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    Again - it's just stupid when you let your belief in magic interfere with the reality of needing to get things done.
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    Looks a lot like the shop I apprenticed in back in the 60's albeit a lot cleaner!
    From the time you're born till' you ride in a hearse, there's nothing so bad it couldn't be worse!

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    Back in the 50's my uncle had a one man oil refinery where he processed used aviation oil into serviceable engine oil and as part of it he also had a belt driven machine shop powered by a stationary flathead V8 motor. Everything about that place was dangerous as all git out. The first vehicle that I ever drove (at age 5) was his Studebaker tanker truck in granny low gear. That photo brought back some really old memories for me.
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    Years ago the guy down the street from me was having his house resided and he had a crew of Amish doing the the work.
    Well they had a gas compressor running a air powered DeWalt chop saw!



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