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12-14-2003, 02:07 AM
"Stones frontman becomes Sir Mick"
IF Mick Jaggar can be knighted and Why not
Mr.John Stevenson!!
You've all seen his work.
All those in favour say aye!!

12-14-2003, 03:19 AM
Aye say he benighted, eye, eye.

12-14-2003, 03:25 AM
Long live Sir John!

12-14-2003, 03:31 AM
I was just doing some research on gear cutting and ran into an article John wrote on making involute form tools. It was much more insightful and inspirational than anything I've heard from Mr Jaggar.

Add my vote for Sir John!

I shall discuss this matter with the Queen tomorrow at high tea.

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12-14-2003, 12:54 PM
Sir John,I like that,sounds fitting.

Anyway lots more talent than that other bozo.

Probibly sings better too http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Michael Az
12-14-2003, 12:57 PM
Another vote for John!

Paul Gauthier
12-15-2003, 06:25 PM
I think that if John were Knighted, and I am all for it, he would probably be the first Knighted machinist or Machinist Knight the First, or Sir John of chips. I wonder what his coat of arms would look like. A knee mill crossed by a lathe, support by a shaper???

Paul G.

12-16-2003, 04:00 AM
Forget it the queen does not knight peons - only rich assholes like Conrad Black.

And we all know that John may be rich, but he still has to be elevated from filthy peasant to inbred "beautiful person" to qualify - like Prince Dumbo. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

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Forrest Addy
12-16-2003, 05:30 AM
I dunno about knighted. I think John would get more good out of a TV show like "Machine Shop Sweep" where you get 24 hours with 4 helpers, a forklift, and a big truck to clean out a machine tool sales outfit and an industrial supply house.

Not much mention has been made of a key piece of John's set-up; the indexer that feeds linear interpolated step and direction pulses to the spindle step motor and the work step motor drivers in response to a tooth count set on the thumb switches he mentions. I think it might be an original and unique gadget kept under wraps until fully developed and ready to market.

This gadget is a hell of a development if affordable to a home shop guy and a key to hobbing gears on the cheap.

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12-16-2003, 10:57 AM
Good Knight John.

Oops no comma.

Ragarsed Raglan
12-16-2003, 01:48 PM
I think your doing the lad down, a Knight is way below this guys worth!

John would get my vote for a Duke, no doubts about that! I think he's worthy of at least a Dukedom. Then he can 'lord it' over all of us here!

Only downside to the guy is he's from the wrong side of the 'Dane Law' ~ but thats a 1500 year old demarkation line so I'll forgive him!!!!


12-16-2003, 01:54 PM
I don't think King Knud will have much to say.

Alistair Hosie
12-16-2003, 05:08 PM
I think you guys have misquoted ower lizzie (the Queen to you)told John he should get knotted not knighted,in any case he would have to bend down on one knee to get knighted with the weight of all that rusty old armour he was saving for such an event he would need his new winch and an a frame to get him up again.

12-16-2003, 10:52 PM
Yes, lads, let's not get ahead of ourselves. When they knight Keith Richards, now, THEN we can all line up for Dukedom!

12-17-2003, 02:08 AM
Yeah, Sir Heroin Richards - stoner at large.

Methinks Forrest has the best idea yet - 24 hour shopping spree!

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12-17-2003, 07:05 PM
Alistair: you said "his new winch and an a frame to get him up again." isn't that supposed to be spelled "wench"? Not to nit pick- but there is a difference in From ,Fit AND function.
(edit: change "From" to "Form".)

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12-17-2003, 10:46 PM
"Mick Jagger accepted a knighthood; Keith Richards was disgusted and said it was a disgrace: "It's not what the Stones is about, is it?I mean I think John Stevenson should get it.Did you see his f*=+ing gear hobber?"

12-18-2003, 03:20 AM
All Hail Sir John!


12-19-2003, 03:17 AM

Alistair Hosie
12-19-2003, 04:58 PM
Steve I think you could do with a knighthood yourself laddie.
A man who buys as much junk as me just because the price was right, needs to be recognised for devotion to king and country. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
I will type you a good reference for hers truly if you need one.
In return you can recommend me for the keys to the city of Clearwater http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif my favourite spot on this planet
Don't be alarmed if one day I come a knocking at your door as I have been to Clearwater many many times needless to say if I ever come I will write first, My cousin has a flat there in Orlando.
Alistair ps if I do I'll bring you a bit of Dave's sisters meatloaf if I don't get arrested trying to smuggle it in they might think its a stick of gelignite http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

12-19-2003, 11:35 PM
Gentlemen, another vote for Sir Jonh of the cogs. A departed chipmaker of note who was Knighted, Sir Henry Royce.
Les H.

12-21-2003, 02:42 PM
Alistair: that meat loaf probably washes down well with some smooth Southern Moonshine to lead the way/

Comments Weird, Gypsie, and the southern crowd?

12-21-2003, 05:34 PM
Sir John of Nottingham! It has a certain ring to it, like Robin of Loxley. Reminds me of Errol Flynn in his heyday (with some fine young lass waiting in the wings.) It would be a proper thing, and a great thing to recognize the achievements of machinists and inventiveness in general. He could be one of the last of his breed if manufacturing and machine tools are in as much of a decline there in the UK as they are here in the USA.
Here's for preserving the art of machining in its finest form! Hip Hip Hooray!


John Stevenson
12-21-2003, 07:39 PM
Thanks guys, I've followed this list but out of modesty haven't replied to it.


OK who sprung the leak ??


John S.

12-21-2003, 10:11 PM
I've always been confused about the pecking order of knights, dukes, earles, lords, squires, etc., etc., but if 'talent' is a criterion, then obviously John's place is at the top of the list.

12-22-2003, 12:44 AM
I think there are land grants and yearly incomes involved with most of those titles. It would be nice for one of the underclass to be jutted up to the retched upper class. They are so nice.