From the Desk of John Rourke – January 17th, 2017


Finished my first stippling job. I was exceedingly detailed and it turned out great. I would estimate about 2 hours on this one PMAG. Worth it? Sure. The level of gripping surface is greatly enhanced. Will I do all my mag’s? Nope. Too time consuming however I am experimenting with different patterns that take less time. Remember it is function over cosmetic appearance.


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I considered taking Friday off to stay at home and watch the Inauguration.  Likely will just watch or listen to it at work. For my locale I’m not concerned about violence or massive protects. It may happen in Washington and other areas around the country. There is no doubt radical and violent factions exist to disrupt events around the Inauguration and the Trump presidency.

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I’ve been putting back some gasoline and all I have are plastic gas cans. I need to change this and purchase all metal 5 gallon cans. There are a variety of outlets for this but most are extremely expensive. Surplus cans are rarely found at least for decent prices. Tractor Supply has some however they are in excess of $40.

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Part of my household secondary stream of income – my wife has started a business selling custom vinyl decals, t-shirts, and glass etching. No website yet everything is through Facebook. Pretty cool stuff. Below is a vinyl graphic for a Yeti cup.


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3 more days…….


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