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Title: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 09, 2007, 12:37 PM NHFT
Thought I'd make a place to show what our kids are doing here in the Shire.

William learned some more about responsibility today shooting the 22 rifle.
(http://www.arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_8292-22-rifle.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on November 09, 2007, 12:38 PM NHFT
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 09, 2007, 12:39 PM NHFT
Cute.  I liked doing that when I was a kid.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 09, 2007, 01:05 PM NHFT
I think I failed that course in MT and was forced to only use pitchforks, but my memory is hazy right now.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 09, 2007, 01:07 PM NHFT
what do people in your area call that portion of the Shire?

Riversbend or Riverside?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Raineyrocks on November 09, 2007, 03:37 PM NHFT
That is so cool!  Why the goggles?  Maybe I haven't been teaching my little Ricky good safety measures?

I was target shooting the other day with my 19 yr. old son and his friend, it was funny because I was freakin because I couldn't find my ear thingys.  So they were making fun of me because I didn't want to shoot without the ear things.  Well you could tell these 2 clowns never shot a real gun before, when it was their turn they started complaining like little sissies because there ears hurt, ooohh and they were ringing and it wouldn't stop. ::)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on November 09, 2007, 04:27 PM NHFT
That is so cool!  Why the goggles?  Maybe I haven't been teaching my little Ricky good safety measures?

Mary can explain why (http://so.verycontrary.com/2006/04/03/i-need-this-like-i-need-a-hole-in-the-head--oh-wait.aspx) you should never shoot without eye protection.


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I was target shooting the other day with my 19 yr. old son and his friend, it was funny because I was freakin because I couldn't find my ear thingys.  So they were making fun of me because I didn't want to shoot without the ear things.  Well you could tell these 2 clowns never shot a real gun before, when it was their turn they started complaining like little sissies because there ears hurt, ooohh and they were ringing and it wouldn't stop. ::)

You could explain it to them, but they'd just go "huh?"

I'm lucky that my hearing wasn't damaged earlier in life, but all the shooting we did then was with .22 rifles. I still have exceptionally good hearing across all frequencies for my age (44), and I jealously guard that. I don't even mow without hearing protection, much less shoot.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Raineyrocks on November 09, 2007, 04:35 PM NHFT
That is so cool!  Why the goggles?  Maybe I haven't been teaching my little Ricky good safety measures?

Mary can explain why (http://so.verycontrary.com/2006/04/03/i-need-this-like-i-need-a-hole-in-the-head--oh-wait.aspx) you should never shoot without eye protection.
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Gosh darn it, KB!  Couldn't you just tell me instead of having me read that long, confusing link? ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Raineyrocks on November 09, 2007, 04:39 PM NHFT
That is so cool!  Why the goggles?  Maybe I haven't been teaching my little Ricky good safety measures?

Mary can explain why (http://so.verycontrary.com/2006/04/03/i-need-this-like-i-need-a-hole-in-the-head--oh-wait.aspx) you should never shoot without eye protection.


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I was target shooting the other day with my 19 yr. old son and his friend, it was funny because I was freakin because I couldn't find my ear thingys.  So they were making fun of me because I didn't want to shoot without the ear things.  Well you could tell these 2 clowns never shot a real gun before, when it was their turn they started complaining like little sissies because there ears hurt, ooohh and they were ringing and it wouldn't stop. ::)

You could explain it to them, but they'd just go "huh?"

I'm lucky that my hearing wasn't damaged earlier in life, but all the shooting we did then was with .22 rifles. I still have exceptionally good hearing across all frequencies for my age (44), and I jealously guard that. I don't even mow without hearing protection, much less shoot.


I wish my husband would use ear protection, I really think he wants to go deaf so he doesn't have to hear me anymore.  I've got a plan up my sleeve for him though, I have tons of blank papers to write him stuff I want to say. :D

You know I think when some people are young they take things like eyesight and hearing for granted and then regret it when it's too late.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Raineyrocks on November 09, 2007, 04:40 PM NHFT
 I remember I posted awhile back about how shooting my gun was hurting my ears and a lot of you guys told me to get ear protection and I listened.
When I asked Rick if I needed it when I began shooting my .38 he said, no. ::)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on November 09, 2007, 05:51 PM NHFT
Your .38 is even worse for your hearing than a semi-auto, because revolver has a gap between the cylinder and barrel. A lot of gas (and noise!) escapes through that gap. And if it's a typical .38 with a 2-3" barrel, it's much louder than an equivalent caliber in a semi-auto with a 4" barrel.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on November 09, 2007, 06:13 PM NHFT
Well if folks don't want to wear hearing
protection, they can do what I do.



LEARN TO READ LIPS.


Up to them.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 10, 2007, 06:50 AM NHFT
ROFL...good story, Pookie.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 29, 2007, 03:34 PM NHFT
William trying out the easel I made him from the leftover pieces from the manly table.

(http://www.arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_8419-painting.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on December 29, 2007, 03:41 PM NHFT
Looks like a red cat about to disappear down the toilet
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 29, 2007, 04:44 PM NHFT
Looks like a red cat about to disappear down the toilet

You are a truly disturbed man...  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on December 29, 2007, 05:36 PM NHFT
Too late for me, better to focus your concern on the kid ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 29, 2007, 05:45 PM NHFT
Too late for me, better to focus your concern on the kid ;D

The nut doesn't fall far from the tree... poor kid, didn't have a chance.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on December 29, 2007, 05:48 PM NHFT
We're all hoping that Becky balances out the equation ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 29, 2007, 06:27 PM NHFT
another happy jailschool nonattendee
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 24, 2008, 08:07 PM NHFT
William was honored with the coveted Order of the Black Bandana  :icon_pirat:
In commemoration of his first ride.
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/Order-of-the-Black-Bandana.jpg)

His proud smile.  8)
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_8821-Proud.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 24, 2008, 08:25 PM NHFT
 8)  That William's got a cool helmet for every occasion...  sweet.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on February 24, 2008, 08:52 PM NHFT
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: TackleTheWorld on February 24, 2008, 08:58 PM NHFT
Forgive me.  I hope no one gets in trouble for this, I was just practicing adding animations to video.  I thought the video was cute, I didn't know it was a felony.  I had some footage of William doing fun stuff - you know getting tied to a chair and escaping.  It was cute!  It wasn't meant to.. I mean no one should be put in prison for it... :-X
Anyway I made another animation, one for Mark's "Keene Eye On The News" TV segment, and I put it on a DVD.  But there was a lot of room on the disc, so I also put the cute William getting tied up footage on the DVD.   :duh:
Well, I put the DVD in a paper bag and wrote on the bag "Keene eye on the news".  I didn't mean for Mark to get the William in bondage video, I was going to give it to Tom Sawyer.  ... :'( ... BUT ... I LEFT the paper bag in the control room of Cheshire TV and WHEN I LOOKED FOR THE DISC -- IT WAS GONE!   :faint:
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 24, 2008, 09:06 PM NHFT
Someone gets to see "William the Amazing Escape Artist" working on his routine.  :)

It sucks to think most of the fun I had as a kid is now something you might have to worry about.

That's why I told William if anyone gives him a hard time about living the way his Dad lived to tell them I'm from the United States of Kiss My Ass.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on February 26, 2008, 09:03 PM NHFT
William was honored with the coveted Order of the Black Bandana  :icon_pirat:
In commemoration of his first ride.

Great, now Kola is going to call him a poseur.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 27, 2008, 07:35 AM NHFT
William was honored with the coveted Order of the Black Bandana  :icon_pirat:
In commemoration of his first ride.

Great, now Kola is going to call him a poseur.


DId ya notice the name on the tank?  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 27, 2008, 07:46 AM NHFT
Noticed its not HD. Doesn't appear to be Norton or, Indian, so its not a 'wonderful' bike ;D, but, no, I can't read it.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 27, 2008, 08:00 AM NHFT
It's a Harley, but it says Triumph on the tank. It regularly confounds the "purists".  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 23, 2008, 03:33 PM NHFT
And now for something completely different. :D
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_9074_Dr._O'Seuss.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 23, 2008, 03:39 PM NHFT
Hmmm...where's Waldo?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: dalebert on March 23, 2008, 04:14 PM NHFT
Looks like a Dr. Seuss character.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 23, 2008, 04:17 PM NHFT
I thought Cat in the Hat, Kira thought Waldo.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 23, 2008, 04:37 PM NHFT
Elizabeth took the pictures I composited them.
I called it Dr. O'Suess  ;D

That boy has a style all his own.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 23, 2008, 04:49 PM NHFT
It's the Irish Imp... evil twin of the Honorable Pirate President.

What mischief is he up to this time?   :o
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: TackleTheWorld on March 23, 2008, 04:54 PM NHFT
No no, the politician president is the evil twin of the delightful leprechaun.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 23, 2008, 05:20 PM NHFT
 ;D

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 24, 2008, 10:11 AM NHFT
It's going to be the new Shire fashion trend to wear one's underwear as outerwear.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 25, 2008, 07:33 AM NHFT
It's going to be the new Shire fashion trend to wear one's underwear as outerwear.

That's the way I'm going to work today, underwear on top of the overalls...

(More cowbell)  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 15, 2008, 08:42 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_9143-Drawn-Bow.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: kola on April 15, 2008, 09:16 PM NHFT
William was honored with the coveted Order of the Black Bandana  :icon_pirat:
In commemoration of his first ride.

Great, now Kola is going to call him a poseur.


err.... no comment.

i do like the triumph insignia on the tank tho. thats funny.

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 15, 2008, 09:33 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_9143-Drawn-Bow.jpg)

Kid's a good shot!  Nice quiver :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 22, 2008, 11:43 AM NHFT
Autumn on the mountain
William is pleased with his Pumpkin Harvest...


(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_0484_Pumpkin-Harvest.jpg)

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Mike Barskey on October 22, 2008, 11:54 AM NHFT
What a great picture, and what a gorgeous location!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: dalebert on October 22, 2008, 12:50 PM NHFT
You planning to sell any of those? I've already bought pumpkin carving utensils for the festival but I still need a pumpkin (maybe multiple).
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 22, 2008, 02:04 PM NHFT
You planning to sell any of those? I've already bought pumpkin carving utensils for the festival but I still need a pumpkin (maybe multiple).


I think they are already spoken for thanks for asking.  :)

Walmart has pumpkin at less than 6 bucks each.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 01, 2009, 09:18 PM NHFT
This years pumpkin patch is bigger and better. :)

(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_1200_W-Pumpkin-Patch.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on September 01, 2009, 11:35 PM NHFT
 :)  Green Pumpkin Patch Kid.

Great picture.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on September 02, 2009, 01:59 AM NHFT
Very Cool !
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 02, 2009, 07:53 AM NHFT
Nice photo :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on September 02, 2009, 07:57 AM NHFT
Yeah!  Looks professional!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 02, 2009, 08:24 AM NHFT
William is planning on selling pumpkins, they should look good by Halloween. :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 02, 2009, 08:49 AM NHFT
we know people that need to buy pumpkins .... we call them keeniacs
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Mike Barskey on September 02, 2009, 10:27 AM NHFT
This years pumpkin patch is bigger and better. :)

(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_1200_W-Pumpkin-Patch.jpg)

I love how you combined the 2 pics into one. Well done. Also, Wiliam's expression is awesome.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: dalebert on September 02, 2009, 11:16 AM NHFT
I hope you're keeping a nice compilation of all these cool photoshops of William. Those will be great for him to have some day. He can show them to people and say "Look how much my parents love me. I am the center of their universe."
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on September 02, 2009, 02:08 PM NHFT
This years pumpkin patch is bigger and better. :)

(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_1200_W-Pumpkin-Patch.jpg)

I love how you combined the 2 pics into one. Well done. Also, Wiliam's expression is awesome.
Yeah! Self assured little Punk! President!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: David on September 04, 2009, 01:31 AM NHFT
Careful, his vice president won't like you disrespecting his leader like that Lloyd. 
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Toadstool on September 04, 2009, 03:06 AM NHFT

That's why I told William if anyone gives him a hard time about living the way his Dad lived to tell them I'm from the United States of Kiss My Ass.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Toadstool on September 04, 2009, 03:13 AM NHFT
I was honored to stop by this thread.
Was nice to see the pride you have for your son.

Peace.
Love.
Liberty.

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on September 04, 2009, 04:03 AM NHFT
"Look how much my parents love me. I am the center of their universe."
He's certainly not the only boy of that age who is going to grow up with that impression!

Speaking of...

(http://verycontrary.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jdgoofypants.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 04, 2009, 09:35 AM NHFT
"Look how much my parents love me. I am the center of their universe."
He's certainly not the only boy of that age who is going to grow up with that impression!

Speaking of...

(http://verycontrary.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jdgoofypants.jpg)

Hey look it's Aquaman!  :D

For me it's all "about the children"...  ;D
I can get by and it will be over soon enough for me, I need to be able to tell William, 'Hey we tried, now it's your turn to see if we can be free.'



Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 04, 2009, 09:43 AM NHFT
Careful, his vice president won't like you disrespecting his leader like that Lloyd.

Walk softly and carry a big freakishly large Vice President.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 04, 2009, 09:45 AM NHFT
Careful, his vice president won't like you disrespecting his leader like that Lloyd.

Walk softly and carry a big freakishly large Vice President.
;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 11, 2009, 03:58 PM NHFT
From the western white house...
To the inhabitants of the Shire...

Live long and prosper
(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_1918-Live-long.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on December 12, 2009, 01:16 AM NHFT
Right back at ya MR. President!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 31, 2009, 12:17 PM NHFT
(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_1962-Robot-Army.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on January 01, 2010, 08:16 AM NHFT
Wow, looks like things aren't going well in VT!  :o  Good thing you all got William!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on January 01, 2010, 08:59 AM NHFT
 ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 01, 2010, 10:34 AM NHFT
Haven't had time to develop a "coherent strategy"...  too busy with these pesky robots and the radioactive fallout...  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on January 01, 2010, 11:35 AM NHFT
Merely evidence of your failure to institute a 'Coherent Strategy' in a timely manner.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on January 01, 2010, 11:39 AM NHFT
Yah, Roger... you could have just cut down a tree and blocked the road.  The robots would have never got'n past that. 
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 01, 2010, 11:57 AM NHFT
Typical, typical... we're over here fighting for our lives and you forum freaks are armchair quarterbacking!   ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on January 01, 2010, 05:02 PM NHFT
Hulu - Saturday Night Live: Old Glory (http://www.hulu.com/embed/wdIwrWS8DmSXIKVxxd6nbA)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 01, 2010, 09:09 PM NHFT
Thanks Lloyd, now that I qualify, I won't have to worry about the robot attacks anymore.  :D  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on January 01, 2010, 10:21 PM NHFT
"Brought to you by FDIC" was a nice touch.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 02, 2010, 10:02 PM NHFT
Springtime in the northern woods... just walkout our door.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_2204-time.jpg)


(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_2326-face.jpg)

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on April 03, 2010, 12:56 AM NHFT
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 04, 2010, 08:33 AM NHFT
First pic = glorious! :D
Second pic:  the president looks a little sad.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 04, 2010, 08:57 AM NHFT
Poor kid can't help it... look who his dad is.  ;D

Here is a happier faced one... :)

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_2178-Family.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 04, 2010, 11:35 AM NHFT
Of course he is smiling in that one. He doesn't have to worry about you pushing him over the edge down there at the bottom, with his mom watching.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: EthanLeeVita on April 04, 2010, 03:00 PM NHFT
I think the second one is more artistic than the third, happy or not. Sometimes a smile just isn't the right mood for a photo.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 04, 2010, 05:35 PM NHFT
True, Ethan.

Hey, who took that third picture?  You got yeti up there or something?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: EthanLeeVita on April 04, 2010, 06:42 PM NHFT
They have remote camera clickers and timed cameras. You put the camera on the tripod and either click the remote in your hand or run to your position before the timer clicks the picture.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on April 05, 2010, 12:18 AM NHFT
I liked the Yeti explanation better.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on April 05, 2010, 03:15 AM NHFT
I liked the Yeti explanation better.
It's also more believable.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 05, 2010, 05:01 AM NHFT
Hey, who took that third picture?  You got yeti up there or something?

Dear Ethan,

This was meant as a joke. :P
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 05, 2010, 06:35 AM NHFT
Nothing is too much of a stretch for a 'Yeti' joke.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 05, 2010, 06:52 AM NHFT
Say cheese!

(http://www.studentsoftheworld.info/sites/society/img/27348_yeti.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 05, 2010, 07:59 AM NHFT
That would be more impressive if the same stream was in the background.........or, if he had his arm around the president.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 05, 2010, 01:32 PM NHFT
That would be more impressive if the same stream was in the background.........or, if he had his arm around the president.

I was lazy and just grabbed someone elses image... no Photoshop magic on my part...

Although I did find an image listed as a Yeti that was quite disturbing...

(http://media1.break.com/dnet/media/2009/1/93%20The%20Elusive%20Yeti.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 06, 2010, 05:08 AM NHFT
cool waterfall
but the president is stealing all your hair
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 06, 2010, 06:32 AM NHFT
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 06, 2010, 07:15 AM NHFT
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

I'm going back to bed!
When The Cardinal is cutting me up, I know it is going to be a bad day.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 06, 2010, 08:01 AM NHFT
Welcome to my life!  I have Cardninal Cut-Up daily.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 06, 2010, 02:26 PM NHFT
i accidentally looked at that hairy guy picture again
that will be in my nightmares
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 06, 2010, 02:33 PM NHFT
Yeah, his other brother in post #87 is cuter. Encountering him might turn the world that you thought you knew upside down, but still less unsettling than the Hairy guy.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: EthanLeeVita on April 09, 2010, 05:06 AM NHFT
Hey, who took that third picture?  You got yeti up there or something?

