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  1. The last couple days I have been working with one of my grandsons, he asked if I bring my bike over can we fix it up ? He is 14 and a really good kid so of course I said yes. Well it's a BMX type bike and was not in real bad shape, mostly bad tires a torn seat and a few scratches. I told him to do it right we need to take it apart completely and clean and just a general rebuild and might as well paint it while it's apart, kind of like we did when I was a kid. So we took it all apart with him doing 90% of the work, I ordered some new tires and a seat and asked him to pick out a paint idea. Well he looked up some ideas and found what he liked so today we went and got what paint we needed, he picked out the colors himself. We painted the frame flat white and did what is called speckled I think, I like how it came out, he did all the painting. When it all dries we will spray a few coats of clear on it and after it dries start putting it back together, he is a happy how it came out, he did well. It's been fun spending time with him besides him just visiting, he learned how to work tools to clean everything up and listened well since some can be dangerous. I got him to use his phone and take a picture so I could post it here. You more or less put paint on a brush and fling at the bike, YES we hung it outside to do it.
    6 points
  2. Good news (at least for me) Doc says I'm gonna live See ya in ten years.
    4 points
  3. Never really tried a mando, but love them, and the octave mandos as well. I saw Jake Shimabakuro here in town at a free outdoor series about 20 years ago.He thrilled the 200-300 plus audience for over an hour, solo on his uke. He's gotten even better.
    4 points
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  5. He is such a great artist...
    4 points
  6. are you aware of some of the predicaments that @Coytee has gotten himself into? Tread carefully if you're following his footsteps. (Hi Richard, we really do love you).
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  8. I worked as a motorbike mechanic for five seasons, but even though I enjoyed the work, it was seasonal at best, resulting in being laid off for months every winter. I moved on to maintaining and repairing locomotives for CN Rail, which gave me year-round employment, but the endless midnight shifts and “weekends off” that didn’t happen on Saturday or Sunday finally got to me, so I made the jump from 3000 hp Diesel engines at CN to 400,000 hp (300 megawatts) steam turbines at Ontario Hydro. That’s where I got my millwright licence. So yes, I was a mechanic. Due to injuries sustained in a highway crash, I retired at age forty-five, and I only do very light jobs now. Ten years after I retired, I bought a pair of La Scalas, and here I am today, just another Bonehead.
    4 points
  9. best cover of this song that I've heard.
    4 points
  10. I think I said scantily clad women.....but hey, in a pinch.... You don't fool me. You're just egging me on to tell you about "MY" first Dr visit with the probing finger...
    3 points
  11. Apparently, since having my prostate enucleated not quite 4 weeks ago, I’ll be able to skip the digital exam at my yearly physical next Monday, and going forward. Can’t say that I’ll miss it. My internist will no longer get behind in his work, at least not on my account.
    3 points
  12. I'll see that and raise you Steeler Been rocking this in some stationary bike routines lately
    3 points
  13. been watching this dude's videos about car painting. I don't understand what some of the paints that he uses are; but I'm a colorful guy so I can still dig it. the science of colorization.
    3 points
  14. Strange you said that, I had no intention of fitting boats. I went there as an electrician and was told there was an old man ready to retire very soon so there would be an opening. They said we will hire you as a welder or an apprentice fitter and you will be here and just move over to electrical when he leaves, I picked the fitter since I did not care much for welding. Well I started and the old guy never wanted to retire and I needed a job and never had much time to look, well I did like it and moved to first class fitter in no time, beleve it or not way back then a top fitter was paid $7.70 an hour and that was pretty good. Did that job for probably 5-6 years, can't remember really, it was when I was first married and I was a little more crazy than I am now so my memory is a little blury with times and dates.
    3 points
  15. Can’t believe I have had this album for 50years I would have been 12 when I got it - also probably just starting high school,
    3 points
  16. This was over 40 years ago, I have no idea what it is called today ? All we did was cut plates into whatever the blueprints called for and fit them into place. The fitting into place was the hard part, it's not easy to pull and bend a thick plate to the shape neeed. The rake on the front is the hardest with the most severe curves, your not allowed to heat anything up to bend it, it just has to be pulled intp shape with many big 12 ton come-alongs as they are called. I mostly worked on 180' supply boats (picture) and for a while we worked to build the New York, Statin island ferry's.
    3 points
  17. Maybe a permanent solution to a temporary problem ? Heard you were a good dancer. Check out these chicks in video below:
    3 points
  18. For @BigStewMan Awesome!
    3 points
  19. actually, I like this song. Written by the producer's 14-year old son. I read that he wanted the most stupid lyrics and this is what his son wrote. Funny, how the son has received over a million dollar in royalties.
