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  • Today I am continuing cleaning up my shop and now I can't find the handle to my 4" mill vice.

    I also darn near took all the fingerprint off the tip of my right index finger while wire wheeling a short 7/16" bolt I salvaged from a tranny mount I will never use. Feels like I burned it.

    On top of that my floor jack has decided to start leaking oil past the ram seal.

    I've had better days.
    Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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    • Originally posted by Dave C View Post

      Light on the controls could be the 777's fly by wire controls. Also, the empty weight difference is over 220 tons, less than the 747, using the largest models as a guide.
      Both the 747-400 and 777 have artificial feel. Computers determine the force you feel on the yoke. It's like the 777 uses weaker servos for force feedback. Both the 747-400 and 777 are rocket ships and handle like sports cars if you aren't gentle.
      The 747 being a slow lumbering giant is a total myth. It is one of the fastest airliners ever made, currently the fastest one flying in numbers.

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      • I was just making an assumption based on the published specs and certainly not personal experience. The heaviest craft I've ever flown was a Stinson Voyager, and that was a looong time ago.
        “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

        Lewis Grizzard

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        • While doing more cleaning in my shop I found the handle for my 4" mill vice.
          Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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          • Originally posted by Arcane View Post
            While doing more cleaning in my shop I found the handle for my 4" mill vice.
            It's always in the last place you look
            Helder Ferreira
            Setubal, Portugal

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            • Originally posted by Arcane View Post
              While doing more cleaning in my shop I found the handle for my 4" mill vice.
              This is another reason to keep your shop clean.

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              • Originally posted by Noitoen View Post

                It's always in the last place you look
                Of course! Why would you keep looking if you had already found what you were looking for, right? (Although on one occasion I did go looking for something I was already holding in my hand...needed something, picked it up and was immediately interrupted by a long phone call. During the call I just got used to holding it and when the call ended I went back to the last thing I was doing...looking for what I needed but had just picked up. I know...silly me!)
                Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                • Today @ work one of the mechanics wanted me to weld a few suspension points on a semi
                  ( this is a heavy truck garage).
                  My right arm/shoulder gave out because the shoulder and back muscles are all tore up.
                  So I switched to the left hand and kept on going, with lo-hydrogen 7018 , upside down,
                  overhead on a creeper under the belly of the beast.

                  How many guys do you know that can go overhead, left-handed with stick
                  re-welding the suspension perches, the factory welds were starting to fail
                  It was obvious the original welds were done in a hurry with poor training.

                  Now I'm home and waiting for the Tylenol to kick in. Also a hot soak.

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                  • Made a form to wind coils for an electromagnet. Wood. Disposable. Will be the base for a magnetic drill. A transformer from a microwave oven sawn in half to make two magnets. The primary coil was for the first half, and I had some heavy wire in stock for the second half. Tomorrow, I wind the coil.

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                    • Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post
                      How many guys do you know that can go overhead, left-handed with stick
                      Myself, but not very well.

                      Mostly because I'm left handed.
                      21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
                      1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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                      • Originally posted by Noitoen View Post

                        It's always in the last place you look
                        that's why you should look there first!

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                        • [QUOTE=nickel-city-fab;n19st.

                          How many guys do you know that can go overhead, left-handed with stick

                          After spending my working life in truck shops, I can say, only one, and that's you!

                          I cut it off twice; it's still too short
                          Oregon, USA

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                          • Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post
                            So I switched to the left hand and kept on going, with lo-hydrogen 7018 , upside down,
                            overhead on a creeper under the belly of the beast.
                            How many guys do you know that can go overhead, left-handed with stick
                            Now I'm home and waiting for the Tylenol to kick in. Also a hot soak.
                            Using a creeper is cheating!
                            Work in a sawmill and you have to weld while laying on wet wood or wet sawdust or wet steel usually with a guy with a fire hose near by that you hope isn't trigger happy.
                            I'm left handed so I guess that is almost cheating, but I feel for you, I retired so I could cut back on the Tylenol and the overhead welding.

                            Steve

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                            • I need to work on my parking job
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                              • Did you park that thing in the compact car section of the lot, again?
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                                Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                                USA Maryland 21030

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