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  Topic: Molded candles, Bees wax
bob miller

Replies: 2
Views: 3055

PostForum: Skills and Crafts   Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:56 am   Subject: Molded candles, Bees wax
I used to heat the mold with a hot iron until the candles slipped out with steady gentle pressure , but I now lightly oil the inside before pouring the beeswax. That seems to work OK. I saw somewher ...
  Topic: home made quilts
bob miller

Replies: 8
Views: 4285

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:29 am   Subject: home made quilts
I have followed this with interest. First, I looked at the profile of the gentleman who initiated the post. A hunter in colonial America. Then, I did a little research on quilts in Colonial America. ...
  Topic: Shut down?????
bob miller

Replies: 12
Views: 4916

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:04 am   Subject: Shut down?????
I'm so very happy to not own a "smart" phone. Overtime I see someone in town, they have their phone in hand. I've got better things to do.
  Topic: Help!!! Please Everyone Pitch In!!!
bob miller

Replies: 3
Views: 2752

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:45 pm   Subject: Help!!! Please Everyone Pitch In!!!
I did. I responded to the call on F.F. Still, it would be nice to see a bit more interest here.
  Topic: Help with flintlock hammer
bob miller

Replies: 13
Views: 4787

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:52 am   Subject: Help with flintlock hammer
I like the back of the flint to be firmly set against the jaw screw. I think it helps , and have at times notched the flint leather to accommodate a larger flint. I position the flint in the jaws so t ...
  Topic: Help with flintlock hammer
bob miller

Replies: 13
Views: 4787

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:53 am   Subject: Help with flintlock hammer
Heating and bending the frizzen will affect the hardness, and unless you are knowledgable in hardening/tempering , you will be dealing with a soft frizzen again. I have worked on a number of those loc ...
  Topic: 2017 turkey season is now history
bob miller

Replies: 1
Views: 2904

PostForum: Traditional Hunting   Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 6:46 am   Subject: 2017 turkey season is now history
Any turkey taken with a flintlock arm is a prize , and...they sure are tasty !
I've had good luck with my New England fowling gun [ 10 bore] and we enjoyed left overs along with new roasted potatoes ...
  Topic: Searching
bob miller

Replies: 5
Views: 5132

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:37 pm   Subject: Searching
I check several sites every day, if I'm around and not in the woods. I try to be in the woods much more these days. I think that folks have been snared into the web of "Facebook" Personall ...
  Topic: Trail Foods--How did it Go??
bob miller

Replies: 6
Views: 8937

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:07 pm   Subject: Trail Foods--How did it Go??
Hi Paul. I'm glad that you followed up on this. I read your posts re trail food with much interest. I make a similar "slapjack" and was intrigued by the use of corn meal, however here in ...
  Topic: tax number
bob miller

Replies: 3
Views: 6019

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:21 am   Subject: tax number
I think that you stumbled on a poorly run event. They're not all like that.
I'd raise your concerns with the organizers and see if you get some answers .
If not....don't go back next year. You proba ...
  Topic: Preventing "After Cleaning" Rust
bob miller

Replies: 16
Views: 35253

PostForum: Trekking Tips   Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 8:27 am   Subject: Preventing "After Cleaning" Rust
bear oil gets my vote. Been using it for years.
  Topic: on the fly
bob miller

Replies: 8
Views: 10288

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:03 am   Subject: on the fly
Paul's advice is spot on. Many years ago I built a 28 bore for partridge hunting.
[ I foolishly sold it ! ]
It performed far beyond what one would expect for a smaller bore size.
Your .54 is close ...
  Topic: Pocket Fire Striker Kit
bob miller

Replies: 11
Views: 13452

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:19 am   Subject: Pocket Fire Striker Kit
Thank you for that explanation. Living here north of Lake Ontario, and my interest directed to the 17th and 18th Centuries, I can honestly say that I have never seen one of those anywhere other than ...
  Topic: Last years Squirrels
bob miller

Replies: 9
Views: 11891

PostForum: Traditional Hunting   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:03 am   Subject: Last years Squirrels
I have only ever cooked one squirrel, a big black one. He was as tough as a piece of tractor tire ! Skinning him was a major chore, so I appreciate the advice re doing it ASAP. Any secret recipes ...
  Topic: Muzzleloader Magazine articles
bob miller

Replies: 12
Views: 10843

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:03 pm   Subject: Muzzleloader Magazine articles
There are a number of articles that I reread every year. Paul Daiute has mentioned some of them . My most often referred to writings are by Mark Baker, [ even though I'm not a "long hunter" ...
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