|andrew lyner||15/06/2019 18:44:09|
|117 forum posts|
That's one aspect of Health and Safety that I approve of. Split a load whenever possible and 25kg is ideal for most people except with 'lads' with something to prove.
|Mike Poole||15/06/2019 19:28:11|
2113 forum posts
I worked with a chap who could carry a big bag of cement under each arm and another chap could bend 2” conduit over his knee.
|Neil Wyatt||15/06/2019 19:50:03|
16570 forum posts
My 'new' combo amp weight 43kg. Poor lad who sold me it got a mate to help him shift it.
When the old fart picked it up, carried it to the car and popped it in the back, his mate thought it was most amusing
|Jeff Dayman||15/06/2019 19:53:43|
|1621 forum posts|
I was one of those lads with the two big bags of cement when I was 16-18 or so. 6 foot 2, Solid muscle, pair of steel toed boots and no brains. Did any heavy job going, often got jobs like this because I could do the work of 1 1/2 or 2 guys for one wage.
My back, shoulders, and knees wish I hadn't , now.
|mark costello 1||15/06/2019 20:01:05|
541 forum posts
FIL had a roof replaced, Company sent out 1 Man that was on the wimpy side. FIL said He did not want "Shorty " there as He was too small to be worth it. Boss said "Shorty show Them what You do. Shorty put 2 bundles of shingles on His shoulders and about ran up the ladder. Nuff said.
|Howard Lewis||15/06/2019 21:57:39|
|2337 forum posts|
Don't laugh too loudly at the Drummond, because it is a century old. It was state of the art for the amateur market in it's time.
A friend of mine bought one, out of the Engineering Division of my former employers, so it had seen some work in its time.
He produces work that I wish that I could do with a much much newer machine.
Think of the music that a talented musician can coax from a Stradivarus! (Can't spell! )
Any fool can produce bad work on an excellent machine. It takes skill to produce good work on an indifferent machine.
I used to own a Myford ML7, but, perhaps because of my background, I do not rate it as highly as very many Model Engineers.
However, I do stand in awe of the work that has been produced on them,
|Nicholas Farr||16/06/2019 01:49:08|
1976 forum posts
Hi Neil, not trying to get a one upmanship, but my pair of Disco speakers weigh about 45kg each. I had to load them both in the back of my van every time I did a Gig and then unload them when I got home again, often in the wee hours. Too risky to leave them in the van overnight, but I was in my early twenties then, Oh! the good old days.
I bought one of those Round Beds of ebay, had to park my car about 40 odd metres away from the pick up, was sure glad when I got back to my car, not the easiest things to carry, let alone the weight.
Edited By Nicholas Farr on 16/06/2019 01:50:07
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