Author Topic: Off Topic - Post up your Pic  (Read 27684 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline chopper1

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 105
Re: Off Topic - Post up your Pic
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2011, 04:18:17 AM »
We've driven the Chevy from Cleveland to Tampa about 10 times over the past 15 years for the SE Nats.  You're right about the trailer.  When I was building it I was advised to cut about 2 feet off the original tongue.  It had a tendency to hop whenever I hit a bump so I took it to a trailer shop in Tampa.  They told me to add about 2 feet to the tongue!
Mike
Never argue with an idiot, they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

Offline Papaw

  • Owner/Administrator
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10718
  • Alvin, Texas
    • Papawswrench
Re: Off Topic - Post up your Pic
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2011, 04:44:49 AM »
And if it is empty it hops worse! My wife and I rode our BMW to Arkansas back in 1985, pulling a trailer with just our clothes and light camping gear in it. That was bad, so we picked up nice looking rocks along the way to give it some stability. Trip home was much better.
Member of PHARTS - Perfect Handle Admiration, Restoration and Torturing Society
 
 Flickr page- https://www.flickr.com/photos/nhankamer/

Offline Papaw

  • Owner/Administrator
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10718
  • Alvin, Texas
    • Papawswrench
Re: Off Topic - Post up your Pic
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2011, 04:58:48 PM »
Let's see some more member's pictures! We have a lot of new folks and returnees since the last time any were seen here.
Member of PHARTS - Perfect Handle Admiration, Restoration and Torturing Society
 
 Flickr page- https://www.flickr.com/photos/nhankamer/

Offline Stoney

  • Contributor
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 475
  • New Market, Alabama
Re: Off Topic - Post up your Pic
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2011, 05:26:50 PM »
Me flying Papawswrench colors with my new hat.
"Never laugh at live dragons" Bilbo Baggins "The
Hobbit"

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
-Thomas Edison

http://www.plantshepherdplus.com

Offline johnsironsanctuary

  • Contributor
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1901
  • Super Contributor and Geezer in training
Re: Off Topic - Post up your Pic
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2011, 06:08:56 PM »
Me and my daughter Kristi in Chicago for my 65th birthday. I'm the one on the right.

« Last Edit: December 18, 2011, 06:14:36 PM by johnsironsanctuary »
Top monkey of the monkey wrench clan

Offline Papaw

  • Owner/Administrator
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10718
  • Alvin, Texas
    • Papawswrench
Re: Off Topic - Post up your Pic
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2011, 08:34:52 PM »
Great photo! I see she loves her daddy!
Member of PHARTS - Perfect Handle Admiration, Restoration and Torturing Society
 
 Flickr page- https://www.flickr.com/photos/nhankamer/

Offline johnsironsanctuary

  • Contributor
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1901
  • Super Contributor and Geezer in training
Re: Off Topic - Post up your Pic
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2011, 10:34:12 PM »
Mutual!
Top monkey of the monkey wrench clan

Offline Branson

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3643
Re: Off Topic - Post up your Pic
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2011, 07:46:26 AM »
I'm the good looking one at the forge.  The forge was an eBay purchase ten or twelve years ago, and is one of only seven original traveling forges known to exist.  The rest are in museums, but ours comes out and works.  Best of worlds, somebody else bought it, but I get to use it!

Offline ray

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 75
Re: Off Topic - Post up your Pic
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2011, 08:14:45 AM »
Ray with one of the two Christmas presents made this year

Offline Wrenchmensch

  • Contributor
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1114
  • Wrenches tell of man's freedom to think
Re: Off Topic - Post up your Pic
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2011, 12:43:05 PM »
Nice-looking box, Ray!

Offline Stoney

  • Contributor
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 475
  • New Market, Alabama
Re: Off Topic - Post up your Pic
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2011, 05:38:33 PM »
That's Righteous, Branson and very very Cool.  What does the pulling end look like?
"Never laugh at live dragons" Bilbo Baggins "The
Hobbit"

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
-Thomas Edison

http://www.plantshepherdplus.com

Offline Branson

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3643
Re: Off Topic - Post up your Pic
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2011, 07:47:02 AM »
That's Righteous, Branson and very very Cool.  What does the pulling end look like?

Here's a photo of a repro forge that shows the off side.  I'll try to post a drawing from
the period that shows the construction.

Offline Branson

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3643
Re: Off Topic - Post up your Pic
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2011, 09:27:23 AM »
In the picture, you can see a two wheeled cart (called a limber) .  The forge is attached to the limber (just as are the battery wagon and the cannons themselves) -- think of a trailer/tractor rig.  The limber is drawn by a six up team, driven by three riders on the near horses.

Offline RedVise

  • Contributor
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 852
Re: Off Topic - Post up your Pic
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2011, 09:44:01 AM »
I use two different pics for different purposes. Neither is an accurate representation of me.
One not so clear (just to make a point to my boss) and the other is the look I use when robbing banks, I mean, for Halloween. Yep, for Halloween, Boys!


Brian L.


Yeeesch!  3 times to get the photos right !
 

Offline Stoney

  • Contributor
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 475
  • New Market, Alabama
Re: Off Topic - Post up your Pic
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2011, 03:51:02 PM »
KatBird and me on our 43rd Anniversary in Jan this year.  That was before they removed my 26 lb kidney.
"Never laugh at live dragons" Bilbo Baggins "The
Hobbit"

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
-Thomas Edison

http://www.plantshepherdplus.com