Pearl Sutton

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Chronic reader, creative dreamer, a LOT of hand skills to make things real, intense health issues that limit my activity, but not my creativity or dreams. Moved to southern Missouri with enough tools and junk to build a life that might work well with my health. One of god’s gigglers, I punctuate with smiley faces and exclamation points when I type, and smile and laugh a lot in real life. (Often at things no one else understands.) And I both curtsy at people (even when wearing grubby work clothes) and purr when hugged, both online and in real life. “Normal” is not a word that has ever been used for me.
Been organic gardening all my life, and bought 4 acres that I have designed from the ground up. Making it happen is being the most fun I have ever had in my life, the best 3D jigsaw puzzle ever! Reading Mollison’s Designer’s Manual was like coming home, ah, THERE I am! A reality where I can use all of my multifaceted talents and skills!
Dumpster diver, recycler, second hand store shopper, I tell people I am attracted to rust and lace. I have violated every warranty I have ever met, I’m a tool using animal, and I use my tools to modify everything in my world. And it only gets weirder...
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Recent posts by Pearl Sutton

So it just sat unstirred too long? Take to a paint store and run it through their shaker!! :D

I'm with William on this one, I wouldn't feed it to my animals. Don't think they'd want it...
If it's not molding, that's spooky. Make booze or toss it.
It's winter... Do snow art with it!! Stir it up, shape it into things, let it freeze outside, you may have a new art form!! If it's already grisly murder colored, that could be an asset... :D
Ever seen the bit where you make designs on the snow with maple syrup and let it freeze as candy? This could be the weird brother of that!
One of those fake yard deer, some frosting, in the snow, disturb the neighbors...
Ok, you can swat me now :D
1 hour ago
How does that stuff spoil? Besides the thought that I didn't know it COULD go bad, that might help figure out if it's useable.
Moldy? Ranicd?
1 hour ago

teri morgan wrote:LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS THREAD!!! LOL  

after reading all of the follow ups...i can honestly say i am speechless for one of the first times in my life!!! all i know for sure now is that I AM A PERMIE!!! LOL

Home is where they understand you...

2 hours ago

Leslie Russell wrote:Thank you for the apple!  It's a wicker tray lol!!!
It's almost 5" long and 7/8" wide at the claw part. The "nose" is 3/8" in diameter, so pretty big.
So maybe with claws open, the nose (I know ya'll will like that) gets inserted into a tube-something and then when you tighten the claws they squeeze the tube-something. Sigh.

Ah, wicker makes sense :) It looked really alien! :D
In my world everything has a nose and a tail, and is stored in in it's nest :)

It's rare for claws like that to exert a lot of force when they close, they are generally just to hold things in place. I could be wrong on that, but odds are high it's something akin to an eyelet installer, or primer punch. I still think it goes on a machine, a press of some sort. It's big enough for tarp grommets... hmm...
I look forward to some more inputs!
2 hours ago

Mark Kissinger wrote:Pearl,

I have no idea if there is a picture of it. It seems highly likely that it would be used with a specialized press, instead of using a hammer and anvil. I would guess that the eyelet/grommet would be aced into the "armed device and then the press would push it down thru the material and compressed against a fixed anvil which would be mounted on the press.

Alternatively, it could be used to press the primer cap as part of an ammo reloading device.

I'm pretty sure it is a device for holding something that is pressed into something else.

I'm 100% with you on "a device for holding something that is pressed into something else" ... Primer cap is REALLY a good idea! And the threads make me say press rather than hammer...

Leslie came up with a good puzzle!! :D
4 hours ago
An apple for Leslie for an interesting thing to think on!
How big is that thing? I can't tell scale in any of your pictures, and no CLUE what the background surface is in the second set, bathroom rug? :) Tell me just to calm my curiosity :) I'm guessing the tool is 3-4 inches long, correct?

Gerry: That was my first thought, pretty much verbatim! :D

Mark: Interesting, I agree that whatever it is made to hold and put into place works like that, got any pictures of a eyelet setter like that? I didn't see any pics that looked like that on a quick search...  I agree that's how it works, just not sure that's what it sets.

The threads on the end make me think it goes on a drill press...

5 hours ago
Heh, reading the responses, I was a crayons and glue eater :)

Thank you all for input, keep it coming, I'm learning!!

Edit: It's actually weirder, I ate the crayons just as a side effect of lathe turning crayons in my teeth... I made cool pretty colored things like lathe turned table legs. I kept the good ones :D
The glue, that's just tasty :) mmmm... paste... :D
1 day ago

William Bagwell wrote:

Interesting you mention selenium. Supposedly in a deficient area here though
a neighbor claims it showed up as a trace in his well water. Used to have
llamas which require more selenium than most other critters. Always tried
to make sure that either their feed or trace minerals had selenium. Not both
at the same time since there was controversy about just how much they did
need... Bet the areas that used to be their pasture still have much more
selenium than other parts of our land.

Oh cool, my place had llamas before I got it, hope they left selenium in the soil, that's a nutrient I take in pills because my health issues require it.
1 day ago
Use it melt wax for candles :)
1 day ago

Tj Jefferson wrote:

Apples aren't required in the universe :)

WE can still be friends, but I'm not sure we can still hang out much :)

Sure we can hang out, you bring the apples, I'll bring the ground cherries, we can bake a lovely pie!

Seriously, there are few crops worth fighting super hard for, if there are others that will grow esaily for you. People get stuck on an idea, like the guy I talked to who is a "normal" farmer, corn and soy, who was praying for rain during the drought last year. I asked if he was going to put in different crops this year that wouldn't depend on the rain so much, he replied "But I'm a corn and soy farmer!" He's so entrenched there's no other way he can see. I'm a fan of growing what grows well for you, and trading for things you can't grow easily, and let go of preconceived notions about what you MUST grow. I can grow butternut squash easily here, I'll trade you a squash pie for an apple pie :D

Besides, the cedars have fangs, and snarled at me when I asked them quit being rusty.  Grrrr....   :D
1 day ago