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Offline Rob

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Re: Hobbies while on restriction
« Reply #45 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.
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Re: Hobbies while on restriction
« Reply #46 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"

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Re: Hobbies while on restriction
« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2020, 11:12:44 AM »
I decided to make my workbench a bit bigger from 6’ long to 8’ long. Here are my before and after picks. 

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Re: Hobbies while on restriction
« Reply #48 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.   

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Re: Hobbies while on restriction
« Reply #49 on: April 07, 2020, 11:34:13 AM »
Damn! You sure have been getting stuff done. Nice!

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Re: Hobbies while on restriction
« Reply #50 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. 

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Re: Hobbies while on restriction
« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2020, 02:08:44 PM »
I decided to make my workbench a bit bigger from 6’ long to 8’ long. Here are my before and after picks.

Nice looking workbench.  Looks good and sturdy!
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Re: Hobbies while on restriction
« Reply #52 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.

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Re: Hobbies while on restriction
« Reply #53 on: April 07, 2020, 04:50:07 PM »
Just finished wall bed project using hardware kit off amazon.


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Re: Hobbies while on restriction
« Reply #54 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?
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Re: Hobbies while on restriction
« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2020, 05:04:26 PM »
Yep.  4 sheets 3/4” plywood, 2 sheets 1/4” plywood, doz pieces 1”x2” fir. 

Took Lot more wood than one would think.  Creating “driftwood” paint look took 4 coats plus varathane.

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Re: Hobbies while on restriction
« Reply #56 on: April 07, 2020, 05:07:35 PM »
Cool, love Murphy beds. Great way to reclaim space!
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Re: Hobbies while on restriction
« Reply #57 on: April 07, 2020, 05:49:24 PM »
Good job👍 Nicely done.

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Re: Hobbies while on restriction
« Reply #58 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 I’m scrambling to get a garden ready
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Re: Hobbies while on restriction
« Reply #59 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.

 


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