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........interuptions, cockups and delays.

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Rik Shaw01/08/2013 08:55:09
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A fortnight ago I decided to make a re-start on a new model. Having done a ponder over the plans I realised that the job would be easier if the machine vice I use on the mill had a location strip fitted on the underside.

Set to and made a location strip - undersize---ggrrrr. Made another the right size. Clamped strip in jaws, upended vice and realised that I needed some heavier duty clamps.

Made a pair of clamps, one OK and one with a mistake. Out with the welder and added metal where it was needed. Couldn't remove the caravan type welder plug it was stuck solid, busted plug trying. Phoned electrician, he'll come in a fortnight.

Tried to lock shed up but the weight of all the new machinery has distorted the front of the workshop (summer house). Removed door and rehung.

Re-machined welded clamp. Machined slot in bottom of vice. Bolted vice down and checked jaws were aligned square to table - sigh of relief!

I'll be up the shop again tomorrow to make a start on the model - provided the soddit monster has not been up there again while I have been asleep. I'll get there though. I will, I really will......crying 2            Rik

Edited By Rik Shaw on 01/08/2013 08:58:43

Robbo01/08/2013 09:18:43
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'Tis better to travel in hope than to arrive in despair.

NJH01/08/2013 10:23:46
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Ah Rik

I've had days like that!

Walking the dog down a country lane, a cool beer, and some quiet relaxing music usually helps.


richardandtracy01/08/2013 15:26:24
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I've had years like that. Commiserations.



John Stevenson01/08/2013 16:29:18
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You mean there is light at the end of the tunnel ??

I thought it was some bugger with a torch bringing more work.................

Peter Tucker01/08/2013 19:39:33
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"You mean there is light at the end of the tunnel ??

I thought it was some bugger with a torch bringing more work................."

No The Light at the end of the tunnel is the headlight of the oncoming train.

Springbok02/08/2013 03:08:53
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Sounds like my Gremlin's are breeding was working on the boiler I am fitting to by B1, now the floor is swept clean, so nothing to hide it, little part drops off steam fitting, now my loco sits on a hydraulic unit that can be wheeled around, moves it out of the way nothing. gave up eventually hunting thinking I have a few spares, 30mins later look at the clean floor and lo and behold there it is at my feet.

Anyone reading who is a member of the BSMEE will have read my little story on them regarding my father in law who was a Spit pilot takeing pic's over enemy positions.

fizzy02/08/2013 21:52:19
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Tis better to travel in hope than to arrive in despair.

or where I come live in hope and die in Bamford!

colin hawes03/08/2013 09:03:43
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Sometimes I've found it better to shove the job to one side and pretend you don't care for a day or two. Then the gremlins go looking for a new victim and you can sneak back in. Colin

Rick Kirkland 125/08/2013 10:42:28
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WOW! You must be me in a parallel universe.The reply about taking the dog for a walk and having a beer sounds like a good idea. Hmmm, where can I find a dog?

NJH25/08/2013 10:55:31
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Hi Rik

<-----  I've got the dog  -  now where can I find a beer!



Edited By NJH on 25/08/2013 10:58:02

Tinkerer5826/08/2013 13:50:20
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I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel, but it was some mongrel with a candle and bastard blew it out before I got there.crying

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