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I aspire to create videos that collectively immortalize the enduring pioneer spirit of rural Idaho by providing a snapshot of the life that I lead here.
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July 23, 2021 Update: This week I'm back to work on the root cellar, and the structure is finally coming together.  I knew this was going to be a big project, and as usually happens, it ended up being even more work than I anticipated, but hopefully I've only got a few more weeks' worth of work to finish it now.  Anyway, this weekend I think I will upload the video I made about eating wild globemallow.
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July 16, 2021 Update: This week, I filmed an episode about using a lanyard or sling to improve the stability of a pistol, wrapped up some testing of my first plastic sabot design, and worked on processing pictures from last week's camping trip.  I think the concrete foundation of my root cellar should be fully set by now, so finishing the root cellar will probably be my focus for the next few weeks. Hopefully, it will only take a few weeks, and not the whole rest of my summer!  Anyway, this weekend, I think I will upload the video I made about making an improvised worm gear for my band saw.
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July 12, 2021 Update: I missed my usual upload window this past weekend because I was out camping in the Sawtooth Mountains.  While I was out, I filmed an episode on eating wild "fireweed," which actually makes a passable substitute for spinach.  And, of course, I took a lot of pictures for my "Illustrated Expeditions" series.  Anyway, I think the next video I will upload will be my "hunter 3-gun challenge" virtual match.
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July 2, 2021 Update: This week I was able to spend a little time working on the Ghost Eagle design.  Right now, I'm in the process of animating the CAD model to check for interference and function before I start preparing the machining drawings.  I also finished editing the video about eating wild globemallow, and filmed an episode about a simple trick for cutting pipe threads into plastic, in this case so that I could install pipe fittings in some poly drums as part of a drip irrigation system for our garden.  And I undertook an expedition to an unnamed alpine lake, which I intend to document in another photo book and slide-show video eventually, although I'm afraid I have gotten behind on editing the photos from my outdoor adventures into coherent books and videos.
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June 25, 2021 Update: My main accomplishment this week was mixing and pouring the concrete for the root cellar foundation.  Now that it's poured, I get to take a couple weeks off from the root cellar project while I wait for the concrete to set up.  However, I may not be able to get away from home-improvement projects entirely for a while: As hot and dry as this summer has been so far, we are struggling to keep our modest garden alive, and I should probably build a windbreak and install some drip-lines to help it pull through.  Hopefully that will only take a few days and I can make some progress on more glamorous projects as well.  I am planning an expedition to an un-named lake on Cabin Mountain in the coming week.  This weekend, though, I think I'll upload the video I made about eating dandelion stir fry.
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June 18, 2021 Update:
Work proceeds on the root cellar: This week I built the forms so I can start pouring concrete for the foundation. 
I also made a bit of a breakthrough on my pistol sabot project.  For some time, I had been seeing sporadic performance of the saboted rounds: sometimes they would work well, other times the accuracy would spontaneously degenerate by a factor of ten.  For a while, my hypothesis was that the base was shearing off or otherwise failing, but making the base thicker didn't provide any improvement in reliability.  Finally, it occurred to me that maybe gas was leaking around the base and blowing the petals off the sabot while it was still in the barrel.  I redesigned the base of the sabot to try and reduce the potential for gas leakage, and the first test batch showed a huge improvement in reliability.
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June 11, 2021 Update: Once again, the root cellar project took up all my time this week.  I knew this would be a big project, but if anything, it is taking even longer than I had anticipated, and I still have a lot of work left to do on it.  I guess it was fortunate that I had a substantial queue of videos ready for upload before I started working on the root cellar.  This weekend, I think I'll upload the one I made about comparing the speed of different styles of fast draws.
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June 4, 2021 Update: Well, this week I spent practically all my discretionary time working on the root cellar.  I've got about half the trusses welded up now, and I've got the hole for the root cellar excavated and the bottom of the hole leveled as best I can.  I'm looking forward to finishing the cellar and getting back to my gunsmithing projects, but I've still got a lot of work to do on it.
