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  • #16
    Sorry I missed that guy --- I do not recall seeing the handle "T-nut" on here so he goes way back im sure...

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    • #17
      Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post
      Sorry I missed that guy --- I do not recall seeing the handle "T-nut" on here so he goes way back im sure...
      Robert Bastow. don't know if he was ever here, but he was a big participant on the major domo mailing list in '90's and later rec.craft.metalworking before it went to ratshlt. He was an entertaining writer

      If you have lots of time......http://loganact.com/teenut/teenut.txt
      a small dose, a classic on machine feeds quote in post 8 here https://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/fo...313#post633313

      in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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      • #18
        I remember T-nut well from RCM, also Harold Vardos who is now a moderator on Chaski.

        And then there's the RCM member who I'd most like to forget... Do you remember "Gunner" ?
        Regards, Marv

        Home Shop Freeware - Tools for People Who Build Things
        http://www.myvirtualnetwork.com/mklotz

        Location: LA, CA, USA

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        • #19
          Originally posted by mklotz View Post
          I remember T-nut well from RCM, also Harold Vardos who is now a moderator on Chaski.

          And then there's the RCM member who I'd most like to forget... Do you remember "Gunner" ?
          Try as you might, it's pretty difficult to forget Gunner. Interesting thing about him was that on a few occasions I had the chance to correspond with him off the list. He came across as an entirely different person. He helped me with a few things and was quite generous in some stuff he sent to me. The internet brings stuff out in people, I guess.

          T-nut was a fascinating character, and he was very good at expressing himself clearly in writing. I still refer back to some of the stuff he posted on occasion.

          RCM was an interesting place before it got stupid, as most of usenet seemed to get. I spent a lot of time and learned a great deal from the people there as I knew very little about machining when I stumbled on that group. Largely a great bunch of guys.
          Last edited by alanganes; 03-15-2021, 04:45 PM.

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          • #20
            You guys are the best bunch iv ever met, and there's some of us on the fringe that have to use each other to round off some rough edges, while most everybody else has the common sense to just stand back and watch --- maybe even add a caution of "put some goggles on cuz this ones gonna create some sparks"

            Im most grateful to those that i got to help de-burr and de-burr myself with,,, and also guys like GB who have not booted my arss out a long time ago...

            im way more in tune with behaving myself because of his example of both warnings and tolerance, mostly the latter cuz only a fool would want to upset a guy like that....

            Here's to GB and all great moderators who have one hell of a juggling act to perform and impossible to get it all right all the time but id like to think he's come pretty damn close....

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            • #21
              Old Tiffie... Mr. Wickipedia himself.

              Also Thrud, can't forget him.

              Evan too, no idea if he is alive still.

              IbewGypsie, or David.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by mklotz View Post
                I remember T-nut well from RCM, also Harold Vardos who is now a moderator on Chaski.

                And then there's the RCM member who I'd most like to forget... Do you remember "Gunner" ?
                Hey! I not only corresponded with Gunner, I went to his house in Taft, California not once but twice. Sure, he is quirky, but he knows a lot and he had a lot of great stuff in his yard. I got a 30kVA 3 phase transformer from him for $30. It took awhile, but eventually I got it home to Seattle and now it powers a small waterjet company on Vashon Island.

                I don't think Gunner was such a bad guy. And I know Harold too. He was an old school machinist who worked on the cruise missile program. Very very knowledgeable about many things especially related to grinding.

                metalmagpie

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                • #23
                  I've known John S since all the 'forums' were discussion groups known as 'Newsgroups'. He was a great inspiration to me, extremely helpful, yet down to earth and practical.

                  He was a great loss to us all and I was happy that I was able to go to his 'wake' to pay my final respects. Many things in my workshop remind me of him on a daily basis.

                  Not too long before his death he married Debs, herself an accomplished engineer and plane builder - my sort of woman as she had a lathe in her kitchen !

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by awemawson View Post
                    my sort of woman as she had a lathe in her kitchen !
                    That's not one in a million --- I think you could say that for a guy --- but for a Woman that's about one in a billion lol good catch no wonder why he liked her... incredible...

                    I do miss that guy - it was always an honor to get a PM from SJ and hear his thoughts about something or what he was thinking of building in his retirement ....

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                    • #25
                      Miss all those listed

                      IbewGypsie, or David = what a blast, I miss his posts

                      is forrest still with us?
                      "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

                      My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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                      • #26
                        I sometimes think of John when I need to use my Bridgeport. We all know how he loved to hate his Bridgeport....that probably made him more money than any other machine in his shop. He was a character for sure.
                        OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                        THINK HARDER

                        BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                        MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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                          Originally posted by RB211 View Post
                          Old Tiffie... Mr. Wickipedia himself.

                          Also Thrud, can't forget him.

                          Evan too, no idea if he is alive still.

                          IbewGypsie, or David.
                          I noticed a couple of years ago that Thrud still seems to be with us. *

                          And i still owe Stevenson a post and explanation about a new method of gear hobbing; been meaning to get back to him on that for almost twenty years. I will eventually.


                          *idunno. Maybe someone at his house still uses his old computer and it logs on automatically? Or maybe some things are better not questioned. Maybe his machines still run sometimes too...
                          Last edited by Dr. Rob; 03-24-2021, 03:06 PM.

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                          • #28
                            John reminded me of every Brit I've ever worked with. The right amount of wit, sarcasm, brilliance, and arrogance. Knew what they were doing, would give you **** about doing something wrong, but if they deemed you worthy wouldn't hesitate to give you a hand to figure it out. All the while chewing you out with a smile . Sometimes a tough nut to crack, but a valued asset to any shop. Also a good guy to have in your corner.

                            I've worked with a few guys like that over the years, and sadly they're all gone now. They leave a lasting good impression for sure.

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                            • #29
                              I just hope when I'm gone (and it won't be that many years) I leave a half as good an impression as some of those above mentioned. :-)
                              ...lew...

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Lew Hartswick View Post
                                I just hope when I'm gone (and it won't be that many years) I leave a half as good an impression as some of those above mentioned. :-)
                                ...lew...
                                im kinda half on the fence with that along with people celebrating in the streets that im finally dead and maybe even playing a game of polo with my chopped off head...

                                I guess anywhere in-between would be a good place to start, or end, or whatever....

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