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    so...are we going to guess witch one of those paper boys is jon?

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    I mowed lawns first and then supplemented with paper delivery for about a year for our home town rag (Wednesday' only) and the county rag daily. Almost identical routes just more papers to carry. Not bad work but folding and putting rubber bands on was kind of a Pita as I remember and your hands got black with ink...had to use Lava soap to get it off before school. I did get good at flying them to peoples porch from my bike...nice arching curve about 90% of the time, and got to take my dog Smokey (90-100lb Husky/Shepard) for a run...he loved it...me too, except when he'd take off after a cat. Got good tips for it when I collected. Honorable work but grueling early git up.

    I guess this could be considered a vintage photo...early 60's when he was older.

    Vintage work crew photos-smokey.png

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    I never did the paper route, but Ive wore out my share of mowers.... and remember cutting lawns for $1.25 , wow have tymes changed!!!

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    My mother is from Butte Mt and we spent a lot of time there as kids visiting Grandpa. The Orphan Girl mining museum is a favorite place and where I once read a miners poem " My sweetheart's a mule in the mine, and I drive's her right on down the line. On the dashboard I sits, and tobbacker I spits, all over my sweethearts behind".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Looking at that, I can see where "land Rover" got its design from. I bet it needed a 5 acre paddock to do a u turn also.

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    A team of woodworkers making repairs to the Cazadero Dam. 1909
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    and got to take my dog Smokey (90-100lb Husky/Shepard) for a run...he loved it...

    Man n dog, best work crew ever
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    Great picture Jon...excellent contrast and in focus! They must have been proud working on that by their faces and the tools in hand. Big O' auger bit (long) and what looks to be a curved handle adz.

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    what looks to be a curved handle adz.

    Yup seem to remember that it is called a ship or ships adz. The spike like small end was for sticking into a timber to hold the tool steady for sharpening much like it is seen in the picture.
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    PJs,

    More than 60 years ago I would help my dad with repairs around our house and remember using his carpenter brace and a Stanley hand drill for many drilling repairs. I still have both tools and the old augers in one one my tool boxes but haven't used these in a very long time. Finally in the early sixties I filled in enough of the "Blue Stamp" booklets when I could "buy" a Black & Decker model 7004 1/4" corded electric drill. I thought this small drill was so cool and made all the work so much easier. I fitted the drill with a small drill stand used for portable drills and used the electric drill to build my first metal lathe. I still have the electric drill but it burned out years ago but for nostalgic reasons could not throw it away. Too many good memories. You don't have to have the fanciest tools to do good work.

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