Dear Ethan,

This was meant as a joke. :P

lol. Thanks. I do have the problem of not getting jokes that fast...
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 03, 2010, 06:03 PM NHFT
Building a stone retaining wall.

Slowly sculpting the terrain... Enjoy using the native materials... Just need to move and arrange what we have... my back being the limit... Can't wait to hire heavy equipment again. lol

(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_2440-William.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 04, 2010, 06:55 AM NHFT
How beautiful!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on May 04, 2010, 01:20 PM NHFT
Child labor! Abuse! Quick, call DCF!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 04, 2010, 04:31 PM NHFT
Agricultural work and family... gives his 'Simon Legree' dad latitude.

He pretty much assists... especially focusing on using the hose water laser to excavate and fill...  :D

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on May 04, 2010, 07:11 PM NHFT
Jesus!  Get the kid some real shoes!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 04, 2010, 08:01 PM NHFT
We have to improvise... made from old cut up belts... just poor shire folk.   ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 18, 2010, 07:59 AM NHFT
(http://www.arafwchnawr.com/images/AUT_0030-Toms.jpg)

The Prez had an important confab with Kramer, Jerry, Elaine and George yesterday...  ;D

Yeah, I know he should be sitting in a classroom... instead he is running the streets of NYC... eating Knish from street vendors, hailing taxis, checking out Central Park, the Museum of Natural History and getting to go to Mecca B & H Photo.

Dad had to crawl around in front of thousands of people at Columbia University... but hey Meryl Streep was in the viewfinder.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Sam A. Robrin on May 18, 2010, 11:20 AM NHFT
(http://www.arafwchnawr.com/images/AUT_0030-Toms.jpg)

The Prez had an important confab with Kramer, Jerry, Elaine and George yesterday...  ;D

Yeah, I know he should be sitting in a classroom... instead he is running the streets of NYC... eating Knish from street vendors, hailing taxis, checking out Central Park, the Museum of Natural History and getting to go to Mecca B & H Photo.

Dad had to crawl around in front of thousands of people at Columbia University... but hey Meryl Streep was in the viewfinder.  ;D

Cool!
Be sure to take the Prez to 110th and Amsterdam, one block from Broadway, to see the Children's Sculpture Garden surrounding Absolutely THE World's Weirdest Statue!  (And if V&T Pizza is still there, it's the best in town--in a town famous for pizza!)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on May 19, 2010, 12:47 AM NHFT
(http://thepeoplesmovies.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/escape_from_new_york_snake.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 19, 2010, 09:48 AM NHFT
So when you gonna escape "Snake". lol
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 19, 2010, 09:50 AM NHFT

Cool!
Be sure to take the Prez to 110th and Amsterdam, one block from Broadway, to see the Children's Sculpture Garden surrounding Absolutely THE World's Weirdest Statue!  (And if V&T Pizza is still there, it's the best in town--in a town famous for pizza!)

Dang, they'll have to check that out next time.

It was such a contrast... on the mountain before dawn... then in Manhattan stuck in traffic at 10 am...
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Raineyrocks on May 21, 2010, 05:23 PM NHFT
Neat Pat!  I love Snake Bliscon, (sp?), thanks for the visual of him.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 20, 2010, 06:46 PM NHFT
Beautiful summer day on the mountain...

(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_2664-misting.jpg)



(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_2659-time-travel.jpg)

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on June 20, 2010, 08:58 PM NHFT
Did Williams head just burst into a ball of light?

Man that's impressive!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on June 20, 2010, 10:47 PM NHFT
Did Williams head just burst into a ball of light?

The Illuminati have taken control of the Schnergenbergers!  :o
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 21, 2010, 05:30 AM NHFT
it's always been the other way around
and those are not child labor pictures ..... the kid is management
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 30, 2010, 12:01 PM NHFT
Fall on the mountain

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_3090-William-Ledges.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 30, 2010, 01:54 PM NHFT
Pretty picture  :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Sunshine on September 30, 2010, 02:50 PM NHFT
Very nice picture!  Where was it taken?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 01, 2010, 12:04 AM NHFT
When we first came up to look at the property... riding beside the river, we said "boy this is nice, we could live here." Then when we turned onto our road and saw the brook we said "I don't care what the house looks like, we're buying it."

Today that same spot was a roaring rapids.

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 05, 2010, 04:14 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_3239-Knight.jpg)


William's costume for Halloween

His buddy Jim helped him create the cardboard armor.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 05, 2010, 08:55 PM NHFT
Awesome :)  Looks like he'll be ready for more tilting at windmills.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on November 06, 2010, 01:21 AM NHFT
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 14, 2011, 04:23 PM NHFT

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_3585-Pirate-Fort.jpg)

Got Freedom?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on January 14, 2011, 05:55 PM NHFT
I've been meaning to ask......will you adopt me?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 15, 2011, 02:58 AM NHFT
I've been meaning to ask......will you adopt me?

No breast feeding for you!    ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on January 15, 2011, 06:28 AM NHFT
If those are the only terms reluctantly, I accept!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 18, 2011, 03:08 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC00275_William.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on September 18, 2011, 03:51 PM NHFT
Did he jump that pile of logs with the trailer??!!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on September 18, 2011, 04:01 PM NHFT
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 18, 2011, 05:13 PM NHFT
Did he jump that pile of logs with the trailer??!!

What, and endanger the chainsaw?  ;D

I've had all eight wheels off the ground before, the boy has more sense than that.  :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Sam A. Robrin on September 18, 2011, 06:21 PM NHFT
Did he jump that pile of logs with the trailer??!!
After setting them on fire....
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 16, 2011, 07:36 AM NHFT
Recession, war, US in decline, the world ending next year, Black Sabbath reuniting ...

The Artist formerly known as the President, enters his dark phase...

Death's Calling HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8i4KOyqRpc#ws)
The future's uncertain and the end is always near.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 16, 2011, 08:37 AM NHFT
LOL :)

I see The Druids have increased in number to 3.  :D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on November 16, 2011, 03:23 PM NHFT
 ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on November 17, 2011, 01:15 AM NHFT
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on November 17, 2011, 05:33 AM NHFT
I occasionally indulge myself in fantasies about sudden wealth, and what I'd do if a winning Powerball ticket fell into my lap. I always "do" the expected things, like pay off all debt, establish a fund for charities I favor, make sure my various "favorite people" were blessed with some financial security, etc., etc.

One of my frequent dream themes is establishing a freedom activism multimedia studio with lots of loaner equipment, and oodles of production stations for audio/video/stills/printing. Think of it as a lending library for equipment and production, sort of a liberty version of Ken Burns' studios (ironically located in Cheshire County).

Sometimes I go back and forth about buying a bunch of stuff, versus just giving the money to people who know better than I how to spend it effectively. I ponder gift certificates to various vendors, and the risk of those who would take advantage.

Every single time I come back to trusting someone who knows what he's doing, whether it's charity or paid work. I always come back to that hairy hillbilly on his hilltop.

If the numbers line up, Tom Sawyer is getting a very fun shopping trip.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 17, 2011, 08:45 AM NHFT
Thanks KB...

I used to often think of a "media center" where more experienced people could mentor the newer folks. I'd be more interested in emotive propaganda, than the "news" oriented direction... work that affects people on an emotional level and has a longer shelf life.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 22, 2011, 12:07 AM NHFT
We climbed Wantastiquet in Hinesdale, NH overlooking Brattleboro. This shot is on Mine Ledge, with the Connecticut River in the background

(http://peakery.com/static/cache/de/8c/de8c7cd08fd6cf2935609fd4f860296c.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on November 22, 2011, 12:42 AM NHFT
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on November 22, 2011, 02:16 AM NHFT
 :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on November 22, 2011, 05:23 AM NHFT
He seems to have risen above the gloom and doom of this age :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 22, 2011, 09:03 AM NHFT
He seems to have risen above the gloom and doom of this age :)

He's much cheerier than his parents.   ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 26, 2011, 02:14 PM NHFT
that hill always looked so steep from brattleboro
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 25, 2011, 06:40 PM NHFT
Christmas Monkey and a battle axe... we're just traditional kind of folks.  ;D

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC00466-Careful.jpg)

Careful with that axe, Eugene
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on December 25, 2011, 07:29 PM NHFT
Sweet!  Christmas Monkey is pleased.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on December 25, 2011, 08:52 PM NHFT
Christmas Monkey and a battle axe... we're just traditional kind of folks.  ;D

 ;D

No axes here, but we did do all the traditional holiday fare.... you know, shrimp boil and bratwurst, with a pumpkin roll for Sarah's birthday cake.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 27, 2011, 04:57 AM NHFT
southerners are a little nuts
turkey and sweet potatoes for me mmmm
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 22, 2012, 07:00 PM NHFT
Moving firewood is more fun with enthusiastic helpers.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC00486-Closeup.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on January 22, 2012, 07:51 PM NHFT
Cool Hat.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on January 22, 2012, 11:24 PM NHFT
The hat, the rosy cheeks, the sweater, the stacking of the wood... I'll guess New England.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 25, 2012, 09:30 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC00558-William-Tycoon.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 25, 2012, 11:24 PM NHFT
Liverpool St. Station?
The Committee On Not American Stuff will be turning a crotchety eye on your fun.   :D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 26, 2012, 07:44 AM NHFT
unamurikan activities
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 26, 2012, 08:11 AM NHFT
I think the kid is 1/4th Brit.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 26, 2012, 06:44 PM NHFT
"The William" cleans us out every time we play... He ends up with all the properties, most with hotels on them. He usually starts out as a slum lord.

Liverpool St. Station?
The Committee On Not American Stuff will be turning a crotchety eye on your fun.   :D

Glad to see you using Saxon-English... no Latinate for Johnson!

Yes, Becky and her Anglo-centric ways.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 26, 2012, 07:01 PM NHFT
10 years from now he'll bring home a date and they'll be sitting on the couch going through a book, and she'll be going on like:

"no...no, I mean 'snapshot!  Don't you have any 'snapshots' of yourself growing up?"
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 26, 2012, 08:22 PM NHFT
yea .... they chicks will think he is a model or something

my nieces and nephew loved climbing on the wood piles where we were cutting up wood in Kansas. The also love working the hand splitter.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 26, 2012, 09:06 PM NHFT
yea .... they chicks will think he is a model or something

my nieces and nephew loved climbing on the wood piles where we were cutting up wood in Kansas. The also love working the hand splitter.

Come on Kansas doesn't have any trees.  >:D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 27, 2012, 03:41 PM NHFT
Kansas doesn't have trees ANY MORE.  We've cut them all down for firewood  :D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 28, 2012, 08:17 AM NHFT
yea the midwest used to have them until paul bunyan got a notion to cut up some wood
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 26, 2012, 10:48 AM NHFT
View of Mt. Monadnock from the top of Black Mountain

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC00585-Monadnock_view.jpg)

Fun adventures in the Shire... of course maybe we aren't in the Shire anymore? ;D
We ignore the powers that be... just another day in our lives.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC00637-William-n-E.jpg)

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on March 26, 2012, 11:02 AM NHFT
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 26, 2012, 07:08 PM NHFT
very cool
I miss mountains. gotta find me some
our pond filled up from another 5 inches the other day
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 26, 2012, 07:13 PM NHFT
very cool
I miss mountains. gotta find me some
our pond filled up from another 5 inches the other day

 8) :)
We are digging a very small water feature between the house and the patio area. Revealing more of the ledge stone... hard work but looking nice.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on March 26, 2012, 09:55 PM NHFT
Great just what that yard needs a water feature.
Like the drive way is not enough of a difficulty.

Race to get up top and end up in the pond
funny Roger very funny.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 26, 2012, 10:06 PM NHFT
Wait... features are mistakes that professionals call artistic.
What was it supposed to be a water park?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 27, 2012, 08:10 AM NHFT
I could see you digging a whole channel to send all the water around the house to the south :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on March 27, 2012, 09:24 AM NHFT
Then, down to the brook and, presumebly, to the Saco river 8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 27, 2012, 09:48 AM NHFT
OK Johnson's right... it's a feature... as in a wet spot in the yard during mud season... gee I wonder what's under those big bumps in the grass... oh I see 3 billion year old spine of the mountain...

It's a feature! The Revenuer Trap! or City Slicker Trap (when Pat comes to visit.)  ;D >:D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on March 27, 2012, 10:42 AM NHFT
Wait... features are mistakes that professionals call artistic.
What was it supposed to be a water park?

No no no, you're thinking of the Feature from the Black Lagoon, you know that movie you watched when you were a kid when Lloyd Bridges and Sea Hunt weren't on.   :P
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 27, 2012, 04:53 PM NHFT
not when I was a kid
oh never mind this is the thread about kids having fun ..... including the old kids in the hills of grafton
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 28, 2012, 01:17 PM NHFT
Great just what that yard needs a water feature.
Like the drive way is not enough of a difficulty.

LOL!

I don't know if this qualifies as 'fun stuff', but Kira just passed her driver's test.  :D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 28, 2012, 02:12 PM NHFT
Cool... yea Kira!   8) :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on March 28, 2012, 03:01 PM NHFT
Dittos!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on March 28, 2012, 08:23 PM NHFT
It's a feature! The Revenuer Trap! or City Slicker Trap (when Pat comes to visit.)  ;D >:D

Good thing ice chests float!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Becky Thatcher on March 28, 2012, 09:03 PM NHFT
Congrats Kira! :D

When I got my first driver's license in '77, it was just a piece of paper with no picture.  How times have changed.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on March 28, 2012, 09:45 PM NHFT
Parchment
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Becky Thatcher on March 28, 2012, 10:05 PM NHFT
 ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on March 29, 2012, 12:34 AM NHFT
Yay for Kira!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 29, 2012, 01:39 PM NHFT
now she can drive to the top of a mountain like PatK
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 29, 2012, 03:05 PM NHFT
"Like a Pat K."   :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on March 29, 2012, 04:27 PM NHFT
Parchment

Liar ! Liar!  Stone tablet!!  :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 29, 2012, 04:31 PM NHFT
hemp scrolls
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 29, 2012, 06:05 PM NHFT
Parchment

Liar ! Liar!  Stone tablet!!  :)
Papyrus maybe, definitely not stone.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 02, 2012, 08:21 PM NHFT
When we were up on Black Mountain, William was drawing on a piece of slate... he looked up and proclaimed "I have invented the iSlate!" We laughed for quite awhile over the Flintstone Technology.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on April 02, 2012, 11:06 PM NHFT
There's an App for that.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 03, 2012, 01:52 AM NHFT
When we were up on Black Mountain, William was drawing on a piece of slate... he looked up and proclaimed "I have invented the iSlate!" We laughed for quite awhile over the Flintstone Technology.
put an apple logo on it
do some commercials
overchange
and some people will by it :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on April 03, 2012, 04:25 AM NHFT
When we were up on Black Mountain, William was drawing on a piece of slate... he looked up and proclaimed "I have invented the iSlate!" We laughed for quite awhile over the Flintstone Technology.
put an apple logo on it
do some commercials
overchange
and some people will by it :)

The real money will be in marketing the perfect iSlate stylus, with just the right heft and feel and weight.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 03, 2012, 06:16 AM NHFT
"One Feature of the New 2015 iSlate is 'finer' chipping along the edges!"
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 03, 2012, 09:52 AM NHFT
i wonder if Tom slipped an iSlate into the coffin with Steve Jobs .... the batteries don't die on that thing.

speaking of Jobs ... I enjoyed watching one of his speeches recently

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on April 03, 2012, 05:13 PM NHFT
When we were up on Black Mountain, William was drawing on a piece of slate... he looked up and proclaimed "I have invented the iSlate!" We laughed for quite awhile over the Flintstone Technology.

When Lloyd went up to the mountain it was to fetch his buddy Moses' dropped slates and to see if there was any of that burning bush left.  :P
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on April 03, 2012, 06:06 PM NHFT
When Lloyd went up to the mountain it was to fetch his buddy Moses' dropped slates and to see if there was any of that burning bush left.  :P

Some nosy neighbor ratted out the burning bush.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 26, 2012, 10:30 AM NHFT
Like a true nature's child
We were born, born to be wild


(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_4032-Baja-Warrior.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 26, 2012, 11:04 AM NHFT
 8) ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 26, 2012, 11:29 AM NHFT
Yup, that looks like some wild backwoodsmen :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on April 26, 2012, 09:48 PM NHFT
Awesome!

I need to get J.D. a minibike.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 26, 2012, 10:02 PM NHFT
I like to have 4 wheels underneath me. :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on April 27, 2012, 12:42 AM NHFT
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on April 27, 2012, 04:20 AM NHFT
I like to have 4 wheels underneath me. :)

Or 18?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 27, 2012, 09:13 AM NHFT
I like to have 4 wheels underneath me. :)

Or 18?

Just four at any one time.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 27, 2012, 09:17 AM NHFT
Awesome!

I need to get J.D. a minibike.

Yeah his uncle helped us on this find...

Another one of those steps forward that acknowledges our trust.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 27, 2012, 09:19 AM NHFT
I like to have 4 wheels underneath me. :)

Or 18?

Just four at any one time.

How's that work? Kind of like a horse running of sumptin'?  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 27, 2012, 09:36 AM NHFT
cool

actually at the truck driving school we had a guy riding a bucking bronco ... he had the drive tires off the ground while backing with the trailer brakes on. I didn't know you could even do that.

