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Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 05-26-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By DIY_guy
I got around to making a holster for the extra...

I got around to making a holster for the extra mag. I wrapped it with tape to make it a little bigger so it would not be too tight a fit. The rest of the pics are pretty much self explainitory.
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Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 05-18-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By DIY_guy
My first Kydex holster

While I have made a lot of knife sheaths and handgun holsters they have all been made from leather. This will be my first attempt at making a Kydex holster. Im making this for my son. He bought a...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 05-01-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By DIY_guy
cool Colt historical print find 1836-1873

I Stumbled upon these Colt historical prints and other vintage colt paperwork in an old trunk. Heavy embossed paper and that smell of old books. Kind of neat. Then I did a little poking around on the...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 03-30-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By DIY_guy
Badger mittens

I was asked to make a pair of leather Chopper mittens for a UW Wisconsin Badger fan. I will make these a two tone design using split cowhide suede for the palms and cow leather tanned to look like...
Firearms Forum: Wisconsin Gun Forum 02-18-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By DIY_guy
Oh I have (see me thread on evaluating several...

Oh I have (see me thread on evaluating several cold bluing methods.) and I have done many many firearms with cold blue But for this firearm I want a hot blue so I am looking for a hot bluer in WI..
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 01-13-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By DIY_guy
Trusted experience bluer

Does anybody have a trusted hot bluer in WI (actually S.E. WI) that you can recommend? I have a special project Im working on. Id rather not send out of state and deal with the FFL stuff.
Firearms Forum: Wisconsin Gun Forum 01-12-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By DIY_guy
Trusted hot bluer in WI

Does anybody have a trusted hot bluer in WI (actually S.E. WI) that you can recommend? I have a special project Im working on.
Firearms Forum: Hunting Forum 09-30-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By DIY_guy
Crazy deer reactnig to scent

The one deer flips out (literally) The first deer be like :eek:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRZCuODvbrA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmBZxq_HaIw
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 09-22-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By DIY_guy
Great link. Thanks for that.

Great link. Thanks for that.
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 09-21-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By DIY_guy
Winchester Model 77 .22 LR Magazine YIKES!

I picked up an Winchester 77 with a scope at an espate sale over the weekend but it was missing the magazine. I checked Fleabay and :eek: $88. These things must be more rare than hens teeth.
Firearms Forum: Hunting Forum 08-20-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By DIY_guy
Deer Rear Decoy

Last year I got into decoying deer with 3 life sized decoys. (see thread)

http://ronkulas.proboards.com/thread/233/oscar-imposter-dolly-doe

It was fun and added another level of satisfaction...
Firearms Forum: Other Weapons 07-14-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By DIY_guy
WTF??? What do you do with that thing? It seems...

WTF??? What do you do with that thing? It seems like a bag or sack with a drawstring would be a way to protect the user from the head if you planned to wear it hanging from a belt.
Firearms Forum: Other Weapons 07-14-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By DIY_guy
I would have to see a pic.

I would have to see a pic.
Firearms Forum: Other Weapons 07-14-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By DIY_guy
Project GLADIOUS

I was contacted by a fellow from another forum and asked to make a sheath for a sword he bought. I had never made a sheath for a sword before so I decided to take on the job. He asked me to make a...
Firearms Forum: Cleaning and Maintenance 07-07-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,948
Posted By DIY_guy
I did not conduct a test. I only did a side by...

I did not conduct a test. I only did a side by side evaluation of a wide variety of products. But to answer your question, yes, the WD 40 corrosion inhibitor out performed all others in 3 separate...
Firearms Forum: Cleaning and Maintenance 07-07-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,948
Posted By DIY_guy
Hornady One Shot, Frog Lube and WD 40 Specialist.

Hornady One Shot, Frog Lube and WD 40 Specialist.
Firearms Forum: Cleaning and Maintenance 07-07-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,948
Posted By DIY_guy
After 62 days the outdoor evaluation has...

After 62 days the outdoor evaluation has concluded. This past June was one of the rainiest on record. I did not post the failure date of the last three products on the date of the failure so I could...
Firearms Forum: Hunting Forum 07-01-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By DIY_guy
Bought a welder, let the projects begin

Not every project needs to be a sewing project. Some projects have a little more testosterone. I have several projects requiring welding so when welders went on sale at Farm and Fleet I was all over...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 06-19-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By DIY_guy
Dad got his 1895 back

Back In 1900 Oscar Quisla Bought an 1895 Winchester rifle at a hardware store in Portage County, WI. The new rifle (serial number 749) and 3 boxes of 30-40 Krag shells cost him $45. He took that...
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 06-11-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By DIY_guy
Another holster project

My uncle-in-law won a 9mm handgun in a volunteer fireman’s raffle/fundraiser. It didn’t come with a holster. He wants to wear it while bowhunting and asked if I would make him one. I was more than...
Firearms Forum: Cleaning and Maintenance 06-10-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,948
Posted By DIY_guy
As mentioned earlier I put together a device to...

As mentioned earlier I put together a device to capture the dynamic coefficient of friction for all the products I have previously evaluated (including a static friction evaluation)

Ive tabulated...
Firearms Forum: Cleaning and Maintenance 06-08-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,948
Posted By DIY_guy
Here is an update on the corrosion boards after...

Here is an update on the corrosion boards after 43 and 42 days outside.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c239/212007154/boards5_zpsa4e8d3f8.jpg

The last three samples on board #1 are about to...
Firearms Forum: Cleaning and Maintenance 06-03-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,948
Posted By DIY_guy
You clearly have not read the text. Motor oil in...

You clearly have not read the text. Motor oil in indeed included in this evaluation. Giving all the outstanding options motor would be a last choice give how poorly it performed in regards to...
Firearms Forum: Cleaning and Maintenance 05-25-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,948
Posted By DIY_guy
Rather than posting the day of the failure on the...

Rather than posting the day of the failure on the thumbprint portion of the indoor plates I have waited to lump the recent failures into a single post. Here they are. Again this is only in the thumb...
Firearms Forum: Cleaning and Maintenance 05-21-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,948
Posted By DIY_guy
Ive completed the device I assembled and plan to...

Ive completed the device I assembled and plan to use to measure dynamic friction forces. There are some refinements I need to make but I think the concept is pretty straight forward.
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