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Re: [cw_bugs] Re: what makes bugs so fun?

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  • Kate Hutton
    Jason - I know what you mean about the swing. As you know, I m less than 1 yr on CW. I m learning to do the slow traffic net & there is one NCS who
    Message 1 of 38 , Dec 10, 2009
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      Jason -

      I know what you mean about the swing.  As you know, I'm less than 1 yr on CW.  I'm learning to do the slow traffic net & there is one NCS who apparently uses an unweighted bug.  Slow means a lot of Farnsworth & a lot of swing.  As yet, I cannot check in when he's up, because I cannot follow him.  I suppose my ear will catch up eventually, but for now it's a problem.

      A friend of mine lent me a custom weight that he made, which does slow my Original down to 15 WPM & it sounds as good as I can make it sound, which does need improvement.  I have Extendadot coming in the mail at this moment.

      I find bugs a challenge to learn, but they are fascinating nonetheless.  I can see how people turn into collectors.

      Kate KD6HTN

      On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 7:25 AM, Jason Hissong <jhissong@...> wrote:


      I recently aquired a 1946 Deluxe Blue Racer (just love those little guys) and my first Junior!  I have been doing CW now going on 12 years and I learned to not like bugs.  I thought that the extreme swing heard in some fists were hard to copy and irritating.  Then when I joined SKCC, a discussion started up about bugs and peaked my interest.  I found that one does not need to have a large swing to using it.  I also found out that you can make some great sounding code on a bug.  So I borrowed a 1940's era Lionel J36 bug.
       
      I now have 7.  My next bug will be a clover-leaf style Blue Racer if I can find one.  And I too want to get a Zephyr.
       
      Jason N8XE

      On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 9:49 AM, ke5pwleric <holmeseric19@...> wrote:
       

      That's Cool Jack, I know you have fun with all of them. I am Only 28 Years old Jack, This might turn out to be an incredible collection someday :-) I usually give myself a Bug Budget from what i make at work, i can usually afford a Bug a month :-) if i find one i like. i really like the ww2 era, and some pre war era bugs. That's what i look for. I do like to have the odd models also, Like the junior, i have one in my collection, I am still trying to find a Zepher at the right price and condition. I am Glad for those HECKLERS too HI HI. I should make them pay for my bug addiction though :-) 73'..



       




    • David Ring
      The best hone for a straight razor is found in woodworking shop - one of those white ceramic stones.  Very high grit. Just remember NEVER shave against the
      Message 38 of 38 , Dec 13, 2009
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        The best hone for a straight razor is found in woodworking shop - one
        of those white ceramic stones.  Very high grit.

        Just remember NEVER shave against the growth of the beard with a
        straight razor (don't shave in the direction you can feel the bear)
        otherwise, you will have a red face.

        I cried when they discontinued Palmolive Lather (not the "Brushless")-
        it was excellent - now I have to import it from Europe - it is still
        made in Belgium - and that one has Palm Oil (as in Palm-Olive) which
        the cheap USA product lacked (sadly).  The Belgium PalmOlive Lather is
        much better than the old USA stuff.

        I shave with straight (open razor) razor made with Solingen steel - no
        more tortoise handles thought - save the turtles!

        :-)

        DR

        On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 4:51 PM, <k4oso@...> wrote:
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        > Then you'll have to learn to hone it, strop it, and trickiest of all...use it!  Good luck, and remember the styptic pencil and toilet tissue trick. :-)
        > Milt k4oso
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        > In a message dated 12/12/2009 11:02:35 AM Eastern Standard Time, jhissong@... writes:
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        > I actually want to get an old razor
        > too..
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        > I am weird.. :)
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        > Jason N8XE
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