"Harvested @ 1850's Ax cut-old growth fat pine log Recovered 2015 Notice gum-pegged h*** exposed in board cut, log was part of original raft an lost on way to a 1900's down river mill. 2016 milled into fat pine 8" T&G flooring, for…"
"kinda a collector, I used #'s 03 and have Savoie's #'s 94, and Last 1, and the Décor demand neck dam used for gas work, and collecting.
I've made templates for the neck dam and headliner with install…"
"I was in RSA in '75 I had to register with the Dept. of Labor, Factories, Machinery and Building Work Act 1941
Got a Certificate of Registration as Learner Diver No.1094
Blue Book with Photo ID
From there had to doc**ent my time in acquiring a…"
"Q. Are you a welder, if so can you pass a 6G Test? If so same technique, but with a mask on in a argon environment. Wet weld is just @45 degree down hill using a paraffin coated P5 rod, grind out the inclusions and make it hot!"
"A old diver buddy and I were talking about the good ole day's last week, and Joe tell's me how he got started: He and a bud out in Cal. went on a bender for a few day's. About that time he starts countin' his monies and figures…"
"What is journeyman diver scale these day's, in the late 70's Local 454 diver wage was $14.00 hr, DC was Way higher, Mobile, AL was $18.50...Most of the code weld jobs or special projects were done inhouse wet pots... TDS had…"
"3 different jobs with J E Brenaman burning up fuel barges in the Delaware River, Eastern Shore of MD laying outfall... most of the hands are long since past, except ole Pete Rita he's still around..."
"Is the Diver Mobility Clause still in effect, companies could have divers of there choice book into a local where the work was. Hence experienced hands got the work, in the day...Local 454 is where I was schooled on the term 3 drops on…"
Getting into indoor aquaponics in a small way and have been researching Bigfoot in Oklahoma. Spent the day with Steve LaFontaine in Eureka Springs,AR. Did you know him. He was tending and diving back then? Enjoying the simple life, but keeping busy with projects. Dam I wish I still had my Harley. When I moved to Arkansas I went to truck driving school for 2 weeks and drove over the road for 3 years. Doing different things is what makes life interesting.
Thanks for the thanks. Sounds like you had a good diving career. I was in the boat business for 20 yrs after diving for 10. Check out my pics and you will recognize some of the oldies, even one of Chuck Gates. I moved to Arkansas 10 yrs ago for the simple life an love it here.. At 73 in good health and spend some of my time chasing the ladies.