Thursday, November 30, 2017
Thankfully, the "extraction" wasn't nearly as rough as the buck he had harvested last week. This evening my son called me right before dark and said he'd killed a "goodun" and needed help getting the deer out of the woods and loading it onto his jeep. Anticipating that I would think he was "pulling my leg", he emphasized that he was not kidding and that he had indeed killed another deer and needed my assistance. I could tell in his voice that he was telling the truth. He was somewhat excited as I would have been too.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Bud Moore NASCAR Hall of Famer, WW2 Combat Vet, Landed at Omaha Beach June 1944, Five Purple Hearts, 2 Bronze Stars
Bud passed today. He was 92. I wonder what he thought of some of the young snowflakes of today with their "safe spaces", "sensitivity training", political correctness, etc. RIP Mr. Moore.
Seen here with Dale Earnhardt. More on the story HERE.
I've had this on the back burner for a while. It got put off, then forgotten. Only took a week of puttering on it once I started.
My neighbor has a single action revolver in 45 Long Colt. Seeing how it is stamped, Made in West Germany, it has a few years on it - it also indicates it isn't exactly a high dollar piece, either. None the less, he likes it and has fun shooting it. That was, up until a few years ago, when the cheap injection molded, plastic grips broke. I took it upon myself to either find a set of grips for it, or make some. Being an obscure and obsolete manufacturer, I settled on doing it the hard way - I took a piece of mahogany and fashioned my own.
Not being the master woodsmith that John Jay is; I made due with a coarse bladed high tension hack saw, a coping saw, a cordless Dremel, and a 1" wide bench mounted belt sander. The inletting was done with a mixture of X-Acto knives and various wood chisels. The countersunk holes for the grip screws were roughed in with a 3/8 fostner bit, then dressed out to final size with the X-Acto - I somehow lost my 7/16 bit. I put on a finish of Teak Oil to round it out with a nice rubbed oil luster. If it were mine, I would have stripped the fading chrome finish off, then blued the steel and blackened the alloy pieces.
Otherwise, it doesn't look too bad for a first effort - and I'll know what to watch for next time.