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by wecsoger
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sell your coat and buy a sword
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: sell your coat and buy a sword

hmmmm...

did searching my usual sources, got nuttin'

checked both 'coat' and 'cloak'.

more details, pls?
by wecsoger
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internet rules!
Replies: 31
Views: 719

Re: Internet rules!

As Abraham Lincoln once said, "Don't believe everything you see on the internet"

(grin)
by wecsoger
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Cushioned Socks That Stay Up with Western Boots
Replies: 20
Views: 518

Re: Looking for Cushioned Socks That Stay Up with Western Boots

Smartwool brand socks.

Check for the ones they have in the hiking category
by wecsoger
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think we're doing all right... (the economy)
Replies: 12
Views: 472

I think we're doing all right... (the economy)

Debated about sticking this over in Politics since I suspect that's where comments are headed... Just some casual observations from contemplating on the motorcycle ride home I work for a large trucking company. Won't share name here, but we have a hundred some facilities across the U.S., main busine...
by wecsoger
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My oh my.....hornets!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: My oh my.....hornets!!!

I don't bother with the spray, that's icky stuff with seriously harsh chemicals. Basically bug spray is nerve agent.

Wasps don't fly at night. I just wait till way after dark, go out, disconnect them from whatever they're on.

Splash of gas, match, a whoosh, and problem solved.
by wecsoger
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 55
Views: 2718

Re: Con man-thief!

There is some good news every once in awhile. Congrats.

There's a story behind how that return check got generated, shame no one here will never know it.
by wecsoger
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leaves of three, leave it be ...
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Leaves of three, leave it be ...

It's a problem that it's on some one else's property but first thing I'd do is take a machete and *lightly* go around that trunk, close as the ground as I could get. I emphasize lightly since you'll only want to cut the stems, not get too deep into the bark. Anywhere you do cut a stem, use the tip o...
by wecsoger
Sun May 27, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 55
Views: 2718

Re: Con man-thief!

I already have everything you mentioned, except an accurate physical description. That's partially good news. Just another suggestion (worth what you paid for it!), call that county's prosecuting attorney and see if they have any suggestions. These are the people the Sheriff's deputies/city cops wr...
by wecsoger
Sat May 26, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 55
Views: 2718

Re: Con man-thief!

Saw that same obit, and couple other things, including a Brock that got arrested for meth/various drug offenses several years ago. I'm very leery of posting anyone's picture/personal info on a public forum until more info is developed. That's why I really want a good physical description from the gu...
by wecsoger
Sat May 26, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 55
Views: 2718

Re: Con man-thief!

I would. You mentioned USPS, that means a money order and mailing address? Or PO box? If the latter, I'd call the local post office, explain the situation, let them know the higher muckety-mucks of USPS have a case on file. *If* he's actually in that county, local PD or Sheriff on the detective side...
by wecsoger
Sat May 26, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 55
Views: 2718

Re: Con man-thief!

Contact the Leslie county KY sheriff's office 606-672-2200 or the Hyden city police department (606) 672-2300 and see if they know this guy. Leslie county is not very big and I suspect he's known to the local constabulary, if he lives in that county Also did a quick search, there are a bunch of Broc...
by wecsoger
Sun May 20, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cops need to go back to revolvers
Replies: 52
Views: 2141

Cops need to go back to revolvers

Musings on S&W's re-introduction of the model 19 brought on this particular rant. One of the good things about the video revolution is it brings much needed transparency to policing (full disclosure, I'm very pro-video) What dismays me about the shooting-of-the-week videos is the excessive number of...
by wecsoger
Fri May 18, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st Gen. Colt 'Military' SAA Mystery
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: 1st Gen. Colt 'Military' SAA Mystery

All matching numbers? Bunches of stamps for authenticity? No documentation for provenance and it's coming from an absolutely vague source? Not demeaning your experience in spotting fakes, but I'm not even initially convinced. Yes, factory letter. Also I'd drag out the camera with the macro lens and ...
by wecsoger
Fri May 18, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPS Driver On Shipping Firearms
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: UPS Driver On Shipping Firearms

