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  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,484 Senior Member
    edited January 18 #29672
    CHIRO1989 said:
    If you are looking for something to watch on Sunday night, PBS is running a series based on the James Herriot book, "All Creatures Great and Small" , watched the second episode tonight, got introduced to "Tricky Woo" and his flop bottom problems :D
    I’ve been watching this. I read his books years ago. 

    If you like animals and haven’t read his books you really need to read them. 
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,549 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Back to yesteryear....

    Don't forget to let set warm up before adjusting the tuner.
    Niiiiiice! That my kind of tech - the stuff I cut my teeth on. I have an RCA console/floor AM/SW radio from 1937, model 811K with a motorized tuner. Restored it back when I was a teenager, still works.

    The video was very informative, I saw some old friends, and some new brands I'd never heard of before - lots of brands were regional in those days. Guy obviously has an Atwater-Kent fetish, but he can be excused for it as they made wonderful radios. The title "animations" were annoying though.

    No collection would be complete without a Zenith Trans-Oceanic!
    I had never heard of some of those brands. The obvious craftsmanship in a mass produced appliance was fantastic. It's nice you have an example that's had the benefit of your own hands.
  • bhl2506bhl2506 Senior Member Posts: 1,977 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    If you are looking for something to watch on Sunday night, PBS is running a series based on the James Herriot book, "All Creatures Great and Small" , watched the second episode tonight, got introduced to "Tricky Woo" and his flop bottom problems :D
    That is a great show. I use to watch it with my dad when he was alive. I don't know if I enjoyed the show as much as watching the old man laughing his ass off at some of situations on the show. 
    There is a series of books by James Herriot about his career and iirc they were all pretty good reads. One of my favorites is about Cedric the farting boxer!
    Refusing to conform to the left wing mantra of political correctness by insisting on telling the truth does not make you a loud mouth.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,453 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Back to yesteryear....

    Don't forget to let set warm up before adjusting the tuner.
    Niiiiiice! That my kind of tech - the stuff I cut my teeth on. I have an RCA console/floor AM/SW radio from 1937, model 811K with a motorized tuner. Restored it back when I was a teenager, still works.

    The video was very informative, I saw some old friends, and some new brands I'd never heard of before - lots of brands were regional in those days. Guy obviously has an Atwater-Kent fetish, but he can be excused for it as they made wonderful radios. The title "animations" were annoying though.

    No collection would be complete without a Zenith Trans-Oceanic!
    I had never heard of some of those brands. The obvious craftsmanship in a mass produced appliance was fantastic. It's nice you have an example that's had the benefit of your own hands.
    A couple of them were new by me too. Definitely a time when companies took pride in their product and designed things to last - unlike the crap made today.

    I went in and snapped a picture of the RCA just now:

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,549 Senior Member
    Very nice! The lace up top is perfect. Someone put some heart and soul in that wood. Nice clock too.

    A boyhood freind had tv's with cabinets like that in his house. Worked very well all through the 1970's. Small screen though.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,453 Senior Member
    A 25 inch screen was as large as you could get for many years, and what we had up to about 2010, when I got a 35 inch flatscreen. Left it behind in California, we're using a 28 I think it is now. Wife watches the news on it, and we'll watch the occasional movie, don't need anything bigger. Sis in law has some gigantic thing, 60 inches or so.

    And now for something completely different, I call this "Wrangler on Wrangler":

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,280 Senior Member
    bhl2506 said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    If you are looking for something to watch on Sunday night, PBS is running a series based on the James Herriot book, "All Creatures Great and Small" , watched the second episode tonight, got introduced to "Tricky Woo" and his flop bottom problems :D
    That is a great show. I use to watch it with my dad when he was alive. I don't know if I enjoyed the show as much as watching the old man laughing his ass off at some of situations on the show. 
    There is a series of books by James Herriot about his career and iirc they were all pretty good reads. One of my favorites is about Cedric the farting boxer!
    I think this is brand new production, but I am not sure. 
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,484 Senior Member
    It is new. The other one was probably 30+ yrs ago
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,280 Senior Member
    Trying to find something amusing to watch tonight, watched a few comedy specials on Amazon, Collin and Brad was pretty good improv comedy and Brad Williams was not too bad as a a stand up, beware, Brad is pretty blue, his segment on his USO tour made me laugh.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,453 Senior Member
    What a thrash...

