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Title: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Mulie87 on March 28, 2020, 06:41:52 PM
How are you staying busy while on restriction? Fee like iím a kid when I ask this😂

Currently iím loading .300RUM
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Mulie87 on March 28, 2020, 06:44:20 PM
.300RUM
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Dan-o on March 28, 2020, 06:50:46 PM
Just polished the feed ramps on 6 pistols.

One of mine, 2 of my wifes, 1 from one daughter and 2 from one son.


gonna work on stripping/cleaning everythnig really well, I think.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Jason on March 28, 2020, 06:53:58 PM
I loaded some 338/375 Ruger rounds and I loaded up 500 rounds of 9mm on my new Hornady press.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: CaNINE on March 28, 2020, 07:00:22 PM
Painting the entire inside of my house. Half done. Next up turning 60 pounds of cubed elk meat into burger and sausage.  After that my new hobby will be to make daily phone calls to my taxidermist looking for my 2017 deer mount.  :tup:
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Gobble Doc on March 28, 2020, 07:06:14 PM
Changed the oil and filter on my riding mower plus new spark plugs and gas filter. Easy if ordering off amazon.


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Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: dmoua on March 28, 2020, 07:09:32 PM
Load development for my brotherís 7mm SAUM and yard work.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: BNAElkhntr on March 28, 2020, 07:12:51 PM

split 3 cord for next winter

Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Blacktail Sniper on March 28, 2020, 07:49:06 PM
As weather permits since it is only partially under cover, I am cutting up a 57 Chevy 4 door parts car for sections of rust-free patch panels for my 2 door hardtop. 

When not outside, reading up and studying my restoration books and manuals, on the internet watching YouTube certified mechanics and restoration expert's  :chuckle: videos. 

Otherwise, just biding time until this passes and/or the weather gets better.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: BD1 on March 28, 2020, 08:55:14 PM
Whatever the wife thinks up  :o
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: fowl smacker on March 28, 2020, 09:02:47 PM
Laying laminate floor throughout our upstairs and reloading some subsonic 300BLK.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Stein on March 28, 2020, 09:03:24 PM
Called buddies I haven't talked with, made sure the neighbors are squared away, re-rigged a few shrimp pots, rearranged the boat yet again, rebuilt a downrigger and then cracked a few beers, not necessarily in that order.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Mulie87 on March 28, 2020, 09:11:59 PM
Jason, how do u like your new Hornady press? I see itís in sale and have been looking at it.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Jason on March 28, 2020, 09:35:33 PM
Jason, how do u like your new Hornady press? I see itís in sale and have been looking at it.
So far so good and I like it a lot! Itís been a little bit of learning curve from the single stages that Iím use to using but I cranked out the rounds without any hiccups. I do want to buy the RCBS lockout die and eventually the Hornady case feeder.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Fl0und3rz on March 29, 2020, 07:17:50 AM
I've been able to put on a new hanguard (Seekins NOX) and an adjustable gas block on a neglected AR, mount some optics, and get set up to clean and oil. Might not sound like much, but I don't have a lot of space to myself right now.

Going to grab a bunch of loading stuff from storage to work on some reloading. 

We are going to go full lockdown starting this week, so I'll get the kiddos prepping brass, teach them proper firearm cleaning, etc.  Maybe do some archery practice for PE.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: BigGoonTuna on March 29, 2020, 08:24:10 AM
Been trying to give my wife enough time to get some of her projects done so I can finish straightening up my man shed. Have a couple rifles that need to be thoroughly cleaned, and want to load some 300 savage and 270 ammo with some different powder and bullet combinations.

