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canman
12-06-2005, 09:06 PM
What ever happened to the great shop calendars that were readily available from ever tool company, auto parts company and etc. Have we got to the place in life where everything has got to be politically correct? Can a man still look at beautiful women? I for one still like T's and A's. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

JCD
12-06-2005, 09:17 PM
Attorneys are winning sexual harassment suites and getting very wealthy from the public display of some calendars, so, the availability is somewhat limited.

Well at least we know who dictates what we decorate our shops with. What a shame we allow that.

black powder
12-06-2005, 09:21 PM
Are the "bull of the woods" calendar still inprint .Really enjoyed them when I worked in the steel mill

sauer38h
12-06-2005, 09:25 PM
They're still around, but you have to look for them a bit. The famous one from Ridge Tool is still available, 2005-2006 for $10 postpaid (though I've seen turkeys pay $25 for the same calendar on eBay). The models aren't lounging around with pipe cutters and such anymore, though. The Pirelli calendar is still available, too.

Evan
12-07-2005, 12:31 AM
I have an "appropriate" shop calendar in my shop. Always have. It's always current since it isn't used to tell the date. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

The biggest local job shop also still has calendars with pinups, but then this is Canada and we aren't quite so sue happy. Too me it isn't a shop without a pinup calendar. The local job shop even has a cute female welder/machinist which is really suprising considering that according to stats machinists are still 95.2% men. She doesn't seem to mind the calendars although if I were her I'd put up a playgirl calendar. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

The Rigid Tools calendar is here:

http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Calendar/

PTSideshow
12-07-2005, 05:08 AM
If the "Bull of the woods" you speak was the cartoons by JR Williams. Good news Lee Valley has reprints of hi cartoons. The machine shop ones in six volumes now. Also the cowboy ones and the army/calvery ones. great stuff.
As to calendars it was the cost of the that did the large ones in around Detroit. I used to get 50 to 100 from a beer bottler to pass out every year they would cut the number down till they went out of biz. And I wonder why that happened. LOL ;D

http://www.leevalley.com/home/main.asp


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IOWOLF
12-07-2005, 05:44 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Evan:
I have an "appropriate" shop calendar in my shop. Always have. It's always current since it isn't used to tell the date. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

The biggest local job shop also still has calendars with pinups, but then this is Canada and we aren't quite so sue happy. Too me it isn't a shop without a pinup calendar. The local job shop even has a cute female welder/machinist which is really suprising considering that according to stats machinists are still 95.2% men. She doesn't seem to mind the calendars although if I were her I'd put up a playgirl calendar. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

The Rigid Tools calendar is here:

http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Calendar/</font>

Ummmm, Maybe She enjoys the calender as well. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif



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laddy
12-07-2005, 05:54 AM
I would like to order two Januarys and a November. No gift wrap please

torker
12-07-2005, 06:26 AM
We have an old machine shop here that still gives out the "good" calenders.
A couple years ago the owner caved to public pressure and had some less risque calenders made up.
All his customers bitched so much he said "Screw the PC BS" and is once again giving out "proper" shop calenders.
Which reminds me...I better get mine soon. They go quickly!
Russ

Your Old Dog
12-07-2005, 08:18 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Evan:
I have an "appropriate" shop calendar in my shop. Always have. It's always current since it isn't used to tell the date. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

The biggest local job shop also still has calendars with pinups, but then this is Canada and we aren't quite so sue happy. Too me it isn't a shop without a pinup calendar. The local job shop even has a cute female welder/machinist which is really suprising considering that according to stats machinists are still 95.2% men. She doesn't seem to mind the calendars although if I were her I'd put up a playgirl calendar. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

The Rigid Tools calendar is here:

http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Calendar/</font>

I'm disappointed in you Evan. The link you put up here shows women in a............dam, they do look good don't they? But, what if that was your mistress or school teacher hung up in every shop from Calgary to Cape Town? How would you feel about it then? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Proud, ecstatic, numb alll come to mind http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif



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Frank Ford
12-07-2005, 11:34 AM
Jeez, I dunno. The Ridge Tool calendar is now just another pinup thing. I, for one, miss the humor of photos of hot women and tools they'd otherwise have no contact with.

My wife's a potter, and she has a great (published in UK) calendar featuring a dozen of the world's most famous and respected potters (middle aged and above, male) posing nekkid in their studios, throwing pots, etc. Called "Claymates," I think the project may have been a fundraiser. It's a crackup for sure, and a good conversation starter. . .

sauer38h
12-07-2005, 11:43 AM
In the 'way back when, the Ridgid calendar was more surrealist. Here's a 1953 sample. Art by George Petty.

http://askmisterscience.com/ridgid.jpg

Evan
12-07-2005, 11:49 AM
Here's a little "treat" for the wife if you are in Vancouver tonight...

http://www.clubzone.com/events/event25438.html

rockrat
12-07-2005, 06:54 PM
My favorite subject has returned!

Every year the wife gets me a shop calendar. And every year, all of the girls that she works with gripe at her for buying one. I thank God that I ain't married to any of them, no matter how good looking they are!

Anyhow, here is what normally get hung up. The little one is from work. One of the companies that supplies us with parts sends us fluff chick calendars. And the wife buys the Pinup calendars.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y128/katiecat222/th_cal.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y128/katiecat222/cal.jpg)
Click on the photo for a bigger view.

rock

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mochinist
12-07-2005, 08:13 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by IOWOLF:
Ummmm, Maybe She enjoys the calender as well. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

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Well they are tasty

dicks42000
12-07-2005, 08:55 PM
Evan, Torker....
What ever happenned to the great Charlie Smith Machine Works calenders that showed pink...Way good...Guess we lost out to pol. correctness.
Rick

Evan
12-08-2005, 12:03 AM
I never had one of those but River Industries here used to hand out some nice ones. I cut the actual calendar part off the bottom. It was too small to read anyway and besides, it's been wrong for years. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

http://vts.bc.ca/pics/calendar.jpg

sauer38h
12-08-2005, 12:23 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by rockrat:
Click on the photo for a bigger view.</font>

The big one looks kind of like a Gil Elvgren painting.

.RC.
12-08-2005, 04:17 AM
I find more variety on the internet than just looking at the same picture for a month http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif..So I would rather a machine tool company put pics of their product on their calender

Norman Warfield
12-08-2005, 06:24 AM
stackedandpacked.com

Will get you a calendar that is great to look at and tell the politically correct world how it really is.



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If it's not broken, why do I keep trying to fix it....

jdunmyer
12-08-2005, 09:32 AM
The Dillon Precision (from the cartridge reloading outfit) calendars are really good. Great-looking models, holding nice-looking guns, what could be better?