William would have been better at it. :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 27, 2012, 09:52 AM NHFT
I saw a guy buck the trailer tires off the ground.  :o
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 27, 2012, 01:34 PM NHFT
I had pictured some careening, but bucking rhymes with fun stuff... like trucking.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 27, 2012, 02:13 PM NHFT
 ;D

Becky says you're like an evil genius.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 17, 2012, 11:03 AM NHFT
Landscaping in progress... me, the shovel, the wheelbarrow, water pressure... moving tons of earth and rock, sculpting the mountianside.
Need to build more stone walls and continue terracing.
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC00671-pond-and-hill.jpg)
Becky does the details...
I figure we have about everything we need... stone, earth and plants. It just needs to be moved about. The only real limit is my back.  ;D
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_4097-Phlox.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on May 17, 2012, 12:15 PM NHFT
Nice
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on May 17, 2012, 06:19 PM NHFT
That thar's plum purty. You's shore gettin fancy for hillbilly folk.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on May 18, 2012, 12:58 AM NHFT
Nice work guys!  ;D 8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on May 18, 2012, 01:36 PM NHFT
Nice phloxing garden.  :P
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 20, 2012, 11:15 AM NHFT
Oooh pretty!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 21, 2012, 08:32 PM NHFT
cool
you can never have too many terraces :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on July 04, 2012, 11:26 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC00828-Sparkler.jpg)

Happy Independence Day!

Thanks for the sparklers Firecracker Joe.   8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on July 05, 2012, 12:39 AM NHFT
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on July 05, 2012, 07:34 AM NHFT
Pat can't share what fun his kid might be having, because then he would know exactly what fun she is having.

Hope you all had a Happy Coup Day.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 07, 2012, 12:23 AM NHFT
firecracker joe sparklers are wmd
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on July 20, 2012, 08:45 AM NHFT
Rode our bikes from our mountain over to Winchestershire yesterday... about 23 miles. The kid did well... a little more ups and downs (weeeee, downs are fun) than it seems when driving the car.  ;D

Made me think to have a "Tour de Shire"... riding beside the Ashuelot River was picturesque...  show the beauty of the Shire and folks having fun in different scenic areas. Don't have to turn it into an ordeal, more like fun outings in different places for good times and pretty footage.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on July 21, 2012, 07:26 AM NHFT
The President and his cycling entourage are always welcome in Free Grafton.   
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 21, 2012, 08:29 PM NHFT
excellent idea
people would have  loved our tour of the flat parts of West Keene :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on July 22, 2012, 05:44 PM NHFT
Sounds fun :)  Could be an annual event
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 22, 2012, 09:01 PM NHFT
I loved Jim and Lauren's all downhill idea
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 11, 2012, 08:09 PM NHFT
William enters his Dennis Hopper phase.  8) ;D

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC00999-Dennis-Hopper.jpg)

His 20 buck Consignment Shop find...
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on August 11, 2012, 08:28 PM NHFT
lol :D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on August 12, 2012, 12:39 AM NHFT
Very cool.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 12, 2012, 01:46 AM NHFT
pretty soon some of these photos might harm his future political chances
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Becky Thatcher on August 12, 2012, 01:38 PM NHFT
As long as they don't harm his chances to solicit donations for his presidential library fund. 8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on August 12, 2012, 04:29 PM NHFT
 ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 12, 2012, 10:46 PM NHFT
aha that is important
I lagh every time Ipass those kinds of places like nixons birthplace
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 13, 2012, 06:36 PM NHFT
William helped me build an Uber-composting bin.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC01013-Compost-Bin.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on August 13, 2012, 07:52 PM NHFT
I'll bet that your compost won't be able to escape from that!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 13, 2012, 08:38 PM NHFT
I'll bet that your compost won't be able to escape from that!

It's like lumber grows on trees around here.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on August 13, 2012, 09:52 PM NHFT
ooooh cool, makin' dirt :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on August 14, 2012, 06:33 PM NHFT
A bit over-engineered, perhaps. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Make a lid out of the same lumber, and you'd have a good bear-proof compost bin.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 14, 2012, 06:53 PM NHFT
A bit over-engineered, perhaps. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Make a lid out of the same lumber, and you'd have a good bear-proof compost bin.

The wood is free, except the labor. Actually easier to mill the thicker timbers, 1/2 an inch off doesn't matter much when it's 3 1/2 inches thick. It looks cooler than the 1 1/2 inch store bought lumber and stacks to make a sturdy structure with no fasteners.

At one time I had a logger assess the timber I have and was shocked that a large pine tree would only net me about 30 bucks.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on August 14, 2012, 09:41 PM NHFT
Using an Alaska mill, or Granberg?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 17, 2012, 08:48 PM NHFT
Using an Alaska mill, or Granberg?

Alaskan Mill, I know I have an image on here somewhere of it.

When I bought my 046 Stihl I got one bigger enough to run the mill... got a 32 inch bar for it...   six horsepower, heck I could ride it to town.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on August 17, 2012, 09:37 PM NHFT
When I bought my 046 Stihl I got one bigger enough to run the mill... got a 32 inch bar for it...   six horsepower, heck I could ride it to town.  ;D

Careful, now... with a creative kid who does fun stuff, that sounds like prime power for a go-kart!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 24, 2012, 05:44 PM NHFT
is that the kind where you pull 2 boards out and harvest and add them to the top?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 24, 2012, 06:41 PM NHFT
No, although that sounds cool... any place I might learn more about that kind?

I'm going to get Jim to brand it with his porcupine logo.  8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 25, 2012, 02:22 AM NHFT
I cant find any pictures
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on August 25, 2012, 11:04 AM NHFT
William enters his Dennis Hopper phase.  8) ;D

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC00999-Dennis-Hopper.jpg)

His 20 buck Consignment Shop find...


I can almost hear the Steppen Wolf music in the background... ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 14, 2012, 06:00 AM NHFT
William got a chance to stop in at Orange County Choppers and checkout the crew of the TV show American Chopper. We had to sign waivers because they got a shot of us watching the action... although it is not too likely to end up in an episode.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC01022-W-OCC.jpg)

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC01032-OCC.jpg)

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC01053-OCC_crew.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on September 14, 2012, 06:02 AM NHFT
 :D 8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 15, 2012, 10:41 AM NHFT
Fun and I even hate loud cycles :-)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 17, 2012, 09:56 PM NHFT
I'm not even really a fan, but the fabrication and stuff is interesting...

Prompted William wanting to learn to weld and try some metal working... which thanks to Jim he now has some welding and metal working experience... We have to finish the mondo broad sword project.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 18, 2012, 02:00 PM NHFT
Cool welding is a mystery to me
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 19, 2012, 12:26 PM NHFT
Cool welding is a mystery to me

Hot welding is much easier...   yuck-yuck-yuck

I tell William that he has more experience at welding than I do. Jim showed him arc welding and he did some TIG welding... Johnson is one talented dude.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 19, 2012, 12:37 PM NHFT
Lloyd was my ,,,,, guy
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 19, 2012, 12:44 PM NHFT
Dang it Lloyd why'd ya have to go?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 19, 2012, 12:47 PM NHFT
Bear Family Visit

Momma and three young showed up today... Cute as all get out.

http://youtu.be/19qISjEjlco
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 19, 2012, 01:13 PM NHFT
Private video I guess
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 19, 2012, 01:47 PM NHFT
Private video I guess

Sorry Kat my mistake, got several things I'm doing at the same time... I wanted it to be unlisted. Hopefully it is the correct setting now.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on September 19, 2012, 01:53 PM NHFT
Bear Family Visit

Momma and three young showed up today... Cute as all get out.

http://youtu.be/19qISjEjlco

"The bird feeder's not dead, it's merely resting!"
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on September 19, 2012, 04:05 PM NHFT
Hey, did Becky put that "bird" feeder out there for you?
What's the matter, run out of picnic baskets?




Bears never visit me.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on September 19, 2012, 06:25 PM NHFT
cool  :D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Becky Thatcher on September 19, 2012, 06:30 PM NHFT
I made sure to tell William that it's perfectly safe to go up and hug a cute little baby bear...as long as you give the Mother a pic-a-nic basket first! ;D

It was so cool to see them right outside the kitchen window.  We've seen bears here before, but never a whole little family.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 19, 2012, 06:46 PM NHFT
Gets a little wild north of the notches this time of year
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on September 19, 2012, 07:21 PM NHFT
It was so cool to see them right outside the kitchen window.  We've seen bears here before, but never a whole little family.

I thought bare mommas were a common sight on the hilltop.  ;)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Becky Thatcher on September 19, 2012, 08:04 PM NHFT
That's mostly during mowing season!  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on September 20, 2012, 01:07 AM NHFT
Drive way of doom and Bears, frigging place is a death trap.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 20, 2012, 05:38 AM NHFT
Drive way of doom and Bears, frigging place is a death trap.

Bears got to eat don't they... We lure unsuspecting folks to visit, preferable large city folks.   ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 20, 2012, 10:56 AM NHFT
He he he you upstate NY humor slays me literally :-)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on September 20, 2012, 06:13 PM NHFT
Drive way of doom and Bears, frigging place is a death trap.

Bears got to eat don't they... We lure unsuspecting folks to visit, preferable large city folks.   ;D


Better get bigger bears.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on September 20, 2012, 09:05 PM NHFT
Drive way of doom and Bears, frigging place is a death trap.

Bears got to eat don't they... We lure unsuspecting folks to visit, preferable large city folks.   ;D


Better get bigger bears.

Sharing, bears know about sharing.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 21, 2012, 06:33 AM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/Yogi-PatK.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on September 21, 2012, 10:25 PM NHFT
Ya the Basket is full of Beer.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on September 22, 2012, 11:06 AM NHFT
Ya the Basket is full of Beer.  ;D

Hey Boo boo....why doncha fill up that boat you be driving and come on up to see some kids doing fun stuff squeezin' dem apples eh?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on September 22, 2012, 07:41 PM NHFT
Oh I rekon, I be making for up that way yuh.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Raineyrocks on September 23, 2012, 03:32 PM NHFT
Lil' Ricky went to the Nascar race with Rick today and called me up to tell me what happened.  His favorite driver is Clint Boyer, (I think I have the name spelled right), so whoever was wearing a Clint Boyer shirt had a chance to win a spot to help Clint build a wagon with his pit crew and race the wagon.  Yup, Ricky won!  ;D

He's so happy, their wagon won in a race too!  Ricky actually got to build this wagon right next to Clint Boyer, he also got his hat autographed, photos taken with Clint, and gets to bring the wagon home. 

It's been an awesome day for Ricky!   :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on September 23, 2012, 05:34 PM NHFT
 ;D ;D 8) 8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Becky Thatcher on September 23, 2012, 06:37 PM NHFT
Cool!  Sounds like he had a very good day. :D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Raineyrocks on September 23, 2012, 06:44 PM NHFT
Cool!  Sounds like he had a very good day. :D

He's so lucky like that.  :)  I took him to lunch with me and a friend of mine when he was turning 3 yrs. old and Linda Hamilton from The Terminator, (that's what movie I remember her from), was there because she grew up in Delmarva where we used to live.  Anyways, I asked the waitress if she would ask Linda to come up and sing Happy Bday to Ricky with us and she did. :)  I even got lucky enough to get pictures of Linda and Ricky because my friend had a camera in her purse.

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 24, 2012, 12:23 AM NHFT
She is a singer?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on September 24, 2012, 06:53 AM NHFT
How much talent does she need to sing happy birthday.
I'm glad that she isn't just freakishly muscular.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Raineyrocks on September 24, 2012, 07:30 AM NHFT
She is a singer?

Nope, she's an actress.  I'm not sure how many movies she was in but like I wrote, The Terminator is the movie that I remember her in.  I'll try to find the photos I have when I get around to going through my closet.  :P
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 09, 2012, 06:52 AM NHFT
William and Jack on top of Pitcher Mountain in Stoddard, NH... Keene Homeschool Group outing.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_4534-William-n-Jack.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on October 09, 2012, 07:33 AM NHFT
I thought William was taller than Jackson.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 21, 2012, 09:43 PM NHFT
I like that little hike nice view
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 31, 2012, 11:17 AM NHFT
William now has his own YouTube channel...    :D

Firewood Pirates, Part 1
(http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=11912.0;attach=8523;image) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw10fkqZyOU&feature=plcp)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on October 31, 2012, 11:43 AM NHFT
I can't see the Ninjas.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 31, 2012, 12:05 PM NHFT
I can't see the Ninjas.

That's self evident... if you could see them they wouldn't be very good ninjas, now would they?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on October 31, 2012, 07:41 PM NHFT
Me and the wood stove -HUNGRY.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 02, 2012, 05:14 PM NHFT
Cool
I love the leaves
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 04, 2012, 07:41 PM NHFT
Firewood Pirates, Part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcOVghR1lmY&)
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/Firewood-Pirates%2c-Part-2.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcOVghR1lmY&)


Neither broken machines nor threats of impending weather related doom...

The finale of Firewood Pirates!
Will they be warm for the winter?
Will they drop a tree on their heads?
Will the dragon be happy, pappy?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on December 04, 2012, 09:02 PM NHFT
 ;D ;D ;D ;D  8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on December 05, 2012, 02:17 PM NHFT
 ;D

That's great. I sent it to John David. He doesn't get an ATV or a splitter, though. He gets a splitting maul and a wagon.  ;)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on December 05, 2012, 02:35 PM NHFT
 ;D

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on December 05, 2012, 03:38 PM NHFT
That was awesome!  Alex Jones was talking about how kids used to have responsibility early and be mostly grown up at 13. I sent a link to him.  Mind if I link to it on LSF showing the benefits of unschooling?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on December 05, 2012, 03:45 PM NHFT
Does William write the script for those?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 06, 2012, 08:01 AM NHFT
;D

That's great. I sent it to John David. He doesn't get an ATV or a splitter, though. He gets a splitting maul and a wagon.  ;)

Can't be soft on the boy... I'm sure he could knap an axehead from obsidian and carry the logs out of the woods.   ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 06, 2012, 08:10 AM NHFT
Does William write the script for those?

He is learning the process and came up with some of the narration... a collaborative effort. He shot and edited some of it. We created the music with Garageband (http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/).

He has potential as an editor... his memory of the footage is excellent... he even is starting to catch me when I make a mistake using the editing software Final Cut Pro. Funny, they are growing up in a world where the graphic user interface is just something they except... old farts, like me, have to relate it to the hardware I used to operate.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on December 06, 2012, 02:17 PM NHFT
Funny, they are growing up in a world where the graphic user interface is just something they except... old farts, like me, have to relate it to the hardware I used to operate.  ;D

Ahh... the days of linear tape editing!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Becky Thatcher on December 06, 2012, 08:17 PM NHFT
Mind if I link to it on LSF showing the benefits of unschooling?

Not at all... minus SSN/date of birthday/home telephone number  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: MaineShark on December 07, 2012, 08:46 AM NHFT
Funny, they are growing up in a world where the graphic user interface is just something they except...

The term, I'm told, is "digital natives."  Ours were happily operating the computer at three or four years old.  Now, the six-year-old is getting a tablet from relatives for his birthday.  I don't even have a tablet...
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on December 09, 2012, 01:19 PM NHFT
Tom, how do you like that electric splitter?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 09, 2012, 01:36 PM NHFT
It works pretty well. Sometimes really big and knotty logs are too much for it... the cycle time is slower than a gas one. On the plus side, quieter, not breathing stinky exhaust and gas fumes, zero maintenance, less expensive.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 09, 2012, 06:17 PM NHFT
Cool video
My dad had someone come to their farm and split all the rest of the wood we cut for just 50 bucks it will be two years worth. Things are cheap in Kansas.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on December 10, 2012, 05:23 AM NHFT
It works pretty well. Sometimes really big and knotty logs are too much for it... the cycle time is slower than a gas one. On the plus side, quieter, not breathing stinky exhaust and gas fumes, zero maintenance, less expensive.

Is it screw drive? I remember DR selling one that looked something like that, but they don't have one like that now.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on December 10, 2012, 05:31 AM NHFT
Here's a splitter that is entertaining, in a waiting-to-see-someone-maimed sort of way:

http://www.thestickler.com

In action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La5hqhUaj_g

Yes, it's exactly what it looks like: a big-ass screw that bolts to your truck hub in place of a wheel. A tractor PTO version used to be available too.

I'm amazed they're still selling it. I first saw it demonstrated at the county fair in the late '70s, when I was in high school. Scared the hell out of me then, and still does.

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on December 10, 2012, 05:56 AM NHFT
Here you go: this "axe on a flywheel" looks like a Stooges Construction project just waiting to happen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bVAAx3mMKY
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 10, 2012, 08:02 AM NHFT
It works pretty well. Sometimes really big and knotty logs are too much for it... the cycle time is slower than a gas one. On the plus side, quieter, not breathing stinky exhaust and gas fumes, zero maintenance, less expensive.

Is it screw drive? I remember DR selling one that looked something like that, but they don't have one like that now.

Electric/Hydraulic it is a DR. Here is a link to the current version. (http://www.drpower.com/prdSell.aspx?Name=5ton_dr_wood_splitter&crsource=adwords&crcat=product-ads~WDSXX5X&gclid=CKKjubLyj7QCFQqk4AodLWYAiw)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: MaineShark on December 10, 2012, 08:25 AM NHFT
Solar-electric log splitter: http://diesel-bike.com/Wood_Splitter/Electro-Split.htm
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 10, 2012, 09:15 AM NHFT
Here's a splitter that is entertaining, in a waiting-to-see-someone-maimed sort of way:

http://www.thestickler.com

In action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La5hqhUaj_g

Yes, it's exactly what it looks like: a big-ass screw that bolts to your truck hub in place of a wheel. A tractor PTO version used to be available too.

I'm amazed they're still selling it. I first saw it demonstrated at the county fair in the late '70s, when I was in high school. Scared the hell out of me then, and still does.

Interesting... although get your glove caught and you lose a hand!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 10, 2012, 10:53 AM NHFT
I would guess a good solar splitter is to put the right kinds of wood in ashed and wait for it to mostly split
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on December 10, 2012, 11:47 AM NHFT
Here's a splitter that is entertaining, in a waiting-to-see-someone-maimed sort of way:

http://www.thestickler.com

In action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La5hqhUaj_g

Yes, it's exactly what it looks like: a big-ass screw that bolts to your truck hub in place of a wheel. A tractor PTO version used to be available too.

