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11-04-2003, 02:56 PM

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Dr. Rob
11-04-2003, 02:59 PM
Last years version of those free cards they pass out at the bank.

Really, I'm still in a quandry over how to vote on the Julian / Gregorian issue...

Ragarsed Raglan
11-04-2003, 03:40 PM
I think I'll need a few days to think about this one, at least 366 days to be precise!

I have a great 'Flying Legends' calender from MPI publishing (just left behind a Spit MkVIII in October and I'm now onto Novembers pin up ~ 'Diamond Lil' a B24 Liberator), think I'll just re-use it and pencil in February 29th !!!!! I did have a super calender a few years back which I picked up in the US, it was a reproduction of the famous Gil Elvgren hand drawn pin ups from the fifties. Delightfully erotic without being offensive!

Someone stole it!! (it may have been trash canned by Mrs. Raglan though)


11-04-2003, 03:44 PM
I generally get a calendar from one of the local race car garages or from a tool store. They are pretty to look at.

For my aviation calendar, I have A.V. Roe Arrow Calendar. For those who don't live in Canada, it was a fighter airplace way ahead of it's time.


G.A. Ewen
11-04-2003, 03:47 PM
I think that I am going to get a Calendar Creation program for my computer and make my own. I will probably put some of the photos that I took at Estevan on it and mabye some of Bernies if it's ok with him.

11-04-2003, 04:13 PM

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11-04-2003, 04:35 PM
I'm waiting for one of my Snap-on girlie calenders to be in sync. I have only three, so I can't hit every year, and since they went PC several years ago I can't add to my collection. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//frown.gif

11-04-2003, 04:56 PM

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John Stevenson
11-04-2003, 05:07 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Dr. Rob:
Really, I'm still in a quandry over how to vote on the Julian / Gregorian issue...</font>

That depends on delivery dates, keep swopping between the two and you can get a 21 day reprieve if you are running late !

John S.

Ragarsed Raglan
11-04-2003, 05:19 PM

There's far less exposed skin on those Fifties babes than I can see in town on a Friday / Saturday night, displayed by their modern counterparts.

You're right, the innocent 'come hither look' with a slight (accidental, mind you!) display of leg and hint of under-pinnings is far more attractive than the modern trend to show everything they have, and a bit more just to be sure!!

I guess I'm just getting old!! Hey, wait a minute I'll do John's trick above and gain a few days back,
Gregorian, Julian, Gregorian,....


John Stevenson
11-04-2003, 06:53 PM
You are not getting old RR it's just that after a while you realise that anything more than two handfuls and a mouthful is wasted. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

John S.

11-04-2003, 09:45 PM
RRaglan, I'm with you. Less is more. Im a young pup but I would agree that the little look from under the hair (aka Veronica Lake) and a little leg is much better than the Britney Spears look. Or this new thing were it is ok to let the thong hang out the back. No thanks. The chase is 1/2 of the fun.

Does Rigid still make their famous calendar?

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11-04-2003, 10:02 PM
Love the idea of a HSM calender.

11-04-2003, 10:21 PM
Someone swiped all my Snap-on calenders but one so I"ll be waiting a while for it to be back in sync!

There is some kind of coupon calender on one wall and a USA Shooting Team on the other.

I got rid of the girlie calenders when I got married.After I got divorced,I never bothered (or got a free one ) to replace the girlie one.Come to think of it,that was one of the few things I can remember doing with out being asked that got my ex's approval!


11-04-2003, 10:58 PM
I don't have any,the only way I know what day of the week it happens to be is by the clock on my computer.

At work we have one from 1973 I think,Norman Rockwell,now theres an artist,you know every so many years the days all fall right again http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

11-05-2003, 12:40 AM
Same here Weird, no watch or rings either, too dangerous. Ever see someone short out a car battery with a wedding ring?

11-05-2003, 01:42 AM

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11-05-2003, 10:05 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Evan:
Same here Weird, no watch or rings either, too dangerous. Ever see someone short out a car battery with a wedding ring?</font>

I used to work in the engineering group of a large manufacturer of Uninterruptible Power
Supplies. One of our senior guys had a permanent reminder of the day that he laid his metal watchband (with his wrist still in it) across the terminals of a good-sized sealed lead acid battery. I imagine it must have been a rather unpleasant experience.


11-05-2003, 10:32 AM
Evan: One of my friends did just that some years back ... wedding ring across a truck battery. He was a fireman, on duty at the time, and fortunately still has the finger with most of the meat still on it.

I was an engineer with MCI in its infancy and I recall one time when someone dropped a ratchet wrench across one or more cells of a switching office battery. The system was taken down east of Chicago. Wonder if the wrench was Craftsman and if they replaced it http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

11-05-2003, 07:49 PM

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G.A. Ewen
11-06-2003, 12:19 AM
If you really want them I can send you the ones for the last three years. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//tongue.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

11-06-2003, 01:09 AM
Hello all:

My wife usually gives me a generic nature calender for the shop, then my kids change the months . I really don't think about the time when i'm in the shop. Handy to have ocasionally tho.