Since I've got my bolt-action bullpup video ready, I think I'll upload it this weekend.
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May 28, 2021 Update: My focus this week has been on building the root cellar.  To that end, I've been welding up trusses for it, and I've got about a third of them done so far.  I did set aside some time to catch up on video editing, though, so I've got the video about my bolt-action bullpup and the one about making a worm gear for my band saw edited and added to my upload queue.  I also filmed an episode about making dandelion stir fry this week.  This weekend, though, I think I'm going to upload a short video I made when the heater core went out in my truck, because it's about the funniest automotive failure I've ever seen.
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May 21, 2021 Update: I was able to film the video about my bolt-action bullpup this week, but I've fallen a little behind on video editing.  In addition to that one, I still need to edit the video about repairing my band saw, and also the one about testing the shear strength of 3D printed materials.  Last weekend, I camped out near the "City of Rocks" in southern Idaho, and took a few good pictures, so eventually I'll probably make a slide-show video about that as well.  Anyway, this weekend, I think I'll post my 350 Legend update video.
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May 13, 2021 Update: This week I conducted an experiment to measure the shear strength of a couple different 3D printed materials, specifically eSun PLA+, MatterHackers PETG, and SunLu PETG.  Of the three, the SunLu PETG was both the strongest and the most consistent, although they were fairly close.  I filmed the experiment, of course, but I haven't gotten around to editing the video yet.  I've been waiting for a nice calm day to film a video about my bolt-action bullpup, but we've had a series of storm systems moving through, and so I haven't had a chance.  I can't complain, though, since the storm cells have brought some scattered rain that our county badly needs after a dry winter.  Anyway, this weekend I think I will upload the video I made about making leather holsters.
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May 7, 2021 Update: This week I finally finished filming and editing my "Wasteland Shuffle" entry video, so I will probably upload that this weekend.  I also finished editing my website announcement video, so I'll post that sometime in the near future as well.   I got my bandsaw up and running with an improvised aluminum work gear this week.  I recorded video of making the gear, but I haven't gotten around to editing it yet.  And, now that the band saw is working again, I made a little bit of progress cutting up steel for the trusses that I'll need for my root cellar.  So, over all, I guess this was a pretty productive week.
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April 30, 2021 Update: This week, my horizontal band saw quit working, and upon disassembling it I found that the main worm gear was worn down to nothing.  I bought the saw new just a couple years ago, so I'm a little surprised they designed it with parts that would wear out so quickly.  Moreover, replacement parts are not available, so I launched a two-pronged initiative to repair it myself: first, I'm trying to make a new worm gear from scratch.  Of course, that probably won't last long either, but hopefully it will get the saw up and running long enough to finish cutting up angle iron for my root cellar.  Then, for a long-term solution, I ordered a planetary gearbox with the same gear ratio as the worm gear and a rated wear life that should translate into 30+ years of service.  The lead time on the gear box is about a month, and then once it arrives I will have to figure out how to retrofit the saw with it, but hopefully it will provide a good long-term fix.
Troubleshooting the band saw took up most of my time this week, but I did get my website announcement video filmed, although I still need to edit it.  I'm also filming the band saw repairs, and I got my red-dot sight back from Holosun this week, so I should be able to proceed with making my review of the sight soon, if the weather cooperates.  The weather this week has rarely been conducive to filming outdoors, with the result that I haven't gotten around to filming my "wasteland shuffle" entry video yet.
Anyway, this weekend I think I will upload a video I made about my attempts at working with cutting and polishing agates and other rocks I find here in Idaho.
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April 23, 2021 Update: This seems to be a week for remote matches.  I came up with a course called the "Hunters' 3-gun Challenge" which I filmed and edited, and then the day after I finished editing the video, InRangeTV announced their "Wasteland Shuffle" match, so that sent me shuffling back to the range to figure out how best to set up the course that they specified and what to run the course with.  I think I've figured all that out now, but I haven't filmed my run yet.  
