Since I have already lost one and am about to lose the other, allow me to to tell all y’all not to take your Mom’s for granted. If you have lost yours already, you know of which I speak and you have my condolences.
Enjoy your day ladies and make sure they treat you right today.
Since we are all going to have to play this game in some form or another I can’t wait to see who is going to be surprised to find out that they actually have skin in the game after all when all this time they thought they were going to be safe.
There’s gonna be a whole lotta shocked motherfuckers I’m thinking.
I fiddle fucked around with the thing off and on and finally got done with it last night.
Originally, the small tip was attached to the back of the main handle so that whenever you picked the thing up or handled it, that sharp point wanted to stick you right in the guts.
He wanted me to separate them and make a new end for the main handle and then come up with something to make a new handle for the little point.
A new end for the main blade wasn’t too bad, I found a hunk of Aluminum bar, turned it, drilled it, tapped it and threaded it on.
The smaller blade was the issue.
First I had to knock out the Aluminum pin they smashed into it to retain the blade which was easy because it was barely in there.
I replaced that with the stem of a fat Aluminum rivet I had laying around and peened it in there good.
Then there was the issue of the edges of the blade sticking out there and a 5MM hole I had to drill out and re-tap to 6MM.
I ground those down, dug around and found a hunk of really good tool steel and turned it down to fit over it then took it and turned a taper on the end so it blended into that flange.
I did the taper on the Mini lathe because it’s way easier to do.
The handle is one off of an Angle grinder, it was the only thing I could find that was even remotely close to the plastic one on the main blade. A hunk of 6MM All Thread, cut down, drilled and tapped a chunk of 1 inch Brass bar and threaded it for the end, then screwed it all together.
What can I say?
Almost none of it was measured, it was all eyeballed and hand fitted.
I sent him some pictures and he seemed to be happy with it and that’s what counts I guess.
After I got about half woke up this morning I trudged outside and fired the lawn mower up, after I took one look at the lawn and raised the damn thing as high as it would go.
I also took the bag off the back and propped open the side discharge.
Not messing with the hay baling today kids.
Mowed the yard once like that, took a break, lowered the thing back down and mowed that bitch again.
One one hand, it has literally declared war on one third of it’s population, declaring us to be Right Wing Extremists, hiring private organizations and using Domestic Spy Agencies to troll Social Media to track, document and compile lists of what it considers Enemies of the State, to do something with in the future that should have the hairs on the back everyone’s neck standing up.
On the other hand, it is sending checks out left and right so that these same “enemies” can buy all the armaments and ammunition they can carry, if they can be located, so they can defend themselves against the tyranny in the facts assembled above.