Sunday, October 31, 2021

Happy Halloween

 Kisses from Elvira

And below the fold- one you've probably never seen of her without her makeup.
But wish you cold have decades ago....

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Well, that sucks

I thought my Chinesium welder was eating a brush or bearing.
I'm sure it was now that I see the working end of the crankshaft.

Now the question is replace or just do without the headache and buy a new one for the band saw?

ETA- For Phil
I'm going to rename your newest iteration of your blog because I have almost all my A-G blogroll posting, so I'll slide you into the slackers of the "The" part of the blogroll.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Your Rule 5 Monday puzzle

 Pop smoke


 And the bigger one below the fold-

Friday, October 22, 2021

An AR refresher fo y'all

 Because I couldn't remember how to zero an AR/M-16 after 30 years.

I remember having to go from one side of the rear site and count how many clicks to center and thought I remembered having to bottom the front site....

Guess you forget things.
But I remember (and why I was looking for the carrying handle) that when you get it sited at 50 MTRs, you're good for 100, 200 and 300 with just a flip of the back site.

What a complete load of crap.

 But, then it IS CNN.
Mumbles 0biden says he's wanting to use the National Guard to move cargo.
The WH says they haven't even considered it.

Even if they would- like NY is using NG for their healthcare problem-, most would come from somewhere in the transport industry itself. taking drivers off the road to replace drivers. Typical Leftist shortsightedness.  BUT WE'RE DOING SOMPIN!

The supply chain isn't really hurting, it's just denting Americans views on the economy..........

Thursday, October 21, 2021

So now they have me rooting for climate change.

 The Glow Bull warming kind.

The Normals responses are pretty good.
I like how 0bama's bechfront mansion is mentioned, too.

Camp Mitchell- NAVSTA Rota, Spain


Sure has changed a lot in 30 years
No galley, no EM club- no company berthing compounds...
Alfa yard, CTR and MLO are still where they always were...

Doesn't look big enough to host an 800 man person Battalion anymore.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The sawmill

 I think I got both the blade tensioner and tracking figured out.

Got both wheels parallel with the bed.

Now I have to wait to make the blade guides because Kurt was a dumbass and didn't notice when he odrered them that they came from fucking China....

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Experiments in dehydration -part 1

 So the wife finally decided that I wasn't stupid to be getting more food than we'd use in about two weeks.
-So she bought a used dehydrator.

Her first go was mushrooms which seem to have turned out well.
Then she went to strawberrys........ which- we'll see. They're stuck to the screen right now waiting for her to process them.

I cannot find canned fire roasted tomatoes, so I thought I'd give it a try.
I sliced Roma tomatoes about a quarter inch thick (more or less) and put the first batch on a tin foils sheet on a pan. I figured at least it would save some clean up.
I use broil on high for 17 minutes, and the pan/sheet about the middle shelf.
Then it tried turning them over for another five minutes.

I got them out and the really thin ones were burnt to the foil.
After putting them on the drying rack I did the next batch (5 Romas to fill a baking sheet)

This time I crumpled the foil and used the back (clean) side for the same times.

When I pulled them out, all I did was stretch the foil and almost all fell right onto the drying rack.


Now we'll see what happens in about seven hours.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Your Rule Five Monday puzzle

 It's a twofer today-



 And as usual, the big one below the fold-

Sunday, October 17, 2021

AAR New Braunfels gun show

 Wife wanted to go, so we went.
I'm kinda surprised that my knee held up so well.

Saw a lot of EBRs.
I was kinda looking for a .357 in something like a Marlin flavor -but not Rossi, I've seen too many problems with them.
I was also kinda looking for an old AR with a carrying handle - which are like unicorns.

Then the wife wanted something to drink and as we were passing another table ----- I saw it 

An old AR I guess pre A-2 model with the slab sides and full 22" barrel with triangle guard.
He wanted $1300 for it.
So I passed- I couldn't convince myself to pay that much- again.

After sitting and the wife saying "I'm not telling you to buy it, but when you're ready- it's only going to be more expensive.
Plus I remembered the extra thousand I had from selling stocks when 0biden was finally installed, so...

We got to the booth again and someone had just bought it.

But I didn't walk away empty handed.
.............And the FBI was not called

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Your Rule 5 Monday (part dos)

 Since jigsawplanet didn't like the other one...

And the big one below the break

Throwback Tuesday

Monday, October 11, 2021

Your Rule Five Monday

 Can't say I'm a fan of where she has her finger, but it's probably a prop...

And as usual, the bigger one below the fold

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Thank you Roy Cobb

 But I don't need your help.

Saturday, October 09, 2021

I fully expect- tommorow

 To find this not how I left it.

Or even on the ground.
Which is why I didn't bother tack welding it,,,

Isn't that right girls.

That's RACIST!!!!one!!!!

 Disney's "Song of the South" in full color and full length.

Friday, October 08, 2021


 Was t you that pulled my box open?

Or was it a porch (okay- gate) pirate that returned a box when they didn't know what to do with two 9'5" band saw blades?

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Looks like Phil finally got it

 You can now access his shiny new digs here- or from my blogroll.
It looks like he's got it running better than the vehicles in his driveway.

So, I was coming home today

 After seeing the price of gas jumped 20 cents in two days. FUCK!

Joe Biden

You can't tell me this isn't 0bamas 3rd term on steroids.

Anyway, I was coming up on the horse trailer that's been stuck in the paddock since the deluge back in April (because I didn't have time to move it and it's really not hurting anything where it is) I saw something moving inside.

What are you two doing in there?

Now that Bloggers' editor is working again

 And since they decided that I didn't need to know who was coming from where in my stats....

Anyone with a blog that's not on my blogroll and wants to be- sound off in comments.

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Your Monday Rule 5 puzzle (on Tuesday)

 Loading that 'gater up

And the bigger one below the fold

Monday, October 04, 2021

So, did FB get hacked?

 Or is it just me?
All I've gotten all morning is that FireFox can't find

Maybe they decided to shadow ban me for my wrongthink.....
But when the throw me into the restricted barracks, they usually make me sign back in before I receive my punishment.

Sunday, October 03, 2021

It really kinda sucks


When you have to hide things you don't want walking away EVERY TIME you leave it for a while.

Isn't that right girls?


BTW- that square tubing and angle iron you can't see cost $180. ...hank YOU 0biden and Trump.