat, sleep and shed now, and a young miniature Schnauzer, who we call the family brat because he always annoys the other two. He is fearless, and a mighty lizard hunter, as well as an alert watchdog...and doesn\'t shed!

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  • Brian T
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    Chips: I\'m well along carving a pair of story poles which describe the lives of butterflies = eggs at the bottom then many sizes of caterpillars wrapped around the poles with the cocoon and the butterfly at the top. Outlined the caterpillars with a RotoZip. Now rounding off the bodies (50+, I lose count).
    5\" x 5\" x 64\" split western red cedar, needed 40\" round in the middle part. Adzes and draw knife. $5 each post at the mill.

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  • Paul_Guraedy
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    I live in Arkansas south of Nixa near Green Forest. Our medical services are in Springfield, so we are in the Nixa area at least monthly. There is no longer an obvious separation between these two cities.

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  • OldNineFingers
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    Paul, I have an old friend who used to live in Nixa, Where do you live now?

    Joe Paul, \"GO BRONCOS!\"

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  • scotia carver
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    Hi Paul
    You have a beautiful do there, looks like he is the General Manager already, Schnauzer are good ratter, good watch dog and best part non sheding
    Bruce

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  • joepaulbutler
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    Brian, man what are you carving that you build up the much chips?

    Paul I have included some pictures of our ratter​, bet you can not guess what my wife,s football team is . . .JoeB
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  • Brian T
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    I guess not enough sweeping. Got trapped up against the bench, couldn\'t roll the chair back! Three cheers for swivel or I\'d still be down there!

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  • Brian T
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    I do sweep the smooth concrete floor in my shop, several times, every day so my chair keeps rolling. When the chip pile in the corner is knee deep, I shovel it up.
    I have two flights of carpeted stairs up to my kitchen. That keeps most of the chips from getting tracked around upstairs.
    The ShopVac is fairly good for cleaning that stuff.

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  • Paul_Guraedy
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    Joe, my killer dog companion is Koshare, named after the sacred clowns of the Hopi, and is a Coton de Tulear. They are called the Little Clowns as they will do anything for attention. This rare breed is also known as the non-allergenic dog. They originated in Madagascar and survived, as a breed, because pirates realized their value as ratters.

    I kept Rottweilers for years. Diana became allergic to dogs and with the death of my last Rottie, I decided no more dogs. Her allergy combined with the Rottweilers short life span was too much. Diana did not give up so easily. One day she said I have found a non-allergenic dog. I thought sure, and I am going to be 100% satisfied with this carving.

    But, research revealed that this was a true fact. I still was skeptical of having another dog. It is a rare breed and difficult to find read the literature. My out! What are the chances of finding one near the Ozarks?

    Then she announced I found one!
    I announced I aint travelling half way cross country on the chance of a non-allergenic dog!
    She announced The breeder is in Nixa, up in Missouri.

    Uh Oh! Seventy miles and where we go for medical services. I was not ready to throw in the towel. Ok! But, you will have to spend a couple of hours with them and not have a reaction!

    She spent the whole afternoon with 4 of them crawling all over her. A week later, no reaction and we ended up with Koshare. Who decided that I belonged to him! He is my shadow.
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  • pab1
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    Not married but I always carve in the house in front of the TV. I\'m not usually tuned into the TV, its just background noise. I use a plastic tote lid as a tray to catch some of the shavings but they wind up all over. I clean it up when I\'m done and repeat it again the next day.

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  • scotia carver
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    I am married to a great woman that is still working,( works from home)three years ago she bought me a 10 x 16 for my 70 th birthday, I had to insulated and wire it and then finish the inside with spruce g&t. I have electric heat ( radiant cove heater)it is my castle that I use almost every day, I even have a stereo systems comfortable bed for my watch dog, It is great ,don\'t have to clean up before I want to do some else.Attached is a pic of my watch dog Breagha on the verand
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    I have carved in the house for years. I put down a old sheet I have long apron I clip on a tv table making a pocket with tools in front of me on the table. And I have to clean up any mess before I can go to bed. :-) And no Sanding.

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