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Why Did You Choose Your Username And Avatar?

Discussion in 'GENERAL DISCUSSIONS' started by Nels, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. Nels

    Nels United States Founder Staff Member H-M Supporter-Premium

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    You guys sure have some interesting usernames .

    How did you choose them?
     
  2. cathead

    cathead Active User Active Member

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    I thought "Cathead" would be a cool name since it is referenced in machining books a lot. My avatar shows a cathead in use with
    a steady rest.
     
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    Cathead was already taken....

    My Avatar is a pic that my wife took when I was welding up the stair rail for our new home. I think the image has an artistic feel to it/looks cool.

    Robert
     
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  4. 7milesup

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    I used to fly jets for a living. 7miles up = 36,000 feet (or so). My Jeep's licence plate is FLTLVL. I'm sure you guys can figure that one out
     
  5. FOMOGO

    FOMOGO Puerto Rico Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    FOMOGO is a variation on Ford Motor Company logo, with the emphasis on GO. The avatar I changed just recently after my 2nd or thrird cocktail, just monkeeing around. Cheers, Mike

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  6. T Bredehoft

    T Bredehoft Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    My name was chosen for me by my parents. I worked on Catheads many years ago, 14" around, 12 inches long, armed with many carbide tools to rough cut inner and outer faces of disc brakes.
    I chose my avatar new 007.jpg in 1959 for my transportation. The picture was taken before 2010, when I retired the vehicle. It's still here, ready to go, but because of state licensing laws it can only be driven under certain circumstances and I don't participate in those circumstances any more for family health reasons.
     
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  7. 428Bird

    428Bird United States Iron Registered Member

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    I have a 1975 Firebird with a 428 cubic inch motor. 766472f68c76f62b210746929b1b3948.jpg

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S7 using Tapatalk.
     
  8. David S

    David S Canada Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I chose my user name because that is what my Mom named me and I like referring to people on the forum by real names.

    David
     
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  9. Bill Gruby

    Bill Gruby United States Global Moderator Staff Member H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Not well known but my given name is Bill, not William. The user name ,"Billy G" is how I feel., like a kid again. My avatar speaks for itself, I am a proud American.

    "Billy G"
     
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  10. jpfabricator

    jpfabricator United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Initials + what I love to do = jpfabricator
    My avatar is my favorite tool being used in its most useful manner!

    Sent from somwhere in east Texas by Jake!
     
  11. MozamPete

    MozamPete South Africa Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    A variation on Mozambique where I lived, worked for five years, met my partner and had my children - and my name Peter.

    Avatar is the spline I milled - probably the most complicated thing I had attempted at the time (which is not saying much) - and it worked so I was pretty proud of it.
     
  12. MozamPete

    MozamPete South Africa Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Move state and drive that beauty daily.
     
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  13. BGHansen

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    My name is Bruce Gene Hansen, so went with bghansen. Avatar is my org chart photo at General Motors. Probably should update it as it's 5-8 years old, lots more gray hair now.

    Bruce
     
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    I chose Sandia, as that is the little town we live close to. Real name is Robert Wayne, nick named Bob all my life.
    The Avatar was my passions all my life, old cars and street rods. Drove one all thru high school and built and owned them all my life. The pictured car was the last one, sold it to a great guy in Santa Maria, CA last July.

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  15. Whyemier

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    I chose my name 'cuz I never know where I am and what for. My avatar is prob'ly where I belong.
     
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  16. T Bredehoft

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    I'd re-license it and drive it, but I have a '55 State Sedan that is my go to town car, it's legal. More comfortable for my wife, too, not as low.
     
