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by Woodtroll
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is worst?
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: What is worst?

I've been there, Joe, and I sympathize with you and your son. The positive part is that he knows that everything that could possibly be done, was done, and I'll bet done right. I'm retiring in just a few short years, but my son is carrying the EMS torch onward, just like your son. He and I have had ...
by Woodtroll
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painting a Galvanized Metal Roof?
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Painting a Galvanized Metal Roof?

Thanks a bunch, everyone, I appreciate all the information. I had considered just replacing the roof, sure enough, but all except the porches on this old house are a 10:12 pitch at least two stories high. I put the first roof on the year I was married at 21 years old; I'm not doing it again at 55. A...
by Woodtroll
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painting a Galvanized Metal Roof?
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Painting a Galvanized Metal Roof?

Thank you, GunnyMack, I appreciate the help. I forgot to mention that my wife wants a light blue color, not silver, which rules out the usual fibered metal silver "tin roof" paint that many of us are all too familiar with! (Flashbacks to summer barn roof painting as a teen...)
by Woodtroll
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painting a Galvanized Metal Roof?
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Painting a Galvanized Metal Roof?

Way OT here, but I'm betting someone can help... I put a galvanized metal (the old 5-V "tin" roof) on our farmhouse when we moved into it almost 35 years ago. I've painted it a couple times since with an alkyd enamel paint that stuck okay to the rusted parts, but sloughed quickly from the parts with...
by Woodtroll
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on faux ivory grips
Replies: 17
Views: 653

Re: Thoughts on faux ivory grips

Some of the folks who post over on one of the 1911 forums have been happy with this synthetic ivory; it even has "grain" to it: https://guitarpartsandmore.com/mainCategory.php?Resin-Ivory-trade-Gun-Grip-Blanks-57 However, I have no first-hand experience with it, but have been tempted to make a set f...
by Woodtroll
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Costner & Harrelson.......
Replies: 29
Views: 1317

Re: Costner & Harrelson.......

Costner makes a good movie, but he is for more gun control and is on almost everyone's list of actors who are anti-gun. Google "Kevin Costner gun control" or something similar if you don't believe me. It's a real shame, because he has talent - for making movies. Just another hypocrite who makes mone...
by Woodtroll
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 942

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

Got a mold from a friend on castboolits today and cast 75 slugs . Think they’ll be used in this DH next year to kill a man eating Virginia Whitetail ! Haha! Never known the whitetails here to actually eat a man, but they sure are rough on vehicles when they attack them! :shock: Fine looking gun, ev...
by Woodtroll
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Louis Lamour Westerns - Your favorites
Replies: 34
Views: 1351

Re: Louis Lamour Westerns - Your favorites

Easily done, I can certainly understand that (although L'Amour is by far my favorite over Grey!)
by Woodtroll
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Louis Lamour Westerns - Your favorites
Replies: 34
Views: 1351

Re: Louis Lamour Westerns - Your favorites

Rainbow Canyon. And of course the book to which it is the sequel. How many know which book that was? I can't find reference to that one.....dark canyon and silver canyon but no rainbow one so far..... It's the sequel to this little known book, "Riders of the Purple Sage". That was a Zane Gray novel...
by Woodtroll
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Louis Lamour Westerns - Your favorites
Replies: 34
Views: 1351

Re: Louis Lamour Westerns - Your favorites

My overall favorites are the Sacketts series; if I had to narrow it down to two it would be "Sackett" and "The Sackett Brand", which focuses on Tell Sackett. Reading the novels, I am picturing Sam Elliott, who played the role in the TV movie already mentioned. These two books also focused on the val...
by Woodtroll
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch
Replies: 21
Views: 1204

Re: Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch

Very nice watches, thanks so much for posting. I really prefer the Arabic numbers (although I am not happy that they are called that!), and a lot of those watches really check all my boxes as what I think of as a vintage pocket watch.

