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About Old Tom

  • Birthday 12/31/1933

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    Glendale, Az

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  1. I got a ghost like, thanks Bro??? Old Tom
  2. Rob, I think you are right on about fall for the outing. Tom and I will help out as much as we can on it. There will have to be a meeting of the minds on location as the Kalif guys have to travel quite a distance to get here. Food, utensils, fire wood always works out well. Port-a-potties should be addressed for families who don't have RV's and such. Looking forward to it after a hot summer. Old Tom
  3. I don't understand that kind of music but he sounds just like those fellows today that yell at each other. If you don't look at the picture you would think that there was a new young singer coming up. Maybe he's found something that he is good at. Old Tom
  4. Have a blessed Christmas Bro. Remember the reason for the season............ Old Tom
  5. OMG, did Nugget Finder say in what part of the country this find was made? Or maybe under some eucalyptus trees? Old Tom
  6. Hey AuW, take a knife to it and see if it is a little harder than soft lead. Babbitt material won't cut or peel like raw lead, its a lot harder so it wouldn't swage with the rotation of the shaft. Oil groves were cut into it to hold the oil to lube it. I think that I would have peed in that hole before I filled it or maybe even worse............. Old Tom
  7. Lead was used quite a bit around mines. Easy to repair things with as it took a low heat to melt it. Check and see if it isn't Babbitt material, they used it for making bearings in the big motors that ran the mines. Also all automobiles before the fifty's had Babbitt bearings. Old Tom
  8. That one looks like a gold filled molar I lost one day down there. Keep up the good work and stay hydrated. Old Tom
  9. Bob knows why as he went to school, he's not a smart ass, really. Old Tom
  10. That tactic actually does work and I have recommended it here in the past. I am a former bee keeper and have used it a couple of times when things have gotten out of hand while capturing wild hives. But don't think that the little buggers are 'dumb', they will catch up with you if you don't get far enough away before they see you. The thing is in the desert there aren't too many thick trees and bushy shrubs in some areas to do this. Best thing is when they come 'a-bumpin', guess the direction they are coming from and do a 180. Old Tom
  11. My guess is May 1, 2, or 3. Old Tom
  12. I believe there is going to be a special tribute program to Grandpa John this coming Friday. He made it easier to watch this show for me. I wish that I had a Grandpa like him, he was a man's man. Old Tom
  13. Adam, you don't need a chaperone what you need is a trainer. You'd better be there Mom or not. I put you on the rooster anyway. Old Tom