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  1. From the back, that's just its twin tails wagging in circles!
  2. Every needs a few vises.....and that's a nice one!
  3. On the list.....thoughts and prayers on the way
  4. Shape plays a role due to air resistance (drag) - Mythbusters demonstrated that a penny dropped the distance of the Empire State Building only achieved a maximum of 64.4 mph. However, dropped in a vacuum, it would go much faster. Skydivers falling with the bodies parallel with the ground are maxed out at around 125 mph or so - but if they go headfirst, they can get up to around 200 mph or so. There are competition skydivers who have reached up to 330 mph wearing the right aerodynamic stuff......the fastest skydiver was that guy that dove from 128,000 feet to break Kittinger's record. Somewhere up in the thin atmosphere, he reached a speed of 833.9 mph, because of little air resistance. He was the first person to break the sound barrier in free fall - they calculated it at Mach 1.24. However, as the free fall continued, as the air got thicker, he slowed down.
  5. Thank you, FrozenForge. I have seen ones with the letters on the other side of trademark, but the trademark has always been on the left. The one I saw today had the trademark on the right where the letters normally are.
  6. A guy at work today showed me a picture of what looks like a Colombian Anvil (it has the triangle with the C) that he is buying. I have two questions for this group about it. More about my curiousity than anything else. 1) the Columbia logo (triangle with the C) is on the right side of the anvil when looking down the length of the anvil towards the horn. I have seen 8 other Colombians, and I looked at a bunch of photos on the 'net, and the triangle logo was always on the left side. Has anyone else seen a Colombian with the triangle logo on the right? I did see some anvils with a simple letter "C" on the right, but all the ones with the triangle logo with the C in the center had it on the left. 2) The anvil looks like it has an approximately 1/2-3/4 inch faceplate on it. Again, based on what I've seen both in person and on the 'net, it looks like some Colombians appear solid and others appear to have a faceplate. Is it actually a faceplate or did Colombian only finish that much of the casting smooth? Thanks for any responses..
  7. Maybe the knife is well balanced.....
  8. Lee Sauder, Steve Mankowski, and Shel Browder are working on a sequel to "Ore to Axe" about how to make the steel they used. They realized that story needed to be told as well. I'm not sure what stage it is in right now, because I haven't talked to them in a bit. Ore to Axe is interesting to watch. Can't wait to see how to make steel!
  9. Just had to throw this in (great roller skate by the way). There was an actual wildcat cartridge with a .378 Weatherby necked down to .22. I love the name - .22 Eargesplitten Loudenboomer It was invented in the 1960s by P.O. Ackley to set a world record for firing bullets at over 5000 fps. It failed to reach the desired velocity, but got to 4600 fps with a 50 grain bullet and 105 grains of H570 powder.
  10. I had one that was missing the bottom shelf and grill piece. Sold it to a person that collected BBQ grills and wanted it a lot. I saw one in the box sell on EBay for something like $800. If I can find the pics of the one I had, I'll post them. I have heard that they started as a giveaway for the salesmen to have for special customers and then they got popular. Can't say with certainty though.
  11. Don't take a second cut to try and smooth things out.....these comments are getting rather raspy if you ask me.
  12. Prayers sent for the family. Sad situation.
  13. Thank you, Slag, I'll reach out to them.
  14. Thanks, Daswulf. That's kinda why I got it - I wanted to figure it out - the gradations are so odd. Got it for all of $3, so couldn't pass it up. If I do figure it out I'll let you know.
  15. Got this in a box of stuff. I believe it's for clockmaking but not sure Marked Brevete F & Co. About 6 inches in diameter Gradations spiral out from the center starting with 70 and ending with 590=32-5/8. Any ideas?