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by Merle
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen
Replies: 77
Views: 967

Re: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen

Pitchy wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:16 pm
Made from oak, probably won`t hold water but may make a good trash can. :)

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didn't they seal those water buckets with pine pitch, or something similar?
I recall seeing old buckets with a stain at the seams.....
by Merle
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Im in love.
Replies: 24
Views: 542

Re: Im in love.

Pitchy wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:31 am
Absolutely beautiful. 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6TYhGL8VFA
yes indeed !!! :D
by Merle
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a word of thanksgiving
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: a word of thanksgiving

glad you made it OK!!! :o
by Merle
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The flying goose
Replies: 20
Views: 356

Re: The flying goose

so will it generate enough lift to get airborne???? :mrgreen:
by Merle
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which would be funnier....?
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: Which would be funnier....?

FWiedner wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:02 pm
.

The second one has better training.

:wink:

and is a LOT smarter! :twisted:
by Merle
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38/40 day -- Addendum
Replies: 15
Views: 771

Re: 38/40 day

At our monthly shoot last week-end I shot kinda' mediocre to fair except for "pistol caliber levergun" where the old 38/40 just got on fire and made a perfect score. In our match we shoot 2 shots as "sighters" and 5 for score at the 50,100, 150, and 200 yard targets. So "perfect" is when you get bo...
by Merle
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Considering a shot gun
Replies: 17
Views: 739

Re: Considering a shot gun

rossim92 wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:35 pm
for home defense the mossberg shockwave is eiaser to manuever

true enough, but some find it a LOT TOUGHER to shoot well.....
by Merle
Thu May 21, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh Heck Yes!! I Want One Of These!!
Replies: 14
Views: 785

Re: Oh Heck Yes!! I Want One Of These!!

COSteve wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 11:52 am
Talk about "self driving" cars. Now this one would suit me just fine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHJTZ7k0BXU
considering how poorly many people drive I would not want them in the air with me... :roll:
by Merle
Tue May 12, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just For A Laugh . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: Just For A Laugh . . .

well, have you tested it yet? :lol:
by Merle
Mon May 11, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting to old for this stuff.
Replies: 38
Views: 1270

Re: Getting to old for this stuff.

Ask AJMD429 about it. In the Medical Professions we must learn to see and hear things which would normally scar our minds for life. We learn to put it in a portion of the mind that has no personal feelings, or we go crazy. AJMD429, myself, and the others on here who routinely see and hear about TMI...
by Merle
Sat May 09, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting to old for this stuff.
Replies: 38
Views: 1270

Re: Getting to old for this stuff.

When it is time for the new system will you bring in a contractor - or tackle it yourself? :?:
by Merle
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SKS 'Truck Guns' are back...
Replies: 21
Views: 777

Re: SKS 'Truck Guns' are back...

https://palmettostatearmory.com/chinese-type-56-sks-7-62x39-military-surplus-grade-2-rifle-w-spiker-bayonet.html Not a bad price. Way back when our family had several but everyone but me sold theirs to get something better. I put a Tapco stock on mine and it's a favorite. The only thing holding me ...
by Merle
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bunch of fairy`s moved into the neighborhood
Replies: 14
Views: 708

Re: A bunch of fairy`s moved into the neighborhood

Hope the woodpeckers don't move in! :wink:
by Merle
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leonardo da Vinci trip hammer
Replies: 18
Views: 542

Re: Leonardo da Vinci trip hammer

yep, great for cracking walnuts.... :D
by Merle
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relative Importance in 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Relative Importance in 2020

OK, that would explain it!! :lol:
by Merle
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relative Importance in 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Relative Importance in 2020

HMMM, why did TP take such a downward turn??? :mrgreen:
by Merle
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From A 39 Year Old Dean Koontz Novel - This is Really Scary!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: From A 39 Year Old Dean Koontz Novel - This is Really Scary!!!

