My name is Dickie Osborne. I was raised in a small community in Southwest Virginia. Where entertainment for children usually involved hunting, fishing, or riding motorcycles and go carts. I was fortunate enough to have a go-cart; however, the clutch shaft soon wore out! Fortunately, our neighbor was a heavy machinery mechanic who had a service truck. After building up the nerve to ask for his help, he repaired the shaft and polished it out with a flap wheel. It was a rough fix at best, but it worked just the same! Thus, my fascination with metal began!