    The gas water heater in this house has always been slightly temperamental. Every once in a while, the pilot lite will go out for reasons unknown, and I'll have to re-lite it. It got considerably better after I extended the too-short exhaust stack for whatever reason, but it still happens on occasion. 

    It happened again tonite, only lukewarm water at shower time. So I go to re-lite it. Damn thing would NOT lite up. Obviously, the "critical task detector" was tripped, as I had a head full of Henna that had been there for 6 hours and was time to rinse out of my hair - a fairly major operation. Quoting verbatim from the "Sailor's Guide to Magic Words and Incantations", I got the job done with slightly better than lukewarm water. Told the wife to take a quick shower as well before we lost all warmth.

    So now that my hair is clean, I decide to do some basic troubleshooting. Its one of those heaters with the piezo push-button lighter built-in. I could see it sparking, so I knew that wasn't the problem. "Pilot" overrides the thermocouple, so I knew that wasn't the problem. Either the control wasn't putting out gas, or the orifice was clogged. I was going to disconnect the pilot capillary to see if gas came out of the control when I held the pilot/lite button in...

    But first, let's stare at the thing while trying to lite it one more time. You guessed it, the Sunny Beach lit  up with the first press of the piezo button. ^#I%~($&*!@+!!!!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,484 Senior Member
    Sounds like my old water heater. The air intake may be on the bottom. Take a long handle brush and run it under there several times to clean the lint and dust. Press the reset button and re-light it. 

    Mine got to where it wouldn’t go three days without going out. Finally had a tankless installed 
  • AlleyCatAlleyCat Posts: 484 Member
    One from Bazzaloo homeland;




  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,343 Senior Member
    Quote of the day I saw on FB, "Use Loctite 420. That **** will glue Vaseline to a fish."
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,484 Senior Member
    Must be some goooood stuff!
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,549 Senior Member
    I had never seen or even heard of these. Very cool!

  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,229 Senior Member
    I had never seen or even heard of these. Very cool!

    Old Ron probably has a tub full of them!!
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,549 Senior Member
    sakodude said:
    I had never seen or even heard of these. Very cool!

    Old Ron probably has a tub full of them!!
    I wouldn't be surprised!
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    edited February 1 #29689
    Cool knife.  I'm not a huge fan of knife restorations that make old knives look basically new.  I have a few old knives that I've acquired over the years and I basically knock off the dirt and rust and repair anything broken or about to break.  But I always leave the patina because I feel that if I take it off and polish to new I've stripped the blade of it's history.

    Weirdly enough I have NO problems taking an old neglected gun and working my ass off to make it look like the day it left the factory....
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,549 Senior Member
    He did get pretty aggressive with the metal.

    It looks like Great Britain put some real effort in making a useful tool. It struck as simple and efficient.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,923 Senior Member
    I had never seen or even heard of these. Very cool!

    That is a Navy knife with marlin spike used to weave rope together no mater what service has them.

    Navy and Marine Air had/has the TL series with a flat screw driver blade.


  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,923 Senior Member
    I got mine in 1967
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,549 Senior Member
    Your issue date explains the patina. 

    It looks like the part for weaving rope would be good for untying knots.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,549 Senior Member
    edited February 4 #29694
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,453 Senior Member
    For those of us with usable screen real estate:
    VERY NEAT! I had no idea...

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,280 Senior Member

    Breakfast is served, duck eggs, homemade waffles, bacon, coffee, toast
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,574 Senior Member
    Looks good.  Do duck eggs taste much different than chickens?
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,280 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Looks good.  Do duck eggs taste much different than chickens?
    Not much, slightly richer flavor to the yolk. 
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,923 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Looks good.  Do duck eggs taste much different than chickens?
    Richer as the Doc said. Use them in a bundt cake and the cooked cake might collapse
    when you take it out of the pan; but, the cake is still great eating
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,453 Senior Member
    Boont. Bundt. Boont. This cake has  a hole in it... ;)
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,923 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Boont. Bundt. Boont. This cake has  a hole in it... ;)
    Not if youz use duck eggs-----cause the cake falls in the hole.
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