It's way more comfortable if you don't wear your tin foil too tight. :lol: Blaine is right on... As much as I'd like to blame SOMEONE for this mess we're all in, Snopes says the following about that passage by Koontz. Old No7 Was Coronavirus Predicted in a 1981 Dean Koontz Novel ? It’s true that Ko...
by Merle
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From A 39 Year Old Dean Koontz Novel - This is Really Scary!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: From A 39 Year Old Dean Koontz Novel - This is Really Scary!!!

probably never - due to lack of testicular fortitude!!! :evil:
by Merle
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New tire thumper.
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Re: New tire thumper.

piller wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:37 am
Quite the astronomy teaching tool! It ought to help someone observe stars at close range when used judiciously.
yes indeed!!! :lol:
by Merle
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New tire thumper.
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Re: New tire thumper.

Seen this hard wood table leg laying in the shop and thought that looks like it would make a nice tire thumper. Drilled it out 1 1/4 by 2 1/2 inch and filled with lead :) https://i.imgur.com/JZQlgY7h.jpg https://i.imgur.com/BK4DBAph.jpg That ought to thump anything (or anyone) that needs thumped......
by Merle
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Legendary WW2 Aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Legendary WW2 Aircraft

rock-steady wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:49 am
I found this video on youtube while showing my grandson some "a-planes".

He don't care much for modern jet aircraft. He likes the old piston and rotary engine sounds.

https://youtu.be/6dwgLvGs6uE

really nice - thank you! :D
by Merle
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe it is. . . . Time to go POSTAL....!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1104

Re: Maybe it is. . . . Time to go POSTAL....!!!

I'd love to, but
1: my range is closed
2: I'm under a stay inside order

:(
by Merle
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Body Armor that stopped a 50 BMG
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: Body Armor that stopped a 50 BMG

blunt impact trauma.... :shock:
by Merle
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New things Norma and i have made .
Replies: 138
Views: 4070

Re: New things Norma and i have made .

Pitchy wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:31 am
Made a spear for Chief- um- Pitchy.

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so how does it throw? :lol:
by Merle
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New things Norma and i have made .
Replies: 138
Views: 4070

Re: New things Norma and i have made .

Pitchy wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:59 am
Merle wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:48 am
Pitchy wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:35 am
Thanks fellers, he`s a hoot huh. :)

now, can you make him self propelled? :mrgreen:
Yep a hill. :P :lol: :)

well, that would be easy! :lol:
by Merle
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New things Norma and i have made .
Replies: 138
Views: 4070

Re: New things Norma and i have made .

Pitchy wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:35 am
Thanks fellers, he`s a hoot huh. :)

now, can you make him self propelled? :mrgreen:
by Merle
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Problem With Isolating ...
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: A Problem With Isolating ...

jeepnik wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:45 pm
Then again, after thirty days those images could be reversed. Think about it.
yeah, that's what I thought too..... :mrgreen:
by Merle
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help - Bullets shaving.
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Help - Bullets shaving.

Shasta wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:28 pm
I was having the same problem with my .44-40 reloads. I cured it by using a deburring tool on the case after it had been run through the expander die.

Shasta

here is your answer..... :!:
by Merle
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New things Norma and i have made .
Replies: 138
Views: 4070

Re: New things Norma and i have made .

so is the cat praying for forgiveness??? :mrgreen:
by Merle
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Owl moved in the house we made
Replies: 59
Views: 1053

Re: Owl moved in the house we made

Pitchy wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:01 pm
She was sitting up in a tree and a couple crows started bothering her, one isn`t any more, hurray pellet gun. :)
good shooting! :mrgreen:
by Merle
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mmmm home made butter
Replies: 25
Views: 424

Re: Mmmm home made butter

Grandma never used a press, or a mold. She just hand squeezed into a rough baseball shape... :)
by Merle
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Owl moved in the house we made
Replies: 59
Views: 1053

Re: Owl moved in the house we made

did you put in any "bait" to entice them? :lol:
by Merle
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mmmm home made butter
Replies: 25
Views: 424

Re: Mmmm home made butter

making butter :D was one of my childhood chores - the other was making lye soap :( .....
by Merle
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New things Norma and i have made .
Replies: 138
Views: 4070

Re: New things Norma and i have made .

Pitchy wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:25 pm
Hope ya get feeling better Gunny.

Yesterday and today we made a folding table top bench.

