Hi from the UK - INDIAN Board Tracker tribute, my first build

fasteddy

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Sue had retired when she and Silverbear met and volunteered at an animal shelter. She had adopted 8 cats some with various health problems like Stan the Leaker who had been stepped on by a cow as a young cat and lost part of his tail and bladder control.

She also has 2 dogs that had been rescued from a hoarder and so called breeder that were never socialized when they were young. One is a Cairn Terrier and the other is a Yorkshire Terrier.

They purchased the property where we used to do the summer bike building camp from Silverbear's sister in law and brother. Just 17 miles from home so they can travel back and forth as they like.

They've added a large screened in porch where the animals can communicate with nature safely.

Steve.

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PeteMcP

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Magnificent trio of mogg... - I mean Persians - Mags. When I need cat grooming tips, you're obviously the go-to man!
I'm already learning how to groom Mischa's fury 'knickerbockers' on her hind legs (another Ragdoll trait) after discovering a small hidden 'nugget' her previous owners had been less than scrupulous about cleaning up.
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Tom, never kept domesticated ducks, but for several years running at our previous house in Netherton, we did our best to adopt a cute family of Mallards who inhabited the stream that ran through our garden. There was never any sign of the drake - who must have skeedaddled soon as he'd played his part - but the Mallard mum and what we always presumed was her sister, turned up on schedule twice each year with her brood of between 10-12 ducklings. Mum duck and her sis were always a little stand-offish, but soon as we threw down some feed, the ducklings would swin over to us and flock round. Jen and I continued to feed and photograph them over the course of a couple of weeks but it was always heart-breaking to watch the brood dwindle on an almost daily basis due to predation. Our location and the Netherton burn made for an idyllic setting, but fierce predators such as herons, polecats and owls regularly took their toll on the brood and some years poor mum duck ended up with nothing to show for her endeavours. Most years one or two duckings survived to fledge - which Jen and I regarded as a success. Probably the norm.

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PeteMcP

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Girder forks dismantled and currently undergoing re-bushing and repainting. There was a little too much slop in the lower fork pins for my liking, so lengths of 13/32" brass tube have been used to pack the holes in the fork's cast crossmembers. The steel pins are now a snug fit through the brass tubes, eliminating any tendency for the forks to 'wobble'.
Fork legs repainted in satin black and, following the advice from fellow forumites, suitably pin-striped in silver. I'll give the black a few more days to fully cure, then give the fork legs a few coats of clear gloss lacquer.
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