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Rod Man

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After making a comment in one of the threads about "Possible/Shot" pouches I decided to put my money where my mouth went. I had some leather that I had bought from Hobby Lobby a while back and some extra ticking so I figured what the hell lets give it a shot. It has been a learning experience. Mainly, I have learned that I need better tools and such, and I need to plan and prepare better. But moving forward with it. Never done anything like this, Took Cutfingers Squirrel bag looked it over came up with a pattern and started sewing it up. As you can tell I am not very artistic!!! 😁 Regardless, Its fun.


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That's what I thought too. At first, I thought maybe I should leave some caps but then I looked around the Sporting Goods section and it was completely wiped out. Obviously, there aren't any muzzleloading enthusiasts in this little town so I got what I could and never look back.
 

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Roof-coated (tar-aluminum mixture) three metal sheds on the place. Not a fun day. Breathed in enough hydrocarbons to last me a while.
 

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...˙punoɹɐ pǝuɹnʇ sbuıɥʇ ʇǝb ı sǝɯıʇǝɯos ɹǝʌǝʍoɥ

˙ǝɯ uo sʇɔǝɟɟɐ ןןı ʎuɐ buıʌɐɥ suoqɹɐɔoɹpʎɥ pǝɔıʇou ɹǝʌǝu ı ' sɹɐǝʎ + 03 ɹoɟ ɹǝʇuıɐd ɐ sɐ pǝʞɹoʍ ı
 

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I've been wanting a loading press. I've fettled with some scrap wood and a holding fixture to make the press. I have threaded inserts for both the 36 and 44 balls. To finish I need to make the cylinder fixture.

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In the course of reassembling the Colt Navy, the mainspring broke. I guess I have some more time to finish the loading press.
 

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...˙punoɹɐ pǝuɹnʇ sbuıɥʇ ʇǝb ı sǝɯıʇǝɯos ɹǝʌǝʍoɥ

˙ǝɯ uo sʇɔǝɟɟɐ ןןı ʎuɐ buıʌɐɥ suoqɹɐɔoɹpʎɥ pǝɔıʇou ɹǝʌǝu ı ' sɹɐǝʎ + 03 ɹoɟ ɹǝʇuıɐd ɐ sɐ pǝʞɹoʍ ı
10 yrs painting, 30+ yrs as comtractor , sanding and finishing hardwood floors makes my days a lot shorter than they used to be. I haven't gotten upside down and bassackerds yet though..
Dave
 

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Dave, I always used the good stuff....
That’s probably the reason I’m infected with this spɹǝʞɔɐssɐq & uʍop ǝpısdn disease...

You know, the paint that smells like money!

Tell the Mayor of Zip City Smo said Hello...lol
 

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I'm sorry to say the defacto mayor passed away recently with covid. As you know an unincorporated community has no official election but usually someone will rise to the top with a mind of civic responsibility and selflessness. Robert Walker was that man, he was the second owner of P&K Western Wear in downtown Zip City where it has been for more than 50 yrs. . He will be greatly missed here.
And I did get to preferring waterborne finishes to oil polys.
Dave
 
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Terry Lightle

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Ran 100 or so 54 balls,me and wife getting over Covid and really just feeling like being out doing stuff again.
 
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Have been working more on the Kibler kit the last few days. I started with the LMF Browning on the barrel but hated the look of it. Looked more like a rusty tool than a fine finish. Sanded back to bare metal and used Oxpho Blue Cream. I'm not sure if this is period correct or not. Now to me it looks like a barrel should.

Finished sanding and raising the whisker down to 1000grit. Applied first coat of Aqua Fortis.

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