Monthly Archives: March 2007

tools i’m looking for

Tools that I’m looking for: hand planes, older Stanley or Millers Falls ones, not the new crap, and not collectors ones, using ones. horizontal mill, like an old Atlas/Craftsman bench top model metal shaper, an old Atlas/Craftsman would be great Dad said I can “store” his shaper in my shed. Yay! But, it does not [Continue]


Bowling ball mortar! Also, Hern Ironworks has a Cohorn mortar barrel for only $193.60! A mortar barrel for under $200! Even I can afford that. Yes, I’d need to make a carriage or housing of some sort, but still. And 2.5 inches of bore is just right for beer cans full of concrete. hmmmm….


“Umm…how did you know that MLEEE was $150?” Sorry. It’s a number/letter substitution code. M is 1 A is 2 R is 3 Y is 4 L is 5 O is 6 U is 7 I is 8 S is 9 E is 0 So an item marked MLEEE would be 15000, or $150.00 Most [Continue]

table saw and bag

Got a tablesaw today! It’s a Craftsman 103.22420. Haven’t been able to find a manual online yet. Usually Old WoodWorking Machines has them, but they don’t have this particular model. Nor are there any pictures of it. Looks to be in good shape. Heavy, cast iron, Looks like the tablesaw Papa had. Was at a [Continue]


Sorry the site was slow today, got slashdotted boingboing’d. Lots of folks were trying to download the MultiMachine manual, so I had to take it offline. My server was craaaaaaaaaaawling. For those of you looking for it, try here instead: (hopefully his server does not die ) Thanks!


TechShop We really neee a place like this in DFW: “TechShop™ is a fully-equipped open-access workshop and creative environment that lets you drop in any time and work on your own projects at your own pace. It is like a health club with tools and equipment instead of exercise equipment…or a Kinko’s for geeks. TechShop [Continue]

gun stuff

Neat site with downloadable books on guns and gunsmithing 1911 firing pin stop modification makes it like John Moses Browning (peace be upon him) originally designed it, and reduces felt recoil. hmmm…may need to try that, not that my 1911 feels like it recoils too much, but less felt recoil is always better, right?

stay away from india

It’s nice to know that our justice system is not the most screwed up in the world. Hope for India’s remand prisoners “Jaldhar Yadav was arrested and put behind bars in the northern Indian state of Bihar for “wrongfully restraining a person and causing hurt” in the mid-1980s. Under the Indian Penal Code, these offences [Continue]


Man Gets Probation for Dead Deer Sex “SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) – A 20-year-old man received probation after he was convicted of having sexual contact with a dead deer. The sentence also requires Bryan James Hathaway to be evaluated as a sex offender and treated at the Institute for Psychological and Sexual Health in Duluth, Minn. [Continue]

collection agency phone call

Got a call yesterday from “Technical Financial Group” Said they were collecting an unpaid debt. wtf? Said I owed $10,000 and change for unpaid medical bills. BS, said I. “Are you gandalf23?” yup “Are the last four digits of your social security number 7293?” nope “Please hold.” …. “Is your birthdate something 1959?” nope “ummm…” [Continue]


‘We want this baby polar bear dead’ say animal rights lobby “Tiny, fluffy and adorable, Knut the baby polar bear became an animal superstar after he was abandoned by his mother. He rapidly became the symbol of Berlin Zoo, whose staff bottle-fed him and handed out cuddles in between At three months old, however, the [Continue]

the truth about assault weapons

Found a nice video on “assault weapons” over on youtube. I assume most of y’all reading my site know the difference between fully automatic firearms and semi-automatic ones, but for those of you who don’t, check out the video. Also goes a long way in explaining the idiocy of the “assault weapon” bans.

shadow wolves

I just heard than an all-Indian border patrol unit is being sent to Afghansitan to teach the locals tracking and to help hunt for OBL. Very cool. Like the code-talkers of WWII.


I just wish Giuliani would say something like: “I will veto any gun control legislation that comes to my desk” One little statement like that, and (almost) all my qualms about voting for him would go away. Yes, Rudy Giuliani Is a Conservative “As “America’s mayor,” a sobriquet he earned after 9/11, Giuliani has a [Continue]