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    Today, 04:35 PM
    I may have had an advantage (or perhaps a disadvantage) over some of you. For a time when I was growing up, my dad had a cage full of chipmunks. I remembered them as 9-line chipmunks, but didn't find any on a searh. They do have something called a...
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    Today, 01:01 PM
    Scrounge replied to a thread signature test. in Testing Area
    Works for me if it for the link to your feedback.
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    Today, 01:00 PM
    there is one thing we can absolutely count on in life. Threads will drift. ;)
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    Today, 10:31 AM
    ReliaCard was due to someone filling a fraudulent claim for unemployment in my name. Luckily, I contacted ReliaCard to find out why they issued it to me. Yesterday I received notification my Federal refund from my 1040 would be deposited...
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    Today, 09:56 AM
    I live in a metropolitan (for certain values thereof) area so I can pretty much do without them. In your position, I might feel otherwise, but in mine they have messed things up for me far too many times, and the messing up started well before...
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    Today, 08:30 AM
    Why am I hearing "That's my story and I'm sticking to it!" when I read that?;) I usually just say it's my fat fingers. Followed by "that's my story...":)
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    Today, 08:26 AM
    Scrounge replied to a thread War time lathe in Our Town
    My first lathe, after the 1973 high school machine shop South Bends (9" I think) was a Harbor Freight 7x10 in 2008. Used it to make new blade guides for my Craftsman bandsaw, but not much else, as I had forgotten about everything, and had troubles...
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    Yesterday, 09:45 PM
    I've had prime since it was started, was an amazon customer before that. I've had about six items in the 6 or 8 months that didn't make it at all, three or four more that were very late, and I think four or five that were "damaged in shipping" and...
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    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    Though it is true of the big chain drugstores, it's not quite true for all drug stores. Look for a compounding pharmacy. They make stuff up from the various component to order. I've got a tube of ultrasound gel with lidocaine in it that was...
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    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    Best tool for barrels with an even number of grooves is probably a Blade Micrometer like this: https://www.amazon.com/Anytime-Tools-Micrometer-Outside-0-0001/dp/B01FPTM5OY/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=blade+micrometer&qid=1594251689&sr=8-5 Not...
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    Yesterday, 04:45 PM
    I was in my local store yesterday, and they had quite a few more guns in there than are listed, though not nearly as many as they had space for. To list them someone has to take a photo or photos of the gun, do a write-up for the listing, and upload...
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    Yesterday, 03:32 PM
    You mean this: https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/used-guns?usedGun=true#facet:&productBeginIndex:0&facetLimit:&orderBy:&pageView:grid&minPrice:&maxPrice:&pageSize:16& if so, it works for me, but there are only 4 guns listed. Two of them are at my...
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    Yesterday, 11:40 AM
    My dad and a bunch of his friends were partying in the back yard one day, found out Duchess (1/4 horse, iirc) liked beer. They gave her about half a keg before they realized she had a lot more capacity than they did.
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    07-07-2020, 11:28 AM
    You know, I think I hate you! Only place I've seen a trapdoor was a museum. Why, oh why, oh WHY am I never in the right place at the right time!?!?! :). It is beautiful! You so lucky! Bill
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    07-07-2020, 08:56 AM
    Had someone fire off a 155 howitzer in back yard one day years ago, and all the lights went out. OK, maybe I exaggerate a bit. Probably only a 30-06. Had the power company out to address the outage, and the guy found bits of brown fur and a long...
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    07-06-2020, 10:58 AM
    I will take the Screwdriver tool (WWII) and nickle plated oiler with leather padded end (pre WWII) for the M1903 & M1917 rifles. Tool mfg'd by the Shawmut Engineering Co. Price - $27.00 for both
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    07-05-2020, 08:21 PM
    Way I heard it was "Women and cats." Translated for you guys who don't realize you're half female, on your mother's side, "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs might as well relax to it."
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    07-05-2020, 05:56 PM
    I make it a habit to not grab critters that have teeth larger or sharper than mine. Those furry little frauds got teeth like 1/4" wood chisels! Know what the difference between squirrels and rats is? Squirrels got furry tails and better PR.
