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Why Did You Choose Your Username And Avatar?

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

  1. Jimsehr

    Jimsehr United States Active User Active Member

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    My avatar is a part I made . In a 1 inch cube is a 7/8 ball with a 5/8 inch ball onside the 7/8 ball then there is a 3/8 ball onside the 5/8 ball. Then I use my full name with no space between first and last name. All tools were hand ground and lapped by me.
    jimsehr
     
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  2. Subwayrocket

    Subwayrocket United States H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    One of my favorite amps is my 22 Cal Mesa , it's a great recording amp and can be heard on alot of 80's/90's albums you'd know ... Great amp but the channel switching was always a problem live. Then in the early 90's they came out with the Subway Rocket . It's basically two independent 22 Cal amps that go into the same power section (two EL84's) and independent control/switching. I've had so many amps thru the years but I always loved it's sound . Unless you wana lug a 70 pound Mesa Mark IIc , this amp will get you pretty much any sound from Led Zep , Sabbath, Stones, RATM, Pink Floyd, anything 70's/80's/90's and more . Avatar is a decal I like, I was Army 1987-94 , 52 Delta .
    -------2nd pic is mine , first pic is not -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Mesa.jpg Mesa88FenderHM.jpg
     
  3. jbolt

    jbolt United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I've been a general contractor for 32 years. Back in the 90's one of my framing carpenters pinned the name J-Bolt on me and it stuck. All my frame & trim crews and subcontractors called me that up until I retired form building. I do consulting work now and the general population doesn't get it so I went back to my given name Jay. Now I use the name on forums like these.
     
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  4. Wreck™Wreck

    Wreck™Wreck United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Wreck™ requires no explanation I suspect, the symbol marks a wreck on a nautical chart.
     
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  5. British Steel

    British Steel United Kingdom Active User Active Member

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    I didn't pick mine, I was under another name and the site glitched and deleted me, then the Admin gave me a new name on here! I quite like it, beats Corus or Tata steel...

    Dave H. (the other one, formerly Hopefuldave)
     
  6. Ben Nevis

    Ben Nevis United States H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    On most of the other forums I use my real name, Don Bunce, but since monikers were much more common here, I chose Ben Nevis, which is the tallest mountain in Scotland. Loosely translated, it means " the old man with his head in the clouds".

    My wife thinks that's an appropriate moniker.....

    Haven't got around to an avatar yet.
     
  7. Eddyde

    Eddyde Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    The Photo was taken by a friend of mine just after I finished restoring an Atlas drill press with a Commander tapping head.
    My user name is a compound of my first name "Eddy" and the beginning of my family name "de Laurot"
     
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  8. Bill W.

    Bill W. United States H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    The avatar is the family cat... better known as Kuku.
    The name is mine, had since the day I was born...
     
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    Waterlooboy2hp United States Active Member Active Member

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    I own a 1916 Waterlooboy hit & miss engine, rated at 2 horsepower. The avatar is my 3 stage 1964 Snow Shark snow blower, made by Moto-Mower. It has all chain drive. (No Belts)
     
  10. rwm

    rwm Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I am surprised you bothered to trademark it? Is whole name trademarked or just the word Wreck?!
    R
     
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  11. JimDawson

    JimDawson Global Moderator Staff Member Director

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    My name is....well, my name :)

    Since this is the ''Friendly Machinists Forum'' the ''smiling face'' of the motor housing on my 4th axis seemed appropriate.;)
     
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  12. vtcnc

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    vtcnc because I'm a born and raised Vermonter. CNC for obvious reasons. One thing led to another....

    One of my favorite writers on the topics of reason, logic and law is Lysander Spooner, well known for his views on government and a big influence on those who subscribe to peaceful anarchy or voluntarism. The "V is for Voluntary" avatar is a message of peace and love to achieve liberty rather than coercion and violence.
     
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    Fortis64 United Kingdom Iron Registered Member

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    My name and avatar are my lathe :)
     
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  14. T Bredehoft

    T Bredehoft Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Please PM me, my youngest son has shown an interest in Hit and Miss engines and I have no contacts for him.
     
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  15. master of none

    master of none H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I've enjoyed reading all the explanation behind everybody's avatar ,mine is Popeye saying what he always sez I yam what I yam and that reminds me that I'm not as good or bad as I tell my self just an averidge guy (keeps my ego in check). Rick
     
  16. gr8legs

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    Wearing a short skirt and ridiculously high heels I am regularly told I have great legs. Can't live forever so I enjoy it while I can :)

    The avatar is me.
     
