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Bruno

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3 gallons of grinding dust + water.
Of course everything went over my feet as well :)
 

RezDog

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I wonder what the bacteria count was like. I bet none of us ever put bleach in that bucket of warm water that hangs around for great periods of time. Just to add to the level of yuck.
 

cangooner

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I wonder what the respective levels of yuck are for grinder buckets and quench tanks. I shudder to think how much ferric chloride, baking soda, borax, and other crap have accumulated from having been added to it over time to the scale, etc., in my quench bucket. I tend to just top it off as needed rather than dump and re-fill, so it's probably getting pretty concentrated.

This spring I left the quench tank uncovered for a few days, so I'm sure there's a healthy dose of mosquito larvae (and remaining bits thereof) thanks to the biblical quantities of mosquitoes here this year. At least that's the best explanation I've come up with for the swarms in the shop.

I suspect in my shop at least, the grinder bucket is relatively inert compared to the quench which may well have new life forms developing. :)
 

Bruno

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I wonder what the bacteria count was like. I bet none of us ever put bleach in that bucket of warm water that hangs around for great periods of time. Just to add to the level of yuck.
I did replace it not too long ago, thankfully. You are right about bacteria count. As soon as I had more or less mopped up, I went to the bathroom to wash my feet and legs with soap and warm water. I had exactly the same thought :)
 

Bruno

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I wonder what the respective levels of yuck are for grinder buckets and quench tanks. I shudder to think how much ferric chloride, baking soda, borax, and other crap have accumulated from having been added to it over time to the scale, etc., in my quench bucket. I tend to just top it off as needed rather than dump and re-fill, so it's probably getting pretty concentrated.

This spring I left the quench tank uncovered for a few days, so I'm sure there's a healthy dose of mosquito larvae (and remaining bits thereof) thanks to the biblical quantities of mosquitoes here this year. At least that's the best explanation I've come up with for the swarms in the shop.

I suspect in my shop at least, the grinder bucket is relatively inert compared to the quench which may well have new life forms developing. :)
I have a slack bucket next to my forge, which I tip out regulalry.
My nital and ferric chloride are in large class jars I can see through. They're ok.
I quench in either corn oil or durixol. Durixol is industrial oil and toxic. I am fairly certain that it is sterile. Plus I only quench clean blades in that.
The corn oil.... hm. I don't really use it anymore. It may be a good idea to replace it. The bucket has been in use for 5 or 6 years now.

But given that my grinder bucket often contains ivory dust, bone, etc, I think it is safe to say that in my shop, that one would be the most 'organically active' :)
 

32t

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Along with my son and grandson today I set up a Vulture Camera.

It is getting late in the year but last week a friend and I found a Turkey Vulture nest while hunting mushrooms etc.

I finally broke down and got a trail camera and I hope I will get some good pictures.
 

Bruno

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The purpose is to observe animals remotely I take it? How close does the camera need to be?
 

verndahl

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Back when i was bow hunting i would keep a trail camera out all the time. It was really entertaining to see what came up on it.(money well spent just for the fun of it). I think it would sense something at around 10 or 15 feet before it would take the picture. there were always a lot of images with nothing in them from birds flying by etc. Had to make sure there were no branches in the way or it would be snapping images all the time!
A friend of mine got images of someone planting pot it a corn field once. (turned those over to the police). Also got some of someone taking a crap in the woods :)
 

32t

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This is the nest. The hole near the middle. I held my computer/camera that also works as a phone next to it to try to imagine what I might I might get
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