Also have a 375 ruger that I picked up on an impulse buy almost 6 months ago. Found a Leupold vx3i 1.5-5x20 with the super cool German #4 reticle and mounted it in QD rings. Loaded up some ďmid levelĒ 235gr ammo with some h414 that was taking up space on the shelf, still have yet to shoot it. Need to find out what my pain tolerance really is, to see if itís gonna be a keeper or if I need to ďdowngradeĒ to a 9.3x62 or 35 Whelen for my ďbig gunĒ  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: HillHound on March 29, 2020, 08:29:31 AM
Iíve been cutting trail and building fence up on our property.  Looking at building one of those pallet sheds to store some chairs and minor stuff we donít want to pack back and forth
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Magnum_Willys on March 29, 2020, 08:39:11 AM
Hoping OR keeps their State land open.  No shooting in much of WA now.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: dmoua on March 29, 2020, 10:11:52 AM
Hoping OR keeps their State land open.  No shooting in much of WA now.

I thought BLM was still open? Unless they just closed recently.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Blacklab on March 29, 2020, 10:12:48 AM
Hoping OR keeps their State land open.  No shooting in much of WA now.

Last week went to Wolverton Mt gun club. The day I didnít check their calendar. Was the day they closed it for china flue. Lately loading for 223 Wylde and Ruger 204. Today most likely the Grendel.

Just started using Hornady custom grade, nice dies.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: buckfvr on March 29, 2020, 10:23:02 AM
Shooting new rifle, shooting others as well.  WIll be mounting scope in a few days and then shooting some more, then most likely moving on to loading.  Also verifying collected data vs. app entries.  Shoot bow once the weather straightens out again.  Coyotes raising hell with neighbors baby lambs so watching for an opportunity to smoke those as well.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Emptyhanded on March 29, 2020, 11:03:34 AM
Iíve been messing around with 139 grain Lapua Scenars in my Creedmoor. I think I have my load figured out, just waiting on a fresh box of bullets to get here so I can verify my drops at longer range.


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Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Bango skank on March 29, 2020, 11:32:53 AM
Waiting for a couple things to arrive to finish my .223 wylde ar build.

Still waiting on my .450 bushmaster upper

Since im waiting for my .223 suppressor to get out of jail i figured i may as well get a bolt action .223 with a threaded barrel.  Picked up a ruger american predator.  Took the rail off and put talley lightweight rings on.  Mounted a 4-16x44 viper thats been sitting in my closet for a few years.  For now i just zeroed it at 20 yards, turned it down 20 clicks, and at some point bere soon ill be taking it to my parents house to use my dads bench and range, try out a bunch of different ammo, see what shoots the best, and finish dialing it in.

Put a red dot on my .444 and dialed that in

Waiting on a strike eagle to arrive, going to be my new .243 scope.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: hunter399 on March 29, 2020, 11:48:00 AM
Reloading :dunno:
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: jrebel on March 29, 2020, 11:51:30 AM
Set up and reloaded 500 rounds of 300 blackout subsonic that shoot great by the way.  220 grain nosler partition round nose pushed by 12.1 grains of CFE black.  Cycled the action every time and sounded great with the suppressed AR pistol. 

Working the tractor to clean up the yard. 

Cleaning up the shop and getting getting all the hunting gear organized for this fall. 

Washing and detaileing all the toys...SxS, snowmobiles, etc. 

Playing lots of UNO with the family. 
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Mulie87 on March 30, 2020, 01:03:38 AM
The mrs. and I cleaned the house in detail, reminded me of when I was back in the Marines. Went Grocery shopping. Worked out in garage gym.

While I was in garage I looked at the work bench (that i just built last year) and thought ďthat needs to be linger than 5í.Ē So Iím going to rebuild it and extend it 2í to make it 7í longer. I need the space if iím going to get a third reloading press.

I am in LE, so I am able to get away from house 40hrs a week.

Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Onewhohikes on March 30, 2020, 05:37:45 AM
Went hiking and worked on trails
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Fl0und3rz on March 30, 2020, 12:09:07 PM
The mrs. and I cleaned the house in detail, reminded me of when I was back in the Marines.

You inspect her hospital corners with ruler and bounce a quarter off the bed?

