Anachronist58

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    In a Strange Land......

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    Alpine, California, and Santa Barbara County
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    Blacksmithing, Hammering, Bucking, Metals, Music, Mineralogy, Elutriation, Foundry, Pottery, Panning, Shooting,7.62 x 39, 7.62 x 54, Science, Humanity, Industrial Anthropology

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  1. I am sitting with my brother. David Loy Taylor Born March 23, 1954. Passed at 3:47 p.m. today. They are letting him stay in his bed so family can visit with him. Thanks to All.
  2. WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS. Still smack in the middle of this property mess, and my eldest brother is getting ready to pass into the next world. Friends and Family have been banging our heads against the wall, trying to get him to control his diabetes. Now he is in ICU, and I hate to say on an irreversible downward slide, but that is the reality of it. Was last conscious Friday afternoon. Thanks all, bear with me if I do not reply promply to this thread - Family is on the watch for now. Prayers, thoughts, and intentions appreciated. Robert and Sheila Taylor
  3. Okay, I guess I have to locate mine - definitely a lockwire tool, mine was... Robert Taylor
  4. I have a Sargent tool that looks just like that, and it is emphatically an aircraft lockwire spinning tool. Sargent is still manufacturing high end hydraulic components and systems for Aerospace and the military. Robert Taylor
  5. I may come out in person to hear you out. Medical has recommended that I travel as an adjunct to my recovery. But yes, we have found an agent, and will have to fail the first inspection in order to get the "special" underwriter. It is strange beyond imagination, but can not be discussed on the open Forum. PM is just fine. May happen sooner than you think - see above. To Every Single Person who has replied to this thread: And to Every Single Person who has read this thread, and has in some way related - I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am continuing to struggle. But I am wiggling ferociously, and as the mud fills my gills, I see the rain is coming. My disability insurance came through, and because of my previous high-wage jobs, it may as well be a king's ransom. We have been subsisting on much less, for nearly a year. I still have a ways to go before I am whole, but I think that we are getting a leg up. Robert and Sheila Taylor
  6. Exactly like that! I believe that I may have seen that one - location?
  7. I really like that. Great walk around presentation. Robert Taylor
  8. Go check your headlights - I think they are running low on kerosene! Oh, like the ones in use in California, 1850's - 1900's - I hope there were not too many styles in that bracket. Typically, one to four two pawl actuators on an inline shaft to raise, then drop the stamp(s). Just finished perusing images of Agricola's tome - mind boggling! What is the pitch (TPI) on your screw press?
  9. I have been trying to work out a way to cheat the mechanical limitations of these hammers - I want three inches of heel stomp to translate into fully efficient repetitive hammer blows. I you have ever watched an old ore stamp mill in operation, that would be the closest analogy I have, at present. Would the escapement principle satisfy? In other words, my 3" foot stomp would accelerate, or throw, the "linkless" actuator upward. I have already envisioned the completed escapement cycle. Thoughts? I this gets me egg on my face, I prefer mine scrambled. Robert Taylor
  10. That is some beautiful iron. Sometimes posts get lost in the high traffic on this site, glad that I tabbed it. Hard to get info on this tool: There are no less than three ACCO's that come up, and two are American Chain Company, but completely separate enterprises (I think?) Have you any further thoughts/observations, concerning that one bald jaw? Good luck, Robert Taylor
  11. 2013 was a terrible year, topping off ten terrible years. And the year that I joined this Family. So, fully on board with your sentiments Hang Ten Brother! Robert Taylor
  12. We pray for peace and comfort for you and those who have loved, and no doubt, continue to love your mother. You continue to be in our prayers, Robert and Sheila Taylor
  13. And yes, I am interested. Used to sell for (some models) $50 - $100, including bayonet and other goodies. Nice weld pass on that one.
  14. CGL, Mom is 83 and Dad is 87. You and yours are in out prayers and intentions. Robert and Sheila Taylor
  15. Do you fold, as well as shear, on that thing? Beautiful machine, by the way. Biggest thing I have is a '45 Mosin carbine, 7.62 x 54, I can barely tolerate the recoil from THAT. Y'all have pulled out everything but the 20mm! Robert Taylor