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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Got a good exposure to engineering from my dad
Max The Magnificent   6/16/2014 8:42:01 AM
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@MS243: ... He [...] started a company that designed museum's and exhibits among other things.

That must have been facinating for you -- and nice that you got to work on the blueprints with your dad.

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Re: Mine was definitely an influence
Max The Magnificent   6/16/2014 8:39:29 AM
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@zeeglen: ...here is a picture of one of the towers still in my garage...

I tried clicking on the link but the response was "this pic is unavailable"

 

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Re: Sense of humor
Max The Magnificent   6/16/2014 8:37:49 AM
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@David: He taught me to laugh at myself too, which is a very useful thing to be able to do...

Vey true -- the people who take themselves too seriously never actually seem to be very happy. I only wish that somone 9including me) woudl laugh at my jokes :-)

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Re: Thanks Dad!
Susan Rambo   6/15/2014 6:53:15 PM
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Love the pictures of your Dad, Max. You've definitely inherited some of his showmanship.

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Re: Mine was definitely an influence
Susan Rambo   6/15/2014 6:48:26 PM
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@ zeeglen Would you be willing to post the image here in the comments section, because the image is no longer available on Facebook. I'm looking forward to seeing this tower.

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Got a good exposure to engineering from my dad
MS243   6/14/2014 8:33:30 PM
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Got a good exposure to engineering from my Dad -- he did not have the benefit of going to a larger school, and had majored in history --  He eventually after retiring from the national park service, started a company that designed museum's and exhibits among other things.   There while working as general help, I got exposure to making blue-prints of the plans for them -- he also was kind enough to let me take apart old radio's that he aquired.  Through his work he showed what the past was like to millions of museum visitors -- and I even stopped at one of the museums we had worked on together on the way to his memorial service -- everything was so well built, the exhibits all looked just like when we had put them on the truck to go there 25+ years earlier for the opening.

 

 

 

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Re: Mine was definitely an influence
zeeglen   6/14/2014 11:49:07 AM
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@Max I don't suppose you have any pictures of you as a kid sitting at your workbench?

 

here is a picture of one of the towers still in my garage.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=262435580614904&set=a.262435493948246.1073741830.100005453916064&type=3&theater

 

This tower of drawers for storing small electronic parts was made by my Dad back in the early 1960's. The original bench had two towers supporting a 2'x 4' work platform that stretched atop the two towers.

 

 

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Sense of humor
David Ashton   6/14/2014 6:21:21 AM
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@Betajet mentioned... "....and a sense of humor."   Too right.  My dad introduced me to Goon shows - which I love to this day - and other British humor (being English, he would have called it humour :-)   I'm eternally grateful for that too.   He taught me to laugh at myself too, which is a very useful thing to be able to do....you can poke a lot of fun without offending anyone.

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Re: Mine was my cheering section
Max The Magnificent   6/13/2014 2:55:48 PM
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@jimWilliams57: I can't necessarily say as much for the pedestrians in Sheffield.

It's good exercise for them -- plus they now all have Olympic-class reflexes -- they should be grateful :-)

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Re: Mine was my cheering section
jimwilliams57   6/13/2014 2:51:50 PM
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@max: she's constantly jetting around Sheffield (you can tell where she's been by observing people extracting themselves from bushes or climbing down out of trees)

You may be lucky, but I can't necessarily say as much for the pedestrians in Sheffield.

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