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Message 2055953 - Posted: 27 Aug 2020, 23:58:04 UTC
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Wow! Thanks Vic. My 2nd win. :-)

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Message 2055954 - Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 0:02:51 UTC

Since this is the 1st post it is probably safe to not win.
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Message 2055956 - Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 0:11:02 UTC

And you would be correct in that assumption. ;-)

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Message 2055958 - Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 1:28:18 UTC

Congrats Wiggo on your win. That's a great bed you have there.
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Message 2055959 - Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 1:39:06 UTC - in response to Message 2055958.  

Congrats Wiggo :-)
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Message 2055964 - Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 2:23:25 UTC

Congrats Wiggo.
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Message 2055967 - Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 3:06:46 UTC
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Thanks everyone. :-)

That's a great bed you have there.
Thanks Vic, I havn't slept so well since last summer in on my other bed down in my other unit (that's the old shop out front and my summertime hangout) and all it cost me was the steel for the base, getting some 25mm holes drilled and a bit of flat steel down at the local workshop, 2 sheets of plywood, 2 pine planks (which I turned into 4 and still have 2 left for another project) as well 1L of clear coat and a 2lb roll of MIG wire (as well as plenty of blood and sweat, but thankfully no tears). The rest I had laying about here (mostly my daughters' old double bunk unit which supplied the posts, fastenings and bedhead inserts) and I can have a few beers at the pub with the change from $350au (and seeing as it's P.O.E.T.S. Day I'll do that right now). ;-)

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Message 2055969 - Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 5:47:41 UTC

I just have to get the adjustable steering column and get the column installed, I did with some effort figure out how to get My right thigh under the wheel, but that is still not easy, while getting out is conversely easy.

Doing that was always a bit difficult, but now that is really difficult and a bit exhausting.
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Message 2055972 - Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 6:03:49 UTC

Well done Wiggo. I'm glad to hear that the new bed is working well.
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Message 2055975 - Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 8:11:34 UTC

Late night insomnia is still lurking and waiting.

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Message 2055980 - Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 9:33:39 UTC

Thanks Rob and I'm glad that I went with the steel option over the structural pine option (I drew up plans for both types) as on inspection of the old ensemble base the pine structure of it has pretty much turned into a stiff rubber type substance (obviously the timber has been well and truly over stressed over the years tearing the grain apart), but it'll still make good kindling for the fire once I finish separating the wire frame from it and chop it up (hopefully I'll finish getting that done tomorrow). The only give and movement that happens with this new bed is totally contained to the mattress now so I'm not taking a couple of hours of a morning anymore trying to straighten up and I got a chance to learn MIG welding as well as trying out an electronic welding helmet (both a totally different experience to the old stick and flip lens helmet that I've used for half a century). ;-)

I usually find a dark rum or 3 will fix that Admiral. :-D

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Message 2055987 - Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 10:21:26 UTC

Congratz Wiggo.

Winning again.


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Message 2055996 - Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 14:05:49 UTC

Up since 1 when my phone sounded an alarm,

"Active shooter, shelter in place".

At 3 I get a text that the shoot has been caught and that the shelter order is lifted.
This time it identified the city where this was happening. It was over 30 miles from me.
How far can a bullet travel?
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Message 2055997 - Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 14:46:57 UTC
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How far? It all depends on the size of the shell, barrel, and gun powder behind it.

30 miles? You should be safe, unless someone is shooting 20" shells at you...
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Message 2056002 - Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 17:42:33 UTC

Somehow I don't think an active shooter at UC Davis is going to be walking around with something that can shoot a 20" shell. Or even lift the shell without the gun. Turns out it was a burglary at a weed dispensary. The report does not say what size the gun was. Only that it was a man with a handgun.

Wait was wondering who had a 20" shell. "The 20-inch guns which were planned for Incomparable[1] were bigger than the largest guns ever installed on a warship (the 18.1-inch guns of Yamato): 20-inch guns were ultimately only ever to be used on paper. "
Event these are only 18"

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Message 2056004 - Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 18:01:14 UTC

Max range for 16"-18.1"? About 25 miles. 20"? Probably no better, the US Navy said larger than 16" was a fools errand, which is why only the two 18's were made, Japan did make two 20", but they were never completed or fired and Japan was near their industrial limit as mentioned here.

The construction of the Yamatos challenged the capacity of the Japanese steel and shipbuilding industries, and the A-150s would have strained them even more. For example, producing the armor plate necessary to protect a battleship against twenty-inch guns was simply beyond Japan’s industrial capacity, and would have required serious compromises.



Drawing of a proposed A-150 IJN Battleship.
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Message 2056011 - Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 20:41:43 UTC - in response to Message 2055996.  

Up since 1 when my phone sounded an alarm,

"Active shooter, shelter in place".

At 3 I get a text that the shoot has been caught and that the shelter order is lifted.
This time it identified the city where this was happening. It was over 30 miles from me.
How far can a bullet travel?

How far did that active shooter cover in Nova Scotia, Canada?
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Message 2056016 - Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 21:10:01 UTC

CONGRATS, Wiggo!!!!! :-) :-D


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Message 2056026 - Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 22:14:44 UTC

Thanks Mike & T.L.

Up since 1 when my phone sounded an alarm,

"Active shooter, shelter in place".

At 3 I get a text that the shoot has been caught and that the shelter order is lifted.
This time it identified the city where this was happening. It was over 30 miles from me.
How far can a bullet travel?
When I use to buy high powered long range ammunition (when I wasn't reloading used cartridges) they always came with a warning that they were dangerous within 5 miles or 8km, but if the shooter is driving that could throw a spanner in the works if you don't know which way they went and how fast they can cover at least 25 miles. ;-)

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Message 2056035 - Posted: 29 Aug 2020, 0:23:12 UTC - in response to Message 2056026.  

That would be quite the monkey wrench. My firearm days are behind Me and today that holds no interest in My mind, even if I was very good at it.
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