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Construction and Building / Re: The Oracle...Jared's Corner
« on: Today at 09:59:41 AM »
Nice write up on the trim, never had to deal with rounded corners but now I know.

CIEMR / Floridaís teacher of the year
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:46:43 PM »

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 19, 2018, 08:43:10 PM »
If I were headed into the bush, and a short barreled Benelli M4 wasn?t an option. I think I?d be ok with one of the 18.5? 45-70 Marlins worked over by Superior firearms. They?re in Louisville Chief.


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Along with some good ammo


D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 19, 2018, 08:37:53 PM »
Shawn, I had a choice between the Marlin and Henry. The henry action was tighter, and the machining a little more precise, and nicer furniture imo.
I liked the Marlin lever/handle better, and also the gated magazine...just something weird about loading a rifle with your hand over the muzzle that seems "off". lol

Good feedback Ken, I?ll take a look next time I find one in a store. For the record the Henry I had was a 17HMR. Although compared to my Winchester in 22 wmr & my Marlins the Henry had to go. Plus it was another round I didn?t want to stock.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 19, 2018, 06:25:26 PM »
^^^Not good for me to look at that!

I have regular business trips coming up into the bush in Africa. I was looking for a good dependable bush gun. I just keep coming back to that snappy Marlin lever gun in 45/70. Fun for plinkin' or shooting at something thinking of making me the evening snack!

Nothing against anyone's lever action but I think Marlin lever's are hard to beat. I have a Winchester still and have owned a Henry but I think the actions on the Marlins are quite a bit smoother at least in the guns built in the last 30 years. Just my 2 cents.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 19, 2018, 12:20:58 AM »

I think you are really going to like that. Just don't be attaching range finders and other stuff on it.

I took our marlin 45-70 last year hiking glacier (backup to bear spray) and took my scope off prior to that trip. Didn?t figure that scope would be of much use if a grizzly was charging.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 18, 2018, 11:51:57 PM »
Let me know what you think of that action Ken, I think it needs a review btw. Hard to beat that 45-70  :likebutton:

Faith Discussion / Re: Duanes home burned down today!
« on: February 17, 2018, 08:56:29 PM »

Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: February 17, 2018, 03:25:12 PM »

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: February 16, 2018, 07:52:08 PM »

4 Butts going on about 12:30 tonight at 225

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Nice!  :likebutton:

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 16, 2018, 07:50:38 PM »
I?d be all for bringing back public executions for people like the guy who shot up the school two days ago. A few pieces of trash like him hanging from a rope at the courthouse may discourage others from doing the same. At this point I don?t see what we have to lose by trying.

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I was just saying this today, guy confessed. Find him guilty quickly (no bs) & hang or shoot publicly. I agree then leave the bodies on display for a month or so. Rule of law in these cases need to be executed swiftly.

I have no walk out exterior door on my current three car garage. My last house had two separate walk out doors but the way the footprint to the house and garage was laid out I liked having both there in the country. Here in hippy land I?m grateful I have nothing but a overhead roller.

CIEMR / Re: Too much common sense
« on: February 15, 2018, 11:33:56 PM »
My kids attend public school here in Colorado. Town of approx 25k, several schools in town. I have had kids in all three of one school (elementary, middle & highschool) each is like Fort Knox everytime I visit, either show an ID into a camera or answer questions such as your address. Of the three two have local police officers at them all the time it would seem (that being middle & high school). Whether it is during the school day or at after school events at least one officer is there. Friday nights in the fall there are several officers (largest crowds this high school gets by the way) at the home football games. I & my kids know several by first name even & make sure they know we appreciate them for their work. They are part of the system and a visible deterrent if you will. I?ll admit a few years ago it bothered me to see them at schools. 20 years ago we didn?t have the need for them at school (on a normal basis). Today I would be bothered if they were not there. A couple officers are even helping coach teams. I think more schools & communities should follow this lead.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:30:28 PM »
No, tx just has an express lane ......lol

More like a hyper loop

Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New motor for the seahawk boat...
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:29:37 PM »

How true!

Faith Discussion / Re: Duanes home burned down today!
« on: February 15, 2018, 06:39:18 PM »
Prayers sent

Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New motor for the seahawk boat...
« on: February 15, 2018, 05:24:25 PM »
So my insurance decides to send an adjuster to evaluate the actual value of the boat and motor and I'm thinking, great. they're going to total it. NOPE! They estimated the value of my 1996 open bow Larsen with a 4.3 merc and freshwater cooling system at $13,800.00 and cut me a check for $6k to replace the motor. My wife calls to tell me this and I'm adamantly arguing with her that she must be mistaken, but she's not. And my ignorance and ultimate cause of some if not all of the damage was clearly laid out in front of them. I didn't want to be dishonest about a single aspect of it and they still covered it. there must be some rider about dumb owner coverage or something!


Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:31:11 PM »
I also read an article about some former nfl player who lives in that community who stated we need god back in our schools and these kids need that as a foundation.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 15, 2018, 12:06:44 AM »
I got off easy as well for today. She?s been wrapped up in work middle management shake up all week. So we?ll go out this weekend. I bought her flowers last night so I was ahead of the curve.

So I worked on f150 brakes (new pads & turned rotors) front end.

Diagnosed a small oil leak with the jk, long story short it?s a Jeep & they leak. Consulted Ken & Norm they agreed it?s a Jeep, shut the hood & drive it.

Harassed Norm about some wheels he convinced me I need  :huh: 

Ken & I agreed millennials suck & millennial employees are worse. I convinced him there are such things as a root pass in welding regardless of what wyotech teaches his millennial employee.

Xj oil pressure dropped to zero at idle again for several minutes while driving. :sad: shut off and restarted it but could not replicate. Let it set for an hour then drove again & could not replicate.  :angry: I?m about ready to install old school mechanical gauge in that thing permanently. Something isn?t adding up, no top end noise this time though. First time it has done this since new pump, so I have no idea what?s going on now.

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: February 14, 2018, 06:25:59 PM »
I can see the CTL track marks everywhere
s torture to me
Seeing that
Looking at my recovering knee
And knowing I own one which has never seen the first minute of dirt...

Killin me...

Well, on the bright side you haven?t broke anything on it or drove over anything orange with it yet.  :popcorn:

D.O.T. / Re: Winter driving
« on: February 14, 2018, 08:46:09 AM »
Few winters back a good friend who is a police officer in Indiana was working a wreck in icy conditions. For the record he is not the most athletic guy nor in that great of shape so afterwards his lack of normal athletic prowess was questioned quite often. Anyhow his squad car was behind said wrecked vehicles on the shoulder & there was a guard rail next to that. So apparently he looks up to see a semi trying to jack knife as it?s sliding towards him & his squad car. He has enough time to dive over the rail & down said embankment head over heals out of the way. Squad car was totaled & no one got hurt seriously.

D.O.T. / Re: Winter driving
« on: February 14, 2018, 12:02:36 AM »
Gov surplus auction thread?

D.O.T. / Re: Winter driving
« on: February 13, 2018, 11:27:10 PM »

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 13, 2018, 09:15:53 PM »
Good news on not needing a replacement right away.! Sounds to me Don like you having a well functioning knee is part of His Plan.

Ditto on the not skimping on proper PT. I had a "bucket handle" tear in my right meniscus back in '96. Dr. Martini removed the center, said I "had plenty of good rim left and should be able to go a long time without trouble". I walked out (well, on crutches) did my PT duty for several months and today I'd have a hard time telling which knee it was. I will say the PT got much harder after the original sweet young Miss therapist went back to school and was replaced by a yankee, haha. Martini has since done my XYL's knee and shoulder. I kept the pressure on her through her PT regimens and she had great outcomes as well.

That 300 looks like it fits the younger Pre-Ranger quite well. Both of them actually. You might have to see if you can negotiate a volume purchase of more parts...

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Funny you should mention that

I have a guy looking into what it will take for a group I run (and own) to get the licensing to buy/sell firearms/ automatic weapons to guberment agencies, and manufacture of firearm components as well. And do destructive devices too. Goal is more along a military line of thinking than public sales, but selling and transfer of weapons may be something we can do in the not too distant future. If I decided to offer that publicly, then I think we'd divert the profits from all that back into missionary work and keep nothing for ourselves.
Let's not make a big deal of this, but just monitor the subject to see if it takes off at all...

Last I knew to be a manufacturer with a license for those class of weapons it took a signature of someone from an agency or department that would be buying them in order to get your license. Friends of mine had a machine shop & they were looking at branching into this back in Indiana.

General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: GOV surplus auctions
« on: February 13, 2018, 09:12:53 PM »
I believe norm does or has bought quite a bit from those types of auctions.

Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: February 12, 2018, 11:48:04 PM »
What brand is the drill? Always wanted one even at the shop we rented one a few times just never had enough jobs to substantiate the investment. Everytime I see one at an auction they go for new price too.

Build Threads / Re: 2000 XJ
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:00:56 PM »
FJ, if you?re buying bulk you can get the style we used for under $5 each

Build Threads / Re: 2000 XJ
« on: February 12, 2018, 12:46:45 PM »
I don?t care for those rubber covers that are a pain as they wear & get used / abused.


Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:29:19 AM »
I?ve never planned out a whole house, plenty of single runs here or there in homes & shops. I agree I think making a diagram and planning is just the right thing to do.

Build Threads / Re: 2000 XJ
« on: February 12, 2018, 08:51:30 AM »
I like those terminals.  Hadn't seen those before. Good to be building something with your daughter! I'm still building bird feeders with mine.  I hope that I get to build trucks with them....

I never managed the bird feeders, although the oldest two have assembled ar?s & I think I mentioned Baylee the last couple times after the range has field stripped & cleaned the weapons.

As far as the terminals I have been buying kits from amazon that come with crimp on terminals (although in xj?s case, wrong size) and short chunks of heat shrink tubing. They run about $20 a kit & are quality made even having positive & neg markings cast in them. There are several different suppliers on there of these terminals, note on several variations the terminal is not near as beefy so choose wisely. They make adding future power very easy. I need to do a review but that $26 Amazon crimping tool works great so far.

Build Threads / Re: 2000 XJ
« on: February 11, 2018, 10:10:51 PM »
It needs front & rear bumpers which I?ll help her build. The next up on the list is steering though....

When we get to wrenching on the steering she?s gunna need to downgrade to something other than that nice white jacket.  :wink:

Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:45:51 AM »
Not much to the brackets, i?ve fab?ed several sets over the years. Guessing you could call one of the bag manufacturers to order whatever fits the bill bag wise

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:43:09 AM »
Good deal, praise to our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ

Most Favored Companies / Re: Companies that Real-Man likes!
« on: February 10, 2018, 12:39:06 AM »
Wait, did Don say somethin'?

Possibly, but we were thinking he was pre op medicated at that time.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: February 09, 2018, 03:00:45 PM »
Yes, speedy recovery for cruizng too!

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: February 09, 2018, 11:23:15 AM »
...So you're sayin I'm gettin no support here? :rolleyes:

Quite the opposite, we give you a ton of support. It?s Charles that?s getting left out on the support! :knucklehead:

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: February 09, 2018, 11:02:44 AM »
I seem to remember something about don openly admitting his testing of the concrete hardness in his garage with his head and back.........

Yeah, I think it?s a toss up at this point!

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: February 09, 2018, 10:58:22 AM »
As some of you know my Stepdad Roy passed away about 15 months ago. I just got a call from my Mom this morning that Roy?s brothers 13 or 14 year old daughter hung herself last night after school in her bedroom. If you could and say a prayer for the parents Marvin & Ednalynn it would be appreciated.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: February 09, 2018, 10:02:21 AM »
In case you missed it our fearless leader (Don the owner of this site in case you were wondering) is having his knee worked on today. I?d ask you all to lift him up that everything goes smoothly and a quick recovery follows.

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: February 09, 2018, 09:58:59 AM »
I think the difference is Charles has not built a tac topper yet (yep I just went there). Add in the fact the biggest injury we have witnessed him commit is a smashed thumb (was yours the motorcycle wheelie accident or the fire in the house?). Anyhow either way I guess what I?m
saying is we are giving him quite a bit more lead way than you Don! :popcorn:

Add to the fact you did nothing but complain about all our DOT efforts of the past & here we are, you even managed to run my second in command of DOT efforts off (Ashley) and I was left with Ken who has become a turncoat with Charles now diligently contributing to the chaos we work so hard to keep up here.  :facepalm:

But hey, good luck with that surgery!

Most Favored Companies / Re: Companies that Real-Man likes!
« on: February 09, 2018, 09:09:59 AM »

I changed your post all up, could become topic sticky when the boyz weigh in with the companies they like and why...And the thing grows bigger


Thanks Ken, I just ordered one. I have stones but have been looking for an electric model.

Ken, post a pic of your sharpener. I?m finding two different versions of the Ken Onion....

When was the last time Oakley was put to the test?  I called about five months ago.  They wouldn?t send me new ear socks because mine were turning to a  gel not rubber

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I?m gunna call tomorrow, I have a couple year old set that are scratched good in two spots.

Uhm, might want to rethink craftsman.

They?ve never given me any issues, what?s going on?

CIEMR / Martial law along Coloradoís southern border
« on: February 08, 2018, 08:53:05 PM »
Decent read

When a Colorado governor declared martial law and blocked poor New Mexicans at the border
(Via 9NEWS)


Nice equipment there....

Pretty soon that knee will match in durability!

Most Favored Companies / Companies that Real-Man likes!
« on: February 08, 2018, 08:06:08 PM »

Oakley Sunglasses

Benchmade Knives

Craftsman Tools

Rigid Tools


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