I'm amazed they're still selling it. I first saw it demonstrated at the county fair in the late '70s, when I was in high school. Scared the hell out of me then, and still does.

Interesting... although get your glove caught and you lose a hand!
Makes my sphincter shrink just looking at it.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 10, 2012, 02:12 PM NHFT
My tablet doesn't handle this forum well so I often hit the first page of a thread. Check out how little william
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 10, 2012, 02:41 PM NHFT
Solar-electric log splitter: http://diesel-bike.com/Wood_Splitter/Electro-Split.htm

The Super Split (http://www.supersplit.com/reviews.htm) that they based that on is pretty cool... just wish it wasn't so expensive. The fast cycle time would be great.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: MaineShark on December 10, 2012, 04:16 PM NHFT
Solar-electric log splitter: http://diesel-bike.com/Wood_Splitter/Electro-Split.htm
The Super Split (http://www.supersplit.com/reviews.htm) that they based that on is pretty cool... just wish it wasn't so expensive. The fast cycle time would be great.

Yeah, flywheels are very useful devices.  Much of the horsepower rating on many types of equipment is not anything that's necessary for the actual operation, but just to prevent stalling when it's first loaded.  A much-smaller engine with a large flywheel can accomplish the same tasks, with less fuel consumption, because the flywheel takes up the first surge of load.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 10, 2012, 05:08 PM NHFT
My tablet doesn't handle this forum well so I often hit the first page of a thread. Check out how little william

Yeah, we keep feeding him and he keeps growing.  ;D

One day I'm going to use the 10k plus images to show his growing up.  :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 10, 2012, 05:09 PM NHFT
Solar-electric log splitter: http://diesel-bike.com/Wood_Splitter/Electro-Split.htm
The Super Split (http://www.supersplit.com/reviews.htm) that they based that on is pretty cool... just wish it wasn't so expensive. The fast cycle time would be great.

Yeah, flywheels are very useful devices.  Much of the horsepower rating on many types of equipment is not anything that's necessary for the actual operation, but just to prevent stalling when it's first loaded.  A much-smaller engine with a large flywheel can accomplish the same tasks, with less fuel consumption, because the flywheel takes up the first surge of load.

Pedal powered log splitter... Hey Gilligan!  8) ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on December 11, 2012, 05:09 AM NHFT
Solar-electric log splitter: http://diesel-bike.com/Wood_Splitter/Electro-Split.htm

The Super Split (http://www.supersplit.com/reviews.htm) that they based that on is pretty cool... just wish it wasn't so expensive. The fast cycle time would be great.

DR is selling their own Super Split copy now, too.

Flywheels are great. Many of the old low-speed engines never made more than 1-3 HP, but they did work that would take a modern 18-20 horse engine. Like Joe said, most of that is wasted under no-load conditions.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on December 11, 2012, 05:16 AM NHFT
I like this one. It's a pretty conventional hydraulic, except it takes advantage of the double action cylinder and splits both directions. No wasted strokes, and a fast cycle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbYp0bVn4pI

I know we're cluttering up William's thread. Maybe he'll invent a really awesome superduper SugarPants splitter.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on December 11, 2012, 06:42 AM NHFT
ahem....

spit on hands

grab splitter handle

glare menacingly at wood

thwack

next

(no sphincters were harmed during this operation)   ;)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 11, 2012, 07:43 AM NHFT
ahem....

spit on hands

grab splitter handle

glare menacingly at wood

thwack

next

(no sphincters were harmed during this operation)   ;)

We can't all be as manly as YOU!  ;D

I hand split all our wood for several years... faster cycle time than using the machine. But the toll on my wrists and elbows was starting to add up.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 22, 2012, 06:41 PM NHFT
I only like to do that for stuff way too big for the machine with three splitters at a time :-)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 15, 2013, 09:17 AM NHFT
Many interesting sights on our mountain, some right out our back windows...

Mr. Owl Visits
http://youtu.be/YwKwqCEhJLo
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on January 15, 2013, 09:32 AM NHFT
 ;D That owl is really cool.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on January 15, 2013, 11:32 AM NHFT
wow, cool :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on January 15, 2013, 03:57 PM NHFT
Lunch time!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 02, 2013, 09:29 PM NHFT
Cool
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on April 18, 2013, 02:15 PM NHFT
I hope Tom doesn't mind me interjecting this on his thread, but I couldn't think of any place for this that could possibly be better.  :)

As I said over on FedBook...

This should not be "extraordinary"! This is how it should be, and how it used to be until regimented, age-segregated, public schooling became the norm.

Seventy years ago, or even when my parents graduated high school in 1949-50, it was typical for school children to have reached an academic skill level by Grade 6 or 8 that puts most current college graduates to shame.

Let. Children. Learn.

They will!

Watch the video after you read the story.  :)


http://www.today.com/news/meet-family-who-sent-six-kids-college-age-12-1C9316706
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 18, 2013, 03:27 PM NHFT
 8) :D

Kids doing fun stuff indeed... and oh yeah, they learn cool things along the way.

(http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/streams/2013/April/130411/1C6890059-tdy-130401-harding-family-5.blocks_desktop_medium.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 29, 2013, 09:17 AM NHFT
Very cool
Man if I hadn't wasted all that time in school I could have been an astronaut by age 12. Or at least pretended to go to the moon by age 13. :-)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 04, 2013, 09:47 PM NHFT
William helped build this trellis/fence for Becky's garden. We felled the trees and milled the lumber in February.

The Stooges are currently milling lumber and building a cool play structure over at Mark and Laura's place for Jackson.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_4727-Garden_Fence.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on June 05, 2013, 01:20 AM NHFT
That's a very cool design!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on June 05, 2013, 02:10 AM NHFT
Nice work guys!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 05, 2013, 01:19 PM NHFT
I love it
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 06, 2013, 08:00 PM NHFT
Thanks guys.  :)

Covered in sawdust these days.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on July 10, 2013, 08:55 PM NHFT
Homeschool kid's first claymation video

William's wizard among the other kid's creations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfNQqFFUb3o

Video created by the kids and some moms.  :D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on July 10, 2013, 10:02 PM NHFT
That was good.  What program did they use to make the animation?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on July 10, 2013, 10:17 PM NHFT
That was good.  What program did they use to make the animation?

Becky's not sure, she will ask Tova.  :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: jerryswife on July 11, 2013, 09:03 AM NHFT
Impressive!!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on July 19, 2013, 10:18 PM NHFT
Kira at camp
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Becky Thatcher on July 19, 2013, 10:23 PM NHFT
She looks great!  Thanks for posting the pic...it's still hard to get used to the fact she's not a kid anymore.  Glad to hear she's doing well.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: jerry on July 19, 2013, 10:33 PM NHFT
Kira at camp

Oh no!  Kira's at BAND CAMP?

Now you'll have  to listen to all her "once when I was at band camp, .... stories. ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: dalebert on July 19, 2013, 11:36 PM NHFT
I'm guessing Kat isn't going to have context for that reference, and that's probably just as well.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on July 20, 2013, 02:51 AM NHFT
She looks great!  Thanks for posting the pic...it's still hard to get used to the fact she's not a kid anymore.  Glad to hear she's doing well.

No kidding. It's hard for me to accept that Sarah isn't a kid anymore, and she's 23.

Last time they were together, Sarah was 16 and I think Kira was 15, and Dawn's daughters were about 12-14.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on July 20, 2013, 06:49 AM NHFT
No I don't know any band camp references.  She was at church camp.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on July 20, 2013, 10:13 AM NHFT
Nice to see Kira...

(http://www.earthsunmoon.com/newimages/designs/514_350.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 20, 2013, 11:41 PM NHFT
She looks great!  Thanks for posting the pic...it's still hard to get used to the fact she's not a kid anymore.  Glad to hear she's doing well.
she is still a kid
Some people think she is 12
At the movie counter they say '2 adults and 1 child' I say 'sure'. :-)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on July 22, 2013, 07:20 PM NHFT
Jackson's new Play-set.

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Becky Thatcher on July 22, 2013, 07:48 PM NHFT
Wow...that looks really cool!  Nice job Stooges Construction!!  Jack looks very pleased with it.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 22, 2013, 10:14 PM NHFT
Really cool
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on July 23, 2013, 01:05 AM NHFT
Like I said elsewhere- nice and manly made, if I need to pull an
engine, I'm going over to Marks.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on July 23, 2013, 12:05 PM NHFT
Thanks for posting the photos Jim.

Turned out well, fun to see the "live edge" siding. If anyone is interested they should google "live edge" furniture, siding, planks etc....  some beautiful stuff. The sinewy natural shape and texture... organizing natural patterns, Shire style.

Milled from "trash wood" all the imperfections are the part I like.  :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 12, 2013, 04:46 PM NHFT
Mountain garden, revealing 3 billion year old ledge... oh and cake!
http://youtu.be/dUgok2SHkPE

With a Happy Birthday to William's grandma in lieu of her visit.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on August 12, 2013, 04:55 PM NHFT
Very cool! My back back hurts just thinking about all that shoveling.
looks great! But ya do know the earth's only about 6 thousand years old.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Kat Kanning on August 12, 2013, 05:02 PM NHFT
Snow shoveling is only about 90 days away.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: dalebert on August 14, 2013, 03:45 PM NHFT
Snow shoveling is only about 90 days away.

Thanx a lot, Kat. You know, Fall would probably be my favorite season if it wasn't a package deal with that sense of impending doom.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 14, 2013, 09:49 PM NHFT
playing in the mud
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on August 15, 2013, 01:50 AM NHFT
Snow shoveling is only about 90 days away.

Thanx a lot, Kat. You know, Fall would probably be my favorite season if it wasn't a package deal with that sense of impending doom.


Buy a snow blower ya cheap Bastard !
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 15, 2013, 09:15 AM NHFT
It is starting the snow blower. :-)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: dalebert on September 05, 2013, 06:49 PM NHFT
I have a ticket for this place that has to be used by the 22nd. Who wants to come and bring their adults along?

http://www.canobie.com/
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Becky Thatcher on October 10, 2013, 02:31 PM NHFT
Homeschoolers took a tour of Alyson's Orchard in Walpole.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_4987-Homeschoolers.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on October 10, 2013, 04:53 PM NHFT
 ;D  8)

Is that a pumpkin that kids sitting on, DAMN! 
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 10, 2013, 09:07 PM NHFT
;D  8)

Is that a pumpkin that kids sitting on, DAMN!

They grow them big up here. Pumpkins, that is the kids grow ok as well. It's all that fresh air.

Lots of apples... apple sauce, apple pie, apple cookies...  mmmm...
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: dalebert on October 11, 2013, 12:45 PM NHFT
Nashua educators back principal’s decision to ban the game of tag at elementary school

http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1018353-469/nashua-educators-back-principals-decision-to-ban.html
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 11, 2013, 06:50 PM NHFT
Nashua educators back principal’s decision to ban the game of tag at elementary school

http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1018353-469/nashua-educators-back-principals-decision-to-ban.html

Man what would they say about our favorite "Smear the Queer"... Today it would be known as Felony Hate Crime.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on October 11, 2013, 07:19 PM NHFT
"Smear the Queer"?  I thought that was a News Media thing.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: dalebert on October 11, 2013, 11:47 PM NHFT
Man what would they say about our favorite "Smear the Queer"... Today it would be known as Felony Hate Crime.

What's funny is I recall being really good at that game when I was "the queer". I was unstoppable. I had everybody on me trying to bring me down and they couldn't.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on October 12, 2013, 12:47 AM NHFT
Did you guys go to the same school or is that game a southern thing?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 12, 2013, 01:48 AM NHFT
played it all the time
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 12, 2013, 03:29 AM NHFT
Did you guys go to the same school or is that game a southern thing?

I guess they didn't play that in your homeland of Baja Canada.

"Tackle the Kid with the Ball Tag" is not nearly as elegant as saying "Smear the Queer". I remembering when playing with the girls became a little extra fun... I guess around William's age.

The best games had an element of danger involved... they tried to ban us playing "Greek Dodge" because we would really wallop the other kids with the ball. Now-a-days they want little Johnny and Susie dressed like the Michelin Man just to walk outside.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 12, 2013, 03:31 AM NHFT
Man what would they say about our favorite "Smear the Queer"... Today it would be known as Felony Hate Crime.

What's funny is I recall being really good at that game when I was "the queer". I was unstoppable. I had everybody on me trying to bring me down and they couldn't.

 ;D
Nobody could bring Dale down! He's such a positive person... super!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 12, 2013, 03:38 AM NHFT
Did you guys go to the same school or is that game a southern thing?

Yes Jim we all knew each other before and are playing a mean trick on you.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on October 12, 2013, 03:49 AM NHFT
I am guessing  that this the same as Kill the guy with the ball.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on October 12, 2013, 08:57 AM NHFT
Did you guys go to the same school or is that game a southern thing?

Yes Jim we all knew each other before and are playing a mean trick on you.

My paranoid twitch is back.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on October 12, 2013, 08:58 AM NHFT
I am guessing  that this the same as Kill the guy with the ball.

Yes, but why won't they explain what it is?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on October 12, 2013, 09:39 AM NHFT
I am guessing  that this the same as Kill the guy with the ball.

Yes, but why won't they explain what it is?

Well - I would think -Kill the guy with the ball-Pretty much splains it.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on October 12, 2013, 10:32 AM NHFT
I am guessing  that this the same as Kill the guy with the ball.

Yes, but why won't they explain what it is?

Well - I would think -Kill the guy with the ball-Pretty much splains it.

I'm sensing a lot of uncertainty.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 12, 2013, 10:43 AM NHFT
Did you guys go to the same school or is that game a southern thing?

Yes Jim we all knew each other before and are playing a mean trick on you.
yea Dale and I were even in the same class.
too bad Johnson was not part of our kool kids klub
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on October 12, 2013, 10:51 AM NHFT
Did you guys go to the same school or is that game a southern thing?

Yes Jim we all knew each other before and are playing a mean trick on you.
yea Dale and I were even in the same class.
too bad Johnson was not part of our kool kids klub

Alright, I can see where this going.  Just get on your bikes and ride away as fast as you can.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 12, 2013, 11:18 AM NHFT
They didn't teach you the game because they were afraid of you. I mean who's gonna take on Paul Bunyan.

It's funny, but I don't think we really thought about it being "Kill the Homosexual". It was just what the game was called and it was fun to say.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: MaineShark on October 12, 2013, 12:23 PM NHFT
When I was in junior high, they banned marbles, "because it's gambling."  So we came up with a more wholesome game called, "throw rocks at each other."  I think the content of that one is self-explanatory.  It was much better than "gambling" for little bits of glass, I'm sure...

It's funny, but I don't think we really thought about if being "Kill the Homosexual". It was just what the game was called and it was fun to say.

Because "queer" didn't always mean that.  It just meant "different."  It generally had negative connotations, and was often used in reference to sexual "deviation," but that use was by no means exclusive - someone could "queer the deal" in a business transaction by revealing information that would make the buyer less interested, for example.  Getting into the '80's, it became more strongly an anti-gay epithet, but until gay rights supporters "took over" the word, it was still used for many purposes - after that happened, it became essentially a synonym for "not heterosexual."
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 12, 2013, 01:50 PM NHFT
throwing rocks is supported by the thugs
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 12, 2013, 01:53 PM NHFT
They didn't teach you the game because they were afraid of you. I mean who's gonna take on Paul Bunyan.
"throw the ball at the big kid and then attack him"
doesn't have the same ring to it
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 22, 2013, 05:58 PM NHFT
I'm so dang proud of the boy...

He has shown real progress on his guitar. Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here   8)  :D

Lots of funny sharing music.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 22, 2013, 06:51 PM NHFT
cool
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 05, 2014, 10:30 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC01434_sled-dude.jpg)

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC01541_WilliamnDad.jpg)

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC01549-MomnWilliam.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on January 05, 2014, 10:36 PM NHFT
I wish I could cut a sled like that with my chop saw.  :(
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 06, 2014, 09:57 AM NHFT
I wish I could cut a sled like that with my chop saw.  :(

Extra special fluorescent lime green sumac!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 06, 2014, 12:05 PM NHFT
the cold is getting to your brains
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 04, 2014, 01:31 PM NHFT
It's always interesting on the mountain...

Today's visitor

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC01595_Emu.jpg)

An Emu

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC01634_William-n-Emu.jpg)

William the Emu wrangler, followed him through the woods for over an hour and tried to bring him back home so we could get him back to his owners. We've learned that much like libertarians, Emu's are hard to tell what to do. William had to finally leave him and come home.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 04, 2014, 03:36 PM NHFT
The Wild Mountain Emu is the travailing companion of Sasquatch and The Abominable Snowman.

I don't know why they call him abominable, he doesn't inspire moral revulsion in me.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 04, 2014, 03:48 PM NHFT
I thought they were extinct on prince william island.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 04, 2014, 04:46 PM NHFT
Emu update!

Owners turn out to be uncaring jerks... we help guide folks to rescue the Emu and he is now in his new home. Glad he isn't going to be out in the snow storm tonight.

The apple he has in the picture he swallowed whole. He really likes apples.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 04, 2014, 04:48 PM NHFT
Perfect use for all those apples that fall to the ground in RI.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 04, 2014, 04:53 PM NHFT
Perfect use for all those apples that fall to the ground in RI.

