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  1. Chris M
    06-07-2010 06:04 PM
    Chris M
    Where have I been? Wow... Lots of things going on in Chrisland recently. I'll make a post about it for all to see shortly.
  2. Biff
    06-07-2010 05:43 PM
    Biff
    Hey Chris, Happy Birthday. Where you been man???
  3. Tim
    06-07-2010 06:49 AM
    Tim
    Happy Birthday. Long time no talk.
  4. Chris M
    11-16-2009 02:02 PM
    Chris M
    LaSalle is about 45 minutes or so from me.

    Hey, I'm 46 dude! It all depends on how much time in service you had prior to getting out. The cutoff age is now 35, but for prior service, they subtract your time in service from your age to determine if you're eligible. Mine comes in at 31 so I'm still good to go.

    I really don't know what's happening right now, I took my physical a week ago and am expecting results at any time. The only difference this time around is that I'm getting into the Air Guard and I was previously Army. I was always jealous of the housing and meals the guys in blue had, so I'm giving it a shot. I'm trying to become a C130 Loadmaster so hopefully my days of crawling and sleeping in the dirt are over. That was fun when I was in my 20's and 30's, but at age 46 it's not as attractive especially when I can get the same retirement for spending the majority of my time flying instead of being out in the field on an artillery firing line.
  5. metaldad
    11-15-2009 09:24 AM
    metaldad
    Glad you're doing better. Surgery on any joint/body part sucks. I hope The Guard works out. I've been considering re-enlistment myself, I haven't told my wife and I don't think anyone will take me at 42. I hope you'll be sticking around the forum. How far is Bloomington from Lasalle? I work for Con-way freight now and I'm always getting sent to the Lasalle re-ship terminal off route 6. I'm there just about every night.
  6. metaldad
    11-14-2009 01:03 PM
    metaldad
    Chris! Where ya been!? So much has been goin' on lately! I've been posting video and got meet Alan, Spins, hit in the speedbag truck and check out Foreigner. You would have had a blast! Hope everything is ok!
  7. Tim
    06-07-2009 05:00 AM
    Tim
    Happy birthday Chris !!!!
  8. Chris M
    01-22-2009 09:14 AM
    Chris M
    I used a bandsaw, but you could just as easily use a jigsaw. When you get done cutting it out, don't worry if it's not nice and perfect, take a sander with about 100 grit paper on it and smooth it out so it's nice and round. If you want to put a nice finishing touch on it, take a router with a 1/4" roundover bit and smooth out those edges. Then you're ready to put a finish on it. You may want to hit the whole board with a sander with 100 grit really well, then go up to 220 and you'll be set.
  9. Kyle
    01-22-2009 08:52 AM
    Kyle
    and what tool do u use to cut it out?
  10. Kyle
    01-21-2009 12:53 PM
    Kyle
    hey chris, i was just wondering how u cut such a perfect circle when you made your speed bag drum? i cant find the pre cut circles at any hardware stores around me. So i was wondering how you made yours so i can just buy some wood and make something similar.

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  • About Chris M
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    Bloomington, IL
    Interests
    Speed bags, fishing, guitar, woodworking, fitness, and boxing!
    Favorite speed bag brand and size
    Everlast, 10x12, 8x11, 7x10, 6x9 :D

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