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About JBreese1

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  • Birthday 06/20/1961


  • About Me:
    54 year old, married, 3 children.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    fishing,shooting, firearm restorations
  • What I do for a living:
    defense contractor. fabricator, assembler. Some commercial sign and billboard work on the side.

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    Port Monmouth NJ

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  1. Even better, a cannon aimed at the lawn jockey under the Confederate flag. Think of it as the trifecta of pissing off liberals and snowflakes.
  2. Finally decided on the type of finish to use on the wood parts of the build. After researching I chose to use Minwax Helsman spar finish in high gloss. I also wanted to make the wood look aged and battle worn, so I gave most of the pieces a light beating with some blunt objects ( ball peen hammer ) and some steel rod before applying the first coat. I really like the way it is coming out so far. Hopefully tomorrow I can give it a good steel wool scrubbing and a second coat. Then comes finishing the barrel and final assembly.
  3. Good Luck to both of you. It sounds like things are going in the right direction. Jim
  4. I finished melding all the sharp edges and completed all the finish sanding this evening and stained all the wood pieces. I will let it sit overnight and tomorrow while I am at work and hopefully give everything a coat of varnish tomorrow evening. I still have the barrel, fittings and other metal pieces to sand and paint. I am sanding all the embossing and casting flashing off PVC fittings before blending them to the barrel and then will spray it all with Krylon Fusion. It is rated for use on Plastics and PVC. SANDED
  5. Looks perfect for a butt pirate. What size batteries does it take? Jim
  6. I got to play with my build a little today. I had the same concerns as Makorider about the wheels holding up outdoors so I came up with a fix that along with the staining and varnishing I plan on doing should help with their ability to hold up outdoors. I used UV rated construction epoxy under pressure to fill all the joints and seams on the wheel hubs and rims. I also drilled and tapped my lavatory faucet knob to fit my elevation screw I made out of an C-Clamp. Hopefully tomorrow I will finish melding all the sharp corners and sanding and apply my first coat of stain.
  7. My nefroligist did the same to me at the start of COVID. He was older and I can understand his reasons, but I was dealing with kidney failure at the time. Sam situation, no notice or warning. Just a disconnected phone number and a trip to the office showed it shuttered. Jim
  8. I have no capacity to do that. I built this with just basic hand tools.
  9. Thanks Wayne, I work for a defense contractor and we have some pretty exotic materials. We use a paintable silicone based sealant on many of our outdoor units. It is made by Dow Corning I believe. It's pricey, but mil spec and extremely durable in all harsh conditions from extreme heat to extreme cold. Jim
  10. OAX, It is going on my front lawn right under my new 25' flagpole. Jim
  11. Hold on to your silver and other precious metals. They are all going to go up as the dollar tanks. Also invest heavily in lead and brass. When **** really hits the fan they will be worth more than anything else. Jim
  12. No, this one is OK. It is limited to a 10 round clip, magazine thingy. Jim
  13. Yes, with very little additional work. For the same amount of work and 20 X the cost. Jim From The NJ gun laws "Firearm or firearms" means any handgun, rifle, shotgun, machine gun, automatic or semi-automatic rifle, or any gun, device or instrument in the nature of a weapon from which may be fired or ejected any solid projectable ball, slug, pellet, missile or bullet, or any gas, vapor or other noxious thing, by means of a cartridge or shell or by the action of an explosive or the igniting of flammable or explosive substances. It shall also include, without limitation, any firearm, which is in the nature of an air gun, spring gun or pistol or other weapon of a similar nature in which the propelling force is a spring, elastic band, carbon dioxide, compressed or other gas or vapor, air or compressed air, or is ignited by compressed air, and ejecting a bullet or missile Not worth loosing my already limited gun rights here in NJ