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by soon 2 retire
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Code talker
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Code talker

Another Navajo Code Talker has passed. They’re almost all gone; I’m sad to say.
http://www.kgw.com/news/navajo-code-tal ... /482221558




Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CPAP question
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: CPAP question

Backpacking is pretty much out of the question for me any more. I use a CPAP every night and take asthma meds with a nebulizer 2x daily. I wanted to go truck/tent camping with my daughter's family so I bought one of these: http://www.goalzero.com/p/423/goal-zero-yeti-400-lithium-portable-power-stati...
by soon 2 retire
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homegrown tomatoes and BLTs.
Replies: 19
Views: 1169

Re: Homegrown tomatoes and BLTs.

All these posts are making me hungry; and the topic has reminded me of a song by Guy Clark.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6TWwyhCVBDg



Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Figured out some of the sleep problems
Replies: 13
Views: 1489

Re: Figured out some of the sleep problems

I too have sleep apnea and use a CPAP every night. Prior to that I'd wake after an episode extremely over heated and would have to discard any sleep clothing because it would be sweat soaked and by that I mean jump in a pool soaked. I got smart after one episode and checked my BP; the top number was...
by soon 2 retire
Sat May 27, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Greg Allman
Replies: 11
Views: 1207

Re: R.I.P. Greg Allman

Greg and Duane together again playin' them Statesboro Blues.





Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Mon May 22, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, Who's cooking what today?
Replies: 14
Views: 1158

Re: So, Who's cooking what today?

. Being Polish, we made & baked a batch of Golumpki (rolled cabbage leaves stuffed with rice & ground meat - venison today), complete with a sweet & sour sauce. I boil the leaves before letting them cool a bit, then drop a huge spoonful of the rice/ground meat mixture on each leaf, roll it, them pa...
by soon 2 retire
Tue May 16, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mossberg Shockwave
Replies: 33
Views: 2945

Re: Mossberg Shockwave

Remington now has an 870 version called the Tac-14 with the same stock?/grip?



Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMGUR Replaces SLOOOW Photobucket
Replies: 19
Views: 1516

Re: IMGR Replaces SLOOOW Photobucket

For years I used Hunt101 with no issues whatsoever......then about a year ago you had to be a computer engineer in order to organize, whatever. It got to be so much aggravation I went to Photobucket and yea, these crazy lottery wheels started spinning and other pop up stuff, along with ads that cla...
by soon 2 retire
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Searcy Double Rifles
Replies: 7
Views: 869

Re: Searcy Double Rifles

Unbelievably Searcy is self taught and a "one-man show".


http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/0 ... an/372198/



Bob in Friday Harbor
by soon 2 retire
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MagnetoSpeed Chronograph
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: MagnetoSpeed Chronograph

Google "magnetospeed review"; they are out there,


Bob in Friday Harbor
by soon 2 retire
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody ever work on a Lapstrake boat? Pics added 7/23
Replies: 44
Views: 2737

Re: Anybody ever work on a Lapstrake boat?

Google "The Wooden Boat Store", they have a lot of books on boat repair and boat building.



Bob in Friday Harbor
by soon 2 retire
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S.O.S.- Mayday- Help - update #2
Replies: 43
Views: 3370

Re: S.O.S.- Mayday- Help.

Joe, I had a Nissan Sentra that would run great until it wouldn't. I found out it was plugs and they did not last more than a year and a half. I took to carrying 4 gapped plugs in the console with 3/8" ratchet, plug socket, and extension. I found the cheaper non-platinum plugs lasted longer. It was ...
by soon 2 retire
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Invented A Sammich
Replies: 51
Views: 2199

Re: I Invented A Sammich

gamekeeper wrote:My parents said Spam from the US of A helped keep Britain in the fight during WW2....... :D
I always keep a can together with Bully Beef in the larder...... :wink:

I looked it up; and found out that I had bully beef and never knew it.


Bob in Friday a Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Browning 92 in 357
Replies: 23
Views: 2204

Re: New Browning 92 in 357

Pete, the Turnbull adapter plate I mentioned is a new offering by Turnbull as far as I know. It is a barrel mount and is for the 1894 and the 1892. It requires no drilling and tapping. The Turnbull website shows 3 plates; 2 are receiver mount and 1 is a barrel mount. I do not know if it fits the Br...
by soon 2 retire
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Browning 92 in 357
Replies: 23
Views: 2204

Re: New Browning 92 in 357

. Welcome to the forum, AND congrats on your new B-92 (of which I've had a few). A few points, regarding all the previous posts: 1) The Turnbull/Burris FastFire mount lets the red-dot/reflex sight (which needs no front sight) get installed onto the rear end of the left receiver sidewall (like a rec...
by soon 2 retire
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New guy from Central WA saying Hello
Replies: 30
Views: 2094

Re: New guy from Central WA saying Hello

Hello from San Juan County.


Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Browning 92 in 357
Replies: 23
Views: 2204

Re: New Browning 92 in 357

Ryushin, welcome aboard. Turnbull Restoration makes a plate that replaces the front sight (no drilling required) on a Winchester 1892 which is machined to accept a small Burris Fastfire red dot sight. It may help you hit the mark. It is not estheticly pleasing but is removable and leaves no drilled ...
by soon 2 retire
Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Knows Their Stuff On Micrometers?
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: Who Knows Their Stuff On Micrometers?

I see digital 0-1" o.d. Mics by Mitutoyo for $136.00 at MSC. You may be able to find a better deal. I used the same ones at work today. They make excellent gages.



Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about hunting spots
Replies: 28
Views: 2255

Re: Question about hunting spots

If you share your hunting spots, next it will be your guns and your dawg. Where does it stop?




Bob in Friday Harbor
by soon 2 retire
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW FRESH AR15 223 FOR SALE TOO
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Re: NEW FRESH AR15 223 FOR SALE TOO

[quote="JOHNNY WACKO"]
all you young men
Work hard don't waste money on drugs booze and women and you can 1 day retire to this life too
[quote]



Ok, I agree with the drugs and booze; but then you go too far.


Bob in Friday Harbor
by soon 2 retire
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One year ago today.
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: One year ago today.

Great news! You could not have been in better hands; the Cleveland Clinic has saved my bacon and my wife's.


Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I remember when (keep this going)
Replies: 121
Views: 5252

Re: I remember when (keep this going)

I remember when a person's choice of which restroom to use was based on which junk they were packin'.


Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry 45-70........updated with info
Replies: 14
Views: 1404

Re: Henry 45-70........updated with info

On the Garrett website their +P 540 gr Hammerhead ammo with 35,000 cup chamber pressure is only recommended for "modern Marlin and Henry rifles". FYI


Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Iron Cooking Lore
Replies: 42
Views: 2121

Re: Cast Iron Cooking Lore

What time did you say, "dinner is on". I also like a pressed steel frypan . Cheers Mark Educate me..... 8) I have one big Griswold pan and an assortment of Lodge but in the last couple of years because of nerve problems in my hands I've purchased a carbon steel pan by Parderno World Cuisine (a Cana...
by soon 2 retire
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22 Eargesplitten Loudenboomer...
Replies: 22
Views: 1310

Re: .22 Eargesplitten Loudenboomer...

cshold wrote:
Old Savage wrote:I thinj somebody necked the 50.BMG down.

Based on the .378 Weatherby Magnum.

Did they remove the belt?


Bob in Friday Harbor
by soon 2 retire
Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joe Medicine Crow
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Joe Medicine Crow

Interesting article about a great man.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/mor ... es-at-102/





Bob in Friday Harbor
by soon 2 retire
Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: belt recommendation?
Replies: 27
Views: 3275

Re: belt recommendation?

Tycer wrote:Nancy bought me Crossbreed several years ago. Love it.

http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/Product/Gun-Belt

+1


Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colonial Gunsmith video
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Colonial Gunsmith video

It sure is amazing what can be done with a file in the right hands. Here is a site giving a very interesting bio of the video gunsmith, Wallace Gusler.

http://www.flintriflesmith.com/Writinga ... res_mb.htm



Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Demand That Pre-Shredded Cheese Be Banned
Replies: 36
Views: 1880

Re: I Demand That Pre-Shredded Cheese Be Banned

Chuck 100 yd wrote:The right of the people to grate shall not be infringed. "E PLOB NIESTA"

"The Omega Glory" 1968




Bob in Friday Harbor
by soon 2 retire
Sun May 01, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idea I have for a smooth bore .22 pistol, for shooting shot
Replies: 17
Views: 912

Re: Idea I have for a smooth bore .22 pistol, for shooting s

If you could use a reamer to remove the bulk of the material and then switch to a flex hone and hone until just a hint of spiral remained, I think that would still be considered rifling and therefore legal. Wouldn't that accomplish what you want? Or, am I wrong in thinking it would be legal? Bob in ...
by soon 2 retire
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shilen annual open house...
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: Shilen annual open house...

Terry Murbach wrote:KOLACHES....? I thought those were wimmen's sanitary products.

And so it goes...





I'm not in the mood for any raspberry kolaches now.



Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most beautiful actress of the 1960s?
Replies: 55
Views: 4405

Re: Most beautiful actress of the 1960s?

My favorites when I was a kid were Kim Novak and Sophia Loren with an honorable mention going to Barbara Eden.




Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Little Hump Day Gun Porn
Replies: 18
Views: 1130

Re: A Little Hump Day Gun Porn

You're going to be ready when the palpitating brown stuff impacts the reciprocating device.


Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What More Do You Really Need...
Replies: 42
Views: 2700

Re: What More Do You Really Need...

