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I get it I get it! Being a Gvt. employee the officer didn't know you can just pull the fuse and cap out of the stick! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: 

 I'll be back as soon as I stop laughing and can catch my breath!

That's like the one about why people going postal shoot supervisors. They can't hit a  moving target.

Frosty The Lucky.

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19 hours ago, Irondragon Forge & Clay said:

This old timer went fishing with a Game & Fish officer. 

It was a little different but didn't Jerry Clower do a routine on that?

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My grandfather ran a Bait business  in Arkansas back in the 1960's, had a vertical set up: minnow ponds down near Havana AR, wholesale route and a retail store in Fort Smith.  I've heard that tale and several others over the years....The ones I really liked ended with I can see you are not convinced; come out to the pickup...and a paddle fish, gar, or huge catfish would be filling the bed...Shame that the big old ones are not the best eating...

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I've seen some pretty big dinosaurs er uh I mean paddlefish pulled out of the rivers here in KY. 

Pnut

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Back before the Arkansas river was "Cored by Engineers", some folks used to go "fishing" off the bridge when the water was up using half inch manila rope, a blacksmith forged hook and some fresh roadkill.   Now for gar you use a different method trying to tangle up their teeth...

For me the trotline is the epitome of fishing;  put it out and when you come back there is food on it!  My Aunt and Uncle like jug fishing on the lake for catfish.  I think one of my cousins has a Bass Boat...

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"jug fishing"=subsistence fishing. :D  No sittin'n waitin'...........just eatin'.

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They would spend all night in their boat on lake Tenkiller running jugs; then the fish fry!

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Yup......................those were the days.

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I don't fish for fun. That costs money. Eating is what it's all about. So, dynamite sounds good to me.

Ever heard of telephoning? ;) 

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Yup, you must have missed it, but several of us were sharing such stories a couple of days ago.  Fun way to fish, for sure.

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I have the new forge done basically. I need to put some 2x2's in the corners to stiffen it up some. I've left the bottom open so I can push the corner of the box off of the SS table and let the litter drain into a bucket so I need a couple cross members added. I only have 2 L brackets in each corner holding it together currently so it needs some stiffening up so it doesn't fold up. I don't have a saw to cut the wood so I have to wait until I see the landlord and can borrow a saw. I don't want to buy one right now due to being on Coronacation. I'll post some pics later if the rain doesn't start back up. 

Pnut

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Once you get it working you can forge some spiffy corner and dump door slide brackets thingies, pnut. Don't need no steeenkeeeng 2 x 2"s to stiffen your corners with hand forged corner brackets. 

New guys, you tells em and you tells em. :rolleyes:

Frosty The Lucky.

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 I already have two L brackets on each corner holding it together but  they're only fastened with woodscrews into particle board like used for sub flooring so there's a pretty good chance they will rip out and it will fold flat if any lateral pressure is applied while it's empty as there's no bottom on the box.;-)..  I'm going to screw a 2x2 in each corner vertically where the sides meet to make it a bit stronger. I know it won't last long but the wood was in the burn barrel already cut in four equal board lengths so I commandeered it for forge service. It will last for a little bit anyway. It's mainly a test bed for a brick firepot. My last two jabods had trench firepots. When I get it dialed in I'll make something more durable. 

Pnut

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Quick question for you Charles, how far down from the top of the box did you drill your hole for the tuyere? I made mine the distance of the thickness of a brick from the top of the box but haven't fired this one up yet. I was wondering as I don't remember and can't find the notes I took or any pictures of the first one I built.  I think it was the thickness of a brick so it would sit flush with the top of the box. It worked great too I wish I could find the little notepad with the measurements. Thanks. 

Pnut. 

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