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      06-30-2020, 10:20 AM   #7481
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Cool. What does it do? Well I mean I know what they do in theory but do you have specific plans for it?
Nothing really ground breaking, but just little things knick knacks/toys for the wife and son. Also plan on doing some small car parts/accessories, and really just any other misc items that I could see being beneficial around the house.

Theres definitely some potential to get some ROI but need a good idea first.

A few years ago on my old car, I would print plastic clips that would break on me. Even printed some AN Wrenches so that I didnt mark up the surface. Worked pretty well!
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Nothing really ground breaking, but just little things knick knacks/toys for the wife and son. Also plan on doing some small car parts/accessories, and really just any other misc items that I could see being beneficial around the house.

Theres definitely some potential to get some ROI but need a good idea first.

A few years ago on my old car, I would print plastic clips that would break on me. Even printed some AN Wrenches so that I didnt mark up the surface. Worked pretty well!
Sounds awesome. My buddy used his to make trim removal tools and those little clips. Also made an insert for his cup holder to make it smaller so it would hold his canned coffee better.
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Well nothing that exciting but this arrived today. Echo smart speaker with Alexa. Kind of cool gadget lets me play anything from the Amazon library for $4 a month.



I was going to use it to listen to my Sirius subscription but the more I think about it since I have CarPlay in the new car and a smart phone with lots of storage for music and now this at home I think Sirius days are numbered.
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      07-03-2020, 10:09 PM   #7484
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Red face Those killer prices.

It was about 1600 initially and then like 1150 through the last couple of years. So when I saw it for 349 (which is only cheap by comparison: I could choose a useful jacket for less but no huge discount) I just could not let them escape with that offer. A couple of months waiting, received. A very nice thing but I don't know what to do with it: I am not a leather garments fan and I want my clothes washable while this one isn't "officially". "Mothers, tell your children not to do what I have done."
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It was about 1600 initially and then like 1150 through the last couple of years. So when I saw it for 349 (which is only cheap by comparison: I could choose a useful jacket for less but no huge discount) I just could not let them escape with that offer. A couple of months waiting, received. A very nice thing but I don't know what to do with it: I am not a leather garments fan and I want my clothes washable while this one isn't "officially". "Mothers, tell your children not to do what I have done."
Looks very nice. A bit small in the middle for some of us.......
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Looks very nice. A bit small in the middle for some of us.......
When hanging/lying flat it looks differently: narrow shoulders, wide bottom opening. Designed for the rich, I suppose.

I haven't tried it on yet, but I have two other clothing items from the brand (a down jacket and a vest): they are indeed designed narrow in the middle and short (for my liking). So I have them a size up from what they picture to allow a slim waist bag underneath. The fit isn't perfect but it's acceptable (I hate it tight, I like some freedom).
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      07-06-2020, 08:29 AM   #7488
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FlashForge Creator Max 3D Printer.
This is cool. I've always wanted to see some of the things these 3D printers can produce.
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Ended up being no sale...
I didn't know you were on the job.
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Fellow yard freaks may enjoy the excess of this but I ended up buying 400lbs of lawn fert. It's a custom blend (XRT/Mesa/Milo) from a local-ish company as far as I can tell. For the $/bag and nutrient profile, it's the best bang for the buck I've found to date. I'm all set for the rest of the year and probably early spring, too. lol

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I decided to step up my go-bag game, so I ordered a Eberlestock "F5 Switchblade" pack in black. I half-expect this might become my EDC bag, but I'll have to see if it works better than my current EDC bag.
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I have the Stryke pant in my rotation as well and they've held up very well in all sorts of conditions. When I feel the need to retire them, they become household chore/mechanic/yardwork pants. Kuhl also makes some good stuff (but w/ fewer pockets).
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Ended up being no sale...
did you get yanked over?
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did you get yanked over?
Yeah - tried telling me I was doing triple digits...just to see my reaction. I was probably doing 60+ in a 45. Expected a ticket of some sort...got told to 'slow it down'.

Guy was a saint...
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tried telling me I was doing triple digits...just to see my reaction. I was probably doing 60+ in a 45.
Sedan_Clan what do you think about this tactic?
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tried telling me I was doing triple digits...just to see my reaction. I was probably doing 60+ in a 45.
Sedan_Clan what do you think about this tactic?
I don't like it. If you have a lawful detention, great! Otherwise, I'm not the type of law enforcer that plays those kinds of games. Fortunately ShopVac left that encounter without a citation.
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      07-06-2020, 08:37 PM   #7495
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I don't like it. If you have a lawful detention, great! Otherwise, I'm not the type of law enforcer that plays those kinds of games. Fortunately ShopVac left that encounter without a citation.
He was kinda humourous off the bat...was in a good mood. Asked me how much I had to drink that night (which was nothing) made sure I didn't have any warrants and let me go.

Actually seemed like he liked his job...maybe not the pulling people over part, but in general.
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did you get yanked over?
Yeah - tried telling me I was doing triple digits...just to see my reaction. I was probably doing 60+ in a 45. Expected a ticket of some sort...got told to 'slow it down'.

Guy was a saint...
A few years ago in my X5M I was headed home late and when I turned on to the interstate ramp I fire walled it. Not going to say my speed as I got close to merging but I immediately slowed to interstate speed. No cars around at all so didn't endanger anyone. About 2 miles after merging I see a vehicle pulling on me hard. Back to M2 mode just in case lol. Then blue lights. Officer asked for my paperwork then after 10sec of looking for it said never mind. Asked me if I knew what I did wrong and I said 78 in a 70? He said no before that. I said well I accelerated hard on the on ramp but don't "think" I broke the limit. He said, "you were going super fast on the on ramp". I asked him if he could quantify super fast and said this thing is fast but I am not sure about super fast. He said you are damn right it is, have a good night. Whew!
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On the front, I only see 'Just D'...which probably ruins it for you now.
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On the front, I only see 'Just D'...which probably ruins it for you now.
Same.
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A few years ago in my X5M I was headed home late and when I turned on to the interstate ramp I fire walled it. Not going to say my speed as I got close to merging but I immediately slowed to interstate speed. No cars around at all so didn't endanger anyone. About 2 miles after merging I see a vehicle pulling on me hard. Back to M2 mode just in case lol. Then blue lights. Officer asked for my paperwork then after 10sec of looking for it said never mind. Asked me if I knew what I did wrong and I said 78 in a 70? He said no before that. I said well I accelerated hard on the on ramp but don't "think" I broke the limit. He said, "you were going super fast on the on ramp". I asked him if he could quantify super fast and said this thing is fast but I am not sure about super fast. He said you are damn right it is, have a good night. Whew!
It's better to be lucky than good.
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On the front, I only see 'Just D'...which probably ruins it for you now.
I would have to turn in my man card if I showed up in those at anything.
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A few years ago in my X5M I was headed home late and when I turned on to the interstate ramp I fire walled it. Not going to say my speed as I got close to merging but I immediately slowed to interstate speed. No cars around at all so didn't endanger anyone. About 2 miles after merging I see a vehicle pulling on me hard. Back to M2 mode just in case lol. Then blue lights. Officer asked for my paperwork then after 10sec of looking for it said never mind. Asked me if I knew what I did wrong and I said 78 in a 70? He said no before that. I said well I accelerated hard on the on ramp but don't "think" I broke the limit. He said, "you were going super fast on the on ramp". I asked him if he could quantify super fast and said this thing is fast but I am not sure about super fast. He said you are damn right it is, have a good night. Whew!
It's better to be lucky than good.
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