07-23-2012, 08:14 PM
ha my wife always laughs at me for the pile of modern machine shop I keep on my night stand.
Originally Posted by Lumberjack
07-23-2012, 08:21 PM
I get bitched at for all the tooling catalogs, and such in the bathroom.
Originally Posted by chainfeed
07-23-2012, 09:28 PM
When your wife thinks the smell of coolant is your cologne, because she never smells anything else on you. (Mine happens to like it.)
07-23-2012, 11:18 PM
... when the newbie asks you a question and you answer is the page # that the information is located on in YOUR Machinery's handbook. (without looking it up)
07-24-2012, 03:08 AM
Is there another way?
Originally Posted by RODELU
07-24-2012, 06:00 AM
Originally Posted by RODELU
People around you actually believe you can ID 15-5 stainless and 7075 aluminum by smell.
I prefer to taste it rather than to smell it.
Originally Posted by camscan
07-24-2012, 06:09 AM
You buy more toys for your machines than you do for your kids.
07-24-2012, 06:50 AM
When the shoes you wear to the shop have so much cutting oil on them that they are forever waterproof, and so many chips embedded in the soles that you could climb up the side of a glacier (but don't even think about walking over your home's wood floors....)
07-24-2012, 07:15 AM
You're not a REAL Machinist until................
Every t-shirt has a line of spattered collant/oil up the left side of it.
07-24-2012, 07:20 AM
That's tricky on the mill.
Originally Posted by hlvhowner
07-24-2012, 07:55 AM
Damn, I thought I had covered all the angles, back to evening classes
I prefer to taste it rather than to smell it.[/QUOTE]
07-24-2012, 08:02 AM
You know when you help a buddy who is a carpenter and he says plus or minus a quarter of an inch is close enough and you develop a uncontrolable twitch at the very thought.
07-24-2012, 10:09 AM
you decorate your Christmas tree with long, spiral chips from aluminum and brass turning.
07-24-2012, 01:09 PM
We actually do this to Midshipmen. We get asked what kind of material it is and we will lick it and say aluminum, steel or stainless or whatever it happens to be. The professors just walk away shaking their heads....
Originally Posted by racen857
07-24-2012, 01:21 PM
When you look at a new pack of turning inserts the same way your wife looks at the jewelers window
07-24-2012, 01:36 PM
You time flipping the steaks so you can set up for the finnishing pass to run during supper---Trevor
07-24-2012, 03:21 PM
You feel the urge to gouge the eyes out of the engineer that wants a 4-40 tapped hole 2 inches deep.
07-24-2012, 03:31 PM
When every pocket of all your clothes have chips at the bottom, even after they've been washed.
07-24-2012, 04:28 PM
Related to an earlier post but when somebody asks, "how thick do you think that is" and you reply, "oh prolly about 25 thou" only to see the complete look of confusion wash over their face. Then quickly say, "that means point zero two five" and are annoyed that this must be explained.
07-24-2012, 04:32 PM
Or when you do hardwood floors yourself and then realize what a bad choice they were when you spend every day looking at them and noticing the .01 gaps between boards and the .01 difference in chamfers from one side of the board to the other. And suddenly for a moment machining the boards yourself next time seems like a good idea.