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#31

Geezer
New Brunswick, Canada
Almost two years later...

This season's artisanal lawn-mowing (or "mowography" as I like to call it. 
First day, and it'll look better in a few weeks after the lines become a bit more green.

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Sort of a basket-weave/Celtic knotwork thing. It's on a 16m x 10m grid, resulting in 8 x 5 repetitions. The nice thing about this design is that it's all one continuous line. I have a self-propelled battery-powered electric mower with rear-wheel drive this year and, being lighter than a gas mower, it's easy to pop a wheelie and skip over every second intersection.

The front lawn (being much smaller) has only 3 x 6 repetitions and the grid is a bit tighter (1 yard) to get it to fit between the house and the road.

You can't really see them, but at the upper-left edge is a couple of tomato ("Lemon Boy" and "Sweet Million") plants and a Jalapeño pepper plant. Some others are planted out of sight left of the pine tree.

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#32
Wow  I was wonder how if you wore the mower clutch out engaging and disengaging it.  
    Are the browner parts a lower cut or just look that way from cutting a different  direction? 
   Great looking puzzle,  I'm puzzled!

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#33

Scentsless Shaver
Oakland, ME
(07-09-2024, 02:13 AM)John Rose Wrote: Almost two years later...

This season's artisanal lawn-mowing (or "mowography" as I like to call it. 
First day, and it'll look better in a few weeks after the lines become a bit more green.

[Image: 5DkBAkv.jpeg]


Sort of a basket-weave/Celtic knotwork thing. It's on a 16m x 10m grid, resulting in 8 x 5 repetitions. The nice thing about this design is that it's all one continuous line. I have a self-propelled battery-powered electric mower with rear-wheel drive this year and, being lighter than a gas mower, it's easy to pop a wheelie and skip over every second intersection.

The front lawn (being much smaller) has only 3 x 6 repetitions and the grid is a bit tighter (1 yard) to get it to fit between the house and the road.

You can't really see them, but at the upper-left edge is a couple of tomato ("Lemon Boy" and "Sweet Million") plants and a Jalapeño pepper plant. Some others are planted out of sight left of the pine tree.

I like it! Very cool-looking!

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#34

Just Here for the Shaves
Williamsburg, KY
(07-09-2024, 02:13 AM)John Rose Wrote: Almost two years later...

This season's artisanal lawn-mowing (or "mowography" as I like to call it. 
First day, and it'll look better in a few weeks after the lines become a bit more green.

[Image: 5DkBAkv.jpeg]


Sort of a basket-weave/Celtic knotwork thing. It's on a 16m x 10m grid, resulting in 8 x 5 repetitions. The nice thing about this design is that it's all one continuous line. I have a self-propelled battery-powered electric mower with rear-wheel drive this year and, being lighter than a gas mower, it's easy to pop a wheelie and skip over every second intersection.

The front lawn (being much smaller) has only 3 x 6 repetitions and the grid is a bit tighter (1 yard) to get it to fit between the house and the road.

You can't really see them, but at the upper-left edge is a couple of tomato ("Lemon Boy" and "Sweet Million") plants and a Jalapeño pepper plant. Some others are planted out of sight left of the pine tree.
Very cool John, can't wait to see the update
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#35

Geezer
New Brunswick, Canada
(07-09-2024, 02:33 AM)keto Wrote: Wow  I was wonder how if you wore the mower clutch out engaging and disengaging it.  
Clutch? - hasn't failed yet. Sometimes I don't even stop, I just push down on the handle to raise the front wheels and blade and keep going.
I'm not even sure if it has a clutch. You can run the wheels without the blade spinning (unlike my old gas mower), and changing the wheel speed doesn't change the blade rpm. I think the wheels have their own motor. Then again, the handles to engage the wheels have a cable coming out of them, rather than an electrical wire. I'll have to pay attention the next time I flip it over.

[edit - Oh wait, I have a service manual PDF, which is mostly just a parts list and a simple wiring diagram. It does have a separate motor for the wheels, but it doesn't show details of how it permits unpowered rotation of the drive wheels in both direction. It just shows a part labeled "GT Transmissions Assembly". Maybe it works like an automobile starter motor with a solenoid. All the control lines from the handle are electrical.]
Quote:Are the browner parts a lower cut or just look that way from cutting a different  direction?
My mower has 6 settings for blade/deck height. The browner parts are where I had it set to 2 (second lowest) and for the greener parts it was set to 6. 
The lines show a lot of thatch from last year. I really should take a rake to it.
Yesterday I just refreshed the lines. Next week or so I'll do both levels.
At the end of the season I just mow the lines and let the rest grow a higher than usual. Then in the winter, the wind-blown snow makes the pattern pop again.

Oh look - you can almost make out last year's back yard pattern in Google Maps - https://www.google.com/maps/@45.9247951,...?entry=ttu - My house has the blue dot in the driveway,

When you mentioned the cutting direction it reminded me of being a caddie when I were a lad. The greenskeeper mowed the greens in three directions, 120º apart. It ended up being a sort of triangular plaid. That memory was part of my inspiration for doing this starting a few years ago.
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#36
(07-10-2024, 09:14 AM)John Rose Wrote:
(07-09-2024, 02:33 AM)keto Wrote: Wow  I was wonder how if you wore the mower clutch out engaging and disengaging it.  
Clutch? - hasn't failed yet. Sometimes I don't even stop, I just push down on the handle to raise the front wheels and blade and keep going.
I'm not even sure if it has a clutch. You can run the wheels without the blade spinning (unlike my old gas mower), and changing the wheel speed doesn't change the blade rpm. I think the wheels have their own motor. Then again, the handles to engage the wheels have a cable coming out of them, rather than an electrical wire. I'll have to pay attention the next time I flip it over.

[edit - Oh wait, I have a service manual PDF, which is mostly just a parts list and a simple wiring diagram. It does have a separate motor for the wheels, but it doesn't show details of how it permits unpowered rotation of the drive wheels in both direction. It just shows a part labeled "GT Transmissions Assembly". Maybe it works like an automobile starter motor with a solenoid. All the control lines from the handle are electrical.]
Quote:Are the browner parts a lower cut or just look that way from cutting a different  direction?
My mower has 6 settings for blade/deck height. The browner parts are where I had it set to 2 (second lowest) and for the greener parts it was set to 6. 
The lines show a lot of thatch from last year. I really should take a rake to it.
Yesterday I just refreshed the lines. Next week or so I'll do both levels.
At the end of the season I just mow the lines and let the rest grow a higher than usual. Then in the winter, the wind-blown snow makes the pattern pop again.

Oh look - you can almost make out last year's back yard pattern in Google Maps - https://www.google.com/maps/@45.9247951,...?entry=ttu - My house has the blue dot in the driveway,

When you mentioned the cutting direction it reminded me of being a caddie when I were a lad. The greenskeeper mowed the greens in three directions, 120º apart. It ended up being a sort of triangular plaid. That memory was part of my inspiration for doing this starting a few years ago.
That's good information and I think that mower does a good job for you. 
  Pretty nice where you go the inspiration to do that. Very nice lawn shave!
            Keith


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