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taglialavore
04-10-2009, 06:07 PM
:OT-2:
During fourty five days Ive had the great pleasure of working with Dan Blackwell, from Pittsburg. We worked on modifications and refurbish of T-34 Mentors, starting with two of them, with Blackwell teaching and tutoring our work.
It came out to be a very good task thanks to his proficiency and skillfullness, besides he is a very good guy.
Just wanted to share my experiencies.
Good Friday!

TWD
04-10-2009, 10:23 PM
Ahhh mentors. Now there's a worthy topic.

How about James Flanagan our mechanic for a couple of decades. Definitely taught me a thing or two about fabrication.
Was working in the hagar one day and in walks Jimmy with a new craftsman box wrench in his hand. He shaves it down on the grinder for a couple of minutes, clamps it in a vice and goes after it with a torch and pair of chanel lock pliers. I asked him why he just bent the hell out of a brand new wrench. He looks up at me and says "because Craftsman doesn't make a wrench that looks like this."

TJ Dwelle

taglialavore
04-12-2009, 06:24 PM
TDW
You make me remember to Paul DiMartini, great guy, who made the sheet metal work on the Mentors, and Blackwell said he is "a Bull in a China Cabinet". Paul used to be a marine, and he is very strong, and as they say, the tool is good if the marine cannot break it. We did enjoyed a lot working together.

TWD
04-13-2009, 07:18 PM
Oh, you were talking of T-34 mentors....I thought the topic was people that have mentored us...LOL

taglialavore
04-14-2009, 01:54 PM
Oh, you were talking of T-34 mentors....I thought the topic was people that have mentored us...LOL

Im sorry if I diverted in an Off Topic.
Well, thinking more deeply, you are right, I refer to both Mentors.:beerchug: