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04-27-2003, 06:41 PM
I was just wondering what the average age of the people posting here?
ps 38

04-27-2003, 06:49 PM
I'm retired and 70 years young.

John Stevenson
04-27-2003, 06:50 PM
55 but I was born at an early age.

John S

04-27-2003, 06:51 PM
I am a 50 something, but my lady friend says that I am 25 for the 26 or 27 time.


04-27-2003, 06:51 PM
For a mountain I am only just beginning, but for a peach I am ageless! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

04-27-2003, 07:03 PM
There ought to be a mathematical formula to figure that out http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

something like;

t X a/tp X rt X (3.1416x0)X M/12 =true age

(total posts) X (average number of words in post) divided by average time of posting X (percentage of relevance to topic) X (3.1416 X 0) + posters age in months divided by 12.
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04-27-2003, 07:30 PM
42, but the real question is what age do you act? Hopefully 18 most of the time.

04-27-2003, 07:31 PM
Funny, very funny.
Forgot to multiply by the percentage of time the the poster is a smart-ass!

468 Months

04-27-2003, 07:34 PM
"72" and counting...

04-27-2003, 07:35 PM
32...and a newbie to this board. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//tongue.gif

Alistair Hosie
04-27-2003, 07:41 PM
51 read 52 on the nineteenth may so I feel like adding a few noughts http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Alistair

Forrest Addy
04-27-2003, 08:17 PM
My average age is 31 if you fiqure I was zero when I was born.

Herb Helbig
04-27-2003, 08:26 PM
69.5 going on 70. Planning to live forever - so far, so good!


04-27-2003, 08:32 PM
61 going on 18. My students keep me young.
The deal is girls have to grow up and be mature. We get to stay young and act 18 forever.

G.A. Ewen
04-27-2003, 08:41 PM
47, but the little kid at the restaurant that I frequent says I look 55 http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif. He says "you have to be that old to be a grandfather". http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//rolleyes.gif.

Herb W
04-27-2003, 09:15 PM
I'm a fifty niner (born in)...closing in on 44.

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04-27-2003, 09:35 PM
I'm almost 53 going on 23. I was a grandfather at 40. Now I have four grandaughters. I've been single for 14 years and loving every minute. I don't have to ask permission to buy tools, build street rods or restore antique cars. Big change from a once computer geek.

04-27-2003, 09:46 PM
I'll be 45 in October but going on 25 in my head.At least that's what my ex said!

04-27-2003, 09:51 PM
Your as young as you feel.


04-27-2003, 09:51 PM
48, however it seems like only yesterday...

04-27-2003, 10:17 PM
32,but its not the years,its the milage that counts http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

04-27-2003, 10:18 PM
I agree with weirdscience....Its the mileage that counts.....32 also...


04-27-2003, 10:19 PM
17, wishing I had the same years of experiance!

04-27-2003, 10:21 PM
Turned 49 last month. If it weren't for being stiff in all the wrong places, I feel like 23 with much more wisdom.


04-27-2003, 10:22 PM
I will be 48 in July ,really have enjoyed the last 3 or 4 years since I learned how to do machine work

04-27-2003, 10:50 PM
I'm like Jerry........

Going to celebrate my 27th anniversary of my 25th birthday......

Or is that the 25th anniversary of my 27th birthday???? I keep getting them confused......


04-27-2003, 10:54 PM
46 here. Been in electrical construction since I was 16, Not got much to bring to the table but some common sense and all my fingers. Robotics, cnc's, instrumentation my main forte.

04-27-2003, 11:11 PM
Be careful what you wish for,I had an apprentice of sorts at work who begged me daily to teach him how to weld,so one day I did and guess who drew all the crap welding jobs?Sometimes ignorance is bliss especially in a job shop http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gifBottom line be careful what you ask the genie for,SOMETIMES SHE WILL GIVE YOU SOMETHING YOU DON'T WANT! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by myford7type:
17, wishing I had the same years of experiance!</font>

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Dave Opincarne
04-27-2003, 11:56 PM
37 in July

04-28-2003, 12:14 AM
455 in dog years.

