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Single shots / Passed up a flintlock pistol today.
« on: January 22, 2018, 04:13:36 PM »
Local gunstore had it marked "as is".

It was a Jukar .45 caliber kit pistol. It had been put together out of the box with no attempt at fitting stuff. Problem was the inletting for the lock was such that with the barrel in place, the upper edge of the touch hole barely showed above the pan. There was no way to lower the pan that wouldn't require completely altering the inletting of the lock to move it down, which would require repositioning most everything else. And I could see no good way to reposition the touch hole to moved it up to a useable position.

Despite the $75 price, I said no. It would have required a ton of work to end up with a mediocre flintlock pistol.

Photo Gallery / My bird photography
« on: January 11, 2018, 05:49:49 PM »
Gonna start one thread for all my bird pics...

Let's see to start with...

Bronzed Cowbird

Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron

Lark Sparrow

Inca Dove

Ring-necked duck

Northern Shoveler

Photo Gallery / Some of my wife's bird photos
« on: January 01, 2018, 06:53:44 PM »
Cardinals and Dark-eyed Juncos.

Off-Topic Discussion / COFFEE!
« on: December 25, 2017, 07:05:14 AM »
The coffee station this morning...

In the center is the Royal Belgian siphon coffee maker my wife got me.

Off-Topic Discussion / What I've been working on lately.
« on: December 16, 2017, 03:38:50 PM »
Found a dragon skull at the pet store, in the aquarium area.

Tried to figure out what to do with it, and something just said "hood ornament". No, not for my jeep! For the fairy garden railroad my wife and I are building.

This is the general idea.

Except the eyes really needed to light up, and smoke needed to come from the nostrils. Lights were easy...

Mount the skull, remove the plastic gem eyes and mount the LED eyes and you have this...

Step two is to find the right smoke unit to install and plumb into the head so smoke comes out of the nostrils, or mouth and nostrils.

Miner's Diner / BACON!
« on: November 26, 2017, 07:06:20 PM »
Eighteen pounds of sliced bacon, including one small bag of ends and pieces for flavoring soups and such. Tomorrow I have to vacuum pack it.

Off-Topic Discussion / The neighbors behind us
« on: November 25, 2017, 03:51:05 PM »
Came for a visit this afternoon.

Off-Topic Discussion / A different kind of smoker
« on: November 16, 2017, 09:32:48 AM »
Running the first loop, sound and smoke.

Off-Topic Discussion / My wife having fun.
« on: October 22, 2017, 06:33:11 PM »
Took a road trip today, and let the wife drive. Here she is driving with one hand and eating popcorn with the other.

Miner's Diner / Tomorrow's smoking...
« on: September 30, 2017, 08:19:02 PM »
Just under sixteen pounds of boneless rib roast...

Ten pounds of Pepper-Rum bacon...

Off-Topic Discussion / We been robbed!
« on: September 21, 2017, 06:25:37 AM »

Caught a pair of home invaders on the trail camera last night...

Time: 0021
Place: Koi pond

IMG_0002 by ChromeLibrarian, on Flickr

General Discussion / Misdirected package
« on: September 02, 2017, 02:05:53 PM »
I order from Track of the Wolf fairly regularly, and I've never had a problem with them. I recently ordered a list of things I needed for the new fowling piece. I had not updated my address since moving, So I did so when I made the order.

The order shipped, and while tracking the package, I noticed that the package was listed as out for delivery in the town I used to live in. I immediately called FedEx to find out what was going on. They confirmed that my current address was not where the package was being delivered but would not tell me where it was being delivered to. I called Track of the Wolf, who confirmed that it was being sent to my old address, and further confirmed they had my updated address. The girl who answered the phone said "It looks like someone here had their head firmly planted somewhere..."

Both of us contacted FedEx to try and correct the address before the package was delivered, and FedEx said they would send an alert to the driver not to deliver it.

No dice. The tracking number says the driver left the package at my old address.


Photo Gallery / Must be Christmas!
« on: September 01, 2017, 04:58:28 PM »
Received from a couple sources today...

General Discussion / Done ordering for this week.
« on: August 27, 2017, 02:59:03 PM »
Ordered 5 pounds of Goex (1x1.5F, 1x2F, and 2x3f) from Graf & Sons, and a passel of stuff for the new fowler from Track of the Wolf.

Photo Gallery / 20 ga. English Fowler
« on: August 24, 2017, 03:57:44 PM »
Latest find at my favorite LGS.

A little voice told me to stop by this morning while I was in town. First thing I laid my eyes on was a Pedersoli flintlock Kentucky rifle. It was in rough shape, with the stock beat to heck, and replacement thimbles. The thimbles were bigger than stock, and someone had hacked out the stock to allow the bigger thimbles to fit. They wanted over $400 for it.

Next to it was a 20 ga. flintlock fowler. The tag called it an English Fowler and had 'Canoe Gun'under that. No markings, except for the 20 ga on the 30" barrel. I have not taken it apart to see if there are any hidden markings yet. For what they wanted, less than half the price of the Pedersoli, I decided to pick it up.

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