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  1. #16
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    Maybe something simple...
    Quilt Rack.jpg
    or
    tape gun.jpg
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    Fire up the lathe...
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    Maybe a coopered top blanket chest.....
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    Maybe a Hallway Table? ( Sycamore for this one)

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    Oh, shoot, you're talking about doing something in your shop. I was getting all ready to send you a list, and directions to my house.

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    My maternal Grandfather worked late in life for MKT rail road in Tulsa area during WWII. He was rail road bridge guard on the bridge across the Arkansas River.

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    My Grandpa Lew worked for 54 years for the Detroit Toledo & Ironton RR.....until he was killed by a Passing Passenger Train in 1955..
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    He is on the right front of the picture.....picture was from 1905.

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    Neat photo, thanks for sharing.

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    Yeah,interesting pic,thanks. When I was a kid I always wanted to ride one of those pump cars.

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    Either of you two remember the reasons for that angled fence?

    Photo was taken where the D,T & I crossed St Rt 47 in Ohio.....Maplewood, OH is about 2 miles to the north of this spot....the crew is facing south. Marion Lewis Newman is on the right, and two of his brothers are also on the cart. Not sure about the short fellow...Grandpa lew was over 6'2".....when he was killed, he was a section Foreman. They replace the pumper with gas driven carts....he was trying to get his started that morning...it finally did "catch", and shot across the diamond at Morgan Tower, in Quincy, OH.....a Passenger train from Sidney, OH was also starting across the diamond....and was doing about 85mph....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowell holmes View Post
    Thank you James. eighty two years ago I was born in a small Oklahoma town.
    I'm from Tulsa-where you from?
    David
    Confidence: That feeling you get before fully understanding a situation (Anonymous)

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Ragan View Post
    I'm from Tulsa-where you from?
    I was born in a church in Davenport Oklahoma.
    Also, my grandfather lived in Tulsa.
    Last edited by lowell holmes; 06-17-2018 at 11:24 PM.

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    Maybe consider getting a lathe. Never be bored again.

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    Check out this bookstand in the recent Popular WW'ing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John C Cox View Post
    If you are that bored - build one of these.....
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    I like how you make it sound so easy

    ...I have the sudden urge to learn to build and play a guitar. Not sure which should come first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke Dupont View Post
    I like how you make it sound so easy

    ...I have the sudden urge to learn to build and play a guitar. Not sure which should come first.
    Set your sights towards the less common: https://www.amazon.com/Music-Wood-Co.../dp/0385311672

    After reading this I really, really wanted to build a cello. The book comes with a CD of the guy playing the instrument he made.

    JKJ

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    I had an Uncle that lived in Seminole. IIRC, he coached a amateur baseball team. I think they approached skill levels of professionals.

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