Neil Peters

04-28-2003, 12:37 AM
I'm exactly twice as old as my friend's daughter would be if she was twice her age. She's a teenager. I was born the year that the first mass-produced computer was built. I hope that narrows it down a bit.

Michael Az
04-28-2003, 02:35 AM

Dr. Rob
04-28-2003, 03:44 AM
34 last week.

Myford7type, if you're seventeen now, and start hanging out here, you'll have almost seven hundred years of experience to draw upon.

04-28-2003, 06:28 AM
32 as of the 24th...

04-28-2003, 07:21 AM
I'm 18 from the neck up, unfortantely I'm 54 from the neck down. If Thrud's a peach, then I'm a rose! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

John B

Bill Cook
04-28-2003, 07:42 AM
53 - And can't think of anything clever to add.

04-28-2003, 08:53 AM
When I was a kid, dirt was clean.............

04-28-2003, 09:29 AM
34 if I did the math correctly. Skipped most of childhood, so I may actually be older.

04-28-2003, 10:34 AM
35 on April 6th and I'm already going gray! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif

04-28-2003, 10:51 AM
The real question is: WHat is the age of your "significant other?" If you can't remember, you have been with him/her too long, if you whip off the answer your good, if you say when I bring her roses, ..... well you get the picture.

Mine is 36


Paul Gauthier
04-28-2003, 12:00 PM
55, but very slow.
So slow that my younger brother is older than me now.

Paul G.

04-28-2003, 12:38 PM

04-28-2003, 01:12 PM

Ragarsed Raglan
04-28-2003, 01:23 PM
Just realised if we keep this topic running for over 12 months it could be self perpetuating!

Me - I've just turned 55 (17th April), But I still feel like a 16 year old (anyone know where I can find one??)

And in reply to Jerry's question about the partners age, well she's just over 10 years younger than me - but probably 10 years older in maturity terms!


04-28-2003, 01:33 PM
I'm 33 going on 18 some days goimg on 60 others, This week it is definitly 60 :-)

04-28-2003, 01:51 PM
I will be technically the big 40 on 5/10...the Ol'Lady says I dont act my age whatever that means...she says I should grow up so I am actually not sure how old I really am!

04-28-2003, 01:52 PM
You're only old as the woman that you sleep with, and my wife won't let me disclose her age.


04-28-2003, 02:24 PM
Just celebrated the 23rd anniversary of my 21st birthday last month.


04-28-2003, 02:56 PM
Mine other half is 35. I won't tell you her real age, but it is close to 35.


04-28-2003, 03:01 PM
71, wife 62. Some of the old codgers ought to brag- WWll Vets gotta be more than 75

04-28-2003, 03:43 PM

My father will be 79 in July and he was in the latter half of WWII (1943-45 I think) so the vets are certainly getting old and we are losing them daily. We need to honor them while there are still some around.


04-28-2003, 05:06 PM
32 i mean 31...Sheesh why am i rushing this???


04-28-2003, 06:37 PM
30 be at it since I was old enough to hold a screw driver

04-28-2003, 06:55 PM

04-28-2003, 07:03 PM
42 years of age, 27 years in machine shop and on my 24th year of "apprenticeship"....and still learning!

04-28-2003, 07:28 PM
62 in body - but 25 (or less) in mind...and hope it stays that way!

04-28-2003, 07:53 PM
29, same as my wife. But she is 8 months older, so come july, I can refer to her as the "Old Lady" again! She Is the BEST! Anyway, Still so much to learn, and So MUCH to DO! I am way behind, And likely will need to have an eternity to catch up! Thank you all for your help!!