It's great to have our floating mountain we can anchor anywhere we want.  :D

(http://static3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100724153232/jamescameronsavatar/images/0/05/Filmstill370.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: dalebert on April 28, 2014, 02:53 PM NHFT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5LvUAhAtHw
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Becky Thatcher on June 03, 2014, 10:32 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC01901_Guitar.jpg)

Somewhere in the woods of Maine...We took this picture yesterday before William had his hair cut.  I wanted a picture of him with his young David Gilmour look. :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 07, 2014, 08:36 PM NHFT
I was thinking of one of the Rush hippies :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on July 25, 2014, 08:37 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC01983-Vincent.jpg)

New member of the family. Rescue half Rottie don't know what kind of dog the dad was.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: jerryswife on July 25, 2014, 11:15 PM NHFT
What a cute puppy, nice kid also!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on July 26, 2014, 01:21 AM NHFT
Very nice doggy.   ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 05, 2014, 10:27 AM NHFT
Down in the Paw Paw patch...
William discovered the southern treat. Mmmmmm...
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 10, 2014, 08:01 PM NHFT
The boy got to experience his first big festival concert.

Lockn' Musical Festival... (http://www.nbc29.com/story/26470541/lockn-musical-festival-proves-to-be-a-success-for-nelson-county)

We got free passes to the last day.
http://www.locknfestival.com
(http://www.locknfestival.com/images/lineup/LocknSetTimes2.jpg)

Really enjoyed Widespread Panic. I wasn't very familiar with them, very tight and impressive.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: dalebert on September 18, 2014, 07:50 PM NHFT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Febxb5M5fb0

You can download the book here (http://thesatanictemple.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Activity_Book.pdf)!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: dalebert on October 07, 2014, 08:03 AM NHFT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvydu-rp4aY
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 07, 2014, 11:01 AM NHFT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvydu-rp4aY

We are creating a museum of banned playground equipment.

See-Saw is the best one we have.

Now where can I get some Lawn Darts?  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 18, 2014, 04:43 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC02005-backdoor.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on October 18, 2014, 05:19 PM NHFT
Elephants wearing high heels are behind the second tree on the left.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on October 18, 2014, 11:37 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC02005-backdoor.jpg)

Gimme back my blues. ;)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 19, 2014, 12:39 PM NHFT
Golden light at sunset. Most of the leaves in this shot are now gone from the rain and wind.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on October 19, 2014, 04:51 PM NHFT
Yup, it didn't last long this year.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on October 24, 2014, 01:12 AM NHFT
Yup, it didn't last long this year.

Nawth of the Nawtch, we just had our third peak foliage. It was gorgeous, break, then it was ridiculous, break, then it was, "OMG WHERE DID THAT COLOR COME FROM?"
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 24, 2014, 05:16 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC02044_bullseye.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on October 24, 2014, 06:08 PM NHFT
Very cool target.  8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 25, 2014, 01:34 AM NHFT
I love it ..... that yellow is outrageous
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 26, 2015, 10:53 PM NHFT
William won a cool large ceramic wall tile in a raffle at a new art studio we went to. They put on a glass blowing demo.

(http://fulcrumarts.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/tile.jpg)

http://fulcrumarts.com
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 26, 2015, 11:11 PM NHFT
hmmmm
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on January 27, 2015, 12:58 AM NHFT
Awesome 
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on January 27, 2015, 01:44 AM NHFT
Wicked Awesome.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: jerryswife on January 27, 2015, 09:13 AM NHFT
Gorgeous!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on January 28, 2015, 01:19 AM NHFT
William won a cool large ceramic wall tile in a raffle at a new art studio we went to. They put on a glass blowing demo.

(http://fulcrumarts.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/tile.jpg)

http://fulcrumarts.com

That's very cool.

There's a big artsy scene in Littleton, with Bad Art Studio and other cool shops. The tourists would snap that up in a heartbeat.

I like it, too. :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 16, 2015, 11:54 AM NHFT
We braved the cold and William had a good time with the other homeschoolers at the Valentine's Dance held in Keene.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/Dance_2015-9.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 18, 2015, 02:50 AM NHFT
that looks fun
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 29, 2015, 08:17 AM NHFT
William was an invaluable help as my assistant cameraman.

I'm going to have to increase his pay however. He was hired to photograph a pro hockey player and others on the world class golf course in West Palm Beach. By the end of our gig, I was known as "William's Dad".  ;D

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/l/t31.0-8/11233607_10205317566951019_2556091052199273140_o.jpg?dl=1)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Becky Thatcher on May 29, 2015, 08:44 AM NHFT
Nice pic of my two favorite guys!  Sounds like the conference went well.  Glad to hear you two are having a good time.   I miss you both.  Can't wait to hear about your adventure.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 29, 2015, 11:42 AM NHFT
Hey Honey,

I brought William here to Mecca to worship. Some would call it the Apple Store.  ;D

Damn this Macbook is awesome. The feel of the keyboard and trackpad, and it is unbelievably thin.

I've been to the Post Office. One more bell rung.  8)

Love ya,
Big Daddy  ;D

(http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=11912.0;attach=9052;image)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: blackie on May 29, 2015, 11:48 AM NHFT
Nice.

Did you run into Dr. Dustin Sulak?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 29, 2015, 04:15 PM NHFT
and I hang out at the verizon wireless counters fondling samsungs and bagg'n on iphones and such :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 29, 2015, 04:19 PM NHFT
btw
at Porcfest there is going to be a kid friendly place to hang out at sites 2 and 4. They will have little kid stuff and a place for the older "cool" kids to hang out around the fire and be free from their parents.

This is sponsored by Liberty Ecclesia ...... geek speak for Christian freestaters

this idea was somebody else's but Varrin and Eddie are organizing much of it. They will have a couple of canopies to hide from the rain .... maybe free coffee for those that had a long night.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 29, 2015, 04:40 PM NHFT
Nice.

Did you run into Dr. Dustin Sulak?

Yes, he is a great presenter and a very nice guy. Wish he was our doctor. I got him an interview on the ABC affiliate TV station.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 29, 2015, 04:56 PM NHFT
and I hang out at the verizon wireless counters fondling samsungs and bagg'n on iphones and such :)

 ;D
Dang troublemaker.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 29, 2015, 04:57 PM NHFT
btw
at Porcfest there is going to be a kid friendly place to hang out at sites 2 and 4. They will have little kid stuff and a place for the older "cool" kids to hang out around the fire and be free from their parents.

This is sponsored by Liberty Ecclesia ...... geek speak for Christian freestaters

this idea was somebody else's but Varrin and Eddie are organizing much of it. They will have a couple of canopies to hide from the rain .... maybe free coffee for those that had a long night.

Yeah sounds good. We'll be there.  8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 06, 2015, 08:49 AM NHFT
Great Smoky Mountains... were indeed great. A few minutes after this picture was taken we saw an otter on the other bank. This was at the base of the mountain that scenes from "The Last of the Mohicans" were shot.
Chimney Rock, NC cool mix of Hillbilly, Hippy/Hipster culture.
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/P1020322.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on June 06, 2015, 09:08 AM NHFT
...needs more picture.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 06, 2015, 09:21 AM NHFT
Hickory Nut Falls (http://www.visitnc.com/story/chimney-rock-state-park-sentinel-in-the-sky)
from the web
(http://www.visitnc.com/contents/imgcrop/35067/800/480/preview)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 06, 2015, 07:38 PM NHFT
...needs more picture.

D'Oh!

I was seeing it, but the rest of the world could not. Dang computer stuph, it's always something.

Fixed it.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 12, 2015, 03:55 PM NHFT
very cool
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on July 08, 2015, 04:57 PM NHFT
The best thing about PorcFest and the principle reason I take the time to go is the kids get to have a great time.

photo by Yury Polozov
(https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/11698988_10205947832547739_7803114675513780830_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 09, 2015, 01:56 PM NHFT
aha
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on July 09, 2015, 06:37 PM NHFT
The best thing about PorcFest and the principle reason I take the time to go is the kids get to have a great time.

photo by Yury Polozov
(https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/11698988_10205947832547739_7803114675513780830_o.jpg)

That kid with the goggles and the carabiner must have some strange hippie parents.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on July 09, 2015, 07:23 PM NHFT

That kid with the goggles and the carabiner must have some strange hippie parents.

Hopefully insanity skips a generation.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on July 09, 2015, 11:02 PM NHFT

That kid with the goggles and the carabiner must have some strange hippie parents.

Hopefully insanity skips a generation.  ;D

I think we've proven that it doesn't. ;)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 16, 2015, 02:50 PM NHFT
It's fun to help inspire the next generation to enjoy and create music.
I helped a buddy of William, a Free Stater kid, get a cool guitar from an old friend's collection... an Epiphone- Demon V

El Brentino-Demon V Riffs
https://youtu.be/ZlXmHD1upuA
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on August 16, 2015, 11:57 PM NHFT
 ;D 8) No doubt the youngster will be wrecking hotel rooms
In the future.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 17, 2015, 07:44 AM NHFT
;D 8) No doubt the youngster will be wrecking hotel rooms
In the future.

He needs about 10,000 more hours of experience before he'd be good enough for anyone to put up with that kind of behavior.  ;D

He's got potential, seems to have a knack for it... but, like a lot of young guys he's in a hurry for the flash and tricks. Slow down and get it right, speed will come later.

He's real happy to have some video to show his friends.  :) 8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 19, 2015, 02:17 PM NHFT
I found one of my friends from college on facebook or somewhere the other day. He was a classical guitarist from Dallas. Now he teaches kids every style of guitar in Salt Lake. His hair is also 1 foot longer. :)
He looks like he is having fun in the youtube videos.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 19, 2015, 02:19 PM NHFT
here he is

https://www.youtube.com/user/lettersfromearth

Michael Bayless
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 19, 2015, 06:02 PM NHFT
Catalonian Song - Michael Bayless, Classical Guitar
https://youtu.be/s9b2A2m08mE

He has a wonderful touch.

The video is rough looking, but the audio recording is pretty decent.

Thanks, that was nice to hear.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 20, 2015, 09:54 AM NHFT
that guy would play a song for me in his dormroom .... ask me if I noticed any mistakes .... I really never noticed one. Then he would beat himself with a ruler to motivate himself. ya he was pretty intense :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 25, 2015, 06:38 AM NHFT
Merry Christmas
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_5911_Santa.jpg)

Vincent got to meet Santa, William is sharing the fun with the next wave of "believers".  :D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Becky Thatcher on January 23, 2016, 04:43 PM NHFT
Hey Jim...check out the cardboard Lexus.  This is pretty damn cool.

https://youtu.be/1EzdFBzTQJ4
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 24, 2016, 10:13 AM NHFT
that disturbs my sensibilities
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 19, 2016, 01:49 PM NHFT
The Alchemist's Apprentice

William has learned a lot under Jim's tutelage. He cut, ground, and welded some railroad steel to create an anvil. Goes along with his studies on Hephaestus, the Greek god of blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire, and volcanoes.

It's exciting to work with fire, electricity, and watch the sparks fly.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN0241.jpg)

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN0238.jpg)

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN0246.jpg)

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN0277.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on March 19, 2016, 07:10 PM NHFT
Rail trivia for William: rail is sized in pounds per yard.

There are some light duty branch lines that might use 90 pound rail, but when I worked on a section gang in 1981-'82, all the main line was being upgraded from 127 pound, to 136, and soon after to 148.

Before continuous welded rail ("ribbon rail") became ubiquitous in the early-mid 1980s, all track was made from 13 yard long rails that were bolted together.

New creosote-soaked hardwood crossties are heavy mofos.

When the air temperature is already 110F and you're unloading new ties out of a gondola car, the creosote fumes turn you redder than your worst sunburn.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 19, 2016, 09:15 PM NHFT
Rail trivia for William: rail is sized in pounds per yard.

There are some light duty branch lines that might use 90 pound rail, but when I worked on a section gang in 1981-'82, all the main line was being upgraded from 127 pound, to 136, and soon after to 148.

Before continuous welded rail ("ribbon rail") became ubiquitous in the early-mid 1980s, all track was made from 13 yard long rails that were bolted together.

New creosote-soaked hardwood crossties are heavy mofos.

When the air temperature is already 110F and you're unloading new ties out of a gondola car, the creosote fumes turn you redder than your worst sunburn.

Thanks, I'll pass the info along.

Ah, creosote... I remember that being used all the time around the farm. Now they'd freak out if you were using it.

My how times have changed. It's a crime to walk along the railroad tracks now.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on March 19, 2016, 10:11 PM NHFT
My how times have changed. It's a crime to walk along the railroad tracks now.

It always was: trespassing.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 19, 2016, 11:22 PM NHFT
My how times have changed. It's a crime to walk along the railroad tracks now.

It always was: trespassing.

Never saw any signs when I was kid.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: blackie on March 20, 2016, 08:49 AM NHFT
My how times have changed. It's a crime to walk along the railroad tracks now.

It always was: trespassing.

Never saw any signs when I was kid.
I did in the 80s. But no one ever said anything.

They still don't say anything. I was walking on the tracks a few weeks ago and was wondering if it is considered stealing to take old rail road ties and other junk left around. I'm pretty sure most of it is abandoned.

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 20, 2016, 09:37 AM NHFT
My how times have changed. It's a crime to walk along the railroad tracks now.

It always was: trespassing.

Never saw any signs when I was kid.
I did in the 80s. But no one ever said anything.

They still don't say anything. I was walking on the tracks a few weeks ago and was wondering if it is considered stealing to take old rail road ties and other junk left around. I'm pretty sure most of it is abandoned.

Yeah they just throw stuff in the ditch. A lot of steel just left to rust.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on March 20, 2016, 02:36 PM NHFT
BTW, any spike marked "HC" (high carbon) make great knives. It takes considerable drawing out, but there is plenty of metal there. Just google "railroad spike knife" and you'll see dozens of pics and videos.

Spikes not marked HC may or may not have enough carbon to be hardenable, but they're still good for practice.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 20, 2016, 06:14 PM NHFT
BTW, any spike marked "HC" (high carbon) make great knives. It takes considerable drawing out, but there is plenty of metal there. Just google "railroad spike knife" and you'll see dozens of pics and videos.

Spikes not marked HC may or may not have enough carbon to be hardenable, but they're still good for practice.

Yeah, we've watched a lot of Youtube videos... there is even a TV show called Forged in Fire, where three contestants compete to forge knives or swords.

The Damascus steel is the coolest. It's like man jewelry.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on March 20, 2016, 08:51 PM NHFT
BTW, any spike marked "HC" (high carbon) make great knives. It takes considerable drawing out, but there is plenty of metal there. Just google "railroad spike knife" and you'll see dozens of pics and videos.

Spikes not marked HC may or may not have enough carbon to be hardenable, but they're still good for practice.

Yeah, we've watched a lot of Youtube videos... there is even a TV show called Forged in Fire, where three contestants compete to forge knives or swords.

The Damascus steel is the coolest. It's like man jewelry.  ;D

I had the good fortune to grow up and spend the majority of my life within 40 miles of Old Washington, Arkansas, home of the American Bladesmithing Society's Jim Moran School of Bladesmithing (conducted through Texarkana College).

Dad subscribed to the Popular Science Book Club, so we got Alex Bealer's "The Art of Blacksmithing" when I was 12 or 13. My first forge was a hole in the ground, with an inflatable boat foot bellows attached.  ;D  I later upgraded to an old cast iron sink lined with concrete, air supplied via my big sister's cast-off hairdryer. 

I was also a member of a local blacksmith's group, even though my main interest has always been bladesmithing. Being able to go to local hammer-ins, and even the ABS national hammer-in, gave me the chance to meet probably a dozen Master Bladesmiths, and many dozens of Journeymen who do Master-level work.

My anvil is sitting on the floor about 10 feet away. I really need to get some coal smoke in my nostrils again!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on March 20, 2016, 08:52 PM NHFT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x0f2b_0kn0
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: WithoutAPaddle on March 20, 2016, 11:22 PM NHFT

I had the good fortune to grow up and spend the majority of my life within 40 miles of Old Washington, Arkansas, home of the American Bladesmithing Society's Jim Moran School of Bladesmithing (conducted through Texarkana College).

Dad subscribed to the Popular Science Book Club, so we got Alex Bealer's "The Art of Blacksmithing" when I was 12 or 13. My first forge was a hole in the ground, with an inflatable boat foot bellows attached.  ;D  I later upgraded to an old cast iron sink lined with concrete, air supplied via my big sister's cast-off hairdryer. 

I was also a member of a local blacksmith's group, even though my main interest has always been bladesmithing. Being able to go to local hammer-ins, and even the ABS national hammer-in, gave me the chance to meet probably a dozen Master Bladesmiths, and many dozens of Journeymen who do Master-level work.

I grew up watching Industry on Parade.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industry_on_Parade 

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My anvil is sitting on the floor about 10 feet away.

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Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 21, 2016, 11:29 AM NHFT
 8) I didn't know that you were a steel pounding man KB.

Is that a London Anvil that is going to crush Wiley?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on March 21, 2016, 07:15 PM NHFT
8) I didn't know that you were a steel pounding man KB.

Erstwhile, but I would like to get back into it.


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Is that a London Anvil that is going to crush Wiley?

Looks like a miniature. No table, no holes. It's sure not a German pattern.

I always got a kick out of farrier's anvils... all horn, no face.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 22, 2016, 07:37 PM NHFT
btw .... this reminds me that asap I need to have Jim work some more magic on my truck that no repair shop can. :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on March 22, 2016, 09:25 PM NHFT
btw .... this reminds me that asap I need to have Jim work some more magic on my truck that no repair shop can. :)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/86/e6/ff/86e6ff092383a684b250ef42bd92a9b4.jpg)

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 22, 2016, 10:24 PM NHFT
that looks .... interesting
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on March 23, 2016, 09:49 AM NHFT
that looks .... interesting

 First thing that came to mind for me was the "can it core a apple"  line from the old Jackie Gleason / Honeymooners show.  You see, Ralph and Norton had this multi tool kitchen gadget and... damn...I'm getting old. 

Okay, somebody help me out and tell me you remember that episode too? 
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 23, 2016, 02:36 PM NHFT
that looks .... interesting

 First thing that came to mind for me was the "can it core a apple"  line from the old Jackie Gleason / Honeymooners show.  You see, Ralph and Norton had this multi tool kitchen gadget and... damn...I'm getting old. 

