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Lots of nice equipment there Charlie, looking forward to more of your restorations  ;)

I had a hard time finding non-Chinese needle files and finally found a 6pc Swiss-made set at an R/C shop in their model building section. I'll have to keep an eye on that set from Home Depot and watch for a sale...

Thanks Nick.  It is getting harder and harder to fine ANY tools that are not made in China.   >:(

I've tried to explain this to small hardware stores in my area and I tell them that they are forcing me to buy online to find quality tools/parts, but they don't seem concerned. One local store announced that they were closing not even a week after I was in there telling them that I was going to go home and order what they couldn't supply me.
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Off Topic / Re: Anyone here been tested for Covid-19?
« Last post by Tadfafty on 17 minutes ago »
Don't forget that the normal Flu has been particularly bad this year (something the press doesn't talk about at all) and has probably been the worse in 10 years.

Well probably because preventative measures are the same, and COVID 2019 is much worse.
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I believe I have a photograph of that very page on my computer.


let me take a look.
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 I just ran across this Johnson Smith and Co. novelties catalog.
I remember seeing their ads in comic books.

  It turns out the catalog had an index, so I looked up steam engines
and on page 133....well you'll see below.

Happy steaming,
Wayne





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Lots of nice equipment there Charlie, looking forward to more of your restorations  ;)

I had a hard time finding non-Chinese needle files and finally found a 6pc Swiss-made set at an R/C shop in their model building section. I'll have to keep an eye on that set from Home Depot and watch for a sale...

Thanks Nick.  It is getting harder and harder to fine ANY tools that are not made in China.   >:(
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Good stuff Charlie, I may have to find my way to buying a few of those items as well. I've had AC in my shop for 5 yrs now & wouldn't be with out it anymore (same as heat) keeps the condensate off of the tools & less rust issues.

Thanks Bruce!

I have a few items for Episode 3 which I plan on publishing at the end of Q3.   :)
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Great looking shop charlie! I like the a/c idea. I have not been out to my machine shop for the last 3 weeks due to the high heat and humidity. An a/c unit is on it,s way. With no engine shows to go to, i will at least be able to do some builds over the summer.
Crazydoug

Mine is a Trane Split System.  Best investment I ever made.  I can now work in the Steam Cave aka "the garage" year round.  I also added a small heater for the few cold days in winter.

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Those are interesting looking wrenches.

The Bahco spanners are the best IMHO.  I found out recently that the company is now owned by SnapOn Tools.
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Congratulations Frank.  Let us know when the store reopens.
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