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    Yesterday, 02:05 PM
    Good grab... My FIL worked at a small furniture plant for a while. They sold off gaylord boxes of scrap for about $10 or 15 at the time. White oak. But was mixed parts that had defects. I made a few items from a box, but it wasn't worth the...
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    10-25-2021, 08:18 AM
    If mitered joints, I would just cut at start of miter, burn the small square left, picking the staples or screws out of the ashes. I actually look around and see if you could find a used Jet or other brand abrasive belt sander, Drum over a moving...
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    10-24-2021, 07:21 AM
    It was an almost identical article I read 2 or three years ago, probably about the time of the Bankruptcy. It laments government not being in the ammo business and two large monopolistic companies. Sounds like google and amazon to me. It isn't...
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    10-23-2021, 09:53 AM
    But there are very few business owners that have that philosophy. I have only been buying equipment and supplies when I have cash. I have zero credit owed to anyone. I work from home, so zero overhead going out to anyone. I looked at renting a...
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    10-22-2021, 03:31 PM
    For roughly a year, all guns from the three distributors were allocated. Which meant if you weren't an established, high volume dealer, yuh I were out of luck getting anything but a random pistol and a few long guns. Fast forward to about 3...
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    10-19-2021, 04:43 PM
    powder coat. I have shot several different calibers up to 2200 ft/s and no leading. 357/38, no issue at all.
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    10-18-2021, 08:02 AM
    Well, in reality, good enough is when I chamber a load it goes bang and a bullet hits the target. I'm not nearly anal or at all good enough to think I could shoot 1 inch groups with factory ammo all the time and there is enough variation in our...
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    10-17-2021, 04:12 PM
    Handloader109 replied to a thread Electric chainsaws in Our Town
    There is a place for battery powered hand tools. I bought a low end homelite gas chainsaw several years back. used it a few times, but I had to fight it to get it started. ( dad had one he bought probably 1980 and I could start it after sitting...
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    10-14-2021, 07:01 PM
    Hyundai Sonata hybrid.....2020 model. 626 miles epa Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
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    10-14-2021, 06:57 PM
    Cadillac? Decent mileage and big gas tank.. Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
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    10-14-2021, 06:56 PM
    It Ain't my 2016 Mazda CX5. 30 mpg, but only 11 usable dang gallons.... Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
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    10-14-2021, 06:49 PM
    Well, it's never easy. We put out gifted to us dachshund that we'd had for about 12 years down 2 years ago. I had to put down the male rat terror last fall, he and his two sisters were 13 at the time. They still look for him. Their dad also last...
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    10-13-2021, 03:07 PM
    That ain't a harbor freight dremel. Those shafts don't have any vibrations to speak of and are way easier to use then any dremel sort of tool. Find someone local who has a Fiber laser. They are getting to be fairly common and most folks that do...
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    10-13-2021, 02:58 PM
    So, I didn't go back and look up your wreck post, but I'm assuming you were the one hit and other driver is at fault. If so, AND you weren't hurt/or looking for the OP to pay for your injuries and all you want is a replacement truck, I would advise...
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    10-13-2021, 11:17 AM
    The only scalper is Midway. $70 plus shipping and Hazmat (which is them paying their shipping staff to put a couple of stickers and a different printed form on the box. It Ain't costing them $19 ) Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
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    10-12-2021, 07:58 AM
    Damaged package from above. Daughter notified the seller that one small package was missing. Three long screws and a long metric bolt, about a half inch diameter(12 or 13mm) Something that would be hard to obtain locally as it was threaded entire...
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    10-11-2021, 07:37 AM
    Agreed. I sold off and held in cash inside my IRA right before the 2019 election. Then bought back same funds and stock. I missed out on at least a 5% increase... Has been bumpy this year, but I'm just letting it ride. The only real place that...
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    10-10-2021, 09:46 AM
    With as many of these as you have, a dropbox subscription might work well for you.. You can give other folks a link to a folder or the whole thing and put passwords on it. I wouldn't waste my time with thingiverse, even though I peruse and print...
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    10-09-2021, 02:43 PM
    Handloader109 replied to a thread Pantry Moths in Our Town
    SUGER? They might get in sugar, but they aren't gonna reproduce there. Grains yes. But unless there were a ton in them, they'd get eaten. Make dog treats if you don't to eat it. But a few weevils won't hurt you. Do you Really think that flour...
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    10-07-2021, 07:12 PM
    There is only so much land. While growing corn strictly for ethanol may not directly result in less food for human consumption, it lowers what is grown for animals. Farmers are highly subsidized for ethanol grain production. You lose mileage...
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    10-05-2021, 07:55 AM
    Handloader109 replied to a thread My Parachute Clause in Our Town
    I'm a few years less aged than you are, but I've a nice Dillon 650xl that I don't use much. I've got a bunch loaded for my 9mm/38/357 which are my handgun calibers along with a couple of rifles. My other long gun calibers I can use my Lee and do...
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    10-05-2021, 07:12 AM
    Handloader109 replied to a thread Postal rates are up in Our Town
    It's been going on for a long while. No employees, too few employees, careless employees, and inflation. That $15 minimum wage, is going to be worth $10 in about a year. BTW, if you a paypal account, yeah I know, you can save about a buck...
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    10-04-2021, 03:28 PM
    It's just funny what some will pay... I wandered through a local Atwood the other day. Good supply of some various guns, and a few boxes of shotshells. Maybe a dozen boxes of various centerfire and one lonely box of 22 ammo. I didn't even look...
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    10-02-2021, 09:16 PM
    Handloader109 replied to a thread No Personal Checks in Our Town
    It means that the days of checks are numbered. Banks want to kill them and just go electronic. Gov wants to track. Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
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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
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