  17. savarin

    savarin Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Savarin was a famous chef many years ago, I wasnt so that was the name I chose :laughing:
    My avatar is me going "YAY!"
     
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    682bear Reserved Active Member Active Member

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    The 682 comes from my old Beretta 682 Gold stack barrel shotgun that I shot sporting clays with for years ( I shoot a Krieghoff K80 now)... and Bear because it is my nickname among my sporting clays friends ( because I am a large, 'bearish' guy)... it is also the first 4 letters of my last name (Bearden).

    -Bear
     
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    12bolts Global Moderator Staff Member Active Member

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    I always thought it was a type of cake??
    Cheers Phil
     
  20. savarin

    savarin Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    It is, and very tasty as well. Soaked in rum syrup.
    savarin_with_chantilly_30509_16x9.jpg
    named after Brillat Savarin in actual fact he was a lawyer and more a gastronome than chef but he is more remembered for his quotes such as
    Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.
    The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star.
    A dessert without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye.

    to state but a few.
     
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  21. Martin W

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    Martin W is my name Martin William. My avatar is my 1988 Peterbilt. I am into old and antique trucks and equipment. I have always had an old truck since I was 20 years old or so. 1948 White WA14, 1966 GMC wrecker, 1968 International 2000D, 1978 International S model with 29 foot tandem trailer, 1948 Oshkosh snow plow.
    Martin W
     
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  22. 34_40

    34_40 United States A Most Active User Active Member

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    My avatar is my 34 Ford 3 window coupe. Ford called it the Model 40 ( both 33 and 34 are the model 40)
    So.. 34_40.
     
  23. terrywerm

    terrywerm New Member Liaison Staff Member H-M Supporter-Premium

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    My user name is a contraction of my first name and first four letters of my last name (there are ten more that aren't there) and my avatar is good old me. No, I am not a civil war re-enactor. The photo was taken at my niece's wedding where they had a camera set up on a tripod. There was a box full of hats there, all different kinds of hats. The idea was to put on a hat from the box, then stand in front of the camera and take your own photo using a remote for the camera. My niece tells me that it is her favorite photo of my wife and I. Obviously, I cropped the photo for use here.
     
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  24. jpfabricator

    jpfabricator United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    What hat did she wear?

    Sent from somwhere in east Texas by Jake!
     
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  25. aametalmaster

    aametalmaster H-M Supporter - Premium Content Staff Member H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I had a '33 Ford 3 window in '77. I really miss that car.

    I chose aametalmaster as when I first got online in 2000 I wanted metalmaster for ebay, but it was taken so I added the aa. Then I started using it for all of my forums I joined. My avatar is the dual pulley I make for the South Bend 9" and 10L lathes...Bob
     
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    terrywerm New Member Liaison Staff Member H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I don't have the original photo, as it is on a failed hard disk that needs to be sent off for data recovery (long story) but hers was a tall, furry, multicolored stove pipe hat, sort of like the Cat in the Hat, but in rainbow colors.
     
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  27. Mister Ed

    Mister Ed United States Active User Active Member

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    Well some of us here are old enough to remember that MISTER ED was a talking horse on TV. Since my first name is Ed, many of the folks at work call me Mister Ed. I do think they were referring to only the back half of the horse though.:rolleyes:

    As far as avatar ... well I guess for some reason I have never bothered with that here ... maybe I will change that.

    Well there ... finally an avatar for me. I mess around with restoring old farm windmills. It was because of this hobby that led me to purchasing a Logan lathe, followed by countless other metal working tools ... both large and small.
     
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  28. aametalmaster

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    Hi Ya Willllbur. I am old enough..Bob
     
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  29. Bill Gruby

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

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    Mr. Ed, I can remember Francis the Talking Mule. LOL

    "Billy G"
     
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  30. Ridjobradi

    Ridjobradi United States Swarf Registered Member

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    First, great topic and happy new year to everyone.

    Ridjobradi is red beard in Serbo-Croatian. I worked and lived in the Balkans for a while. My friends in the Balkans started calling me Ridjobradi and it stuck. I am big guy and have red hair and red beard.

    Sent from my SM-T330NU using Tapatalk
     

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