Restoring a 1930s rotary jigsaw

I enjoy repairing mechanical items.  I also enjoy watching others repair and restore old mechanical items.

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Veteran’s Day 2018

Thank you to those who served before me and those who served after me, may you never be forgotten.

A US Army detachment leaves Le Havre France for the front

A US Army detachment leaves Le Havre, France, for the front

With goggles atop his head, Ernie Pyle talks to a group of soldiers near Anzio, Italy

With goggles atop his head, Ernie Pyle talks to a group of soldiers near Anzio, Italy

Missouri infantrymen pose for a New Year greeting, 19th Infantry Regiment, Kumsong front, Korea, 14 December 1951
Missouri infantrymen pose for a New Year greeting, 19th Infantry Regiment, Kumsong front, Korea, 14 December 1951
This was the C-130 crew that flew part of the 500 Belgium paratroopers to the Belgium, Congo to quell a native uprising

This was the C-130 “Hercules” crew that flew part of the 500 Belgium paratroopers to the Belgium, Congo to quell a native uprising

My Grandfather at 21 (1943-44)

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Rosebud!

No, not the famous last word of Charles Foster Kane but rather Rosebud’s WWI and Early Aviation Image Archive.

Actually the website of Rod Filan and maintained by “Rosebud”, it was a treasure trove of downloadable early aviation pictures from the early 1900s through the end of WWI.  I hadn’t visited in a while and when I tried to several months ago (I needed new background pics for the work computer) my bookmark didn’t work anymore.  My friend Mr Google couldn’t tell me what happened nor did I find any answers at the next best place I could think of for information The Aerodrome.

I still don’t know why it went away, but archive.org and their Wayback Machine found a version that’s still active: Rosebud’s WWI and Early Aviation Image Archive.

It’s still well worth a visit…

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Albatros D.V 1154/17 Ltn. Max Ritter von Müller Jasta 28

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de Havilland Airco DH2 in flight