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Ron Dudelston

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  1. Horror in FL

    The quick answer is that it is a wicked world. I carry for the same reason that you and I both have homeowners insurance. Its there in case we need it. I'll be interested to see how others respond to your question. The gentleman in the cafe wasn't very good at concealing his weapon. The art of concel carry is just that....concealed.
  2. Horror in FL

    Al, I'll take the risk by carrying. If you carry, it is imperative than you train. Only a fool get a CCP, shoves a gun in his pocket and considers himself prepared. Scenario training prepares you many differing circumstances including your response with an active shooter including what you do IF (and only if) you are forced to shoot. The most prudent action is no action and I don't think and legal carrying individual wishes to be involved in a shooting. In fact, in this month's issue of Concealed Carry magazine there is an article detailing the reasons why not to draw and fire. On a side note, if you carry, I strongly advise carrying an insurance policy from USCCA or the NRA that protects you in case you are forced to use deadly force. As a point of correction in one of you posts in this thread, you mentioned or inferred than an AR 15 is an automatic weapon. It is not. It is a semi-automatic weapon.
  3. While we are concerned with the terrible news

    Provided the hired security does it's job and doesn't cower outside.
  4. While we are concerned with the terrible news

    A couple of years ago, Allen and Tami Worsham were staying with us and we went to the local grocery. I struck up a conversation with the lady in line just in front of me. Allen was amazed that two people who didn't know each other would strike up a conversation. He said, "That would never happen in Southern California" and he was right.
  5. Suggestions please.

    Do you like your current sofa? If so, is it repairable ? If so, tackle it yourself. Might be a good couples project.
  6. Bosch Router One Day Mega Sale

    Do we have a router fetish, Herb? My wife has hinted that I do for a few years. I only have 7 of them.
  7. That was a short day in the shop

    Ouch Jess. Hurts me to think about it. Without a doubt, we have a dangerous hobby.
  8. Love it Gary! Shopwise, I'm building a cherry bookcase. When I built a pair of them a few weeks back I bought an extra sheet of cherry plywood (Just in case). Didn't use it so I'm building a small bookcase for stock.
  9. Photos from The Doins in the Desert

    Now that's one way to minimize warp. Gene, I was drooling over some of the ole arn. Beautiful stuff.
  10. Horror in FL

    I have to throw this into the discussion. There are clearly societal issues involved here and unfortunately, today's youth have blurred the lines of fantasy and reality. There is no permanency of death thanks to many of the video games. All that being said, I am a gun owner and I legally conceal carry. As for high powered rifles, I believe there is a general distrust of our government by many, hence the AR's, et. al. For the record, I own an A.R. 15 as well as several hand guns.
  11. I just got my Saturday schedule changed. Our Sunday School teacher is ill and I got drafted to teach about worrying and the Kingdom of God. Matthew 6.
  12. Saturday project is put shelf pin sleeves in my grandson's bookcase and deliver it. Sunday... Worship and loaf. In that order.
  13. GONNA GET SET STRAIGHT

    I hear ya Al. My AFSC was 46250
  14. Sargent

    Take it over to Newman's house. If he can't fix it......nobody can.
  15. Woodworker II saw blade

    I also have a "local" (Kokomo) sharpener. He's a retired cutter grinder from one of the local Chrysler plants. Very good and very reasonable. Both qualities I like.
  16. It's All About ME.

    My wife (who I drug around the world for four years in the A.F.) yelled at the TV telling him to ," Get the flag off the ground, Stupid!" Shameful.
  17. Building an oak bookcase for my oldest grandson.
  18. Well folks, here it is Friday, again. My week started out well with the delivery of a pair of cherry bookcases and a very pleased interior designer and home owner. Today, I went to my accountant to pick up my finished tax forms and gratefully didn't owe as much as I thought I would. Sandwiched in between Monday and Friday was a very busy shop week. I'm trying to build stock for summer shows so I built 5 folding wine tables and a slew of trivets and cutting board. My oldest grandson (age 15) is having his bedroom re-done and asked if I'd make him a bookcase so of course, family comes first and that project will begin tomorrow. In the queue is an octagonal end table, a kitchen table with benches and another cherry bookcase. So, now is when I ask y'all, "What's on your weekend agenda?"
  19. Today was a profitable Monday. The designer that contracted me to build a pair of bookcases met me at her clients house and I delivered the bookcases. The money is always nice but it is always very satisfying when those purchasing your goods trusts your skills and likes what you have created.
  20. Anybody want to make a bet

    I won't be in the shop but I surely won't be watching. I figure Goodell already has the Lombardi engraved with the Pats name on it.
  21. I can tell that you've been to my house. Just last week a car went by.
  22. Never can tell. This was a freebie.
  23. CAUGHT!!!!!

    BTDT got the Tee Shirt.
  24. I spent the day bouncing from project to project. The most important project was to "carve" a plaque for the front of our communion table at church. The table had, "Do this in Remembrance" on the front but our Senior Pastor wanted to add the words, "UNTIL HE COMES ..." on the back of the table. The table has a 5" skirt around the top and is part of the table. None of the woodworkers in the church had a router template acceptable to rout the letters so I put the Carvewright to the test. I laminated a piece of white oak over a piece of walnut and planed the oak to about 1/8" while planing the whole piece to 1/2" The letters are carved in to a depth of 1/4" so there is a shadowing effect. After I do a trial fit, I'll rout the edge with a 5/32" Roman Ogee bit which will add to the 3D effect. The skirt is 54" long so I'll cut the plaque to 34" and enter it on the table and screw it on from the back of the skirt. Oh yeah, I glued up 11 cutting boards and put three folding wine tables together also. Good day!

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