:chuckle:
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: kisfish on March 30, 2020, 02:55:08 PM
Cleaned out my wallet. I was about as thick as a brick and had 0 cash in it.  I have cleaned my reloading area, bench, cabinets, drawers, ect. I made an inventory of firearms with serial numbers and that went in the small safe. Going to reload some 6.5 or 223 later on today. I have also been trying to pick a couple guns a week and take them all the way down for a good deep clean and reoil. 
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: CaNINE on April 02, 2020, 07:33:56 PM
Just got a UPS notification that a my new Krieger barrel shipped...so I'll be spinning that on and getting some ammo built up.   :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Fl0und3rz on April 02, 2020, 07:45:51 PM
Nice.  Just got a shipment of some night sights and mag extensions.  Got some more carbine stuff coming next week.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Rob on April 02, 2020, 08:55:02 PM
Bees...

Getting set up to try bee keeping for the first time.


Trying 2 hives.  I have about 19,000 bees arriving end of April!
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Mulie87 on April 03, 2020, 12:36:44 AM
Nice! Iím waiting for my new Proof CF barrel for my 6.5 PRC iím building. Finding bottom metal is a joke. I ordered a bdl hinged floor plate from Stocky's in Dec and itís still on back order. No one has them in stock. 
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Russ McDonald on April 03, 2020, 04:05:19 AM
Finished my AR 10 build.. Aero Precision lower and Upper, .308 Bear Creek 20" medium heavy barrel.  Threw some cheap optics I had laying around.  I think this completes my AR builds.  I have a 300BLK, .223 rifle and pistol and now a .308.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200403/91bd980e6f0a4fbebe41f68a99124b37.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200403/44a389c7c5fb2cd3d7c04bebe27ac033.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200403/940e83e45ece39fadb8c8ab856155190.jpg)

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Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Fl0und3rz on April 03, 2020, 04:07:23 AM
Very nice.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Onewhohikes on April 03, 2020, 05:31:11 AM
Very nice but that Crock pot has to go
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Russ McDonald on April 03, 2020, 05:42:30 AM
Very nice but that Crock pot has to go
:chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: hunter399 on April 03, 2020, 06:34:00 AM
Very nice but that Crock pot has to go
:chuckle: :chuckle:
Very nice  :tup: :IBCOOL:
Looks very similar to my setup I'll be pleased with that barrel ,they make a pretty good product for cheap.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: rasbo on April 03, 2020, 06:42:00 AM
Tying kokanee rigs,and walleye gear among other things
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: CaNINE on April 03, 2020, 07:14:29 AM
 :yeah:

Very good for immune system health  :tup:
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: BULLBLASTER on April 03, 2020, 09:45:40 AM
Nice! Iím waiting for my new Proof CF barrel for my 6.5 PRC iím building. Finding bottom metal is a joke. I ordered a bdl hinged floor plate from Stocky's in Dec and itís still on back order. No one has them in stock.

https://redhawkrifles.com/hawkins-aluminum-oberndorf-bdl-bottom-metal/

Still in stock. You can have it in a week.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: JJB11B on April 03, 2020, 09:50:52 AM
Isolating myself with hundreds of yards of water all around me
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Mulie87 on April 03, 2020, 01:57:54 PM
Thanks Bullblaster👍
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: JimmyHoffa on April 03, 2020, 02:08:31 PM
Bees...

Getting set up to try bee keeping for the first time.


Trying 2 hives.  I have about 19,000 bees arriving end of April!
Wouldn't think it, but those little bugs will figure out ways to rack your brain.  Once you think you have them down, they'll switch something up on you.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: CaNINE on April 04, 2020, 06:14:55 AM
Before the stay at home I was able to get in a 200 yard ladder test with my 300WSM.  Used 210 Berger hunting VLD and H4831SC. Some high potential toward the upper end of the ladder. No signs of pressure yet so will creep up. Will use this work from home time to load some 3 shot groups of the 65.5, 66, and 66.5 plus 67.0. May be awhile before I get to send them down range but may as well load emí up.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Rob on April 04, 2020, 06:25:33 AM
Bees...