Thanks again,
Regan
by Woodtroll
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch
Replies: 21
Views: 1204

Re: Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch

Thanks very much for the advice, lthardman. After spending a fair bit of time watching videos and reading websites, I think I could do the work, but picking the right parts would be a real challenge! I realized I’d be money ahead to be patient, maybe spend a little more, a get a solid watch that’s e...
by Woodtroll
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch
Replies: 21
Views: 1204

Re: Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch

Unfortunately I can't find a watcher maker to service them. And they need it. Joe Joe, I stumbled across this repair service when I started looking at old watches. Some places want several hundred dollars to clean and lube these watches! This outfit charges $70-90 depending on which watch you have:...
by Woodtroll
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch
Replies: 21
Views: 1204

Re: Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch

Thanks for the help, everyone! To clarify a little bit, I'm looking for an older, American mechanical pocket watch not for convenience or even every day use, but because I think they're really neat and there are times I would enjoy carrying one. Sort of like hunting with a vintage lever gun - there ...
by Woodtroll
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch
Replies: 21
Views: 1204

Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch

I have always wanted a vintage pocket watch of my own. I don't want anything rare or fancy, but would like to have a reliable, functional example of a working man's pocketwatch, and I don't really know much about them except for looking at many different ones on eBay over the years. My only real "mu...
by Woodtroll
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GREAT books - autobiographies of Charles Askins and Elmer Keith
Replies: 18
Views: 3881

Re: GREAT books - autobiographies of Charles Askins and Elmer Keith

Did you know him well enough to know he lied to you?????? I didn't know him at all, but anyone with a little real world experience and common sense can tell a lot of his stories were pure b.s. Calling a man you don't even know a liar will get you a drubbing in a lot of places in this country, mostl...
by Woodtroll
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request - Update 8/1/18
Replies: 24
Views: 1285

Re: Prayer Request - Update 8/1/18

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers up for all of your family.
by Woodtroll
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dog died yesterday.
Replies: 27
Views: 1042

Re: Dog died yesterday.

Very sorry to hear about that. And yes, the other dogs definitely suffer the loss along with you. Prayers for you and your family!
by Woodtroll
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Cushioned Socks That Stay Up with Western Boots
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

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

I thought about this yesterday but didn't put it in the post. go to Wal mart and buy a pair of their foam in soles. They do really make a difference in the boot fit, I have had to use two pair in some boots. Thanks, Jerry, that's definitely going to be my next move. More than one way to skin a cat!
by Woodtroll
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Cushioned Socks That Stay Up with Western Boots
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

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

Yep .... too much room at the heel will make socks move. Problem is loose boot fit, not a sock issue. Agreed, but I'm in a bind on the size. Due to an old ankle injury, I don't have enough foot/ankle flex to get my right foot into and out of a size 12 western boot (my normal lace-up size). Since mo...
by Woodtroll
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Cushioned Socks That Stay Up with Western Boots
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

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

Thanks for the replies, everyone, I appreciate the help. The Redhead wool socks MM Wright mentions have been my go-to socks for years now, but they're not working for me in the pull-on boots. The heel slip does indeed seem to be "eating" them. I'll take a look at the brands y'all specifically mentio...
by Woodtroll
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Cushioned Socks That Stay Up with Western Boots
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

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

Well, I'm no cowboy, just a hillbilly with a new pair of "cowboy" boots. :lol: No, I DO NOT want to discuss underwear, or lack thereof! :shock:
by Woodtroll
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Cushioned Socks That Stay Up with Western Boots
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

Looking for Cushioned Socks That Stay Up with Western Boots

I've worn lace-up boots, typically logger-style, for all of my adult life. My wife recently talked me into trying a pair of nice engineer/western style boots as a little bit dressier boot. Now I remember one reason I gave up cowboy boots in my early teens - they eat socks! I can't get my socks to st...
by Woodtroll
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Computer Memory...
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: Computer Memory...

