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Prototype Bolt-Action Bullpup Rifle

As shown in this video, I built a proof-of-concept bullpup chassis for a bolt-action rifle, specifically a Savage model 110 in 7mm magnum. TheIdahoanShowIdaho was one of the last continental US states to be settled and, more so than some parts of the US, the culture of Idaho still retains a frontier spirit of self-reliance. […]
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07:00

Improvised AR-15 Magazine Spring

This video documents how I made a functional AR-15 magazine spring from scrap high-carbon steel strapping material. TheIdahoanShowIdaho was one of the last continental US states to be settled and, more so than some parts of the US, the culture of Idaho still retains a frontier spirit of self-reliance.  As host of TheIdahoanShow on YouTube, […]
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07:39

Leaf Spring Targets: A Cheap Alternative to AR500

This video documents my testing of a leaf-spring target. This is just one data point, but so far it looks like leaf springs may actually compare favorably to AR500 for small, general-purpose steel targets. TheIdahoanShowIdaho was one of the last continental US states to be settled and, more so than some parts of the US, […]
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07:35

Beta Pattern Muzzleloader “Tacticool” build

This is another video I made about finishing out a beta-pattern muzzleloader, but this time I took a very different approach. Instead of blueing the steel and making a hardwood stock I powder-coated the metal and made a stock out of tubing wrapped with paracord. TheIdahoanShowIdaho was one of the last continental US states to […]
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09:34

Beta Pattern Muzzleloader kit build demo

In this video, I demonstrate one method of building a finished muzzleloader using the Beta-pattern “90% kit” from Atomic Rifling and Creative Operations LLC. TheIdahoanShowIdaho was one of the last continental US states to be settled and, more so than some parts of the US, the culture of Idaho still retains a frontier spirit of […]
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05:07

Homemade Case Trimmer

This video is an overview of how I machined a case trimmer. The design is not much different than most of the conventional case trimmers on the market, but it works. TheIdahoanShowIdaho was one of the last continental US states to be settled and, more so than some parts of the US, the culture of […]
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02:22

Making Flat Springs

Flat springs are frequently required in gunsmithing and gun-building projects. While this short video doesn’t get into the specific gunsmithing applications, it does provide an overview of one method of making custom flat springs out of readily-available steel strapping. TheIdahoanShowIdaho was one of the last continental US states to be settled and, more so than […]
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10:22

DIY Steel Targets

In this video, I present the two styles of homemade steel targets that I have used, and talk about how I built them and how they worked. TheIdahoanShowIdaho was one of the last continental US states to be settled and, more so than some parts of the US, the culture of Idaho still retains a […]
Youth Tomahawk Scabbard Project
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02:11

Youth Tomahawk Scabbard Project

This is for my grandson. I want him safe carrying it around, so here is the project nearing completion. I hope everyine realizes that supervision is always the right thing to do with kids with this sort of thing! But it can be fun and a way to learn a new skill too! Sigurd the […]