Getting set up to try bee keeping for the first time.


Trying 2 hives.  I have about 19,000 bees arriving end of April!
Wouldn't think it, but those little bugs will figure out ways to rack your brain.  Once you think you have them down, they'll switch something up on you.

Nothing to worry about,  i have read THREE books so I am now an expert!

Kidding aside i am really looking forward to the challenge.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Jason on April 04, 2020, 06:50:34 AM
Bees...

Getting set up to try bee keeping for the first time.


Trying 2 hives.  I have about 19,000 bees arriving end of April!
Wouldn't think it, but those little bugs will figure out ways to rack your brain.  Once you think you have them down, they'll switch something up on you.

Nothing to worry about,  i have read THREE books so I am now an expert!

Kidding aside i am really looking forward to the challenge.
Reminds me of an episode of Joe Rogans podcast when he had James Hetfield on. James was talking about bee keeping being one of his hobbies. James said his bee club would meet at the American Legion and Rogan said something along the lines "what a mind trip that would be to be to show up at some geeky Bee club meeting and there sits the great James Hetfield of Metallica..lol"
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Mulie87 on April 07, 2020, 11:12:44 AM
I decided to make my workbench a bit bigger from 6í long to 8í long. Here are my before and after picks. 
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: kselkhunter on April 07, 2020, 11:30:31 AM
Have been doing more work on the guns now than ever before with this slowdown. 


356W - replaced stock, mag tube, load gate, and Duracoated barrel/action.  Reduced the total weight down to 6lbs.


25-06 - Duracoated barrel/action and lightened up trigger pull.  Next up is load testing with 120gr Partitions, and possible glass bed job depending on how I like the results (stock is in really good condition so am trying to avoid messing with it).


222 Remington - Durocated barrel/action.  Stripped finish off stock.  Next up, stock sanding, staining, and finishing.  Glass bedding action screw and recoil lug areas, free floating barrel.   Then load development for some new loads.


243 - Will refinish stock, glass bed, free float barrel, and work up some custom loads for my friend.  TBD on of he wants me to do any refinishing work on the barrel/action.


12 gauge O/U - Duracoated barrel


16 gauge single shot - Scrubbed old rust off friend's barrel and Duracoated it.  Will refinish his stock next.   


35 Whelen - Waiting on Alliant Power pro 2000-MR powder order so I can work up some new loads with the updated Speer load data for my 250gr loads.   2700fps from a 35 Whelen with 250gr bullets in a 24" barrel?  Holy smokes.  Speer says the data was from actual tests and pressure tested, and various other forums have posted actual results to prove it's real.  We'll see how my rifle likes it.


270 - Will begin making some custom loads for my friends 270 soon.  Just need him to drop off the rifle.


7mmRM - Will lighten up the trigger pull on my brother-in-laws rifle, glass bed the action, and free float the barrel.  Might work up some custom loads for him too, depending on what he wants.   
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Mulie87 on April 07, 2020, 11:34:13 AM
Damn! You sure have been getting stuff done. Nice!
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: kselkhunter on April 07, 2020, 11:39:59 AM
Damn! You sure have been getting stuff done. Nice!

The wife may kill me soon with all the barreled actions hanging around the house curing, gun parts in various locations, etc.  Too cold right now to hang in the garage near my loading bench.   


Am really liking this Citristrip to get the prior finish off of stocks, haven't used it before.   Working well.  Doesn't have the stink of the regular chemical strippers, and can hang the stocks in the house where it's warmer. 
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Rob on April 07, 2020, 02:08:44 PM
I decided to make my workbench a bit bigger from 6í long to 8í long. Here are my before and after picks.

Nice looking workbench.  Looks good and sturdy!
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Mulie87 on April 07, 2020, 04:12:29 PM
Thanks. I started with a 2x6 lagged it in the wall and built off that. Now I have plenty of room to work.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Magnum_Willys on April 07, 2020, 04:50:07 PM
Just finished wall bed project using hardware kit off amazon.

Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Buckmark on April 07, 2020, 04:55:25 PM
Just finished wall bed project using hardware kit off amazon.
Nice, did you build the frame also?
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Magnum_Willys on April 07, 2020, 05:04:26 PM
Yep.  4 sheets 3/4Ē plywood, 2 sheets 1/4Ē plywood, doz pieces 1Ēx2Ē fir. 

Took Lot more wood than one would think.  Creating ďdriftwoodĒ paint look took 4 coats plus varathane.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Alchase on April 07, 2020, 05:07:35 PM
Cool, love Murphy beds. Great way to reclaim space!
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Mulie87 on April 07, 2020, 05:49:24 PM
Good job👍 Nicely done.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: JJB11B on April 07, 2020, 08:44:49 PM
I forge knives and axes and other edges tools, reload, tie up leaders and walleye gear. Right now Iím scrambling to get a garden ready
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Fl0und3rz on April 08, 2020, 12:34:54 PM
Very nice - nice on the workbench and murphy bed, too.   

Do you do work on commission?  I am kind of liking that last axe in the last pic.


As for me, IT, the last day or so.  Win10 blows.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: pianoman9701 on April 08, 2020, 01:34:41 PM
So far, I've organized the tool bench (which has needed it for two years or more), a few small projects inside, cleaned all of the firearms and knives, and started today on stairs for the slope in the backyard. Just waiting on Lowes to tell me the lumber is ready for pick-up. God, there are tons of rocks in our yard - big suckers.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: JJB11B on April 08, 2020, 02:33:46 PM
Very nice - nice on the workbench and murphy bed, too.   

Do you do work on commission?  I am kind of liking that last axe in the last pic.


As for me, IT, the last day or so.  Win10 blows.
pretty much on a one at a time commission basis as Iím fairly new to this so not the fastest
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Fl0und3rz on April 11, 2020, 09:50:00 AM
Just ordered a Faxon 5.56 pencil barrel to complete a lightweight carbine build.  Forgot to order a glock front sight tool.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Buckhunter24 on April 11, 2020, 09:58:08 AM
Very nice - nice on the workbench and murphy bed, too.   

Do you do work on commission?  I am kind of liking that last axe in the last pic.


As for me, IT, the last day or so.  Win10 blows.

Windows 10 has been horrible. I bet Ive lost 100 hours to it since it came out. Phasing out windows mobile device center was a big issue, although there is now a solid workaround.

Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: pianoman9701 on April 11, 2020, 10:10:09 AM
So far, I've organized the tool bench (which has needed it for two years or more), a few small projects inside, cleaned all of the firearms and knives, and started today on stairs for the slope in the backyard. Just waiting on Lowes to tell me the lumber is ready for pick-up. God, there are tons of rocks in our yard - big suckers.

Got the steps in. I need to put something in the bottom of the forward/downhill edges to keep the dirt from bleeding down to the step below. As soon as I finish that, I'll finish filling, put down the fabric, and top it with crushed rock to match the patio area. I used some roofing flashing to keep the dirt in its own boxes. Fabric went down and the gravel is in place (Pic added). They didn't have crushed rock, so I'll need to stabilize with cement mixed in, probably one bag per step. Then, we'll just need to pretty it up around the outside.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Fl0und3rz on April 11, 2020, 10:12:19 AM
Windows 10 has been horrible. I bet Ive lost 100 hours to it since it came out. Phasing out windows mobile device center was a big issue, although there is now a solid workaround.

The merging of mobile with desktop has to be one of the world's greatest blunders along with subscription model for office.  I absolutely loathe the settings "app" garbage.  And you can completely bork a windows 10 system just by letting windows 10 do windows 10 stuff, like their forced automatic updates. 

