OK GUYS & GALS! WHAT DID YOU GET FOR CHRISTMAS?

  • Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.
SMF is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
My Christmas was full of smoking accessories. I got a thermapen, heat resistant gloves, an AMNPS tray, some summer sausage casings, wood chips, a ginormous meat cleaver, and a pretty cool bbq t shirt that my sister in law custom made for me.
 
OK then! Show us some meat on the table.

J/K... 
biggrin.gif
- Awesome gifts for you, have fun  
icon14.gif
 
Thanks Red!  I will definitely self-publish the novel once I finish the detail work.  My test readers have given me great feedback, the best being "I couldn't put it down!"  They only had about 1/3rd of the book. 

I've been writing for decades; stories I share with my wife.  When laid off I took one of her favorite stories and turned it into the novel. 

Writing has been a fun experience.  The plot and characters, twists and turns have been central in my thoughts since February.  Imagine watching a continuous mental movie, 24/7, where you could change the script or scenes at will, making improvements.  I often woke up and headed right to the computer.  Some question I had about the plot, or some plot hole I missed, would be right in front of me as soon as I awoke in the morning.  I could go back and change a couple words, or add a sentence, and everything would gel. 

At times I felt like the book was writing itself.  Even though I had an outline, I'd be writing a scene and some character or action would spew out my fingertips, appearing on the monitor.  I'd look at the words and say, "Why the hell did you write that?"  Several chapters later I'd need that character and scene to tie the plot together!     

I'll keep you posted Red.  Now, back to what folks got for Christmas!

Please keep us all in the loop, Ray! Sounds like something I'd like to read as well.
 
Picked up my Christmas present today. Cabelas has been holding it for me. It's a two hour drive one way so I had to wait until I was going that way.

Fortunately it's between the beach and me and I'm now at the beach!

Pietta 1858 New Army black powder pistol. This is going to be fun!

ecd1db73123e56204885c74a571044fb.jpg





Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
  • Like
Reactions: bdskelly
Picked up my Christmas present today. Cabelas has been holding it for me. It's a two hour drive one way so I had to wait until I was going that way.

Fortunately it's between the beach and me and I'm now at the beach!

Pietta 1858 New Army black powder pistol. This is going to be fun!

ecd1db73123e56204885c74a571044fb.jpg





Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
That looks like a lot of fun indeed. I am a bit jealous. Enjoy yourself and be careful.
 
I got a week off from work and a new MES40 Gen1 to begin my smoking adventures!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years! :)
 
That looks like a lot of fun indeed. I am a bit jealous. Enjoy yourself and be careful.

Thank you!

No worries, we've been shooting BP since I was a young sprout!

We have a group here that meets up once a month to shoot.

I only have the reproduction guns. Most have the real thing.
 
I only have the reproduction guns. Most have the real thing.
I used to shoot skeet back in the 60s and for holiday fun everyone would bring in their antiques. We set up chairs at each of the eight stations, with a gun on each chair. When it was your turn, you'd pick up the gun, load it and shoot. I always worried about it, however, because the old man told me that old metal castings were sometimes brittle, and the chamber might crack. I then got very worried. Also, we had a lot of misfires with these ancient guns, and there is nothing more unnerving than having a loaded gun that is stuck, and trying to unload it.

So, I too would go for the reproductions.
 
Thank you!

No worries, we've been shooting BP since I was a young sprout!

We have a group here that meets up once a month to shoot.

I only have the reproduction guns. Most have the real thing.
LOL Bought my first one back in 1977.  And bought a Walker last year. KaBoom!!

Great fun.  Thats an awesome piece Case.  A different way to make smoke! b
 
LOL Bought my first one back in 1977.  And bought a Walker last year. KaBoom!!
Great fun.  Thats an awesome piece Case.  A different way to make smoke! b

They are fun to shoot! I like the Walker and will at some point add one to my collection.

Not sure when I'll get to shoot this one. We're looking at highs in the teens all week. Lows in the negatives. I need a heated shooting shack!
 
Got myself a Winchester Model 90 pump with an octagon barrel that shots .22 shorts for $150 bucks.
yahoo.gif
Looking at getting a Lee-Enfield Mk4 no.1 .303 British, or Rem 11-48 in 16 gauge next. Nothing new on the smoker or smoking gear
th_crybaby2.gif
 
As I previously mentioned in this thread one of my Christmas gifts was a chicken drumstick and wing hanger. I used it a few weeks ago but i had difficulty getting the pics off my phone. now i have them off my phone and i can show it off a little.





Its nice to have a wife willing to buy you smoking toys!

Happy Smoking,

phatbac (Aaron)
 
A utility cart for the MES

A Smoky Joe for a WSM mini build

A cast iron tortilla press

A large industrial injector

Now I wish I would have asked for a black powder pistol...

Still like to find a Thompson .45 Patriot to go with my Seneca rifle of the same caliber. FUN!
 
I hear you. It all depends how it feels and sounds to the player. I've had a dozen or so acoustics in my 40+ playing years. Most got damaged, some stolen. I had my Kamen Matrix since 1981, but it got killed just before Christmas. I have a badly damaged American made Ovation Balladeer 12 string in the closet. It'll cost at least $700 (just for the parts) to get it fixed, bridge pulled off and tore the hell out of the top, needs a complete new face. I may get it repaired someday, who knows. I played a really nice playing Alvarez 12 string a couple of years ago in a pawn shop in Hawaii.  They couldn't tell me the year so I countered with "then how do yo know what it's worth?" They wanted over $600. for it, but I didn't want it to get damaged on the flight back home.
 
 
I hear you. It all depends how it feels and sounds to the player. I've had a dozen or so acoustics in my 40+ playing years. Most got damaged, some stolen. I had my Kamen Matrix since 1981, but it got killed just before Christmas. I have a badly damaged American made Ovation Balladeer 12 string in the closet. It'll cost at least $700 (just for the parts) to get it fixed, bridge pulled off and tore the hell out of the top, needs a complete new face. I may get it repaired someday, who knows. I played a really nice playing Alvarez 12 string a couple of years ago in a pawn shop in Hawaii.  They couldn't tell me the year so I countered with "then how do yo know what it's worth?" They wanted over $600. for it, but I didn't want it to get damaged on the flight back home.
Yeah. I've played $3k+ acoustics that felt terrible (most Martins out of the box) and $150 dollar ones that were wonderful. It's all down to the craftsman who made it that day and the person who sat it up after the fact. My wife's Laguna 3/4 Lil' Brat is still the best feeling guitar I've ever seen and played new out of the box and it's a <$250 guitar. If it weren't a 3/4 scale guitar I might have had to "borrow" it permanently. Whoever set it up at the factory has a real love for guitars.

I've only had 5 acoustics in the ~10 years I've been playing. I have my starter guitar an Epiphone AJ-100CE, a 1939 National Style O Resonator that was my grandmother's, my Taylor T5 Koa, a Laguna LG300CE (my upgrade from my starter guitar), and my Yari 12 string that was a gift from a very dear friend who passed away almost 4 years ago.

I have everything from ~$200 to ~$2.500 guitars and the one that fits me best is the Laguna that was ~$300. I love all of them but if I'm just chilling and playing it's the Laguna that comes out of its case.
 
SmokingMeatForums.com is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

Latest posts

Clicky