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darryl
09-05-2006, 12:24 AM
-we see you putting that swing set together using a vernier caliper that you found in your dad's shop.

torker
09-05-2006, 01:02 AM
What....did you mean the vernier/crescent wrench?

Forrest Addy
09-05-2006, 02:05 AM
Naw, that's a face spanner.

rantbot
09-05-2006, 02:08 AM
Another gross misuse of parallel scribers?

Weston Bye
09-05-2006, 05:33 AM
A machine assembler I used to know used to take delight in drawing comments from new workers in the shop by using old clapped-out 1" calipers as c-clamps. Although I never saw it happen, I watched for the day when one of the young noobs would grab the assembler's good caliper to clamp a detail in place.

madman
09-05-2006, 09:55 AM
Bottle Opener.

PBMW
09-05-2006, 12:24 PM
I always like it when you walk by the new kid at the Bridgport and see him putting an endmill in the drill chuck.....
Just makes ya want ta slap em.

BillH
09-05-2006, 01:53 PM
I always like it when you walk by the new kid at the Bridgport and see him putting an endmill in the drill chuck.....
Just makes ya want ta slap em.
Watched the guy on American Chopper do that

Guido
09-05-2006, 02:02 PM
When you pull a claw hammer out of your tool satchel, ---------with one claw broken off.

G

lbmakem
09-05-2006, 04:09 PM
when you are told that if you turn a right hand gear 180 degrees it becomes left hand, been told this many times by people who should know better

Fasttrack
09-05-2006, 05:27 PM
"I always like it when you walk by the new kid at the Bridgport and see him putting an endmill in the drill chuck.....
Just makes ya want ta slap em."


lol - even i'm not that bad...

American Chopper can be very irritating at times - sometimes i think those guys are more actors/artists then welders, fabricators or machinists. I noticed the frames are always shipped in from other places and i've seen some really shoddy welding and some really stupid shop practices before...just makes me wonder.

Magic9r
09-05-2006, 06:25 PM
You talk about free energy.

You talk with enthusiasm about developing a system based on something which died on it's arse because of the existance of more conventional alternatives with obvious advantages which are good cheap and functional.

You haven't tried walking a mile in the other guy's shoes, not having realised that he'd then be a mile behind you with no shoes :D

Regards,
Nick

mochinist
09-05-2006, 06:51 PM
You cut the metal too short, tell the boss, and then actually go look for the metal stretcher he tells you to go get..

Magic9r
09-05-2006, 06:55 PM
You spend time on a machining forum slagging off a dead man who generally meant well.

Millman
09-05-2006, 06:58 PM
{{slagging off a dead man}} Interesting, Is slagging the same thing as blowing???

mochinist
09-05-2006, 06:59 PM
You spend time on a machining forum slagging off a dead man who generally meant well.Th internet might be a little rough for you. Log off immediately.

Millman
09-05-2006, 07:07 PM
{man who generally meant well} How do we know that for sure? He might have been the little neighborhood brat.who liked to throw rocks at and poke sticks at area dogs. Never liked those kids....even though ALL dogs under 6" tall need to be shot.

Magic9r
09-05-2006, 07:07 PM
As a colonist you probably would not understand but you seem to be getting the hang of the English language, presumaby you are drawing upon your own experience to interpret the comments, keep it up, we are learning valuable things about you, never knew you were "on the other bus"

Magic9r
09-05-2006, 07:12 PM
You know you are not a machinist when you can't spell it :D

Magic9r
09-05-2006, 07:15 PM
Rough?
You ain't no biker then sonny.
As you have no life I can probably sell (and spell) you one:D

mochinist
09-05-2006, 07:17 PM
You know you are not a machinist when you can't spell it :Douch, that hurt like a stingray punch to the heart.

mochinist
09-05-2006, 07:17 PM
Rough?
You ain't no biker then sonny.
As you have no life I can probably sell (and spell) you one:DAssuming much?

Millman
09-05-2006, 07:21 PM
Do the English bikers still ride sidesaddle? Just curious.

Evan
09-05-2006, 07:23 PM
http://vts.bc.ca/pics/fcsoap.jpg

Magic9r
09-05-2006, 07:23 PM
Not assuming much,
having met thousands of people who ride bikes and only a few hundred bikers I can tell by the ass-umptions of those masquerading as bikers.
Met plenty of ass-umptions riding bikes.:D

mochinist
09-05-2006, 07:29 PM
http://vts.bc.ca/pics/fcsoap.jpg you just broke the first rule of fight club

Magic9r
09-05-2006, 07:29 PM
We don't have to ride side-saddle as we have motorcycles which get us where we are going fast enough to avoid getting saddle sore.
Curiously for people who live in such a "small" country we think nothing of travelling 500 good british miles or more in a day, and not at your piffling collonial speed limits

mochinist
09-05-2006, 07:30 PM
Not assuming much,
having met thousands of people who ride bikes and only a few hundred bikers I can tell by the ass-umptions of those masquerading as bikers.
Met plenty of ass-umptions riding bikes.:DCan you tell me who claimed to be a biker again, I must have missed it.

