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  Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Posted by: Karen Hood - 11-23-2017, 09:37 PM - Forum: Welcome To The Hoodlums - Replies (3)

Jesse, I and the Moderators here - want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  We are spending a quiet one this year.  Usually it is very active with many happy faces and people.  This year just quiet.  But it's all good!  We wanted to wish you all a great day and tell you we are Thankful for you all!  

-Karen, Jesse and the Posse

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  Diana stormrider Multishot PCP?
Posted by: Scottman - 11-23-2017, 04:34 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (1)

anybody use one? comparison to mrods?

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  Attention Nam VETS...watch out
Posted by: Adapt-Overcome-Conquer - 11-22-2017, 07:49 PM - Forum: Questions and Answers - Replies (3)

hey guys, I know we have lots of Vietnam veterans on this forum. You guys are amazing and I just thought you should know another illness to add to the laundry list of lovely Vietnam war complications . GET CHECKED... we don't want our herd thinning any more Wink Cool

apparently they are saying liver flukes found in 20/50 random Viet vets blood samples...and it causes a horrible cancer. Please be aware.



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  Who said Turkey are difficult to Hunt?
Posted by: Jimbo - 11-22-2017, 04:54 AM - Forum: Wilderness Cooking Forum - Replies (20)

This is not really primitive cooking in the literal since of the word, but cooking with wood is still in that general arena. 

I went Turkey Hunting this morning and located one with little effort for the family to enjoy for dinner on Thursday.  I found a nice young plump butterball weighting in at 12 1/2 pound just lying in wait to be snared at out local butchers shop.  A strip of plastic I carry in my bi-folding snare for just such occasions secured the big bird quickly and with little wasted time I was headed for home with my prize turkey riding in the back of my truck. 

Once home, I placed the bird on ice and set it aside to be cleaned & processed for smoking, which will commence about 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, and hopefully the smoking will be complete by midnight Wednesday.  Some nice pecan slabs were prepared this afternoon which will perform the job of slow smoking the turkey leaving a very nice smoked aroma of pecan on the bird I secured this morning. 

Hope everyone else collected a turkey, ham, leg of lamb or whatever your favorite Thanksgiving Day's meal will be centered around.  Happy Thanksgiving Day to each everyone.

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  Collins engineer bolo revamp
Posted by: Stormcrow - 11-17-2017, 04:46 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (6)

I don't often work on blades that I didn't make myself.  However, I agreed to do a re-handle/re-sharpen job on a Collins engineer bolo mostly because I wanted to get to check it out first-hand.  I took waaaaay to long to do the job, though the work itself went fairly quickly.  I had thought that these were WWII-era, and have found since then that they started making them pre-WWI.

The bolo wasn't in terrible shape, but definitely wasn't pristine.  The owner picked it up for $25.  It had cracked handle slabs and was missing a chunk from one, and there were some pretty deep notches out of the ax-like edge.  It looked like re-sharpening had altered the profile a bit.

I started out by grinding the heads off of one side of the brass handle rivets and removing the slabs.  There was no glue/epoxy/cutler's resin.  The handle wood was untouched by rot, though cracked from impacts.  I think it is probably rosewood.

[Image: 37586597735_fa1ba8797c_c.jpg]engbolo01 by James Helm, on Flickr

I drilled out the rivet holes from 3/16" (I think, didn't actually measure) to fit the 1/4" stainless tubing I was using on the replacement.  The third hole was double-drilled, apparently at the factory, which made getting it sized a bit tricky as it kept catching the drill bit.  Then I built a jig from poplar wood, cut out slabs from TeroTuf, attached them to the jig, and shaped them with a series of router bits.

[Image: 38417786456_5ff8168129_c.jpg]engbolo02 by James Helm, on Flickr

I then cut out the 1/4" stainless steel tube rivets.  Due to the tapered tang, I ended up needing to cut them different lengths.  The original slabs were the same thickness throughout, so I didn't try to taper the replacement slabs.

[Image: 38417778426_5382771d1d_c.jpg]engbolo03 by James Helm, on Flickr
I cleaned up rust with a wire brush on a bench grinder on the blade and a ScotchBrite belt on the tang, then attached the new handle slabs with rivets and epoxy.
[Image: 38473523431_54226fca38_c.jpg]engbolo04 by James Helm, on Flickr
Then on to working the edge.  I had not intended to try to get all of the notches out, but by the time I had the bevel cleaned up, most of them were gone.
[Image: 37586563455_b598c13133_z.jpg]engbolo05 by James Helm, on Flickr
This thing is truly frightening now.  It's a massive blade, with a convex edge that will scare the hair off my arm.  The owner is going to have to make sure he hits what he's wanting to, because it will tear up Jake on anything it contacts.
[Image: 24601640798_3b0125e811_c.jpg]engbolo06 by James Helm, on Flickr
Should be good for another century of work now.  Smile

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  Need camera
Posted by: Tn Ridge Rover - 11-16-2017, 05:01 PM - Forum: Questions and Answers - Replies (10)

Need camera, waterproof or water resistant and digital. Black Friday, etc coming up, so some deals be out there.

My camera died a slow death in a muddy river on a recent trip. All I have now is an old heavy Nikomat 35mm. But it has given me some beautiful, memorable shots!

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  signal 9 The reliant 32 380 38
Posted by: Scottman - 11-15-2017, 12:43 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (5)

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  quick look Steel Will Druid 281
Posted by: Scottman - 11-14-2017, 12:59 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (12)

Not sure where my first one is but decided to get a second of one of my favorite knives with deer season coming up

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  underwood 9x25 dillon Lehigh bullets Deer Hunting LCP 2
Posted by: Scottman - 11-13-2017, 07:05 PM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (4)

going to hopefully sneak away with the 9x25 dillon with some 90 grain defenders and some double tap80 g rain Xtac hollow points.

will take the LCP 2 along with 65 grain defenders.

Sent underwood an email about loading 9x25 dillon with 65 grain defender

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  Fero rod & petroleum jelly
Posted by: caver56 - 11-11-2017, 12:47 AM - Forum: Questions and Answers - Replies (6)

I put together a small fire kit with petroleum jelly,  cotton balls  and a fero rod. The fero rod is in contact with the jelly. (It's a small kit)  Anybody have any problems with fero rods and petroleum jelly in contact with each other for long periods.  If not, I'll wait until next summer till I give them a try.

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