I got the website for the Idahoan Show up and running this week ( www.idahoanshow.com ), so I plan to film a video announcement about that in the near future.  I also spent some time fixing my roof this week after the wind tore a few shingles off, but that project wasn't entertaining enough to make a video about.
Anyway, this weekend I think I'll upload my "low ammo drills" video.
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April 16, 2021 Update: This week was another video editing catch-up session.  I finished editing the video about my truck's heater core (the funniest automotive malfunction I've experienced to date), an informational video on "what every consumer should know about engineering quality control," a video about mounting a red dot on a pistol that's not designed for it, an update video on my Legend project, and my paraphrase of Psalm 46.  Aside from video editing, this week I've  been working on my root cellar, cutting up some old leaf springs to make more targets, and slowly making progress on building a website for the Idahoan Show.  Anyway, this weekend I think I will upload a video I made a while back about making a magazine spring.
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April 9, 2021 Update: My major project this week has been mounting a red-dot sight on a pistol.  Normally, that wouldn't be a major project, but the pistol I wanted to mount it on didn't have an optics cut, and the slide was too narrow to machine a standard optics cut into it.  Thus, I ended up making a custom adapter plate and welding it to the slide, except that I machined the dovetail slightly too thin, such that the sight was loose, so then I had to make a special shim that would give me the right amount of material to clamp to.  Thus, I ended up filming a video about the best way NOT to mount a red dot sight on a pistol, although in the end I think I did get it mounted securely enough to be functional.
Anyway, this weekend I plan to upload a video about experimental shotgun slugs.  Its actually an experiment that I did quite a while ago, and I held off on posting it because I was planning to do a follow-up experiment, but at this point I'm still not sure when I'll find time to follow up on it, so I figure I'll just post it, and post the follow-up experiment whenever I get around to doing it.
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March 27, 2021 Update: Well, this has been a busy week.  I've started a temporary side-job counting sage grouse, which is kind of fun, but makes for some early mornings since the animals are most active just before dawn.  This week I also made a trip to the big city to pick up a trailer-load of angle iron and sheet steel, with which I intend to build a root cellar.  That project will probably keep me pretty busy for the next few months, although it should be a nice addition to the homestead once it's finished.  I'll probably make a video about the root cellar and maybe one about counting grouse as well.
I finished the initial CAD model of the Ghost Eagle (picture attached).  Next comes some design checking and then preparing the machining sketches, after which I can start building it.  However, most of that will probably have to wait until I finish the root cellar.  I want to get it put in this spring, while the ground is soft enough for easy digging.  By late summer, the ground dries out and gets awfully hard.  
This weekend I plan to upload the video about my DIY CNC mini-router.  Then, next Thursday (April 1st) I will be uploading a special comedic video, which will probably take the place of next weekend's regular post.
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March 20, 2021 Update: This week I divided my time between Project Ghost Eagle, sabot development, and video editing.  I got caught up on video editing, I think I've finally got a sabot design that is capable of feeding reliably, and I am getting really close to finishing the initial design of the Ghost Eagle - all that is left is to put a few finishing touches on the grips.  Anyway, this weekend I plan to complete my bullet swaging trilogy by uploading a video about an experimental .45 ACP duplex load.
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March 13, 2021 Update: Slowly but surely I am making progress on the Ghost Eagle design.  The CAD model is starting to look close to complete: I think all I have left to design is the extractor, trigger guard, grip, and a cocking knob that also holds part of the toggle linkage together.  I also did some more filming at the range this week, although I'm falling behind a little on video editing.  Anyway, this weekend I think I will upload the next bullet swaging video.
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March 6, 2021 Update: The weather was quite pleasant this week--it is starting to feel like spring--so I filmed several shooting-drills episodes out at the range.  I also made a little bit of progress on the Ghost Eagle design.  This weekend I think I will upload the video about my first attempt at making swaged bullets.
