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by Ray
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 56
Views: 1586

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

Ray, I dropped the tuning to EBE, the neck responded by getting a little less dished. Methinks the worker-bee oriented the ash grain in the wrong direction, or it's just a pool noodle to begin with. But I like open E a lot, it sounds less like a cloud of flying insects .. . . :lol: I close my eyes ...
by Ray
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Found This Map Resource.
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: I Just Found This Map Resource.

Is it just me or do others find forest service boundary markings inconsistent and anomalous as far as orientation and direction ? You know, the red blazing and yellow "land behind this sign" metal tags. Example, you're facing the sign and see the red blazing radiating out from it. More often than no...
by Ray
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shooting hogs with 38 special bullets
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: shooting hogs with 38 special bullets

I am not a very successful sus scrofa hunter and have never played one on the telly but I found this.....a .38 here should do the trick.
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by Ray
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 56
Views: 1586

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

Hey grizz !

Check this out.....

You can never go wrong with Amazing Grace.....


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GMd4IKB3l34
by Ray
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time marches on
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: Time marches on

Compare the car chase scenes and wide panoramic second unit shots of off studio lot locations on Mission Impossible, Cannon, and Rockford Files with what you see today. Where it is flat, strip malls and apartments predominate.....the hills and dales are all subdivisions..... Particularly on Rockford...
by Ray
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The First Intelligent Bullet?
Replies: 19
Views: 575

Re: The First Intelligent Bullet?

mikld wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:19 am
Just wondering, from those condemning ballistic gelatin, what is a better test medium? I don't know anyone that has some cows to shoot, or can afford big chunks of beef...
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by Ray
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W 629-6 Deluxe 45 Colt Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: S&W 629-6 Deluxe 45 Colt Conversion

BRAVO ZULU !
by Ray
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions
Replies: 19
Views: 514

Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

Joe Reilly wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:53 am
How / where do I get my book(s)?
https://1895book.com/

$79.99 + s.h.
by Ray
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 56
Views: 1586

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

Fretted...... Was gDG & tuned the D down to B and the G down to E...... moved the bridge back towards the tailpiece about 3/8ths inch to tighten the slack.... didn't have to do that as strings are plenty tight after slackening...... they must have been mandolin tight two whole steps up from where th...
by Ray
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 56
Views: 1586

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

Inharmonious noise warning ! Please pardon the pitchiness and the deviated septum caused hyponasal phonetics at the beginning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Dd3FY9zgfM Notice the ringing quality of the GBE tuned three string....Reminiscent of joni mitchell on mountain dulcimer or maybelle carter ...
by Ray
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it about girls with shotguns?
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: What is it about girls with shotguns?

For some reason pseudo-lecherous Ray was expecting something more kittenish :wink:
by Ray
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wayback.....
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Wayback.....

https://levergunscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1354

Back to top for nostalgia sake.

Some of those guys sure liked to type.

I suppose this is one of the many reasons for the separate politics forum.
by Ray
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Clinton, er I mean Trump 'associate' nabbed for sex trafficking...
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Clinton, er I mean Trump 'associate' nabbed for sex trafficking...

I imagine that there are quite a few creepy suits with hairspray helmet comb-overs who are worried right now. Not just mister trump. At first they nervously hoped epstein wouldn't rat but then the headlines of the vault and files and coded dvds. It probably never occurred to them at the time on the ...
by Ray
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 56
Views: 1586

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

So I watched the puckett guy on the youtube and figured out that gbe tuning will work for me using abbreviated dgbe guitar chords for crosspicking and strumming...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITSZ3OY9C3U I slacked the d to b and the wild g to e and while those are a little loose and buzzy, it...
by Ray
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trailblazer Lifecard
Replies: 13
Views: 1275

Re: Trailblazer Lifecard

B.T.T.
by Ray
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well that was fun
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Well that was fun

Spring of 1986..... Approximately 0900..... Naval Station Treasure Island..... Shipfitter and Damage Controlman "A" School B.E.Q. Dormitory...... Was reading a Louis Lamour paperback, one of the sacketts I think.... The goomers next door started a row and were banging on the intervening wall.....or ...
by Ray
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LIVE rignt now DC 4TH PARADE
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: LIVE rignt now DC 4TH PARADE

I am thankful that he mentioned the coasties first. When you're treading water and turning blue, they are quite a welcome sight.

