Raising the comb on a 10/22 takedown

So a while back, I was watching this video of Ryan Cleckner setting up a scope on a Remington 700:

I thought that was a neat trick with the wood cheek riser. It stuck with me. When I threw together the “assassins kit in pretty much every action movie in the 80s” as commenter […]

Bleg: Workshop Edition

This is the workshop that came with the house we bought last year.

Is there any reason why I shouldn’t put plywood over the insulation on the ceiling and replace the hanging 8ft fluorescent fixtures with ceiling mounted 4ft ones?

Dust Collection for a Dewalt Miter Saw

I picked up a Dewalt DW715 12-Inch Compound Miter saw during a Black Friday sale. I’ve been doing some furniture building and figured it would come in handy.

It’s so pretty…

See that little bag on the back? That’s ostensibly for dust collection. I may have been expecting too much out of it, but […]

Taking care of your knives.

Lokidude over at Erin’s new side project Blue Collar Prepping has a pretty good basic run down on keeping knives sharp. It’s best to sharpen your knives long before you think they need it, but, unless you’re obsessive about it, this doesn’t always happen. This is especially true of kitchen knives, which probably see more […]

Tactical Princess

With her flowery pillow.

Overheard in our house

/me is watching Leverage on Netflix wearing headphones, while Naienko is watching the Olympics on the TV. me: Oh… of course he’s in this show for at least an episode Naienko: Mark Sheppard? me: yep! … me: Didn’t even have to look, did you? Naienko: nope! Who else would you be talking about?

Seriously, that […]

Initial thoughts: VISM Shooting Mat/Rifle Case combo

In my previous post, I mentioned that I had ordered a combination rifle case and shooting mat to go with my new boltie. Well, it’s here, and it’s awesome.

Back when I did Appleseed a couple of years ago, I didn’t have a shooting mat so I just used an old comforter. By lunch the […]