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About notownkid

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    Aspiring Curmudgeon

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    South Woodstock, Vermont
  • Interests
    Hobby Blacksmithing, Historic research esp. Blacksmith shops and barns, tools, farming, trains, Military History.
    anything a retired country boy decides to have an interest in. Hunting, Competitive Shooting, Horses & Carriages, Travel.

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  1. Need some info.

    Welcome Dick to NEBS nice friendly group of people.
  2. Food Safe Bronze?

    maybe he wants to make Birch Beer?
  3. Jeep & Willy's Lovers...

    I have no pictures of them as they were just every day wheels to live with and work in Vermont, but I was fortunate to have grown up with Jeeps. my dad's Aunt was a very early Jeep Dealer and he worked for her. 2 of the Canaday Bros. of Ohio, Willy's owners had summer homes in our town. My first driving experience was a '46 cj we used as a service vehicle at my Dad's Dealership then came a '50 that we used to haul manure out from under a large livery stable then came a long line of many Jeeps all yrs 15-20 of them. until about '88. When cleaning out my folks house a few yrs ago we found some early brochures for jeeps one showing all the accessories that was offered. 3 pt hitches, power take off, rear belt pulley and other farming equip. Most people don't know it but during WWII 100s of Jeeps were flown into combat in all major airborne operations inside combat gliders and landed behind enemy lines. I know this as my Dad was one of these Pilots who flew these glider missions. I Always have wanted another Jeep but with Fiat owning them now and I've heard they are looking to sell it, it isn't going to happen unless I find an original somewhere I can afford. To me the Jeep is as American as Apple Pie.
  4. Hope you are still doing OK with it and healing well. Haven't been on here much to see your post Still on the walkabout or maybe should be drive about. Any report on the Fall NEBS meeting if you were able make it?
  5. Fall meet 2017

    guess I'll use the money to buy a couple powerball tickets, Good Luck Lou
  6. look up canedy drills on the net and I have found a # of nice pictures of rebuilt drills, when I had mine
  7. ox bow pins

    Just reviewed some pictures from the New England Blacksmiths "spring "fling" in Fryeburg ME in June. The Demonstrators made Ox Bow Pins and I note they were made from flat stock not round. Now after racking what remains of a memory I do remember that some of ones we used 55 yrs. ago were flat as well. the Demonstrators who live and work in "Ox Country" used a jig to form them but I failed to didn't get a picture for some reason. I have a picture of a pin but I'm electronics challenged to get it from phone camera to computer where I'm traveling at the moment. I know how important pics are.
  8. Almost there!!!

    Grill Carts are great, free beside the roads most weeks, I've used one for a compound miter saw for a number of yrs, moves around the shop as needed. Endless uses
  9. How y'all doin'?

    this is what I have, won it in a drawing at NEBs not sure if they still have?
  10. It followed me home

    Thanks for taking him in and not booting him to the curb like so many people would these days.
  11. Fall meet 2017

    And the good news is the Forging Raffle should be Wide Open for a winner, I'll be somewhere between AR & MO.
  12. Death in the Family

    So Sorry to hear Thomas in our thoughts and prayers
  13. Almost there!!!

    Threading, Tapping depends on the day, size of RR Spikes. I have some Mine spikes that threading would be easier than tapping, Gorilla Glue maybe, or drill hole in drawer frt. and then drive sq. spike into hole with glue works great.
  14. Almost there!!!

    Not that any blacksmith would but don't throw out the heads of the RR spikes. When you cut them off leave about 1 1/2 " stem, drill and thread the ends as they make fabulous Draw Pull handles.
  15. Deerfield Thumblatch

    Very nice! I passed through ODV last week, too late in the day to visit next time. Been saying that for 50+ yrs. I go by on the Interstate about 20 times a yr.