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axhandle September 20, 2010 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Ajla (Post 621747)
I'm not! I can feel damp slippery pebbles where I'm sitting! :(

A chill runs up my back--cold ,slippery, pebbles--it was 98F temp here today, 100F about 90 miles SE of here.--and drought.
Most all gardens gone ,except for Okra, it loves hot weather.
Am going down to the watermill next week to get some stone ground meal, time for "Zuppa" (soup) and cornbread---;):)

springfever September 20, 2010 10:54 PM

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Ax, a cousin has a chestnut tree. The only one I've ever seen here. How do you roast chestnuts?
Someone told me you have to put a hole in them or they explode?

axhandle September 21, 2010 06:54 AM

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Originally Posted by springfever (Post 622437)
Ax, a cousin has a chestnut tree. The only one I've ever seen here. How do you roast chestnuts?
Someone told me you have to put a hole in them or they explode?

Very scarce ,and fortunate to have one-! the chestnut blight almost got them all.
I do mine like roasted peanuts, put a split down the shell, cookie sheet 375 degrees, roast till tenderThey do blow up if you don't split them.:)

Garlicluvr September 21, 2010 07:00 AM

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Ax: I left a link to an article on B&W filters for you in the photo thread. Will do some looking and try to find a more in-depth article.

Jeff:)

axhandle September 21, 2010 07:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Garlicluvr (Post 621727)
Thanks Ax I will look for it. I did get a chance to look up Naval Oaks in Pensacola. interesting.

I was aware of the use of live oak in shipbuilding Old Ironsides USS Constitution a good example. Some tough wood and pretty trees. I was not aware that the Navy propagated them from acorns and actually started a plantation.

Jeff:)

Also pines for pitch and tar--Amazing how they cut the natural growth for specific parts of the ship.

Been on the Constitution,amazing how short sailors of that time were. around 5 -3or so.
Minimum for a Marine was 5-7.

Garlicluvr September 21, 2010 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by axhandle (Post 622524)
Very scarce ,and fortunate to have one-! the chestnut blight almost got them all.
I do mine like roasted peanuts, put a split down the shell, cookie sheet 375 degrees, roast till tenderThey do blow up if you don't split them.:)

I have a chestnut in the side yard. Dont know what kind but I tried roasting them on the grill once and didnt split them. They do blow pretty good sounded like popcorn going off. :D


Jeff:)

axhandle September 21, 2010 07:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Garlicluvr (Post 622529)
Ax: I left a link to an article on B&W filters for you in the photo thread. Will do some looking and try to find a more in-depth article.

Jeff:)

Thanks--loads-I have a pocketbook by Kodak c.'50's that goes in to detail about the subject also.
Hope your workday goes well---Ax.

Garlicluvr September 21, 2010 07:05 AM

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Originally Posted by axhandle (Post 622532)
Also pines for pitch and tar--Amazing how they cut the natural growth for specific parts of the ship.

Been on the Constitution,amazing how short sailors of that time were. around 5 -3or so.
Minimum for a Marine was 5-7.

Also the white pines for masts and spars. In fact the british crown laid claim to all of the white pines at one time just for that reason. There werent any 60' plus virgin trees left in England at the time or the rest of europe for that matter.

Jeff:)

axhandle September 21, 2010 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Garlicluvr (Post 622533)
I have a chestnut in the side yard. Dont know what kind but I tried roasting them on the grill once and didnt split them. They do blow pretty good sounded like popcorn going off. :D


Jeff:)

A National forest near me, recently they discovered a small grove of chesnut trees back in the mid of no where---
Boy, chestnut is really pretty wood.

axhandle September 21, 2010 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Garlicluvr (Post 622535)
Also the white pines for masts and spars. In fact the british crown laid claim to all of the white pines at one time just for that reason. There werent any 60' plus virgin trees left in England at the time or the rest of europe for that matter.

Jeff:)

It's a very interesting subject in it's own--I'm amazed.
Ajla left me an excellant link on Dutch Shipbuilding, been going thru it for months now.

Garlicluvr September 21, 2010 07:39 AM

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Ax the chestnut that I tried tasted bitter so I dont know if it was bad or just a horse chestnut. The wood is very pretty a deep red-brown. Hard to find nowadays. I read the old-timers used it for sill logs on their cabins and rail fence because it is rot resistant, and of course furniture.


Jeff:)

Ajla September 21, 2010 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by redneckplanter (Post 621899)
is ein lawnmowerenen?

TSSSSSSSSSSSSK

axhandle September 21, 2010 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Garlicluvr (Post 622569)
Ax the chestnut that I tried tasted bitter so I dont know if it was bad or just a horse chestnut. The wood is very pretty a deep red-brown. Hard to find nowadays. I read the old-timers used it for sill logs on their cabins and rail fence because it is rot resistant, and of course furniture.


