View Full Version : This is a test.....preferences only
02-21-2004, 01:54 PM
OK Weigh in here.
It is Saturday, the weather fair, and you have somehow weedled out about 8 hours of unplanned time without obligation to make others happy.....
Your preferences of spending the time....
Watch the ball game / race
sleep on the couch/hammock
I close at noon. Am doing some shopping, go home, do a few chores, then machining.
02-21-2004, 05:02 PM
02-21-2004, 05:17 PM
Since I'm a backcountry hiker, I like to make stuff for that. So it's fabbing snowshoes, headlights, custom case for the camera, etc. I have more fun in the shop doing that than anything else, unless it's actually being 'out there'. I'm not a fan of laying around, or fishing, or hanging around at social events, or watching ball games. I'm happy when the lathe or mill is running, and I'm finding ways to machine something.
02-21-2004, 05:40 PM
Machining something that will be useful. It will probably be a part for one of the machines.
02-21-2004, 05:48 PM
When the grandkids have gone home and the wife is off shopping, and silence has decended upon the house. I grab a good book or mag and do some constricting reading.
Sounds painful Paul. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
02-21-2004, 07:57 PM
I'd be machining.
However, there are the rare times when I don't have anything to build/modify/repair, or, just do not feel like playing in the shop http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif Then I play with electronics or just read http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
02-21-2004, 09:20 PM
Hmmm...today I rebuilt the liquid lock and vaporiser on my forklift,moved a few things,went and picked up a few more,came home and unloaded them and drats ran out of time for machining.
02-21-2004, 09:29 PM
Gophers are still hiding, so I can't go gopher sniping. Knee is too sore to do any machining so I guess I will curl up in the down coforter and wait for the cats to put me to sleep.
Depends on the race...
I haven't had 8 hours straight to do anything in a long time. I'd either be machining, working on the car, or fixing/maintaining my neglected equipment.
02-21-2004, 10:06 PM
02-21-2004, 10:17 PM
That is easy, go out and pat heads and scratch hinders until all are happy, go in and make an onion and limberger on russian rye bread sandwich and then pad off to the shop and work on a project or two. Top it all off by watching the sun set over the valley as the ranchers bovines stroll by. Oh yes, life is good.
02-22-2004, 01:00 AM
I hit the salvage yards looking for more stuff to add to my project list. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
02-22-2004, 12:08 PM
[This message has been edited by pgmrdan (edited 03-08-2004).]
02-22-2004, 02:04 PM
Definitely make chips. And eat a few while I'm at it.
02-22-2004, 03:51 PM
Been machining all week, come 1st nice saturday I'm heading for the bay or the gulf. Gonna scare up some live bait catch some trout and reds. Gonna get a nice sunburn, come home and repeat often throughout summer.
02-22-2004, 04:11 PM
Ahh, fishing backwaters for some sea trout and Reds, only if I was in Florida still...
Im going to make a carriage stop for my South Bend out of some aluminum. Hmm, on 2nd thought, aluminum does not sound soo good...
02-22-2004, 04:19 PM
WELL after the nasty snow storms wee've had here in Iowa, just getting out on a day thats over 40*f is a good thing. Finally had a day off after going back to work 1/2/4, I have been working 10 hour days and saturdays.I had to catch up on cutting wood cleaning up and rest.Watching snow melt now that is a hobby. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif but would rather be in shop doing anything, even cleaning.