Author Archives: Gordon Buck

Fixing the Mute Switch on the iPhone 7+

My iPhone 7+ is subject to being accidentally muted. This problem is easily solved with a small piece of tape but, frankly, that looks a bit tacky. I’m working on some new designs and have developed prototypes. Which one looks best? … Continue reading

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KWA M226 (Sig P226 Replica)

KWA is a manufacturer of airsoft guns. More specifically, KWA manufactures very accurate replicas of real firearms – both rifles and pistols.  I have several of their products and like them very much.  My latest is their replica of the … Continue reading

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My Craftsman Tool Box

When I was a Junior in high school, my parents gave me a set of Craftsman tools. I still have them; in fact, I still have all of them.  One day my dad put my young son up to asking … Continue reading

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Handgun Safeties

  I’ve made and posted a video about various safety mechanisms used in hand guns. Now, I’m no expert on guns – not even an Internet Expert.  In fact, much of what is shown was unknown to me until relatively recently.  … Continue reading

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GoFundMe for John Crane Employees in Baton Rouge

I worked for John Crane Inc. for 28 years and retired nearly two years ago.  The “Great Flood of 2016” has affected a number of my previous co-workers but, fortunately, not me.  A fund has been established to help the … Continue reading

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The Great Flood of 2016

http://www.thecreole.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/apfloodzone.pdf First of all, my family and I are OK; in fact, relatively unaffected.  We didn’t even lose power or cable/internet service.  ATT Wireless was out of service for about a day but our land line was working.  We are … Continue reading

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Schofield #3 Top Break Revolver

I enjoy collecting and shooting airgun replicas of real pistols. My most recent addition is the Schofield #3 top break revolver. About 1870, Smith & Wesson developed a top break revolver. An Army Ordnance officer, Major George W. Schofield of … Continue reading

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Michael Reichmann (1945 – 2016)

The internationally renowned photographer, writer and founder of the website Luminous-Landscape, Michael Reichmann, has died at the age of 71.  More information, condolences and remembrances can be seen at the following sites: https://luminous-landscape.com/sad-day-luminous-landscape/ http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/blog_index.html http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2016/05/20/photography-world-loses-an-artist-visionary-and-mentor-michael-reichmann-di

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The Great Ramen Noodle Salad Experience

Growing tired of my own cooking, I’ve been searching for new – preferably healthy – dishes.  I recalled a salad that my sister, Kathy, made a few years ago and asked for the recipe.  She said it was easy so … Continue reading

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Loading the 12 Shot Uberti Cattleman

The Uberti 1873 Single Action Cattleman is a replica of the famous 1873 Colt Single Action Army (SAA) revolver that became known as the Peacemaker. Whereas the original Colt held 6 rounds of .45 caliber cartridges, this particular Uberti replica … Continue reading

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