I've not been without a 30-30 in neigh on 10 lustrums. I have others, but the most used rifle cartridge I have is the 30-30. I could part with all by my .45 Colts and not get my feelings hurt. cshold, Love that Micro-Grove rifling on the the bullet. Looks cool. Joe [/color] Thanks Joe, I learn some...
by soon 2 retire
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite bad guy?
Replies: 56
Views: 2769

Re: Favorite bad guy?

Specifically Eli Wallach as Calvera in "The Magnificent Seven". Richard Boone in "Big Jake". And in general Henry Silva.



Bob in Friday Harbor, WA.
by soon 2 retire
Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Darne Double Stotgun
Replies: 23
Views: 1636

Re: Darne Double Stotgun

For another unique French sliding breech shotgun Google "Baby Bretton Shotgun". Both the Darne and the BB were very light (the BAby Bretton was a shade under 5 lbs for a 12 ga.). I lusted after both for their lightness back when I hunted for grouse in the hills of SE Ohio. The truth is that they wou...
by soon 2 retire
Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tia.
Replies: 72
Views: 3005

Re: Tia.

I am so sorry. She was a wonderful, beautiful little lady.





Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Because... everyone NEEDS a $4000 HiPoint...
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

Re: Because... everyone NEEDS a $4000 HiPoint...

Oh what I would give to have the reflexes to be able to shoot like that though.



Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun Buffalo Hunt in the Australian Outback
Replies: 32
Views: 2743

Re: Levergun Buffalo Hunt in the Australian Outback

Very cool except for the "numerous encounters with crocodiles" part.



Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aiming a handgun
Replies: 34
Views: 2228

Re: Aiming a handgun

I also agree that he should try shooting with one eye shut; but to check for a flinch just leave one chamber empty in #3 or #4 position and see if he flinches on the empty chamber. I remember seeing one person whose flinch looked just like recoil when he pulled the trigger on the empty chamber. Bob ...
by soon 2 retire
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody Have To Use A CPAP Machine?
Replies: 33
Views: 1537

Re: Anybody Have To Use A CPAP Machine?

I have to use a CPAP because if I don't my blood pressure skyrockets and I sweat so much everything gets soaked. I can't cool back down without taking a cold shower. Oh, and with the high BP comes splitting headaches. I don't use a full mask; a mask with nose pillows works for me. On a side note, a ...
by soon 2 retire
Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thirty Cows
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: Thirty Cows

Where does one find carnivorous cows?


Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shotgun Shooting: Problems with Eye Dominance?
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Shotgun Shooting: Problems with Eye Dominance?

Morgan Optical has sold the same thing for years to shooters and call them "Magic Dots"; but I bet what you found is a lot cheaper. Thanks for the post. Morgan Optical's website. http://www.morganoptical.net/magic_dot





Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Bowie Knife is finished
Replies: 34
Views: 2854

Re: The Bowie Knife is finished

Chuck, What process and equipment do you use for buffing the blade. By the way didn't you mean Rockwell C instead of Brinnell as the hardness scale? Awesome work by the way; I still plan to build a duplicator like the one you made for duplicating pistol grips in an earlier thread. Bob in Friday Harb...
by soon 2 retire
Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This woman's hunting photo....
Replies: 37
Views: 2927

Re: This woman's hunting photo....

If the image is not photoshopped and ignoring the safety issues, then she is a keeper.


Bob in Friday Harbor
by soon 2 retire
Sat May 30, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to Find a Quality Set of Precision/Mini Screwdrivers?
Replies: 11
Views: 929

Re: Where to Find a Quality Set of Precision/Mini Screwdrive

I just remembered Starrett screwdrivers. Look for Starrett jeweler's screwdrivers on Amazon. I used to use them for gage repair.

Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Fri May 29, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to Find a Quality Set of Precision/Mini Screwdrivers?
Replies: 11
Views: 929

Re: Where to Find a Quality Set of Precision/Mini Screwdrive

Here are screwdrivers tat are as high end quality as you're likely to find. These are watchmakers screwdrivers from Switzerland.

http://www.ofrei.com/page1361.html


Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Thu May 28, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to Find a Quality Set of Precision/Mini Screwdrivers?
Replies: 11
Views: 929

Re: Where to Find a Quality Set of Precision/Mini Screwdrive

Here are excellent tools made in Germany. I have a set of theirs I use for tinkering with electronics.


http://Www.wihatools.com



Bob in Friday Harbor, WA
by soon 2 retire
Thu May 21, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sucks to get old, don't it
Replies: 24
Views: 1713

Re: Sucks to get old, don't it

Ya think that's bad? I have developed a tremor to the point I have thought about taking up gold panning. I only would need to attempt to hold the pan! If'n that ain't taking lemons and making lemonade, then I don't know what is. It reminds me of the punchline of an old joke where the old guy in a n...
by soon 2 retire
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bang to the head, crushed nuts and crows!
Replies: 30
Views: 1385

Re: A bang to the head, crushed nuts and crows!

Other than all that, how are you?

Bob in Friday Harbor, WA