When drive imaging becomes the best recovery strategy for an anticipated and unavoidable broken system, you've really screwed the pooch.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Blacktail Sniper on April 11, 2020, 05:16:36 PM
We just finished closing off a back wall on one of our metal buildings.  The one next to it will be getting 2 more walls and doors on the front and both will be getting concrete floors at some point.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Buckhunter24 on April 11, 2020, 05:31:02 PM
Windows 10 has been horrible. I bet Ive lost 100 hours to it since it came out. Phasing out windows mobile device center was a big issue, although there is now a solid workaround.

The merging of mobile with desktop has to be one of the world's greatest blunders along with subscription model for office.  I absolutely loathe the settings "app" garbage.  And you can completely bork a windows 10 system just by letting windows 10 do windows 10 stuff, like their forced automatic updates. 

When drive imaging becomes the best recovery strategy for an anticipated and unavoidable broken system, you've really screwed the pooch.

Agreed the subscription is a farce, not as bad as what Adobe has pulled but.bad nonetheless.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Buckhunter24 on April 11, 2020, 05:33:06 PM
So far, I've organized the tool bench (which has needed it for two years or more), a few small projects inside, cleaned all of the firearms and knives, and started today on stairs for the slope in the backyard. Just waiting on Lowes to tell me the lumber is ready for pick-up. God, there are tons of rocks in our yard - big suckers.

Got the steps in. I need to put something in the bottom of the forward/downhill edges to keep the dirt from bleeding down to the step below. As soon as I finish that, I'll finish filling, put down the fabric, and top it with crushed rock to match the patio area.

Looks nice, looks like youve got a good garden area. We have a similar type path in our backyard, I took the easy route and dug in some flagstone for steps but I like the finished loom yours will have.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: JL on April 12, 2020, 08:41:41 PM
Building a flintlock .50.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: JJB11B on April 14, 2020, 12:29:31 PM
building another axe....
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: washingtonmuley on April 14, 2020, 12:33:38 PM
Hitting it pretty hardcore in the garage gym while preparing for the fall season.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Rem14 on April 14, 2020, 03:48:13 PM
Just got done bottling  5 gallons of beer, two weeks will have another 5 gallons to bottle. Not only does my wife love to hunt she is one heck of a Brew-meister. Finishing up 49 Ford F-4, then I can start on the 49 Ford F-1 panel.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Alchase on April 14, 2020, 05:49:45 PM
Windows 10 has been horrible. I bet Ive lost 100 hours to it since it came out. Phasing out windows mobile device center was a big issue, although there is now a solid workaround.

The merging of mobile with desktop has to be one of the world's greatest blunders along with subscription model for office.  I absolutely loathe the settings "app" garbage.  And you can completely bork a windows 10 system just by letting windows 10 do windows 10 stuff, like their forced automatic updates. 

When drive imaging becomes the best recovery strategy for an anticipated and unavoidable broken system, you've really screwed the pooch.

Agreed the subscription is a farce, not as bad as what Adobe has pulled but.bad nonetheless.

Re-imaging is a product of outsourcing all the desktop IT to the lowest bidder,  :chuckle:
If the did not re-image, they would have to know how to troubleshoot........... wait errrr.  :o

Don't get me started on the Control Panel crap... Sure lets take the most important part of a OS split everything up and rename each tool and hide it in obscure locations.....

And the subscription model is from hell!

I will never buy another Adobe product ever. I am running Lightroom 6 still, the last non-subscription version.
I deal with Adobe's ridiculous licensing scheme every day at work, not going to do it at home as well.

And my biggest peeve with Windows 10, who in their right mind though it was a good idea to have Windows 10 decide you want all your windows minimized if you happen to drag one of the open windows to close to the edge of the screen  :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash:
And of course there a Reg Edit to make it stop, until the next update, that will turn it back on again.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Fl0und3rz on April 14, 2020, 06:33:18 PM
Re-imaging is a product of outsourcing all the desktop IT to the lowest bidder,  :chuckle:
If the did not re-image, they would have to know how to troubleshoot........... wait errrr.  :o

Them's fighting words.  Re-imaging comes at the end of the string of failed Win10 recovery tools, registry edits, offline updates and downdates, kludges, and other assorted voodoo and kungfu, hours lost, and hilarious MS forum visits with their so-called certified masters who don't even read posts and just repost random crap from the internet.  All because of failed Win10 forced automatic updates.

