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General Non-Firearms Discussion / Re: What did you do this weekend?
« Last post by Mikee5star on July 25, 2021, 05:26:19 pm »
nice
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General Non-Firearms Discussion / Re: What did you do this weekend?
« Last post by cpaspr on July 25, 2021, 01:59:11 pm »
When we bought this place 20+ years ago it had an "economy grade" cedar fence on three sides, with the fence boards on our side of the rails and posts.  Painted light baby-poop brown.   :vomit  We're on a wedge lot of a cul-de-sac, so the back fence is over 100' long, and what we can see out our living room window.   :facepalm  When we moved in there were three pine trees along the back fence, which provided some shade and blocked the view of a fair amount of the fence.  The pines were also economy grade when planted 40+ years ago.  One flat-out died (huh-that tree's gotten quite brown, but that one's green), one was leaning over the back fence and then lost it's counterbalancing main branch in a freeze so it got removed before the occasional high wind blew it over, and the other was slowly dying of bugs/fungus and/or basic ugly, so all three are now gone.  A couple of weeks ago one of the neighbor's chickens got into our yard where the uppermost section of the south fence met the back fence.  My wife shushed it back over the fence, then propped the fence back in place, but the replacement of that fence moved up in the do-it-now project priority.

So for the last several weekends we've been fence building.  Rails and boards only, as the posts are still solid (plus set in concrete).  The project has been made more interesting by the fact that there is a large metal shed (think quonset hut without the ends) right next to the fence (not allowed by code), erected four owners ago (they were some "fun" neighbors to have - NOT!).  They did it over a weekend when we weren't home, and attached to the fence.  Morons.  They did try to prevent leaves from our maple and cherry trees from accumulating on the fence rails on their side by attaching chicken wire to the edges of the roof where it overhung the fence.  Uh, no.  That just ended up holding the leaves and moisture against the fence rails and sped up the decay process.  Did I mention the cherry trees?  Yeah.  Right next to the fence.  Planted in clay soil.  Where's a root to go, eh?  Yeah, along the fence, so we've got one post that has been tilted way out of plumb, toward said shed.  And there is a shed post about 18" from the fence post, right in the path where a new rail needs to go.  So we cut the post off about 18" from the ground, made a thin wedge shim from a previous 4x4 cutoff, and reattached the post with waterproof glue and metal plates. That brought the top of the post somewhat back in line with the rest of the fence.  Oh!  And we're putting the fence boards on the other side of the rails.  Which means for the length of the metal shed, we're screwing them on starting on our side through the rail and into the fence board, because less than 2" of space on the other side.  Different. 

It's definitely been an interesting project.  Two sections left to go.  And hopefully they will be more boring, without having to engineer solutions on the fly.

Sorry for the crappy pics.  Not all will attach, and those that do are stretching, but hopefully they'll give an idea of what I'm writing about.
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General Non-Firearms Discussion / Re: What did you do this weekend?
« Last post by cpaspr on July 25, 2021, 01:09:24 pm »
Looks more like Deep Purple than Emmylou.  And, as you pointed out.  Upside down.   :facepalm :rotfl
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General Non-Firearms Discussion / Re: What did you do this weekend?
« Last post by aikorob on July 25, 2021, 10:48:27 am »
checked off one of my musical bucket list last night.............
Emmylou

 :facepalm  excuse the crappy cellphone pic from the lawn




edit------------what's with the upside down  :banghead
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General Firearms Discussion / 3D printed gun regulation update
« Last post by kunkmiester on July 23, 2021, 09:33:34 pm »
https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/u-s-bureau-of-industry-and-security-imposes-ear-restrictions-on-3d-printed-guns-193254/

Still going for it.  Ironically it won't change much.  You can't actually throw an STL file into a 3d printer, so just from the article's summary the 3d files are still exempt.
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General Firearms Discussion / Re: Yet another useless ammo burning idea
« Last post by Raptor on July 23, 2021, 11:59:17 am »
Thee only real point on my end for it would be something people would pay ten times more for a trigger group for.

And to get the Bureau of A$$holes, Turdblossoms, F***ups, and Eediots breathing down your neck.
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General Firearms Discussion / Re: Yet another useless ammo burning idea
« Last post by kunkmiester on July 23, 2021, 11:53:54 am »
So... like a progressive trigger a-la the AUG, P90, and a few others I can't think of, but each pull is semi-auto only?

I mean, you could do it, but at best you'd only be simulating 2-3 round burst.
That sounds right.  And yeah, just simulating 3 round burst would be the point.  You might make a 5 round version, but you probabpy need at least an eighth of am inch of pull per shot, and more than 3 gets really big pretty quick.

The only real point on my end for it would be something people would pay ten times more for a trigger group for.
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R & R / Re: The Great Big Thread of Jokes
« Last post by Stevie-Ray on July 23, 2021, 10:20:30 am »
Department of the Navy is now assigning females to quarters in a separate private "OFF LIMITS" area on all aircraft carriers. While addressing all personnel at Pearl Harbor, CINCPAC advised, "Female sleeping quarters will be "out-of-bounds" for all males.  Anyone caught breaking this rule will be fined $150 the first time."    And the Admiral continued, "Anyone caught breaking this rule the second time will be fined $250.  Being caught a third time will cost you a fine of $700.  Are there any questions?" 

At this point, a US Marine from the security detail assigned to a ship in the Fleet stood up in the crowd and inquired:

 

"How much for a season pass?"
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General Firearms Discussion / Re: Yet another useless ammo burning idea
« Last post by Raptor on July 23, 2021, 08:37:05 am »
So... like a progressive trigger a-la the AUG, P90, and a few others I can't think of, but each pull is semi-auto only?

I mean, you could do it, but at best you'd only be simulating 2-3 round burst.
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General Firearms Discussion / Re: Yet another useless ammo burning idea
« Last post by Kaso on July 22, 2021, 10:46:29 pm »
I would think the trigger pull weight would need to be insanely heavy, or the trigger would be pulled through multiple stages on the recoil of the first shot.  And at that point the relevant alphabet agency would likely declare it a machine gun.
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