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Observations

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:11 am
by Mr. Smith
Well I have some bad news for some poor surveyor down south. Coming home from one of my quarterly trips to the zoo (southern California), I saw the unmistakable yellow of the full size Schonstedt Locater probably a GA-52Cx.
The location was near Orange County, I think, where Interstate 5 is all shifting lanes and chaos. Traffic was 50 mph to 0 mph over and over.
Anyway to my left was the tool, the box portion was pulverized with only the rear bulkhead in tack with the two dials still in place, the tube end was badly flattened. I could not stop to help, the herd was in a galloping mode at least for the next 2000 yards.

Again someone down south has one less Schonstedt Locater .

Sorry.

Re: Observations

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:31 am
by Steve Martin
I hear you can get a $100 trade-in credit on a new one...

Re: Observations

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:07 am
by Mr. Smith
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On my way home before Christmas I took a pic of Shasta with my cell from my driveway , what do you observe?

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:16 am
by LA Stevens
Nice Buck in the drainage!

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:26 am
by Mr. Smith
Got it right away well done, Surveyors are good observers

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Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:49 am
by Peter Ehlert
great photo! I am gonna borrow it.
Happy New Year

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Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:11 pm
by land butcher
Nice

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Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:22 pm
by Mr. Smith
More Fun for all, what is it?, also type of tree? time for lurkers to get involved, no wrong answer on this post.

Hint its melted

Brian

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Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:00 pm
by hellsangle
Beautiful picture of Shasta!!!!!!

Phil - Sonoma

Re: Observations

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:39 pm
by William Magee
Black Oak BT w/ someones aluminum tag?

Re: Observations

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:52 am
by Mr. Smith
Could be a Black Oak, that's what I thought.
My guess was the tag was brass.
Found no record about the tag but aluminum tags
(historically) are not used here.

Could have been a BLM person with alum tags, see also
the k tag in place.


Brian

Re: Observations

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:53 am
by Jim Frame
I see similar tags all the time on the UCD campus. They like to inventory everything, including trees.

Re: Observations

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:00 pm
by Mr. Smith
Surveyors are also good investigators;
OK this will be a little harder, one picture is on my front door and the other
Is carved into stone about 200’ up. The structure was probably staked by surveyors 950 years ago.
What is the name of the building the creature and what is the story?
Hint it’s not the devil. Spider webs for affect, also keeps unwanted quests away.

Brian

Re: Observations

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:35 pm
by hellsangle
Warren . . . maybe this should be on the Members Only site?

Are you thinking of the same two imps I am? Wooooonnnddderrrrful hidden message, Warren!

Phil - Sonoma

From my research:

Lets start with the basic story which is the background for all of the stories on the Lincoln Imp. It starts with Satan sending the imp to Lincoln Cathedral to cause trouble.

The imp was destroying the Angel Choir when an angel appeared but the imp jumped up onto a pillar and started throwing rocks at the angel. The angel then turned the imp to stone as he is today.

The above story is the general story and is the most commonly told version but there are other versions. This next story is practically the same just more detailed. The story goes back in the 14th Century Satan sent two Imps down to earth to do evil work. Firstly the two Imps went to Chesterfield and sat on the church spire twisting it (that is why in Chesterfield you will still see the crooked spire).

After vandalising the spire the two imps headed to Lincoln Cathedral. When they arrived the devil instructed them to cause as much mayhem as possible. The Imps started by smashing up tables and chairs and tripping up the Bishop and then they started destroying the Angel Choir. An angel appeared and told them to stop. One of the imps was brave and started throwing rocks at the angel but the other imp cowered under the broken tables and chairs. The angel turned the first imp to stone and this gave the second imp a chance to escape.

The Lincoln Imp.
The Lincoln Imp
Another story is that the imp was blown into the cathedral by strong winds and because he was one of the devil's creatures he began causing mischief such as dancing on the alter and annoying those in the Angel Choir until they could take no more and turned him into stone and he sits at the top of a column near the Angel Choir with a mischievous grin on his face.

Another version of the story with two imps is that they were sent by the devil to cause trouble in the cathedral and they soon started to annoy the angels in the cathedral. The angels told the two imps to leave but the first started to throw things at the angels and the second hid. The angels turned the first imp to stone but this gave the second imp a chance to escape. The second imp is said to have escaped with the help of a witch. The imp went off with the witch on her broomstick but the witch was so fond of the imp she turned the imp into a black cat.

This account gives more details to the story. The Lincoln Imp is said in legend to have been sent by the devil to plague the clergy in the cathedral. He was blown in the great west doors by the west wind and blew out the candles, scattered the hymn sheets and attacked the choristers. He flew into the angel choir and when he threatened to pluck out the angels feathers the smallest angel turned him into stone.

Another story is that the imp travelled around the country blown by the wind looking for places to cause mischief and then he came to Lincoln cathedral and started destroying the angel choir. He then went up to the top of the nearest pillar to admire his handy work where an angel turned him into stone. This is why the imp is sat cross-legged and has a evil grin on his face.

All of the stories do seem to have the same basic details however there are some big differences between the stories which is most likely due to fact that the legend has been around for hundreds of years. No matter what stories people hear thousands of people come to see the imp and it has been used for company logos and the Lincoln City football club. It is now recognised as a triumph of good over evil.

Re: Observations

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:06 am
by Mr. Smith
wow I am impressed WELL DONE, got to find something harder

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Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:37 pm
by Mr. Smith
What does the black container hold?

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Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:01 pm
by Peter Ehlert

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Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:11 pm
by Mr. Smith
bet some have no idea

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Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:15 pm
by Mr. Smith
answer

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Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:20 pm
by Peter Ehlert
Nice one

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Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:26 pm
by Warren Smith
Curta.jpg
Heh, heh - mine's in a leather case.

Re: Observations

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:22 pm
by hellsangle
Ahhhhh the old "coffee grinder" daze! (. . . and a pocket copy of trig functions!)

Phil - Sonoma

PS I have my old boss': George P. Colson's - LS 2654 (1968 CLSA Sec/Treasurer)

Re: Observations

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:49 am
by hellsangle
Back attcha, Warren . . .

This "thing" is about three inches long x 1/2 inch around.

(And Bill Schroeder - you already know this puppy . . . so no comment from you. LOL)

Phil - Sonoma

Re: Observations

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:07 am
by Edward M Reading
Man, those Curta's are sweet. I looked into buying one on Ebay awhile back. They sure are expensive! My son has become obsessed with them, so I was trying to get one for him (and me) to mess around with. Amazingly engineered machines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9uRckJLqLk is a cool video showing a 3D printed one

Re: Observations

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:47 am
by SPMPLS
hellsangle wrote:Back attcha, Warren . . .

This "thing" is about three inches long x 1/2 inch around.

(And Bill Schroeder - you already know this puppy . . . so no comment from you. LOL)

Phil - Sonoma


Looks like a brush of some sort?