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  1. tonyb liked Just Jim's post in the thread Terms Which Have Disappeared.

    Outside of a couple of old movies, I've not heard the phrase "lead pipe cinch" in years. I can remember asking what it meant, and...

    Feb 20, 2018 at 6:35 PM
  2. tonyb liked Trenchfriend's post in the thread So trivial, yet it really ticks you off..

    Started my portable mini-baking oven and wondered. Damn, the heating-elements are not working! Opened the oven, tested carefully with my...

    Feb 20, 2018 at 1:17 PM
  3. tonyb replied to the thread Vintage Things That Have Disappeared In Your Lifetime?.

    What's the saying? Something like "pay for quality and cry only once." A salty older fellow who installed floors in a house of ours a...

    Feb 19, 2018 at 6:11 PM
  4. tonyb liked 3fingers's post in the thread Vintage Things That Have Disappeared In Your Lifetime?.

    Oh, you are preaching to the choir here. I always try to buy the best tools available for the job. I am only distressed when I pay for...

    Feb 19, 2018 at 6:05 PM
  5. tonyb liked Just Jim's post in the thread Vintage Things That Have Disappeared In Your Lifetime?.

    Yeah, but I don't have to like it. It is hard to do work with junky tools. That tiny dovetail saw gets drug out for maybe two jobs...

    Feb 19, 2018 at 6:05 PM
  6. tonyb replied to the thread Vintage Things That Have Disappeared In Your Lifetime?.

    I'd wager that if the average household had any files at all, they're of the type used to spiff up fingernails.

    Feb 19, 2018 at 3:19 PM
  7. tonyb liked Just Jim's post in the thread Vintage Things That Have Disappeared In Your Lifetime?.

    Files. Decent quality files, in a variety of sizes, shapes, and cuts. I can remember going to the hardware store (don't get me started...

    Feb 19, 2018 at 3:15 PM
  8. tonyb liked LizzieMaine's post in the thread L.L.Bean scraps lifetime return policy.

    You can certainly make a case that so many American archetypes down thru the years have been "lovable rogues" whose whole appeal is the...

    Feb 18, 2018 at 8:07 PM
  9. tonyb liked LizzieMaine's post in the thread L.L.Bean scraps lifetime return policy.

    I think you can argue that America has always been a land of chiselers. In colonial times, the majority of coins in circulation were...

    Feb 18, 2018 at 8:03 PM
  10. tonyb liked Inkstainedwretch's post in the thread Vintage Things That Have Disappeared In Your Lifetime?.

    I may have written this before, but I'm not going to comb 300+ pages to find out. I don't remember when I last saw a train towing a...

    Feb 18, 2018 at 2:27 PM
  11. tonyb replied to the thread So trivial, yet it really ticks you off..

    Ain't it that "nation" is about people and "country" is about land? And of course there are overlaps. You know, partisans of the Boston...

    Feb 17, 2018 at 4:36 PM
  12. tonyb replied to the thread So trivial, yet it really ticks you off..

    Come on over to America, comrade. No one ever farts here.

    Feb 17, 2018 at 4:16 AM
  13. tonyb liked vitanola's post in the thread Vintage Things That Have Disappeared In Your Lifetime?.

    I have a dozen or so, some of which are new in their boxes. New rubber seals are available for the more common Silex and Corey glass...

    Feb 16, 2018 at 10:00 PM
  14. tonyb replied to the thread Terms Which Have Disappeared.

    Yeah, kinda nuts, and potentially as entertaining as the saying-of-grace-before-dinner scene in "Talledega Nights." Whoever wrote that...

    Feb 16, 2018 at 4:48 PM
  15. tonyb replied to the thread Terms Which Have Disappeared.

    I have a vague recollection of that phrase. I take it and what must be numerous variations thereon to mean something along the lines of...

    Feb 15, 2018 at 9:11 PM