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ted
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:04 pm    Post subject: triangle pipes  Reply with quote

There has been some talk about triangle pipes..
Grabow never had a triangle stem, a triangle aluminum, nor a triangle shank.

TR's were sanded into that shape by Page Wagoner.. Page was "THE BEST", and made a triangle out of a round shank, round aluminum, and round stem..  The tr's are special to me because of Page.

His wife Hazel was the assistant forewoman in the packing dept..
Their son and I had a few good times together......... Don't ask.. td
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great info Tom, love to hear all this great Grabow history about the Factory and it's talented employees. Keep it coming.

Eric
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting! I'd like to see that done. Would take a good eye !  
I can see that doing the triangles would not be possible on a frazer or one of those lathe type machines,but never though about just how it would be done.
Was a disk sander used?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ozark southpaw wrote:
Interesting! I'd like to see that done. Would take a good eye !  
I can see that doing the triangles would not be possible on a frazer or one of those lathe type machines,but never though about just how it would be done.
Was a disk sander used?


My guess would be a belt sander ...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's so cool. I never thought about how they were done, it's very interesting to know that a he did them. Thanks for sharing this Tom.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow...sanded.  What a touch, and an eye he had! Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flat sanding wheel. Absolutely flat moving at 1700 rpm's. 180 grit best I recall. Flushing is the term.

Only in one operation was a belt sander used.. To shape the tops of the Continentals.

Every "TR" has been shaped by Page Wagoner.
He, Hazel and Phil were some of my favorites.

We asked Page to be the Foreman of the sanding dept.. "Nope, I'm happy". Ray Crouse got the job and was wonderful at it...

This don't mean anything to anyone, but Ray Crouse' s son and I were drafted on the same day.... 6/69. Larry and I both survived.. ted

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