View Full Version : Northern Calif HSM get together

04-25-2010, 01:16 AM
As promised I will be holding the April 2010 Northern California HSM get together at my house.

My humble shop will be up for inspection and welcomes your review. Who knows maybe I can get a few good suggestions on how to maximize my space. We can also have a mini swap-meet too perhaps. I know I have dozens of inserts I'll never use up in a life time - any and all suggestions are welcome

I'll supply the "Dead-Cow" for the Bar-B-Cue, (I'm thinking Tri-Tip) and everyone is welcome to bring a side dish or a pint of macaroni from the deli

We can swap Machine War stories and advice, have some good eats, a few beers and a good time for all

Please PM for address

04-25-2010, 02:00 AM
I dunno how to PM on this board but I'm in Sacto I'm interested. larry

04-25-2010, 02:08 AM
check your in box

04-25-2010, 01:13 PM
No one interested

Jack F
04-25-2010, 01:21 PM

I know this is no help but if I still lived in the Bay Area I would be there.;) I can't believe you don't have dozens of replies by now.:confused:


04-25-2010, 01:22 PM
NorCal is a big place, Joe .. where do you live?

04-25-2010, 01:26 PM
Down town Rio Linda

Not far from the ARCO arena in Sacramento

doctor demo
04-25-2010, 02:36 PM
Joe, count Me in. Let Me know what I can do to help.


04-25-2010, 03:06 PM
I read "Northern Calif" as much further north. :) That might have something to do with the slight response.

I'm not sure if I can get there or not.


04-25-2010, 06:04 PM
Since I mentioned we can do some swapping at the meet up this Saturday, I thought I would throw this out there

I got about 5 boxes too many of these inserts


There are a 6 sided insert for Stainless, and Hard Steel finishing. I just cut a recess on an old Ford 9" axle and they left a very nice polish like finish. Glad the insert was able to cut it. All the HSS did was lose it's edge

I also have 1 too many of these Fowler Dial Bore Gages


Works pretty cool - you just squeeze the trigger to suck in the pins and then release it slowly once inside the bore. I think they are both .0005"


04-26-2010, 12:50 AM
I'm in san jose, joefin, but the next few saturdays are taken. what date are you talking about, and is the invite only for people you know.

04-26-2010, 01:11 AM

Its open for ALL HSM members that want to attend.

This is what we are planning so far for May 1st

Any time after 11:00 AM arrival, open bull s**t and swap meet until 2:00 PM , BBQ starts promptly at 2:30-3:30, clean up 3:30-4:30, any one left after 5:00 will be shot.

No one is going to be shot - actually what is going to happen is my wife and all her Filipina friends will start their party at 6:pm. My wife and 1 of her friends will be there cooking up some side dishes for our Bar-B-Que as well.

Of course if your single, good looking, and have a good job the gals will invite you to stay. Although they'll have you married off to a Filipina Gal back in the islands before the night is out - Haha

doctor demo
04-26-2010, 01:28 AM

No one is going to be shot -

What's the point in going to Downtown Rio Linda for a BBQ if there aint going to be a shootin?:eek:

Oh, I guess there will be a swap meet and some purdy Island Girls:D


doctor demo
04-26-2010, 10:22 PM
So Joe, how many rsvp's ? I'm wondering if we are going to have parking problems:D .


04-26-2010, 11:56 PM
So Joe, how many rsvp's ? I'm wondering if we are going to have parking problems:D .


LOL - 3 so far - Parking is not a problem

Going to be some good food and a some good times - these guys don't know what their missing. I'm working on getting the girls to cook up some side dishes for us

doctor demo
04-27-2010, 12:16 AM
LOL - 3 so far - Parking is not a problem

Maybe I scared everyone off with that shootin comment:p .

I'll leave My gun at home Joe, won't take My gun to town Joe...kinda reminds Me of an old C&W song:) .

More food and Girls to go around:D


04-27-2010, 04:05 AM
I've got another meet that day in Camino, (different hobby), but will be there before noon.


04-27-2010, 11:05 AM
I've got another meet that day in Camino, (different hobby), but will be there before noon.


Bill your more then welcome to attend - check your PM inbox for the address

04-27-2010, 01:50 PM
I'd also like to stop by, but will be unable to stay long due to another commitment.


04-27-2010, 02:06 PM
Check your inbox Fred

It would be great to have you there

04-27-2010, 03:04 PM
Well since I just lost my pilot job(a good thing or a bad thing?) I have more free time. Oh yeh, no income...

04-27-2010, 05:33 PM
Arrrrgh!!! Prior commitment that day, can't go. Figured I could scam some lumpia if I went. I live in Sacramento, so maybe we could talk shop some other time?

04-27-2010, 06:23 PM
RB211 - Sorry to hear about your job - if any thing were in the same boat. I've been sent home for a month awaiting the start up of the next project.

BTW: check your PM inbox - if you can make it we love to have ya.

Forestgnome - you too, I sent my address in case you get time or we can make plans for another time

04-29-2010, 10:56 AM
Any one else interested ??