Magic9r
09-05-2006, 07:33 PM
Now who's making ass-umptions?
I only made statements (not a STATEMENT as he's another jar of aquatic life-forms)

Millman
09-05-2006, 07:34 PM
Evan, those guys surely didn't use PINK soap . But it been 12 or so minutes since I saw the movie, so I might be mistaken?

Magic9r
09-05-2006, 07:37 PM
Maybe you've had a drink since you saw the movie?
You chaps aren't used to drinking pints after all:rolleyes:

Millman
09-05-2006, 07:42 PM
Us chaps don't mess around with a measly pint, we use gallon jugs!

Magic9r
09-05-2006, 07:44 PM
I knew you had jugs but I did'nt realise they were that big,
Are you saving for reduction surgery? :p

Millman
09-05-2006, 07:48 PM
{ reduction surgery?} Certainly. Found out I really didn't need the extra 11.392". Magic, you jump around thread to thread; you might tire me out.

Evan
09-05-2006, 07:49 PM
you just broke the first rule of fight club

So did you.

Magic9r
09-05-2006, 07:50 PM
Keep Up,
You don't want to be known as a slacker!

Evan
09-05-2006, 07:55 PM
Time to close. I'm going home.

Magic9r
09-05-2006, 07:56 PM
Look, just top Tony Blair, almost no-one will be bothered to defend him, not even his own party, just leave off Steve Irwin, compared with the people most of us have a choice of voting for he was a bloody saint, that's all I'm saying,
Nick

mochinist
09-05-2006, 08:22 PM
Look, just top Tony Blair, almost no-one will be bothered to defend him, not even his own party, just leave off Steve Irwin, compared with the people most of us have a choice of voting for he was a bloody saint, that's all I'm saying,
Nickhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/mochinist/crikey.jpg

J Tiers
09-05-2006, 08:42 PM
We don't have to ride side-saddle as we have motorcycles which get us where we are going fast enough to avoid getting saddle sore.
Curiously for people who live in such a "small" country we think nothing of travelling 500 good british miles or more in a day, and not at your piffling collonial speed limits

Ach, but WE know better than to pay attention to posted speed limits.

And, here it's big enough that we don't fall off the edge before we get it wound up all the way in 5th. :D

jmm360
09-05-2006, 08:49 PM
Mochinist despite the sadness of a death that picture cracked me up. Not a vette expert but what year is the stingray?

Fasttrack
09-05-2006, 09:03 PM
how did this...i mean whats going...umm i'm lost... :D

JCHannum
09-05-2006, 09:10 PM
The Corvette is probably a 1969, I can't see whether or not there is a pushbutton for the door handle, but think there is none.

BTW, the 1968 was not called Stingray, 1969 was. 1963 through 1967 were called Sting Ray.

Fasttrack
09-05-2006, 09:39 PM
JC hit it dead on...you can see a logo above the fender so not a '68 or before.

mochinist
09-05-2006, 10:17 PM
Mochinist despite the sadness of a death that picture cracked me up. Not a vette expert but what year is the stingray?The other guys seem to know, I just found the picture funny.

Peter N
09-06-2006, 04:54 AM
..you post on rec.crafts.metalworking :D

Peter

Norman Atkinson
09-06-2006, 05:38 AM
Nick,
You can pack that rude North Country reference to Members of Parliament. 'Members' can be construed as a very rude word.

Come to think of it- it is a very apt description.

Of course, I am prejudiced being a Liberal Peer.
( Political joke- about the Abolition of the Second Chamber- Constitutional Law- A.V.Dicey et all)

Norm

metal mite
09-06-2006, 08:28 AM
We know you're not a machinist when you post
asking for a manual for your new South Bend Shaper, or other machine.

A real machinist was expected to setup and run every machine in the shop, instruction manual, or not.

Mite

Millman
09-06-2006, 08:43 AM
Way to go Mite; cut right to the bone!

texas_po_boy
09-06-2006, 11:11 AM
Dont hold back, just tell it like it is.

Scishopguy
09-06-2006, 02:12 PM
I always like it when you walk by the new kid at the Bridgport and see him putting an endmill in the drill chuck.....
Just makes ya want ta slap em.

Yep, I have had several arguments with some of my "ex helpers" about this same thing. They were experienced folks but were in a hurry and would rationalize that it is just a 1/4" end mill and I just want to do a quick little job. The problem was that it was an albrecht keyless chuck. I once saw one come off the taper and spin around the shop like a razor edged top, cutting hunks out of the cabinets and tables it ran into.

No thanks, change the chuck and use a holder or collet please!!!

banjoallen
09-07-2006, 05:44 PM
The guy on the mill next to you makes 4 parts.Screws them up. Makes 4 more.Screwed up the same way.THEN looks at the tool page and see's that tool # 4 is not the same as tool #4 from the similar parts he made yesterday.I know- honest mistake, but he admits that he NEVER checked the first part either time he made them.Oh by the way-messed up 50 parts 2 weeks ago because of the same thing.

Allen