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Milk Crate Paper Towel Holder
by Johnny Bucy
Here's an easy way to keep paper towels organized, up out of the way,
and easy to tear off. Take an old plastic milk crate, zip-tie sections
of PVC tubing in the corners, and use the tubing to hold the paper towel
rolls. The milk crate also doubles as a way to transport the paper towels
and other cleaning items.
Good for holding
guns, mask and other equipment, this inexpensive rack can help keep things
out of the way at the campsite. Start with a standard piece of peg board
and cut it length-wise in half. Frame the back of each board with 2 X 2
pieces of wood, by inserting screws from the front. Be sure to make the
side framing pieces a little longer than the peg board in order to provide
legs which will keep the bottom of the board off the ground. Take the 2
framed peg boards and connect them at the top via standard door hinges,
making an A-frame type structure. A cable can be added to restrict the
opening distance, and various types of rubber feet can be found at hardware
stores to protect the wooden legs from ground moisture. To help protect
guns, slip pieces of rubber tubing over the metal pegs.
These pieces will run about 5 bucks at Home Depot. First, start with
the threaded rod. I use a 1/4"x 23" rod. That's plenty for a 16" barrel.
Put the first nut about 3-1/4" down one end. Then slide a nylon washer
on. The paint roller goes on next. Then the other nylon washer and the
last nut. The polish I would recommend is Mother's Aluminum Polish. When
inserting the roller into the barrel, it's a snug fit. Don't just shove
it. Work it in with your fingers. This will keep the foam from pulling
away from the plastic shaft to prolong the life of the tool. Also, you
might want to wrap a little tape around the threads to keep from scratching
the barrel. Remember, GO EASY. If you use Mother's, it cuts fast. Rinse
with cold water.
by Billy Goodman
An easy way to turn a blow-back semi-auto into a full-auto is to restrict the movement of the sear. However, before you spend time on this modification, be aware that most semi-autos cycle way too fast to be anything more than a blender. With some practice, you may be able to get off 1 to 3 round burst without breaking a ball, but not much more. The modification is simple - it only requires a small roll pin, piece of a nail, set screw or other correctly sized object be inserted in front of the sear pin.The object should be no longer than the width of the sear. This keeps the sear in a forward position where the trigger will be able to continuoisly engage it. As long as you hold the trigger down, the gun will continue to cycle.