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- Sep 5, 2013
Awesome write-ups Tom. Never built a steam engine and maybe never will, but your articles sure are fun to read! Nice job.
Hawkeye,What I mean, Tom, is that there are many ways to do any given machining task. Having someone doing the same, or similar, project ahead of you suggests ways of doing things. The individual may choose to do it the same way, or it my cause you to think of a slightly different method. In any case, the write-up will be very helpful.
Besides, I've been out of my shop for a year. Any reminders I can get are worth reading.
Nice looking car Tom, I'm sure your wife enjoys driving it. It caught my eye as a friend of mine from San Antonio has one just like it. The picture in my avatar is a 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe. Picture attached.Bob,
I am not very familiar with trucks. What is that in your avatar.
My avatar is my wife's 38 Packard coupe. She and I bought it for her birthday. Much of the restoration was done at a local shop. They were very open to my being there and participating, which was great (really great since they know cars but I know Packards). My wife and I, and the shop, restored the car to as close to original as we could. As far as I can tell, the interior was already original.
It was a fun project and got me thinking about expanding my skills to machining.
Here is a better view of the entire car:
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And the first award she won:
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My wife drives the car all over the place, and really loves it.