Okay, somebody help me out and tell me you remember that episode too?

I don't even know that one.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on March 23, 2016, 04:00 PM NHFT
It can core a apple.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W_dE9aY0phE
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: WithoutAPaddle on March 23, 2016, 07:53 PM NHFT
Can it make Julienne fries?

(http://nationaldaycalendar.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/national-julienne-fries-day-august-12.png) 
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on March 23, 2016, 07:57 PM NHFT
NO.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Becky Thatcher on April 05, 2016, 04:34 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN0307-William-Vincent.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: jerryswife on April 05, 2016, 07:37 PM NHFT
WOW You got a lot of snow!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Becky Thatcher on April 06, 2016, 06:32 PM NHFT
We got about 4 1/2 inches.  Most of it is already gone.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 04, 2016, 07:09 PM NHFT
William was the hardest working man in show business at the gig in Baltimore. Hauling heavy gear, running cables and hustling from 6 am to midnight for 4 straight days.
I looked over from shooting and realized he was the person giving the presenters their 5 minute warning... I was laughing on the inside that he was now running the show.  ;D

Lots of little adventures dealing with folks in the city. Cool old architecture, it used to be a really happening place back in the day. I hope that Baltimore can complete the turnaround that it seems to have happening.

He came home more of a man than when he left.

(http://www.arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC_0029-800.jpg)

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/12983323_267788563553839_1332332159922265992_o.jpg)

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Here is a slideshow I knocked together from photos by David Sygall, who has some really awesome Jimi Hendrix photos in his portfolio (http://www.e-shot.com/portfolio/index1.htm).

Patients Out of Time - 2016 Conference Slideshow  (https://vimeo.com/165327149)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 04, 2016, 11:10 PM NHFT
very cool
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on May 05, 2016, 01:28 AM NHFT
Someone has to keep Roger out of trouble.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 05, 2016, 09:58 AM NHFT
Someone has to keep Roger out of trouble.

Actually I might have more of an opportunity to get up to mischief with him along. He is a chick magnet.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 07, 2016, 06:57 AM NHFT
Tom as wingman hahahaha
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 07, 2016, 10:53 AM NHFT
Hey, i would take exception but it's true.   :'(
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on July 07, 2016, 11:03 PM NHFT
The boy went with us to see Fred Eaglesmith at a free concert in Agawam, MA

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN0410.jpg)

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN0381.jpg)

He enjoyed getting to meet Fred and Tif Ginn

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN0437.jpg)
Becky had a little problem with the flash, but it is kind of cool none the less.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN0438.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: jerryswife on July 08, 2016, 01:29 PM NHFT
Love the Mickey Mouse ears in the first pic.   ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on July 08, 2016, 01:54 PM NHFT
Love the Mickey Mouse ears in the first pic.   ;D

That's funny, Becky saw the same thing.  ;D

Great minds do think alike.

Happy Birthday!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: jerryswife on July 08, 2016, 03:57 PM NHFT

Happy Birthday!


Thank you!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 08, 2016, 10:02 PM NHFT
cool
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 12, 2016, 02:44 PM NHFT
Well the boy young man William has achieved (yet another) milestone.
I'm posting this message from the computer he built.

He researched all the components, purchased them with money he earned (thanks to Lauren for the Bitcoin conversion to facilitate some of the purchases).

Installed/assembled the components. Dealt with a few minor issues that had to be researched and troubleshot.

The daunting task of figuring out how to get the OS downloaded on my Mac and burn a boot Flash drive. Only to have to troubleshoot many unknowns and between our two heads we finally realized the biggest issue was a graphics card driver issue.

Re-install an earlier, more trustworthy version of the OS, and entirely on his own he ventured into the unknown of going into the guts of the OS via terminal and manually installed a driver that works.

So William is now well on his path to understanding Ubuntu (Linux).

Very proud of his perseverance. Good man William!

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Erroneous_Logic on October 12, 2016, 03:02 PM NHFT
And then, apparently, you took possession of all his hard work for your own purposes! A fine method of demonstrating to him how the state works! :P
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 12, 2016, 03:06 PM NHFT
 ;D  :blush: >:(

Dang... I'll come back after I recover from the direct hit.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 12, 2016, 03:08 PM NHFT
As the father of the former President of the New Hampshire Underground...

I'm just lucky he gives me the gig of being his driver, security, PR man.   ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on October 13, 2016, 03:15 AM NHFT
Nice job William.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 13, 2016, 08:58 AM NHFT
yea and all that knowledge of linux stuff will be useful
soon he can rag on his old man for joining that Apple cult hahhahahha
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 13, 2016, 09:38 AM NHFT
yea and all that knowledge of linux stuff will be useful
soon he can rag on his old man for joining that Apple cult hahhahahha

Yeah, when he came to me and said he wanted to build a computer, we had been considering going in together on a new iMac for him, it was almost like "Son why are you leaving the faith"  ;D

We decided that Windows was definitely out, I told him I didn't want to have to become the Microsoft security expert. That OS scares the crap out of me. But, when he proposed Linux I thought that would be a good learning experience for him and it's basically the core of the Mac OS, and I wasn't afraid of the security aspect.

He is already learning things I don't know. He will be my go to tech guy soon enough.  8)

It was great to see the pride on his face when we overcame the considerable hurdles.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 13, 2016, 04:11 PM NHFT
and the possibilities are endless with open source stuff. You can go in any direction and you don't hit as many artificial walls ... and if you do ... there are all these people trying to climb them tunnel under are knock them down. :)
He will start growing a beard and start talking like the Seth lord or our other buddies :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 05, 2016, 10:59 AM NHFT
Phantom 3 Drone Footage October 2016 (https://youtu.be/qdOJgwuNVG0)

William flying the drone his uncle got him.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 12, 2016, 07:43 PM NHFT
Auburn Maine looks good this time of year.

you can also have the drone go check if the PoPo is waiting around the corner
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: jerryswife on November 14, 2016, 09:47 PM NHFT
Cool!!!!!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 29, 2016, 08:39 PM NHFT
Blue Chrome - Music in progress
https://youtu.be/_Vck5BT6OhE

William's latest riffs.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: jerryswife on December 01, 2016, 02:40 PM NHFT
What long fingers he has!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 01, 2016, 05:29 PM NHFT
What long fingers he has!

My buddy the bass player would kill to have long fingers.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 06, 2016, 12:45 AM NHFT
Over the hills and far away... (https://youtu.be/NVXrxl6yYgU)
https://youtu.be/NVXrxl6yYgU

Snow hangs in the evergreens and covers the landscape for the start of winter. Low fog and high clouds with beams of sunlight breaking through.

Phantom 3 drone flight footage
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Erroneous_Logic on December 06, 2016, 11:52 AM NHFT
Ugh, that's too pretty
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 06, 2016, 04:52 PM NHFT
Ugh, that's too pretty

It is beautiful, isn't it?

In spite of the difficulties provided by living on the mountain, sometimes I have to realize how fortunate we are.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Erroneous_Logic on December 06, 2016, 07:10 PM NHFT
I'm so keyed into plants and trees I even notice the naked ones that would have leaves in the spring. I crave leafy trees so much. And seasons, god, I want seasons.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 06, 2016, 07:13 PM NHFT
I'm so keyed into plants and trees I even notice the naked ones that would have leaves in the spring. I crave leafy trees so much. And seasons, god, I want seasons.

This place goes through significant changes going from the browns, grays and whites of winter to the electric shades of bright green in the spring.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Erroneous_Logic on December 06, 2016, 08:01 PM NHFT
Don't even start with the colors. You know that you have those autumn colors going on. I've seen pictures. There's too many colors. You guys are hoarding them. Hoarding all the colors. Keeping them from the people. Capitalism! Price gouging! There ought to be a law!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 08, 2016, 12:07 AM NHFT
possibly no bigger changes than in the NE
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Erroneous_Logic on December 08, 2016, 12:12 PM NHFT
mmhmm. As far as I can tell, everything up there is perfectly arranged to provide maximum accentuation to the change in seasons. It's lovely.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 08, 2016, 04:13 PM NHFT
NH gets most weather except tornadoes and extended dry
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Erroneous_Logic on December 08, 2016, 04:23 PM NHFT
I've looked into it, and as far as I can tell, whenever the hurricanes come around, they focus on new york, and hardly ever do more than just give you a light peck on the cheek.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on December 08, 2016, 05:24 PM NHFT
Over the hills and far away... (https://youtu.be/NVXrxl6yYgU)
https://youtu.be/NVXrxl6yYgU

Hey, Uncle Kurt? Can I get a Phantom 3 too?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on December 08, 2016, 06:17 PM NHFT
NH gets most weather except tornadoes and extended dry


You're right, no big tornadoes, but the odd mini twister happens now and then.   

I witnessed one form, literally right in front of me when I was a kid and then knock the neighbors metal shed to pieces.   No wicked witches, munchkins or flying monkeys though, much to my disappointment.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 08, 2016, 07:26 PM NHFT
Over the hills and far away... (https://youtu.be/NVXrxl6yYgU)
https://youtu.be/NVXrxl6yYgU

Hey, Uncle Kurt? Can I get a Phantom 3 too?

We've submitted your request.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 22, 2017, 01:43 PM NHFT
William and I have been fabricating a forge so he can try some blacksmithing.

We used the deck from an old lawn mower and other scraps we had laying around.

Thanks to Jim for the brake drum.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN0657.jpg)

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN0709.jpg)

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN0712.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on January 23, 2017, 07:43 AM NHFT
 I don't know much about a forge, but is that concrete / cement in the upturned mower some kind of heat sink? 

 What will you make from the fires of the forge?   

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 23, 2017, 08:45 AM NHFT
I don't know much about a forge, but is that concrete / cement in the upturned mower some kind of heat sink? 

 What will you make from the fires of the forge?   

Yes it's concrete, to make a flat surface for the coal to sit on around the fire pot. You rake the coal into the fire pot as needed. The thick steel of the brake drum should take the heat. Concrete wouldn't stand up to the heat of direct contact. The concrete is only touching the fire pot along the outer edge of the brake drum.

William worked on a railroad spike from the fire in the aluminum furnace we made, But it was a small hot spot and he couldn't heat up very much of the steel at one time. He made a small blade shaped thing.

Not sure what we will make. a knife probably. It's just cool to be able to get the metal glowing hot and shape it... with lots of sparks and such.

The coolest looking stuff is the pattern welded or as many call it the damascus steel.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/561bf9e7e4b06530bb65b33b/56828c5cc21b868c6d322b50/56828c5c0e4c11c5f0ea71df/1451396194698/IMG_4804.jpg?format=1500w)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Erroneous_Logic on January 23, 2017, 11:33 AM NHFT
Very cool.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on January 23, 2017, 12:43 PM NHFT
While learning to make Damascus patterns, he should try his hand at Mokume-Gane, too.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Becky Thatcher on January 23, 2017, 11:50 PM NHFT
It's funny, I'd never heard that term until a few weeks ago, now I've heard it a few times.  We've watched a few guys on youtube make it with quarters.  Pretty cool.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on January 25, 2017, 02:15 AM NHFT
It's funny, I'd never heard that term until a few weeks ago, now I've heard it a few times.  We've watched a few guys on youtube make it with quarters.  Pretty cool.

Welding temps are much lower than with ferrous metals, plus there's the difference in how non-ferrous metals anneal, compared to ferrous.

To anneal ferrous metals, you heat above the first critical temperature and then cool very slowly. To anneal non-ferrous metals like copper, brass, silver, etc., you heat above the critical temperature and then quench in water for rapid cooling.

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 25, 2017, 10:32 AM NHFT
It's funny, I'd never heard that term until a few weeks ago, now I've heard it a few times.  We've watched a few guys on youtube make it with quarters.  Pretty cool.

Welding temps are much lower than with ferrous metals, plus there's the difference in how non-ferrous metals anneal, compared to ferrous.

To anneal ferrous metals, you heat above the first critical temperature and then cool very slowly. To anneal non-ferrous metals like copper, brass, silver, etc., you heat above the critical temperature and then quench in water for rapid cooling.

We were watching video and I thought the kid was annealing wrong... It appears he was right and I was wrong.  :D

Alchemy I tells ya!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on January 28, 2017, 03:04 PM NHFT
It's funny, I'd never heard that term until a few weeks ago, now I've heard it a few times.  We've watched a few guys on youtube make it with quarters.  Pretty cool.

Welding temps are much lower than with ferrous metals, plus there's the difference in how non-ferrous metals anneal, compared to ferrous.

To anneal ferrous metals, you heat above the first critical temperature and then cool very slowly. To anneal non-ferrous metals like copper, brass, silver, etc., you heat above the critical temperature and then quench in water for rapid cooling.

We were watching video and I thought the kid was annealing wrong... It appears he was right and I was wrong.  :D

Alchemy I tells ya!

People who reload rifle brass know to anneal the necks after every 2-3 loads. Just set the brass on a board over a bucket of water, use a torch to heat the neck, then dump it in the water.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 29, 2017, 05:25 PM NHFT
when I heard "lawn mower" I pictured "turbo"
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 30, 2017, 09:21 AM NHFT
Becky got a shot of the first firing of the forge.

Johnson Industries came through for the project again with a blower, I'm guessing came out of an old truck.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_6110.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on January 30, 2017, 02:58 PM NHFT
While learning to make Damascus patterns, he should try his hand at Mokume-Gane, too.

Mokume-Gane??

For a minute you took me back to a memory of  me with a mouthful of peanut butter sandwich sticking to my upper palate saying,
"(s)moke 'em (a)gain" while I was gesticulating feverishly to Lloyd to hurry up and finish rolling the second joint. 

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on January 31, 2017, 02:02 AM NHFT
Becky got a shot of the first firing of the forge.

Johnson Industries came through for the project again with a blower, I'm guessing came out of an old truck.

I've used everything from 12V blowers to furnace blowers to hair dryers to the outlet of vacuum cleaners. And then I did finally acquire a proper hand-cranked blower, but sold it when we moved here. The first forge I ever made (when I was 11) was a hole in the ground with the inflatable raft foot pump as a bellows.

While you can buy nut-sized coal for home heating, it doesn't have the specs you want for blacksmithing. It wouldn't hurt for him to learn to make his own charcoal, either (the main difference in the two fuels is that coal will go out without an air supply, but charcoal keeps burning).

You'll hate me for this, but....

http://www.centaurforge.com/
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 31, 2017, 05:05 AM NHFT
Becky got a shot of the first firing of the forge.

Johnson Industries came through for the project again with a blower, I'm guessing came out of an old truck.

I've used everything from 12V blowers to furnace blowers to hair dryers to the outlet of vacuum cleaners. And then I did finally acquire a proper hand-cranked blower, but sold it when we moved here. The first forge I ever made (when I was 11) was a hole in the ground with the inflatable raft foot pump as a bellows.

While you can buy nut-sized coal for home heating, it doesn't have the specs you want for blacksmithing. It wouldn't hurt for him to learn to make his own charcoal, either (the main difference in the two fuels is that coal will go out without an air supply, but charcoal keeps burning).

You'll hate me for this, but....

http://www.centaurforge.com/

Yeah, we are going to seek out some different coal. We had a bucket left from the furnace project that one of the Free Stater families gave us. Lauren made charcoal, and William and I are talking about that as well.

Cool that you had blacksmithing as a hobby. That looks like a good website, but so far we are getting by on the cheap. Everything except the pipe and fittings has been free. We saw a simple forge setup they wanted 1200 bucks for.

Kind of fun to figure some of these things out by just trying it. Instead.of "painting but numbers" and following someone else's plan.

It's good just to see him trying something new. With each of these things, I notice a change, a step forward in him becoming a man. It is something in the set of his shoulders, his confidence. Ever since he was just a little guy pretending to be a man, copying my mannerisms (heaven help him).

Just trying to help counter balance the computer gaming/virtual world that most kids only have theses days.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 04, 2017, 10:19 AM NHFT
just good to see the kid has hope despite his role model hahahahah

that thing looks cool .... not too short for tall people
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 15, 2017, 05:56 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN1161.jpg)

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN1131.jpg)

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN1149.jpg)

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN1177.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 15, 2017, 09:28 PM NHFT
 :glasses1: 
That size coal makes a much better fire.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 15, 2017, 10:16 PM NHFT
:glasses1: 
That size coal makes a much better fire.

We had to import it from Winchestershire!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on February 16, 2017, 06:54 AM NHFT
 
How long does the metal stay malleable before you have to reheat it ?   Is that a blade that is being formed?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 16, 2017, 11:05 AM NHFT
 
How long does the metal stay malleable before you have to reheat it ?   Is that a blade that is being formed?

It depends on how much mass is hot and how the heat gets wicked away by the anvil, hammer etc. About two minutes it's lost the bright color. But, even when it is dark red you can move it. It just gets stiffer. The difficult part is to not over heat the thinner edge because it will actually burn like a sparkler.

Yes, he is trying to shape a knife. Mostly he is just learning the techniques. I am trying to not give too much input and allow him to make mistakes and figure it out.

We are making the progress of building the tooling and having fun along the way. It's still pretty neat just making steel move. We poked a clear glass bottle into the center of the super hot coals as a viewing port... Super bright heat, then the bottle melted away.  Lol
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 17, 2017, 05:32 PM NHFT
Fabricating a set of tongs.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN1204.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on February 18, 2017, 05:02 PM NHFT
Looks like William's forging ahead with his skills.  (that's some blacksmith humor right there)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on February 18, 2017, 07:36 PM NHFT
Making tongs is one of the hardest starting steps, but it's important!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 18, 2017, 07:47 PM NHFT
Making tongs is one of the hardest starting steps, but it's important!

Important, dang right... he's become attached to them there digits.