Good advice, this guy is dead on and I hope people will take heed. Only thing I can add is most people under-pack or under-protect their item. If you can hold your package out at arm's length, drop it from a height of 5' and the item inside won't be damaged...it _might_ be packed well enough. This i...
by wecsoger
Wed May 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe Hope for Illinois....?
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Maybe Hope for Illinois....?

decades of politicians caving in to greedy public sector unions [/b] I see your point, but I'm still comfortable with mis-management. Yes, unions were greedy, but they weren't holding a gun to anyone's head. Pols caving, and can-kicking got them there. Politicians were allegedly in charge, so there...
by wecsoger
Tue May 15, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe Hope for Illinois....?
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Maybe Hope for Illinois....?

Good for them, but realistically, seceding from the state is the only real solution. No one, well, very few people are talking about how bad things are for Illinois in general and Chicago in particular. Both have pension systems the courts say can't be touched/reduced that through financial mismanag...
by wecsoger
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got syrup from Maine
Replies: 18
Views: 809

Re: Got syrup from Maine

Good for ya on the real maple syrup.

But...

Heaven's above, how old is that waffle maker? (grin)

And is that a suicide (non-polarized) plug on that fabric cord?
by wecsoger
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flint knapping first try
Replies: 41
Views: 1509

Re: Flint knapping first try

Nicely done for a first try.

I was going to pop in here and ask where you were getting your flint.
by wecsoger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random firearms musings and comments
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Random firearms musings and comments

Sometimes my mind wanders about unsupervised (especially when driving on these long trips) and lately I've been thinking about the oddness in the firearms industry point 1. If it's "Glock Perfection", how come they're up to gen 5 (!) now. Seriously? Me, I'm finally up to gen 3 now with a police trad...
by wecsoger
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guess it runs in your blood
Replies: 52
Views: 2827

Re: Guess it runs in your blood

Neat old Indian.

I could do without the hand-shift, though. (grin)
by wecsoger
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 carbine
Replies: 24
Views: 1416

Re: M1 carbine

The M1 carbine accuracy sounds like that which is complained about by owners of the Ruger Mini 14. That's interesting to note. I never have heard that comparison made before, but it sure is logical to do so. Not the first to make a logical comparison: --------------M1 Mini14 length --- 35.6" --- 37...
by wecsoger
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Customer Service (327 Mag)
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Ruger Customer Service (327 Mag)

Don't have a Henry (yet!) but all my three interactions with Ruger customer service has been like this:

Hi, my xxx is broke.

What's your serial number?

xxxxxxxxx

Stand by, your parts are in the mail.

Not needed to say, they've always treated me more than fair.
by wecsoger
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well this sucks
Replies: 34
Views: 1944

Re: Well this sucks

which is very important from an armorers view Word. Lieutenants talk about tactics Colonels talk about strategy Generals talk about logistics Glocks with 38(?) parts are pretty much rock simple on maintenance and swapping parts. Sigs are nice though. I love the 226. 220 is fantastic too, although t...
by wecsoger
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well this sucks
Replies: 34
Views: 1944

Re: Well this sucks

that killed the Glock from consideration was lack of an external safety To be more exact, the panel's requirement for an external safety. Which you don't really need, as proven by multiples of ten thousands of cops *every day* carrying Glocks around, with a round chambered You train for proper tech...
by wecsoger
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well this sucks
Replies: 34
Views: 1944

Re: Well this sucks

For all the time and money (five years plus, 17 million plus) devoted to this project, there is no reason that the pistol selection group should not have been able to pick something that would have worked perfectly right out of the box. Or shipping container. Beretta 92 is a good weapon, probably me...
by wecsoger
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Estate sales, old tools, and being a vulture
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Estate sales, old tools, and being a vulture

Garage sales are always hit-or-miss. My rule of thumb, in a newer house or newer subdivision you'll rarely find much other than clothes, badly put together furniture, and always a mystery tub of outdated computer parts. Older homes, always possibilities. Ditto for farmhouses out in the county and th...
by wecsoger
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crystal and tube radio`s
Replies: 131
Views: 4873