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nice work! looks like you might be running low on room for all your new projects.... :)
by Merle
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst time in your life
Replies: 54
Views: 1654

Re: worst time in your life

JNG wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:20 pm
I was a rookie Firefighter, I had to climb two stories to look for folks. Building falling on us. I can not understand
why I did not pee my pants.

Found her, she livid.
Never again.

Joe

sitting by my wife's bedside, as she slowly died from cancer..... :cry:
by Merle
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New things Norma and i have made .
Replies: 138
Views: 4070

Re: New things Norma and i have made .

there doesn't seem to be an end to your talents..... :o
by Merle
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New things Norma and i have made .
Replies: 138
Views: 4070

Re: New things Norma and i have made .

Thanks fellars, Merle made it from two square pieces of wood put a groove down the middle of each then glued them together. Then used the side grinder and sanded them round. Today we made a wind chime, ya make a 1/4 or half inch slit down the side about five inch long, attach the caps on a board so...
by Merle
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New things Norma and i have made .
Replies: 138
Views: 4070

Re: New things Norma and i have made .

Pitchy wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:05 pm
Thanks Jay. :)
Couple more peace pipes.

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so the hatchet is there in case the peace pipe fails? :wink:
by Merle
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New things Norma and i have made .
Replies: 138
Views: 4070

Re: New things Norma and i have made .

Yesterday we made a peace pipe. https://i.imgur.com/qQsqw52h.jpg https://i.imgur.com/6nBj7GPh.jpg Vid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SypCe10wpyg&feature=youtu.be Day before made a eight ball with a thieving crow on it, making a six inch ball is difficult with my equipment. Poured lead in the bott...
by Merle
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any long-range sixgunners here?
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: Any long-range sixgunners here?

before my eyes gave out I shot IHMSA metallic silhouettes out to 200 meters.
mostly I used a 6" Dan Wesson 357 mag, and a Ruger old model Blackhawk in 45 Colt.

then I discovered TC Contenders... :mrgreen:
by Merle
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stress Relief in These Turbulent Times
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: Stress Relief in These Turbulent Times

most definitely worked, but I'm laughing pretty hard, hope that is acceptable! :D
by Merle
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here shoot a military irons-only rifle match?
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: Anyone here shoot a military irons-only rifle match?

don't know if this is of interest, but there were several "postal matches" last year that were for milsurp iron sights.
I would expect more this spring/summer.
by Merle
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Merle.
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Happy Birthday Merle.

1894c wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:28 pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY... :)

thanks - it's good to make it thru another year.... :mrgreen:
by Merle
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Merle.
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Happy Birthday Merle.

Blaine wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:42 pm
Happy Birthday, Rifleman. 8)

thank you :lol:
by Merle
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Merle.
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Happy Birthday Merle.

gamekeeper wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:10 am
Have a GREAT DAY......... :D

thank you :D
by Merle
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found.....
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Found.....

We had a step-inlaw/outlaw of sorts visiting for the holidays who had a glucose spike then crash and needed to lie down for a bit.....As they was a leaving, the patient complained that the guest room bed was somewhat, oddly lumpy...... So I check under the bed covers an lo and behold, a magnum rese...
by Merle
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 1222

Re: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!

Did you guys see how the recent attempted 'mass shooter' at the West Freeway Church in Texa s wound up having at least five churchgoers draw down on him and lethally shoot him within six seconds... :mrgreen: Of course CNN makes it out like the only reason the murderer was stopped was that a "former...
by Merle
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I snagged a pair of Winchester 1894 special order rifles
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: I snagged a pair of Winchester 1894 special order rifles

marlinman93 wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:11 am
Neat guns! Don't pass up the .32-40 because of brass. It's still not that hard to find, and forming down .38-55 to .32-40 is almost as easy as full length sizing .38-55 itself.

and, bullets for a 32 special will work just fine! :wink:
by Merle
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40
Replies: 30
Views: 891

Re: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40

Merle, isn't fun a big part of the reason for using old guns like that? If just plain simple function and accuracy without any concern for ofter hard to define factors were all, then we would all be shooting the same bolt action rifles in maybe only 3 different calibers. Can you imagine anything le...