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Offline 90LX_Notch

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The what do you do with it and why did you make questions.
« on: April 20, 2015, 04:05:54 PM »
These questions come up all the time to those of us within the hobby.  My new response is going to be one stolen from the Jeep community.

It's an engine thing.  You wouldn't understand.

or

It's a machinist thing.  You wouldn't understand.

What are some of your responses?

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Re: The what do you do with it and why did you make questions.
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 04:16:22 PM »
Do with it? -  I fondle it/them  :slap: both once they are made and while they are still castings  ;D

Why? - To find out why and how it works and to prove I really understood it  ;)

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Re: The what do you do with it and why did you make questions.
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 04:27:53 PM »
Most of the people who ask these questions are too clueless to waste a genuine answer on them so I make up conversation stopper answers.  Here are a few examples...




Why did you make it?

I didn't have the tools I needed to make the whole bomb, so I made this instead.

My analyst says making it will help me not to fantasize about murdering people.

It's an essential part of the ICBM I'm building.


What do you do with it?

I fondle it while designing new instruments of torture.

If I run it really fast, it drowns out the voices in my head.

It runs the pump that feeds the bacteria breeding tank.
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Re: The what do you do with it and why did you make questions.
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2015, 04:31:15 PM »

"You must have too much time on your hands..."

"No, I just find it more productive and satisfying than watching television. Seen any good shows lately?"

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Re: The what do you do with it and why did you make questions.
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2015, 04:38:41 PM »
"Last week I invented fire, yesterday I invented the wheel and today I've invented the steam engine"

"But someone invented those AGES ago!"

"Perhaps, but I'm catching up with him..."

AS
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Re: The what do you do with it and why did you make questions.
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2015, 04:48:12 PM »
"As a young lad I had all the usual aspirations: fame, fortune, hot babes, fast cars and interesting toys. But then I chose a career in engineering so the first three were out and the fourth was income-constrained - only the last one is really open to me. So I machine things to make mechanisms that will enable me to bring fourth my revenge on the world..."

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Offline dvbydt

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Re: The what do you do with it and why did you make questions.
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2015, 04:54:08 PM »
A mental itch, that demands a physical scratch!

Ian

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Re: The what do you do with it and why did you make questions.
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2015, 06:05:22 PM »
"As a young lad I had all the usual aspirations: fame, fortune, hot babes, fast cars and interesting toys. But then I chose a career in engineering so the first three were out and the fourth was income-constrained - only the last one is really open to me. So I machine things to make mechanisms that will enable me to bring fourth my revenge on the world..."

PDR

Why fourstrokes when Two strokes and gasturbines are out there?
Fylla find it an  interresting question
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Re: The what do you do with it and why did you make questions.
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2015, 08:20:36 PM »
A reply I give for my steam boats, Cover it in oil and set fire to it :lolb: well thats the one thats printable .
Not known for my sense of decorum . Others have a lot to do with sex and travel.
cheers!

Offline Myrickman

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Re: The what do you do with it and why did you make questions.
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2015, 09:16:31 PM »
Personal challenge...me against the metal.
Some people do crosswords...I make engines.
Niels, love the Cardi pix.... We have two of them...sawed-off shepherds.

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Re: The what do you do with it and why did you make questions.
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2015, 12:25:01 AM »
If someone has to ask the question(s) "What does it do" or "Why did you make it" they surely wouldn't understand the answer.

Upon showing my IC engine to a recent graduate of our system of "higher learning", his response was, "Can't you buy a 6 hp four stroke engine at Harbor Freight for $99"? :facepalm:

My response was "I wish I had met you before I did all this work to make one" :facepalm2:

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Offline Dave Otto

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Re: The what do you do with it and why did you make questions.
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2015, 01:22:59 AM »
The signature line my friend Roland uses seems appropriate.

For those who understand, no explanation is needed.
For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.

Relates well to the topic.


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Offline rleete

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Re: The what do you do with it and why did you make questions.
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2015, 05:53:25 PM »
When I was little and asked my mother "why?", she always replied, "to make little boys ask questions."

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Re: The what do you do with it and why did you make questions.
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2015, 03:40:22 AM »
For those who understand, no explanation is needed.
For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.
I think that is the best answer for the widest use. :-) I shouldn't insult anyone.
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Re: The what do you do with it and why did you make questions.
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2015, 07:36:06 AM »
Many years ago in Model engineer the attached answer was provided.

Jo
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