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  • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
    Mel: as far as I see it, you either lie down and wait for death or you get on with it and live. Maybe some of the things you may do are "not sensible for a man of your age" but there's a balance point....and only you can say where that lies. If you feel confident doing it, then good on you and long may you feel so!
    The last thing I want is to be laying in a bed dying of Nothing.
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    I would rather have tools that I never use, than not have a tool I need.
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    • dmartin: that jacking up the end of your pipe wrench with the bottle jack is a great idea.
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      I would rather have tools that I never use, than not have a tool I need.
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      • Originally posted by lugnut View Post
        The last thing I want is to be laying in a bed dying of Nothing.
        Wouldn't that depend on whether or not Nothing was the surname of a hot young woman?
        Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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        • think of it this way: if you fall off the roof at 27, you break your neck and spend the rest of your life in a wheelchair. you gambled, you risked the rest of your life, you lost, you serve as an example for others and pay a high price.

          if you fall off the roof at 77, same thing but nowhere near as long. you gambled, you lost, you serve as an example for people who all know better. and you played for chump change.

          in answer to the OP: I bought a second roll around at the swap meet ( $50 ) and I cleaned out, and off, the benchtop toolbox. there is just never enough benchtop space.

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          • In reply to AD5MB... The other way to look at it is that if you are 27 and fall off the roof and break an arm, you are in a cast for 6 weeks and have a great story.

            If you do that at 77, you are likely to be in a cast for much longer. You will be less able to fend for yourself with one hand, and will not be as able to take care of your significant other. More septuagenarians die of complications of a broken hip than you'd think.

            What have I done today? Slept till 9. Watched the end of a movie that I was watching when I fell asleep last night. Made breakfast for my honey. Added a few more projects to my "wanna do" list.
            At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and extra parts.

            Location: SF East Bay.

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            • If you fall off the roof and break something at 27, people will say "Oh, thats too bad---Get well soon." If you fall off the roof and break something at 77 people will say "Damned old fool, shoulda known better than being up on the roof at that age!!!."
              Brian Rupnow

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              • Well it’s morning in God’s own so not anything done yesterday must suffix I’ve blown out my knee and awaiting a reconditioning so activity is reduced so have been glass beding rifles one a Browning A bolt had the rear mount broken out which required a stock repair fibre glass build up and pillar bed that rear post as the owner requested I’m not too sure it should be done as the rear piller is part or the trigger unit but we will know once we go to the range Cheers Andy



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                • Today I fixed the pto on the tractor for the topper by replacing the latest shreaded pto diameter adaptor, then greased it all up and topped off fluids. Couldn't test it because its a sunday afternoon by then (thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it).

                  So, into the shop and and fixed the joystick on the knee of the bridgeport cnc, then rest of pm adding a linuxcnc post back in the cam toolchain that I somehow misplaced during a disk tidy up and measuring and adding 22 tools into the carousel settings. I still have to touch them all off properly but its got late and work in the am.
                  Finally after all that, thought I'd buy a actual proper commercial 6mm hex broach for the slater rotary broach I have for it in qc30, and ugh... they start at $60 a piece... For a inch long slug of shaped hardened steel... So I've ordered some lengths of 8mm silver steel to grind up some more diy ones. They last well enough to not make me want to pay $60 for the budget ones.

                  Roof at 77? I wasn't one for going on the roof at 27, let alone now. That's one job I will pay people to do for me unless there's a cherry picker or suitable manlift onsite.

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                  • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
                    Mel: as far as I see it, you either lie down and wait for death or you get on with it and live. Maybe some of the things you may do are "not sensible for a man of your age" but there's a balance point....and only you can say where that lies. If you feel confident doing it, then good on you and long may you feel so!
                    I don't think that covers my neighbor...... who is somewhere N of 70, and was observed with an extension latter up the side of his chimney. Ladder was all the way extended, not long enough, so he was standing on the top rung. holding onto the chimney with one hand and doing whatever he needed to do with the other. He got away with it..... that time.
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                    • Made an AL threaded insert press fitted into 1" steel conduit for a paint roller to reseal my driveway. Plastic ones kept breaking and/or flexing. 5 tpi and .725" OD, approx 1" inside the conduit

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                      • Originally posted by lugnut View Post
                        dmartin: that jacking up the end of your pipe wrench with the bottle jack is a great idea.
                        Or a nice way to win a Darwin award.....

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                        • Or a nice way to win a Darwin award.....

                          Just need to stand in front of the vice. If it would have slipped it would have went to 1 side or the other.
                          Every now and then a calculated risk is necessary if you're going to get the job done. I was pleasantly surprised that I managed to get it back to square and plumb.

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                          • Originally posted by elf View Post
                            Or a nice way to win a Darwin award.....
                            I don't think so ... there has to be stored energy for things to be dangerous. Springs, compressed gas, weight in the air, etc. The only stored energy in the pump-wrench-yoke was in the elastic deformation of the yoke ... not much at all. In the end, if something slipped, the pieces would just fall, or just sit there.

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                            • Originally posted by Bob Engelhardt View Post
                              I don't think so ... there has to be stored energy for things to be dangerous. Springs, compressed gas, weight in the air, etc. The only stored energy in the pump-wrench-yoke was in the elastic deformation of the yoke ... not much at all. In the end, if something slipped, the pieces would just fall, or just sit there.
                              There is stored energy in the elastic range on the u-joint, as well as some in the wrench. I'd expect it to "kick", but probably, in that particular case, not to fly across the room. There are cases of similar operations where there could be enough to pitch things around a bit.
                              1601

                              Keep eye on ball.
                              Hashim Khan

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                              • As long as it fails in a way that you expect, you won't get the award.

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