The "Whatever" Thread

JK Knives

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I ordered a set of Arizona Custom Grips "aged ivory" grips for my Ruger New Model Blackhawk - they use a material called "Magna-tusk".

The material is not powdered ivory or a veneer over plastic, but rather a solid material and they age it with intense UV light, which is a natural aging but accelerated.

I am interested to see this material, as they state that it can fool even experts - but again, we'll see. They sell on ebay exclusively.

Adding to my recent western kick - I found that Bianchi sells handmade custom gun-belts and holster rigs in the western style, and even have a complete rig called the Gunsmoke that is a replica of what Matt Dillon used in the Gunsmoke series. They aren't cheap, but I am sure they are high quality. Maybe someday!

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Looking forward to seeing pictures
 
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My son and his wife were notified yesterday that they may have been exposed to the virus. My son is a computer engineer and has been working remote throughout the pandemic. His employer asked him to be tested. My daughter-in-law works in the lab of one of the more well known hospitals in the state. Her employer told her to continue to work her normal hours and follow established guidelines unless she should begin to show symptoms.
Somehow something seems"off" to me.
 
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A lot of things seem “off” with the numbers of cases. Illinois now adds probable cases to the daily numbers. anything so fatboy can shut the state down. More restrictions are going in place this Friday.
 

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Feeling old, my youngest daughter turned 37 today, even worse, Hanna will turn 16 next Tuesday! Of course our lardass governor closed all the drivers license facilities.
 

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My son and his wife were notified yesterday that they may have been exposed to the virus. My son is a computer engineer and has been working remote throughout the pandemic. His employer asked him to be tested. My daughter in law works in the lab of one of the more well known hospitals in the state. Her employer told her to continue to work her normal hours and follow established guidelines unless she would begin to show symptoms.
Somehow something seems"off" to me.

Healthcare has an entire different set of guidelines to follow to make sure there are still people to work in case considerable amounts of staff get sick. My wife has had to work with that a lot this year since ghe guidelines are both subjective and fluid, it seems. Still, the biggest problem is convincing sick people to stay the heck home.

I think the guidelines at my wife's office is as long as you're symtpom free to keep working and if you have a known exposure, get tested, and continue working but stay isolated. No personal contact with customers either.

Something new for them is to wait to be tested until 4 days after the possible exposure because of the amount of false negatives from testing too quickly. Combined with the fact that many tests take just shy of a week to process and you have a lot of opportunity for problems to happen.

The gov't has made this thing a mess. I honestly think the excessive data available only confuses people, including politicians, who have never had to work through huge amounts of data to make objective decisions. "Big data" is all the rage these days.
 
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Feeling old, my youngest daughter turned 37 today, even worse, Hanna will turn 16 next Tuesday! Of course our lardass governor closed all the drivers license facilities.
Our DMV is open...........appointment only. I bought a Jeep Cherokee from an individual a couple weeks ago. I have an appointment to transfer the title and get tags Dec 21st. I slapped an old set of tags on the Jeep and peeled the year sticker off. It was either that or just run Farm Use tags.
 
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bikerector bikerector — I spoke to a county health official today, and he stated the same thing about waiting to get tested. He said anyone that comes in contact with someone infected, to quarantine, then test after 5 days. The 5 day wait will eliminate people testing negative that really have it.
 

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A lot of things seem “off” with the numbers of cases. Illinois now adds probable cases to the daily numbers. anything so fatboy can shut the state down. More restrictions are going in place this Friday.
He's an idiot.
 

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JK Knives JK Knives - I received my Arizona Custom Grips Antique Ivory set for my Ruger Blackhawk - they are really nice! They fit perfectly and look and feel great. Highly recommend.
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They aren't plastic - they are heavy and have a very high-quaility feel to them.
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Nice way to perk up the old Blackhawk.

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JK Knives

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JK Knives JK Knives - I received my Arizona Custom Grips Antique Ivory set for my Ruger Blackhawk - they are really nice! They fit perfectly and look and feel great. Highly recommend.
20201119_133003.jpg

20201119_133321.jpg

20201119_133349.jpg

20201119_133316.jpg


They aren't plastic - they are heavy and have a very high-quaility feel to them.
20201119_151211.jpg


Nice way to perk up the old Blackhawk.

best

mqqn
Look great! Reminds me of some ivory bone micarta I once used.
 

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Today is Hanna’s 16th birthday. With her somewhat low immune system she can’t have a large party, so Becky set up a surprise “drive by birthday parade” that will go by the house. It’s Hayley’s job to get her outside at 4:30 this afternoon. Since Becky is on the village board she even managed to get a police escort.
 
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