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This Drawing will be for $50.00 cash, and all TMA Contributing Members are encouraged to take part in the fun.  :applaud  :bl th up
All you have to do to enter this Cash Drawing is reply to this post and your name will go in the hat. This Cash Drawing will take place at midnight on February 28th. and the winner will be announced shortly after.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!  :shake
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Clothing and Other Crafts / Re: And so it begins
« Last post by KDubs on January 31, 2023, 08:44:56 PM »
thank you thank you.
 so far ive just made the one but i do have a heavy wool blanket , solid maroon/red , I'm considering chopping up.
 I've read of frocks being made of wool, might try that too.
 kevin
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The Campfire / Re: I swear, this seems like the longest winter ever!!!
« Last post by Ohio Joe on January 31, 2023, 07:53:12 PM »
I guess the best way I could put this year's winter, is; I've seen these cycles many a times here in the northwest part of Nebraska over the last 35+ winters I've lived here, and truth be known - we really don't know what we're going to get until we get it... Truth be known, it's just part of living where I love living.  :shake

PS... I'll complain about the heat come Summer... LOL!!!
 
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Flintlock Long Guns / Re: Where have the white sparks gone
« Last post by Ohio Joe on January 31, 2023, 07:37:37 PM »
I believe Hanshi's thoughts are on the money.  :bl th up
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The Campfire / Re: I swear, this seems like the longest winter ever!!!
« Last post by Uncle Russ on January 31, 2023, 07:33:47 PM »
I shoveled snow this morning!
My Car was frozen solid, but I was able to get in the truck, lock the hubs, and knock the daylights outta the snowbank blocking my driveway.
That F-250 Super Duty is pretty good at things like this!
I don't think I can say here how I really feel about the longest winter I've ever seen here in Washington State...which started in mid October, and refuses to leave.

Russ...

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Flintlock Long Guns / Re: Where have the white sparks gone
« Last post by Hank in WV on January 31, 2023, 06:16:56 PM »
 I also think the alloys make the difference. I believe Hanshi has the answer.
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The Campfire / Re: I swear, this seems like the longest winter ever!!!
« Last post by Hanshi on January 31, 2023, 03:14:12 PM »
Up here in New England it's just the opposite problem.  Over the 6 years or so it's been warming with less snow each and every winter.  Initially our snow started in November and went through March.  Since then winter has come later and later and ended sooner.  But this year "warm" weather kept going into November; for us, unprecedented.  We have had several snowfalls in January and snow last night.  One brought nearly a foot of the white stuff.  But sunny days and/or rain has melted some of it.  So far we've had probably a total of 24+ inches of it.  I don't actually "love" shoveling snow but I also don't like a sudden change in our climate; That does concern me quite a bit.
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The Campfire / Re: I swear, this seems like the longest winter ever!!!
« Last post by Firewalker on January 31, 2023, 03:01:44 PM »
I got up this morning and it was -17. We"re behind on snow this year and we've had 138 " so far.
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Clothing and Other Crafts / Re: And so it begins
« Last post by Firewalker on January 31, 2023, 02:57:45 PM »
Nice Job!
Way better then my first one. I always hated making that first cut into a new blanket. No matter how many I made the first cut was HIGH anxiety.
lol
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Flintlock Long Guns / Re: Where have the white sparks gone
« Last post by Hanshi on January 31, 2023, 02:54:23 PM »
I don't pay much attention to the sparks either.  But when I've taken notice of this it seems I saw mostly white sparks with a few maybe orange.  This has only been with a couple of rifles.  I'll just throw this out there for those who want to chew on it a bit.  It might have something to do with the "steel" of the flint.  It may be possible that slight differences in the alloy mix or even micro impurities make the difference.   8)
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