His last bench . The little glass there is a last of the set the design is etched , cut glass , the spoon is silver , heavy plate vs sterling . Makes it seem high rent to be an expensive glass and spoon . A little humor on my part to manage the little surge of mourning joy .
Found the hoard of 257 Roberts brass . 160 pieces of never out of the boxes new , 1 lot brass packed 10/20/65 . Bushings for the Pacific D155s and a few MECs . The big win as far as parts go is the Lachmiller shell holder to replace the broken one on the press with the 12ga sizer decapping die in it , as an added bonus there is the long missing…[Read more]
Obviously as far as solid wood goes Walnut is the king followed by birch (I guess) in the cheap seats with with maple making an honorable mention showing …….. What is it exactly that makes , mechanically some woods preferred over others ? Obviously cost and availability figure into the production choices and custom stuff is all about loops ,…[Read more]
Hauled the oldest to get her wisdom teeth removed . I guess the 4 docs couldn’t decide what to do with them . We’ll get to pay for the gas guy anyway . Some birthday party …..
I did find Dad’s Pacific dies and a little stash of fire formed brass marked with load data for both 87&117 Sierra’s .
Played with the Christmas train and my grandson yesterday .
We went out and shot a couple of cylinders through the heritage 22 rough rider with him . He’s 5 but been all excited about shooting and stuff with Pappa Hart since they left San Diego .
Butchered a deer yesterday in between afroengineering a well pump proof run , designing , cutting in and starting install of a walk in fridge floor drain , and checking out a commercial grill hood chimney .
Not a bad day , no shooting but maybe Saturday ……
Dad bought a pair of these in about 1970-2 so the cartridge was just barely standardized . The 2nd was for a very good friend . The rifles themselves were grade A walnut , white line caps and tips , .980 bull barreled satin finish blued , target triggered delights to shoot . Dad’s for whatever reason always shot better than the other one and its…[Read more]
I learned what could have been a very expensive lesson about clean first then adjust . Had a 1917 Colt that wouldn’t reliably cycle . Mostly it came up short of the locking bolt . Fortunately I tore it down before I started fixing what I thought needed to be fixed . I basically just let it swim overnight in CLP . The amount of grunge , filth , and…[Read more]
My house is now 9 months behind schedule , instead of me and Dad working little gigs it’s me flopping around like an fish on a hot sidewalk because Dad’s gone now . The move was supposed to find us with easy job sources and plenty of work ….. Yeah about like keeping the peace at a Hells Angels , Mongols convention …… Clanish doesn’t really…[Read more]
I’ve had a couple cleaning projects like that. I actually gained .003 on an o6′ once first slug was .304 at the muzzle …. Don’t know how it was managed but it was .310 in the throat and all but free fall to the last 3″ or so . In the end there was a choke under the roll stamp which just a few fire laps fixed and when…[Read more]