Two machines back up, though.

I use Linux Lite on a few devices, and updates are a dream.  A 10-15 minute affair.  Maybe a reboot.  And it updates all software installed on the computer.  MS should be ashamed.

Don't get me started on the Control Panel crap... Sure lets take the most important part of a OS split everything up and rename each tool and hide it in obscure locations.....

This was one of the most maddening things about Win10.

And the subscription model is from hell!

I will never buy another Adobe product ever. I am running Lightroom 6 still, the last non-subscription version.
I deal with Adobe's ridiculous licensing scheme every day at work, not going to do it at home as well.

Software subscriptions are for suckers.  Building my next computer soon, and it will be Linux Mint.  I may run Win 10 in a VM just for a few programs that are necessary and not available on Linux.  Subscribe to that.

And my biggest peeve with Windows 10, who in their right mind though it was a good idea to have Windows 10 decide you want all your windows minimized if you happen to drag one of the open windows to close to the edge of the screen  :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash:

And of course there a Reg Edit to make it stop, until the next update, that will turn it back on again.

I discovered that certain of Win 10 updates - ones that are uninstallable (of course, and the ones that hang), and oh yeah, forced and automatic, unless you edit 20-30 files to mark the packages as removable - wipe out your restore points.  Fun time figuring that one out.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: JimmyHoffa on April 14, 2020, 06:40:25 PM
I did a Win 10 install a few years back and it was terrible.  Went back to 7, then installed Apache (Linux based).  Works much better except if I have to do anything that was originally MS.  Lots of weird little format issues going from MS to Linux and then back to MS.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Alchase on April 14, 2020, 06:44:59 PM
Our Dell Techs in the Boeing Laptop Center, do not even bother diagnosing passed, "did this happen on a wired network, and could a bad Dock connection cause this? No, re-image!"

All of us "old school" Support people just shake our heads.  :bash:

I did a Win 10 install a few years back and it was terrible.  Went back to 7, then installed Apache (Linux based).  Works much better except if I have to do anything that was originally MS.  Lots of weird little format issues going from MS to Linux and then back to MS.

My Win10 Installs at home run fantastic! Have not had any problems.
I will say, if you have an old PC or laptop that was upgraded to Win7 or Win8, then to Win10. It might be better to buy a new preloaded Win10 PC or laptop.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Fl0und3rz on April 14, 2020, 06:57:16 PM
One was a 7 to 10.  Other was factory 10.  Both borked themselves on failed, forced, auto updates.  Now they are both Win10 1909, with a backup image stored on a NAS.  Both were not mine, which was the real fun of it.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: JimmyHoffa on April 14, 2020, 07:11:29 PM
Our Dell Techs in the Boeing Laptop Center, do not even bother diagnosing passed, "did this happen on a wired network, and could a bad Dock connection cause this? No, re-image!"

All of us "old school" Support people just shake our heads.  :bash:

I did a Win 10 install a few years back and it was terrible.  Went back to 7, then installed Apache (Linux based).  Works much better except if I have to do anything that was originally MS.  Lots of weird little format issues going from MS to Linux and then back to MS.

My Win10 Installs at home run fantastic! Have not had any problems.
I will say, if you have an old PC or laptop that was upgraded to Win7 or Win8, then to Win10. It might be better to buy a new preloaded Win10 PC or laptop.
The main thing that drove me crazy was the touch didn't work with 10.  Then it was taking too long to save files.  Wouldn't let me paste anything that had been copied.  The computer is from 2010, so is kind of old.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Fl0und3rz on April 14, 2020, 07:26:11 PM
You've probably heard of it.  But for reference, this is invaluable.

https://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Alchase on April 14, 2020, 08:07:23 PM
One was a 7 to 10.  Other was factory 10.  Both borked themselves on failed, forced, auto updates.  Now they are both Win10 1909, with a backup image stored on a NAS.  Both were not mine, which was the real fun of it.

