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    Zack: Good advice from the others. Just to...

    Zack:
    Good advice from the others. Just to confirm this. First, find a unit that suits what you want to get out of in the hobby...mainstream, progressive or hardcore, whatever the case. They will...
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    Richmond Depot A.Redd

    Richmond Depot

    A.Redd
  3. I built a standard hardtack box (without rope...

    I built a standard hardtack box (without rope handles) and found that you can fit two small styrofoam coolers in it. You may have to trim the height. Or, find a plastic box that is about an inch...
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    There was a good article in "The Citizens...

    There was a good article in "The Citizens Companion" by Sharon Bledsoe a while back that discussed the usage of enamelware by Confederate and Union armies, the gist of the article being that...
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    It is not a hobby, it is a disease. And we do...

    It is not a hobby, it is a disease. And we do not want a cure.
    A.Redd
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    I was banned from the Woolsworth, please don't...

    I was banned from the Woolsworth, please don't ban me from the forum.

    Andy Redd
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    But I thought that the quote "What a maroon" was...

    But I thought that the quote "What a maroon" was made famous by Bugs Bunny, several decades before.
    Andy Redd
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    My recollection may be incorrect, but I recall...

    My recollection may be incorrect, but I recall Shelby Foote referencing this same tale in one of his discussions.
    Andy Redd
  9. Thread: Neatsfoot oil

    by reddcorp
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    Pure neatsfoot oil is correct. I believe the...

    Pure neatsfoot oil is correct. I believe the compound has a petroleum component which is bad for leather and damages stitching over time.
    A. Reee
  10. Actually I have been quite vocal and active in...

    Actually I have been quite vocal and active in this particular matter as all of my Congressmen and Senators and others will attest. I just refrain from doing it here, thank you.
    A.Redd
  11. Without being political, I think you have become...

    Without being political, I think you have become just that. Find your Representative and tell them exactly what? All falls on one side or the other.

    As with most things, this too shall pass.

    A....
  12. Thread: Brogans

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    Like others have said, don't scrimp on the...

    Like others have said, don't scrimp on the brogans; your feet will appreciate it. I lean toward Missouri Boot & Shoe, mainly because they require that you send them tracings of your feet and other...
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    I'd give it a good dose of ant spray or use one...

    I'd give it a good dose of ant spray or use one of those bug bombs to fumigate it before I started loading it with my stuff.
    A.Redd
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    On the other hand, perhaps having to work to...

    On the other hand, perhaps having to work to repay for the loss of the kepi would be a valuable lesson about taking care of borrowed property.
    A.Redd
  15. Thread: Heel Plates

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    Another use for duct tape. Put in on your heels...

    Another use for duct tape. Put in on your heels before coming into the house. Or, just take off your brogans on the back stoop as I do.
    A. Redd
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    I just found a small drill bit, just slightly...

    I just found a small drill bit, just slightly larger than the bore of the cone that was not consistently firing, and drilled it out slightly. Works fine now. Just a matter of getting more spark down...
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    Just a question: When you have cleaned these...

    Just a question: When you have cleaned these items, did you ever use any kind of brillo pad or metallic pad? In my experience, that tends to remove the protective tinning.
    A.Redd
  18. Good on ya for taking up the drums. I'd trade 5...

    Good on ya for taking up the drums. I'd trade 5 riflemen for one proficient drummer.
    Generally by the time these youngsters are getting close to proficient on the drums, they want to join the ranks...
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    Try Wooded Hamlet...they have a webpage you can...

    Try Wooded Hamlet...they have a webpage you can easily find.

    A. Redd
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    Going for accuracy or functionality? A couple of...

    Going for accuracy or functionality? A couple of 2" saplings cut to length with a de-headed large nail into the end works well for the uprights. I visited a local metal fabrication shop and got a...
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    Try Tandy Leathers. They carry a variety of...

    Try Tandy Leathers. They carry a variety of buckles and other leather goods.

    Andy Redd
  22. Thread: Huzzah?

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    Now I'm familiar with the Taliaferro family. My...

    Now I'm familiar with the Taliaferro family. My gggranddaddy was Hiram, sometimes spelled Heirome, Taliferro Gaines. He went by Tolly.
    A.Redd
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    Caps only

    Just my opinion, if the rumor about no powder, caps only, turns out to be correct, I would take a pass on the event.
    Andy Redd
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    Indeed, the Col. had no authority to enter the...

    Indeed, the Col. had no authority to enter the dwelling nor to seize the man's flag. Shame Jackson was murdered for defending his hearth and home.

    A. Redd
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    Well James Jackson did fire a shotgun blast into...

    Well James Jackson did fire a shotgun blast into Elmer Ellsworth in Alexandria, Va. on May 18, 1861 when the Col. tried to remove Jackson's flag. Jackson was killed right back.

    Andy Redd
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