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Old 07-01-2011, 12:26:58 AM
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Thanks Mark,

This is a great show that hasn't has good PR on Stak.

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At age 89, Harold Stark is plowing with his little Gaar Scott!

Very hot day yesterday at Greenville, but worth the trip. We did have to miss Kevin's spark show with the 25 Baker last night. However, we were assured that it would be on YouTube and Stak.

They also had dualing 22 Advances on the prony and fan. It was nice to see the 2 Advances of different years and boiler configurations.

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At age 89, Harold Stark is plowing with his little Gaar Scott!

Very hot day yesterday at Greenville, but worth the trip. We did have to miss Kevin's spark show with the 25 Baker last night. However, we were assured that it would be on YouTube and Stak.

They also had dualing 22 Advances on the prony and fan. It was nice to see the 2 Advances of different years and boiler configurations.

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Beth, As promised here is the video of fridays spark show. Saturday night was a little better but I didnt get a video of it. The show had four great days and lots of activities going on. Glad to see you and many others make it there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZpmRG8FL7c
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Thanks Kevin,

We had a great time. We have to get more folks to remember the fun that Darke County offers and come next year!

Wally really wants me to bring my engine next year....to show you how it is done....

Someone probably got your Saturday night show on film...where's Mark?

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Here's a couple pictures I took.





More pictures here...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/adamisa...7626990787533/

Thanks again exhibitors, officers, & trustees. I had a great time attending!


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thank you all for coming and enjoying our show!
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Here are three shots for you!
1. Doug Thornhill giving the boy's a ride.
2. Kids vs. Harold Stark's model GS
3. Carl Schneider on the oil can
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How is the binding accomplished on the shocks of wheat?
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Steampunk,
What you do is you cut the wheat with the binder (bind the wheat), on the binder I am used to running (an 8' McCormick-Deering) you let the bundles of wheat gather up on a certain part of the binder until about 6 of them collect, then you operate a lever with your foot to kick it off in a pile. You then go back after you've bound all the wheat and stack the bundles into what you call a "shock" (this is "shocking" the wheat, also known as "Stooking" North of the Border, eh? ). There's a certain way you stack the bundles with the top one turned upside down (or something along those lines) to help shed the water if it rains on them when they're drying out in the field. (To bind grain you cut it a little green, when it's in the "dough" stage so that when you handle it you don't knock the grains off.)

If anyone can add to or correct info I've stated above, please do so. I've only shocked wheat once, and got to run a binder just a few times, which I really enjoyed. I consider a binder a FASCINATING machine to watch work....once you get the knotter greased up/shined up good and working properly, it'll kick off bundles all day long without missing a stroke! If not....it can be pretty frustrating to deal with....just like a hay baler.

The only good thing I can say about shocking wheat is that after bending over/picking up bundles after about 45 minutes your back finally goes numb!!!!!

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I see this engine each year at the Indiana State Fair and they use it to run a buzz saw, I had no idea it had so much power!
Glad to see owner Harold Stark having so much fun!
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thanks to everyone who came out to visit our show this year. we really appreciate all the positive feedback we have been getting. see you all next year!
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