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  1. Did a water pipe break? OK, will be watching here as this sound interesting.
  2. Saved Remington STS hulls from F&G agency workshops for HE instructors. Have about 2K empties. Used to shoot competitive trap and bought the MEC 9000 progressive reloader. Much faster than the 650 Junior! AAs are great. Had some that I tossed after many years when the crimps turned black (Red Dot- nastiest powder on the market) and looked like tulip petals. How did we get off the bench thread??? Good woodworking and grind up the clays!
  3. Had a guy tell me to get a YT site for my fishing stories and photos. One cent per view? I can make more money selling them to publications plus I don't have to fool with downloading the YT materials. Now I'm reluctant to view YT. JMHO.
  4. I'm sure that your friend will get a bang out of the ammo box which is #1 IMHO.
  5. Welcome. Trust that the coronavirus will not affect you and the family.
  6. Search "reloading calculator" and you find a sackful of websites. It is cheaper to reload and part of the fun of shooting. Grandkids are getting into reloading. Good time with them and I don't have to wonder where they are. I saw a DIY shot tower for $300 several years ago. Edit- Holding out for a Kreighoff San Remo 4 gauge skeet set. Saw one advertised for $75K. Also got to HOLD a Holland & Holland .410 bore SXS at their NYC showroom. In 1998, it was $71,500. I'll go over to my safe, open it and kiss my Remington 1100! Might trade it as it misses targets.
  7. Nice and much, much better than the plastic ones. Just 100 rounds?
  8. Bankstick

    more power!

    My father was an ME in the appliance industry for close to 40 years. If you watch the chefs and cooking shows, they all cook with gas. My son has followed his grandfather's footsteps. Now ranges have dual-fuel. Gas for the efficiency of the top burners plus instant on/instant off. Try that with an electric element. The dual fuel comes from using electric elements for the oven. It is easier to conform an element for even heat distribution than moving or adding gas burners. An additional benefit for ovens is convection. When anything is cooking, there is a "layer" of moisture over the food. This "cloud" slows down the release of moisture to bake. Convection moves that "cloud" and allows faster cooking/baking in the oven. My first job while in HS was working in R&D for a convection deck oven. Baked rolls, frozen pies and cakes in waaay less time than conventional ovens. One day, I baked 36 white cake layers in the morning. Engineers made a minor change for heat distribution. After lunch, I baked 36 more to check for even heat distribution. Used to get all kinds of stares at the grocery- case of cake mix, several dozen eggs, two or three cans of shortening, ten pounds of flour to dust the cake pans. One time Dad figured the energy usage for a company using electric, propane and natural gas. Cost for one million BTUs was 26.40; 7.28; 2.48, respectively. This was based on the energy cost for that city.
  9. Her shop is bigger than the heated area of my house. I guess it shows what one could do if he had the money.
  10. Impressive. Have seen her on another similar video. Noticed- no hearing protection or face shield while turning.
  11. Excellent build! Complements on the repeat business. BTW, word of mouth is the best and cheapest advertising. Take photos as you have here and show them to other businesses in town.
  12. This is a new one for me. Does Sheesham wood go into a She Shed?
  13. And an inexperienced operator?
  14. I agree with Chestnut. IMHO, the type of blade and the sharpness (new word?) would be a major factor in cutting anything. I have a Ryobi BT3000 and it cuts fine. Have no idea what HP comes out of the motor.
  15. Thanks. Got tons of wood. Met a lady who turned decorative rings or covers for jars. She used E6000 adhesive which seems to be a silicone.
  16. Why not use the metal ring from a canning Jar? Interesting project. BTW, all M&Ms are made here in Cleveland, Tennessee!
  17. I used to visit an old factory in Cleveland, OH. The floor of the oldest part was 6x6 pieces set on end. From all the years, it looked like it had soaked up a lot of oil and dirt. Don't think it was creosoted, may have been but I really didn't get into that. FWIW, I thought of doing our living room and hall in plywood, cut into strips. Saw one on the 'Net- plywood was cut into what looked like 10 inch boards with thin walnut strips (maybe 1/4 inch) filling all the seams. Sanded and finished. Looked great!!!
  18. DNA is more reliable than fingerprints, according to my LEO friends. The paper will have both.
  19. Next bed or next kid? I like the bed, BTW.
  20. My problem is the mail carrier delivering to the wrong address. Fortunately, the other person is kind enough to drive around the corner with our mail and packages. If my medicines are delivered to the OP's house and is pirated, I'm up the proverbial estuary without any means of propulsion. Mark, it has always been interesting that it takes years for a execution to be carried out. Lawyers like to draw out the appeals process.
  21. About 200 square feet of space.
  22. The TN wildlife management areas don't allow bolts, nails, screws, climbing spikes for tree stands. Same with hunting in the Cherokee National Forest. Guess why. As long are you're on private land, OK.
  23. I have a Shop Vac but isn't great for use at the lathe. I just let the chips fall to the floor and vacuum. Best use is the connection at the BS.
  24. From a reliable source who had a close friend in mid-management for a pro team- drugs, booze, women. They lived from one weekly paycheck to another. Broke before the next paycheck! My grandson plays minor league baseball. Now the teams have a certain amount invested. We read about the $XXX million contracts. They don't get that over the contract time of a few years but take it like an annuity over a number of years. Let's see- $200,000,000 divided by 40= WOW!