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Production Knives / Re: Enzo Trapper O1
« Last post by wsdstan on September 21, 2017, 01:09:28 PM »
That is a knife that has been on my list for some time.  Yours looks very good with that handle. 
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General Discussion / Re: KEN BURNS: THE VIETNAM WAR
« Last post by wolfy on September 21, 2017, 11:54:21 AM »
Being aware of Burns' political leanings is always something I deal with when watching any of his presentations, but he does a magnificent job of showing all the many facets of any subject he decides to serialize.  He must have a research team that rivals Michener's.  From the Civil War to Baseball and everything in between.....it always seems like I come away knowing more about a subject than when I went in.  VIETNAM is no exception. 

Last night's episode dealt with the lies, misconceptions, secrecy and misunderstandings that McNamara & Westmoreland were responsible for.  President Johnson's frustration with the political ramifications of the war at home and the general feelings of the public and their awareness of it and the eventual spillover of anger into the streets over the seemingly endless involvement and death toll on both sides was pretty well presented......as I remember it, anyway. :popcorn:
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Production Knives / Re: Enzo Trapper O1
« Last post by Sarge on September 21, 2017, 11:35:08 AM »
I love Trappers! Good handy, useful size.  Nice work on yours.
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Production Knives / Enzo Trapper O1
« Last post by Tunnelvision on September 21, 2017, 11:05:24 AM »
I've had this knife for a good while purchased it as a blank and put an really nice matched cocobolo handle on it. Well, long story short, while finally finishing up the handle I messed it up so I had to start all over. Behold! Black and Blue carbon fiber with carbon pins and stainless lanyard tube. I'm a big fan of the look oncarbon handled knives so I am pretty thrilled how this turned out. The pics dont really do it justice the fibers almost appear to move and just glisten in the sun. I sent it up to Crashdive123 to put a new edge on it and full polish and he did an awesome job, however, I screwed that up too so now just the scandi edge is polished.





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General Discussion / Re: KEN BURNS: THE VIETNAM WAR
« Last post by wsdstan on September 21, 2017, 10:52:57 AM »
I tried to watch The West and CivilWar but kept falling asleep. Even though Burns claims neutrality, unbiased in selection of material to present in his films- I have doubts about that.

I am always sort of on the lookout for bias.  In the Civil War I don't recall anything really overt in the presentation, neither in the West.  I have not watched any of the others so have no opinion  on them.  So far, in the little bit I have seen on Vietnam it appears to be fairly well balanced.  In last nights program he showed a lot of the resistance to the war and one of those groups for it.  The closing remark might have been a bit biased.  It was an opinion by a Vietnam protester who said to never ask a person who lost a loved on in the war if they were against it because they will say they supported it.  It gives the person a justification for the sacrifice their loved made to preserve the American way and lets them feel that the persons death was not in vain. 

I think he is biased in some of his work but have not seen it.  He is a left leaning individual and Congress probably shows that.  I have not watched it but have read reviews of it and there are some things presented that could be termed a leftist bias.  All in all he may be a liberal gas bag.  Still makes pretty good films.   
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Some of the collection .

  Epic.

  Makes me feel.....unworthy. :'(
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DIY and Homemade Gear / Re: Basic Net Making
« Last post by Punty on September 21, 2017, 10:35:45 AM »
  Awesome!

  Guess I gotta go carve myself a net making tool soon..
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General Discussion / Re: KEN BURNS: THE VIETNAM WAR
« Last post by Unknown on September 21, 2017, 10:31:23 AM »
I tried to watch The West and CivilWar but kept falling asleep. Even though Burns claims neutrality, unbiased in selection of material to present in his films- I have doubts about that.
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Country and Rural Living Skills / Re: Project Oasis, New pond???
« Last post by wsdstan on September 21, 2017, 09:10:06 AM »
I seriously doubt you'd need 12' of water. 

There have been several shallow ponds built in our area and 12 feet seems to be the depth that offers the best for a viable fish population.  The depth prevents plants from starting growth in the first place since when they die they produce carbon dioxide.

Here is a quote from one source on designing and building a farm pond:

"When it comes to farm pond design, build ponds deeper with an average depth of something like 10 feet. Shallow ponds allow for more shallow vegetation to grow, which can die off in the winter months." 

"Shallow lakes are probably the most likely candidates for winterkills. But deeper small lakes have experienced fish kills in the winter due to lack of oxygen. Many reservoirs were created by flooding land by placing some type of dam in a river system. Most of these types of lakes will have a higher than normal amount of decaying vegetation on the bottom because they are essentially flooded lowland. They also are typically quite shallow. Heavy ice and snow cover do not allow sunlight to penetrate which means there will be no photosynthetic activity to produce oxygen. So instead, oxygen is consumed as plants die off and carbon dioxide is produced."

From another site:  " Winter freeze is the main killer of fish. It?s not that the fish actually freeze in the ice, they just get robbed of their oxygen. An average Michigan pond ice can reach 12'' thick and ad some inches of snow onto that and sunlight will be prevented from penetrating. If your pond is shallow, the lack of sunlight will cause the plants to die. As a result, the decomposition of aquatic vegetation will deplete oxygen from the water reducing photosynthesis and your fish will die."

What most articles state is that a deep pond allows less vegetation to grow on the bottom and that helps with the oxygen content of the water. 

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DIY and Homemade Gear / Re: potato or onion storage bag
« Last post by wsdstan on September 21, 2017, 08:47:55 AM »
Nice work.  Net bags like these are really useful.  We hang vegetables and fruit, make a rag storage bag, and dry herbs and flowers by attaching the stems to the net and letting them hang.  Yours are first class.
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