Christmas presents- get any cool ones?

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  1. Falfan2017

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    Lots of socks!
     
  2. m1jeff

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    A Rock’em Sock’em Robots game. Always wanted one when I was a kid.
     
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  3. CT10ring

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    wow!
     
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    putting together a gun for me + another for a friend. I have a lot of extra parts :) building an AR on Christmas day. is that weird ? :)


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  5. fyrewall

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    With expectations of dinners from my kitchen:

    1 case mid level Bordeaux red
    1 bottle Rebel Yell BouRbon
    1 bottle of black label George Dickel BouRbon
    10 lbs. of assorted beef steaks
    2 lbs. of Maytag blue cheese
    2 six lb. beef rib roasts
    1 tiny bottle of some kind of cognac
     
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    Not at all...fun times!
     
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    37"! Gots to be a fitty!
     
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    OK, so I got a Trumpy Bear. Un-like Trump, it is soft and cuddly.

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    My chick still knows how to surprise me.. GO TRUMP!! jd
     
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    It will be screwed into a BAT model EX, and yes, it's a fiddy
     
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  10. Boisblancboy

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    Well I was pretty happy when I opened a little box and this was in it from my old man:

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    I want to come over.....LoL.... enjoy
     
  12. flatlander

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    Bought myself the SAC bbl vise I've been wanting ever since I first saw it online. Now if I could just manage to get the heavy walled 4" square tubing mount for it welded together and anchored to the concrete shop floor, I could try it out...
     
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    Got my Christmas jigsaw puzzle all together! 20191225_164449.jpg
     
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    SBR or pistol? NFA? that was fast.
     
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  15. LonewolfMcquade

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    9mm. Pistol
     
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  16. fyrewall

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    For the most part the Christmas dinner went off good. The blind bourbon test by volunteers affirmed a preference for Rebel Yell over George Dickel.

    A six pound rib roast was cooked at 350* until it read 135* (slightly less than medium rare) using my digital thermometer. The roast was placed on top of a big thin sliced up garlic clove then roasted. The attempt to make Yorkshire pudding was almost a disaster. I first tried to make it using some kind of muffin tray with individual cups but after seeing the edges turning deep brown I abandoned using the muffin tray and instead used two of Grandma's big stainless brownie pans with a doubled up mix of flour, milk & eggs. The stuff in the muffin cup pan looked sort of like brown hockey pucks. The Yorkshire in the brownie pans was great. After it collapsed I cut it up into 4"X4" squares. There was enough drippings from the 6 lb. roast to make more. Making this was sort of a balancing act as the temp of the oven needed to be boosted to 450* and I needed more time for the Yorkshire in the brownie pans to catch up without over-cooking the beef.

    Slices of prime rib were served with crumbles of Maytag blue cheese. A cracker spread was made from a 50-50 mixture of Maytag, cream cheese and some extra dry sherry.

    I also cooked up a big pan of boiled, then steamed browned russets. The russets were first sliced into 1/8 thick 1 inch square pieces, boiled until sort of barely translucent, then placed into a hot frying pan (15 inch diameter, non stick Walmart) with a small amount of light olive oil, covered then heated until the steam almost quit, uncovered, browned then flipped over into a big round serving dish, lightly salted, then cut up into wedges like a pie - nice and brown crispy on the outside but steamy white and non-greasy inside.

    The case of Bordeaux took a modest hit. Non-descript vegetables. Red-leaf lettuce salad with home made salad dressing (red wine vinegar, extra light olive oil, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt & pepper) Maytag crumbles on top of salad. High grade cherry tomatoes.

    Prime rib is not my favorite - too much fat & waste. I salvaged much of the fat/suet and will tie it to tree branches in back yard for the little winter birds to eat. The magpies will probably get most of it.

    Edit: Just the right amount of garlic is important - not too little or too much. For example, the salad dressing had one small clove (1/2 X 1/2) inch shaved paper thin then crushed and rubbed in the salad bowl with salt & pepper. For the roast double the amount used for the salad but sliced about 1/16 inch thick and placed under the roast. Garlic can really be over done.

    I learned some of this stuff from a family member who was a chef at this 4 star hotel in Boston.

    Thanks for the "likes"!
     
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  17. GotRDid

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    Per my post in another thread, I could have brought dessert (Death by Chocolate), and maybe one of KY's finest exports for a comparative taste test against the TN sippin' whiskeys.

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    Now that's a chocolate cake!
     
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    My invitation must have been lost in the mail...
     
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    Covenant7 in 2nd focal plane, 5-35 X 56 MM objective lens. Wife is unfamiliar with Milrad vs MOA reticle, but her heart was in the right place.
    It's a pretty nice scope.
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