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    Default Cold Snap in the UK

    Looks like I'll be snow shifting today
    PICT0056 by Ken Timms, on Flickr

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    I'd hang on a bit Ken. There'smore to come and all the roads are closed because of accidents. All the trains have slid off the rails and all the shops and schools are closed.

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    We are in a warm snap at the moment, -12C at night and -1C in the day. The warm weather can sometimes bring a dump of snow, we got maybe half of what is pictured. I was a little concerned as it is too early for spring to be here so when I found out the cold shifted to Europe I felt a little relief it is a shift in weather patterns rather than the arctic warming.

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    I'm glad I have all three first floor workshops with storage heaters. Cosy workspaces...

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    Been 4 days of this weather so far and it's forcast more of the same for the next week went in the workshop this morning and managed to fit a saddle and nut but it was too cold to stay in there even with the heater full on ..this pic was taken last night about 8 miles from our house...(Not by me)
    Teesside snow by Ken Timms, on Flickr
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    Wow...stay safe over there...looks like very unusual weather.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/569922...-uk-snow-news/

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    That would be a fair amount for us also although we are used to it and things would be back to normal in a day or two. Because of our low snow accumulation this year we have a minimal chance of flooding this year. But March and April can still rage on, crossing my fingers.

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    Real manly uke builders would laugh at that sort of weather. Ha! Remember that snow acts as an insulator and a 4 foot snow drift around a shop can actually can provide warmth. Think how warm igloos can get.

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    Oh! sNOw not again,
    PICT0008 by Ken Timms, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuck View Post
    Been 4 days of this weather so far and it's forcast more of the same for the next week went in the workshop this morning and managed to fit a saddle and nut but it was too cold to stay in there even with the heater full on ..this pic was taken last night about 8 miles from our house...(Not by me)
    Teesside snow by Ken Timms, on Flickr
    Looks like it would be time to break out those cross-country skis, or the snowmobile, a HAND-CRANK snowmobile, inspired by builders of the Hurdy-Gurdy of course...

    Just imagine the sizes of the gears, and the gear ratios you'd need from the hand-crank in order to drive the belt underneath a useful amount of distance per crank rotation...while still keeping the weight down...
    This FAQ link will help you learn about:
    - Magic Fluke Company ukes
    - Pickups, Preamps and Impedance Mismatch
    - Home Recording and Mics
    - String Upgrades
    - iPad Microphones
    - Wolfelele Uke Kit
    - How to string a Baritone uke as a piccolo bass
    - Strings I used for GDAE and CGDA fifths tunings

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