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John Stevenson
05-01-2006, 08:39 PM
Always interested in what others have in the way of equipment in their shops I bought a new shop book and thought others would like to see so i scanned one of the more interesting pages.



Is a book called My Shop By Stevie Wonder.


05-01-2006, 09:06 PM
Aaaaargh! Me thinks your suds pump is working overtime! :D

05-01-2006, 10:56 PM
Would the title be "The Dark Side of Machine Work"

05-01-2006, 11:20 PM
Nice picture John,reminds me of this one:D

It was taken after a brief winter snow storm,if you look closely you can see Brooke Shields,Pamela Anderson and Carmen Electra frolicing in the snow beside my shop:D


05-02-2006, 12:29 AM
Some people have bad taste... and others just taste bad :eek:

05-02-2006, 06:54 AM
One looks black, one looks white. Can't even see where I dropped that screw,have to get new glasses.

05-02-2006, 07:11 AM
It looks as if a man could easily come a cropper making his way past all that machinery. Everything is written in brail I presume?
I like his music more than his workshop.


05-02-2006, 07:19 AM
SILLY BUGGER,that is quite clearly a well lit shop in Scotland in Febuary.

Weston Bye
05-02-2006, 07:53 AM
Bought a camera once. The instruction manual came in 6 languages and Braille.

05-02-2006, 08:46 AM
At first I thought my eyesight was really getting bad.

Sir John, is it getting to be Senior moment time?

05-02-2006, 08:48 AM
John, what was that piece of equipment I tripped over called?? JIM

05-02-2006, 08:59 AM

This is a link to an article about a blind machinist.

A person with a serious handicap such as blindness who overcomes it to become a success should not be a subject of derision.

05-02-2006, 06:57 PM
Ouch! I'm probably an evil person for laughing at that, but it was pretty funny. I have some very close friends who have various disabilities and difficulties, and everyone of them has a sense of humor. Believe me, they joke about us so-called able bodied people frequently. They also joke about each other frequently as well. I've never laughed so hard in my life when I was having dinner with a couple guys who had lost different limbs. They were razzing on each others "disability" for much of the evening, and then turned their sights on making fun of able bodied people. A sense of humor is good thing to have in this complicated world.

Having said that, I've always heard that Stevie was a real down to earth guy with a good sense of humor and perspective. I think he would have gotten a kick out of this if he could have seen it... :)

05-02-2006, 10:25 PM
Yeah, I worked at a place that had a deaf engineer with a great personality and sense of humor.

He got the biggest kick out of the joke:

Q: Why do farts smell?
A: So that deaf people can enjoy them too!

Rich Carlstedt
05-03-2006, 12:22 AM
Boy is that a cool Lathe ! it looks to be about a 11 3/4 by 26 3/8 size
How did you get a 3-D picture of this page? ..amazing!

I had to take my glasses of to appreciate this post

05-03-2006, 01:28 AM
Here, I've enhanced it and sharpened it a bit. It's amazing what can be done with a computer these days.