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February 26, 2021 Update: Troubleshooting the 3D printer continued this week.  I've finally got it printing reasonably well again, or at least as well as I think I can get it to with this filament.  However, I would be hesitant to buy another spool of "SunLu" brand PETG.  Maybe by the time I use this one up, Hatchbox PETG will be back in stock, as that seemed to print very well.  Anyway, on the subject of 3D printing, I have continued my experiments with sabot rounds, and with a few iterative refinements to the load parameters and the sabot design I have greatly improved the feeding reliability.  I am hoping that with a little more refinement I will be able to get them to feed and function as reliably as factory FMJ rounds.  Meanwhile, I am still working on CAD design for project Ghost Eagle.
This week, Forgotten Weapons posted a video announcing that they are holding their international "Finnish Brutality" match remotely this year: to enter, you just set up the prescribed stage at any range that you have available, record a video of yourself running the stage, and upload the video.  Thus, I plan to participate in the remote match.  The stage that they described required a "kettle bell" weight, which I didn't have, but I made something similar out of a large rock and some scrap metal, so now I think I have everything that I need for the match.  I plan to run the stage tomorrow morning if the weather isn't too inclement, and then I'll upload that video as soon as I can get it edited.  
Speaking of video editing, I'm about caught up on my backlog of videos again: the new holster-making video is done, as are the duplex and sabot round testing videos.  For my regular upload this weekend, though, I think I will upload my tongue-in-cheek "taxonomy of trolls."
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February 20, 2021 Update: Between working on my taxes, troubleshooting my 3D printer (I had recently bought a spool of SunLu PETG filament; it turns out it had air bubbles in the filament, which was causing voids and print defects) and starting a new side job doing some tech writing, I didn't have a lot of discretionary time this week.  Thus, Project Ghost-Eagle continues to advance rather slowly.  I did manage to finish editing a couple more videos about experimental .45 ACP rounds though, including the one with saboted bullets and the one about duplex rounds.  This weekend I think I will upload a quick but hopefully entertaining video I made a while back about shooting a "flying saucer" squash that we had left over from fall decor.
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February 12, 2021 Update: The weather was actually really nice outside several days this week, so I took advantage of the clement weather to get some testing done outside.  Specifically, I did another experiment with bullet swaging, this time obtaining the enigmatic result that the swaged bullets were clearly unstable (most of them were key-holing) and yet the accuracy was still remarkably good.  Then I began experimenting with 3D-printed plastic sabots.  I have recorded enough material for two videos about these tests, but I haven't gotten around to editing it yet.  However, before filming these new tests I did get through my backlog of video editing from previous weeks, so the video about my first swaging experiment is done, as is the one about working with agates and the follow-up to the first practical accuracy video.  Also, I have been meaning to make a couple more holsters for a while now, and I finally got around to doing that toward the end of the week.  One of my first-ever videos was about making leather holsters, but I think I can improve upon the video quality of that early episode, so I filmed my most recent holster-making endeavor, and plan to make a new video about it.  Between all of that, I didn't get much done on Project Ghost Eagle this week, but that is still a high priority.  Anyway, this week I think I'll upload the video about the 3D printed primer inversion tray.
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February 5, 2021 Update: Project Ghost Eagle continues to be my focus.  This week I made good progress on design of the fire control group.  I also filmed a quick video following up on my study of practical accuracy and beginning to look specifically at the effect of optics on practical accuracy, and I recorded some footage for a video I plan to make about working with agates and other semi-precious rocks that I frequently find here in Idaho.  However, I'm still working on filming the agate study, and then I'll have raw video for about three episodes that I need to get around to editing.  Anyway, this weekend I think I will upload the video I made about building a solar dehydrator.
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January 30, 2021 Update: Well, aside from making an announcement video about the release of my audio book (which you've probably all seen by now) I spent most of my available time this week working on Project Ghost Eagle.  It is proving to be a challenging design project, but I guess that is to be expected.  I think I finally have the toggle designed the way I want it, and now I am turning my attention to the fire control group.  However, this weekend I think I will upload the video I made about my "Idahoan longrifle" bullpup muzzleloader.
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