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    05-17-2018, 04:02 AM
    Shopdog replied to a thread How do you cook bacon? in Our Town
    In my G-ma's C.I. skillet like it's been done for the last 100+ years,stovetop.
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    05-09-2018, 01:48 PM
    Hack the head off a 3",3/8" lag bolt.Tbread the remaining slick shank to accept a hex nut.Cut a slot in top for big screwdriver.These are screwed into bench for Lyman 450's,amongst other presses n such.Mounting my 3rd 450.
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    05-08-2018, 04:28 PM
    Shopdog replied to a thread .243 seating depth in Cast Boolits
    OK,another analogy; As a "lifer" on two wheels,aka motorcycles... the only two bikes in the stable at present are a BMW KRS1200,an absolute jewel with almost 100k on the clock and a 636 Kwacker knee draggin "crotch rocket".They both are at the...
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    05-08-2018, 03:54 PM
    Shopdog replied to a thread .243 seating depth in Cast Boolits
    Mj,slight tangent.... I shoot trad bows(recurves,longbows) competitively. These range from in-house built,no holds barred,$$$ creations to state of the art outside pro built customs to hotrod'd classics.There is a noticeable difference in...
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    05-07-2018, 04:04 PM
    Shopdog replied to a thread Thoughts on my retirement in Our Town
    Keep "thinking" about it.... May work for you,may not?I first retired about 10-12 years ago.Lasted 5 minutes,got bored... went back to work. Then 5 or so years after that,tried again..... lasted a year,went back to work.And so on,so forth.Once...
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    05-01-2018, 08:04 PM
    I like both.... but never could get as good of acc with jacketed as cast in a 357.The only JB in 44 that rivals/equals a 429421 in "my" guns is a 180g XTP. Which does have hunting applications for smaller cull deer where exits may cause issue.So by...
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    05-01-2018, 05:05 AM
    The interesting part in this to me is,the roll "feedback" plays in fleabay. I like the bay for certain items,whoopy.But as a realtime research tool,it has few peers. "I have this rare XYZ thingabob"...."it's worth 30k$ easy". OK,one check and...
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    05-01-2018, 04:52 AM
    Shopdog replied to a thread 223 Encore? in Factory Rifles
    Pro hunter stainless fluted 243.Must be one in a million if basing it from online reviews,haha. Meaning,I had reservations because of all the bad "press".Uhhhh,it's a tackdriver. Hasn't seen a JB though.But the whole platform is better suited to...
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    05-01-2018, 04:41 AM
    Shopdog replied to a thread Sue Bees whole chicken in Our Town
    One of my favorite hunting/camping meals.Ramon noodles with the chicken flavor pack.... woohoo,and canned chicken.My boys all make O.L.D. jokes about it.
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    05-01-2018, 04:36 AM
    Tough call.On one hand if you have to pay someone to do it vs,having the equipment and say a partial can of clear?To which,the clear (and hardeners)has a shelf life,so basically.... you're paying for it to go bad on shelf... might as well be on the...
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    04-30-2018, 06:35 PM
    We call them,eggbeaters.A "brace" is different.Look up brace and bit.
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    04-30-2018, 06:32 PM
    Shopdog replied to a thread Is it mold or mould? in Our Town
    Mouldings is still used in upper end architecture,BTW.
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    04-30-2018, 06:27 PM
    One area is the loss of true craftsman who were responsible.Not a simple statement... the talent that "was" available at say,Lyman(amongst many other firms) just ain't there anymore?Replaced by CNC button pushers.Ooops,if that sounds offensive,it's...
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    04-30-2018, 05:48 PM
    Shopdog replied to a thread Is it mold or mould? in Our Town
    Is it color or colour?Sort of depends on one's perspective n'es pas?
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    04-27-2018, 07:05 PM
    Shopdog replied to a thread Todays events in Our Town
    So,what are you gonna do with the anvil and punch set? My middle boys(all grown now with babies of their own)will never forget me picking them up from pre school everyday,I'd stop at the little country store near home.Would buy them candy .......
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    04-25-2018, 05:37 AM
    A serious question...... what's to retool?Isn't it just a matter of programming? Referencing post #7
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    04-24-2018, 09:54 PM
    Shopdog replied to a thread Long time no see... in Our Town
    Shooting and food prep are a very natural "order".Best of luck with your projects.
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    04-24-2018, 09:44 PM
    Shopdog replied to a thread Just married! in Our Town
    Congrats! 35+ (I "think" it's 36,but could be 37) here.Wife and I agree on the longevity part..... "just don't give up on the same day".I still open the car door for her,and we both laugh together.... at ourselves.
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Beautiful shop,we have a very well equipped machine shop,full on cabinet shop,all process welding,big honkin spraybooth.I ride really fast sportbikes and build/shoot traditional recurves and longbows.Have a wonderful family,wife of 35 years and four grown sons.
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CB's,my bows,sportbikes,period furniture
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check