Jeff:)

Brother hauled in a piece from a wildlife management area, old cabin about 100 yrs old at the time, it was a sill --still in fair shape for 100 yrs old--

Ajla September 21, 2010 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Garlicluvr (Post 622569)
Ax the chestnut that I tried tasted bitter so I dont know if it was bad or just a horse chestnut. The wood is very pretty a deep red-brown. Hard to find nowadays. I read the old-timers used it for sill logs on their cabins and rail fence because it is rot resistant, and of course furniture.


Jeff:)

A horse chestnut is lumpy, the sweet chestnut has a definite point to it.

Garlicluvr September 21, 2010 09:11 AM

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Hey Ax the corner broke 1000 posts today. You gonna celebrate?:D

Party at Axes place BYOB.

Jeff:)

axhandle September 21, 2010 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Ajla (Post 622632)
TSSSSSSSSSSSSK

"The "Deal"-" A Play, of,-- two parts?:

"The benches at Zandvoort are much too cold, unless there is someone there to warm them."
"Get in,fasten your seatbelt, and we will tour the track"
"But that is too rich ,for my palette!"
"Palettes are made to be rich, with color, Life is but, same, select your brush--"

Ajla September 21, 2010 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by axhandle (Post 622665)
"The "Deal"-" A Play, of,-- two parts?:

"The benches at Zandvoort are much too cold, unless there is someone there to warm them."
"Get in,fasten your seatbelt, and we will tour the track"
"But that is too rich ,for my palette!"
"Palettes are made to be rich, with color, Life is but, same, select your brush--"

Do you think the reflection is a lawnmower too then?
My palette is starting to be all shades of autumn......

axhandle September 21, 2010 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Garlicluvr (Post 622654)
Hey Ax the corner broke 1000 posts today. You gonna celebrate?:D

Party at Axes place BYOB.

Jeff:)

Gads, you know,--timely---it's almost Fall Festival down at the little Church.
Last time I cooked old country style,for Family,(clarification--I am Male:), was 14 hrs .

To get in to the house, one had to eat a cracker full of caviar, and chase with an ice cold shot of "Stoli". (except the kids , of course).

Went for two days--

axhandle September 21, 2010 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Ajla (Post 622686)
Do you think the reflection is a lawnmower too then?
My palette is starting to be all shades of autumn......

Nicht,-- Diesen -Auto--

Ajla September 21, 2010 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by axhandle (Post 622688)
Nicht,-- Diesen -Auto--

A crown............?

axhandle September 21, 2010 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Ajla (Post 622686)
Do you think the reflection is a lawnmower too then?
My palette is starting to be all shades of autumn......

Browns, yellows, and orange--but , yet for now---there are, still, summer colors.

chickweed September 21, 2010 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by axhandle (Post 622539)
It's a very interesting subject in it's own--I'm amazed.
Ajla left me an excellant link on Dutch Shipbuilding, been going thru it for months now.

My grandfather and his brothers, The Wright Brothers, used white oak and white cedar for the Chesapeake Bay Deadrises, buy boats, and the Wright skiffs. Those cedar shavings smelled soooo good. Scarcity and the rising price of white cedar was the start of the wooden boat decline on the Bay.

There is a HUGE old white oak in the yard of the Governor's Palace at CW, that Thomas Jefferson likes to lecture under (and teach what it was used for).

chickweed September 21, 2010 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Garlicluvr (Post 622654)
Hey Ax the corner broke 1000 posts today. You gonna celebrate?:D

Party at Axes place BYOB.

Jeff:)

Single malt? Lemon twists? Maybe a little Drambuie to make it a real party?

Maeve September 21, 2010 09:50 AM

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pass one of those drinks to me, I need it! Ax, I'll make some jello shots just for you--any particular flavor you're partial to? ;) I think I just need to chill out in Ax's corner for a while!

axhandle September 21, 2010 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Ajla (Post 621854)

Sie sind, Nederland--:)--Was ist, das Auto?:)

redneckplanter September 21, 2010 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by axhandle (Post 622701)
Sie sind, Nederland--:)--Was ist, das Auto?:)

nien..isht einen snapper?
mit der lawn attatchments?

redneckplanter September 21, 2010 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by chickweed (Post 622699)
Single malt? Lemon twists? Maybe a little Drambuie to make it a real party?

raiders to ax's house?

chickweed September 21, 2010 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Maeve (Post 622700)
pass one of those drinks to me, I need it! Ax, I'll make some jello shots just for you--any particular flavor you're partial to? ;) I think I just need to chill out in Ax's corner for a while!

It's like a sidewalk bistro in Paris - a wonderful place to just hangout!:)

chickweed September 21, 2010 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by axhandle (Post 622701)
Sie sind, Nederland--:)--Was ist, das Auto?:)

WoooHoooo - even I understood that one!

axhandle September 21, 2010 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by chickweed (Post 622699)
Single malt? Lemon twists? Maybe a little Drambuie to make it a real party?

" 'Brang it On!--my Wanders, in life , "Accustomed Me":)

P.S. My Faerie Rings out front (serious), are waiting, can't wait till they come alive, again--;)


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