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Primitive wooden compass.

#1 Post by Pitchy » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:02 pm

Not many reply in the Garand thread so thought you guys would like to see this idea i came up with and made.
I`d like to say also and i`ve said so a couple times that anyone is welcome in the Garand thread, a lot of BS and off topic stuff gets posted there which i figure would just clutter up the board.
Hope to many arn`t mad about it and shut me out here.

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#2 Post by .45colt » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:27 pm

That is really cool. Great Job.

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#3 Post by J Miller » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:01 pm

That is really cool! How do I get one? I'm no good at making stuff. This is the KISS principle in action. :)

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#4 Post by GunnyMack » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:13 pm

Pitchy if you have an old gun type soldering gun it can be used to magnatize/demagnatize just about anything steel.
Just put that hacksaw blade between the rods on the gun and pull the trigger. Same thing to demagnatize.

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#5 Post by Pitchy » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:18 pm

Thanks fellers, Joe maybe i can make ya one after this cold snap.
Good idea Gunny, i know ya can wrap a coated wire around it also and hook to a battery and produce a field that will work also. :)
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#6 Post by AJMD429 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:54 pm

"....Garand thread, a lot of BS and off topic stuff gets posted there which i figure would just clutter up the board."

This forum is kinda like Six's gun-bench, or my barn/garage/pit - pretty hard to 'clutter it up' with stuff. Pert near anything gun-related is of interest, and anything 'sort-of-the-stuff-guys-like-who-like-leverguns' is of interest as well, which means pretty much EVERYTHING other than macrame, weaving doilies, or how to do-up your man-bun :shock: is interesting here. 8)

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#7 Post by Pitchy » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:01 pm

AJMD429 wrote:
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"....Garand thread, a lot of BS and off topic stuff gets posted there which i figure would just clutter up the board."

This forum is kinda like Six's gun-bench, or my barn/garage/pit - pretty hard to 'clutter it up' with stuff. Pert near anything gun-related is of interest, and anything 'sort-of-the-stuff-guys-like-who-like-leverguns' is of interest as well, which means pretty much EVERYTHING other than macrame, weaving doilies, or how to do-up your man-bun :shock: is interesting here. 8)
I know that was pointing out that the Garand thread got pretty big and that i don`t want folks to think i`m not interested in what goes on else where .
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#8 Post by Pitchy » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:24 pm

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That is really cool! How do I get one? I'm no good at making stuff. This is the KISS principle in action. :)

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#9 Post by GunnyMack » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:31 pm

Umm Doc I'm starting to see a pattern...
HOWEVER you left out 1 important sub topic

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#10 Post by gamekeeper » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:17 am

GunnyMack wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:31 pm
Umm Doc I'm starting to see a pattern...
HOWEVER you left out 1 important sub topic

Dogs, be they bird, tracking, bear hounds, guard or just lap warmers!! They ARE our best friends and family.
Don't forget Squirrels.... or scantily clad women :wink:
Cool compass Lenn, saw it on the Garand thread but due to time difference couldn't guess in time :wink:
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#11 Post by Pitchy » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:50 am

Thanks buddy. :)
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#12 Post by J Miller » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:11 am

Pitchy wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:24 pm
J Miller wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:01 pm
That is really cool! How do I get one? I'm no good at making stuff. This is the KISS principle in action. :)

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Joe pm me your address and i`ll see if i can get one made for ya. :)
Pitchy, will do. Was just reading AJMD's list of things with a grin on my face.

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#13 Post by piller » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:34 am

Since PillHer is rather jealous, scantily clad women are something I am rather cautious about looking at. Survival gets the better of me there.
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#14 Post by Pitchy » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:48 pm

Here ya go Joe, i`ll ship it Monday. :)

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#15 Post by Sixgun » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:25 pm

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Since PillHer is rather jealous, scantily clad women are something I am rather cautious about looking at. Survival gets the better of me there.
Sorry..
Thread drift...I just to get this off my mind) :D

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#16 Post by Griff » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:39 pm

Sixgun wrote:
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Since PillHer is rather jealous, scantily clad women are something I am rather cautious about looking at. Survival gets the better of me there.
Sorry..
Thread drift...I just to get this off my mind) :D
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#17 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:46 pm

Lenn, I just love your compass. Good job!

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#18 Post by Pitchy » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:05 pm

Thanks Bill. :)
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#19 Post by J Miller » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:52 am

Pitchy wrote:
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Here ya go Joe, i`ll ship it Monday. :)

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OH COOL! That auta point me in the right direction.
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#20 Post by Pitchy » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:35 am

Your welcome Joe, i redesigned the pointer so it looks better. :)
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#21 Post by J Miller » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:14 am

I guess when it comes to scantily clad women, or nude ones for that matter, I got a great wife. We were discussing things before the "I do's" and we came up with very few rules for our marriage.
1: Absolutely NO physical violence. Arguments are gonna happen, things might get noisy, but no violence.
2: When it comes to other women or men; look but don't touch.