Dave Opincarne
04-28-2003, 09:15 PM
3-Jaw, It aint the age it's the milage that turns you gray. Mine has my ex's name all over it. I can't belive it's a coincidence that the gray showed up right after we got hitched. Hopefuly it will stop doing that now http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif


04-28-2003, 09:45 PM
11000 days + 0r - a hundred or so

04-28-2003, 10:14 PM
Kerry.s,Screwdriver?Is that phillips,flat blade or vodka and o.j.? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

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04-28-2003, 10:30 PM
51... I may get older, but that doesn't mean I have to grow up!

George Hodge
04-28-2003, 10:44 PM
59,when I retired,but since then time's flown,so now I can't remember how old.Realized that our kids are sure looking older ! 65,+or-

04-28-2003, 11:26 PM

Does that mean my warranty has expired? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

As long as my wife doesn't try to trade me in on a newer model!


04-29-2003, 01:44 AM
I'm just a sprout, 21. It amazes me that a group of people with such a range of ages, and locations all share a passion for machining, etc.

04-29-2003, 02:30 AM
Well, when I turned 2 years old, I realized that is just one year, my age doubled, and by the time I reached 6, I was 90! So, if that is true, then, I'm.....oh, hell, that's just too complicated! Howz 55 sound? Then, that must mean....I'm only 3 1/2!! Maybe that's why I still crave breast-feeding!

04-29-2003, 04:02 AM
I'm 59 and try to enjoy every day.

04-29-2003, 09:55 AM
59 here. (I think)
About 3 or 4 years ago I miscalculated, or something like that (maybe didn't calculate at all), following my birthday. So I walked around all year thinking I was a year younger than was really the case. That was fine until the next birthday approached and I recalculated. In effect I aged two years that B'day. ...bummer! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Alistair Hosie
04-29-2003, 11:42 AM
Lynnl man thats bad you got too much on your plate bud.A man walks into a doctors surgery and proclaims Doctor I keep forgetting converstaions when only half way through! the doctor says "blimey "that could be serious how long has this been going on? how long has what been going on? replies the man http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif I know how you feel Lynnl been there done it and got the Tee shirt Alistair

Alistair Hosie
04-29-2003, 11:44 AM
Cmon Thrud how old are you don't keep it from your old pals I bet your only about twenty one with a beautiful girl hooked to each wing.yeh lookey-booger. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

L Webb
04-29-2003, 03:32 PM
46 years young. Other half trails me by a few years.
I'm younger than half the machines in my shop.

Doc Nickel
04-29-2003, 04:19 PM
I'm not so old I remember when dirt was invented, but I can recall when it was still under warranty.


04-29-2003, 07:38 PM
Aleady posted my age, but to put things into perspective: Got married at 21 wife is in better shape and more wonderful than when we got married, i haven't aged as well but doing OK. Feel young when you're with the right person.

I have a friend/colleague/mentor that has been teaching 41 years. He is trying to arrange it so he can retire and be re-hired as a new teacher at his same job. saves the school money, he gets to keep doing what he loves, and he's a great teacher. You are indeed as young as you feel.


Dave Burnett
04-29-2003, 07:57 PM
65 the 6th of June. I have this old age thing all figured out. It's just Gravity, everthing that used to be up is coming down.

04-29-2003, 08:02 PM
I think I gained a year reading this. 33.

I was wondering if it was just old farts on here. Speaking of Thrud...

04-29-2003, 10:35 PM
I will be 64 in mid May. Any day that I wake up on the green side of the grass I know that it will be a good one.

04-29-2003, 11:38 PM
Ahkem's Razor and Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle when applied brings me to the conclusion that I am "only 4..." http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

My cat, however is 8 - or so.

04-30-2003, 12:04 AM
55. Over the hill & loving it!

04-30-2003, 12:21 AM
As of today(April 30) 50 by the calendar,20 by attitude.

