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When do y'all plant corn up there? If the ground's dry enough, it will start going in here in about a week.
 

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My son was helping his Mimi clean out after Papous passing and they found his old brass EGA from his dress blues.

Mimi wanted it shined up and she wants to keep it so son was given the task.

I decided an EGA needs a cover. First one I have built since I left in November of 90.

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Daughter wanted in too.

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He didnt do a bad job shining the brass.

The cover is a mess though almost 30 years in the attic has crazed the patent leather brim and the chin strap is crumbling.

The vinyl cover was one of my inspection ones, still in a bag priced at $10.45.

Mimi will be happy
 

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My son was helping his Mimi clean out after Papous passing and they found his old brass EGA from his dress blues.

Mimi wanted it shined up and she wants to keep it so son was given the task.

I decided an EGA needs a cover. First one I have built since I left in November of 90.

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Daughter wanted in too.

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He didnt do a bad job shining the brass.

The cover is a mess though almost 30 years in the attic has crazed the patent leather brim and the chin strap is crumbling.

The vinyl cover was one of my inspection ones, still in a bag priced at $10.45.

Mimi will be happy
You are blessed and wealthier than any king on earth! Great family!
Mike
 

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My son was helping his Mimi clean out after Papous passing and they found his old brass EGA from his dress blues.

Mimi wanted it shined up and she wants to keep it so son was given the task.

I decided an EGA needs a cover. First one I have built since I left in November of 90.

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Daughter wanted in too.

View attachment 6892476

He didnt do a bad job shining the brass.

The cover is a mess though almost 30 years in the attic has crazed the patent leather brim and the chin strap is crumbling.

The vinyl cover was one of my inspection ones, still in a bag priced at $10.45.

Mimi will be happy

Absolutely does not get any better than that right there !!!! Nice job and beautiful family Brother. Thanks for sharing !!!!
 

tnichols

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That looks like a lot of work Geno! Other than the base coat, I assume the color is done by hand?
 
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Geno C.

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Yeah, all the colors are hand painted, I'll use the airbrush to blend the main and tail in, around the hooves, inside the nose, mouth and ears, and couple other things that have yet to be determined.
 
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Brand new and shiny, first day on the job.

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Left blade worm drive style, takes a full size 7 1/4" blade. Normally I purchase bare tools, have plenty of batteries. This came with the fast charger and a 60V 9AH battery for $80 bucks more. Cuts like the Skil 77 with a lot less weight.

I'm going to work the shit out it this year, we'll see how it stands up.
 

Geno C.

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Bought a left blade non worm drive for my father in law years ago. Says it just make more sense for a right handed guy to see there the blade is going.
 
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Brand new and shiny, first day on the job.

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Left blade worm drive style, takes a full size 7 1/4" blade. Normally I purchase bare tools, have plenty of batteries. This came with the fast charger and a 60V 9AH battery for $80 bucks more. Cuts like the Skil 77 with a lot less weight.

I'm going to work the shit out it this year, we'll see how it stands up.
Got rid of the old one?


 

1J04

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The last Bridge before Home. The Grays is about to POP. Once that River peeks there is no hope of getting home short of taking a boat or donning the chest waders.



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Fields next to my road are filling with standing water already. The Seagulls, ducks, n geese's are loving it. Pretty soon the field mice will be boiling outta the ground and the Hawks n Ravens will be gorging. Always fun to run down there with the pellet gun and pop'm while they're swimming. :giggle:


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Got rid of the old one?


Wow, bunghole pucker there. The Child Bride will ask me how the day went, I'll hold up my hands and say " 5 and 5, it was a good day".

My other two saws are both Skil worm drives, a 77 Mag and a 77 Mag LT. Left hand drive, one can at least see when he's going to nip a digit or three. Nothing beats a worm drive for torque.

"Bought a left blade non worm drive for my father in law years ago. Says it just make more sense for a right handed guy to see there the blade is going."

My feelings exactly.
 

Mike 556

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Brand new and shiny, first day on the job.

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Left blade worm drive style, takes a full size 7 1/4" blade. Normally I purchase bare tools, have plenty of batteries. This came with the fast charger and a 60V 9AH battery for $80 bucks more. Cuts like the Skil 77 with a lot less weight.

I'm going to work the shit out it this year, we'll see how it stands up.
Love the worm drive saws. They're all we use for frames. The 8" saws are great when cutting 51/2" glue lams. I've never used a battery powered worm drive. Would be interested in how it performs . Would like to use it up high, cords are a pain in the ass and just get in the way when your up in the air. As you can see with the Dewalt in the rear left, came down two floors!
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Love the worm drive saws. They're all we use for frames. The 8" saws are great when cutting 51/2" glue lams. I've never used a battery powered worm drive. Would be interested in how it performs . Would like to use it up high, cords are a pain in the ass and just get in the way when your up in the air. As you can see with the Dewalt in the rear left, came down two floors!
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The Dewalt is not a true worm drive, no gearbox. It's a left blade, full size direct drive. Despite that, today it made about 30 crosscuts on 2x4's and ripped a sheet of 3/4" CDX lengthwise, and had plenty of power. And it has a rafter hook. Makes my little 6.5" battery saw feel like a DIY toy. I can surely see it being used on roofs, rafters, knocking off a few cuts rather than running a cord, etc.

