Hmmmm it seems this is mostly political rants. Is there an actual metalworking usenet group any more?

all in the subject line....

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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):
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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.
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On Sat, 8 Dec 2018 01:14:37 +0000 (UTC), Eli the Bearded

Since the untimely demise of the blogspot puzzle "What is it" posts, I find a simple cross post filter works wonders. If it is cross posted I no longer see it. What little remains is easy to ignore...
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On Fri, 07 Dec 2018 22:21:10 -0500
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Rob started up again quite soon afterwards. Didn't put stuff here though. Wonder why eh?
You can find a few more here:
http://55tools.blogspot.com/
I just happened to stumble across them a short while back while doing some research...
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wrote:

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...
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On Sat, 08 Dec 2018 21:38:41 -0500
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Andrew (blacksmithtools) puts quite a few interesting old tool items both big and small up on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/blacksmithtools/
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 answers...
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On 12/9/2018 6:31 AM, Leon Fisk wrote:

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 ...
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On Sun, 9 Dec 2018 07:18:23 -0600

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I'm sure it probably is the same Abom. Here's his instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/abom79/
Another interesting character, poster of cool stuff is Oldtape61:
https://www.instagram.com/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 everyday :)
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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. https://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Racing/Ice-Racing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drift_trike
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On 12/9/2018 10:32 AM, Jim Wilkins wrote:

, 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 Snowmobile ...
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http://www.modeltfordsnowmobile.com/lcmainbriefhistory.htm
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On Sun, 9 Dec 2018 18:36:15 -0500, "Jim Wilkins"

Caution: Don't fall. The guy behind you has sharp 2-3" spikes on those wheels.

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 T-bucket.
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.
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On 12/11/2018 12:02 AM, Larry Jaques wrote:

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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Many of us are still here. Do you have a question?
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On Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:59:44 PM UTC-5, Alan Muller wrote:

Somehow RCM attracts a lot of very low IQ individuals. They are not smart enough to do metal working and also not smart enough to find a news group about politics.
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Like ancient barbarians they hatefully destroy what they can't understand.
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On Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 3:11:40 PM UTC-5, Jim Wilkins wrote:

No. Welding is not hatefully destroying. Welding is art.
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