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Hi guys,
here is the story. Neighbor 2 doors down was having an estate sale last spring & we had cars turning around in our driveway for 2 days straight. Couldn't take it! We walked down there & I got a few tools & stuff, but found the coolest bench grinder. An old Sears grinder on a a cast iron base that clearly was home made. I think the old guy worked at Pontiac Motors back in the day & must have repurposed either a support member or a sign post. It's stupid heavy. 3' tall & about 250lbs. Told wife that we will repurpose the base for her flower garden. Last fall I went to the Utica Michigan car/petroliana show in August. Ok, this guy is selling all kinds of iron stuff. Turns out he is a relative of my boss. Our shop made him a visible pump part that he sold a bunch of. Anyway; he had 2 real cool 100yr old street lights for sale that I latched onto. I was talking to Jim Treadway about some ad glass I had & he wanted to see the lights that I was considering. Light speed we agreed that a gas globe was needed! I got one & his wife got the other. During the covid shutdown I finished this guy. It has a 9 volt led bulb with sensor base from depot to turn light on at dusk! We live on a lake, so had to go marine on this one. We never expected it to turn out like this! Still owe wife a garden artifact! Rick Sawicki

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Re: Homemade light
Rick S. #750539 Wed Jun 17 2020 09:16 PM
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That’s cool. Good idea going with marine. Something different and it makes sense. Nice job. Hopefully Utica will happen this year. If it does, stop by my spot and say hi.

- Steve

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-Steve B. (WTB: 48" Flying A button, 48" black/org Phillips 66, White Star, and Chevrolet Signs. Also looking for a Wayne 866. Send a PM. Thanks.)
Re: Homemade light
Rick S. #750563 Thu Jun 18 2020 11:10 AM
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Looks great. Nice backyard light.

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Rick S. #750572 Thu Jun 18 2020 12:31 PM
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Super job!!


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Rick S. #750579 Thu Jun 18 2020 03:36 PM
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Thanks guy's! Project filled a mind void created by the 'pandemonium'. Everything just fell into place by luck. I hope Utica happens this year, but not lookin good for now.

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Rick S. #750582 Thu Jun 18 2020 04:39 PM
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Had a call from Rick at USA Tire yesterday. Utica is going to be August 8 th.

Don't know that I'll be able to attend since I won't get home from Iowa Gas until late evening the 7th .

Later . . .

Jim

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Rick S. #750604 Fri Jun 19 2020 07:36 AM
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Yeah T-Way, you are right. Rick called me a few hours after I posted that above, and Utica Gas is a go. Here is the OldGas link..

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=750595#Post750595

Now back to the cool Marine light.....
Great job.

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-Steve B. (WTB: 48" Flying A button, 48" black/org Phillips 66, White Star, and Chevrolet Signs. Also looking for a Wayne 866. Send a PM. Thanks.)

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