Re: Crystal radio`s

Oh, look at you. Even used and old blued razor blade. That's so retro. Amateur radio club here, we did a crystal radio night many, many years ago. It was neat to see all the variations. Alas, the high impedance (crystal) headphones are rarely in someone's junkbox. (just checked amazon, one seller ha...
by wecsoger
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Estate sales, old tools, and being a vulture
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Estate sales, old tools, and being a vulture

At least that's how I feel going through someone's house or garage, pawing through their stuff they've accumulated in life I'm on a e-mailing list for a local estate sales group, they have one in my area about every two three months this month: 5 rectangular size milk crates - use them to wrangle my...
by wecsoger
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Service pictures
Replies: 48
Views: 2319

Re: Service pictures

Hey Pitchy, what is that one? I worked F-4D's at Moody AFB early 80's, F-4E's at WPAFB later on, and even assisted Louisville nat'l guard on their C's when I was TDY. I was avionics, electronic warfare. That brings back memories. Firing up the -60 for electric and air to start, light carts late at n...
by wecsoger
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shaving the old way.
Replies: 96
Views: 3006

Re: Shaving the old way.

That King Oscillator scares me to death just thinking about it. I gave up on the stupidly (for the buyer, not the seller!) high priced 2, 3, 4, or even 5 blade razor inserts and graduated back to a regular safety razor years ago. Never looked back. Been buying a 100 count package of the Astra double...
by wecsoger
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instant pot, anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Re: Instant pot, anyone?

My, we are an interesting bunch here. Thanks for link, I followed that and have been looking about for other recipes. As one poster pointed out, it's a pressure cooker, but also combo unit so you get more use out of it. I can see it really being useful for dinners. It's a 'Good Thing(tm)' anytime yo...
by wecsoger
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instant pot, anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Instant pot, anyone?

No, not a speedy delivery of something green or leafy. (grin) Our kidlets got us one for Christmas, so now we are part of the culinary fad sweeping the country. Or cult, from what I've been reading. Wife and I did up black beans and rice last night, turned out well, and took less than an hour. Took ...
by wecsoger
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold cold cold this morning
Replies: 49
Views: 1743

Re: Cold cold cold this morning

You got us beat, in southwest OH it's 5 with overnight low of -3, tomorrow night's predicted of -6 Still, we're not used to this, these are record lows, and the dogs 'n cats are less than pleased. Any of that hardy Scandinavian heredity I may have had has diluted over the years. Looks like by end of...
by wecsoger
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best screw driver / tool kit
Replies: 22
Views: 1357

Re: Best screw driver / tool kit

Another vote for the Brownells Please, go over here: https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/general-gunsmith-tools/screwdrivers-sets/magna-tip-sets/magna-tip-super-sets--prod417.aspx and check them out. If you get the bigger sets you'll cry once over the price but they are worth every penny
by wecsoger
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I will miss the ash trees....
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: I will miss the ash trees....

More importantly, what are we doing to use to manufacture Fender Strats and Telecaster guitar bodies now? (grin) Southwest Ohio here, wave went through here couple years ago. Thousands and thousands of trees. I still see some about, but obviously dead. And another one gone. If you want to get depres...
by wecsoger
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puffin browser ????
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: Puffin browser ????

AD-blockplus rocks! I'm a huge fan. Just checked, it appears to be available for all major browsers.

I'm also running (in Firefox) Ghostery (tracking blocker), HTTPS Everywhere (forces where available higher security on sites), and YesScript2 (turn off/off java annoyances)
by wecsoger
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puffin browser ????
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: Puffin browser ????

Trying not to thread-hijack, but the new Firefox 57 (quantum) is reasonably well behaved. I run mine with several extensions to block ads, trackers, etc., and rarely do I see anything bothersome. Internet exploder on some websites is a horror show of bouncing, flashing, irritating ads and attention ...
by wecsoger
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any AR builders here?
Replies: 21
Views: 1032

Re: Any AR builders here?

If you can pull toast out of a toaster, or fold paper to go into an envelope, you can probably build an AR Maybe not that simple, but darn near it. Mating a barrel onto an upper only slightly more complicated - and there are gazoodles of youtube videos out there for it. Brownells has some great asse...
by wecsoger
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puffin browser ????
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: Puffin browser ????

