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PostPosted: September 9, 2022, 7:38 pm 
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I did sprinkle Peppermint oil in and around the cooling passages this time.

Actually, when I discovered the first mouse nest the mouse was at home. I started the tractor and it immediately started missing. I saw the nest bits sticking out of the cooling cowling and when I took everything apart I found Mr (or Mrs?) Mouse electrocuted - on what, I can't remember. Guess I was just in time to stop the mouse munching on the electrics.

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Not today's activity, but one I finished up today (I hope). A little over a week ago, I noticed a yellow jacket nest in my lawn. It was really active. Wouldn't be so bad but it is only a few feet away from a public bike path. This is where people stop to take a breather. I didn't want anyone to bet stung. I did what any modern homeowner would do, I did some searching on the internet for home remedies. I found a couple that I thought would be worth a try. The first was mixing Dawn dishwashing liquid in water and dumping it in the hole after dark. I mixed up about 1/3 of the bottle of Dawn in a 5-gallon bucket and poured it down the hole. I hoped it would fill the hole, but it didn't. Went and filled the bucket again and put the 2nd bucket in, and it didn't fill the hole. After the 3rd bucket, 15 gallons now, it still didn't fill the hole. I decided to stop at 15 gallons. Over the next few days, I still noticed some activity, but not near as active as it was. Last night I tried the 2nd remedy. I mixed about 6 oz of insecticide (permethrin) in 2 gallons of water and again poured it down the whole. Today I went a few times to check on the activity. I didn't see a single Yellow Jacket. I'll keep checking over the next few days. If I don't see any more activity, I'll fill the hole with dirt and wash it down with water.

This is the time of year that these Yellow Jackets are really active, up until the first freeze.

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You think you can get 15 gallons of dirt in the hole???? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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God bless Chuck; it's not easy to raise the water table in Chicago. It's endearing. :P

To knock down the numbers to where I could get close enough during the day, a shop vac with an inch of dish soapy water, connected to a couple sticks of pvc pipe with the end close to the main opening works well. You can hear the rate of eviction. Then I send in neighbor's child to build character and learn a trade. What could happen? :P

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Lotus Super Seven: 115 (no spare) x39x7.25
Tiger Avon: 114x40x13.3-12.6
Champion (Book): 114x42x11
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That lathe is looking really good. Kristian. Good luck with it.

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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Lowes has a Mint product that is convenient to use.
Probably has to be reapplied regularly.
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Whenever I think about getting a bridgeport or big lathe, the immense weight puts me off but I'd still love to have them.

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Lotus Super Seven: 115 (no spare) x39x7.25
Tiger Avon: 114x40x13.3-12.6
Champion (Book): 114x42x11
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JackMcCornack wrote:
I think the best way to use a bar of Irish Spring to keep mice out of vehicles is:

1. Place the bar of Irish Spring in the toe of a sweatsock.

2. Grasp the sweatsock by the ankle/calf portion, and smack the mouse over the head with it.

It's time consuming, but I think you'll find it reduces rodent recidivism.


That sounds about right.
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Lonnie-S wrote:
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That lathe is looking really good. Kristian. Good luck with it.

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Thanks, it's really nice to finally have one. I haven't used it a ton yet, but have made a few little things on it.
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Miatav8,MstrASE,A&P,F wrote:
Whenever I think about getting a bridgeport or big lathe, the immense weight puts me off but I'd still love to have them.


Heavy is good when it comes to machine tools. The lathe I got isn't really all that big though, but it's pretty heavy for that size of machine, if that makes sense. I have a pretty smooth concrete floor, so it wasn't all that difficult to move it, I just had to get a little bit creative
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Bought a genuine Hunter Econ-A-Line wheel alignment setup for only $50.00
And another $350.00 of so to go and get it. :roll:
There are four wheel alignment machines in this town but it is impossible to get a good alignment done.
Even the local Chevy dealer cannot get it right.

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No pics yet, but I'm gathering parts to build a CNC router using a granite surface plate for the base, and granite pieces for the side rails and gantry as well. I couldn't figure out how to improve upon this guy's design, so am pretty much following his lead.

https://youtu.be/gUFeoDf1YvM

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Wow, that's quite a toy.

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