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Sorry I haven't posted much lately. Progress still has been slow, for good reasons and bad ones.
First, I had to play with the lathe and the milling attachment. I modified some tubing blocks to fit in the milling attachments so I now have a way to miter tubes accurately. So that time was well spent.
Then there was some modifications to my wet weather commuter. More on that later.
Second, I got some chickens. I've been wanting some for a long time and I got a chance when a friend ended up with too many chickens. So I spent weeks researching about chickens and building a coop and chicken run.
In the meantime, I've picked away at the lugs. They've been bored out so that there is no tube backing the end of the socket. I've also been doing tapering and shaping to give them more of a natural look. They're just about ready to be assembled into the front triangle. I'll take pictures of the more or less finished lugs and post them in the next few days.
Then disaster happened. On Friday some dogs chewed through the wire fencing and got into the coop and killed all of my chickens but two. I tried to clean up and stabilize the survivors as best as I could, but one had some internal injuries and died the next day. The only survivor, Princess Layah, is recovering and looking stronger every day, but she still limps and isn't eating much.
Sorry Bonita Applebum, Mama Cass, Mrs. Butterbean, and the Triplets of Welbyville...
Posted by Marc
at 9:00 PM PST
Updated: Tuesday, 14 February 2006 9:03 PM PST