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Discussion in 'GENERAL DISCUSSIONS' started by Nels, Dec 30, 2016.
Yep, with Donald O'conner, he was quite the dancer also. Loved those movies as a kid. Mike
My Avatar, it comes from the 80's TV show, The A-Team.
i was a teenager when the show came out.
i was captured by the fact that with imagination and some education, things can be repaired or even made from the ruins of other things and save the day (even if only in some small way).
i employ these principles to keep hundreds of processing and packaging machines operational.
i am often the last help a machine will receive before it is deemed unfit for use.
i have raised the dead (machinery), too many times to count.
my moniker was given to me by my customers, i wear it proudly.
What an awesome thread. I am always interested in people's stories, and there are some really neat ones here. I sure wish I could meet all you guys in person, that would be a lot of fun.
I'm still waiting for someone to fess up to being in the Witness Protection Program. ROTFLMAO.
If I told you, I'd have to kill you.
I was heavily into riding in the Oregon sand dunes and got the nickname from one of my riding buddies. I went through a progression of faster and faster rides until my last, a turbo charged Hayabusa powered sandcar. It had 18" of wheel travel, weighed 950 lbs and had 300 hp, needless to say it was a fun ride. My avatar is my shop right after it was painted brown to match our house.
2volts was bestowed on me after a days trail riding on a KTM530 with electric start only and a dodgy battery and numerous push and tow starts.
My username is something that got onto some permit I got one time. Not quite my name/initials, not quite not my name/initials. Just stuck with me for some reason. My avatar, which I just added due to this discussion, is a cartoon image of my dog (the best dog in the world) "Wiley". He is one of those once in a lifetime dogs that got lost or abandoned and literally wandered into our lives a few years ago. He is keeping my feet warm as I write this. I even named my electronics consulting/design business after him "WileyLabs".
I fell in love with Minis in the 1960s and lusted after them for years until I finally found an very original 1966 1275cc Cooper S (The granddaddy of Minis). I have owned the car for over 35 years. It is the one on the right in my avatar. It is the first car that my youngest son ever drove, that is his vintage racer on the left in the picture. Unfortunately that car came to a very sad end at Road America. My son is currently building a replacement for it.
Cause I R 1.
In 1974 I almost bought a used Mini S in green. I so wanted that car but I was in the Navy and didn't have enough money. I think he was asking something like $1600-1800 which was a lot when you only made $400 a month. I ended up getting a 2002 MINI S with 7k miles in 03. It was one of the first MINI's that came into the USA. I still have it, the mileage is around 60K now.
firestopper = firefighter. This photo was taken by a young swing engineer that was filling in for our normal driver. These young guys keep their phones close at hand.
We where dispatched to "investigate order of smoke" around 1 am last winter. The dispatch was code 2 (normal traffic) and took us a good 8 minutes before we made the turn and saw the glow. Not unusual to be dispatched code 2 for a sniffer call as many folks burn wood in a fire place and given the time of day, no one actually called in a fire. Anyway, we stopped this from getting into the house but it was close.
The fuel tank was dumping and tires where blowing. My brand new probationary ff (his first fire) was trying his best but the gasoline made it difficult, in the the end I pulled a 40lb chemical extinguisher to extinguish the fuel fire while he worked on the interior. We where at the end of the hose you see pulled, the truck on fire was 2-3' away from the garage door.
My son and I race IMCA Modifyed and our number is 13. My avatar is a picture of the Jesel shaft rockers on one of our engines.
They are fun cars, both the old and the new ones. By the way, Thank You for your service.
My name comes from an old video game that I played when I was a kid called Road Rash.
My avatar is me on my road racing bike.
Years ago I didn't waste much time with haircuts or shaving on a regular basis. So I was nicknamed scruffy by my co workers.
Thanks scruffy. Ron
I am originally from NZ (Kiwi) and I now live in Canada, (Canuck) so Kiwi Canuck.
I used that name on a motorcycle forum many years ago and now I always use that name when I register as I can remember it.
