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Old 09-30-2020, 09:52 AM
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Us guys would never have stacks of old NAR and TRA rocketry magazines, model rocketry newsletters, old Estes/Centuri order forms, Popular Science/Mechanics, Mad or Cracked, Sky & Telescope, Popular Hot Rodding, Cycle World, or Playb.....uh.....We'd never stash away hundreds of kits and motors.


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Old 09-30-2020, 09:54 AM
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Yeah, but that stuff is worthwhile, unlike ANYTHING in Redschnook or Ladies Home Junkal.


Yep, as I told my wife after she said something about the tools, Rocket magazines, plans, etc, engines, coffee cans full of misc fasteners, etc, I USE these things rather often. They DO NOT sit around for decades gathering dust.
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Old 09-30-2020, 10:45 AM
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The only thing those stockpiled women's home magazines are good for is KINDLING for starting a fire.
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I think if any Xacto catalogues are found during the WWII era or pre WWII we may find some interesting facts about early Xacto tools.
The earliest we have so far is 1949, but we know the company existed prior to the war.
One fact we know is that the one-piece "Big Honker" #6 knife handles are pre 1949.
The two-piece handles are present in the 1949 catalog.
Interestingly, there are two versions of the two-piece #6 handle; the "early, Big Honker" hex grip, and the later, modern, smaller current hex grip. When the change occurred to this version I don't know, but it appears pre-1969.
I have all three versions of the "Big Honker" #6, and at least 4 of the modern #6.
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Somebody is selling supposed "#6" blades on ebay. They are small wedge blades that fit #2, #5, and #6 handles.
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