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  1. 6 points
    It Was Al B

    Eating in the Fifties

    I was eating GI food in the 50's. You could still buy raw, whole milk with 2.3% minimum butter fat, and, it was delivered to your door.
  2. 4 points
    honesttjohn

    Mini Production Project

    Had an order for 30+ backers that a brass plate would affix to. I never made 30 of anything before so it was a learning experience. This is what they had to look like. Of course, that's not a shape included with Aspire so a quick email entitled "Help" was sent to MEBCWD. Once the file was made (rather easily and quickly) I cut a 4' - 1 x 12 poplar glued up board from Menards in half, put the two pieces together, let the program copy and line up the rows and columns with it's array copy feature. Saved the file and hit go. Repeated the process 3 times and we had 36 identical plaques. Could have done it in two cuts of 18 each but was unsure of the layout so I chose to do it in 3 cuts. Cut the tabs and popped them out. Ready to sand and finish. Stained and polyed ready to ship!!!
  3. 4 points
    Cal

    WARNING: Don't Look at This...

    @Grandpadave52 - there were some mighty interesting numbers in all that. I honed in on manufacturing jobs now vs year 2000 and median income now vs 2000. Like it or not Al, our generation (and our parents) are responsible for most of that. Somewhere along the way the notion was hatched that the government could spend without the ability to pay. Instead, the concept that buy today and tomorrow will take care of itself through "growth" took hold. Very much like a pyramid scheme - and it has been going on for about as long as I can remember. Actually longer - my memory is getting shorter! Hope I haven't slid off into no-no politics here...
  4. 4 points
    Grandpadave52