Had to look it up, since I've not heard of it before From the description*, your browsing session is actually on a virtual machine on someone else's server and what is being passed to you is just the screen shots of the session. Just like the old PCAnywhere program or VNC or TightVNC. good: says it'...
by wecsoger
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internet geek question....
Replies: 13
Views: 776

Re: Internet geek question....

You could try these sites http://www.high-speed-internet-access-guide.com/ http://www.theispguide.com/ https://internetprovidersbyzip.com/ and they may have something in your area If 'someone down the road' has a good broadband connection but it stops there, there are wireless extender solutions. Th...
by wecsoger
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internet geek question....
Replies: 13
Views: 776

Re: Internet geek question....

Satellite will *never* have low ping times, it's basic physics. Satellite is 26,000 and some change miles away, 52,000 for the signal to go up, then back down, plus any milliseconds spent in the electronics routing about. Serious gamers will only accept broadband (coax) cable, or a home fiber optic ...
by wecsoger
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington Facing Possible Bancrupcy
Replies: 20
Views: 1296

Re: Remington Facing Possible Bancrupcy

You have a point, but... We're coming off eight years of *the* best gun salesman ever...and if you thought the good times were going to keep rollin', then you deserve to go out of business. Gander Mountain couldn't even stay in business selling guns during barry o's regime. So that tells you somethi...
by wecsoger
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington Facing Possible Bancrupcy
Replies: 20
Views: 1296

Re: Remington Facing Possible Bancrupcy

Sadly, we posted about all this before. Business 'gurus' who absolutely know how to run a business take over. They buy other companies, Marlin for ex., because they know how to run a business and make money. They move business locations around because they know how they can be more efficient - leavi...
by wecsoger
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Couple Shot in TN Church "With An Unloaded Gun"
Replies: 11
Views: 604

Re: Couple Shot in TN Church "With An Unloaded Gun"

the more accidental discharges could happen Please, *negligent* discharge. Not whacking on you personally, but this distinction grates on my nerves. (like my people at work who are always saying a telephone call "rolls" over to another line, not "forward" Accidental is something wrong with the fire...
by wecsoger
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Couple Shot in TN Church "With An Unloaded Gun"
Replies: 11
Views: 604

Re: Couple Shot in TN Church "With An Unloaded Gun"

"all guns are always loaded"

or

"treat all guns as always being loaded"

COME ON, PEOPLE! IT'S JUST FOUR RULES!! WHAT IS SO HARD???
by wecsoger
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Defense Shot Placement
Replies: 56
Views: 2288

Re: Self Defense Shot Placement

We would all like to think we're capable of James Bond precision in the heat of battle, but sadly not so. At best, go for initial shots center-of-mass. If the threat is wearing heavy armor you should already have seen it and re-evaluated your strategy. If the threat is wearing a vest, any round is g...
by wecsoger
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood Splitter update....
Replies: 43
Views: 2525

Re: Hydraulic wood splitter troubleshooting...

And?

inquiring minds want to know...
by wecsoger
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Reformation Day!
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: Happy Reformation Day!

or worse, over run with islamists. As a writer I follow, Michael Yon, puts it, some fish do not belong in the same aquarium. Good comments and greatly appreciated. Peace to you. Another amazing bit of trivia I just found, Martin Luther may be responsible for how all our beer is made these days http...
by wecsoger
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Reformation Day!
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Happy Reformation Day!

500 years ago, it is alleged that Martin Luther nailed his ninety five theses to the door of a local church. Thereafter, some events did not turn out so well. I post not to start a religious conversation, but to point out how much some have enjoyed the day, to the point there are t-shirts, reformati...
by wecsoger
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Job=new scoot
Replies: 21
Views: 1082

Re: New Job=new scoot

I've always lusted after the Concours, but like other posters, I want to keep the points on my license. You roll the throttle on that bike, you have a religious moment. That's an absolutely sweet bike, but wasted on the so-called freeways of SoCal. At least you can lane-split. Heard it made an unbea...