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I can't even fathom what -31 is like. I also can't fathom why one wouldn't move from a place that regularly gets below 0 Fahrenheit. I understand cold but any degree below 15 and its stupid cold.

I got a lot of respect for you guys who can. John you did the right thing, the only good thing at 9 degrees is a PHD or a bottle of Russian vodka.
 

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It was bad enough walking outside to make some cuts at 11 deg this morning.
 

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I can't Phathom anything below 35 degrees. Don't get me wrong it gets that low here but it is very seldom, and it will still warm up to 70 by mid day. It was 72 here today. Suppose to hit 76 by Thursday. It's times like these that a little higher taxes don't seem to bad.
 

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I move into the Shop in 9 degree weather. Anything a Man does outside takes too long and costs too much and ends up just trading money that will equal out a dead 0 or less.

I made a wood stove out of an old hot water tank laying on it's side about 5' high on a steel stand. All the scrap wood from the summer jobs goes through it.

I am still running two Makita 8'' table saws so putting them back together( again ) is a good thing to do during off time like this, calibrate the saw helper stand, new cord ends for battle worn plug in tools things like that.

Also I have a local outlet for unfinished benches and tables but they have to be cheep. I run 5 at a time using all the shorts left over from South American and yellow cedar decks. Working on the bench they go fast ending up with very little new money in them. I pull down a couple hundred a day sometimes more.

Working outside in this is foolish, not to mention other drivers on the freeway and side streets crazed by the ice and the dreaded shopping plague that haunts Folks this time of year Maddened further by the size of my truck/trailer. The end result being the equal of a 9 year old " driving " in a 4000 lb weapon.

Lets Go Get Em !

JonMon www.deckmastersllc.com
 

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Ever notice how it locks up different in this kind of weather. Cold weather sure is hard on my drills when siding in the cold. ( screw all my steel siding on. )
I've never screwed siding on. I would imagine it would double or triple my install times. Does it cost you much more time?
 
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