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    a couple of gloats..

    I ordered a captive system from Randy a little while back. This is what showed up yesterday. I have yet to put it together and give it a test. I will this weekend. I was looking at the Monster wesite and found that thye no longer offer this system. Not sure why but I could not find it. I did call to let them know it got delivered and Randy answered the phone. Thant was a good sound to hear. The second pic is of the clearing for my new shop. It will be 30'x60' with a 10' porch running the full 60' length. It will have a 30'x40' dedicated turning area. I have some pecan cracking equipment for the other 20' area. Comments are welcome. Russell
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    Russell,

    Both top notch gloats, for sure.

    Your pecan cracking equipment: does that use some type of gas?

    Rich
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    Rich it is all electric. It does create a lot of red dust, so I am putting a wall between the two areas. For November, and December and most of January we run 6 days a week and 9+ hours a day. It is seasonal but the money is good. It will pay for the shop in 2-3 years.

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    Years ago my dad, who bought, buttered, salted, and gave away pecans to his friends, stopped into the Georgia "factory" where he had dealt, by phone, for years and years. The two little old ladies oohed and ahhed over him, then gave him a tour, where he saw how the gas was used to hull the nuts, a la a tiny drill bit and some type of enclosure. I'd love to see it first hand.
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    And I love pecan to turn, such a lovely wood, but not too much of it comes available up here.
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    Good gloats, Russell. According to the Monster website, he's stopped taking orders for the captive system due to high demand and limited shop resources. Looks like you got yours just in time!
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    Fine looking system, and glad you were able to squeak in on availability. Look forward to seeing how your shop goes...geez, that's the real gloat in this thread for me. I'd love to expand behind my shop even half that amount.
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    Great gloat Russell. You will like it. Going to be a nice shop.
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    Going to be a sweet shop Russell! We did almonds for years...dirty, noisy, dusty work...I do not miss driving a shaker.
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    You're gonna have a lot of fun!

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    WOW! I wish I could walk out backto a shop that big. Congratulations on both. I just have a little 12x20 at home. I do have a 50x50 at work though but it's nice to just walk out back and start turning. Keep us updated with pictures of the shop build too please.
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    Dang, a shop with a porch! How cool is that. Enjoy the new hollowing system.

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    enjoy Russel, good gloat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Eaton View Post
    It will have a 30'x40' dedicated turning area.
    Now, that right there is enough to cause a feller to be a bit jealous!!!

    Russell, that is a beautiful setting for the shop, and you are due a double CONGRATS! I had been thinking about going ahead and getting the captured parts for my Monster rig - guess I will need to wait a while.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Russell Eaton View Post
    It will have a 30'x40' dedicated turning area.
    That's about the footprint of my house!

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