Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Broomfield, Colorado
We are back on task, fellas. It looks like bad news followed us into the new year after all. Not only did we both come down with heavy colds about 10 days ago, but we were blindsided by the sudden death of our friend of 45 years, Bruce, who had always answered the call to help with machining parts, painting parts and being an electrician by trade, figure out why the lights suddenly went out in the shop, etc.
Mike and I just sat there in a stupor for about a day wondering ....What the????? We heard from his brother that his acid reflux got him with a sudden flair-up. We had no idea that it could be fatal. He was a good friend and a reliable shooting buddy; we will miss him a lot.
So, Mike is back on Task with the Tube machining and I am still recovering from my hacking and coughing. Hopefully by Sunday we will have the last Tube turned into the "Core Tube" shape and have the pics and video clips ready to post.
Mike & Tracy
Smokin my pipe on the mountings, sniffin the mornin cool,
I walks in my old brown gaiters along o my old brown mule,
With seventy gunners beind me, an never a beggar forgets
Its only the pick of the Army that handles the dear little pets - Tss! Tss!
From the poem Screw-Guns by Rudyard Kipling