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Title: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Tsalagidave on March 20, 2020, 10:13:47 pm

Well, now that the first horseman of the apocalypse is nigh, I've had some extra time on my hands and decided to stay busy any way I can.

So I've had a little down time like everyone else and decided to do some artwork.

Here are some 1850-60's era Publishers Notes that I did in regards to a book I am working on. Think of it as a Boy Scout Manual for the Frontiersman. It is based on 30-years in the outdoors practicing primitive skills that are historically documented.
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: rbertalotto on March 21, 2020, 06:55:54 am
i shoot Cowboy Action so i had about 1000 pieces of brass that needed loading...38-40, 38spl, 45 cowboy special....then i had a bunch of rifle brass...45-60, 45-70, 38-55, 32-20, 30-30 and 6.5CM

loaded all of it over a three day period.

then i took all my CAS firearms apart, cleaned everything, lubed and reassembled.

put a new recoil spring in my trap 11-87

reinstalled the lever lock in my 1873. i was constantly shooting it out of battery.

not sure what i'll do next week. maybe i'll pull the pistons out of my truck, wash them, and put them back..... ;D
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Major 2 on March 21, 2020, 08:44:04 am
also loading  30/40 ....and 30 Brit. 308 and 30-06

then move on to 41 Swiss ....
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Coffinmaker on March 21, 2020, 11:13:55 am

 :o  So far, not much beyond running like hell for home.  We were on annual Mouse Safari and then DISNEY up and closed.  We elected to run for home rather than perhaps get trapped in Florida.

As a side note, we had never, ever, seen so many Ontario and Quebec license plates also running for home.  Apparently, the Canucks notified their folks to come home before we closed the Border and they were trapped.  If it hadn't been for the Canadians we would have been almost alone on the Freeways.

I'll start reloading for CAS this coming week.  Hoping at some point we will again have CAS this season.   :P

Everybody stay well out there.   ;)
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Gus Walker on March 21, 2020, 11:29:08 am
 ;D  Well im busier than ever...The paper mill is considered exempt from shutdown since it makes food and med packaging,,,Our trucks are running hard to keep up.....gotta get them trailers in and out of the mill ya know....
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Tsalagidave on March 21, 2020, 12:35:31 pm
;D  Well im busier than ever...The paper mill is considered exempt from shutdown since it makes food and med packaging,,,Our trucks are running hard to keep up.....gotta get them trailers in and out of the mill ya know....

It's good to hear others are still able to work out there and you are providing a good service. I'm a freelance copywriter but so many people are off work, I needed to do something in lieu of having business calls.  I now spend half of the day talking to myself like a crazy man.

-Dave
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: River City John on March 21, 2020, 12:48:34 pm
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/20/adult-entertainers-who-rely-packed-crowds-human-touch-and-cold-hard-cash-coronavirus-challenges-thei/2890402001/

A very sad turn of events for this sector of the American business scene . . . .

In particular I applaud the "Corona Virus-Free Lap Dances".

RCJ
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Coffinmaker on March 21, 2020, 03:16:56 pm

 :D  Forgot to include earlier   :)

Spending lots more quality time Rubbin on my Dog.
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Buffalo Creek Law Dog on March 21, 2020, 04:38:02 pm
:o  So far, not much beyond running like hell for home.  We were on annual Mouse Safari and then DISNEY up and closed.  We elected to run for home rather than perhaps get trapped in Florida.

As a side note, we had never, ever, seen so many Ontario and Quebec license plates also running for home.  Apparently, the Canucks notified their folks to come home before we closed the Border and they were trapped.  If it hadn't been for the Canadians we would have been almost alone on the Freeways.

I'll start reloading for CAS this coming week.  Hoping at some point we will again have CAS this season.   :P

Everybody stay well out there.   ;)

I imagine it will be the same for Western Canadians, except it will be Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan plates evacuating from Arizona.  Mesa, AZ is where most western Canucks spend the winter.

Just got an email advising that one of the black powder clubs in Alberta have cancelled their shoots this spring and summer until further notice.
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Mogorilla on March 21, 2020, 08:43:27 pm
Just got notice KC goes shelter in place on Tuesday for 30 days.   Will need to find something to keep me busy.  Leather work beacons
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Lord Eoin MacKenzie on March 21, 2020, 11:38:19 pm
I'll learning to reload 12/20ga shotgun shells.  My gunsmith finally got the last parts and tested my Remington  humpback autoloader.   Good for Zoot shooting and home defense.
I still have a few firearms that detail cleaning,  thank goodness for Ballistol.

Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: River City John on March 22, 2020, 12:57:16 am
Just got notice KC goes shelter in place on Tuesday for 30 days.   Will need to find something to keep me busy.  Leather work beacons

Just the city, or the whole state, Mo?

RCJ
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Mogorilla on March 22, 2020, 06:26:45 am
Just Jackson county in Missouri and any KC Mo not in the county and in Kansas, Johnson and Wyandotte counties, pretty much all of Kansas City and the majority of its suburbs.   Still waiting to hear if what I do is on the exemption list (contract research with lots of governement and health related projects.).   
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Navy Six on March 22, 2020, 04:48:26 pm
Quite frankly, not much of a change for me. I cast all my own lead, make bullet lube, have been making paper cartridges for everything from a 49 Pocket to a Walker, finally got around to loading black powder in a 32 S&W for a couple of old S&W top-breaks I have, loading 38LC with heel bullets and staying on top of the many calibers I shoot in Cowboy matches, etc. In retirement now I absolutely LOVE having the time to do all this. I feel blessed every day and laugh just a little bit at all the responses I see on the news to what people are trying to do with their time.
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: pony express on March 22, 2020, 07:58:26 pm
The Postal Service never stops, so I'm still at it most days. And when I'm off, and the weather's decent, since I live on a farm I'm still busy outside anyway. No church services, though, so today was mostly a reloading day(raining all day).
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Major 2 on March 22, 2020, 08:04:43 pm
Completed the 308 , moving on to the 303 Brit I stared, cases are sized I'll flare & prime tomorrow.


 
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Tascosa Joe on March 22, 2020, 08:36:23 pm
I am going crazy, but Coffinmaker convinced me I need to anneal cases, so I have been thru a couple hundred .44 Colt, and 500 .45 S&W.  We have the grandkids to home school the next 2 weeks.  I am spending quality time with a 7 yr old with ADHD or what ever with about a 170 IQ.  He is busy.  I wish I could interest him in something besides Spiderman.
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: rbertalotto on March 23, 2020, 11:36:00 am
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1669/photos/2/36012/8599305/69255768_3246071552864681984_o-vi.jpg)

Not sure what I was thinking when I told the Tree Guy to leave the big pieces!
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Mogorilla on March 23, 2020, 04:50:20 pm
Well, we got listed as essential services, so i am still going in for now.   I am one of the lucky ones. 
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Tsalagidave on March 23, 2020, 05:41:38 pm
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1669/photos/2/36012/8599305/69255768_3246071552864681984_o-vi.jpg)

Not sure what I was thinking when I told the Tree Guy to leave the big pieces!

Well, your firewood supply is solved for a while.

-Dave
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: LongWalker on March 24, 2020, 12:25:04 am
"Essential", but today was the first day working remotely (from home) to avoid possible exposure to anything at the office.  Spent several hours at the office of course, total of 13 or so hours before I got a break for lunch.  Think I must be missing something about the whole concept. . . .
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Tsalagidave on March 24, 2020, 09:16:35 pm
Got in from Yuma on Sunday but it was like a ghost town driving across the rez from Gila Bend to Maricopa. Always a pretty drive but pretty much no traffic this time around. Was at the American Furniture Store today and the nearest shoppers were 40 feet away so all was well. Home Depot has a line as they number the amount of people who can be in there at once. Zombies still coming in to steal the TP first thing in the morning so that irritates me.  We still have a couple of weeks worth left but it's the principle.

No need to knock the dust off the MRE cases and dried foods just yet. Reloads done and I never thought I'd say this but not having any empty casings to load has left me feeling a little sadness. Casting some lead in the back yard but the one Indian-made mold I had just broke (gawd! I miss Rapine Molds.) Looks like I'll have to give Eras Gone a call. If anyone knows of a good US made brand of period bag molds comparable to Rapine, I'm up for it. The other molds I have are so reliable that I haven't had to shop for one in years. I love Track of the Wolf but their molds are garbage and it was one of those that broke on me.

I'm thinking Larry Callahan http://www.bagmolds.com/UNZIPPED/htdocs/1.shtml but I've never tried his products before.

Thanks

-Dave
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Major 2 on March 28, 2020, 08:15:36 pm
Moved on from 303 Brit and 8MM Label ....tomorrow 30/40Krag

hell of a threat to zombies
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Books OToole on March 29, 2020, 10:37:36 am
Working on a Gun Show Exhibit.

Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Navy Six on April 07, 2020, 02:20:30 pm
Forgot to mention I've been doing even more reading than usual. First was "Sergio Leone, Something To Do With Death".  Followed that  up with"The Making Of Tombstone". Right now almost finished "The Wild Bunch and the Making of a Legendary Film". Started to get nervous until today when the mailman dropped off "Once Upon A Time In The West, Shooting A Masterpiece". Sure helps to pass the time.
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Kent Shootwell on April 07, 2020, 05:22:53 pm
My ambitions are a lot smaller then most of you. I’m building a Kibler rifle which eats up about two hours a day since March 19th and all but done now. Now I’m focusing on depleting my whiskey stock as I set on the back porch. Mild weather and a light breeze has made it test of my convictions.  ;D
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: 45 Dragoon on April 07, 2020, 07:10:48 pm
Are you kidding me!!!

Mike
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Kent Shootwell on April 12, 2020, 11:17:28 am
Yesterday was 70 degrees so I started sighting in the Kibler. It took just over three weeks to get it to this point. Todays weather is a might more to my liking.
 (https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49764811538_26c21917a5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iPxEG3)IMG_0539 (https://flic.kr/p/2iPxEG3) by Oliver Sudden (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155475279@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Tascosa Joe on April 14, 2020, 10:44:46 am
Kent did you use a commercial lock on the Kibler or did build it from scratch? And who was Kibler?
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Kent Shootwell on April 14, 2020, 02:11:03 pm
The kit is made by Jim Kibler and he supplies you with everything including the lock. It’s a Chambers lock that is assembled and could be fired as is. I polished it up then case hardened it for this project. Jim Kibler has a web sight that explains the kits he offers.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49770752381_0f9020dee1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iQ57Gn)IMG_0541 (https://flic.kr/p/2iQ57Gn) by Oliver Sudden (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155475279@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Tascosa Joe on April 14, 2020, 02:46:27 pm
That looks a lot like my Lancaster.  Mine is a Jim Chambers kit, that I bought in 1988.   
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Yellowhouse Sam on April 15, 2020, 06:44:23 pm
The kit is made by Jim Kibler and he supplies you with everything including the lock. It’s a Chambers lock that is assembled and could be fired as is. I polished it up then case hardened it for this project. Jim Kibler has a web sight that explains the kits he offers.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49770752381_0f9020dee1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iQ57Gn)IMG_0541 (https://flic.kr/p/2iQ57Gn) by Oliver Sudden (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155475279@N02/), on Flickr

Kent, what stain did you use?
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Yellowhouse Sam on April 15, 2020, 06:46:57 pm
Kent did you use a commercial lock on the Kibler or did build it from scratch? And who was Kibler?

Joe, heres the link.   He' producing a fine CNC lock I understand....hoping he does a run of left hand.  https://kiblerslongrifles.com/
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Kent Shootwell on April 16, 2020, 10:38:34 am
Sam, when I do the finial whiskering I use a water that comes from boiling walnut husks in. It doesn’t give hardly any color but leaves some thing in the wood (tannic acid maybe) that when the aquafortis is applied give a richer color. Then Tried and True oil finish.
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Tascosa Joe on April 19, 2020, 02:54:18 pm
The 7 yr old grandson and I planted some Indian corn we acquired at Fort Mandan a couple of summers ago.  We will see how it does down here in the Texas Panhandle.
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Pay Dirt Norvelle on April 19, 2020, 04:56:42 pm
I still do martial arts via the class on Zoom.  It is not the real thing, but it works ok.  I have restarted taking up the guitar after an about 50 year layoff and as far as i am concerned I am a rank beginner again, but it is fun.  Then there is bicycle riding.  I managed to get in a 16+ ride today and the weather was great. Things aren't to hard for me as I have been retired for over 14 years and things aren't to different for me.
Title: Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
Post by: Baltimore Ed on April 19, 2020, 05:40:28 pm
I’ve got too many projects started and ideas in my head so I flit from one to another. And then theres reloading. I loose interest too quickly in my old age. I used to have a lot of patience. Honestly I watch too much tv.  A list of my to-dos...I’ve got to quit buying project guns. And get off mu butt.
Model 17 Marlin repair
1917 Browning Gasgun build
Stevens 520-30 trench build
Cedar pies made into end tables [got about 30 nice pieces of cedar] got to build a router table
New reloading bench and more shelving on the other side of my reloading room
Browning .22 t-bolt restock [just started]
To name just a few. Plus keep the vehicles, house /yard up, cook etc for my grandson and I.