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Synapsi

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    Still around I see

    The comparison in activity from when I joined in 2006 to now is mind boggling. I can't believe it's been ten years. I was looking at my profile seeing what I included and started to realize... it's already been five years since I had relocated nearly exclusively to the minecraft thread! Scrolling down the main page looking at the last activity timestamps gives me a real Rip Van Winkle moment, it's so foreign to me still I just can't help but sigh every time. And then there's Guitarguy still chugging away with his status updates lol. There once was a time where I had to put thought into what time I wanted to publish a blog entry in order to not be quickly pushed onto the second page of blogs. Nowadays, that coveted page contains nearly an entire year's worth of blogging... I don't know if I've ever said it proper, but thank you. To all of you I've spoken to on here, pleasantly or not, for what you've given me. A lot of who I am as a person was developed here. From the clan forums to the debate room and the forming of the clan chat moderating team to the minecraft server members, you've all given me fond memories and friends that I won't soon forget. Obligatory latest knife picture I've got three more on the way but with increasingly more difficult styles so we'll see how it goes.
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    Still around I see

    I don't spend too much time on this hobby of mine but about once a year I get bit by the bug and I try something a little different. When I'm in the mood for it I usually spent a few hours after work for a week in the garage and that's typically enough and then some depending on the knife. Some I've made only took 8 hours altogether and nowadays it'd probably take much less for me to do. It really depends on what you're going for. If you're interested here's the breakdown I kept of how long each step took me, asterisks are things that were extra: All in all, I think it's a great hobby that you can sink as much or as little time into as you'd like. Let me know if you have any questions
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    How's it going

    It's been a while, hasn't it? Just thought I'd drop by and see what this place is doing. It's unbelievable to me that I came upon this place nearly ten years ago. And remembering what it was like then and seeing me and one other member online now. It's nothing new but still so weird to see. So how's life? Obligatory rifle pictures: http://imgur.com/a/vgoIU Edit: I might've had a bit to drink a while ago and might ramble a bit but... In the first image I've now got a x7 magnifier in front of my red dot for target shooting and a bipod attached to the bayonet lug. You ever shot steel targets? Guaranteed you feel like Annie Oakley because the feedback from the steel plates making that pinging sound is addicting. And in the second picture I've got a bayonet for funsies courtesy of a coworker. I'd never seriously put it on for anything but it just looks so right lol. My goal in life is to someday own property that I can shoot on. I love feeling the concussive force each round puts out, I can feel it in the ground through my shoes. And because thanks to Russia I can shoot my rifle as cheap as any .22 can. :D
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    How's it going

    Oh I think it's way too late for that lol
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    vicious trains

    That was the tube in your picture, yeah? Going to your midsection probably?
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    vicious trains

    Good thing I chose to log into sals, the only news I was getting was whatever your sister posted. Glad to hear you're doing better!
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    Belt grinder

    It's taken a couple weeks to put together, but I've just about got it where I want it. I can't wait to hog some steel on this guy! :D What I need is more work space. :P
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    My rifle

    Look at that gray! It's so sexy.
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    My rifle

    The only thrill I get is from hunting the most dangerous game. -.-
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    New gun!

    Just finished putting the lower receiver together: It's an AR15 - my first rifle. Hopefully getting a chance to zero the sight in tomorrow.
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    New gun!

    It's a Vortex StrikeFire red dot. Nothing expensive but I'm officially a fan of red dots. :P
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    New gun!

    Meh, I don't think people concealed carrying will change incident rates much from what already exists from home and range use since it's just another level of training on top of what they might have already.
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    New gun!

    Nope, bought the lower from a local guy. And with Illinois just having gotten concealed carry, there's going to be lockboxes in the ambulances for patients with handguns.
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    New gun!

    Nah, I'm using this to replace the remington 870 pump that's in my room so legal would probably be in everyone's best interest.
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    New gun!

    5.56 so yeah .223. I'm thinking I need a better handguard now that its all together. :P
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    Another knife

    I had been given a knife that I really liked the feel of so I decided to make a similar one that I wouldn't care about using and abusing. Below is the puma white hunter I was given and the inspired knife below it. It's a little beat up already because I was whittling some sticks and splitting some 2x4 chunks for a fire. I tried a few new techniques making this one too. Particularly in using two different edge angles to facilitate slicing and chopping, respectively. As for looks, I left the dark heat treat scale on the knife to help with rust resistance (carbon steel!) and because I think it looks cool. :P I think my next foray into knifemaking might be using an old file I softened during this knife's heat treat. Just need to think of a design...suggestions welcome?
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    Another knife

    I am no Man at Arms. :lol:
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    Another knife

    Another potential project might be to fix up the handle on this cheap sword my brother's friend dropped off: Currently it's got three large holes drilled into the top where the square tang of the sword would fit into the handle but the holes are stupidly too large so the sword is able to rotate a good thirty degrees to one side. I was thinking about wrapping the tang in plastic and filling the space with epoxy to hopefully tighten up the fit.
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    Another knife

    The xbox just happens to be the best spot lighting-wise in my room and my next option would be in the garage where I work: I think my next knife will have Admiral bone scales for the handle.
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    Sals Minecraft Topic

    I spoke with John, we'd both be down with playing on another server.
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    Cube World

    I have, it's on my bar but I can't figure out what actually makes it be used. Unless it's middle mouse button and can't be remapped, then I'm screwed. >.<
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    Cube World

    Only in terms of looks, fortunately. :P Gameplay is radically different than Minecraft, thankfully! Yeah, as far as I know the world is only a few blocks deep past the surface layer (bombs can remove some layers) and the building aspect as minecraft sees it really isn't there. I did (do) have some trouble figuring out how to use health potions though...
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    Sals Minecraft Topic

    Because that worked out last time :P Well, a month long "update" tends to put a damper on things. Anyone watching the new season of Mindcrack? They're playing with UHC mode enabled until they've killed the dragon and a wither boss. Makes me all nostalgic for that new game feel.
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    Salscraft: A Thank You

    We burned it all. . I tried to find server chat logs for anything interesting but all the stuff I could find was around a month later and nothing near the beginning of the server.
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    Knife photoshoot

    Pictures gogogo:
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