Chip Sawdust

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  1. It's a really nice area, Derek. I'd stay there too I went to UW so don't hate on me!
  2. That's an awesome ride you took us on Bmac, thanks. Your projects always amaze me.
  3. I'm looking for another new rifle next year in 6.5CM., most of them have a 24" barrel Haven't decided which on to get yet, but am leaning hard at the Ruger Precision. Magnums, by their nature, all have longer barrels. I don't know about brush busting, lots of discussion as you have said. But a heavy 44 round seems like it would toss twigs aside (not 12" poles!) fairly well, and I have a handy Winchester 94 lever gun in that caliber if I ever need to try it. :)
  4. Yep and for bullet jump to the lands this thing works really well... Or you can do it the old fashioned way, which I first found in a Nosler reloading book.
  5. I got an email from Steve Latta yesterday. Wrote him a letter (the kind with postage) to the college long ago and figured it had gone into a black hole, but it was just pandemic-delayed. I was looking for plans for a dressing table I saw in one of his LN videos and not only did he answer, he sent me the plans (which have his name on them, so they're his plans). He's going to do a class or seminar with that same table with Marc Adams next summer. So I am set for another project when I finally get back out into the shop. And it was kind of cool to get an email from one of my woodworking heroes.
  6. I bought a new mower last year and it leaves some grass on the lawn, even when bagging. Kind of typical. I like to leave grass on the lawn though, adds mulch. I only bag when I'm mowing over weeds and mushrooms, in hopes that I'll suck up seeds and spores rather than spreading them into parts of my lawn. This one is a "personal pace" Toro, and if I run it at top speeds I get the lawn done pretty fast, although it does work me to do it, and I have long legs! Snapper makes a great mower, but I've never owned one. I think this Toro is the first new mower I've bought, maybe ever? Always got them used from one place or another, but the last one, a Scotts John Deere, finally gave up the ghost, I was tired of using ether to start it, even after a tune up and new carb.
  7. I reload my ammo and find that different grain bullets and different powders, as well as grains of powder, make a big difference. Two rifles of the same caliber might not "like" the same loads. One will want 180 grain with X amount of X powder, while the same load in the other rifle likes 208 grain bullets with X amount of some other powder. It takes some testing and paperwork but it's worth it when you find the sweet spot. Treeslayer was talking about one of these, which is nice to have for handloads, but even factory loads can stand some correction as well.
  8. Just don't try that with a bottle of Kokanee!
  9. I think he's talking about their different approaches to manufacturing and quality. I have to agree, in my experience stuff from Taiwan is generally better quality than stuff from China. It's a philosophical difference perhaps. Different goals.
  10. @DerekMPBS You're in Moscow? I was at the Pullman airport a couple weeks ago. I get down that way once in a blue moon for work stuff. I don't know why for sure, but there are sure a lot of signs there that say WSU and Cougars.... *shrug*
  11. I have a 1617 and it has a soft start feature, or at least i thought it did. I didn't get the plunge base with mine; it resides mostly in the router table. The plunge router I use has LED lights, but only takes 1/4" bits, which is a limit one wouldn't want much of the time. That's the little DeWalt; good router overall, can't complain. The 1617 comes out when I need to dado something long, but generally does its best bat imitation, hanging upside down in the table
  12. Yesterday for the first time I went to the range and watched some F class shooters hit bullseyes at 600 yards. Fascinating that the physics of it can be figured that closely. The money they spend on equipment is less than what I spend on woodworking stuff, but not by much!
  13. Bmac when I watch your projects progress I get a little envy that you get after it till it's done, while i have stuff on my bench that's waiting waiting waiting for me to get back out there. I have too many dang hobbies.... That said, I really enjoy watching these things take shape, and so far it looks fantastic!
  14. Had I got out of bed and answered the door, that would've been my MO as well, Rick. As it was, I watched from my Ring cameras and then stayed awake for another hour or so to make sure he didn't come back. Hmmm, so they rotate, or revolve?
  15. Science and faith, there's a great combination. Lots of people seem to think those are exclusive from each other but they're actually quite well aligned. I don't drink much beer any more, but I'd have a rum and coke with you while you have your beer I'd like to go to PA some time and visit Steve Latta's college - we just might meet some time
  16. When I lived in Houston back in the stone age, they said this about the weather: It's either hot, wet and miserable, or cold, wet and miserable. The humidity is constant for sure. I always said air conditioning is what made Texas the great place it is.
  17. Lets see the mess o' fish you already caught with it! Looks really beautiful. I love boats but have never built one. One of these days that will be part of my woodworking repertoire.
  18. I've seen a few little sparks from my Laguna guides but it's never bothered me. As for power loss, I would think it's so minimal as to be not even noticeable. The saw has never slowed down even on wide resaws.
  19. No he didn't! But the other night we had someone ring our doorbell at 9:40pm (we were sleeping) since UPS dropped off something we'd ordered at his house. Turns out it was the neighbor across the street. I don't know about you all, but I think 9:40pm is way too late to go to someone's house that you've never even met.
  20. Today in the mail absolutely nothing came related to woodworking.......
  21. So today I went to the range. Shot three of my magnum rifles, shoulder got sore, didn't go shoot trap after that But I found out the bolt action bullet speeds were identical to the semiauto which pleased me no end. Ye olde chronograph is getting a workout.
  22. I've used graph paper and measured the size of various tools/cabinets prior to setting up my shop, that works well too and for me is always easier than a computer program - because I don't have such a program . But if you have a program, heck yeah!
  23. I agree Tom, hammers on engine parts would be an extremely rare thing. If it was a junk engine I was taking apart for parts salvage, maybe. If something was seized, but yeah - they require finesse and proper technique/tools.
  24. Love the grain on that board! I'd put it someplace prominent.