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    Quote Originally Posted by Toms Wheels View Post
    It is 50 years since that day, but I smile from ear to ear as I recall this story.
    Pulled a riskier stunt on me own Dad, 1955. "Senior Construction Inspector", Corps of Engineers his Day Job, so he is teaching a ten-year old safe practice as he installs an electrical gadget, upper story of the house.

    Sends me to the basement with instructions to BRING BACK IN MY HAND the pullout cartridge fuse block. Of the service-entrance load center. Functional "emperor" of all that was copper as far as that residence was concerned.

    Leave that block with him as he dispatches me on two MORE trips to check plug fuses.

    On second return, all plug fuses well, I say:

    "Dad? How about I just bend over and you kick me square in the ass?

    Then YOU bend over and I kick YOU square in the ass!"

    The red face as he wound-up the start of a tirade on the impertinence of smart-aleck boys was interrupted... got sheepish...

    When I pointed out the soldering iron he could not get to even offer to warm-up, was, after all an ELECTRIC one.



    We did agree to skip the ass-kicking, both of us having missed the bleedin' OBVIOUS.

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    I was poking holes in 3/8s" AR400 the other day. Hard on drill edges!
    Brake through was nasty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monarchist View Post
    Tough job, but sometimes we just have to break shit down to a level where even an Engineer can be made to understand it after enough repetition.

    After all.. Engineers are the ones who BUY the silly little POS'en. Not Machinists!

    We are just trying to keep y'all alive so you can keep designing weird parts.

    Basic human greed, y'see.

    We can clock waaaay more hours figuring out where you fucked-up than we could if we just built the buggers our way to JFW in the first place.

    I notice you still have a question?

    How can we help? Shop rates are $175 an hour...

    Wow, you're kinda hard on the Engineer. Where I work, Engineers are not allowed to operate any production machines, so when it comes time for them to prototype something and they want to drill a hole,
    I prefer they use a wimpy DP.
    After all, they are not machinists and I wouldn't want them to get hurt or break a machine. They know there place and so do the machinists.
    So good for wimpy dinky drill presses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigor View Post
    Wow, you're kinda hard on the Engineer.
    LOL! "Grandfathered", "Prior permission", "Hairy Ears" etc.

    Graduation day, Ft. Belvoir:

    "yewsta bee eye cuddn' evin spayall "ingineer"!

    "Now i ARE WUN!"



    A "wimpy drillpress" was when we had to use hand-made field-expedient means for lack of decent factory explosives.

    F**k THAT up, last thing goes through your mind at 20 times the speed of sound is the charred memory of your ass-bone.


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