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#22 Post by fordwannabe » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:09 pm

Yeah Mrs fordwannabe and I had an understanding early on she was a cop and worked with almost exclusively men, and I was a nurse that worked with predominantly women(or gay men) we had to trust each other or it never would have worked. Ironically when on duty I actually was being paid to look.
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#23 Post by KirkD » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:46 am

I like that compass. You have a lot of ingenious ideas!
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#24 Post by Pitchy » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:11 am

Thanks Kirk buddy. :)
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#25 Post by J Miller » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:40 am

Pitchy wrote:
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Here ya go Joe, i`ll ship it Monday. :)

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Pitchy,

Thanks a big bunch.

Compass got here yesterday way late. I checked the mail about 15:30 and nothing. Wife went out about midnight and it was there. Found it in front of the computer this morning.
It points north, but boy is it sensitive to anything metal near it.

Here's a question; does the little pivot pin go pointy end into the wood, or pointy end to the arrow?

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#26 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:42 am

Joe, wow, you send your wife to check the mail at midnight? That's quite a marriage you worked out!

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#27 Post by Pitchy » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:44 am

Glad it got there Joe, pointy end up.
It`s a balance act with the pointer, move it until it balances as level as you can get it. :)
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#28 Post by Pitchy » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:39 am

Picked up this very old compass sun dial the other day. 8)

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#29 Post by GunnyMack » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:07 pm

That's got some thinking involved to use!
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#30 Post by Pitchy » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:26 pm

Gunny it has language that i don`t understand, making a simple version of one.

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#31 Post by Rusty » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:28 am

Years ago I heard Andy Griffith say his wife and he had a discussion. She said he could look, but couldn't touch so he always figured that meant he could do twice as much lookin.

Back in the 60's we went to a place in Clewiston, Fl called the old South Bar B Que ranch. It was set up like an old west place. Out front they had BOOT HILL complete with tombstones with rhyming epitaphs on them. My dad's favorite went like this:

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#32 Post by OldWin » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:50 am

Cool stuff Lenn. That's way older than anything I have. I have a wooden box compass, but I doubt it's anywhere near that old.
Good job on the homemade version. :D
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#33 Post by Pitchy » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:14 am

Got a good start on the sundial.

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#34 Post by OldWin » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:44 pm

Hey that's neat. I figured it was just gonna be a sundial. That has some real panache, buddy.
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#35 Post by Pitchy » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:46 pm

Thanks Jay, i`m finishing it up now and will have a new pic soon. :)
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#36 Post by Pitchy » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:22 pm

Finished.

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#37 Post by OldWin » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:30 pm

Haha I like that buddy. Practical and entertaining all in one. Good work, Lenn.
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#38 Post by GunnyMack » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:29 pm

Now that is a very creative sundial! What a fun way to make use of ancient technology. But... how do you know what time it is after dark ? :lol: :lol:
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#39 Post by Pitchy » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:33 pm

Thanks Gunny glad ya liked it. :)
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#40 Post by 3leggedturtle » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:49 pm

The sundial is something ive thought for awhile, but mostly i just go by daytime or nightime.. How do you set the dial up, does it point north or? I'd like one for up north. Todd/3leg
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#41 Post by Pitchy » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:51 pm

Thanks Todd, yep all sundials have to point north to work. :)
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#42 Post by 3leggedturtle » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:11 pm

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Thanks Todd, yep all sundials have to point north to work. :)
That makes sense, if its a real bright, moonlit nite, will it work too?
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#43 Post by Lefty Dude » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:32 pm

And Magnetic North is in Siberia now !!! Is traveling at a rapid pace.
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#44 Post by Pitchy » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:11 pm

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Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:32 pm
And Magnetic North is in Siberia now !!! Is traveling at a rapid pace.
What direction is Siberia from the US, all my compasses are pointing three degrees off to the west at times then go back to north. :roll:
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#45 Post by Bill in Oregon » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:58 pm

Looky what I found in my mailbox, all the way to New Mexico from Minnesoty! Thanks Lenn! Now I own a Pitchy original.

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#46 Post by Pitchy » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:01 pm

Your welcome Bill glad it got there ok and hope it serves ya well. :)
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#47 Post by GunnyMack » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:30 am

Well Siberia is either east OR west of you... :lol:

Hey Bill now you can get to exploring the White Sands without worrying about getting lost! :D
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#48 Post by Pitchy » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:46 am

Yep West of Alaska which is west of me, its reading right this morning, it was weird yesterday it would be pointing north then swing West a little then back to North.
I`d figure it was just that compass but all of them were doing it.
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#49 Post by Bill in Oregon » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:53 am

Gunny, thanks to the mountain ranges due east and due west of the White Sands, it's hard to get turned around there. Different story up in the Sacramentos where the canyons seem to run every which way.
Lenn, I saw that story about our wandering North Pole in the morning paper. Weird -- and we may be on the cusp of the first pole reversal in 700,000 years. That might get interesting.

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#50 Post by GunnyMack » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:04 am

Bill I know Alamagordo, I interviewed at a shop there in town back in 93. I got the job but turned it down, low pay and I dont like HOT!
I was there over Easter break and it was in the high 90s, just too hot for my taste.
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