Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Having just seen The Scotsman...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean

    Having just seen The Scotsman...


    Having just seen The Scotsman-For Larry and his Kilt, I had to add another for Larry.

    My best friend from High School up through when our kids were in High School was Bob.

    Bob was always kidding me because anything I built was built heck for strong. If a toothpick would do, I used a 2 x 4. On the other hand Bob would undertake a job for a 2 x 4 and use a couple toothpicks instead.

    His stuff always turned out great in looks and use. Mine always looked like an amateur cobbled it together.

    Anyway, I spent a day dismantling my wood rack because Glenn and I are going to make a new one this week-end. The old rack was 6 ft long and 4 ft high. The photo is the hardware I removed from the old rack. I notice that I did not get one fender washer for each of the bolts in the photo. I also did not get the HF 5 in casters in the photo.

    Larry's motto is, "If in doubt, build it stout." I am sure that you can tell from the pile of hardware that I must have been doubtful because I sure built it stout. And it was stout. It lasted for several years while holding over a thousand pounds (one time I estimated 1,400 lbs) overload.

    Oh yes, Myrna and I are still laughing at The Scotsman song.



    Glenn is going to be here for a few days so communication will probably be minimal. When we get together hilarity, work, visiting, etc. are about on a par with a movie version of a couple inebriated high school girls visiting.
    Last edited by Jim C Bradley; 04-29-2011 at 07:40 PM. Reason: Try to get second photo to show
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    well jim yu can tell myrna that i had a fresh pair of breifs in this picture,, and the first time i wore it i had a pair of Silk boxers with the year 2000 all over them in yelo and bright orange on a black back ground and that night after we got back from some livation i slipped right outs bed, them things are like a greased pig to wear

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	tn_Kilt.JPG 
Views:	39 
Size:	141.6 KB 
ID:	56390
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    I hope the new rack goes together well for you & Glenn Jim, I'll be up all night wondering how it's coming I sure won't be able to sleep after seeing and reading Larry's post
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    I wish I was in the bolt, washer and screw business. I could take the family out to dinner and a movie with a sale like that
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana
    Glen, I envy anyone that has a dad that is as proud and willing and able to publicly declare his sincere desire and joy to be with his son. I am confident you treasure this, but for me, please, never take it for granted. Jim, I hope to always emulate your genuine love for family for my entire life. You folks have a grand weekend doing anything, nothing, other than enjoying each other's presence.

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Floydada, Tx
    Sounds like a great weekend. Enjoy it.

Similar Threads

  1. I met a young Scotsman...
    By Roger Tulk in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-01-2013, 12:03 AM
  2. The Scotsman - For Larry and his Kilt
    By Dan Mooney in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-29-2011, 07:08 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts