Saturday, November 21, 2020

My Drill Index Is Full

 


Is it a big thing that my Drill Index Is Full? Heck yes. I bought the empty index in the early '70s. I could not afford a filled index. I bought drills as I needed them and put them in. Some I broke and did not replace, or at least until the next time I needed that size. So my hodgepodge of a drill set kept me going all of these years until a couple weeks ago when I needed a drill that I did not have. I made do, which bothered me. I am a Quality Manager amongst other titles. So there is no room for just "good enough".

So I put a shout out on Facebook knowing my bride would see it, and wrote "all I need for Christmas is my drill index filled with the missing bits". Well, people replied from "what do you need" to "if I put them back after I would have them".

Then, THEN, David Mueller replied "how many do you want"? Dave is the proprietor of Paul Henry's Art Gallery, which was converted from a previous family business P.H. Mueller Sons Hardware (opened 1887, moved to current location 1902). This place is an institution to us, located in Hammond, Indiana. It is a gem. Though today it operates primarily as an art gallery and a gathering point for local musicians on Thursday nights (all acoustic, and currently virtual), the hardware is still there to be sold. I mean the old time rugged cobalt tip drill bits, repair parts for Cresent wrenches (and others), and a heck of a lot more.

Aircraft builders!!!!! . . . he has some stock in high speed #30 drills old school American made!!!!

So, David helped me complete my index with the ten missing drills I needed. My bride bought me a 1/16" bit that David did not have, so my bride's Christmas shopping for me is done. (Many of the very small drill bits have been sold to hobbyist.)

Don't let the above photograph full you. The 1/2" is a short drill I bought special for a tight spot, with a 1/4" shank. It is there. You just do not see it sticking out like the wrest. I may one day update that to a classic all American cobalt tip drill from David's store.

Here are some photographs of Paul Henry's. If you have never been there you should go. Spend some money. Shop local, shop often, shop small!!!























Paul Henry's Art Gallery
416 Sibley St.
Hammond, IN 46329
(219) 678-5015

(phone ahead to confirm times, or to make an appointment)


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Saturday, November 7, 2020

Like Music? They Have Your Vinyl . . .


Music crosses society, as bridges, so that we can get to know one another. Some bridges you may not care to cross, like me when it comes to country and opera. Yet, the bridge is still there should I want to cross.

For some, music is very important to them, in their bones. Those people form bands, decide to be a singer, a teacher, song writer, journalist, conductor, maker of instruments, a broadcaster. Then there are those who want to support, promote, to keep in the forefront, reaching out to new artists and becoming friends with both old and new. 

One person of character forwarding our music interests is Tom Lounges, host of Midwest Beat NPR Lakeshore Public Radio 89.1 FM, owner of Tom Lounges Entertainment, LLC, and of his recent project Tom Lounges' Record Bin in Hobart, and a new store opening in Michigan City, Indiana.

This weekend is the Grand Opening of the latest Tom Lounges' Record Bin, in Michigan City. It has vinyl, a stage, vinyl, a floor you can dance on, vinyl, hippie clothing, vinyl, t-shirts and gifts, and believe it or not I think it has vinyl.

Tom's motivation from my point of view is to keep music alive, not just for himself, for all of us. He is full in. When you are full in, you also need diversions. His diversion is supporting animal shelters by producing and hosting fund raisers. He has met many music celebrities over the years, and has their autographs on posters, album covers, you name it. He will donate his collection once and a while to help raise money at these fundraisers. Giving back to what is important to him, what celebrities gave him.

Here are some photographs I took at the grand opening location in Michigan City, and some surrounding photographs outside. While I was there I was able to watch Lauren Dukes on stage, backed with a band with a couple people I know. Bought a Chase album as well.

Please note, the Record Bin requires that you wear a mask, and Gloves while touching an products and face coverings. They will provide latex free, powder free gloves to those who want to brows the products.























Tom Lounges
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Tom Lounges Entertainment, LLC Website; Facebook

Hobart Location
218 Main Street
Hobart, IN 46342

Michigan City Location
1601 Franklin St.
Michigan City, IN 46360



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Friday, October 9, 2020

More than Marrakesh Express ~ a CSNY Experience


So, I go to our town's Friday festival to see / listen to my pals in Marrakesh Express. I found out earlier that there would be some blues music before them. That was just icing on the cake for me. Then I get there and see a country band, and I am not a fan of country music, however the lead singer has a really great voice. Then to find, the blues band is "Billy Branch and the Sons of the Blues". Wow, a total kill for the evening!!!  

Here are a couple of photographs of HonkyTonk Attitude . . .








Billy Branch and the Sons of the Blues


As soon as Billy played, I went "oh man". This was a very special treat this evening.















Billy brought up another blues singer, and she sang it to us! I love this woman.






Marrakesh Express ~ a CSNY Experience



Marrakesh stated to the crowd what I was already thinking. How do they follow Billy? My boys who are quite humble, became humbled even more. What came out of their set was class and a whole lot of fun.

You know they were going to ask Billy up. You know Greg would not even want to come near his harmonica. Yet you never would have realized how classy the entire set was going to be. Marrakesh humbled themselves in front of Billy, giving him the honor he deserved. Billy supported them as an honorable guest, not taking away from them; supporting them. He made Marrakesh's experience even better. For us, damn . . . .






























I have to make a statement about my pals Pete and Joe. Pete and Joe's "guitgar voice" is definitive. They tell you what they feel about a song through their play. It is strong. It is real. They are different. They both believe in their own way the "true" music of original artists, and music of their own.

When the band lets the reigns loose, these two go wild for us. They draw us in with their emotion of play. You gotta love these guys.































Dave was in heaven in these photos . . .

































Not much else to be said. It was all in the music and their play this evening.

Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues

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