And the sight of that stealth bomber was encouraging.
by Ray
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another look at "stopping power" in a defensive handgun
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Another look at "stopping power" in a defensive handgun

I am always sceptical at statistics and "they" say you should or should not. You could not pick up a gun magazine in those days without reading of sanow and marshal and their fans and their detractors..... Ah ! those were the days.....Carry a 4" .357 revolver with federal 125gr. jhp and shoot 100 cr...
by Ray
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range report: Vintage 38-55 (photos)
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Range report: Vintage 38-55 (photos)

Griff wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:23 pm
Old Savage wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:06 pm
I see no bullet was even an inch off the group center.
+1. Very good.

If you were giving your whizbang supermag a pre season last check with scope turned-up to 12x, that group would be more than adequate and good to go !
by Ray
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 56
Views: 1586

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:19 am
Great story! 8)
Somewhere there is a Bugs Bunny cartoon with Bugs offering to sell a banjo with no strings to Yosemite Sam. "I'll take it," says Sam "I hate banjo music."

:lol:

banjos were (un)popular with the jones/freileg/blanc team.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw9JvHBklUo
by Ray
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 56
Views: 1586

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

I've just about given up on three strings for now..... The chords just don't sound right compared to something with just one more string.... I simply cannot get on pitch to sing...... Tried to jam with a six string and three strings just does not seem to fit sonically..... Sliding, I can sure make ...
by Ray
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding the Jim Beam warehouse fire
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: Regarding the Jim Beam warehouse fire

I see Carrie Nation is still at work.

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by Ray
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Find the hidden levergun in this photo....
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: Find the hidden levergun in this photo....

This is the one I was talking about..... Along about this time, in sunday school a pious old geezer was ranting about the sweating chicas in scant costumes on the hardees/carl jr. commercials on the telly. One gentleman suggested that he either turn-off the telly or at least change the channel. Anot...
by Ray
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 56
Views: 1586

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

I've just about given up on three strings for now..... The chords just don't sound right compared to something with just one more string.... I simply cannot get on pitch to sing...... Tried to jam with a six string and three strings just does not seem to fit sonically..... Sliding, I can sure make i...
by Ray
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The First Intelligent Bullet?
Replies: 19
Views: 575

Re: The First Intelligent Bullet?

If you are going to carry a gimmicky bullet, then this one might work...... very low recoil..... penetrates many popular vests the bad guys might be wearing...... if the video link works, you can sure see how it makes the jello wiggle..... the sight of the smoke coming out of the entrance hole is in...
by Ray
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movie Quote
Replies: 21
Views: 600

Re: Movie Quote

Joy Harmon of the car washing scene, at the age of fifteen asked her mom why her back, shoulders and neck ached all the time and her peers never complained of the same. Her mom replied that they did not quite have the same burden to bear (bare) !
by Ray
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: "It was just a milkshake...."
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: "It was just a milkshake...."

What ever happened to that old dude who perforated the guy for throwing popcorn at him in the theater a few years back? :?: Still out on bond and awaiting trial. At the 6-26-19 hearing, the judge cancelled the 7-11-19 hearing. Reaves, now 78 owes just under 1.8 million in legal fees. Seems like the...
by Ray
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The First Intelligent Bullet?
Replies: 19
Views: 575

Re: The First Intelligent Bullet?

Is it just me or does anybody else scratch their heads and wonder about the brainless masses who worship at the altar of the gelatin tests and the f.b.i. protocols? There was once a guy on here that insisted you must use federal hst just because he had been to a demonstration of them. This was along...
by Ray
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 56
Views: 1586

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:08 pm
"Make a joyful noise" ... wonder what the Big Guy thinks when I "make a painful noise." He must have gritted his teeth when I took violin lessons in fifth grade. :lol:
The only thing worse than a screeching fiddle is a novice with the scottish pipes.
by Ray
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 56
Views: 1586

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

You'd thing four decades of basic, nominal playing (just strumming) on 12, 8, 7, 6, 5 and 4 strings would make the learning curve on just 3 strings easier. But since the chord charts are only pseudo or suggestive, I'm having to actually learn some music theory, tonics, roots, thirds, fifths, etc. I'...
by Ray
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: "It was just a milkshake...."
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: "It was just a milkshake...."

The videos I've seen of those rioters out west prompts a few innocent questions......How In the world do they act out such shenanigans without getting shot? First off you see ya-ya-ing escalate to grabbing and shoving on to fisticuffs. Then somebody hits somebody with one of the laths that a protest...
by Ray
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 56
Views: 1586

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

Good stuff, i`ll have to do a musical vid. :wink: I remember the lakotas taking umbrage to your banjo picking and hurling arrows at you..... Ok ok i get the message :lol: Pic of the one i made few years back, wish i could play something. https://i.imgur.com/znD5js4h.jpg Like the "This is a knife!" ...
by Ray
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Find the hidden levergun in this photo....
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: Find the hidden levergun in this photo....

We need to take up a collection for the little hussy, er i mean lady with the winchester on the November 2018 cover. She has outgrown her cut-off dungarees and her t-shirt is quite thin and she obviously cannot afford the ubiquitous padded supports normally worn underneath. Belay that last.....in be...
by Ray
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 56
Views: 1586

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

Pitchy wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:04 pm
Good stuff, i`ll have to do a musical vid. :wink:
I remember the lakotas taking umbrage to your banjo picking and hurling arrows at you.....
by Ray
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idiots
Replies: 14
Views: 538

Re: Idiots

Early one autumn I was sitting at the base of a tree watching a deep hollow when I heard the crunch of leaves and a man approaching. He was dressed in khaki safari garb and wearing a beekeeper's bonnet and veil and carried a long handled net in one hand and a polesaw in the other. He greeted me in a...
by Ray
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 56
Views: 1586

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

Me on four strings(audio only).....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSMouleEYlY

Warning ! May be objectional to tender ears !
by Ray
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JACKALOPE
Replies: 22
Views: 679

Re: JACKALOPE

Everyone knows that only the 22 Remington Jet can be relied upon to dispatch a Chupacabra. I keep several Smith 53's handy. A Dodge Ram 3500 4wd with the Cummins engine is a pretty good match for them, but not always. I ran one down just outside of Yuma one night, did him in but his teeth got stuck...
by Ray
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 56
Views: 1586

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

Grizz wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:47 am
thanks a lot Ray. I just ordered the kit . . . I'll show you mine when you show me yours! :D :lol:
I play mostly on four strings, both chicago and standard G tuning and was wondering about those three string tunings and chords.
by Ray
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 56
Views: 1586

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

B.T.T. and expecting an update from billy's experiment....
by Ray
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best 30-30 bullet to reload for hogs
Replies: 15
Views: 607

Re: Best 30-30 bullet to reload for hogs

170 core lokt My first choice but hard to come by these days....... Speer hot core in 130, 150, or 170 gr. will do. https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1601464048/remington-core-lokt-bullets-30-30-winchester-308-diameter-170-grain-soft-point Thanks for the link.....Anyone else notice the photo on mid...
by Ray
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Blatant Communism is acceptable now....
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Blatant Communism is acceptable now....

What commies and socialists fail to understand is that the accumulated wealth and progress of at least 4 and a half millennia of previous free market economics (or as free as politicians would allow) is what financed the marx/engels/lenin/mao/minh century. It is only the earnest pursuit of wealth in...
by Ray
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...
Replies: 18
Views: 486

Re: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...

If it's any consolation the napalm fire-bombing of Tokyo a couple months earlier on March 9 & 10 of 1945 by the United States Army Air Forces was the single most destructive bombing raid in human history totally destroying 16 square miles of central Tokyo killing an estimated 100,000 civilians most...
by Ray
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JACKALOPE
Replies: 22
Views: 679

Re: JACKALOPE

Way back in the day when I was just a wee lad of 23-24 I lived in southern south america. Though I had both my beloved bride and our firstborn son with me, I missed my humble collection of sixguns, self-loaders, leveractions and fowling pieces way back up there in alabama. So I jumped through all of...
by Ray
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found a neat 410
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Found a neat 410

Reminds me of 8 year old Ray wanting to upgrade from daisy, crossman and benjamin to something exactly like this.
by Ray
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best 30-30 bullet to reload for hogs
Replies: 15
Views: 607

Re: Best 30-30 bullet to reload for hogs

Tycer wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:12 pm
170 core lokt
My first choice but hard to come by these days.......

Speer hot core in 130, 150, or 170 gr. will do.
by Ray
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: No wonder nobody believes the 'environmentalists'....
Replies: 30
Views: 1254

Re: No wonder nobody believes the 'environmentalists'....

My problem with folks lamenting the crowds of humanity is the ones who complain the loudest never think that they themselves are just as much of the problem as those others..... If you really believe the world is overcrowded then set an example and remove your spawn and yourself...... Hah ! Didn't t...