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Old 07-12-2013, 02:17 PM   #46
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Ha! Nice one Bruce. Gorgeous setup, but I'm not OCD enough for something like that.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:11 PM   #47
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Life was hard, my grandmother could do shit in her 60's that would put me, and most of us, to shame in our 30's. They did it because they had to, hoist that 100wt or make two trips with 50wt. Your choice, but either way you're moving that 100wt of spuds...


... in 3 ft of snow, uphill, both ways.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:27 PM   #48
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Funny that the guy's name was Studley.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:58 PM   #49
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Life was hard, my grandmother could do shit in her 60's that would put me, and most of us, to shame in our 30's. They did it because they had to, hoist that 100wt or make two trips with 50wt. Your choice, but either way you're moving that 100wt of spuds...


... in 3 ft of snow, uphill, both ways.
I was thinking he probably had to travel with it. He went to jobsites, not the other way around.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:32 PM   #50
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Wiki say wall hanger.
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Henry O. Studley (1838-1925) was an organ and piano maker, carpenter, and mason who worked for the Smith Organ Co., and later for the Poole Piano Company of Quincy, Massachusetts. Born in 1838 in Lowell, Massachusetts, Studley is best known for creating the so-called Studley Tool Chest, a wall hanging tool chest which cunningly holds some 300 tools in a space that takes up about 40 inches by 20 inches of wall space when closed.

Studley joined the Massachusetts Infantry at the start of the Civil War and was captured in Galveston, Texas in 1863. After the war he returned to Quincy and joined the Rural Masonic Lodge. He died in 1925 and was remembered in his obituary in the Quincy Patriot-Ledger for his remarkable tool chest, among his other achievements.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:45 PM   #51
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Awesome piece of history. I'm constantly amazed at the creativity from back then.
I'd kill to have one of those.
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:23 AM   #52
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My first wife's grandfather, who lived in Newburyport, MA, was a fisherman, but he fucked up his arm in a fishing accident and had to quit. So instead he built the ubiquitous New England double ended dories, 18 to 20 foot long, and stout wood construction. Then when he'd finished six or eight(depending on the time of year), he'd tie them end to end and row them about 15 miles down the coast to Gloucester to sell. Rowing in the ocean with tides, weather, and always the wind, is bad enough with one boat.

These people were tough, and didn't suffer fools or crooked politicians lightly.
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:05 PM   #53
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I showed that toolbox to Lil' Pete this morning, she sat fascinated for like 20 minutes describing aspects of it. That is right in her ocd wheelhouse.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:05 PM   #54
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Griff, she can download the wallpaper here.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:26 PM   #55
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Nice.
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My first wife's grandfather, who lived in Newburyport, MA, was a fisherman, but he fucked up his arm in a fishing accident and had to quit. So instead he built the ubiquitous New England double ended dories, 18 to 20 foot long, and stout wood construction. Then when he'd finished six or eight(depending on the time of year), he'd tie them end to end and row them about 15 miles down the coast to Gloucester to sell. Rowing in the ocean with tides, weather, and always the wind, is bad enough with one boat.

These people were tough, and didn't suffer fools or crooked politicians lightly.
"Yeah, my arm's all fucked up and I can't fish any more so I'll just build a bunch of dories and ROW THEM WITH MY ONE GOOD ARM 15 MILES down to Gloucester."

They don't build them like that any more.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:46 PM   #57
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We could use a squirrel in the bikes thread.
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:46 AM   #58
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Yeah, he's been to SF and saw that thread. I'm not sure what he can add, he had to google CVT. Funny, when he was a teenager he and his friend would talk for hours about an imaginary bike company and all the technology they had, the CVT (not named that) was one of the things they had invented among self-healing tires. All this has come to pass. That SN was a visionary.

My .02 I'll add to the bike thread.

That Studley chest is pornalicious, no doubt.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:01 AM   #59
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Yeah, I'd wreck that.
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