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RedRollingRoadblock

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

Back then the store was commonly called "Monkey Wards"

Sears, original Die Hard batteries on the west coast were made by GLOBE UNION In Oregon. They were IMHO excellent.

Because my family is a thousand miles distant I have to do my own shopping and public exposure. Even with all my protective gear I figure I have as much as a 50-50 chance of making it through August. Too many negatives to believe I will survive contaigion. Been a good ride [emoticon]


I got a circular saw from Monkey Wards, a rolling tool box and a lawn mower that wouldn't die, (I finally gave it a mercy killing) and lots other stuff. Only reason I bought tools from them is the carried work pants I liked and they were closer than Sears.

I too am in a very high risk group, and when I go hope to see you on the otherside. You have a lot of information I would like to learn from you.

I can't punch out yet. We took on our 14 year grandson in mid-December, good news is he is making good progress, thanks to the DW, but some days...he tries out patience.

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My dad passed along Plumb tools. They never broke and I never found out what a 25/32 was used for

New home construction brought the sound of singing crosscut saws. Now it's total ear protection.

We used to stick pennies into tar top batteries believing the would do something like zincs on a salt water boat.

Pull the choke and step on the starter. Siphon gasoline and unknowingly get a mouth full of tetreethyl lead.

We used to listen to rock and roll parked on a hill so the car would roll start after the battery went flat. Try that now. Hello new battery. Pull into a Flying A and order a dollar's worth of gas.

But tools were lost. They didn't break.

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:


We used to listen to rock and roll parked on a hill so the car would roll start after the battery went flat. Try that now.
Ive learned so much from you. Are you saying battery construction is different or a joke about automatic transmissions?

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Few years back I met the daughter or grand daughter of Plumb Hammers.


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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

We used to listen to rock and roll parked on a hill so the car would roll start after the battery went flat. Try that now.


That brought back memories!!

In our area there’s a huge ’swamp’ near our farm, along a big river, it’s not a true swamp, the ground is just too soggy for most of the year, it’s a beautiful forest rich with game. it forms one side of a big military base. As teens the usual summer weekend pastime was bush parties replete with a bonfire.

My friends used to rib me about showing up at the parties on a tractor.

Until they realized how much money I was making bump starting dead trucks and pulling others out of the goo after they’d pulled too far off the trail.

Oh, and when the local constabulary showed up and everybody scattered every single vehicle in the area got stopped, except the tractor, never got stopped once! LOL.

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JaxDad - that’s good Canada stuff - bush party, tractor, etc

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Mex, don't give up hope -- the vaccine may be here sooner than we had thought. Until then, I am hiding in my shop, still using my grandfather's wrenches from before World War II.

Speaking of wrenches, has anyone else noticed that not all wrenches are truly sized the same?? I have some newer open-end wrenches that are marked as 7/16 (for quarter inch bolts) that seem to be "sloppy" -- they are fractionally too loose. Am I dreaming, or is that really true?

I don't have a micrometer to measure the perceived sloppiness.


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Good tractor story made me smile [emoticon]

I believe the Chinosos and probably others figured put that 11 millimeters "should be close enough" to 7/16" . So they saved money and simply stamp either number atop their wrenches as needed.

I used to use the strongest USA commercial bolt. Supertanium. Made a joke out of other wanna be's like Lamson and sessions L9 and even "cat bolts" which is no mean feat.

Tested the 1/4" Supertaniums with a new Snap On dial torque wrench. FIFTY POUNDS FEET they snapped. Don't even want to think about Chinese bolts ---- how many inch ounces would they tolerate? Yes it is bitter sarcasm.

. Enough of this rant.

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And why was a 4" hole saw in vacinity of work....just asking for an 'encounter' which never bodes well for 'encountie'


thats what I was wondering.


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Don't know about China but you can get any level of quality you're willing to pay for in Taiwan. Taiwan is not China, not even close.


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