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Garage Art

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by YamadudeXS650C, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. geedubya

    geedubya geedubya Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter


    Jim,

    Your sure havve been around but do I I not see the Vietnam Sta there my brother.
     
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  2. geedubya

    geedubya geedubya Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter


    G'day Pete,

    Yup malaria is a bitch.

    Especially when t comes back later to say hello.

    The shacks, the fever, it is all get out fun.....
     
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  3. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Really like your collection, Ken.
    You and I have similar items on our shelves; gizmos, old tools, insulators, oil cans, etc.
     
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  4. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Bob,
    To the best of my knowledge, the "S" shaped wrenches were designed that way in order to get into tight spots. Found this on the web:

    "Bemis & Call was an early maker of tools and hardware dating back to an 1844 partnership between Stephen C. Bemis and Amos Call. The company produced a variety of tools including pipe wrenches, monkey wrenches, and other adjustable wrenches, and was especially well known for their S-shaped adjustable wrenches. The S handle is NOT for ergonomics as the 1844 introduction shows..it is to be able to " snake' into tight restrictive applications where the straight handle does not permit tightening or loosening of the nut or pipe flange."

    Reference https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/s-shape-handle.661056/

    Here are a couple of mine:
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  5. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Ok, that makes sense! I would love to have more antique tools. Arizona is such a relatively young state that the only place I come across stuff like that is in antique stores.
    I wish I could go back to some of the old barns my family had back in farmland Missouri. They were thick with that stuff.
     
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  6. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    You have a formal invitation to come visit Upstate New York, Bob !
    Call it The Ultimate Road Trip: I'll treat you to fresh corn on the cob from local farms, and a cruise through Barn Country here in my backyard.
    Your Fiat is just calling out to you to stretch her legs.:)
     
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  7. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Thanks Dude! That would be a lot of fun! Would you take me to meet Steven Kowalski? The mayor of North Blenheim?
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  8. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Ha ! So cool that you dug up that pic I took a couple years ago.
    And such a coincidence: Tomorrow I am going to stop by his garage in North Blenheim on my '83 XS650. Hopefully he will be there.
    This year I've been unable to take bike trips to the Catskills, 3 hours away, due to my unresolved spinal/carpal tunnel issues, but I'm trailering the '83 to the area so I can visit my old haunts.
    I'll take pictures......:)
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  9. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    I look forward to reading about your experiences! I sure hope the mayor is in! Tell him Mailman says hi!
     
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  10. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Darn you Pete!
    Do you have any idea how many videos like this , there are on YouTube? There are tons of guys restoring everything from antique machines to guns and swords. I am absolutely hooked on these videos! I may have to buy me a new recliner!
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  11. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    It was a superb, sunny day today in the Catskill mountains for a four-hour ride on my '83 Heritage Special.
    Blissful.
    From atop Windham Mountain , you can see the Green Mountains of Vermont.
    Breathtaking.

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    I stopped to visit The Mayor of North Blenheim, Steven Kowalski.
    The Mayor was not in...:(
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    But it was a wonderful ride.


    It it days like these that make me appreciate being alive.
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  12. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Sorry you missed the Mayor, but what a beautiful day you had! What was your weather like?
     
  13. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Well, the photos speak for themselves. 80's, superb riding weather. Ice cream cone weather.
    Mint Chocolate chip in North Fultonham... :)

    Join me for my next trip, Bob.
     
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  14. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Very nice Dude - what a pretty area!

    Pete
     
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