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crazydoug

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Several New Finds From the Williams Grove Steam Show
« on: August 31, 2019, 08:54:23 am »
My wife and I went to the Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Show yesterday in eastern PA.  I was lucky enough to come home with several new items and a new car!  This show is one we attended last year at the beginning of the show, and there wasn't much there. 

This time, we waited until towards the end of the show, where I found several great items, including a PM research solar hot air fan, a complete and working Stuart steam hammer, unpainted but well-machined and working, and a nice Unimat SL-1000 lathe in the original box with all the accessories.  I will probably sell off all the milling accessories, which should pretty much pay for the actual lathe, which is all I needed.  Lastly is what I would call an automaton, a solar-powered bird, custom-made from two brass toilet bowl floats.  This automaton was built by the same gentleman who built the model Snow solenoid engine I purchased a few months ago. 

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Oh yeah, the car.  I was looking for a relatively, but not brand new, work vehicle, and I happened to have a friend who not only lives near the show and was attending it for the entire week, but also has a used car lot in the area.  We met for breakfast before the show, and I got to drive the car to the show.  After deciding it would do the job for me, we did the paperwork right there at the show and drove it home that afternoon.  It was probably the easiest car transaction I've ever done! 

https://youtu.be/kcGYqzda7EU

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So, all in all, a great show, which produced several new toys. 

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I have a PM Research fan, works great. You can also belt up the fan with a rubber band behind the starter knob. ;)

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I like the Stuart Steam Hammer Doug!, i think you will have a lot of fun with that and will look great with a lick of paint.
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That's what I call a great day at a show - all your purchases look wonderful especially the steam hammer., Well done!
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Do we get to see the major purchase as well?

Well done on the neat haul from the show itself!
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Do we get to see the major purchase as well?

Well done on the neat haul from the show itself!

Just a new work vehicle. A 2016 Honda CRV. I live in the country so it is already too filthy to photograph!

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Re: Several New Finds From the Williams Grove Steam Show
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2019, 11:38:40 pm »
Those hammers sure look fun!!  :D :D
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Re: Several New Finds From the Williams Grove Steam Show
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2019, 08:59:52 pm »
nice purchases Doug, gotta love the copper "flying" toilet tank float.
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