    Melting Block Puzzle

    Internet still blocks some images
  5. 4 points
    HARO50

    Eating in the Fifties

    Me too! AND drinking coffee! John
  6. 4 points
    Grandpadave52

    Eating in the Fifties

    I started eating in the 50's and haven't quit since
  7. 3 points
    Gene Howe

    A moving tribute

    Subject: Fw: AN AIRLINE CAPTAIN'S REPORT.....a must read The American flag does not fly because the wind moves past it..... The American flag flies from the last breath of each military member who has died serving it." AIRLINE CAPTAIN - You will not regret reading this one. I Promise!! My lead flight attendant came to me and said, "We have an H.R. on this flight." (H.R. stands for Human Remains.) "Are they military?" I asked. 'Yes', she said 'Is there an escort?' I asked. 'Yes, I've already assigned him a seat'. 'Would you please tell him to come to the Flight Deck. You can board him early," I said... l A short while later a young army sergeant entered the flight deck. He was the image of the perfectly dressed soldier. He introduced himself and I asked him about his soldier. The escorts of these fallen soldiers talk about them as if they are still alive and still with us. 'My soldier is on his way back to Virginia,' he said. He proceeded to answer my questions, but offered no words. I asked him if there was anything I could do for him and he said no. I told him that he had the toughest job in the military, and that I appreciated the work that he does for the families of our fallen soldiers. The first officer and I got up out of our seats to shake his hand. He left the Flight Deck to find his seat. We completed our preflight checks, pushed back and performed an uneventful departure. About 30 minutes into our flight, I received a call from the lead flight attendant in the cabin. 'I just found out the family of the soldier we are carrying, is also on board', she said. She then proceeded to tell me that the father, mother, wife and 2-year old daughter were escorting their son, husband, and father home. The family was upset because they were unable to see the container that the soldier was in before we left. We were on our way to a major hub at which the family was going to wait four hours for the connecting flight home to Virginia. The father of the soldier told the flight attendant that knowing his son was below him in the cargo compartment and being unable to see him was too much for him and the family to bear. He had asked the flight attendant if there was anything that could be done to allow them to see him upon our arrival. The family wanted to be outside by the cargo door to watch the soldier being taken off the airplane. I could hear the desperation in the flight attendants voice when she asked me if there was anything I could do. 'I'm on it', I said. I told her that I would get back to her. Airborne communication with my company normally occurs in the form of e-mail like messages. I decided to bypass this system and contact my flight dispatcher directly on a secondary radio. There is a radio operator in the operations control center who connects you to the telephone of the dispatcher. I was in direct contact with the dispatcher. I explained the situation I had on board with the family and what it was the family wanted. He said he understood and that he would get back to me. Two hours went by and I had not heard from the dispatcher. We were going to get busy soon and I needed to know what to tell the family. I sent a text message asking for an update. I saved the return message from the dispatcher and the following is the text: 'Captain, sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. There is policy on this now, and I had to check on a few things. Upon your arrival a dedicated escort team will meet the aircraft. The team will escort the family to the ramp and plane side. A van will be used to load the remains with a secondary van for the family. The family will be taken to their departure area and escorted into the terminal, where the remains can be seen on the ramp. It is a private area for the family only. When the connecting aircraft arrives, the family will be escorted onto the ramp and plane side to watch the remains being loaded for the final leg home. Captain, most of us here in flight control are veterans. Please pass our condolences on to the family. Thanks. I sent a message back, telling flight control thanks for a good job. I printed out the message and gave it to the lead flight attendant to pass on to the father. The lead flight attendant was very thankful and told me, 'You have no idea how much this will mean to them.' Things started getting busy for the descent, approach and landing. After landing, we cleared the runway and taxied to the ramp area. The ramp is huge with 15 gates on either side of the alleyway. It is always a busy area with aircraft maneuvering every which way to enter and exit. When we entered the ramp and checked in with the ramp controller, we were told that all traffic was being held for us. 'There is a team in place to meet the aircraft', we were told. It looked like it was all coming together, then I realized that once we turned the seat belt sign off, everyone would stand up at once and delay the family from getting off the airplane. As we approached our gate, I asked the copilot to tell the ramp controller, we were going to stop short of the gate to make an announcement to the passengers. He did that and the ramp controller said, 'Take your time.' I stopped the aircraft and set the parking brake. I pushed the public address button and said: 'Ladies and gentleman, this is your Captain speaking: I have stopped short of our gate to make a special announcement. We have a passenger on board who deserves our honor and respect. His name is Private XXXXXX, a soldier who recently lost his life. Private XXXXXX's under your feet in the cargo hold. Escorting him today is Army Sergeant XXXXXX. Also, on board are his father, mother, wife, and daughter. Your entire flight crew is asking for all passengers to remain in their seats to allow the family to exit the aircraft first. Thank you.' We continued the turn to the gate, came to a stop and started our shutdown procedures. A couple of minutes later I opened the cockpit door. I found the two forward flight attendants crying, something you just do not see. I was told that after we came to a stop, every passenger on the aircraft stayed in their seats, waiting for the family to exit the aircraft. When the family got up and gathered their things, a passenger slowly started to clap his hands. Moments later, more passengers joined in and soon the entire aircraft was clapping. Words of 'God Bless You', I'm sorry, thank you, be proud, and other kind words were uttered to the family as they made their way down the aisle and out of the airplane. They were escorted down to the ramp to finally be with their loved one. Many of the passengers disembarking thanked me for the announcement I had made. They were just words, I told them, I could say them over and over again, but nothing I say will bring back that brave soldier. I respectfully ask that all of you reflect on this event and the sacrifices that millions of our men and women have made to ensure our freedom and safety in these United States of AMERICA. Foot note: I know everyone who reads this will have tears in their eyes, including me. Prayer chain for our Military.. Don't break it! Please send this on after a short prayer for our service men and women. Don't break it! They die for me and mine and you and yours and deserve our honor and respect. Prayer Request: When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops around the world... There is nothing attached. Just send this to people in your address book. Do not let it stop with you. Of all the gifts you could give a Marine, Soldier, Sailor, Airman, and others deployed in harm's way, prayer is the very best one. GOD BLESS YOU!!! Thank you all who have served, or are serving. We will not forget!!!!
  8. 3 points
    Smallpatch

