The Name Escapes Me

I was digging through a pile of old stuff the other day, when I found an old toy I built. It is made from a wooden dowel with notches in it and a propeller at one end. When you rub the notches with a stick (a secret way), the propeller spins, and can change directions allmost at one (with the secret). I think it's called a Huwie stick? I'd hate to make on iBle on this without knowing the name!

Also, I need to know if these are spelled spelt** right:
Roy Rogers and Shirley Temple
They are also my next iBle.

**Ha! Take that, Goodhart! :P

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Goodhart7 years ago
The title of this forum reminds me of a song.....LOL

. Today, I had dinner with my Mother and Aunt. They both have Alzheimer's and, since my surgery, I'm not much better. We spent a lot of time trying to guess what each other was trying to remember. heehee
You had surgery?! On what? Are you okay? Why didn't you tell us?! We didn't get you a t-shirt!
. I had open heart surgery 7-8 years ago. I "died" on the table and haven't been the same since. . You can still send me a t-shirt, if you like. ;)
>Phew< I thought you had another one! Aw. :( How so, if you don't mind my asking?
Aw. :( How so, if you don't mind my asking?

It is standard procedure.....they pump your blood through a filter, etc, and then they MUST stop your heart.....oxygen, etc is added by means of machines, so you are not breathing either.....essential...by appearance, one is dead. ;-)
No, I meant, how was he not the same...I know about the surgery... :)
. Mainly an inability to concentrate for very long. . I can easily recall song lyrics from the '70s, but can't remember if I fed the dogs or not.
Oh my mistake (sincere apologies), I don't know about him, but it changed MY perspective a LOT *yes indeed* Things that were important before become less so, and some things (like relationships on going) become more important....time becomes a factor too.
None needed Goodhart. :-) I see what you mean.
You want one that opens up in the back and ties around the front with little strings? Take it easy, don't let us yungins agrigimate you.
I've got a lot of folks in my family with slipping memories (mother, grandfather, etc.). The annoying part for me is that I know exactly what they want to say, but I'm not quite rude enough to just butt in and finish the conversation for them!
My father in law has it badly, but he has not gotten worse for a few months, which is a good thing. It is hard on us though, since his wife died, and he keeps asking about her. He was at her funeral, but doesn't remember she died. To put him through the morning process every time we visit would be horrible, so she just can't "come visit for now". *sigh*

Me? I have my moments.....but I really recently discovered how good my memory is, when I actually exercise it.....I was showing a fellow at work how to balance a chemical equation (he has been out of school for maybe 6 years, I have been away from it for over 33 LOL) as he couldn't remember the process. Still, I will walk out of the computer room, take a few steps, and think to myself, "where am I going, and what was I going to do....." *sigh*
canida8 years ago
Cool! Looking forward to the drinks Instructable. I bet Kiteman will know about the spinning stick. ;)
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  canida8 years ago
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  canida8 years ago
I'd post a picture, but the computer is acting up.
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Spl1nt3rC3ll8 years ago
Canida, are you from Canada? (Probably, yes, I'm braindead today). When I traveled to Canada and asked for a Royrogers, I got some kind of orange drink (Orange juice + Canada Dry ginger ale?) compaired to a coke with cherry syrup. I'd like to include the Canadian version in the Instructable.
I don't know if this has anything to do with the name or not, but Canida is a form of yeast infection. It is also in a city in Ottawa
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Goodhart8 years ago
Yea, I knew as soon as I posted that he wasn't from Canada.
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Goodhart8 years ago
D'oh! :(
Its her last name ;-)
Isn't her maiden name?
Rather big assumption you're making there.

Stop assuming W'burg! You're making an ass of u and me! </corny pun>
It may not have been updated =[

I can assure you it has been updated since I got married.
Well, my apologies then.
I haven't looked at that page for a while - I think there have been a few changes in status (somebody is using his real name instead of his user name, now that he has a flashy title).
Who's the somebody? And everyone on that page has thier real name >_> Also, Geo Homsy's thing is messed up, its indented...
I meant Fungus - he used to be on there as Fungus Amungus, not Ed.
I don't remember that...was it a while ago?
Not an assumption, I thought that I had seen it somewhere.
I thought I had read/heard somewhere that it was your maiden name. I didn't just assume that.
The assumption came in when you thought you knew what you were talking about LOL but that's ok, we all do that (to greater or lesser degrees ;-) .
But I didn't the "isn't" and "?" indicated that I thought it was her maiden name, but wasn't positive.