You are welcome to any pics there, let me know whick ones you want and I'll email better quality pics.


11-06-2003, 02:38 AM
The rule here is that it's alright to look at the menu as long as I eat at home.

Fred White
11-06-2003, 10:28 AM
&gt;&gt;Has Village Press ever thought about publishing a calendar for us? Heck, maybe you already do and I just don't know about it.

Yea! Pictures of Monarch 10EE's with the covers off and from various angles!!!!!

Maybe an occassional K&T Rotary Head Vertical Mill for some diversity.

11-06-2003, 11:19 AM
"....Pictures of Monarch 10EE's with the covers off and from various angles!!!!! " http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Shame on you Fred! This is supposed to be a clean, wholesome pursuit.

Bill Cook
11-06-2003, 11:20 AM
Maybe my sweetie'll make me one. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif



11-06-2003, 11:22 AM

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Dave Burnett
11-06-2003, 10:28 PM
I like the old "Bull of the Woods" calendars but they are getting hard to find.

Peter S
11-06-2003, 11:10 PM
For the confirmed aero engine gearhead, you can get the "engine" calendar;


That, with the book "Beautiful Engines", is enough to get unenlightened visitors shaking their heads...


11-10-2003, 10:13 AM

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11-11-2003, 04:12 AM
I saw the Dan Akroyd starred movie "The Arrow" regarding that plane. I was going to post a thread on it as it seemed like an interesting story.

11-11-2003, 08:12 AM
If you are going to make a calender, how about a pic. of the project that you always wanted to make, one for each month. or the print for same, on the simple ones.
just a thought.kinda like waiting for that next issue of M/W.

11-11-2003, 08:15 AM
I too loved the bull of the woods calenders, if any one knows where to get one letme know.

Ragarsed Raglan
11-11-2003, 04:35 PM
Peter S,

I wish you hadn't posted that Peter...... I'm $9.95 + P&P in debt now!! Can't wait to find out which month the Napier Sabre appears on!!


Milacron of PM
11-11-2003, 10:32 PM
How 'bout this ?


11-11-2003, 11:40 PM
Linn {spelling?} gear has "Bull of the Woods", we get 1 a year at work. Maybe a group purchase might be in order if their source of supply could be determined.

11-12-2003, 12:49 AM
I had the Arrow Calendar, Darn Great Airplane, saw the movie, good film.

How about a solar calendar, equal weeks and 13 months?


11-23-2003, 02:33 PM
Peter S,

Thanks for the link. I just received my Great Aircraft Engines 2004 calendar. It is really interesting. I have the opportunity to work up close with engines like these out at the EAA Foundation Hanger. We had a Super Corsair in there for some time since it blew an engine during the EAA Airventure. It has a 28 cylinder ( 4 banks of 7 cylinders ) radial and may be the December picture, the Pratt & Whitney R-4360. That was an amazing piece of engineering.

Ok now we need that HSM calendar. Pictures of the HSM masters with their projects. Pictures of the great old machine tools of the past. Pictures of the best of the best like the Monarch EE and the Hardinge machines.

I can use more than one calendar.


11-25-2003, 01:32 PM
Instead of a calendar, I put up the KBC measurement chart that has a tape and die reference on it. This is both in SAE and Metric. I got this from the industrial show in Toronto a couple of months ago.

No girlie pictures, put useful information.


11-25-2003, 02:04 PM
Next years calenders will be a Chick-Fil-A cow calender (united they stand,divided they're steak!) and a gun calender from the USA Shooting Team!

11-25-2003, 03:00 PM
How about the Packed and Stacked calendar, by G. Gordon Liddy?


Peter S
11-25-2003, 09:06 PM
Bernard, Here are some photos of a cut-away P&W R 4360, 28 cylinder, (four rows of seven cylinders) I took these at Chino museum (near LA in California), a great museum, included many unusual aircraft such as several German and Japanese jets. You can go for a flight on a Hudson? while you are there. (While I was there, a guy came in with his elderly father, ex-bomber crew, paid for him to go on a surprise birthday flight in the Hudson.

The other place I remember seeing these engines, I think, was powering the 'Spruce Goose'. (Engines could be acessed from within the wing, while in flight, I seem to remember)



BTW, you guys who like Aero Engine calenders, it is worth joining the Aircraft Engine Historical Society, they publish a great magazine, editied by Graham White, author of some good aircraft engine books.


Dave Burnett
11-25-2003, 10:59 PM
I like the Bull of the Woods but the last one I had I got from a friend about 3 yrs. ago. Don't know where to get another.

11-25-2003, 11:01 PM
Peter S,

I could spend all day looking at those displays. I'd like to see that museum. I have visited the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo. That is another great aircraft museum and has a very impressive display of aircraft engines on the floor for close-up inspection. They also have many cutaways; really impressive.

My calendar does show a half dozen of the aircraft that the P&W R-4360 was used in and the Spruce Goose was one of them.