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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Another waterbug recap
« Last post by John Andrews on January 21, 2020, 03:37:39 AM »
 :shock:  :sad: Wow! No wonder it's a slow process!
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Another waterbug recap
« Last post by D45/70 on January 20, 2020, 03:22:06 PM »
Nope just under a carport closed on the west side. Berrrr
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Another waterbug recap
« Last post by John Andrews on January 20, 2020, 02:38:43 AM »
 :sad: Dang! Is it heated where you work on the waterbug?
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Another waterbug recap
« Last post by D45/70 on January 19, 2020, 08:38:18 PM »
 :'(
Got today just long enough to tell my plan is not working for the steering.
 Gota come up with more modifications, dang it.
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Another waterbug recap
« Last post by John Andrews on January 19, 2020, 01:55:48 PM »
 O0 That's great, D! I can imagine how hard that kind of weather is, D!  :shock:

It's single digits here and lots of wind, more than tough enough on us.
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Do It Yourself ! / Re: Do It Yourself
« Last post by John Andrews on January 19, 2020, 01:47:48 PM »
I hope you get hired, D! LOL! You have the talent and equipment, too.  O0
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Do It Yourself ! / Re: Do It Yourself
« Last post by D45/70 on January 19, 2020, 09:13:50 AM »
 :D

Thats so cool.
It's not a job when you're doing something you love.
 So far No one has needed a pro coyote killer but I keep putting the word out... :buck2
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Another waterbug recap
« Last post by D45/70 on January 19, 2020, 09:08:47 AM »
 :'(Yes it has been a hard sell for me to get out and work on her. -40 to -65 below wind chills the last week and a half. Today after some wife projects I plan to work some more on the new steering arrangement and remounting the "Dash" switch panel. I'll send pics when I get something done.


Ps I'm 1/4 Chippewa Cree
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Do It Yourself ! / Do It Yourself
« Last post by John Andrews on January 19, 2020, 05:48:51 AM »
Doing it yourself often leads to life changing events.

Years ago I was manning a guard shack for a couple of hours before I went on patrol.

Times were lean and close to Christmas. I was finishing a knife to gift to one of my sons for Christmas. I was not considering making knives for income, the thought not even considered.

Along came a friend and he stopped to visit. When he saw the knife, he said he just had to have it and asked what I had to have for it. Of course, my old horse trading light went on and I asked him what he could offer. He offered $375 !  :shock:

My mind raced but my horse sense kicked in and I told him he just bought a knife. I also told him I would have the knife finished soon and would have a sheath for it. He paid cash on the spot and paid half down on another one! I was stunned! Of course, I had no clue what to charge for the knife when he asked. He offered much more than I would have asked for.

He put out the word while showing off the knife and orders flooded in. Business has been brisk since and I am now trying to finish orders and retire the business.

Knives have built my two buildings out back, filled them up, and put beans on the table.

Opportunities often come along from unexpected incidents.
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Another waterbug recap
« Last post by John Andrews on January 19, 2020, 05:26:29 AM »
Have you had time to work on the water bug? I have always watched water bugs and it makes sense what you call your boat. We old Indians notice stuff like that, we get a lot of enjoyment.

I realize how hard it must be to work on something during your hard Montana winters, D. And I always come here first in the mornings checking to see your posts.

I am Sioux and wife is Cherokee.
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