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  1. Hello all, Tired of this sitting in the closet collecting dust. It is my grandfathers model 1100 that is in usable condition. Some light rust spots that disappear with some steel wool. Stock is in good shape. It still shoots great! Cycles faithfully everytime. It has never jammed on me. 12 gauge 2 3/4" shells 27" ventilated barrel with modified choke. I don't bird hunt anymore, so it no longer gets used. I've priced these out and they generally sell between $400-500. Asking only $300 FIRM because of the light rust. Like I said earlier it is a perfectly servicable shotgun. Please cash sale only, local Morristown Arizona pick up. I may be willing to meet someone halfway if the distance isn't too great. I need to order a cylinder head for the airplane engine. Thanks for looking. Private message me here if you're interested!
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    Happy Birthday Au Seeker

    Happy Birfday Skip!
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    1965 vintage Remington model 1100 12g

    SOLD! Thanks for looking guys
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    Researching Your Family History

    That looks like a lot of work Terry! You're making progress at least. I had started down that road myself, but eventually gave it up. I did find the ancestor that came over from Ireland in 1830 something. I didn't go past that because of the effort involved in tracking down the Irish records. Apparently the O'Reilly clan is quite numerous and by that time were scattered all over Ireland, and were not just in the ancestral homeland in the modern county of Cavan. The record I did find didn't list a specific place of origin for my ancestor...just that he was from Ireland. I guess I'm not suprised. Being from Ireland wasn't a source of pride in those days, and the Irish were basically treated like garbage.
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    Bacon wood knife scales

    Yep. Seriously....what self respecting serial killer doesn't have a creepy, crappy fluorescent light in his hideout? Maybe the flickering light is better for showing off nipple belts and jars of eyeballs...
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    Bacon wood knife scales

    I have a small chunk of deadfall Sequoiadendron giganteum that I picked up several years ago. I finally got around to cutting some, and I'm pretty happy with the results. I have a knife that I really like, but I hated the cheapo plastic handles...perfect match! I slabbed half of one of my treasured chunks and cut out the shape of the scales from a promising slab. After fastening the scales down I finished the final sanding, and sealed the wood with a light coat of shellac, followed with a coat of Johnsons paste wax. It is my first try so it is not perfect...but sure is better than the plastic crap. Yummmm....bacon No trees were harmed in the making of this knife handle.
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    Bacon wood knife scales

    I've always hated fluorescent lighting. It seems like I get a real humdinger of a headache everytime I'm in a room lit with them.
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    Bacon wood knife scales

    I think fluorescent bulbs darken it too. There was a guy on the knife forum I was reading about ironwood, that said he had kept his knives on magnetic strip above the counter top. There was a fluorescent light fixture mounted under the top cabinets right next to his custom ironwood kitchen knives. The knives all darkened several shades within a year on the sides exposed to the light fixture.
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    1965 vintage Remington model 1100 12g

    I also have about 150 rounds of #7 1/2's that can go with it for an additional $50.00.
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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    That is what it's all about!
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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    I have always wanted to fly. I was lucky enough to get some stick time growing up in my uncles Cessna 170 and his Piper Pa-18. He did the take off and landing part... I just got to do flying part. It was enough to get me hooked thoroughly. I don't have a pilots license. Never could afford it. I always figured that was a dream that would never happen. Then I started looking at homebuilt designs and found one that got my interest. The Legal Eagle is, when built to plans, a legal FAR 103 ultralight. Thrust is supplied by a half VW engine. The airborne prospector is coming! The picture I attached is a very crudely photochopped image of a completed LE I'll document the build here in the hobby section( got to spice it up a bit, this section is slooooww.) Hopefully the first week of next month I will have enough money to run over to Corona, California and pick up supplies for the project. I tried to source the 4130 chromoly from Phoenix, but prices were over three times the cost of getting it myself from Aircraft Spruce. Check out a youtube user Joe Spencer, He has some great videos. Les Homan is another youtuber flying a Legal Eagle with some great videos. Enjoy! Feel free to chime in as we go along. It would be awesome to get this thing airborne by next summer.
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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    I've never been in a 172. The most common aircraft back home was the Super Cub. It seemed everybody had one. My uncle Chuck had a 180 on floats...I think that was the only Cessna I've ridden in. What do you fly these days DP?
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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    I'm going to add some vg's to the underside of the horizontal stabilizer right in front of the elevators. It is supposed to really help keep the tail from stalling before the wing. The other Eagle builders all report that it drops like a rock with power off and it's best to maintain some speed and fly it all the way to the ground with flare at the last possible second. I bet that pacer was fun to scoot around in! Especially with big enough tires to land out here.
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    Bacon wood knife scales

    That makes sense then Skip. It appears that if you don't want to keep your piece in the dark all the time, the darkening can either be accepted, or you can refinish every so often. Since it still looks good even when dark (like Bob's knife), I'd probably just leave it alone.
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    Bacon wood knife scales

    With all this talk of ironwood lately, I did some research on the darkening effect. It is a known issue with ironwood. The general consensus over in a custom knife forum was that uv plays a big role in how fast ironwood darkens. If you store it in the dark it seems to retain its original color longer. A finish that blocks uv could greatly extend that time. Shellac is very uv resistant and could be worth experimenting with, for those of us that prefer a more natural finish. The good news I read over there, was that the darkened ironwood can be sanded back to the original color fairly easily. Apparently the oxide layer is not that thick. This is all second hand info, but it seemed pertinent.
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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    25-28 is what most guys report. I'm hoping the combo of flaps and vortex generators will get me down closer to 15- 20. With any kind of headwind the actual ground speed could be much lower. Slow enough for me
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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Mine will be 5-6 lbs heavier than standard. I beefed up the spars a small amount and am adding flaps. The lower stall speed is worth the extra weight of the flaps to me.
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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Average seems to be around 35 lbs each.
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    Bacon wood knife scales

    I've never made anything from it, but it is a tough wood. I bring home a small bundle anytime I'm up north in the pines. It is a fantastic cooking wood and when used in the smoker, it is extremely tasty.
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    Bacon wood knife scales

    Giant Sequoia I bet I have one of very few knife scales made from it. I really would like to see what the fresher burl looks like when you have time. I'll start keeping my eyes open when in the field. I have run into Ironwood in the past, so maybe I'll get lucky and stumble across some deadfall.
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    Vulture mine is hiring

    That is awesome you guys are growing. I know you have worked hard out there. An interesting topic for another thread would be to share some photos from the operation and give us a general run down. Are you guys tunneling, open pit or reprocessing old tailings? Free milling with shaker tables or heap leach? Inquiring minds want to know I hope some good canidates step up...could be a good opportunity at a very historical mine. Very, very cool man.
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    Bacon wood knife scales

    Terry that is not a knife...its a sword! It would probably be great for fighting Klingons
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    Bacon wood knife scales

    Thats a helluva pig sticker Bob! Damascus steel is mesmerizing. I like all the brass too. I didn't realize Ironwood was so dark, is that because of the burl? It's beautiful regardless
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    BLM Officer Shoots Woman After Pursuit

    All the stories seem to be 3-4 days old. I didn't see any new info. BLM is probably using this time to construct a cover story and come up with a way to vilify the woman.
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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    There is not a lot of new stuff to show yet. I'm concentrating on wing ribs still. The stack is slowly growing though! The # 20 rib was glued up this morning.
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