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    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    I remember an "instrucable" on making your own foundry burner (charcoal and forced air) using a 5gallon plastic bucket as an outer form to cast refractory cement and a length of 8" single wall chimney pipe (this is available in stainless steel)...
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    01-14-2018, 04:23 PM
    AllanD replied to a thread Ford mechanic question in Our Town
    It does but look for simple causes first as the boy scouts say you need three things for fire: "fuel air and a source of ignition", mechanics say fuel, air, spark. make sure you have all three
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    01-13-2018, 08:57 PM
    Are you going to come to my house and clean the coffee off of my screen and Keyboard? I'd be ticked off If I'd already added Bourbon to my coffee as I sometimes do this late in the day on a Saturday!
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    01-13-2018, 07:45 PM
    Compared to the personally fitted Kreighoff I've long dreamed about that seems like a bargain
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    01-13-2018, 07:32 PM
    a 30" vent-ribbed barrel is most likely a "full" choke. As a Mossberg 500 was my first shotgun I found that the best way to manage recoil was first a "slip on recoil" pad and second switching to a Remington 870. But my Mossberg and I...
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    01-12-2018, 07:03 PM
    Mine is a Navy arms branded 45cal (.451 RB) that has Uberti makings, I've only ever fed it Goex and Hornady balls, I have a single cavity Ideal mold, but have never used it lit off with Remington #11 caps. I've seen too many used "rust...
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    01-12-2018, 04:58 PM
    AllanD replied to a thread .31 revolver balls? in Muzzleloading.
    I have a .32cal replica Remington and back about the time I got it I found a #0 Buck 4-cavity Lyman buckshot mold One weekend Using a dipper pot on my woodstove I managed to cast a 1lb coffee can full of balls. I recently dug out that Lyman...
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    01-12-2018, 04:45 PM
    AllanD replied to a thread muzzleloader ? in Muzzleloading.
    Yeah!!! I spent the better part of a decade "getting good with a bow" and haven't touched one in the decade since. I suspect that I will need to start all over again.
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    01-12-2018, 03:44 PM
    I really don't make much mead, but what I make gets bottled and corked in wine bottles and laid away for aging
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    01-12-2018, 03:30 PM
    Someone here must be aware that there is a UN program to supply cast Iron cookware to people in various Southeast Asian countries, because Anemia (Iron deficiencies are endemic) and a cast Iron skilled per family is one of the easiest ways to...
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    01-12-2018, 03:57 AM
    AllanD replied to a thread Sorry but I must gloat!! in Our Town
    Meanwhile in the hills of pennsylvanisa, I had to get up for the same reason, sort-of, the temp in my bedroom had dropped to the mid 40's and I had to go outside for another 40# of coal to throw on the fire (after first adding a shovel full of wood...
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    01-11-2018, 10:38 PM
    You can also (if you have it or afford it) add Silver or Gold into your bronze alloy mixture Depending on your exact composition this would yield either something modern called "Gamma Bronze"(silver containing) or "Corinthian Bronze" with Gold...
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    01-11-2018, 10:00 PM
    What is often misunderstood about "seasoning" cast iron skillets is that you are trying to create a layer of applied nearly pure carbon. The traditional way of accomplishing this is to reduce a high smoking point oil, say Peanut oil, Lard (more...
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    01-11-2018, 09:40 PM
    Awww, my mom taught me to make sausage gravy by adding flour and bell's poultry seasoning and a can of evaporated milk, I added additional onions and minced garlic on my own. My father is the one that makes the biscuits and he NEEDs Numbers and...
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    01-11-2018, 09:24 PM
    I've found that if you spend enough time outdoors at sub-freezing temps that you will do strange things like eat the disc of congealed fat found at one end of a can of chili and discard the rest, or eat a stick of butter like a popsicle. (perhaps...
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    01-11-2018, 09:14 PM
    A good way to get potatoes diced correctly for adding to it, is Ore-Ida brand frozen precut Potatoes O'Brian sold at most stores and all Walmarts
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    01-11-2018, 09:09 PM
    Hormel's "Mary Kitchen " brand offers hash in three varieties and my local Walmart carries all three types Corned Beef, Roast Beef and Sausage(Which I've never tried) To be honest, The Sausage hash gave me an idea, to make my own. starting...
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    01-11-2018, 09:00 PM
    Mary Kitchen from Hormel the Libby's brand is too wet, as is the canned hash from Aldi's stores
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    01-11-2018, 08:54 PM
    I long ago gave up on carbonating in bottles except for some beers. I had a batch of "small mead" (Gingered 6% ABV) that I was distracted while adding the honey to prime the carbonation and woke up in the night to what sounded like gunfire and...
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    01-11-2018, 03:16 AM
    AllanD replied to a thread My 105 shell in Vintage Ammo
    That looks like a capped AP projectile
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    01-11-2018, 02:09 AM
    AllanD replied to a thread More 30 Government in Vintage Ammo
    I once bought a 2gal pail of 30-06 brass I was most fascinated by the FA15 I found 118of but wound up tossing most of them when they broke up like saltines when I tried sizing them
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    01-11-2018, 02:02 AM
    Guy! I recall from somewhere in my memory reading that Before the 7.62x51 NATO was adopted there was another NATO cartridge... The 7.62x63 NATO....
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    01-11-2018, 01:25 AM
    For anyone curious there is a neat and tidy cinematic demonstration of this in the movie Gettysburg, Preformed by Jeff Daniels while playing the part of Joshua Chamberlain during the act of the movie that concludes with the "Swinging door" bayonette...
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    01-10-2018, 09:05 PM
    The point of "paper cartridges" for cap & ball revolvers is it makes it possible (but still a PITA) to reload a revolver while on horseback. But as I outline in another thread the more usual method and less of a PITA Method was to swap in a...
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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