04-30-2003, 12:25 AM
31, Grew up in my dad's tool and die shop.
Remember for as long as I can remember being
around tools. Cool.

steve schaeffer
04-30-2003, 12:32 AM
wow! you guys are young! i dont feel like such a child now!
hey im 25 yrs old. all i can say is time is education and you guys are wise,
but like the great richard pryor said, "you dont get old bein no fool,a lotta young wise men deader than a motherfu##er"

Paul Alciatore
04-30-2003, 01:15 AM
1.870 X 10^9 +/- 2.592 X 10^6 seconds

04-30-2003, 10:49 PM
It's a trick question! I 'average' 25, if my mathemicater is calculafying correctly. The missus says she's old enough to pick. I think last year she picked 27, the year before, she picked 32. Whatever she decides, I buy her the same thing every year; whatever she tells me to.

05-01-2003, 12:46 AM
A pretty common thing here is feeling younger than the physical years. I guess our activities are actually good for us. I hope I'm still chip'n at 80. I will probably have made my own electric wheelchair by then, and it aint gonna be one of those anemic ones, either. It's gonna have a blown 454, thats 4 batteries, 5 pole motor, 4 speeds, fan cooled, a positank rear end, I'll probably need that, and fuel injection, that'll be my iv bag. Oh, probably a homing device too.

Alistair Hosie
05-01-2003, 01:43 AM
Technically its impossible to measure age accurately as time does not stop so that as you measure it is already innacurate.Alistair

05-01-2003, 01:57 AM

Time is irrelevant and just a human concept. And Heisenberg's principle states that the very act of trying to measure it affects its value. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

We should worry less about it and put that wasted mental effort into doing something constructive and productive. When you run out of it - you won't care about it any longer.

Good answer! But how do you figure +/- 30 days? And I thought I was evading the question... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

05-01-2003, 10:09 AM
How'd the line in that Country & Western song go? ... "Old enuff to know better, but too young to care..." and that's all I remember. (was a very forgettable song anyway)

05-01-2003, 10:51 AM
I was fifty in 1968, and I'm 54 now.

05-01-2003, 01:22 PM
I've been here for 48 years and I'm not leaving for another 100.
Got another birthday coming up so my brother sent me a joke to remind me so I'm going to post it since this is a age topic.

Harold is 82 and having some prostate problems. After examining him, the
doctor gives him a specimen jar and says "Take this home with you, and try to
produce a semen specimen. Stop by tomorrow and drop it off so I can run a few

Harold takes the jar and heads home. The next day Harold comes in and asks
to speak with the doctor. When he is taken into the office, the doctor asks
how he made out.

"Not good, Doc." Says Harold. "I went home and tried to do what you said. I
tried with my right hand 'till it was cramped from the arthritis . . . no luck. I
tried with my left hand, until I had blisters . . . no luck. I asked my wife to help me
out, so she tried with her left hand and with her right hand . . no luck. She even tried with her mouth. She tried with her teeth in, and she tried with her teeth out . . . no luck.
Then we called Edna, next door, to see if she could help ... . ."

"Good grief, man!" exclaimed the doctor, "you asked your neighbor to help

"Yep," says Harold, "none of us could get the lid off that jar."

mike thomas
05-01-2003, 09:53 PM
I had a hell of a neighbor a few years back. He retired at 80, went out and bought a boat and decided to have fun. About a year later some dope ran over him while he was bucking bales. The dope was driving the tractor, pulling the hay slip and 40 years old. The dope was driving because he could not buck bales as fast as the neighbor.
One day I went to the door and the neighbor was standing there with a shovel. He asked if I wanted to take a walk out into the field he farmed. I said sure, let me get a shovel too. He told me that he only had the shovel because the ground was slippery on the hillside, and that with a shovel people would still think of him as a man, but with a cane they would think him a worn out old man.
Another time, I went to see him. He was in the kitchen with a hammer beating the hell out of childproof asprin bottle. He could not see to line up the arrows on the bottle and the cap, but he still could swing a mean hammer.
Rotate, what if you are not sleeping? 51 Mike

05-01-2003, 10:37 PM
I agree with the one above: You are as young as the one you feel.