Hi! From Arizona

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by Thistle, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Thistle

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    Hi! I'm really from Virginia (a southern belle, I think they call us), but I'm in Arizona right now. I have Weimaraners -- THE coolest dogs on the planet! I have a Vizsla too. He's a cutie. I train them myself. They are super, super smart and <strong>excellent quail dogs</strong>.<br><br>Interests: I'm into all sorts of stuff: archery, fencing, edged weapons, offroading/jeeping, weightlifting, UL backpacking, any cool multi-tasking or self-defense tools, zombie blasting... I read a lot too. I probably qualify as a 'little' nuts -- for a girl. I just signed up to a blowgun forum. I haven't had much time for that yet. Unfortunately there's only 24 hours, but I make good use of my 24/7. My greatest interest and love is dogs. Absolutely <strong>unapologetically CRAZY</strong> about them! Training and just being with them. You can be as goofy as you wanna be and they don't care. I tell people I was raised by dogs. It really annoys my mom.<br><br>I'm NEW to slingshots <img src="http://r28.imgfast.net/users/2815/14/20/70/smiles/2307125563.gif" border="0" alt=""> too, and stumbling around trying to absorb everything I can about them. They're really fascinating... the materials, newer styles, craftsmanship -- just amazing. I'm also recognizing a few names here. I don't know if that's good or bad yet <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>I'm here because I'm having serious difficulty sourcing ammo <img src="http://r28.imgfast.net/users/2815/14/20/70/smiles/1859659018.gif" border="0" alt=""> locally. I REALLY do not want to be purchasing all of this stuff through my mail all of the time. I like being as self-reliant as possible.<br><br>I <strong><i>had</i></strong> a question on another forum about <strong>ammo moulds</strong> and instructions. I didn't get a response. Getting ignored makes me more determined to <u>make my own ammo</u>. Maybe they think I can't do it. I like succeeding. I like being free and just me. I think girls aren't suppose to ask too many questions or just be themselves otherwise we get eaten by grumpy grizzly bears <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt="Rolling Eyes" longdesc="14"><br><br>Sooo... I went searching and found this forum. I found <strong>Mr Sprave's 2010 upload</strong>, a <strong><u>review for the Bells of Hythe 12-shot 16mm lead mould</u></strong>. He's using a really cool <strong>lead pot</strong> that automatically fills the mould. I almost couldn't believe making lead ammo could be this easy and quick. He made 100 of those in about 30 minutes!!!!!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"> Yeah, and he ALWAYS looks like he's enjoying himself too. That's so cool! And refreshing.<br><br>I searched for the lead pot Mr Sprave was using. It appears he's using a <strong>Do-It Melting Lee Pot</strong>. Is this the one??? <strong>Is it recommended in terms of safety, quality, and durability?</strong><br><br>Yes, I think I saw a glowing 'halo' over Mr. Sprave's head. And yes, I'm SAINTING <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/star3.png" alt="Like a Star @ heaven" longdesc="21"> this guy! He's incredible.<br><br>Thank you for taking the time to read through this mess! I didn't intend for it to be so yappy. You did ask for an intro. I wanted to be certain to take care of this important duty first <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  2. MaddyMax

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    hi, hello and welcome!<br><br>i don't own a lee pot. i melt my lead in something like this (dunno how it's called in english):<br><br><a href="http://www.sonneck.com/de/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/136001.jpg" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.sonneck.com/de/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/136001.jpg</a>
     

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    Hello and welcome.<br>I' ve found <a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t1205-casting-new-lead-balls?highlight=casting+ammo" class="postlink">THIS</a> but you probably seen it already...<br>PS: Beautiful dog in your avatar.
     
  4. Thistle

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    MaddyMax, That would work. It certainly looks less expensive than the automatic job, doesn't it.<br><br>Toksik, Yup. I saw that. In fact it's what got me searching for more stuff <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> I'll tell Gaelen you think he's beautiful. He's a big show-off cuz he knows he's hot stuff.
     
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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Thistle wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">MaddyMax, That would work. It certainly looks less expensive than the automatic job, doesn't it.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>yup. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> i could make 100 balls in just 5 minutes if i make a mold for 100 balls. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"></span>
     
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    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    <strong>MaddyMax</strong>, If you can make 100 balls in <u>4 minutes</u>, then we're talking hero stuff. But you might need a forklift.<br><br><strong>Failureisalwaysanoption</strong>, I wouldn't mind building one of those catapults (avatar) for my mom. I could help her re-arrange the furniture with it. Wouldn't that be fun!<br><br><strong>Thanks everybody!</strong> I've been busy. It's spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e.<img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_pale.gif" alt="pale" longdesc="26"><br><br>I'm trying out some NEW 'marbles' I found in the decorating center. A Ghost recommended them to me.