Oh, and I assumed that she meant it as: because she's married, she changed her name.
<0 , > v <0 . > < . 0> v < . 0> You do know I am just joshing around, right ? :-)
o'course...one think I don't know is what <0 , > v <0 . > < . 0> v < . 0> is supposed to mean...some kind of faces?
Yeah, looking right, looking left (looking about )
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Goodhart8 years ago
Ooooh! <0.> is an eyeball! 0 is the pupil!
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Spl1nt3rC3ll8 years ago
<0> <0> _ _ ---__---
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Spl1nt3rC3ll8 years ago
That was supposed to be a smilely face!
It looks like a crocodile


Well doesn't it?
yes it does, which is why I laughed (not AT you, but because I missed the obvious ) :-)
LOL ok.
~OvO~ and here are my glasses LOL
I thought it was her third husband's cousin's neighbor's name.
Nope, its third cousin's husband's neighbor's name ;-)
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Weissensteinburg8 years ago
That's my brain after two tests and no sleep for ya! :P
*blush* oh
> Canida is a form of yeast infection
. ROFLMAO! That's candida - see candidiasis

Yeah, sorry about that, I have to make sure of my sources ;-)
. Wow! Seems to be a lot of "experts" that can't spell. Or is there a Canida genus? It doesn't look like it, but can't tell for sure. . BTW, your new avatar is ... um ... disturbing. Looks like something from a horror movie. LOL Having apnea problems?
Yeah, I may need to go in for a THIRD test (not looking forward to THAT). I kind of thought me with the C-pap mask on looked a bit like Scorpius (Farscape) :-) I have yet to figure out who / what that little blue guy is with the red cap ;-)
. It's from a Vaughn Bode (some kind of accent on the e, but it won't cut&paste) cartoon.
the work servers told me the site was forbidden because of pornography :-)
shoot, I shouldn't have looked that up while here at work.....darn it darn it. , ,
The "city" info was correct though :-)
canida Goodhart8 years ago
Nope, candida is the yeast.
Goodhart canida8 years ago
Yeah, sorry I almost questioned this site too (and I should have) because of their spelling..... Canida
A city in Ottawa *sigh*
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Spl1nt3rC3ll8 years ago
===D'OH!=== Sorry, I had two tests today I'm extreamly braindead.
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Spl1nt3rC3ll8 years ago
*Smacks forehead*
You coulda had a V8! lol
That's what I said after buying a VW one time LOL I coulda had a v-8 !
I've only been to Canada once, and that was this year!
Kiteman canida8 years ago
I know it, but I don't know it's proper name. I once heard it called the Indian Propeller, but I don't know if that meant "native American", "native of the subcontinent" or "made in...".

Generally I call it The Propeller Stick. Hang on... (Accesses rather popular search engine to save having to describe how to make one):

Even Cub Scouts make them as part of their knife skills:
This site shows a Whimmy Diddle ( http://www.mugwumps.com/whammy.htm )
And a Double Whimmy Diddle ( http://www.mugwumps.com/whamdbl.htm )

Methinks somebody could make a load of these and enter the Christmas competition.
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Kiteman8 years ago
Awww..... cute!
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Kiteman8 years ago
nerfer1928 years ago
ive seen one sumwere, but im not sure of the name, but it might be huwie sticks.
Patrik8 years ago
google Roy Rogers and Shirly Temple

Did you mean: Roy Rogers and Shirley Temple

Google - the ultimate spell checker!
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Patrik8 years ago
Lol. Thanks.
John Smith8 years ago
Gee-haw whammy diddle stick. That's what I've heard them called anyway.
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  John Smith8 years ago
I think they are also called a "Cowboy's __ (Insert the thing I am forgetting here)".
Huh. I actually whittled one while on vacation. It worked until it broke (like everything else I own).
Goodhart8 years ago
It depends on your section of the country: Here, it was referred to as a whimmy-doodle
Oh and um, take what ? ;-)
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Goodhart8 years ago
Spelt is a form of rice, remember :P Just poking fun.
Oh yeah......someone somewhere else reminded me of something I wrote and had forgotten about ...... *sigh* It's happening !
NachoMahma8 years ago
. It's a hooie stick
Or a whimmydiddle
. Oh yeah. I've also seen them called gee-haw sticks and Ozark (or Hillbilly) Lie Detectors