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Re: WHAT DID YOU DO IN YOUR SHOP TODAY

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:25 pm
by Binder Mike
waltesefalcon wrote:'Hmmm, im not sure i would use the word "amused".'

When it comes to politics amused and afraid are probably the only two intelligent things to be. Any Government exists for its own benefit and to the detriment of the people it rules. Here in America we like to think of ourselves as citizens and that the power of the government flows from us, but the truth is that our Republic died a long time ago and we are just as much subjects today as we were in 1775.


Well said!

Re: WHAT DID YOU DO IN YOUR SHOP TODAY

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:02 pm
by nikkinutshop
What did I do?
I cleared my workbench and sorted the tools onto my HAZET cart. I finished making a special short .250" transfer punch.
A few days ago I tried to turn the Alpine radio on in my '40 Ford, with the remote. It was dead. The batteries had corroded and left a green mess. New batteries installed after cleaning the spring terminal, still nothing. So, I do the right thing and then check the voltage at the car battery. Next, I call my electronics friend. The first thing he said was, "Did you turn the key to accessories?" I will get over this by tomorrow, maybe. I fired myself and went in the house for supper.

Re: WHAT DID YOU DO IN YOUR SHOP TODAY

PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:36 pm
by nikkinutshop
I decided to take a short nap after lunch. I guess I made contact with my pocket remote door opener. The garage door opened and set off the alarm. The alarm company called the home and I did not get to the phone soon enough so they called me. I was calling my wife and I did not answer the call to my cell. The alarm company called my son on his cell. Everyone was in a panic because they thought I had become a statistic. The police showed up at the front door, did a quick check to make sure all is OK then left. My son arrived at some point and gave me "what-for" for causing the panic.
Well, I am up, and dressed and not in the mood to go out to the shop, now. I suppose the take-away from this is, The alarm works as it should.
I was going to have a local towing company pull my Ford out of the shop and turn it around 180*. I want the exhaust at the door and the engine part in the center of the shop. We live on a very steep street and lane. I do not want to risk having a roll-away. The Ford has storage only insurance. Tomorrow will be just fine.

Re: WHAT DID YOU DO IN YOUR SHOP TODAY

PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:06 pm
by nikkinutshop
My neighbour, across the lane is like Wilson from Tool Time. I never see him but he is always there. I could hear his voice, from two days ago, as the garage door closed, "I hope you didn't get any on yourself."

Re: WHAT DID YOU DO IN YOUR SHOP TODAY

PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:51 pm
by harvester60
[quote="nikkinutshop"]Thanks, I appreciate this. I am thinking this collet system is British. The set came with a Myford Lathe.
PM sent Luke

Re: WHAT DID YOU DO IN YOUR SHOP TODAY

PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:00 pm
by nikkinutshop
I was given a 75 year old set of sheetmetal rolls, yesterday. The end frames are very ornate, BUT, The lack of service and abuse has caused the wear surfaces in the frames to be very worn. Can I fix this? Yes, but, how much time do I want to put into this this tool.
I am going to put all of the pieces away for another day. I will take a few pictures next time I pass through the shop.