I like that explanation, Paul, thank you. It makes it easy for simplistic minds like mine to understand.
by Woodtroll
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Projectiles
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: 45 Projectiles

No harm, Jeepnik. I'm just proud that our friend 6-point didn't refer to them as "boolits". :lol:

(My apologies to my fellow members of the Gunloads board by the same name!)
by Woodtroll
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Commercial Electrical Help Requested
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: Commercial Electrical Help Requested

Thanks, everyone, for your help. I didn't make it clear in my original post that this building DOES have three-phase power, and I'm just trying to figure out what is in the box so I can get his motor ordered. I'm not about to start messing with this circuit myself and because of the complex building...
by Woodtroll
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Commercial Electrical Help Requested
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Commercial Electrical Help Requested

Hello, folks, Not gun related, but I'm hoping someone here can help me. I'm trying to help a friend put a compressor in a garage that has three-phase electrical power. I'm pretty good at residential wiring, and understand the basic concept of three-phase power supply, but I am no three-phase expert ...
by Woodtroll
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here still drive a stick shift?
Replies: 67
Views: 4351

Re: Anybody here still drive a stick shift?

Yes, I prefer manuals, especially in snow and ice. Much more control. And I still prefer manual hubs and shifter on my four-wheel-drives. 2008 Ford Ranger 5-speed (my daily driver) 2011 Jeep Patriot 5-speed (wife's daily driver) 2003 F250 Superduty 7.3 Diesel (camping, towing, hauling truck) It's in...
by Woodtroll
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best screw driver / tool kit
Replies: 22
Views: 1926

Re: Best screw driver / tool kit

Brownells came to mind as soon as I read the first couple sentences of your post. I have had very good luck with them, as others have already attested to.
by Woodtroll
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re-reading the best book I've ever read....
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: Re-reading the best book I've ever read....

Thom is a fascinating author who does a lot of research before writing his "fictionalized history" novels. I think he holds as true as he can with the facts while filling in the unknown gaps as it "could have happened" to bring history to life in a form we can appreciate rather than just names and d...
by Woodtroll
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood Splitter update....
Replies: 43
Views: 3178

Re: Wood Splitter update....

Yes, there will be some small amount of air trapped in that line. Not desirable but almost impossible to avoid without bleeding under pressure. The good news is that air is compressible and will "equalize" to the pressure of the fluid, so the gauge will read accurately nevertheless.

Good luck!
Regan
by Woodtroll
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 500 grain flat point .459 or .460
Replies: 18
Views: 1219

Re: 500 grain flat point .459 or .460

Great news, glad you got it to work out!
by Woodtroll
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 500 grain flat point .459 or .460
Replies: 18
Views: 1219

Re: 500 grain flat point .459 or .460

Is your barrel a replacement or a shortened factory barrel? I think most of the recent Marlin factory 1895s are 1:20 twist, some may even be 1:22 but I am not sure. I am afraid it is going to be tough to stabilize a 500-grain bullet at subsonic muzzle velocity with a twist less than 1:18 or even 1:1...
by Woodtroll
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers needed.
Replies: 21
Views: 1446

Re: Prayers needed.

Prayers, sir, for him and you/your family. Teenage kids are tough at times, to put it lightly.
by Woodtroll
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PhotoBucket - coming to YOU next....!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1028

Re: PhotoBucket - coming to YOU next....!!!

I switched my few "online" pictures to JPGbox too after tinkering with it for a little bit. Here's an attaempt:

Image

Thank y'all for the tip!
by Woodtroll
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Real "Capt Woodrow Call"
Replies: 21
Views: 2103

Re: The Real "Capt Woodrow Call"

had I been in the situation that he introduced himself into; especially if the focus of his attention; immediate and intense gunfire would 've resulted. I've no use for those that presume they have the right to impose themselves in the manner that he did several times. I'd be curious as to which in...
by Woodtroll
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When All is Said and Done, This is the Last...
Replies: 10
Views: 1977

Re: When All is Said and Done, This is the Last...

