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    Thought yall might enjoy another one of these. Keep a sharp eye out and either be amazed or shocked. Looks like they torched off part of some machines and several minutes in I would swear they are operating the lathe with a rope going into the gearbox! I am in awe!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2ED...el=TheMechanic

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    I watched that video the other day. I noticed the torched up looking machines.

    There are always comments on safety and OSHA on these videos. How much different were working conditions in say the 40s/50s in the US?

    I know we were not in sandals and on dirt floors but as far as other PPE and machine guarding?

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    • #3
      I don't particularly enjoy watching people beat and bash machinery unfortunately.
      21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
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      • #4
        I wonder how their healthcare plans are, too...

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        rusting in Seattle

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        • #5
          Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post
          I don't particularly enjoy watching people beat and bash machinery unfortunately.
          Well MB lets console ourselves in knowing that they are still producing new products, providing jobs, feeding families and didn't get melted down for scrap. Maybe a little worse for wear but a testament to a quality built machine produced by Americans many many years ago. Cheers!

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          • #6
            Best is at 12:00.
            Obviously a senior worker as he gets an actual stool with a pad. Another month or so and he probably will have to remove maybe a bucket full of chips.

            Another paki fave is where a roadside engine rebuilder majors a diesel. New parts, oiled up and then the shortblock is simply set on the dirt floor.
            Last edited by I make chips; 11-14-2021, 11:51 AM.

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            • #7
              Yes saw that one too a few days ago and thought the same thing, good to see that old iron still working despite years of hard work and abuse. At least they're smart enough to use good quality equipment. LOL

              Another one of these types of videos I watched recently involved the manufacturing process of making automotive brake pads.
              It was harder to watch this video as it went along due to the shocking total ignorance of what these men and boys were exposing themselves to. One would think that somewhere, somehow the knowledge of brake pad material being a very serious respiratory issue would have filtered down to these people.

              As it is I only see dead people still working....for now.
              This is why we pay more for products produced in countries that demonstrate social responsibility.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL031aSTSuI&t=5s
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Willy View Post
                Yes saw that one too a few days ago and thought the same thing, good to see that old iron still working despite years of hard work and abuse. At least they're smart enough to use good quality equipment. LOL

                Another one of these types of videos I watched recently involved the manufacturing process of making automotive brake pads.
                It was harder to watch this video as it went along due to the shocking total ignorance of what these men and boys were exposing themselves to. One would think that somewhere, somehow the knowledge of brake pad material being a very serious respiratory issue would have filtered down to these people.

                As it is I only see dead people still working....for now.
                This is why we pay more for products produced in countries that demonstrate social responsibility.

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL031aSTSuI&t=5s
                Also the fact that children are at work and should be in school. On a side note everybody you see working are dead people still working.

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                • #9
                  Welcome to 1940, enjoy your brief lamentable visit.
                  Last edited by Bented; 11-16-2021, 06:07 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by oxford View Post
                    I watched that video the other day. I noticed the torched up looking machines.

                    There are always comments on safety and OSHA on these videos. How much different were working conditions in say the 40s/50s in the US?

                    I know we were not in sandals and on dirt floors but as far as other PPE and machine guarding?
                    I don't know if this would be allowed by OSHA in US: ( would have thought that Canada has somewhat similar regulations)
                    https://youtu.be/cdUpSpIzTMk?t=153

                    I get nightmares of loosing my elbow just at looking at the video...

                    Bandsaw guards? what guards?
                    https://youtu.be/ahZz1E1GFsk?t=104

                    Yikes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3HBfj423cc
                    Last edited by MattiJ; 11-15-2021, 01:33 AM.
                    Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MattiJ View Post

                      I don't know if this would be allowed by OSHA in US: ( would have thought that Canada has somewhat similar regulations)
                      https://youtu.be/cdUpSpIzTMk?t=153

                      I get nightmares of loosing my elbow just at looking at the video...

                      Bandsaw guards? what guards?
                      https://youtu.be/ahZz1E1GFsk?t=104

                      Yikes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3HBfj423cc
                      That shingle place looks like a horrible job.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by oxford View Post

                        That shingle place looks like a horrible job.
                        Yea but on the plus side its smells fantastic!

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                        • #13
                          What I see in these foreign manufacturing videos
                          is primitive methods and a whole lot of determination.
                          What I see in advanced countries in their manufacturing plants
                          is modern methods and a total lack of determination.
                          Too many times, I see in this country, modern and safe factories
                          but the workers are spoiled by an entitlement mentality so prevalent
                          in our society today, and just don't care about doing a good job.
                          They also think safety is the employers responsibility because of
                          the litigious society we have become. All bad.
                          How do we get to modern manufacturing methods with pride in workmanship
                          and a personal interest in safety ? ? ? ?


                          --Doozer
                          DZER

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Doozer View Post
                            How do we get to modern manufacturing methods with pride in workmanship
                            and a personal interest in safety ? ? ? ?


                            --Doozer
                            Well for one, diversity hiring isn’t going to get us there. Modern manufacturing hasn’t even seen the tip of the iceberg on what hiring based on gender, skin color, ethnic background, hair color brings vs hiring someone based on their skill, knowledge, and work ethic.

                            Corporate culture also needs to change and cut the cancer out when it’s first detected. Killing the moral of good workers because you don’t want to fire a few bad ones will never get us there.

                            Next is to start shutting these lawsuits and workmans comp cases down for something that was your personal responsibility. You are the first one in charge of your safety.

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                            • #15
                              How many forums did you broadcast your youtube shill to?

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