It's sad to say, but I find it not too political with a heavy duty kill
file. Not sure you can get those with the Google Groups interface.
Here's my trn KILL file, which I've made no attempt to clean up old
rules from (note the 2014 subject kill):
/: w*ot[ -:]/HSubject:k
/: otre: /HSubject:k
/ o[ .]t[ .]/HSubject:k
/: nmr[ -:]/HSubject:k
/hoto of astronaut's visor/HSubject:k
/ romney[: ]/HSubject:k
/camera and microphone/HSubject:k
/Democrats on their/HSubject:k
/Pledge of Allegiance/HSubject:k
/social security card/HSubject:k
/. . . . . . . . ./HSubject:k
/Federal Appeals Court/HSubject:k
/Remember Ruby Ridge/HSubject:k
/ Is a Right/HSubject:k
/Voter ID law/HSubject:k
/BARACK AND MICHELLE/HSubject:k
/have a right to your money/HSubject:k
/UNDERSTANDING THE LEFT/HSubject:k
/ CCW /HSubject:k
/2014 will see/HSubject:k
/pay less taxes/HSubject:k
/ g[. ]*o[. ]*p/HSubject:k
The Xref rules might not be portable to other newservers, that's an
"overview" file cached header check to kill certain crossposts. Those
are rather effective, and faster than a Newsgroups: header rule.
tends to stick new rules in the "middle"
Rob started up again quite soon afterwards. Didn't put stuff here
though. Wonder why eh?
You can find a few more here:
I just happened to stumble across them a short while back while doing
Looks like your right, Rob stopped posting here a year or two before
he quit entirely. And then the very short lived 'Amateur edition'
started. So I have a little catching up to do.
Oh, anyone into old tools who passes through Georgia should check
out the Sellers Tool Collection at the Funk Heritage Center in
Walaska. Huge set of old tools arranged by category on peg board.
Long story short, he ran a hardware store and collected them for
years. After he passed his wife was going to donate them to the
Smithsonian, but they could not promise they would be displayed so
the tiny little Funk Heritage Center got them. Rest of the museum is
mostly native American stuff...
Andrew (blacksmithtools) puts quite a few interesting old tool items
both big and small up on Instagram:
I don't instagram but that doesn't stop me from looking. He started a
#DAHUDAS hashtag for what is it stuff more recently. Doesn't give good
follow up though explaining what he found out. I sometimes email him
Youtubers (Abom?) was giving us a guided tour of his collection . Over
500 anvils ! And I only needed one for my new hobby , there are things I
want to make that a lathe and mill just won't do ... Actually , what
triggered me to do this right now was a desire to build a screwless vise
for the mill . I have the stock , but it's not the right shape , and my
blacksmith neighbor is too busy to reshape it for me . That project is
on the back burner while I develop some skills . Black Bear Forge has
some very good videos on the how-to for a beginner . Good thing to
occupy me right now while the weather is nasty - we got a couple or 3
inches of snow last night , everybody just shuts down when that happens
. I wonder how Mama's Harley trike handles in the snow ...
I'm sure it probably is the same Abom. Here's his instagram:
Another interesting character, poster of cool stuff is Oldtape61:
These guys all know each other and tease/swap stuff back and forth...
You can pick up nice little nuggets of blacksmith info by looking at
blacksmithtools instagram. He posts something pretty much
If Global Warming continues at this rate you're going to have to buy
and learn to use snowplows, i.e. flag the hydrants and lower the
manhole covers. Around here the roads are clear the day after 2 feet
of snow falls.
Motorcycles aren't necessarily that bad on ice, if you can slide on
dirt or mud. We race on it.
, I was just heading out to plow the driveway when I paused to read this
. As far as the trike , I need some bigger fenders to clear the tire
chains and a ski to strap on the front wheel . It'll be a Hillbilly
Caution: Don't fall. The guy behind you has sharp 2-3" spikes on
Damned Big Wheels!
A mite cold on that, eh, Terry?
The prices threw me. A new '22 T-bucket (pickup or runabout, as they
called it) was $319, and the track package was $395, doubling the
price. But it got doctors and postmen where they needed to be all
winter, so it was worth it. I never thought I'd see a tracked
My experience with the pickup bed on those was bad. When I was at
Flynn's Auto Body, we had to move an original solid oak bucket, and
with 6 of us on it, slowly got it moved. But they cut the corner too
tight coming around the building and caught me between it and the
building, cracking my lowest rib. Man, that hurt.
"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined
and that we can do nothing to change it look before they cross
cold weather gear from when we lived in northern Utahahaha . Hell , I
commuted weekly between here and Memphis on my Harley one winter before
I got completely moved up . Insulation and 'lectric heated gloves made
it possible .
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