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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,621 Senior Member
    Last April (!!) I ordered a new OpRod spring and hammer spring for my M1 Garand. I *finally* got off my duff and installed them tonite:

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,705 Senior Member
    Zorba somethimes you just get lucky
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,705 Senior Member
    No idea why I get so much MN work. At least this job is one that I can get behind. I installed a PU sniper scope, inletted the stock for it and made a custom bolt handle using the original knob. Turned out nice.
    Once again, Nice Work
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  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 1,014 Senior Member
    Thank you!
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Good work on that bolt handle mod and scope mount! Those Mosins are pretty popular and ammo is still pretty cheap. Good rifle for hunting and other purposes. The rifles may not be beauty queens, but they work right good and don't care if you get 'em dirty. They just keep on working.
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  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 1,014 Senior Member
    A little more progress. I also forgot just how much I hate indicating a rotary table.

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  • DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 788 Senior Member
    A little more progress. I also forgot just how much I hate indicating a rotary table.

    You suck! :D
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Justsomedude, seeing as how I'm a serious enabler, this link may interest you as to model steam engine boilers. I believe you have the skills to pull off one of these, too.  :)

    http://plans-for-everything.com/downloads/steam_engines/SE ModelBoilers.pdf
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  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 1,014 Senior Member
    Dangit Mike, now I know good and well what my next project will be after I'm finished with the engine 😆. Bunch of enablers is whatcha are.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,621 Senior Member
    edited October 2020 #29531
    Chili for supper results in a disgusting miasmic amalgamation of hot methane and reeking hydrogen-sulfide GA-AASS!!! *blech* Can't go to sleep...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • kansashunterkansashunter Senior Member Posts: 1,899 Senior Member
    The tractor mechanic didn't show up until Friday afternoon and found out it needs a new module in the def tank. I haven't heard from them this morning so they don't have the part so next week sometime they may get it fixed. I bought this one because I was tired of working on my old stuff and wanted something dependable. It is easier to run and will do things and older one won't but it is going to have to get better about breakdowns. To make it even better I just got a bill from my dealer for $225 for cleaning the baler. I bought it when I bought the tractor and it broke a roller so they replaced that but spent 2 hours cleaning it and that isn't covered under the warranty. I am going to have a serious conversation with the manager.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,621 Senior Member
    Is this some of the much ballyhooed John Deere nonsense?
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • RaftermanRafterman New Member Posts: 277 Member
    Neighbor has a sign up. Thought it is worth sharing.
  • kansashunterkansashunter Senior Member Posts: 1,899 Senior Member
    WOHOO Dealer called about 11 and said the mechanic was headed out, I went up there about 1 and it was fixed and he was gone. No it is not green, I couldn't spend that much, but they all have the same crap. Good ole Government doing what is best, mandating all this pollution crap. I don't know if the wife will be happy because now I need to move some hay and she is my pickup driver. What else would she want to do on a Sunday?
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,407 Senior Member
    Rafterman said:
    Neighbor has a sign up. Thought it is worth sharing.
    There is a house near me that put a sign that says, "Honk for TRUMP!

     A week later his next door neighbor put up their own sign, "Your horn blows just like the neighbors wife!"

     :D 
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,621 Senior Member
    Its Ginormous!
    $42/delivered! Couldn't pass it up. 650mm-1300mm, then there's a 2X doubler.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    wow! 
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Gonna need a seriously steady tripod to 'shoot' things with that!  :)
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,621 Senior Member
    edited October 2020 #29540
    Yep - I have a carbon fibre  Velbon I "stole" for $35 a few years back. Solid as a rock and weighs *nothing*. You affix the the lens to the tripod, then the camera to the lens. Should be a fun toy, although the lens is abysmally slow if you go all the way out. Its nominally an F8-F16, but if you use the doubler, that doubles everything. The lens becomes a 1300-2600, but at F16-F32. Most "normal" lenses will only stop down to about F22 or so, so F32 means you need a lot of light and/or nothing moves! I'm thinking that F32 would be too slow to even take a picture of the moon and get a sharp one - I'll find out!
    EDIT: Oh, and it gets about 50% longer when you zoom out to its furthest reach.

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,621 Senior Member
    edited October 2020 #29541
    Mounted on Tripod with 2X converter:

    Extended to full length. Notice a bit of droop in the aft end of the bbl. What do you expect for a $230 (new) lens?


    This picture isn't anything to be proud of, its racked out all the way with the 2X doubler, which means it was shot at F32 for a 1/2 second exposure @3600mm. It was all but impossible to see as F32 is VERY dark, so it was hard for me to focus it - or aim it for that matter. There's enough difference in focus to see that it has a very shallow depth of field, and mirror slap may have also contributed to it as well. I also forgot to turn off stabilization... This was about 2 blocks away. I wanted to see what happened when it was pushed to its limits, things got better when I wasn't out quite so far. Loads more experimentation is in order, film's cheap! I need to throw this in the Jeep and go for a drive... I bet Zee could work wonders with this thing!
    Might be fun to bring to the SE shoot, I could take pix of the 300 yard target - assuming I can FIND it through the camera!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,473 Senior Member
    As a side note, Zorba's neighborhood made a run on Venetian blinds at Home Depot, none to be found in the county :D
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Most people I used to know that used big honkin lenses like that used a modified rifle stock on a tripod to keep that 'droop' out of the lens and used a remote cable trigger for the camera shutter. This was back in the dark ages pre digital cameras.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,621 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    As a side note, Zorba's neighborhood made a run on Venetian blinds at Home Depot, none to be found in the county :D
    ??? I know there's a joke in there somewhere, but it went over my head!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,621 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    Most people I used to know that used big honkin lenses like that used a modified rifle stock on a tripod to keep that 'droop' out of the lens and used a remote cable trigger for the camera shutter. This was back in the dark ages pre digital cameras.
    Now that thar is worth some thinkin' about! Thanx! I do use the remote cable...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    As a side note, Zorba's neighborhood made a run on Venetian blinds at Home Depot, none to be found in the county :D
    ??? I know there's a joke in there somewhere, but it went over my head!
    You'll be zooming into folks bedrooms with your new toy  :D
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,621 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    zorba said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    As a side note, Zorba's neighborhood made a run on Venetian blinds at Home Depot, none to be found in the county :D
    ??? I know there's a joke in there somewhere, but it went over my head!
    You'll be zooming into folks bedrooms with your new toy  :D
    Ah! Ok. I'm obtuse sometimes. Actually, I can't really think of any bedrooms I'd want to look into around here... ;)

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    edited October 2020 #29548
    zorba said:
    tennmike said:
    Most people I used to know that used big honkin lenses like that used a modified rifle stock on a tripod to keep that 'droop' out of the lens and used a remote cable trigger for the camera shutter. This was back in the dark ages pre digital cameras.
    Now that thar is worth some thinkin' about! Thanx! I do use the remote cable...
    I'm old, and know stuffs.  :) 
    Hard mount for camera at action area of stock, and a captured sliding support for the lens. Piece of cake. Mounting the shutter release cable has lots of possibilities.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,621 Senior Member
    Ugh. Got my flu shot yesterday, feeling kinda punky today. And I have {insert "Dragnet" theme here} Bianca's "Yoga for Belly Dancers" (virtual) class tonite. Oh joy... I'm going to try to power through it, but dunno if I'm gonna make it.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,621 Senior Member
    Just got stung by something - I think it was a wasp. Been a kazillion years since I've been stung.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,705 Senior Member
    Your lucky it wasn't a murder hornet
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
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