Monday, February 15, 2016

Straight razor experiment. No stropping.

Well since really getting into sharpening I have had the plan to be able to sharpen a straight razor well enough to shave with comfortably. The big difference is I want to do it without stropping.

So I purchased a Gold Dollar straight razor to experiment with.
First thing I did was to dull it on a DMT extra coarse (EC) diasharp plate then sharpened it up through the grits from EC, C, F, and EF. This would easily push cut across the grain newsprint. Which is one of the sharpest I can currently take an edge. It did fail the hanging hair test on my head hair, but even double edge safety razors fail this test with me. I did one attempt at shaving with this edge. It lead to slight irritation, and was more a poor shave not quite getting as close as my DE safety razor.

The next experiment was then using a spyderco ultra fine ceramic sharp maker rod to raise the polish and trying again. This resulted in a closer and less irritating shave. Irritation was very slight, and while I only did test passes on all the major areas cheek, under the nose, under the jaw, neck and chin; I could have finished the shave but chose not to.

My next experiment will be to use water stones to sharpen up to King 6000 grit finish before using the spyderco ultra fine to hopefully create a smoother edge that will irritate less. This will I think give me a shave more similar to my DE safety razor.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Anti-Gunners...dealing in sick porn.

This is cross posted from my personal Facebook page.

"Well....I can honestly say this, I'm not shocked at anti-gunners actions here on Facebook. I was a member of several firearms trading groups here on Facebook. Since the rule change I have seen 3 cases of this personally and it makes me really ticked off.

In case you missed it, Facebook no longer will allow people to talk about trading and selling firearms legally here on Facebook. Any one reported to do so will have the post deleted and the persons account will be suspended for a time depending on how many times you have done it.

Apparently people were joining these groups and posting the most disgusting....and illegal porn they could find to the group page in efforts to get them shut down.
Now this is a pretty messed up tactic.
These porn videos, and they were all videos were of bestiality and one case of I'm pretty sure pedophilia. No I did not screen shot that crap, I am not stupid enough to save that shit to my computer.
You report the illegal porn and your group gets shut down, and then in come the Feds to investigate.
You don't report it, and someone is passing around Child or bestiality porn without being punished.

So now from the over two dozen firearms trading pages I was a member of there are now 11 left.

But guess what.....we just restart them, and change the name a bit, and guess what we are back in business. Or we use, or Google +, or any of the local forums we are a part of. So the only thing I saw really was that some anti-gunners are some sick criminals.

So to my less gun friendly Friends here on Facebook. Do you want to be on the same side that deals in Kiddy porn and bestialit"

Oil change time

Well, it is time to do the first oil change on the Nissan. Lets see if the wrench monkeys at the dealership over torqued everything. And if we have to get a new oil pan because of it.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Blog interrupted by illness

Other half was sick all last night. I got no sleep in turn, and now think coming down with what they have. Go play in the snow Georgia.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Out with the Old in with the New

Well, my trusty holster for my Bersa Thunder is starting to wear out. So the Galco TUC is going to be retired. In its place is the new Tagua Universal (I know universals suck) IWB. Hope I don't have to take it back....

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bubba wants 5 million, for him being stupid.

Sounds like bubba not quite understanding the difference between a full auto safety and what actually makes a full auto AK tried to make his AK full auto and now is pissed it doesnt work....

Friday, January 29, 2016


I have one hard rule on Facebook. No dead bodies.
I have stated this multiple times, and given many warnings that posting pictures of dead bodies will make me unfriend and unfollow you on Facebook.

I finally had to do that.
I really don't feel bad despite they are someone I really enjoyed reading their stuff on Facebook.