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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
  11. I got my Pietta 1851 Navys back from Goons Gunworks and I have to say I'm impressed. Mike took the hammer draw from about 8 lbs down to about 4 lbs. He put in cap posts, corrected the arbors, put in a coil spring action, action stop, action shield, corrected the timing and hardened and fire blued the screws. I'm about ready to do some cap and ball shooting.
    10 points
  12. Shooter hears someone yelling about target order. Shooter finishes gets flustered, gets the order wrong due to yelled out instructions and finishes the stage with a "P". No reshoot as the yelling about target order was coming from other shooters and NOT the TO. This is not considered improper coaching as it wasn't the TO.
    10 points
  13. Copied from the American Chuck Wagon Association page. It is entertaining even if it isn’t true. The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Well, because that's the way they built them in England, and English engineers designed the first US railroads. Why did the English build them like that? Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built the wagon tramways, and that's the gauge they used. So, why did 'they' use that gauge then? Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they had used for building wagons, which used that same wheel spacing. Why did the wagons have that particular odd wheel spacing? Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break more often on some of the old, long distance roads in England . You see, that's the spacing of the wheel ruts. So who built those old rutted roads? Imperial Rome built the first long distance roads in Europe (including England ) for their legions. Those roads have been used ever since. And what about the ruts in the roads? Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else had to match or run the risk of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the chariots were made for Imperial Rome , they were all alike in the matter of wheel spacing. Therefore the United States standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the original specifications for an Imperial Roman war chariot. Bureaucracies live forever. So the next time you are handed a specification/procedure/process and wonder 'What horse's ass came up with this?', you may be exactly right. Imperial Roman army chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate the rear ends of two war horses. (Two horses' asses.) Now, the twist to the story: When you see a Space Shuttle sitting on its launch pad, there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank. These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBs. The SRBs are made by Thiokol at their factory in Utah . The engineers who designed the SRBs would have preferred to make them a bit fatter, but the SRBs had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site. The railroad line from the factory happens to run through a tunnel in the mountains, and the SRBs had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel is slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track, as you now know, is about as wide as two horses' behinds. So, a major Space Shuttle design feature, of what is arguably the world's most advanced transportation system, was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of a horse's ass. And you thought being a horse's ass wasn't important? Ancient horse's asses control almost everything......
    10 points
  14. 1. SDQ, on that stage. 2. No call 3. No call
    10 points
  15. Lady C married me because she loves sales....said she can't resist anything half off....
    10 points
  16. Welcome! Have you been to any matches to observe and possibly try out guns? If not, do that BEFORE buying anything.
    10 points
  17. I'm amazed at how much effort these people put into playing cowboy. I'm not sure what the motivation. I'm thinking trying to experience an American freedom. At our local Saturday match. Sangsik Park and family came out to watch. They are here from South Korea. He's finishing a degree at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Squash Blossom is showing Sangsik her Marlin 1894. Big guy on left is some kind of guide. Sangsik was very interested in the whole event and I talked with him a good bit. He had served 2 years in the South Korean military and was trained to use a rifle. I showed him my Marlin 1889 44WCF made in 1891. He seemed impressed and asked a lot of questions. "So heavy." I was shooting black powder so put out a lot of smoke and flame. He took pictures of me shooting. We happen to have a whole family there shooting, including a buckaroo and buckarooet, so they could see it was a family event.
    10 points
  18. Charlton Heston's gun collection They don't make 'em like Charton Heston anymore!
    9 points
  19. starring Tom Hanks. I had never heard of it until a friend recommended it. It's a western, but not your usual western. It's very well acted, a photo miracle, and will suck you in until you won't be able to stop watching. There are some things out of whack, but I overlooked them after the first two or three. It's now my turn to recommend it to you. I fully intend to let it simmer a bit and then watch it again, maybe at Christmas time.
    9 points
  20. It has been my contention for many years that before an engineer can make his/her first blueprint, they should be made to work for ten years in the repair industry for the products that they design! The bean counters should be required to do so for TWENTY years!!
    9 points
  21. 9 points
  22. I can't identify the language. Very nicely done video.
    9 points
  23. Asked the best looking girl in high school out several times and she always said no. I finally asked if there was any hope she would ever say yes. She said, "there is always hope, there is just no chance."
    9 points
  24. I started shooting a .22, in my grandfather's cow pasture, with my grand-dad, and dad present, when I was 4. If a child is old enough to stand, and talk, and understand, and respond, then they are old enough to go to the range, or cow pasture. However...the range may have age restrictions, but the cow pasture doesn't. The safe use of firearms, for hunting, and sport, and defense, and fun, can never be taught too early. My opinion. W.K.
    9 points
  25. If we add any more safety rules we won't be able to shoot.
    8 points
  26. They’ve got a huge chip factory south of you down at Casa Grande…….Frito Lay.
    8 points
  27. No need to give the answer, just like it you do!
    8 points
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