  17. silence dogood

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    I'd had always admired Benjamin Franklin. So I borrowed his user name as my own. In his case, Ben worked for his brother that he did not get along with. At night, Ben would pass his articles under the door signed by "Silence Dogood" and his brother would print them in his newspaper. I should use an avatar of Ben Franklin. just never got around to it. Silence Dogood AKA Mark
     
  18. oldboy1950

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    I'm old but still have a boys enthusiasm, especially when i discover something new to me.
    the avatar is my flagship antique machine, a hot air engine built about 1907.
    old iron forever !!
    Dan
     
  19. mmcmdl

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    Username was my small shops name for some 30 years . Avatar is a pic of my faithful Sheltie , "Roxy" ( the Princess) . After 7 years of chasing cars , she finally caught one and didn't fair to well . We miss her to this day .

    Below is a picture of Roxy's nephews , Cooper and Charlie , along with Holly who came from Massachusetts . They belong behind bars !! LMAO !!
     

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    Username: well, it's my name ;)
    Avatar: haven't found a good one yet.
     
  21. 12bolts

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    I was an offshore diver. The old style helmets were referred to by the number of bolts that clamp the neckring down. But I always sign off with my real name.

    cheers Phil
     
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    My username is just how I am. Avatar was because I couldn't think of anything better.

    Mike
     
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    When I joined the army in 1968 the drill instructors had a hard time with my last name, except for one Italian d.i. They used to call me Roy with the esses so I just use royesses. I only did 3 years years in the service but the name has stuck with me. In school in NY is was called Scucci, but my son, daughter and cousins also were called scucci.
     
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    AR. Hillbilly United States Active Member Active Member

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    I'm a Hillbilly from Arkansas
     
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    Back in my earlier years, probably when my dad moved us to Houston in 1965, the company he work for had several special machine tools that were built from surplus WWII ordnance equipment. They were old gun barrel drilling machines built by LeBlond Machine tool. Of course, they were stripped of any tooling capable of being used for gun barrel manufacturing. They took these machines and "soup them up" with higher spindle speeds, more horse power, BTA style tooling for trepanning deep holes in steel bars. These machine tools were referred to as "4GSR", for their size. LeBlond built these machines in sizes from a No. 1 all the way up to a No. 7 machine. The most popular was the No. 4 machine. If you contacted LeBlond about these machines, they would tell you that they have no recollection of ever building these machines!

    Anyways, moving forward to around 1977, I went to work part time, while in college, at a place in Houston that had a couple of these machines set up trepanning holes in steel bars. In three years I worked there I help rebuild/retrofit many of these old gun boring lathes. Again, the old LeBlond one's were the most popular to retrofit into trepanning machines. As I said, 4GSR, the "4" represents the machine size, BTW- these machines were built in lengths up over 100 feet long. The "G" represented gun drilling, The "S" indicated skiving, and the "R" indicated rifling, which some of the machines were originally equipped with the gear to "rifle" the gun barrels. That's where my handle originated from. Ken
     

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    Bob, I've been thru that little town, Sandia, a million times over the years, traveling from Alice to Beeville, later to Houston. I remember when the Sandia State Bank was robbed! Made the news of the Coastal Bend! I have a clan of relatives that live somewhere over on the south side of the lake. Seems like we always meet in Beeville when we have family gatherings.
     
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    Well- on another forum I haunt, there's a fella that goes by "Alphawolf45" that has a tag line to the effect that "A quality tool wears out; a cheap one Breaks. There are no exceptions."

    So "Dulltool" vs broken tool. 17 is my Birthday. The avatar is a pic of me in the Pertified Forest in NE New Mexico.
     
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    Hey Ken, not much to it is it. Actually I live about 8 miles from there on the south end of the lake. Barbon Estates to be exact. I recall the bank robbery back in the day. A very good gunsmith bought the building and hung his shingle. Does super work, been at it for 30 or 40 years I guess. Builds some beautiful custom rifles, in the 7 to 8K range.
     
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    In 1970 I got my private pilot certificate. I am a fool for propellers; hence the user name propfool.


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    12bolts, I am a sport scuba diver but somehow I am fascinated by old dive equipment. Were you using something like the Mark V diving dress?

    And BTW, my user name is just my initials plus the first 4 letters of my last name.
     

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