Stupid Clock Tricks

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  1. Organist

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    After a long and somewhat tiring day, I learned that going out that heading out to the shop isn't always the most ideal thing to do to relax. I was polishing pivots. When I got to the last one, I suddenly realized I was polishing the threads on the hand shaft. :-/
     
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    There may be a communicable disease afoot. Have a look at my recent post.

    M Kinsler
     
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    inatentivitis;;;;;;;;;;;;;;it strikes when we least expect it!

    tonn 2n's equal an m right?
     
  4. shutterbug

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    I'm especially good at losing things I just had in my hand 10 seconds ago. Usually I find that I've been looking right at it :rolleyes:
     
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    (1) Proceed to garage to find can of fiberglass resin stuff
    (2) Search unsuccessful
    (3) Purchase new can
    (4) Search the garage for a place to keep new can of fiberglass resin stuff
    (5) Locate a handy niche
    (6) Place new can of fiberglass stuff directly atop old can of fiberglass stuff
     
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    Shutt, I can identify. If someone would invent a magnet that attracted brass and/or aluminum, I would pay lots of money for it. My new shop has concrete floors which I love, but when you drop something, it makes no noise and usually bounces. A good magnet works great for steel but most of the stuff I drop is not steel. So, I waste much time on my knees with a flashlight. Often I find something I was looking for a week ago and am distracted from the present project to that old project from a week ago, forgetting what I was looking for that I dropped a few minutes earlier. I’m confused!! How about you?
     
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    Yes. It's very strange that what you searched and searched for last week suddenly is easily found when you're down there looking for something else :D
     
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    A dropped gear often has the courtesy to emit a characteristic whirrr as it rolls beneath some immovable object, so at least you have a clue which way it went.

    I read that the reason that footballs are shaped like a football is so that they'd follow an unpredictable path when they bounced, but your average movement screw could take over the NFL if they shaped the ball like that.

    Bushing losses are just a cost of doing business, though you don't want to give up on a Butterbearing without a fight.

    Any part that you've turned, drilled, filed, fitted and polished has a yearning to vanish into the ectoplasm, a yearning that increases tenfold with each operation.
     
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    So true! For me it happens mostly when I part off a finished part on the lathe.

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    ron bechler, when i first met him, told me those were called ‘jesus parts’... as in, ‘oh, jesus... where did that thing get to?!?’. :)

    hope that doesn’t offend... made me smile
     
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    Please recall that our Lord was a carpenter by trade. Ergo oaths made in or deriving from the workshop are exempt from rebuke from anyone, especially anyone who never cut off a piece of wood too short or lost a brass nut from 1862 down a crack in the floor.

    Natalie's church has a painting of the Kid in His father's carpentry shop plying a bow drill--the kind that has the bowl filled with stones to act as a flywheel. The drill looks like a crucifix. It would have been better if the artist had known how to use a bow drill.

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    I saw on a television program a church in the Holy Land contracted with an artist to paint a religious scene. The artist they went with was from Canada, so the painting contained things you would see in Canada, such as pine trees, beavers, etc.
     
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    I bushed a screw hole once by mistake :mad:.

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    Lots of beaver in the Holy Land, NOT!
     
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    I never bushed a screw hole, but have bushed the wrong hole a couple of times.
     

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