BTW I'm on quite a few motorcycle related forums and some of them are great sites with pretty decent members but I got to say the members on this site are fantastic, and the overall level of co-operation and friendliness is one of the best I've seen.
I love that almost every single post is supportive and usually stays on topic, hard to achieve without great Admin support and like minded members.
I just added the Avatar picture just to prove that most people in Canada live in igloos including my family.
Quote:"I just added the Avatar picture just to prove that most people in Canada live in igloos including my family."
Yeah, that's kinda like saying everyone in Colorado smokes pot. Ohh! look!! there goes a bird! Cheers, Mike
User name is a good dog I once had. Avatar is my fav vehicle.
My user name was just something easy for me to remember and the avatar is a Kuraki milling machine that was picked because it was the only machining pic on my computer at the time. I try to keep things simple....
Nothing original here for me. First name and first initial of last name. I have the same username on all boards that I follow. I follow several canoing sites as well as woodworking. My avatar is a little different here tho.
One time I stopped at a tool supplier that we used and noticed this Starrett tool display on his wall. I mentioned that if he ever was going to sell it, please let me have a chance to purchase it. I would love to put it in my shop at the community college.
A few years went by and I got a call from him and he told me that he was going to sell the business and retire and asked if I want to buy the tools. He told me that he had to purchase all the tools when he got it, but the display case belong to Starrett. They sent it to him with all tools installed without glass in the door, I told him that yes I sure wanted to buy the tools, but would really like to have the display cabinet as well. So to make a long story short, he contacted Starrett and they sent him a letter that they had no record of the cabinet and it belong to him. I do have that letter.
I placed the tool display inside my shop at the college for several years until I had my iPod stolen from within my office. When I tried to get the college's insurance to pay something for the iPod, I was told that it was no good for personal items and I would have to turn it in under my own personal insurance. Needless to say the tool display came home ASAP.
Let's just say, it was a buy of a lifetime. $850. He told me that when he purchased the tools that the dealer's cost was $1000 for all of them.
I have a son that is now an Aerospace engineer and it will belong to him someday unless one of the grandkids become a machinist, moldmaker, or toolmaker.
Hi'Ya KevinL, would'ya have a bigger picture of the case of tools? I'm drooling over it now! LOL..
I made a little PowerPoint. The first picture is a little blurry as it is the same as the one to the left that has been compressed. https://www.dropbox.com/s/jqci2gb97noqsgs/StarrettDisplay.pptx?dl=0
In the bottom of the display I have two rust blocks that I recharge a couple times a year. Have also put into the display a copy of the Starrett Student Machinist Book as well as one of the Machinery's Handbook reproductions of their 1914 1st edition.
Thank You for sharing that. It's just beautiful!
I used to be an engineer on a tourists railroad that ran old steam logging locomotives. Since the slang term for an engineer particularly in the days of steam was a "Hogger" well...
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This was taken back in 1996 during one of our railfan photo events.
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I wok with a bunch of younger guys in their 20's They are always showing me stuff on the internet they find, since I have same sense of humor they do.
My wife would call it juvenile.
username is just my name My avatar is Tourettes Guy
I never fly up in the flight levels, but "FanMan" is for the powered paragliders (what some call buttfans) I fly. Also for my preference for antique fans instead of air conditioning. Many other forums I use my real name, but I decided to dilute my internet presence a bit lately.
As for my avatar, well, it makes sense to anybody who knows me...
Well my name is William and have been called Bill or Billy all my life. The H is the first letter of my last name and the 50 is for 1950 the year I was born.
Oh and the avatar is really me.
Well the KVT, in mine was from when my wife and I got married. Someone took the first initial from me my wife and my last name and put it on a set of glasses as a wedding present. Later we had some horses, and that was our registered Brand. Now after 36 years is it just kinda stuck around. Full avatar, Have not really found any I like yet. Do Computers and network, was also a ethical hacker to test sites, and have done mechanics since I before I was in high school. Have now goit into the Hobby machining, Don't do much pictures and only have a few of my work, so Have not come up with anything to put. And my ugly mug with probably brake the site if it used it.