View Full Version : small gloat, - well five foot gloat.

John Stevenson
06-26-2007, 02:42 PM
Damn server has gone pear shaped and won't boot, strapped onto the back of small sons but it's as slow as hell.
What with the ISP playing games and 1/2 the area around us being flooded getting out is hard work.

Anyway went to the Laser Co. today to look at a loading table giving problems.
Leaning on the table talking to the big boss man and just in front of me was a small mezzanine floor with no access except by ladder that holds the compressors, fridge units etc.
Normally no one has to go up there except for servicing.

Strapped to the edge of the floor beams was a large , long tube so i got a ladder and went for a look.
Inside this was a brand new 5 foot ballscrew with antibacklash double nuts, obviously a spare off the old lasers as the new ones are on rack and pinion.

Big boss man says take it with you ? [ I was going to anyway !]

06-26-2007, 02:57 PM
Well, that must be your good deed for the day as the thing was obviously well on the way to withering and dying, strapped there as it was. I'm sure the ballscrew (and nuts) are breathing a big sigh of relief right now.


06-26-2007, 05:59 PM
Just got a call from the "big boss"
He told me to tell you to box the screw up well and forward to Carbonear,NF
You are to pick up the freight bill :D

You lucky dog