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Right you are, I wouldn't trade my childhood for what the kids today have for anything.
 

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It sure was a different time, parents do let their kids out of sight.. I'd take off with a friend in my 10 foot boat, 3 hp outboard on a Friday afternoon with 2 glass jugs of gas, my 20 gauge shotgun, some matches live of the land and come back Sunday afternoon, this was at 10 years old......
 

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Think you also had a nice childhood.
 

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We weren't that adventurous, but from the time I left in the morning, till I got home after dark, my parents had no idea where I was, but didn't worry either because they knew the guy's I hung out with weren't thugs or thieves.

Plus....parents and neighbors would rat your out if you got into trouble.
 

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What a difference with them today.
 

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Some of my troubles stated when I was about 14, I was turning 22 caliber Zip gun barrels in machine shop for the Mexican gangs......
 

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Don't worry I'm sure the FBI and CIA plus the DEA aren't reading your posts.
 

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After 68 years you think there worried, the shop teacher thought I was making Ball Pin Hammer heads
 

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I made a ball peen hammer in metal shop, I carry it with the tools on the bike.
 

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guess everyone that had machine shop made them, I gave mine to my dad and I don't know what happen to it.. I know I made more then one but they're all gone
 

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What is that ??
 

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We were talking about the ball peen hammers we made in machine shop
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Okay, now I see what you mean. Thanks.
 

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Every kid that took shop made them and they had to be tempered and we also made the handles
 

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Nice job.
 

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This is the one I made, a little beat up and rusty but it still hurts when you hit your finger with it. Handle is hollow to store stuff but I lost the screw on end cap, now stuff falls out.

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What was the round ball for, I forgot.. Did you make chipping hammers also
 

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Peen over rivets of course. didn't make chipping hammers, but did make a small bench vice and a drill press that used your drill. Sadly they're both gone.
 

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That's right I forgot.. And now we have pop rivets.. Making a bench vice and a drill press I'm impressed, I never made any of that, but if you wanted a gun barrel I was your man......
 

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How about making a whole gun ??
Or a rifle ??
 
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