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  • I made chili.
    Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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    • Went back to cleaning up and re-organizing the shop.

      Got tired of that and started on a 3rd hand mic holder, since I've had a base sitting around for a while, and if I did not do something, I'd have to find another place to put it. Not much progress, and it is beer time at the neighbors
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      Hashim Khan


      It's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there.

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      • Yesterday I put a new cord on a brushed DC motor as I was finishing up a project. But one of the wires rubbed on the rotor, shorted and burned open the rotor winding in 9 (!!) places. $^*^&%%[email protected]# So today I did nothing more than splice the 9 opens. There was the risk of "sending good money after bad", but there were no hidden breaks and the motor is working again. Sigh.

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        • Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post
          Filled out paperwork for my first job. Starting Tuesday at a local engineering/manufacturing firm.
          Woohoo! Congrats!

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          • Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post
            Filled out paperwork for my first job. Starting Tuesday at a local engineering/manufacturing firm.
            Missed this before.... Good for you! I think you will do well, you have the background to be a good engineer.

            A strategy that has worked for me is to keep your eyes and ears open, so you know what is going on and can be sure to be in synch with it. Eventually you end up being "indispensable", or at least as close to it as is possible.

            The more you know the better you do, and the more chance you have to think about things before you are "officially told" about what you are expected to do.
            2801 3147 6749 8779 4900 4900 4900

            Keep eye on ball.
            Hashim Khan


            It's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there.

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            • Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post
              Filled out paperwork for my first job. Starting Tuesday at a local engineering/manufacturing firm.
              Congrats Butcher,with your perseverance you will do well!

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              • In early september we got a pumpkin that my sister in law had grown, we left it on the porch figuring it'd keep in the cool autumn weather, had snow and below freezing between then and now. Well it was still in good shape so I decided to try and carve a jack-o-lantern, first one I've ever made:



                Putting it outside with a candle once it gets dark. Pumpkins are a fruit (or vegetable?) that's basically only known here via american TV shows, never had one before, don't know if the insides can be turned into something edible after being outside so long, but it looks like a very hardy and long lasting plant type, the insides looked and smelled fine. Pumpkin pie or something...

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                • The smell of candles burning in pumpkins brings back memories.....

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                  • Originally posted by DennisCA View Post
                    .......

                    Putting it outside with a candle once it gets dark. Pumpkins are a fruit (or vegetable?) that's basically only known here via american TV shows, never had one before, don't know if the insides can be turned into something edible after being outside so long, but it looks like a very hardy and long lasting plant type, the insides looked and smelled fine. Pumpkin pie or something...
                    Yeah, probably can be. Indians used to dry pumpkin and keep it for quite a while. Pie, bread, soup, and so on. Just had some homemade pumpkin bread recently.

                    All pumpkins are not the same. The smaller "bush pumpkins" are better eating that the big ones, which have been bred for size, having little or no flavor.
                    2801 3147 6749 8779 4900 4900 4900

                    Keep eye on ball.
                    Hashim Khan


                    It's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there.

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                    • Originally posted by George Bulliss View Post

                      Congratulations! I'm sure you will do well.
                      Originally posted by mattthemuppet View Post

                      Woohoo! Congrats!
                      Originally posted by J Tiers View Post

                      Missed this before.... Good for you! I think you will do well, you have the background to be a good engineer.

                      A strategy that has worked for me is to keep your eyes and ears open, so you know what is going on and can be sure to be in synch with it. Eventually you end up being "indispensable", or at least as close to it as is possible.

                      The more you know the better you do, and the more chance you have to think about things before you are "officially told" about what you are expected to do.
                      Originally posted by Tundra Twin Track View Post

                      Congrats Butcher,with your perseverance you will do well!
                      Thank you all! I really appreciate the vote of confidence. Jerry, I am an absolute noob starting in a high-tech industry, so I will be keeping my eyes and ears open as much as possible and try to absorb stuff like a sponge, if I can.
                      21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
                      1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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                      • milled out an 80 percent lower
                        ordered a new top plate for the 80 percent lower jig
                        thought of a better way to build the jig
                        except milling out the bottom hole. that's a funky process

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                        • Just got back from what is probably the last of the concerts in the second location (a half block in the other direction).

                          We all subscribed and had the first location's lawn re-sodded, it got beat from daily concerts.
                          2801 3147 6749 8779 4900 4900 4900

                          Keep eye on ball.
                          Hashim Khan


                          It's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there.

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                          • made a nut for a 5/16 flared compression fitting for a transmission cooler and tapped a brass nut 1/8-27 npt for a coolant temp sensor, both for a buddy. I taper bored the nut for the npt thread but it was still a miserable experience. I literally tortured metal today, it screamed and wept. Kinda fitting for the day

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                            • I parked my hooptie in my garage for the winter.
                              Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                              • I disassembled and cleaned the Cameron 164 drill press I bought on eBay. I'm pretty impressed with how well Cameron made these; I can see why they were so expensive when new.
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                                Last edited by Galaxie; 11-01-2020, 12:12 PM.
                                Location: Northern WI

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