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    • October 30, 2019 5:51 PM EDT
    • John Caughey said:
      David Maynard said:

      Devon, I for one am impressed with your skills.

       

      I am also impressed that you can accomplish anything with your reoccurring heath issues.

       

      So don't let the peanut gallery get to you.

      David, I was feeling sheepish for telling a Master Craftsman how to do something...

      so I said:

      "said John feeling bemused by my audacity."

       

      It would be like me telling you how to make a passenger car. 

      Yours are beautiful, there is nothing for me to say....

       

      Devon knows me.

      Well there is some serious doo doo flying around in this room. I am flattered, but its doo doo. I am no "Master Craftsman" and I wouldn't say my skills are all that "impressive". Now I will say that when I put my mind to things I can do some decent work. But there are far more talented craftsman than me. But thank you for the kind words.

    • October 30, 2019 4:43 PM EDT
    • David Maynard said:

      Devon, I for one am impressed with your skills.

       

      I am also impressed that you can accomplish anything with your reoccurring heath issues.

       

      So don't let the peanut gallery get to you.

      David, I was feeling sheepish for telling a Master Craftsman how to do something...

      so I said:

      "said John feeling bemused by my audacity."

       

      It would be like me telling you how to make a passenger car. 

      Yours are beautiful, there is nothing for me to say....

       

      Devon knows me.

    • October 30, 2019 2:51 PM EDT
    • Thanks David. Its all in good fun

    • October 29, 2019 7:34 PM EDT
    • Devon, I for one am impressed with your skills.

       

      I am also impressed that you can accomplish anything with your reoccurring heath issues.

       

      So don't let the peanut gallery get to you.

    • October 29, 2019 7:17 PM EDT
    • It really is amazing John that I can accomplish anything. . .anything at all without the crap guidance you all offer.

    • October 29, 2019 5:27 PM EDT
    • Whack with a polished face hammer and mushroom the end, put a slight curve between the corner points.

      Gee how did you get this far without us?

      said John feeling bemused by my audacity.

    • October 29, 2019 2:50 PM EDT
    •  

      Not sharpen, flatten. thats a better word for it.

       

       

    • October 29, 2019 1:41 PM EDT
    • I have a brass one that folds up to put in a pocket/bag in case they pickup a rock on the trail .. Flat yes.. no points.. Very nice..

    • October 29, 2019 11:44 AM EDT
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Great looking pick .. It looks like it will due the job splendidly .. Have her take a pic of it @ the barn before she uses and then a couple of months later ..I'm wondering how it will look after all the diff … elements have made contact .. I like mine with the brush ..to clean the hoof a little better for inspection .. Very nice Buddy ..

      I am hoping with proper use it takes on a well aged/used patina. I made it pretty but I'll be offended if it isn't put to hard work. I just need to sharpen it a little on the end, not sharp really but more flat. I wanted to put a brush on it and even tried to figure out how. I thought about drilling the end and epoxying in some bristles.

       

    • October 30, 2019 4:08 PM EDT
    • That's kind of what I had, but the cheep air compressor died after a few years.

    • October 30, 2019 8:17 AM EDT
    • Just go with one like this ..   Truck horn

      All I'm suggesting is get something unexpected … they will already be wondering WTF ...

      An other exsample ... Simple Truck Horn   These come complete ..just mount under the hood down would be ok ..

       

    • October 29, 2019 7:25 PM EDT
    • Michael Kirrene said:
      David Maynard said:

      But, when you blast the air horns, people do get out of your way. I had air horns on my Mazda 323 back in the late 80's/early 90's. It saved me from a few accidents from people changing lanes without looking. One lady put her land yacht up onto the sidewalk when I blasted the air horns. Then she looked as I put putted by in my little Mazda....

       

       

      Yeah, the only thing you gotta worry about is giving somebody a heart attack. Those suckers are LOUD!

      Yea, I was actually using 2 tractor trailer type air horns. But when my cheep 12 volt compressor went tango uniform, I removed them from the car. There were bolted to a support in the engine compartment, facing out through the radiator.

       

      As for heart attack, probably not. But, I only blow my horn to keep me from getting hurt from someone else's stupid driver tricks.

    • October 29, 2019 6:10 PM EDT
    • John Caughey said:
      Eric Reuter said:
      John Caughey said:
      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      That is classic.... You should mount real horns .. 

      But real horns would push that little thing backwards!

      It weighs around 4000 pounds with me in it, so I think I'd be ok.  Batteries are heavy!

      Then Go for it! Slap these Leslie S-5T 's on it!

      Related image

       

      You would need a trailer to house the reserve tank needed to hold the air volume used for just one crossing signal    There are guys doing this with roof mounted tanks - seen it on Youtube. So loud they are actually dangerous when mounted in close proximity to humans!  Standing in front of a loco the majority of the sound pressure goes over your head.

    • October 29, 2019 5:58 PM EDT
    • David Maynard said:

      But, when you blast the air horns, people do get out of your way. I had air horns on my Mazda 323 back in the late 80's/early 90's. It saved me from a few accidents from people changing lanes without looking. One lady put her land yacht up onto the sidewalk when I blasted the air horns. Then she looked as I put putted by in my little Mazda....

       

       

      Yeah, the only thing you gotta worry about is giving somebody a heart attack. Those suckers are LOUD!

    • October 29, 2019 5:19 PM EDT
    • Eric Reuter said:
      John Caughey said:
      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      That is classic.... You should mount real horns .. 

      But real horns would push that little thing backwards!

      It weighs around 4000 pounds with me in it, so I think I'd be ok.  Batteries are heavy!

      Then Go for it! Slap these Leslie S-5T 's on it!

      Related image

    • October 29, 2019 5:02 PM EDT
    • John Caughey said:
      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      That is classic.... You should mount real horns .. 

      But real horns would push that little thing backwards!

      It weighs around 4000 pounds with me in it, so I think I'd be ok.  Batteries are heavy!

    • October 29, 2019 4:11 PM EDT
    • But, when you blast the air horns, people do get out of your way. I had air horns on my Mazda 323 back in the late 80's/early 90's. It saved me from a few accidents from people changing lanes without looking. One lady put her land yacht up onto the sidewalk when I blasted the air horns. Then she looked as I put putted by in my little Mazda....

    • October 29, 2019 2:18 PM EDT
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:

      That is classic.... You should mount real horns .. 

      But real horns would push that little thing backwards!

       

      Very Nice Eric.

    • October 29, 2019 1:03 PM EDT
    • I watch a car show and occasionally they do work on a new car , and they use a phrase that comes to mind here

      ”warranty successfully voided” !!!! Good job , hope some day to see it in person! 

    • October 29, 2019 10:22 AM EDT
    • That is classic.... You should mount real horns ..