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  1. Here are a few pictures of the gun cart that I finished. The gun cart is the one that I built for the Rebuild Cajon raffle winner. He wanted six long gun capacity, revolver storage in the chest and a collapsible shelf on the back of the cabinet. He also wanted the chest high enough to comfortably sit on with gun leather on. The lumber is African black limba and the leatherwork was all done by Double Diamond out of Escondido, Ca. The winner came up with the ideas and artwork that DD used to build the medallion on the crest of the cabinet and on the front of the chest. I tried using a rugged gear type revolver holder in the bottom of the chest but really didn’t like it so I came up with the holster idea. I made a couple of shelves before I got this one right. The shelf is very sturdy and will hold up to cap and ball cylinder loading and with the push of a couple of levers it folds down out of the way. I installed rare earth magnets to hold the shelf against the cabinet in the down position so that it wouldn’t swing out while being pushed, it works really well. The joinery is all through or sliding dovetails and mortise and tenon joinery where required. I installed ebony Diamond pegs in the spokes to dress it up a bit and also covered the shotgun brass, that I use in bolt mounting holes with some buffalo nickel themed antique brass buttons.
    33 points
  2. Tonight’s sunset special at Bob’s outdoor Western Wilderness Cigar Bar. A Fuente Gran Reserva and some Buffalo Trace Bourbon. Looks like a good sunset is shaping up.
    24 points
  3. She said, "Yes, the others were all nines and tens."
    19 points
  4. "A rare example where an engineer thought about the mechanic."
    14 points
  5. IMO. that should have been a reshoot as the TO was confused and not the shooter.
    14 points
  6. I took him to shotgun practice after supper. My sugar had been high all day, around 250 and higher. My daughter had a stomach bug and needed a dr so we were busy most of the day. As I watched him practice I started feeling really bad. My sugar was below 100 and dropping. I drank a glucerna. My continuous monitor showed below 80 and falling. I mentioned to him and told him we have to go home. As we drove my meter showed more decline. About 2 miles from home I had him drive the rest of the way. No traffic and mostly dirt roads. He did just fine. I got home ate a nectarine and orange juice and boiled egg. I got better. He rubbed my head and back as he drove and while I ate and made sure everyone knew he saved my life. I think he's a good son.
    14 points
  7. The donkey told the tiger, "The grass is blue." The tiger replied, "No, the grass is green ." The discussion became heated, and the two decided to submit the issue to arbitration, so they approached the lion. As they approached the lion on his throne, the donkey started screaming: ′′Your Highness, isn't it true that the grass is blue?" The lion replied: "If you believe it is true, the grass is blue." The donkey rushed forward and continued: ′′The tiger disagrees with me, contradicts me and annoys me. Please punish him." The king then declared: ′′The tiger will be punished with 3 days of silence." The donkey jumped with joy and went on his way, content and repeating ′′The grass is blue, the grass is blue..." The tiger asked the lion, "Your Majesty, why have you punished me, after all, the grass is green?" The lion replied, ′′You've known and seen the grass is green." The tiger asked, ′′So why do you punish me?" The lion replied, "That has nothing to do with the question of whether the grass is blue or green. The punishment is because it is degrading for a brave, intelligent creature like you to waste time arguing with an ass, and on top of that, you came and bothered me with that question just to validate something you already knew was true!" The biggest waste of time is arguing with the fool and fanatic who doesn't care about truth or reality, but only the victory of his beliefs and illusions. Never waste time on discussions that make no sense. There are people who, for all the evidence presented to them, do not have the ability to understand. Others who are blinded by ego, hatred and resentment, and the only thing that they want is to be right even if they aren’t. When IGNORANCE SCREAMS, intelligence moves on.
    13 points
  8. Not your typical pageant. Inside the Miss Navajo Nation Pageant, Where Lost Traditions Are Found Again Miss Navajo Nation is no ordinary pageant. There are no bathing suits or evening gowns, and physical beauty isn’t glorified. Instead the 69-year tradition focuses on Navajo culture, womanhood, and leadership. “It represents the beauty, the language, the tradition, and the matrilineal strength of the Navajo Nation,” says Phefelia Nez, Navajo Nation’s first lady. “These girls prepare for this from a very young age, and it takes the family, the community, to get them ready once they have the desire.”
    12 points
  9. I have an old, 1987 model I think, 2 cycle golf car that we use to bomb around the property. Well the muffler blew a big hole out of it. Sounds like an angry, large chainsaw. Really loud. You can hear it in the next county. I looked up what a new one would cost and durn near choked at how much they want for one. Near to $250 as I recall. So, I took the muffler off and examined the damage. It had a good sized hole blown out/rusted out that also had some of the sound proofing (fiberglass) sticking out. This area also had the mounting bracket welded to it which had cracked 3/4 of the way around it. The other end of the muffler had two places that were rusting out and would blow out relatively soon. I considered welding some new iron onto the muffler but there wasn't much good metal to attach it to. Hmmm, I says to myself. What would Fred Finagler do? Well with the magic of 2 coffee cans and 10 hose clamps we now have a functioning muffler. The cans were pre rolled so I wouldn't have to try to make them shape to the muffler. I cut the cans so I could wrap the muffler with them, trimmed them strategically to fit around the mounting brackets, placed the hose clamps (they were small. I had to use 2 per wrap) so they would add support to the weakened mount and would hold the can in place over the rusted/blown out areas. It runs nice and quiet now like it did when it was new. I'll keep an eye out for a replacement muffler, maybe even fabricate a custom muffler but in the meantime, I'll replace the coffee cans as needed until the muffler will no longer stay attached to the frame. Challenge accepted, challenge completed. Have a better than average day.
    12 points
  10. When I moved to California the first time in late 1982 I was told that California is a true melting pot of people, culture and ideals. Over the years I have learned that this is true. After all the heat, shaking and stirring the impurities have risen to the top. As time goes on more and more raw material has been added but there’s no one there to remove the impurities so they have now become a permanent part of the melting pot and have worked their way all through the mix and no amount of heat, shaking or stirring will remove the impurities. The entire batch is now scrap.
    11 points
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