    3 points
  20. and for the rest of the exam, neither the patient nor the doctor can look at each other in the eye. After my experience with the doctor aka Andre the Giants brother .... I now have only female doctors -- they're much more gentle. Not sure about the female German doctors that paid their way through medical school carrying all that beer steins during Oktoberfest.
    3 points
  21. When I told my doc that I did not enjoy the finger exam, he told me that if either one of us enjoyed it, then we’d both have a problem. And we both laughed, because neither of us enjoyed it. Everything gets weirder as you get older. I’m not sure I even want to guess what the future holds.
    3 points
  22. How about Marty Stuart...
    3 points
  23. It was the third time in a week when win11 crashed on me while I was logged in here a half hour ago. Do not think it likes me turning off some of it's own quasi "security" apps. Or maybe when it fusses at me because it cant access the microphone that my pc doesn't have... it actually can hear me hurling four letter words at msft! Only place I think there could be one is on my motherboard that is from 2017.
    3 points
  24. Pat on the Island ... are you a mechanic by trade? I wish I would have learnt how to work on cars when I was younger. But, I think if I was into anything auto related, I'd like to be a painter. Probably the creative side of me that is interested in that. I say creative loosely ... musically and creative writing; but not in all art forms. My brother is an exceptional artist ... mostly landscape paintings. I tried once and I sucked at it. I couldn't even paint a tree that ended up looking like a tree. The one thing my brother hates and avoids at all cost is portraits. He said once, "If I screw up a leaf, no big deal. If I screw up a nose, the entire painting is ruined."
    3 points
  25. Shipfitter? That’s a really skilled trade, but I’m sure you had to explain the title a few times. Here in Canada, I think you would have been called a shipwright. Even the term millwright is barely known in Ontario. On the other hand, it’s well-known in BC, because of all the lumber mills out here. Logging and related businesses add up to be one of the major fields of income producers and employers in the province. Since there’s a long-standing “blue-collar stigma”, in Ontario at least, young Canadians first entering the workforce would often choose a white-collar/office job over a skilled trade job that could possibly pay twice as much. This applied to both the railway and the power utility. As craftsmen retired, new ones were required. As a result, many of the millwrights, electricians, licenced high pressure welders, and so on, were recruited from overseas every few years, like with a batch of a certain age from Eastern Europe, another one from the UK, another age group from Ireland, and yet another from Hong Kong. It turned out that a number of the guys from Hong Kong were shipwrights. One guy that I sometimes worked with told me that shipwrights in Hong Kong did everything called for to build ships, from making furniture to forging (or was that casting?) propellers, and everything in between. He could even produce draftsman-quality design sketches, which came in handy when we had to show an engineer what would actually work, as opposed to his not-fully-informed concept. I had a lot of respect for him and his fellow Hong Kongers, even though his way of saying “led lubba” when referring to the red rubber that we used on the tops of our tool buggies made me stifle a laugh. When he told me, “We gotta fix a leak inna loof”, though, I didn’t even smile, because we did have to fix a leak. Inna loof. Titles like shipwright and millwright were clearly understood terms at one time, just like those guys who built and repaired carts, the cartwrights. Nowadays, the names make less sense. When it’s broken, you call the it specialist. What is it, and who broke it? If that broke, would you need a that technician? Is the printer it or that? Maybe it’s a good thing that I always worked in the shop.
    3 points
  26. Ha! Yea I put it in Steve's Ketchup thread.
    2 points
  27. "Stepping Stone": Monkeys VS Pistols
    2 points
  28. Incredible glow in the dark paint! Cats are gone things are improved here.
    2 points
  29. Rage Against The Machine - White Riot (Live in London 2010)
    2 points
  30. I found myself in the same pinch as the OP about two years back. All the stuff i liked was above my budget. I talked to my local hifi-dealer and his advice was to go used. I don´t know if that is an option here, but if you don´t need the very latest features in your amp/ receiver... I got my Marantz that way and never looked back at wanting to buy new. Just my two cents.
    2 points
  31. Bad news follows good. Cleveland is renaming from the Indians to the Guardians next year. Dude! You have the rock and roll hall of fame and you're not changing the name to the Rockers? (or hell, even the Rollers...)