He's taking it slow and trying to match each side. He's going to make V - Tongs that will hold a railroad spike. Not sure if he will put a rivet in or just a bolt for now. He's going to draw out the handles/reins some more.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 18, 2017, 08:27 PM NHFT
looks hot
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 02, 2017, 11:08 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN0988.jpg)

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN0780.jpg)

William made a logo and branding iron.

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on March 03, 2017, 07:26 AM NHFT
 That dadgum branding iron is pretty cool.  A real cattle rustler deterrent. 
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 03, 2017, 12:25 PM NHFT
yeehaw
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 06, 2017, 11:02 PM NHFT
His welding is getting better all the time.
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN1244.jpg)

Made a riser to elevate one of the cameras for the shoot in Berkley in May.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCN1287.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 08, 2017, 10:06 AM NHFT
so you think you're taller than me?
alright string bean
It' GO time
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 08, 2017, 10:52 AM NHFT
so you think you're taller than me?
alright string bean
It' GO time

It's weird looking at him eye to eye.

I have stopped challenging him... somebody (me) might get hurt.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 11, 2017, 12:10 PM NHFT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk_OfxQmzos

in case you have never seen the backyard scientist kid ... he is fun
this one is about blacksmithing
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on May 08, 2017, 11:43 PM NHFT
Step up your game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFHZBw40qhs
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 09, 2017, 07:46 AM NHFT
Step up your game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFHZBw40qhs

That reminds me... we watched a video from the early 60's of a american forging company and no one was wearing any "safety" gear. Were they real men? Have we become a nation of timid people?

The guy to step up to is Alec Steele a 19 year old in England that has been blacksmith since he was 13. He came over here and learned from some guys in Mississippi.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/561bf9e7e4b06530bb65b33b/t/58191362e4fcb5b11482b2f7/1478038382688/13+year+old+alec+steele?format=500w)

He quit school at 16 to work professionally. He teaches and does his YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWizIdwZdmr43zfxlCktmNw), which has really started to take off.

He makes some awesome Damascus steel hammers.

(http://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s480x480/e35/13721067_547564128777726_1387619699_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTMxMTAyMTA1Mjk4OTYwODA3OQ%3D%3D.2)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: jerryswife on May 09, 2017, 05:09 PM NHFT
I went to the link about water on the anvil but first had to watch a Zillo ad about this guy with a lego room, here is a link about him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bS2Uj9z2UI
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on May 10, 2017, 01:10 AM NHFT
He makes some awesome Damascus steel hammers.

(http://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s480x480/e35/13721067_547564128777726_1387619699_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTMxMTAyMTA1Mjk4OTYwODA3OQ%3D%3D.2)
Interesting.

Back inna day, hammer bodies were soft iron, with hardenable steel faces forge-welded on.

That's beautiful damascus, though!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on June 20, 2017, 08:37 PM NHFT
Holy crap! I searched for this thread to post a link of interest, but look at this little kid!

Thought I'd make a place to show what our kids are doing here in the Shire.

William learned some more about responsibility today shooting the 22 rifle.
(http://www.arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_8292-22-rifle.jpg)

 :o :o :o

So... anyhoo... regarding smithing...

A local friend is interested, which prompted me to wonder about availability of smithing-grade coal. Turns out that Aubuchon has store delivery of bags, for a fifth the price of delivery from Centaur!

https://www.hardwarestore.com/101755/blaschak-coal-blacksmith-40lb-bituminous
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 20, 2017, 08:58 PM NHFT
Holy crap! I searched for this thread to post a link of interest, but look at this little kid!

Thought I'd make a place to show what our kids are doing here in the Shire.

William learned some more about responsibility today shooting the 22 rifle.
(http://www.arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_8292-22-rifle.jpg)

 :o :o :o

So... anyhoo... regarding smithing...

A local friend is interested, which prompted me to wonder about availability of smithing-grade coal. Turns out that Aubuchon has store delivery of bags, for a fifth the price of delivery from Centaur!

https://www.hardwarestore.com/101755/blaschak-coal-blacksmith-40lb-bituminous

Awesome... we used anthracite we got over in Winchestershire, we haven't tried bituminous yet. Thanks for the info.

He hasn't been wackity wacking lately. Although we have continued to watched Youtube channels we subscribe to.

Alec Steele
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWizIdwZdmr43zfxlCktmNw
Young english guy who makes great videos.

Chandler Dickinson
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbpVXfX0GBy6Z2vqIwANdEA
Old school self taught dude.

Man at Arms
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUUGFk1wE5OFOpfPz3ggXQrCSdQdFEslx
Awesome builds of swords and such from movies and video games.

We also enjoy the show Forged in Fire... a TV competition show making edged weapons.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: jerryswife on June 22, 2017, 12:01 PM NHFT
This link is to a youtube channel of BIG kids doing fun stuff.  I came across it and just can't stop binge watching.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNEZ7cqaZzYLeyWfTkelkEA
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 23, 2017, 07:51 PM NHFT
hey I am already "subscribed" to them :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 28, 2017, 08:57 AM NHFT
We went and worked a festival... he is proving to be a valuable member of the crew.

https://www.facebook.com/harrybrownsfarm/

His new shirt and a photo he took. He was excited to get to use a top end still camera.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/William-Harry%27s_Hoedown-2017.jpg)

Had his voice in my headset as he operated the switcher for a multicam shoot. That's me on the left shooting Wooblesauce. It was kind of like being inside an engine... standing on one of the subwoofer bass bins... vibrated me to my soul.

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19554501_10154648543255205_4185895456151737702_n.jpg?oh=2f131bd5d88bbdc3db7f0de24bcf2d5a&oe=59D93B6E)

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on June 28, 2017, 10:18 AM NHFT
"You know what they call a Hula Hoop with fiery sticks poking out of it? .......a Navel Destroyer." - Lauren

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 28, 2017, 10:39 AM NHFT
"You know what they call a Hula Hoop with fiery sticks poking out of it? .......a Navel Destroyer." - Lauren

hahaha

I had my head down looking in the viewfinder and felt a heat on my skin... it was a fire breather 75 feet away blowing huge fire balls into the air.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 30, 2017, 09:20 PM NHFT
William's first time as "Technical Director"... operating the switcher. Worked out pretty well considering it was the first attempt of this crew working together. The switching started off a little slow because they were using the same computer to run some of the lighting and they were having an issue with that software. But, once he had uninterrupted use, he did a pretty damn good job.

Wobblesauce - Live from Harry Brown's Farm
https://youtu.be/5Gu9rmJrzAQ
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 30, 2017, 10:41 PM NHFT
wild
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on July 03, 2017, 10:54 AM NHFT
Hayley Jane and the Primates - Harry Brown's Farm
https://youtu.be/DcK5evC_mMs

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 03, 2017, 02:36 PM NHFT
that must have been fun
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on July 22, 2017, 12:40 AM NHFT
Roots of Creation - Harry Brown's Farm, Starks, Maine
https://youtu.be/nn-T5jYvWsU

In spite of (or maybe because of) the imperfections... I really like how William video switched this.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 24, 2017, 12:53 PM NHFT
cool
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on July 27, 2017, 01:33 AM NHFT
William back in the white tent running the switcher while Roots of Creation played.

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19222879_10155468707692354_8474685885868571294_o.jpg?oh=7fbf3daef2a32c6ab7e2ae1c2df7cc99&oe=5A39179E)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 30, 2017, 04:55 PM NHFT
cool
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 19, 2017, 11:26 AM NHFT
Muddy Marsh Ramblers, Maine Folk and Bluegrass (https://youtu.be/Gb5R_Tn5MUI)
https://youtu.be/Gb5R_Tn5MUI

Muddy Marsh Ramblers, Maine Folk and Bluegrass an Avenue Media Production - Roger and Will Grant on the live switch with Aaron Woodbury.

(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21013848_1514791395246863_8316351691970173789_o.jpg?oh=06b94b59071a7867fefa7352140acc19&oe=5A4E88ED)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 11, 2017, 12:01 AM NHFT
Another multi-cam video shot. William and I shared some great, creative moments... killer sounds and great people.
William running the video switcher and directing me via the radio comms headset. We were banging it pretty dang good.
(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22289855_10155905428585086_6910336988672097990_o.jpg?oh=15e10b7107a6d819020ba55cb3f9f36e&oe=5A7F42AA)

He worked really hard... long into the night.
(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22289938_10155902726400086_3954034882463045605_o.jpg?oh=2eedd8352bc9111041e3010f92f94636&oe=5A6FF2C9)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on October 11, 2017, 11:16 AM NHFT
Nice Work.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 11, 2017, 06:41 PM NHFT
Rock and roll and belly dancers... what's not to like?
(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22384381_10155909057440086_2951569239687861851_o.jpg?oh=ae8e82e73356da6b98e4ea056d89e392&oe=5A77B58B)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 12, 2017, 09:56 PM NHFT
the kid looks intense
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on October 14, 2017, 01:08 AM NHFT
the kid looks intense

If only I could get teenagers at work to focus on the job nearly that well.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 12, 2017, 04:55 PM NHFT
Turning out to be a valuable partner in these endeavors.

Breaking in his new insulated overalls right before we got snow cover.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/20171203_135517%20copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 12, 2017, 06:46 PM NHFT
ready to handle problems
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 12, 2017, 07:13 PM NHFT
William is turning into a more capable "Technical Director" running the switcher and directing me through the headset.

Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band - Harry Brown's Farm
https://youtu.be/LkHpJcbckLM?t=1h4m5s

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/Kat%20Wright.jpeg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on December 12, 2017, 11:05 PM NHFT
Turning out to be a valuable partner in these endeavors.

Breaking in his new insulated overalls right before we got snow cover.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/20171203_135517%20copy.jpg)

Shiny new winch! I have one that I still need to mount, so I can plow instead of shovel.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 16, 2018, 09:42 AM NHFT
This One Time at Band Camp: A young man's experience
https://youtu.be/N-Uzenqljms (https://youtu.be/N-Uzenqljms)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 17, 2018, 10:21 PM NHFT
what the cool kids do in Maine
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 17, 2018, 07:31 PM NHFT
William just bought a great guitar with agorist money he earned.

PRS SE Custom 24

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/20180914_121559_modified.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on September 17, 2018, 09:21 PM NHFT
Sweet
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 17, 2018, 10:51 PM NHFT
looks like it belongs in the Maine woods
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 17, 2018, 11:13 PM NHFT
looks like it belongs in the Maine woods

We got on the way to this gig.
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38227528_1884200324972633_7038092427541872640_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=6345ecf9010c6e3056f0cb63bf539bcb&oe=5C14FC08)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on September 18, 2018, 09:56 AM NHFT
  When you're in Maine, you have to say "ayuh" at least once a day or they get mad at you.  True story. 

   
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: jerryswife on September 23, 2018, 11:52 AM NHFT
OMG, William, someone stole your hair!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Becky Thatcher on September 23, 2018, 05:14 PM NHFT
OMG, William, someone stole your hair!

I know!  I have to admit I was a little bummed he had it cut so short, but he likes it so I'm keeping my mouth shut...kinda.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 23, 2018, 05:26 PM NHFT
OMG, William, someone stole your hair!

I've taken to calling him A. J. as in A. J. Squared Away.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: jerryswife on September 23, 2018, 07:35 PM NHFT
Oh, and that is a real purty geetar.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 25, 2018, 10:37 PM NHFT
he can wear a wig while hanging out with the hippies in Maine
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 27, 2018, 06:44 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC00107-e-mail%20copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 27, 2018, 10:29 PM NHFT
the view the drone gets
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 04, 2018, 10:45 AM NHFT
William was commissioned to install a new handle on this knife. The flamed maple handle he made turned out well. They were very pleased.
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/bcbjkiigalgbdlpp%20copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on October 04, 2018, 01:43 PM NHFT


  Dang!  I mean tang !  (that's some knife handle humor right there, ayuh)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 04, 2018, 01:49 PM NHFT


  Dang!  I mean tang !  (that's some knife handle humor right there, ayuh)
You Sir... are a dang comic genius!  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on October 04, 2018, 06:09 PM NHFT
Nice Job !
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 09, 2018, 08:09 PM NHFT
cool
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on October 12, 2018, 12:06 AM NHFT
  Dang!  I mean tang !  (that's some knife handle humor right there, ayuh)
Your comments are riveting, sir.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on October 12, 2018, 10:42 PM NHFT
  Dang!  I mean tang !  (that's some knife handle humor right there, ayuh)
Your comments are riveting, sir.

  Why thank you.  Have a knife day!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 26, 2018, 10:36 AM NHFT
A true Renaissance man...
William made a fine Apricot and Clove Glazed Ham for Thanksgiving

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/20181122_153416_modified.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 26, 2018, 10:37 AM NHFT
He is turning out to be an accomplished woodworker

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/20181125_151327_modified.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 26, 2018, 10:39 AM NHFT
A self described "Working Man" since he was a toddler. He is a tremendous help here on the mountain.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/20181124_130129_modified.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: jerryswife on November 26, 2018, 10:50 AM NHFT
Beautiful ham! You done some piggy proud.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 26, 2018, 06:14 PM NHFT
excellent
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on November 26, 2018, 08:03 PM NHFT
Now I'm jonesing for some ham. 
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on November 26, 2018, 09:06 PM NHFT
Nice going William !
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 27, 2018, 09:26 AM NHFT
It was a very tasty ham!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 10, 2018, 01:00 PM NHFT
William is close to completing his woodworking bench.

Laminated Douglas Fir 4 1/2 thick. Ripped from Home Depot 2 x 10s. All hand planed.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC00244-hdr%20copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 10, 2018, 01:03 PM NHFT
Inset Vice and Dog Holes

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC00252-hdr%20copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 10, 2018, 01:06 PM NHFT
One of his antique planes he used and the cherry wood mallet he turned on Jim's lathe.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC00269-hdr%20copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 10, 2018, 01:09 PM NHFT
You can't smell or taste them (pity)...
Becky made some awesome Apple Roses puff pastry.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC00274%20copy%202.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 10, 2018, 10:26 PM NHFT
the table looks great
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on December 11, 2018, 07:22 AM NHFT
No... the Apple Roses puff pastry looks great.
I can't believe people leave their plane blade down on such a fine table.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 11, 2018, 08:06 PM NHFT
maybe blade down just for the picture
do they deduct points on this old house for that?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on December 11, 2018, 08:56 PM NHFT
 I'm curious about the application of the cherry mallet.  For driving wood pegs and stuff like that ?       
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 12, 2018, 08:43 AM NHFT
chisels?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on December 12, 2018, 02:23 PM NHFT
Nice Becky !!!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 13, 2018, 07:45 AM NHFT
No... the Apple Roses puff pastry looks great.
I can't believe people leave their plane blade down on such a fine table.

That might have been my doing. lol

He has more sense than that. He has all his brain cells and they are operating at peak efficiency!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 13, 2018, 07:47 AM NHFT
I'm curious about the application of the cherry mallet.  For driving wood pegs and stuff like that ?     

Indeed Russell is correct. Driving chisels and such.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 13, 2018, 07:47 AM NHFT
Nice Becky !!!

You have never met Mean Becky!!!    ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on December 13, 2018, 04:53 PM NHFT
I'm curious about the application of the cherry mallet.  For driving wood pegs and stuff like that ?     

Indeed Russell is correct. Driving chisels and such.

 Ahh, makes sense.  You guys are like modern day renaissance men.   

I'm still looking for those left handed sky hooks the old guys at work sent me to look for 40 years ago.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on December 13, 2018, 07:00 PM NHFT

 Ahh, makes sense.  You guys are like modern day renaissance men.   

I'm still looking for those left handed sky hooks the old guys at work sent me to look for 40 years ago.
"Jeez.. I wonder if he's coming back?" - old guys 12 DEC 18
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 13, 2018, 07:42 PM NHFT
it gets em every time
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 13, 2018, 08:44 PM NHFT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZRzJJcq6Rs

big boy appliances
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: jerryswife on December 15, 2018, 11:45 AM NHFT
Nice Becky !!!

You have never met Mean Becky!!!    ;D

I don't believe there IS a Mean Becky!!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 15, 2018, 02:53 PM NHFT

 Ahh, makes sense.  You guys are like modern day renaissance men.   

I'm still looking for those left handed sky hooks the old guys at work sent me to look for 40 years ago.
"Jeez.. I wonder if he's coming back?" - old guys 12 DEC 18

Back in my "aviation" days... Send the guy for a bucket of prop wash. Or a 100 feet of flight line.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 15, 2018, 02:57 PM NHFT
Nice Becky !!!

You have never met Mean Becky!!!    ;D

I don't believe there IS a Mean Becky!!

I appreciate your loyalty to a friend.

But, Oh... My... God!
"Whatever you do don't make eye contact!"

You have heard of Beelzebub, well she is known as Beelzebabe.  >:D ;D


Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on December 15, 2018, 04:44 PM NHFT
Well sure she has you around...................
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: jerryswife on December 17, 2018, 12:31 AM NHFT
Kids doing fun stuff in other countries:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkiij9dJfcw
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on December 29, 2018, 10:05 PM NHFT
William is close to completing his woodworking bench.

Laminated Douglas Fir 4 1/2 thick. Ripped from Home Depot 2 x 10s. All hand planed.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC00244-hdr%20copy.jpg)

All edge grain on the top. Nice!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on December 29, 2018, 10:07 PM NHFT
Nice Becky !!!

You have never met Mean Becky!!!    ;D

What about Nekkie Becky, the sunclad gardener?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 30, 2018, 10:05 AM NHFT
Nice Becky !!!

You have never met Mean Becky!!!    ;D

What about Nekkie Becky, the sunclad gardener?
You make a good point. That does help strike the balance.  8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 30, 2018, 10:16 AM NHFT
William is close to completing his woodworking bench.

Laminated Douglas Fir 4 1/2 thick. Ripped from Home Depot 2 x 10s. All hand planed.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC00244-hdr%20copy.jpg)

All edge grain on the top. Nice!

