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Old 08-19-2014, 07:22 AM   #41
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Note to self

Note to self, "Little People" is the term...got it.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:59 AM   #42
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Well this week at least.
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:43 AM   #43
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Note to self, "Little People" is the term...got it.

Is this what we're talking about?
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:48 AM   #44
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Well yes. But hopefully with less beer and fists and more wrenches and working.
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:06 AM   #45
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Hey, pick on someone ur own size........ugggg, I am.....
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:20 PM   #46
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I want a mechanically inclined engine room dwarf, midget, little person or what ever the most politically correct term of the week is.
Trivia of the week:

During WWII, Boeing hired midgets (not the same thing as a dwarf, by the way) to work inside the wings of B-17s and B-29s and other tight places inside the planes.

The famous scene in the movie Casablanca, at the end when the girl leave on the plane and Humphrey Bogart stays behind, was filmed on a tiny sound stage. Casablanca was never intended to become a hit movie. It was considered a B-movie by the studio, and Humphrey was ordered to be in it as punishment for getting too uppity with the studio bosses. So the movies was done on a very low budget.

According to the assistant director who explained this in a documentary I saw, the sound stage was so small that for the "airport" scenes they built a half-scale "plane" for the scenes that have the plane in the background. The plane looked like crap, of course, so to cover this they blew a bunch of fog across in front of it. Then to make the scene more believable to the audience, they made some small pieces of "freight" and had some midgets loading them into the "plane" during the scenes. So the whole thing, while it was only a fifteen or twenty feet behind the actors in the foreground, looked to be the correct size and distance away.
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This is Angelin Pedra. It is a brownish wood from Northeast Brazil with the same physical specs of teak but different color.
This wood is now pretty much in use bellow the equator
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Mr. P. Nice looking wood. I wonder how it compares to teak as far as price and availability in the US. Anybody know? I've never heard of the species before. OK, looked it up. It IS available but couldn't find comparative prices....
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In Brazil this is a much known wood. It is used to build from ceiling structures to windows and doors. They also use it for swimming pool decks. I don't know how they call it outside of Brazil but I saw a 35 y.o boat deck that spends every single day in the tropical sunlight and it is perfect. No damage at all! Apart from that, it accepts glue and it is not very kind with nails or screws.
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Damn, that is one fine looking boat!
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