It's not going to replace the corded Skil's, but it sure will compliment them. I'm thinking to run a 40 tooth finish blade in it for cleaner cuts on 1x pine board. With what little it did today, I'm impressed, we'll see how the battery lasts on the next deck job.

The only con discovered so far is the safety on the trigger. A 1/8" hole and a loop of black tie wire will fix that, just don't tell those OSHA pricks.

Hope nobody was standing under the Dewalt above.
 
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Mike 556

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The Dewalt is not a true worm drive, no gearbox. It's a left blade, full size direct drive. Despite that, today it made about 30 crosscuts on 2x4's and ripped a sheet of 3/4" CDX lengthwise, and had plenty of power. And it has a rafter hook. Makes my little 6.5" battery saw feel like a DIY toy. I can surely see it being used on roofs, rafters, knocking off a few cuts rather than running a cord, etc.

It's not going to replace the corded Skil's, but it sure will compliment them. I'm thinking to run a 40 tooth finish blade in it for cleaner cuts on 1x pine board. With what little it did today, I'm impressed, we'll see how the battery lasts on the next deck job.

The only con discovered so far is the safety on the trigger. A 1/8" hole and a loop of black tie wire will fix that, just don't tell those OSHA pricks.

Hope nobody was standing under the Dewalt above.
First thing that always breaks on all our tools are the safety's and the blade guards . :) and the battery powered worm drive would be for specialty purposes only. After the rafters are up, we string them and cut the few that are protruding, if any, gives us nice straight sub facia. And nobody but the saw got hurt! Please keep me posted how you like the battery saw. The 20 and 28 volt battery saws we tried didn't cut it!
Mike
 
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Brand new and shiny, first day on the job.

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Left blade worm drive style, takes a full size 7 1/4" blade. Normally I purchase bare tools, have plenty of batteries. This came with the fast charger and a 60V 9AH battery for $80 bucks more. Cuts like the Skil 77 with a lot less weight.

I'm going to work the shit out it this year, we'll see how it stands up.
The nice thing about their 60V stuff is the batteries will work with the 20V tools and give a longer run time.
 

tnichols

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More pics & backstory please :cool: Nice lookin’ rig
What do you want to know? Rifle is just a 10/22T, Kidd trigger, EGW rail, and Leupy 3.5-10x40.

I typically shoot off our deck with centerfires out to 1K prone, but kind of neglect the other positions unless I’m whacking some unwelcome critter. Here is 3 I put on the diamond at 50 yards from the tripod standing.

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That brings back 20 yrs worth of memories.....
Been 21 for me this go round. Started back in the early 90's with Sedco, but the wife at that time wasn't too thrilled with me being gone for 14 at a time. Doin 28 day hitches now. This wife starts lookin at me kinda funny about 3 weeks into the off time, and I know she is getting tired of my crap. lol
 

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Been 21 for me this go round. Started back in the early 90's with Sedco, but the wife at that time wasn't too thrilled with me being gone for 14 at a time. Doin 28 day hitches now. This wife starts lookin at me kinda funny about 3 weeks into the off time, and I know she is getting tired of my crap. lol
Yeah I definitely missed the 14/14 schedule when we started working 21/21, but after a while I got used to that and 14 seemed like too short a time to be home. 21 "out there" was getting to be very long in the last few years though since we were no longer allowed to have or use common sense. The day I came home was like a honeymoon when I first went offshore.
 

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Yeah I definitely missed the 14/14 schedule when we started working 21/21, but after a while I got used to that and 14 seemed like too short a time to be home. 21 "out there" was getting to be very long in the last few years though since we were no longer allowed to have or use common sense. The day I came home was like a honeymoon when I first went offshore.
I feel ya. This is my last night. Leaving a yard period just in time to completely miss FMEA, and the going back on contract with BP fiasco that always ensues. Rig is leaving the dock at noon tomorrow. I will be leaving Pascagoula around 0500. I feel like I stole somethin. :)
 

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image.jpgOne more stage done on this one.

On a side note; we had 2 of our small horses with the tails broken off, no real good way to reattach them. Ride manufacturer said they can't get them anymore. Found a lady on eBay and as it turns out she bought the molds from the company that made our originals. We ordered 3 so now I'll have a spare.
 

tnichols

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Hey Tnichols, where does one get data sheets like that? Looks like it covers all the bases.
R may be correct. I copied a blank version (can’t recall whose or from where), then tweaked it and added things I like and use to fit how and where I shoot. When finished, I write nasty notes to myself (self critique) and put them a 3 ring binder for the particular system I was shooting. I was born without vision or an imagination, so I steal ideas anytime I can. Others have asked the same question, if you PM me your email, I have them in a PDF format that I can send you.
 

tnichols

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You have exceptional hand writing.
Thanks, it’s never made me a dime :). Not one red cent. I think you commented on it in one of R’s 22 postal type shoots here on the Hide. I believe you wanted your son to clean up his penmanship, I hope you’ve seen progress.
 
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What do you want to know? Rifle is just a 10/22T, Kidd trigger, EGW rail, and Leupy 3.5-10x40.

I typically shoot off our deck with centerfires out to 1K prone, but kind of neglect the other positions unless I’m whacking some unwelcome critter. Here is 3 I put on the diamond at 50 yards from the tripod standing.

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Not familiar w/10-22’s (yeah, I know....). Nice looking stock, looks like a fun shooter. Is the stock “stock”, or aftermarket ?
I do have a Sig 522, tons of Fiocchi sub and a can.....a real hoot to shoot.