That Douglas Fir does have a nice looking grain. It's heavy as heck as well, doesn't move around when he's planing and such. I'm really proud of him... he bought the materials and learned a lot in the process... the end result, he has a bench that will last a couple of lifetimes.

Youtube sure is a good resource. He knows more about some of the woodworking techniques than I ever knew.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 01, 2019, 10:31 PM NHFT
you also get many different ways or opinions if you watch a few videos on any subject .... then figure out which one makes the most sense :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: WithoutAPaddle on January 02, 2019, 07:14 PM NHFT
Youtube sure is a good resource. He knows more about some of the woodworking techniques than I ever knew.

YouTube has devalued the stature of being "the smart guy".  I used to be "the smart guy" or the "go-to" guy.  If a bunch of us had a problem surface that none of us knew well enough to handle expertly, we'd inventory our applicable experience and knowledge and the one with the most - most often, me - would become the point person and begin to steer the ship.  But now, they don't need me.  They can ask google or watch YouTube.

A lot of technical repair charges, like a lot of automotive repairs, are for work that is really rudimentary, and so the do-it-yourselfers do save their employers a lot of $200 service calls that we used to make just because we knew the reset regimen, the master password, and the location of the hidden fuses and circuit breakers, and only we could procure the proprietary parts.  Now, our monopoly on that knowledge is broken.

Unfortunately for me, when I am called to repair complex electronic systems that commonly fail, if I give the customer bad news - which is to say, there will not be a cheap solution - they can say, "Oh yeah?  Well I googled and there are all these other people who know just as much as you and they say we should do this and that", and with YouTube, they can actually see someone just like them do this and that, and when that happens, I am out the door.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 02, 2019, 09:12 PM NHFT
it happens
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 03, 2019, 09:38 PM NHFT
A mechanic buddy of mine, was saying that often the YouTube guy glosses over the difficulty or the potential things that are likely to go wrong with the repair.

What you say reminds me of video work, in that anyone can own a camera these days. I have had potential clients say, "My brother has a camera, I'll get him to do it." I tell them, "It takes more than a camera to produce a TV show or a movie. Look at all the names in the credits. I pride myself on my ability to wear those different hats and create a video project with a professional look on a shoe string budget."

With clients that are inexperienced it is difficult. I have had to let them find out the hard way these things.

Sometimes I lament for the days when even photography was a magical thing. We have billions of photos taken now... Kind of has diluted the value. Many people think the tool does the work, it's just a tool. The difference is the mind of the person using the tool.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on January 07, 2019, 03:07 AM NHFT
A mechanic buddy of mine, was saying that often the YouTube guy glosses over the difficulty or the potential things that are likely to go wrong with the repair.

What you say reminds me of video work, in that anyone can own a camera these days. I have had potential clients say, "My brother has a camera, I'll get him to do it." I tell them, "It takes more than a camera to produce a TV show or a movie. Look at all the names in the credits. I pride myself on my ability to wear those different hats and create a video project with a professional look on a shoe string budget."
My father was a professional photographer, running a portrait and wedding studio on the side of his his main job, which was all three shifts, six days a week.

In the days of Polaroids and 110 Instamatics, he was frequently asked to "just come over and take a few snapshots", because "your camera takes better pictures".

His camera was a Hasselblad 500c, and he spent decades perfecting his craft.

The musical version of that is, "We'll let you play here for free, so that you can get exposure."
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: WithoutAPaddle on January 08, 2019, 10:46 AM NHFT
Back in the 1950s, an uncle of mine had an 8 millimeter Bell and Howell camera, and that made him our family "movie guy".  A lot of families had one.  At our annual family gatherings, we'd eventually get to the point where he'd show us the film of his most recent vacation.  Basically, those were about as creative as slide shows.   When he went to New York City we'd see the film of them standing in front of the Empire State Building.  Then the the camera would scroll up and back down, and then there would be a brief stutter, after which the same group of people would be in the same places, except that my uncle was now in the picture and we'd get to figure out who was now missing, and holding the camera.  I'm pretty sure I saw someone on the Ed Sullivan Show do a comedy routing like that, but we did it first.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 08, 2019, 11:07 PM NHFT
I have a Bell and Howell 8mm wind up camera. It used 16 mm film that you had to flip over and after they developed it they rip cut it down the middle.

My brother and I made Horror Movies when we were kids. Lost them when my parents split up. Boy I would love to have those films.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 09, 2019, 10:57 AM NHFT
isn't the "Kid" already horrified enough with present day you?
plus now you groan and complain about your back :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 28, 2019, 10:19 AM NHFT
A shot William took out our kitchen window yesterday.
Barred Owl

Plus a video from five years ago.
Mr. Owl Visits
https://youtu.be/YwKwqCEhJLo

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC00583_modified.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 28, 2019, 10:32 AM NHFT
That's a nice owl.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on February 28, 2019, 05:29 PM NHFT

 When the hawk showed up at our bird feeder to tax the gray squirrels, the remaining squirrels new attitude shifted to crestfallen. 
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 28, 2019, 07:33 PM NHFT
(https://images.fineartamerica.com/images/artworkimages/mediumlarge/1/barred-owl-in-flight-scott-linstead.jpg)

If was the size of a squirrel I'd hate to see this coming at me.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 06, 2019, 07:23 PM NHFT
cool
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 19, 2019, 11:01 AM NHFT
Nice image William captured.  8)
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/cnnlkloepnecbfpd.jpeg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 19, 2019, 11:03 AM NHFT
Awesome!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 19, 2019, 11:07 AM NHFT
6 second exposure.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on April 19, 2019, 04:59 PM NHFT
Very Nice !
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on April 20, 2019, 07:57 AM NHFT
The stone wall...was that an old mill site?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 20, 2019, 09:40 AM NHFT
The stone wall...was that an old mill site?

You sir are exactly right. I am told it was a "Jelly Mill". But, I have to count on you Yankees for such historical facts.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 20, 2019, 11:23 AM NHFT
Hanging on the tough streets of Brattleboro!

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/aegelbnajliedhgc.jpeg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 20, 2019, 01:17 PM NHFT
EZ Hollywood?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 20, 2019, 01:55 PM NHFT
EZ Hollywood?

hahaha... I didn't even notice that.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on April 23, 2019, 01:40 AM NHFT
Yikes! Is that a Shark or a Jet ?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 23, 2019, 11:46 AM NHFT
Yikes! Is that a Shark or a Jet ?

What is this the 50's?

Blood or Crip Old Man!    ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on April 23, 2019, 03:48 PM NHFT
Ya  New England white boy chances of being a blood or crip is about the same as me not finishing a frosty Beer on a hot day.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 23, 2019, 04:53 PM NHFT
The plaid shirt says, Jet.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 23, 2019, 08:11 PM NHFT
The plaid shirt says, Jet.

We must defer to Mr. Johnson's knowledge of musical theater.

I would like to think of his plaid as some sort of Grunge motif. But, alas my boy William would just sneer and dismissively comment "That's just some lame music from the 90's!"
I am often reminded of how uncool I am.  :'(
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on April 23, 2019, 11:14 PM NHFT
 ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on April 30, 2019, 08:46 PM NHFT
Nice image William captured.  8)
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/cnnlkloepnecbfpd.jpeg)

I see you've taught him well how to use the tighter hole.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 30, 2019, 09:22 PM NHFT
Nice image William captured.  8)
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/cnnlkloepnecbfpd.jpeg)

I see you've taught him well how to use the tighter hole.  ;D

For a longer time!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 04, 2019, 09:52 AM NHFT
my mexican friends would say ... red plaid ..... maybe blood
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 01, 2019, 11:52 AM NHFT
Consider the Source - Band Camp Music and Arts Festival

https://youtu.be/11OD7VFfSMU

We did an awesome job of a live switched video of this band. Completely unique musically.

I am so proud of William. He was running two cameras and doing the live switch, directing me through the headset. Couldn't have done it with out him. I just hope he let's me keep working with him.  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on August 03, 2019, 03:08 AM NHFT
Consider the Source - Band Camp Music and Arts Festival

This one time? At band camp?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on August 03, 2019, 03:20 AM NHFT
Consider the Source - Band Camp Music and Arts Festival

https://youtu.be/11OD7VFfSMU

I hope you don't mind if I share and tag the Prog from Peterborough. ;)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 03, 2019, 07:29 AM NHFT
Consider the Source - Band Camp Music and Arts Festival

https://youtu.be/11OD7VFfSMU

I hope you don't mind if I share and tag the Prog from Peterborough. ;)

Great thinking. Thanks.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 03, 2019, 07:48 AM NHFT
Posted the link over on Reddit
Consider the Source - Band Camp Music and Arts Festival   --   Live Video
https://www.reddit.com/r/considerthesource/comments/cldr8o/consider_the_source_band_camp_music_and_arts/

and

Progarchive
Consider the Source - Live
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=120665&PID=5674755&#5674755
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 09, 2019, 08:02 PM NHFT
William sent off his form registering for the draft.
Damn, pisses my off.
We were able to shield him from.all these things, now he is just another sheep to be sheared when ever they see fit.

 :'(
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on August 09, 2019, 08:40 PM NHFT
Well at least he didn't join the Marines.....................
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 09, 2019, 08:44 PM NHFT
Well at least he didn't join the Marines.....................

Yeah, I volunteered. Of course that was before I became a radical anti-... Well you know.  ;D
But, the having to register... Acknowledging they own him.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 10, 2019, 01:15 AM NHFT
I would think we wouldn't have enough info in their system to fill out the form.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on August 10, 2019, 09:48 PM NHFT
Well at least he didn't join the Marines.....................

Yeah, I volunteered. Of course that was before I became a radical anti-... Well you know.  ;D
But, the having to register... Acknowledging they own him.

 Always try to give them buyers remorse.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 12, 2019, 08:12 AM NHFT
https://www.bitchute.com/video/mFFfXwWZjI40/

ya know .... for kids
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on August 13, 2019, 01:39 AM NHFT
Their are laws about cruel and unusual punishment.............
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on August 13, 2019, 08:22 PM NHFT
Nice touch with the violin.

So, I'm not very current on flat earth stuff, are the moon, sun and other planets flat too ? 
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 15, 2019, 02:17 AM NHFT
as far as I can tell
moon - sphere
sun - sphere
planets - wandering stars
stars - twinkling lights
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 15, 2019, 02:18 AM NHFT
Their are laws about cruel and unusual punishment.............
I do worry about that.
We sometimes "trigger" globeheads
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 29, 2019, 10:56 AM NHFT
Some more live switched videos William and I created.

Stella Starfox
https://youtu.be/yr5PQltAo5I

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/image1.png)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 29, 2019, 11:02 AM NHFT
August West and Friends - Hempstock 2019
https://youtu.be/wBzm2qMCf5U

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/image.png)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on August 30, 2019, 02:08 AM NHFT
Some more live switched videos William and I created.

Stella Starfox
https://youtu.be/yr5PQltAo5I

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/image1.png)

Wow. They look like they're 14, but they're tight!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 30, 2019, 08:00 AM NHFT
And unlike the Jam bands their songs don't go on for 15 minutes.  ;D.
Some more live switched videos William and I created.

Stella Starfox
https://youtu.be/yr5PQltAo5I

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/image1.png)

Wow. They look like they're 14, but they're tight!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 31, 2019, 05:24 PM NHFT
up next a jam band ......

Roger says "let the cameras roll and we can come back in the morning"
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on August 31, 2019, 10:09 PM NHFT
up next a jam band ......

Roger says "let the cameras roll and we can come back in the morning"

Not far from the truth. Lol

This band called Merther is like that... William and I were laughing cuz their songs don't really have a beginning or an end. Just 17 minutes of improvisation.

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 12, 2019, 08:42 AM NHFT
William is restoring this saw I bought at a consignment shop for $2.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC05420_modified.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on September 13, 2019, 07:32 PM NHFT
Nice.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on September 14, 2019, 06:55 PM NHFT
William is restoring this saw I bought at a consignment shop for $2.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC05420_modified.jpg)

 How do you plug it in ?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 14, 2019, 08:37 PM NHFT
William is restoring this saw I bought at a consignment shop for $2.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC05420_modified.jpg)

 How do you plug it in ?

(https://fixitnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/homer-doh-square.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on September 16, 2019, 06:27 PM NHFT
Okay, so you don't plug a hand saw in.  To recondition it, you sharpen it and oil it ?
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 16, 2019, 10:27 PM NHFT
Okay, so you don't plug a hand saw in.  To recondition it, you sharpen it and oil it ?

He took it apart, polished the brass hardware... Cleaned and refinished the handle. Apparently the little logo/badge is worth 12 bucks alone.

He didn't even have to sharpen the teeth. He says that this is a pretty desirable saw. I chose it because it was different than the others and it was still sharp.

He is up on such things. I wish I had bought all of the saws they had at 2 dollars each. I bet they thought people would buy them to hang on the wall as decoration.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on September 17, 2019, 09:54 PM NHFT
I have one of those two man cross cut saws with the long handles on either end.  It's the kind you see on tavern walls where they serve expensive micro brews etc.    Saw a similar one on e-bay for $59. 

It's the kind of thing you can't throw away, so it sits in the shed waiting for the apocalypse to become important again.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 17, 2019, 10:39 PM NHFT
I have one of those two man cross cut saws with the long handles on either end.  It's the kind you see on tavern walls where they serve expensive micro brews etc.    Saw a similar one on e-bay for $59. 

It's the kind of thing you can't throw away, so it sits in the shed waiting for the apocalypse to become important again.

Jim and I used one and it was pretty efficent at cutting softwood trees.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on September 18, 2019, 08:28 AM NHFT
I have one of those two man cross cut saws with the long handles on either end.  It's the kind you see on tavern walls where they serve expensive micro brews etc.    Saw a similar one on e-bay for $59. 

It's the kind of thing you can't throw away, so it sits in the shed waiting for the apocalypse to become important again.

Jim and I used one and it was pretty efficent at cutting softwood trees.
Mine is hiding. It comes out to entertain city folk.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 18, 2019, 09:47 AM NHFT
I have one of those two man cross cut saws with the long handles on either end.  It's the kind you see on tavern walls where they serve expensive micro brews etc.    Saw a similar one on e-bay for $59. 

It's the kind of thing you can't throw away, so it sits in the shed waiting for the apocalypse to become important again.

Jim and I used one and it was pretty efficent at cutting softwood trees.
Mine is hiding. It comes out to entertain city folk.

Don't forget your blue ox, they always love your blue ox!

(http://www.paulbunyandesign.com/slider/1/paulbabe.png)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on September 18, 2019, 03:02 PM NHFT
I have one of those two man cross cut saws with the long handles on either end.  It's the kind you see on tavern walls where they serve expensive micro brews etc.    Saw a similar one on e-bay for $59. 

It's the kind of thing you can't throw away, so it sits in the shed waiting for the apocalypse to become important again.

Jim and I used one and it was pretty efficent at cutting softwood trees.
Mine is hiding. It comes out to entertain city folk.

Don't forget your blue ox, they always love your blue ox!

(http://www.paulbunyandesign.com/slider/1/paulbabe.png)

I'm not as young as I used to be.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on September 18, 2019, 03:35 PM NHFT
I have one of those two man cross cut saws with the long handles on either end.  It's the kind you see on tavern walls where they serve expensive micro brews etc.    Saw a similar one on e-bay for $59. 

It's the kind of thing you can't throw away, so it sits in the shed waiting for the apocalypse to become important again.

Jim and I used one and it was pretty efficent at cutting softwood trees.
Mine is hiding. It comes out to entertain city folk.

Don't forget your blue ox, they always love your blue ox!

(http://www.paulbunyandesign.com/slider/1/paulbabe.png)

I'm not as young as I used to be.

Funny you should say that, because no one is as young as they used to be... I mean it stand to reason!  ;D

But, I must say that is a pretty dang awesome beard!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on September 18, 2019, 07:14 PM NHFT
I just know I could grow a manly beard, but I'm not allowed to.

She won't let me.   :icon_cat:   :glasses1: :whip2:

Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 19, 2019, 12:38 PM NHFT
Jim fixed up a nice 1 or 2 person saw that we used a bunch in Grafton. It must still be there somewhere. I got that for $2 too.
We also bought a new 2 person saw that John and I loved to use for the final cut on a tree so we could hear the wind blowing and whatever sound the tree was making. And when you run away you don't have a running chain saw your hands. :)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 06, 2019, 05:16 PM NHFT
Jim gave William this lathe for his birthday. He recently bought some nifty antique turning tools for it. This is his first turning with it.

Thanks Jim. I especially like the mount and everything you built for it. He was able to take it outside to make the mess.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/20191006_121538_resized.jpg)

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/20191006_164439_resized.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Jim Johnson on October 06, 2019, 06:26 PM NHFT
Awesome! 8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on October 08, 2019, 05:28 PM NHFT
And he already has a bandaid to go with it!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 08, 2019, 05:59 PM NHFT
And he already has a bandaid to go with it!

 ;D ;D ;D
Different tool same day. Forstner bit, bit him.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on October 08, 2019, 07:54 PM NHFT
Bit by a bit?  That's no lathing matter!
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Pat K on October 08, 2019, 10:55 PM NHFT
Good all around !
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 09, 2019, 07:13 AM NHFT
Bit by a bit?  That's no lathing matter!

You sir are the Master!  ;D
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Tom Sawyer on October 09, 2019, 07:14 AM NHFT
Good all around !

All around... that is clever... round, I get it.  8)
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: KBCraig on October 15, 2019, 12:31 AM NHFT
Bit by a bit?  That's no lathing matter!

You must be plastered.
Title: Re: Kids doing fun stuff
Post by: Free libertarian on October 15, 2019, 07:02 PM NHFT
Bit by a bit?  That's no lathing matter!

You must be plastered.

 Do tale?  Or are you horsing around ?