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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikk View Post
    Interesting stuff about making bells, these guys do it the old way. That portion of the episode starts about 18 minutes in. I just watched this the other weekend while out in the garage trying to get stuff done. A tv does not lend itself to getting stuff done, but it's at least somewhat educational.

    Thanks for posting Rikk. It could have been interesting but couldn't get past his obsession with poop.
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    They are mulling the green sand.

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    Ralphs ghost seems to have a jack-o-lantern floating above his head a little to the left. Another ghost to the right of Ralphs ghost, short ghost. Seems like the Non-ghost gentleman farther to the right has motorcycle handle bars floating above his head.

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    Rosalind P. Walter, the original inspiration for "Rosie the Riveter" died Wednesday at the age of 95.
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    In regard to the photo of the foundry;

    There is a lot of information in that photo if you really look at it. The biggest problem with the photo is focus. Unlike many old photos from back then, the depth of field (the distance from the lens for objects to be in focus) is very short. The photo we saw a while ago of the BIG crankshaft was a really good example of a DEEP depth of field, that whole photograph was in focus.

    The men in the background are very much out of focus, thus the ghostly appearance. The woman on the left and the one shoveling sand into the riddle were the most still, and most clearly in focus. The tower that is the most properly in focus and exposed the best. The shovel handle sticking up behind the tower is out of focus .

    The woman on the left and the one shoveling sand into the riddle were the most still, and most clearly in focus. The tower that is the most properly in focus and exposed the best. The shovel handle sticking up behind the tower is out of focus.

    There appears to be molds, possibly for wheels in the foreground.

    The most puzzling thing to me is that BRIGHT spot behind the man and the woman on the left. I wonder if that is a furnace glowing in the background?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimfols View Post
    Thanks for posting Rikk. It could have been interesting but couldn't get past his obsession with poop.
    Yes, I agree, it does get a little old at times, but I figure it's just his writers and not him specifically. He actually has done a lot to help promote the trades and has established a foundation for trade school scholarships.

    I really admire what he is doing for us. As someone who started my career as an apprentice sweeping the floor and cleaning up chips in an "old school" machine shop and is now an engineer for an aerospace manufacturer, I appreciate that he is making it cool again to work hard, pay your dues and work your way to the top through ability and knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikk View Post
    Yes, I agree, it does get a little old at times, but I figure it's just his writers and not him specifically. He actually has done a lot to help promote the trades and has established a foundation for trade school scholarships.

    I really admire what he is doing for us. As someone who started my career as an apprentice sweeping the floor and cleaning up chips in an "old school" machine shop and is now an engineer for an aerospace manufacturer, I appreciate that he is making it cool again to work hard, pay your dues and work your way to the top through ability and knowledge.

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    Just can't believe during the mixing of the sand and manure no one said "So, what's brown and sounds like a bell?"

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    Blacksmith shop, Massachusetts, circa 1900.
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    Wilford Brimley?? My grandfather was a blacksmith around that time. According to family sources he was also an outlaw and a sheriff.

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