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  1. ArcticDave

    Winter is coming.

    It did seem extra hot and humid last summer. It was hard to motivate myself to do much of anything. I'm thankful for the sudden cooling too. I know what you mean about the coffee! I usually have a pot in the morning and I'm done. Yesterday I made a pot in the middle of the afternoon! Blatant blasphemy, but I enjoyed it.
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    Winter is coming.

    Things are definitely on track for a strange winter. Last year was warmer than normal, so I guess it's time for the pendulum to swing the other way. The extra moisture sure has made the desert turn extra green though.
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    BUNK'S PICKS

    Bill sells Bunk's picks http://m.nuggetshooter.com/ Or buy them from Bunk http://bunknteri.com/Store.html
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    Winter is coming.

    I have the furnace running right now. Lit it for the first time yesterday. The forecast calls for warmer weather by Friday. I hope so...I wasn't ready for this crap yet.
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    Winter is coming.

    I know! It's been downright chilly the last week or better. We are unseasonably cold this fall. It is 48° this morning I know that's not cold to everyone else, but it is almost a month early for the Sonoran desert. We should have high temps in the low 90's...instead it was 64° yesterday.
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    OUTING ATTENDANCE POLL

    Sweeeeeettttt
  7. ArcticDave

    OUTING ATTENDANCE POLL

    Bring some tortillas. The good kind in the refrigerated section, that have to be cooked. I think my griddle top is big enough for 4 of those at a time.
  8. ArcticDave

    Prospectors Soap

    Ok, that is a reason I can fully stand behind.
  9. ArcticDave

    OUTING ATTENDANCE POLL

    You better be hungry! I roasted and peeled a batch of chile...they are chillin' in the freezer waiting for Thursday supper!
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    Prospectors Soap

    Bringing this subject back to soap, why use goats milk in the soap formula? What purpose does it serve? I see it used a lot in homemade soaps, but never understood why. Is it just an abundant filler? There is not a large demand for goat milk these days and maybe this is a way to use an unwanted product? They used to tan leather with piss, not because it was better, but because it was abundant and more importantly...cheap. The origin of the phrase "so poor they don't have a pot to piss in" comes from the time when you could always round up some coin by selling the family's urine to the local tannery. I can imagine what that smelled like on a hot day.
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    Prospectors Soap

    Funny you should say that. I have been toying with the idea. It makes such a nice stash box though. I have an old Marvel mystery oil can that I stored away for an homemade electric guitar. Just have to find the right neck for it.
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    Prospectors Soap

    Lol...sometimes its fun to poke a bear with a stick. Jokes on me. I smoked the last one a month ago. I don't know if I will ever be in a position to blow $300 on another box of man candles...but dang they were good.
  13. ArcticDave

    Prospectors Soap

    Did you say Dominican? I won't stoop to torture by showing you the inside.
  14. ArcticDave

    Prospectors Soap

    I hate goats
  15. ArcticDave

    Prospectors Soap

    Tobacco smells divine...until you light it on fire. I loved going with my step dad to the tobacco shop when I was a younger fellow. That was back when they had large bins and you bought it by the pound.
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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

    We rode in the back of pickups all the time. Everybody did it back then. My little brother and I rode in the back of my step dads pickup all the way from Florida to Oregon. He did have a shell over the back, but it was packed so full of stuff, we only had about the last two feet of bed. We were both pretty sore by the time we got to Oregon!
  18. ArcticDave

    Pontoon Boat

    Sure, why not! Yummm...cold ravioli and pears
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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Found it.
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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Maybe when it cools off! That's the big hold up now. I can work outside till about 9 or 10 and then I start to melt. I saw a video of a gryro glider on floats. They pulled it behind a ski boat. Looked like fun, I'll see if I can find it again. The word you're looking for Bob is autorotation. When you reverse the blade pitch upon losing power you can maintain control until you hit the ground. A gyro copter or glider has bigger blades than a powered helicopter(in ratio with the size of craft) to help maximize the lift created by the spinning rotor. They are pretty cool machines, but there are so many moving parts...they kind of give me the heebie jeebies! I'm afraid I would share your brothers reaction in a crash! Broken bones, missing limb or two...tis but a scratch! How is the airplane? That is the important question
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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Growing up in Alaska was the same way Homey. If you didn't live in Anchorage close to the stores , you learned to make do with what you had! If you showed up at an outing, everybody would happy to see you...no matter what weird contraption you were driving. A little trailer behind your ebike would give you some space for mounting some lightweight solar panels and maybe even some batteries
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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Cool! It's amazing the things people come up with...especially when they're broke and forced to be creative.
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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    That thing has a heck of an engine! Too bad he crashed it! I hadn't even considered the sign stuff. Plenty of that around
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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Those are huge! Ouch! That blows Grubby. Well. I really gave it a go, but I have absolutely zero sculpting talent. No matter how many times I trim off foam...the form is still too small. Seriously, this has become a major mental road block and I'm done with it. It seems like everytime I touch it....something else goes wrong! A flat sheet of aluminum will be the dash. I will use the plastic pattern I made at least.
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