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    THAT OLD GANG 'O MINE

  • #2
    Nice lathe!

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    • #3
      Just think of all the work that you could get done in the shop with a Gal like that.
      To invent, you need a good imagination - and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison

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      • #4
        When we started hiring women apprentices one of them was a ravising beauty. Cambodian/Danish, small, slim, fascinating dark eyes and har, Hollywood figure, athletic as hell, and wonder of wonders in an apprentice: smart, mechanically minded, and intellectually agressive. I never had to teach her anything twice.

        Offical visitors would enter the shop and see Anne running a 48" lathe or once lugging a big U clamp as long as she was tall and about 2/3 her weight. Their jaws would drop and one of them would hasten to help the little lady in bib overalls with the nasty old clamp. "No thanks" and she'd kill him by batting her eyelashes then keep on trudging to the Morton floor mill where we were working cutting a cross key slot in a rudder stock or something.

        I had her for an apprentice for three months. She was one of the best in my ranking for her willingness and ability. She wasn't a distraction, not because she was so pretty but because she never used it to her advantage. She was sisterly, or since I was so much older, niece-like. We used to cruise the meat markets together.

        She's a planner and estimator now and I think she's in line for a supervisory job. She has no lack of ability to get people to work for her her and so far as I know she's never used her sex or beauty to gain an advantage.

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        • #5
          Uh Forrest, you want to explain "cruise the meat markets"?
          Or may be not. Might start some other OT discussions.
          On the topic of using ability rather than physical attributes; this morning's paper had a write up on the latest winner of SI Swimsuit Issue search.
          She has the "perfect combination of beauty, athleticism and personality for the Swimsuit issue. Michelle embodies what the issue has always been about."
          She is way ahead of Janet Jackson in certain areas too, if you get my drift here. I am sure that had nothing to do with her selection however.
          Jim H.

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          • #6
            Wonder why the cross slide is set at that angle. Btw, I have used my sex and beauty shamelessly in the past, shirt open to the navel, boots, grease, machinery, women just can’t resist it.

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            • #7
              Carl, Do you have a better photo of the lathe ?

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



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              • #8
                If you look at the armstrong holder I'd say she's doing an angled facing cut. Placing a slight cone on the end.

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                • #9
                  <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Forrest Addy:
                  When we started hiring women apprentices one of them was a ravising beauty. Cambodian/Danish, small, slim, fascinating dark eyes and har, Hollywood figure, athletic as hell, and wonder of wonders in an apprentice: smart, mechanically minded, and intellectually agressive...She wasn't a distraction, not because she was so pretty but because she never used it to her advantage...She has no lack of ability to get people to work for her her and so far as I know she's never used her sex or beauty to gain an advantage. </font>
                  For men, female beauty contains the promise of happiness. The male brain releases endorphins at the sight of a beautiful woman. We're hard-wired and helpless. So yes, she did "use" her beauty to gain an advantage. That's the way it works. For the same reason rich men who command resources make women go weak in the knees. Beautiful women and powerful men have huge advantages in the game of life. Ugly women and weak men are treated so badly that independent observers describe it as almost criminal when they watch unrehersed and uninhibited social interactions.

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                  • #10
                    Well, Nait, maybe I shoulda said "deliberately or overtly used..."

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                    • #11
                      Back during WW2 when all the men (most of the men) were off fighting, all of the factories used women to shore up the ranks.
                      Whether running lathes, mills or rivet guns I would say they filled in admirably as we know the outcome of the story. Had it not been for their abilities I would hate to think where we might be but we would probably be talking with a German accent.
                      I work for the Ford Motor Company in their metal/wood patternshop and from all of the women that work in the foundry it's surprising that very few of them apply for apprenticeships. I guess the old "boys play with cars" and "girls play with dolls" still is pretty much in affect. There's lots of women in the workforce but not in the trades.
                      gbritnell

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                      • #12
                        Carl, Do you have a better photo of the lathe ?
                        John S.

                        priorities eh John Alistair
                        Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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                        • #13
                          Hmm probably that lady has a eye patch now to make a pirate envious... No eye protection.

                          ANYONE know a one eyed lady lathe operator?

                          David.. HA...

                          Pretty ladies can be a danger to the workplace., or on the road. I hit a pinto right in the rear once on my new bike, didn't even see it.. THE hot-pants had all my attention.

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                          • #14
                            Don't know about the cross slide angle but the Lathe appears to be a Pratt.

                            At work we had an 18 year old Girl for a cleaner,best one we ever hired bar none,she never backed away fro work,she would drag the chip pans out,clean out the coolant sumps you name it,but she went off to college and now we are back to the no account lazy slackard teenage boys,not worth the price of a bullet.
                            I just need one more tool,just one!

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                            • #15
                              Much to my sadness as a teacher, the people in charge have this line of thought that machining has always been for "men only".

                              I have sent this to my school guidance dept (picture only, all other comments not included like the meat markets).

                              I may be refraining from winding people up here, but still like to wind up the school guidance and admin.....
                              CCBW, MAH

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