I do enjoy the books very much, but am a fan of wry and dry humor. I like the show too, but you just can't take it too literally. Wonder when the last season will show up on Netflix?
by Woodtroll
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any knowledge or opinions about C. Sharps Arms, Inc.?
Replies: 14
Views: 1102

Re: Any knowledge or opinions about C. Sharps Arms, Inc.?

I have no recent experience, but the man who used to run the company (John Schoffstall) lied to me repeatedly about my rifle and cheated me out of money by raising the final price which had been paid in full FIVE YEARS prior to delivery (after he promised a one-year delivery). If he is still in char...
by Woodtroll
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1A Scout rifle complete!
Replies: 18
Views: 1951

Re: M1A Scout rifle complete!

Thanks, everyone, for your help with the scope mount questions! I really appreciate you taking the time to educate me.

Take care,
Regan
by Woodtroll
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1A Scout rifle complete!
Replies: 18
Views: 1951

Re: M1A Scout rifle complete!

At the risk of sounding like a broken record: JWM, how did you achieve the "scout scope" mount on your rifle? I have a pre-ban Springfield M1A that I'd like to mount a scout scope on. As I'm getting older I've had to put scopes on a couple of my leverguns, and the scout scope concept solves a lot of...
by Woodtroll
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1A Scout rifle complete!
Replies: 18
Views: 1951

Re: M1A Scout rifle complete!

Thank you, sir, for taking the time to reply and to accompany it with pictures! It certainly is helpful. I cannot find the mount listed separately on the Springfield site; I guess it would require the new handguard along with it as well. I'll do some more digging when I have some spare time. Thanks ...
by Woodtroll
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1A Scout rifle complete!
Replies: 18
Views: 1951

Re: M1A Scout rifle complete!

What type of mount did you use to get the scope into the "Scout" position, please?
by Woodtroll
Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something Fishy Here
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: Something Fishy Here

Wonder if the wood has absorbed any of the salt from the original contents? Might pay to keep a close eye on anything metallic stored inside for a while.

That being said, neat find!
by Woodtroll
Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers Needed. Update
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: Prayers Needed. Update

Prayers for a good outcome and speedy recovery!
by Woodtroll
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drifter update and shenanigans
Replies: 13
Views: 1301

Re: Drifter update and shenanigans

TedH wrote:
I think here he is thinking, "Ha! I can really mess up and she still loves me!"
Isn't it great that most dogs and many women share that same trait?

I really enjoy reading about Drifter's progress - thanks for sharing!

Regan
by Woodtroll
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATED Please pray for Jeff Quinn
Replies: 69
Views: 4390

Re: UPDATED Please pray for Jeff Quinn

Prayers up, Mr. Quinn, for a quick and complete recovery. I sure have learned a lot from your tests and write-ups over the years.
by Woodtroll
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wonder where he came from?
Replies: 79
Views: 4194

Re: Wonder where he came from?

Very glad to see he is doing well! There is no gratitude like that you receive from an animal you treat well. This is my favorite thread on here right now.
by Woodtroll
Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free Book: "6 Frigates... The Founding of the U.S. Navy"
Replies: 13
Views: 913

Re: Free Book: "6 Frigates... The Founding of the U.S. Navy"

Thanks for the giveaway, Old No7! Very fitting that this went to a naval veteran. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
by Woodtroll
Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free Book: "6 Frigates... The Founding of the U.S. Navy"
Replies: 13
Views: 913

Re: Free Book: "6 Frigates... The Founding of the U.S. Navy"

I'm interested too, please count me in. Thanks for the opportunity!
by Woodtroll
Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "You have cancer"
Replies: 45
Views: 2190

Re: "You have cancer"

You both will be on my nightly prayer list, Bill. It seems to me that it would be tougher to watch a loved one go through that than to deal with it myself. God's blessings to y'all.