........interuptions, cockups and delays.
|Rik Shaw||01/08/2013 08:55:09|
1480 forum posts
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...... Rik
Edited By Rik Shaw on 01/08/2013 08:58:43
|1504 forum posts|
'Tis better to travel in hope than to arrive in despair.
2314 forum posts
I've had days like that!
Walking the dog down a country lane, a cool beer, and some quiet relaxing music usually helps.
943 forum posts
I've had years like that. Commiserations.
|John Stevenson||01/08/2013 16:29:18|
5068 forum posts
You mean there is light at the end of the tunnel ??
I thought it was some bugger with a torch bringing more work.................
|Peter Tucker||01/08/2013 19:39:33|
|183 forum posts|
"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.
879 forum posts
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.
1843 forum posts
Tis better to travel in hope than to arrive in despair.
or where I come from...you live in hope and die in Bamford!
|colin hawes||03/08/2013 09:03:43|
|557 forum posts|
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 1||25/08/2013 10:42:28|
175 forum posts
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?
2314 forum posts
<----- I've got the dog - now where can I find a beer!
Edited By NJH on 25/08/2013 10:58:02
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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.
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