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9mm router bits? Carving tools? Dovetail saw?
Whatcha saying here, Larry? ;-)
Patriarch
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On Mon, 06 Dec 2004 03:54:44 GMT, patriarch

Black powder-powered steel-and-composite perp-stopping tool. I use the muffs for range practice. When they had the machine-gun shoot, wearing both plugs and muffs was jusssssssst right. ;)
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Larry Jaques wrote:

The first time my eldest son (four years old) saw a gun was in a framing shop with me, where they were displaying their ability to put an object in a deep frame. As a result, I was caught completely flat-footed when he asked me what it was. "A machine for making holes over long distances" is what I came up with, and he spent a little while thinking a gun was kinda like a drill press for when you couldn't be bothered to walk over to whatever you were drilling in.
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calmly ranted:

Let's hope you have shown him what a gun was by now. You have taught him to respect them and to stay away from them until he's old enough to safety-train, I hope?
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Larry Jaques wrote:

Well, "by now" is three months later. But, yes, he knows to respect them, knows they're dangerous, etc. He's been taught the basic NRA Eddie Eagle routine.
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calmly ranted:

Bueno, Bwana.
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Some years back, SWMBO talked me into going to a meeting of her garden club. Members and guests were asked to give their names and their favorite gardening tools. When it came around to me, I introduced myself and said that my favorite gardening tool was a twelve-gauge pump action rabbit remover. :-)
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On Mon, 06 Dec 2004 08:09:31 -0800, Larry Jaques
Black powder in 9mm ? That's either deeply perverse, or you're using a nitro powder. Some of use care, y'know?
I suppose you _could_ load a 9mm semi-auto with black powder. But you'd have to change calibre for each round; 9mm, 8.5mm, 8mm... You'd be firing .22s by the time you got some fouling in there.
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On Mon, 6 Dec 2004 14:22:00 -0700, Andy Dingley wrote

9mm revolver load?
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Oddly enough I have shot 9mm revolver - some funny Ruger (?) thing firing dog-cheap Israeli mil-surplus from half-moon clips. They were too rubbish to shoot reliably in a semi-auto, but they worked in a revolver.
Black powder revolver is still a mucky business though. After a while it just stops going round 8-)
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On Mon, 06 Dec 2004 21:22:00 +0000, Andy Dingley

(Psst, black-colored powder, ya damned literalist.) ;)
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Larry Jaques wrote:

Never seen any black-colored nitro powder. It's all gray.
Perhaps you meant a black-colored firearm?

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On Sun, 05 Dec 2004 18:17:37 -0800, Larry Jaques
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When you wear a pair of decent muffs, IME you realise that the "mask and muff set" ones are not as good as you might think. They are not bad at high frequencies, but even then they are not as good as a decent set.

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wrote:

Some of them even cut the noise down, but I'd still prefer to skip the sweaty ears and the head-vice effect.
3M are making some _really_ comfortable earmuffs these days.
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Hi Jerry,
It's great that you're thinking about this - I also work in the basement with a lot of power tools. About 10 years ago, I decided that I have to get used to wearing some hearing protection - if not simply because both my parents gradually lost some of their hearing as they aged.
I now wear something when I mow the lawn, use the power washer or work in the shop. It's a no-brainer and simply dumb not to - just like eye protection.
What to buy? I think anything is better than nothing. I sort of set a -25 DB "standard" for myself and it seems to work fine. If I see a -23 DB on sale, that's fine too.
About $15 at the BORG.
Like anything in audio, every DB costs exponential $ in either direction.
Lou

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I don't bother with hearing protection when I mow the lawn. Instead, I use one of these...
http://www.reelmowersetc.com/standard_Light.htm
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I don't bother with hearing protection for the lawn either. I can hardly hear the mower when grandson is pushing it.
In the shop I have a pair of the muff type and they work well enough. In the winter, I hold them in front of the heater for a few seconds before putting them on.
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I could probably finish my lawn in 10-12 hours with that. <G>
Reel mowers do a nice job, though. They're the standard golf course machine when ganged together.
Barry
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Barry responds:

Yes, well, we cut something like 1-1/2 acres. No thanks.
Given a choice, I wouldn't cut anything other than the pieces around my shop and in front of the house, but my wife removes that choice. So it's to Briggs & Stratton we go.
Charlie Self "Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy." Edgar Bergen, (Charlie McCarthy)
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On 06 Dec 2004 14:35:16 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.comnotforme (Charlie Self) wrote:

The golf course versions cut 20-30 foot swaths and go 25 MPH, with 10, 12, or more reels hitched together. If the yard is wide open, it could cut your acre and a half in about 2 minutes!
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