OH YEAH!!! Another great day to be Forging!

KenH

Well-Known Member
The 60°F we had here this morning is my idea of winter and good forging weather! Can't imagine -25. Well, back in my much younger years I lived up on Ill/Wis state line for a winter - I did ride the old Harley around a bit in -10°F weather. Streets were iced over, but so cold it wasn't that slick. Me, I'll stay South of I-10 :) ;)
 

Doug Lester

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The cold took out my car battery but remembering back when I grew up here the winters were longer. No 45° degree weather in December and January like we had this year so I shouldn't complain much.

Doug
 

EdCaffreyMS

"The Montana Bladesmith"
It's about 4pm, which is normally our "hottest" part of the day, and it's a balmy -10F! I played ball a little bit with Blade (my Lab), but had to stop when the ball was freezing to his lips! :)
 

Gliden07

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And I was just complaining about 18 degrees!! It's true what they say, someone's always has it worse than you!
 

Bruce McLeish

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It's about 4pm, which is normally our "hottest" part of the day, and it's a balmy -10F! I played ball a little bit with Blade (my Lab), but had to stop when the ball was freezing to his lips! :)
Don't throw the ball with your mouth .... Makes the ball wet AND sticky 'specially in the cold !
 

bladegrinder

Well-Known Member
Dang, -25 would probably kill me, the Florida panhandle dips into the 20s sometimes but only for a few days and usually only a few hours each day. it hit 79 today in the Tampa Bay area.
 

EdCaffreyMS

"The Montana Bladesmith"
And the trend continues....

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I purchased a new indoor/outdoor thermometer this year...... I just checked it's manual.... it only reads to -22F..... wonder why they chose that number for a lower limit??

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EdCaffreyMS

"The Montana Bladesmith"
Well NUTS! So much for using Orange Crush! Even with the block heater plugged in, the Kubota diesel won't start. May have some frozen fuel, and I suspect the hydraulic fluid is too thick to flow anyway. Will give it another try when the temp gets to -10 or so. :)
 

Chris Railey

KNIFE MAKER
Well NUTS! So much for using Orange Crush! Even with the block heater plugged in, the Kubota diesel won't start. May have some frozen fuel, and I suspect the hydraulic fluid is too thick to flow anyway. Will give it another try when the temp gets to -10 or so. :)
I am cold thinking about that. But for here, below 40 is dang cold...
 
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