A friend called me to checkout his Win 10 install problems. It blue green screened  :rolleyes: after boot. I asked him "you did a backup first like I told you right?" He says "yes, it's on my C: drive  :bash:

I backup constantly to a USB drive, have a whole NAS drive and an old Windows Media Server sitting in storage. Haven't used them since we moved.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: konradcountry on April 14, 2020, 10:46:10 PM
Just get a Mac mini.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Fl0und3rz on April 14, 2020, 11:16:37 PM
I'd rather punch myself in the nuts than Icult.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Mark Brenckle on April 15, 2020, 05:57:15 AM
I'd rather punch myself in the nuts than Icult.
  With all the problems you posted about Windows I think that's what you've been doing!  :chuckle:  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: konradcountry on April 15, 2020, 07:13:54 AM
I'd rather punch myself in the nuts than Icult.

I have 2 Macs and 2 PCs. So far no cult members have shown up to inspect my machines.


Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Fl0und3rz on April 15, 2020, 08:11:30 AM
That you know about.

I'd rather punch myself in the nuts than Icult.
  With all the problems you posted about Windows I think that's what you've been doing!  :chuckle:  :chuckle:

Well played.

:chuckle:

Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: hunter399 on April 15, 2020, 09:17:48 PM
 :hello:
 :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Alchase on April 15, 2020, 09:25:49 PM
I'd rather punch myself in the nuts than Icult.
  With all the problems you posted about Windows I think that's what you've been doing!  :chuckle:  :chuckle:

I love Macs
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: wadu1 on April 15, 2020, 09:32:55 PM
Used three Windows systems when I worked at Boeing, retired before the Windows 10 was mandatory. One of our tech guys just shook his head and  said The Wizards of Bill did it again. Yes I still use DOS commands when I can.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: C-Money on April 16, 2020, 09:49:09 AM
Wife is off, but I've been working a bit more. We have made two trips to the dump(before it closed), helped wife paint the house, reloading, getting pens ready for 4-H lambs, brushing the horse...we have actually kept pretty busy. The property has surly taken up a lot of time, and looks great!
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Onewhohikes on April 16, 2020, 11:29:29 AM
I am glad you made it to the dump before it closed. Last night I picked up two trailer loads where a holes thought the woods was their own personal dumping grounds.
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: JJB11B on May 09, 2020, 10:58:21 AM
Simple is beauty to me. Both of these knives were forged to rough shape from the same piece of 1084 steel, then finish ground. Both have walnut/white g10/mesquite handles. One has a brass bolster and the other has 416 stainless steel. They are not perfect but definitely getting better. Thanks for looking
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: Fl0und3rz on May 09, 2020, 11:15:58 AM
Very nice. I have become a fan of the simplistic Kephart style of outdoor knives.

http://www.thetruthaboutknives.com/the-original-kephart-knife-examined/
Title: Re: Hobbies while on restriction
Post by: buckfvr on May 09, 2020, 11:48:20 AM
Simple is beauty to me. Both of these knives were forged to rough shape from the same piece of 1084 steel, then finish ground. Both have walnut/white g10/mesquite handles. One has a brass bolster and the other has 416 stainless steel. They are not perfect but definitely getting better. Thanks for looking


Very nice.
Nothing new for me as Id have to slack on something to start a new direction.  For now, getting the garden ready slowly and buttoning up loose ends as I prepare to get serious looking for huntable numbers of mule deer in overlooked areas I hope.  Mules are my focus this season, will hunt each season as necessary, provided I can buy a left over multi-deer.  First time ever I haven't drawn.  If I cant come up with a worthy mule, its back to w/t for the late seasons.