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    Pictures or it didn't happen. Lol
    Perhaps in a few days, we are away right now.


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    Re: Work rules / practices

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    Perhaps in a few days, we are away right now.


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    Kidding of course, but it would be cool, if anything the conversation would be worth it.

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    Re: Work rules / practices

    The fastest way to find a lost tool is to buy a replacement.

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    Re: Work rules / practices

    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianS View Post
    The fastest way to find a lost tool is to buy a replacement.
    Always wurked fur me...

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    Re: Work rules / practices

    I have not got to the aeroplane construction bit yet but have built a lot of experimental machines,usually agricultural, and there is one thing I stand by,if you are having a problem with something then just walk away. For ten minutes or an hour or even over night,the ideas come easily with fresh eyes. Cheers

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    Re: Work rules / practices

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    Work rule #289: Spackling compound is not an adequate substitute for Bondo for making a one-off male mold for an oil cooler air inlet hood.
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    Here it is re-done with Bondo, which is what I should have used the first time. The price of Bondo has really gone up over the past few years.

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    Re: Work rules / practices

    Repurposed tool: I use a crochet needle to determine, from one side, the optimum fastener grip through laminates / cores. I insert it, hook the opposite face, mark the front face with my thumb or a marker pen, withdraw it and either measure it or compare it to the grip of the fastener that I think is optimum. A bent piece of heavy safety wire works too, but the handle of the crochet hook is easier to handle.


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    Re: Work rules / practices

    When I was operating a stamping press for a summer job (a friend of my father's was the manager, and only year 'round, full-time employee), the boss told me to walk away for a couple of minutes when was getting tired. Blood is corrosive and hard to get off the machines


    Less flippantly, fatigue causes people to be much more error prone, and, in the battle of fingers vs stamping press, the fingers lose. No sane manager wants employees maimed, and will make serious efforts to prevent it.

    Another thing is to make sure everything is light enough to move with available equipment, and to make sure that any lifting is done with attention to one's back.


    (as a rather gruesome aside, I once worked with somebody in the aero industry who had the same two fingers cut off and reattached twice after accidents with power tools. He said he surgeon was not happy with him)

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    I write lists on walls. Things to do, things to buy. When I leave the room, I take a pic of the supplies list either because I'm going for supplies, or I might. When I run out of wall, bits of paper or card go up. Occasionally, I get really organised and hang a large pad of paper up. I always shop from my phone though, I usually have it with me. Bits of paper escape from pockets. I have a particularly hard time losing a wall.

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    Quick tip how to make note pads. Recycle office paper,make a stack and screw two strips of ply across the middle and cut across with radial arm and end up with two pads.

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    If you think searching your workspace for a tool that is in your hand is bad, let me tell you about my mother in law.
    She has, on numerous occasions, asked if someone had seen her glasses. She now recognises a resultant eye roll as meaning 'right in front of your eyes'.

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