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Forum: Fabrication 09-16-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,268
Posted By MAC702
That's the most entertaining chastisement I've...

That's the most entertaining chastisement I've ever read.

I noticed the two bolts thing immediately. My next thought was: "I'm sure he knows more than me if it makes a difference!"
Forum: Fabrication 09-16-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,268
Posted By MAC702
I'm more than making up for it. :o I've...

I'm more than making up for it. :o

I've actually broken ground on my addition. The block wall guy has been here last couple days. The back yard wall has been raised and repaired, and the gate...
Forum: Fabrication 09-16-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,268
Posted By MAC702
I must admit I have trouble envisioning the...

I must admit I have trouble envisioning the reason, but I enjoyed reading it, and if it works, IT WORKS! :D
Forum: Fabrication 09-15-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,855
Posted By MAC702
You don't seriously think common sense plays into...

You don't seriously think common sense plays into this, do you?
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-14-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,143
Posted By MAC702
I've a buddy with a place in Freeport in the FL...

I've a buddy with a place in Freeport in the FL panhandle. I was working there all last month.* One of my projects was a surge protector. He has one of those new fridges and, after a power spike,...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-13-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,820
Posted By MAC702
Got the opinions from the experts today. These...

Got the opinions from the experts today. These are the trauma docs at the county hospital. Of course, this meant a horrible waiting room environment to see them. Even with being 15 minutes early...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-12-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,820
Posted By MAC702
I was going to wait to see what response I got...

I was going to wait to see what response I got before filling in the facts of the case, which they would have found irrelevant anyway. I've been prescribed LOTS of pain meds over the years. The...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-12-2017, 01:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,820
Posted By MAC702
Honestly, I didn't expect to win at Lambeau. I...

Honestly, I didn't expect to win at Lambeau. I did expect to put in a good showing. The first half was surreal. Even the Packers fans around me couldn't believe the HORRIBLE officiating that...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-11-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,820
Posted By MAC702
Well, I stumped the hand doc, or at least enough...

Well, I stumped the hand doc, or at least enough where he didn't even charge me (or my insurance) for the visit. I'm not so sure that's a good thing. :confused:

He had ideas, and did a lot of...
Forum: Welding 09-10-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,024
Posted By MAC702
And the vicious cycle of stores selling to every...

And the vicious cycle of stores selling to every amateur the same stuff pros working under specific codes used, and therefore the demand for mostly just those few electrodes.
Forum: Welding 09-10-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,346
Posted By MAC702
The system is like a wife. You go to prison if...

The system is like a wife. You go to prison if you beat it.
Forum: Welding 09-09-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,024
Posted By MAC702
Is there a thread here or intact somewhere with...

Is there a thread here or intact somewhere with all the pics from Spook2's "Big Weld" threads about his forging die repair welding?

Here's one of the Hobart threads, but the pics are gone.
...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-09-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,820
Posted By MAC702
I'll know Monday. I'm not doing anything to...

I'll know Monday. I'm not doing anything to purposely stress it except for one job on Thursday where I had to lift stuff up and down a 2-story roof with my tow strap. That one kind of hurt a couple...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-08-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,820
Posted By MAC702
No discoloration or swelling anywhere. No fever,...

No discoloration or swelling anywhere. No fever, except football (Seahawks and whoever plays the Patriots) and baseball (Orioles and whoever plays the Yankees.)

Still weird sensations in the...
Forum: Machining 09-07-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By MAC702
How much wear do the flutes actually see? It...

How much wear do the flutes actually see? It seems to me that adding a wear surface to them would be the part that added to the diameter and therefore cause more friction. :confused:
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-07-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,820
Posted By MAC702
I remembered that grease injection horror story...

I remembered that grease injection horror story the very moment I stabbed myself. I remember thinking: "Thank goodness it's just a knife."

The actual puncture is almost completely healed. Very...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-07-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,820
Posted By MAC702
I definitely felt the jolts of pain and tingling...

I definitely felt the jolts of pain and tingling a few times today. I had no choice but to work and there were times I just had to use the hand in ways that made it protest.

But, the good news is...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-07-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,820
Posted By MAC702
I had that very thought at the time, and even...

I had that very thought at the time, and even sucked on it.

I don't think it's gotten any worse the past two days, but the slight numbness and surrounding pain is still there. I don't think I'll...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-06-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,820
Posted By MAC702
Nerve damage in hand

So, last week I stabbed myself in the arm. No, it was not a suicide attempt.

My pocket knife slipped and punctured the inside of my left wrist about two inches above the hand. I feared the worst...
Forum: Welding 09-05-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,904
Posted By MAC702
With my hearing impaired to the point that any...

With my hearing impaired to the point that any background noise is significant, I'd pay the $300 just for Fan-On-Demand.

My HH210, the first generation, is still going strong though. There are no...
Forum: Fabrication 08-30-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,389
Posted By MAC702
Or put a spring keeper on it, and you won't even...

Or put a spring keeper on it, and you won't even need to flip it over.
Forum: Welding 08-28-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,978
Posted By MAC702
FCAW is fine for that. I have an old POS...

FCAW is fine for that. I have an old POS Craftsman FCAW machine that has gotten me out of a few jams, even with fighting its idiosyncrasies, just because it was cheap enough to always be in the back...
Forum: Welding 08-28-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,978
Posted By MAC702
This. Your real question is unanswerable...

This.

Your real question is unanswerable because it lacks all the details necessary.

FCAW has a place, and is one of the processes I use the most. But a real GMAW/MIG machine will do a much...
Forum: Welding 08-22-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By MAC702
I neglected to reread your post after I read...

I neglected to reread your post after I read enough to see my mistake. Thanks for the confirmation. I will reuse my old shell and autodarkening module and put that new headgear in it.
Forum: Welding 08-22-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By MAC702
Sorry. Looks like I was typing way faster than I...

Sorry. Looks like I was typing way faster than I was thinking. I don't know why I kept referring to my hood as a Lincoln. It's a Jackson.

I guess subconsciously, if it's not Miller, it's...
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