    2 points
  32. Wife made an appointment with her (female) physician to have a physical. I'd probably not had a full physical since high school. Go to the doc... as a side comment, she had a strikingly attractive nurse assistant. Doc does her stuff.... I'm thinking we're done. She hands me a gown, tells me to disrobe and put it on. Hmmmm..... I'm getting a feeling that I'm not going to like where this is going. Change clothes, Doc comes back in..... strikingly attractive nurse comes in moments later. I'm instructed to assume the position. It's dawning on me that the Doc wants the (by the way, did I mention she was strikingly attractive?) nurse in there not so much to help but really, to be a 3rd person witness that the Doc didn't "violate" me.....ironically, AS she is preparing to violate me. I never have quite figured out that logic.... During the process I turned my head around and said something to the effect of "Do you have any wine and cheese??? When I take a gal out on a first date, I at least buy her dinner" Both the doc and the strikingly attractive nurse lost their composure a bit. I think I caught her a bit off guard with my comment. They tried to look and remain professional but I had done my damage to their psyche. Later, as I was in the process of (being diagnosed with) Crohns, I had a male Dr. I'm here to tell you that you really prefer a female, with or without a strikingly attractive nurse. It's not about male/female, it's about their hands. Figure it out.
    2 points
  33. This just proves that sound is very subjective and am surprised your experience was so disappointing with the LS 50 Wireless speakers. My experience with the LS50s has been completely different. I have used them in my office as near field with a subwoofer for two years now and find the setup to sound incredible to these old ears. Shocking good actually but I can see that they may appear to be too bright for many. I listen to them very near field and have them dialed in using the app that KEF made for the lS50s. Glad you found the sound you were looking for.
    2 points
  34. For the YES fans - and I know there are a few here From the time stamp of this post - this new song premiered about 1.5 hours ago
    2 points
  35. Very cool what that paint does, it absorbs all that light from a flashlight as he draws on the car. This was the next video, painting a car with a pendulum design with running paint from a cup. It would be great to be able to play with things like that, it's expensive whet he is doing, just the paint supplies would add up fast, car paint is not cheap. Also those are wraps which are not cheap but they can just be peeled off when you want something else.
    2 points
  36. I want you to hear this song mate Such a beautiful song and 50years on it’s still beautiful
    2 points
  37. I would love that Bruce. Jesus is my favorite topic to talk about. Sorry about the passing of your friend. I was thinking this morning, that I've lost three friends this year, and one other that I knew from Church but wasn't close to. Still a loss. maybe someday our paths will cross in this life.
    2 points
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  39. Here you go @Marvel ... a cover of a cat Stevens, Mr. Big, and countless others cover of the song Wild World. I like it.
    2 points
  40. On the topic of theft, Coytee once stated that La Scalas made great university dorm speakers for two reasons. First, they’re too big to steal, and second, their stability and large top surfaces made them safe for drunk college girls to dance on. Considering Forum etiquette, I’d have linked to Coytee’s page where his name appears above, but I haven’t seen how it’s done.
    2 points
  41. Just a observation. I purchased a set of 1989 AK2 a month ago and they are stock. After reading a lot of posts about the sound quality and reading threads about modding this and that. My conclusion after listening to mine with all kinds of music at moderate volume levels is Khorn sound quality is 95 percent dependent on their room placement,just like any other speaker. That means Khorns are room dependent. I have a 16x20(16ft on centers) room with one opening leading to a door that acts like a vent or resonator. I can find no serious fault with my setup I think adjusting the high hat for dispersion angle is a good idea. If that still leaves issues then a recap. You can start down a path and spend a lot of time and money. Luckily I'm satisfied with mine....my 2 cents and that's all it's worth.
    2 points
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  43. “Opportunity zones” where investors receive tax breaks. Had a “Little Bro” who lived in inner city. He got out, works for FedEx now. Song reminds me of him.
    2 points
  44. She may be a girl with a guitar, but... Includes her solo cover of the Dead's "Standing on the Moon"
    2 points
  45. I've never had a Chinese Beer that I did not like , the Chinese mainstream Beers are just as good as a Sapporo Japanese Beer , and that is saying a lot - Chinese beers are based on European recipes , except they use rice , very similar in taste to Heineken - Carlsberg ;- Stella Artois -
    2 points
  46. I got the hint with many posts of this record on social media It’s the 50th anniversary of Artist - Black Sabbath Title - Master Of Reality My album is a first pressing 🤘 Must have been cool back then Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/Black-Sabbath-Master-Of-Reality/release/2867488
    2 points
  47. Back to the 60s with this album When gay meant happy ( yes a couple of songs have gay in the words ) I pretty sure that no one has this album ( but happy to be proven wrong ) What an underrated voice Artist - Doris Day Title - Sings Her Greatest Movie Hits Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/master/view/383590 This album is in mint condition and plays fantastic
    2 points
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