- May 24, 2004
I sold carbide cutting tools back in the 60's. Before that I was a route salesman for a saw company outside of Los Angeles.Dudley,
I'm an old machinist turned cutting tool salesman myself. We had single image photos of these processes in the old days and they looked very similar. What you and I know is that it would be even more fascinating if we could get comparative photography while imposing the many variables that will change the picture such as: sfm, chip width, face geometry, etc.
In those days almost every bowling alley had a pool room in it and many of them had snooker tables where they played golf, my game of choice in those days. When I found a place with some golf action, I would arrange my schedule so I could spend a few hours playing one day a week.
Turns out the only player who ever beat me was a guy named Chico at Gage Bowl, just a couple miles from my work. He ran six and out on those loose bowling alley 5 x 10's the first game we played for $10/1. I put a move on him and jacked the bet to $20/2. He beat me for $300. The move did not work.