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    I am making a two part milling vice. Yesterday I bored the holes for the two chromed rods that will act as the guides for the movable jaw. I made a special boring bar for my boring head to bore the 30mm holes. All went well and I got my holes exactly 30mm to fit the chrome rod.

    So now comes the moment of truth. I walked over and got the rod off the material rack. Something is not right I am thinking. Bam, The rod is 25mm not 30mm.

    Lesson, measure everything before starting!!

    My wife and I are having coffee in the office this morning. I am telling her again(I told her last night)about my mistake and how I was so proud of my EXACT 30mm boring job.

    Without a word she gets up from her chair and hangs a thing our daughter made in school on the back of her chair. As she walks out of the office she is mumbling something about tell it to someone that wants to hear about all your machines and drilling holes, bla bla bla!

    What do you think it means???
    Location: The Black Forest in Germany

    How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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    Black Forest
    I think it means she dosen't care!
    Will

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    • #3
      yet she will expect your facination and awe at the conversation she had with her friend down the shop about little jonnys last poo

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      • #4
        I think it means you're sleeping on the couch tonite

        But you might take it to mean she needs more attention from you. Out of the blue, offer to take here out to dinner, a movie, whatever she likes. Do your best not to talk about any kind of metalworking. Try not to let on that you're anxious to get back to the shop-
        I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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        • #5
          I think it means that in her experience you're always trying to put a small rod in... Er... No, that's unfair.

          I think it means, 'Tell it to the bird'.
          Richard - SW London, UK, EU.

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          • #6
            Your daughter is a very good artist. Please convey my compliments to her for her beautiful creation! Given her probable age and experience I'd put this work of art right up there with gwilson's projects ... [:-)

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            • #7
              I think it means you have the opportunity to make some nice bushings with 2.5mm wall thickness. And rest comfortably on the sofa later this evening.

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              • #8
                Simple, you have been given the bird..............
                .

                Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                • #9
                  It means that your wife is a lot like mine. Loves the Hell out of me but really is tired of hearing about/not interested in what I do in the shop. Make up a set of press in bushings, carry on, and don't tell your wife about your "great solution".----Brian
                  Brian Rupnow

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                  • #10
                    It means your so obsessed with your machining and engineering ..that you have forgotten about your daughter ....that's the hint i think she's giving .

                    all the best.markj

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                    • #11
                      It means your new boring head sleeps with the ducks.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by John Stevenson
                        Simple, you have been given the bird..............
                        Now get on the boat.... and come here and clean the coffee off my screen..
                        "To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of junk" Thomas Edison

                        Better to have tools you don't need than to need tools you don't have

                        73's KB3BFR

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                        • #13
                          It's her way of telling you u need to lose a few pounds...

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                          • #14
                            Interesting thing about women - they remember and cherish "The Experiences" of doing things, going places, ect, ect. Guys have a mental inventory of the material things.

                            I was given this advice many years ago and I've given it freely since then

                            "You can have any thing you want in this life, but if you want to have a family you have to spend at least 1 day a week with them"

                            They are not like that new boring bar which you can use, receive satisfaction from a job well done, and then place it in the tool draw for months and months knowing with certainty should a similar task arrive its waiting for you ready to perform.

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                            • #15
                              Since you have a young daughter I'll assume that you and your wife are also young.

                              Your young wife is sending you a message. She wants some of the romance back that brought the two of you together in the first place; and yes, she wants you to be just as excited over the development of her and your children as you are over your machines and your work. Chances are, when you're not around, she goes into your shop and hollers expletives at your machines, which she regards as rivals for your attention.

                              Don't ignore the warning signs. Make sure that your lives include intimacy (this is not necessarily sex) as well as family activities. Even if her topics of conversation bores you to tears, appear interested by participatory conversation. Remember, if she loathes the way your best friend's wife does her eyebrows, so do you! When your daughter comes running through the house yelling "Daddy, Daddy, look what I did!" give her your attention and praise. Be there for her school plays, dancing classes, and yes, poopy chronicles.


                              Dr. Chris

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