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    07-05-2020, 04:59 PM
    Scrounge replied to a thread Washer repair help in Our Town
    I keep teasing my wife that we need the Samsung Refrigerator. It has a 25" touchscreen computer built into the front door. $3k or something like that. If we did get it, I'd have to put it in the bathroom in front of the toilet. Try not to picture...
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    07-05-2020, 03:40 PM
    HF buys what you could call "mill run" lathes. LMS buys lathes built to their specifications, and backs them. If a part or a whole lathe turns out to be bad, they'll repair or replace it. Mostly that's not a problem anymore. If you can afford LMS,...
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    07-05-2020, 01:58 PM
    Saw some video from KTLA, one of the TV stations I watched as a kid, showing the Los Angeles basin pretty well full of fireworks. Made me homesick for a moment. https://twitter.com/i/status/1279636803037925377 Newsie is freaking about it, too.
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    07-05-2020, 01:44 PM
    I don't have the $4800 to buy that particular rifle anyway, and once circumstances become such that I need it, I probably won't be around much longer anyway. I'm getting old, and been broken down for some time already. Rode hard and put away wet, so...
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    07-05-2020, 01:17 PM
    The original case is a modified .45-70 gov't with the rim turned off, and a groove cut to make it rimless. I'm not particularly sensitive to recoil, and I like large heavy guns, large fast bullets. Though I hear you on the AR platform. My intro to...
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    07-05-2020, 12:59 PM
    I'm OK with that. I like Herters dies, and if there are problems, extra parts make it easier to get one very good set.
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    07-05-2020, 12:54 PM
    I'll take #'s 4 & 5, the Herters die sets. Bill
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    07-05-2020, 12:20 PM
    Try this one. I believe it's the same one from your link. https://archive.org/details/NationalLeadCompanyLeadProductsForIndustryAndTrade
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    07-05-2020, 11:45 AM
    The AR10 is rated for 62Kpsi, as is the .308Win/7.62Nato round. So is the 5.56mm Nato round. So his arguments about pressure are maybe not spot-on, either. Not finding any data on the .45-70 Auto round, but .45 Raptor is a 62Kpsi round, based on the...
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    07-05-2020, 08:51 AM
    I won't be getting a can until NFA34 is repealed, or I win the lottery. First is rather more likely than the last. Also don't have any sort of AR, but if I were to get one, I'd be inclined to the AR10 anyway. And I'd have to nickle and dime it,...
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    07-04-2020, 02:56 PM
    Scrounge replied to a thread Leather care? in Our Town
    Here lately I've been working on sheetrock with a black mold problem in my house. Sodium Carbonate solution is used to kill black mold. Bleach is also used, but it's not good for leather, or much of anything else. If you've got something you could...
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    07-04-2020, 02:38 PM
    That is why I suggested visual inspection. Because you're absolutely right, and rodents are often THE cause of wiring problems. Little beggars love the insulation, and there isn't enough current flow even in a live circuit on a car to hurt them.
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    07-04-2020, 02:31 PM
    Scrounge replied to a thread Washer repair help in Our Town
    I'm not impressed with any of the new appliances. Paid a grand for a Whirlpool Cambrio some years back. Had problems with it a couple of years later, and laid it on it's side to work on it. The high speed DC motor is built into the tub....
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    07-04-2020, 02:20 PM
    Scrounge replied to a thread Washer repair help in Our Town
    Check ebay. Lots of parts there from China, which is where most of this stuff comes from these days. Usually a great deal cheaper than Appliance Parts Pro.
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    07-04-2020, 01:17 PM
    Silly person! The lathe is to make dies that will put a neck in the brass. EXACTLY the way you want it! And $700 is cheap for a lathe! :) Besides, once you have one, you will find many other things you can do with it. You can make brass that no...
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    07-04-2020, 11:25 AM
    First Offense may be the couch. I bet a second offense will be a serious punishment!
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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