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On 9/7/2023 at 5:28 PM, td9inidaho said:

Well now Mike, one of my hobbies includes tracks too, care to join me 😁

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...Now, Mark...I am bringing this up again...merely to show you that there are a bunch of Kiwi's that do not mind a bit of snow.....in fact on one of the major South Island Ski Fields.....1600  souls braved the slopes  in what is called the  "'Polar Bare ""   event...however, because Australia is really a country of  '' Wall to wall....sweet F all''   when it comes to snow falls, 85% of the 1600  souls , were, in fact Australians....

Picture enclosed...:unsure:...for your gratification.......:mellow:

Mike

.(.....and, Skiing  is a form of recreation or hobby......I happen to like old Lever guns and  tractors........ )

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I make/fix things ;IMG_0310.thumb.jpeg.c742bc0e7c4941a370cab224ff6a1ca2.jpegIMG_0311.thumb.jpeg.e39d277aadea835eb96edce097086859.jpeg

My fire tools, model of my hand in .375” stainless.

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I love to ride but the places to do it keep getting farther away.

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I do all I can to make sure this guy has the best chance of getting air born . He is a very Grand Son.

 

 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, just Dave said:

I make/fix things ;IMG_0310.thumb.jpeg.c742bc0e7c4941a370cab224ff6a1ca2.jpegIMG_0311.thumb.jpeg.e39d277aadea835eb96edce097086859.jpeg

My fire tools, model of my hand in .375” stainless.

IMG_0743.thumb.jpeg.c079f7fdf6da94e6d837797115df6264.jpeg

I love to ride but the places to do it keep getting farther away.

IMG_0283.thumb.jpeg.c75a4ea522bafd89ce8ccf63bdf8bdc0.jpeg

I do all I can to make sure this guy has the best chance of getting air born . He is a very Grand Son.

 

 

 

 

 

I HAD that exact pedal plane when I was about his age!!!!!!!!!

I forgot all about it.

WOW😵

Mike

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On 9/8/2023 at 10:25 PM, mikem said:

I HAD that exact pedal plane when I was about his age!!!!!!!!!

I forgot all about it.

WOW😵

Mike

That belonged to my Aunt Rosalee, I rode it as a kid, so did her kids and grandchildren. Her brother, my Dad was an airline Machinist before the war and started with TWA in 1946. I think that might  have swayed her ask me one day if I would like to take it home with me. I couldn’t have been any happier with a diamond or gold.

It is hard to keep a belt on the propeller. You have to take stuff apart to get an o ring on it. I’m currently using a fine braid copper wire spliced…… not bad.

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3 hours ago, just Dave said:

  Dad was an airline Machinist before the war and started with TWA in 1946. 

Was your Dad in K.C ?

My uncle started there after the war also. Retired as an inspector, pretty sure on the engine line in 1967

 

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Tinkering with Red tractors is hands down the #1 for me. 

Woodworking would be the runner up , I was lucky to work part time in a furniture shop for several years and learned many tricks of the trade. A few pictures … 2.5” walnut from a tree in my uncle’s backyard turned into a dining table - he jokes it could be used as a hurricane shelter , it’s not light. 

Coffee table I rushed to get built for Christmas one year, didn’t have time to stain it - hard maple from our own bush.

I bought a bunch of odds and ends plexiglass scraps at an auction and pumped out picture frames for a while like no tomorrow. Even a few favourite vintage ads made it up on the wall. 

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22 hours ago, junkandcattle said:

He was in Kansas City to start . In the early 50 s many TWA employees were leased out to Saudi Arabia to star t up their National airline. My dad was in charge of setting up their machine shop in Jedda. My parents spent many years there and moved back to KC when I was young in 65.

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