Author Topic: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?  (Read 1089 times)

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Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
« Reply #20 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. . . .
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Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
« Reply #21 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.

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Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2020, 08:15:36 pm »
Moved on from 303 Brit and 8MM Label ....tomorrow 30/40Krag

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Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2020, 10:37:36 am »
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Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
« Reply #24 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.
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Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
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Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
« Reply #25 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
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Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2020, 07:10:48 pm »
Are you kidding me!!!

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Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
« Reply #27 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.
 IMG_0539 by Oliver Sudden, on Flickr
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Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
« Reply #28 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?
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Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
« Reply #29 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.
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Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
« Reply #30 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.   
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Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
« Reply #31 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.
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Kent, what stain did you use?
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Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
« Reply #32 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/
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Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
« Reply #33 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.
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Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
« Reply #34 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.
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Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
« Reply #35 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.
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Re: How Have You Stayed Busy Under Quarrantine?
« Reply #36 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
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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.
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