    More doing the chess pieces

    Grooming something this small needs a jig so I turn the whole piece into a big jig large enough to hold on to. I screwed the Rook to be to a piece of 1/4" piece of BB. This let me hold it true for a cut on each side with the band saw. Then grind away till it matches the other one!! Used different wood so a little staining might help. I found something close. So I took it outside and shoot it with some clear to see if the color was still close after the clear Dried. I used maple and they had made the chess set with cedar. The lady thought only a few pieces with chips missing were all the set needed until the guy that got the set for Christmas let her know two pieces were missing... Now to get back to the End Of The Trail saga...
  9. 3 points
    LarryS

    Eating in the Fifties

    We used to have a Pepsi bottling company in our town. In fact I still some of the empty bottles in my garage.
  10. 3 points
    Cal

    I am shocked, shocked

    They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions; I wonder where the solar road leads to?
  11. 3 points
    LarryS

    Eating in the Fifties

    I was probably drinking some of the whole milk through my bottle in the early 50's. We used to have milk delivered to our house also.
  12. 3 points
    It Was Al B

    Deal of the year (seriously).

    Seems Grizzly should honor the error for any order made before the correction was made. It would be a terrific advertising plus for them.
  13. 3 points
    Grandpadave52

    Will be a project for 2018?

    I'll try...with my cold, I think a couple tubes are going out.
  14. 3 points
    Grandpadave52

    Harbor Freight Bench followup

    Something's not right with it...I know, you only have reloading equipment and supplies on it. Don't know how you get anything done in all that organization.
  15. 3 points
    HARO50

    Tabs on the Weather...

    I don't blame them, BUT..... only half? John
  16. 3 points
    LarryS

    Eating in the Fifties

    Hey!!!! That's when I started eating also!!!!
  17. 3 points
    Grandpadave52

    Eating in the Fifties

    That allowed for the 1oz+ of ice...Some places you didn't get it in a cup. Got it straight up. Either that way or out of the machine a Coke was 6 oz. for 5 cents, then doubled to 10c. You had to drink in place or pay a 2 cents bottle deposit. The bottles went back to the bottling plant to be washed and reused. Each bottling city had their name, state cast on the bottom of the bottle. We used to "draw" from the empty bottle cases to see who would buy cokes for the group. Usually went for farthest away. Our little 'ole County seat had a Coke bottling plant as did most. I took of tour a couple times in elementary school plus I had a great-uncle who worked there part-time along with his farming. "World of Coke" museum in Atlanta is a cool place to tour and go back in time...lots of free beverages at end of tour.
  18. 3 points
    DAB

    Harbor Freight Bench followup

    my reloading bench:
  19. 3 points
    steamshovel

    Eating in the Fifties

    When I sat down at the table we didn't talk unless it was to say pass all the leftovers, and my two brothers and I gave them a good home. Preston
  20. 3 points
    Smallpatch

    I was ordered to make 2 chess men

    I did some repairing on some pieces of a chess set before Christmas then the lady gave the set to a relative but he said there were two men short to be a full set. So yesterday I was given two men to go by.. I used all two of the knives and I could have used a few more but hey I don't do this for a living...I might have gotten more exact if I knew I was gonna get paid!!!!
  21. 3 points
    I have the HF dc, vented directly outside. Ahead of the impellers, I just stuck a 35 gallon metal trash can with a plastic cyclone lid similar to this one... It does an excellent job. I'd estimate that less than 15% of the finest dust accumulates outside. Woodcraft also has a Mini version that fits a 5 gal bucket.
  22. 2 points
    LarryS

    WARNING: Don't Look at This...

    It doesn't surprise me.. Only going to get worse before it gets better. Just don't get me started. This is not the place. Happy thoughts!!! Happy thoughts!!!! Happy Thoughts!!! O I feel better now!!!!
  23. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    Deal of the year (seriously).

    Better than on the 6 o'clock News or a milk carton.
  24. 2 points
    schnewj

    A moving tribute

    Thank you, Gene. this story only illustrates that a fallen soldier is not the only one who has sacrificed more then should be expected.
  25. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    Deal of the year (seriously).

    If the catalog came, can the planer be far behind?

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