Sunday, February 6, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

I Am TJIC

Exercising one's 1st Amendment Right should never negate one's 2nd Amendment Right (or any other Right, for that matter). Apparently, in the People's Republic of Massachusetts, that's what they're doing to people who happen to redress the government for their grievances.

You can read about it here and here.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Brigid's Fun On Vicodin - The Album Meme

Band Name: Modular Airborne FireFighting System

Album Name: Deed For The Wrong Reason

Album Cover:

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Tuning A Broadhead

One of the things I do at the archery shop is tune broadheads to an arrow shaft. This video shows you how an arrow spins true when it is perfectly square to the shaft. If there is any sign of wobble to the arrow shaft, the arrow will plane in the direction the broadhead is pointing regardless if your bow is paper tuned.

video

The blades act as wings and truing up your broadhead to the shaft will virtually eliminate planing.

At the other end of the shaft, I fletch vanes with a 1 degree offset. This minimizes turbulence interference between the blades in the front and the vanes in the back when you align the blades with the vanes.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Idle Hands Are The Work Of The Devil

The Devil doesn't know me, then. My hands are always fixing or building something.

At the archery shop, the workbench was getting cluttered with parts and tools, so I took the initiative and build a 3-tiered rotating carousel parts holder, with materiel that I procured from Lowe's and soup containers from the local Chinese fast food joint:

Now I just need another six container to fill in the holes that remain unfilled. It's amazing what one can do with a drill, a hole bit, a jigsaw, a pipe cutter and some ingenuity.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Shootings In NYC #10

A late-night laundromat attendant is shot and killed by criminals with guns. How many more people have to die at the hands of criminals before they get rid of "home rule" for NYC and start allowing Shall-Issue concealed-carry permits for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves?