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Did I realy do that?
« on: May 31, 2021, 10:46:59 AM »
As the title says: Did I realy do that?      :lolb: :lolb:



Then, did I realy try to drill a hole with it?

Concentrate lad          :hammerbash: :hammerbash:

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Re: Did I realy do that?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2021, 11:45:16 AM »
I'm told that old age is a downward spiral. Where will it lead and where will we land? Is there no point? :shrug:

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2021, 01:41:49 PM »
As the title says: Did I realy do that?      :lolb: :lolb:



Then, did I realy try to drill a hole with it?

Concentrate lad          :hammerbash: :hammerbash:

Mike

It's just going to take a lot longer and need a lot of pressure with that setup Mike!   :Lol:   :cheers:

With my previous mill, which had reversable spindle, I turned a number of drills and endmills a lovely blue colour before realizing it was turning the wrong way..... :facepalm:  :cussing:

(and before anyone gets too clever, no, not on the same day!  :Lol:)

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Re: Did I realy do that?
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2021, 02:42:35 PM »
I've seen circular saw blades in backwards, this is a new one!

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Re: Did I realy do that?
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2021, 03:24:37 PM »
I actually find this reassuring, and I appreciate you posting it.
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Re: Did I realy do that?
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2021, 04:05:13 PM »
Hey Mike, isn't that the tool used to burnish a hole? Been there done that.
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Re: Did I realy do that?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2021, 02:01:46 AM »
I hate too admit it, but I put a band saw blade on the wrong way once. Didn't realize till it won't cut. :cussing:


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Re: Did I realy do that?
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2021, 03:54:07 AM »
WOW!! I made a heap of silly things in the shed like running a drill backwards and cursing because it won't cut but not done that yet. Doesn't mean I wont but not yet. You're a real pioneer in this field Mike.  :lolb: :lolb: :ROFL: :mischief: :-[
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Re: Did I realy do that?
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2021, 06:44:56 AM »
I think a lot of us have run a lathe backwards and wondered why it wouldn't cut. While still quite inexperienced (honest!) I managed to do a fair bit of machining in reverse... wondering why everything was getting red hot and progress was incredibly slow....

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Re: Did I realy do that?
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2021, 08:50:43 AM »
Somewhere I have a left hand drill.... it took me a while to realise why is was not cutting very well  :Doh:

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Re: Did I realy do that?
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2021, 08:56:43 AM »
Time to shut down and to close the shed door for this day.
Taking the bicycle and doing a little tour to the lake in our village.
That is my action if I realize these things.
And believe me, I do know the way to the lake and back very well.
 
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Re: Did I realy do that?
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2021, 11:49:18 AM »
Like Achim I can only say that blonders made in the Workshop are more often than I care to admit - and it's only getting better with age  :facepalm2:

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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2021, 12:26:57 PM »
Thanks everyone,

I thought my little faux par would amuse you.

They say that experience only comes with time and that this experience allows you to make silly mistakes with total confidence.  :old:

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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2021, 01:21:23 PM »
That's one of those undrills that you use to undrill holes that are in the wrong place...

To quote from my flying instructor's mantra:

"Wisdom comes from knowledge and experience.
Knowledge can come from education and training, but experience is about learning from mistakes.
And the best mistakes to learn from are those made by other people."

Me? My entire career has been an endless succession of learning opportunities...

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Re: Did I realy do that?
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2021, 07:19:51 PM »
I usually try to drill holes in masonary with the ordinary portable electric running backwards. It is difficult enough when the drill is rotating the right direction.

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« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2021, 10:43:20 PM »
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They say that experience only comes with time and that this experience allows you to make silly mistakes with total confidence.  :old:

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Re: Did I realy do that?
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2021, 02:14:57 AM »
Thanks for sharing. If you are like me you call yourself some bad names when that happens. 

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Re: Did I realy do that?
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2021, 05:49:49 PM »
 :embarassed:

I've done worse...machined a fixture the other day here at work, clamping a 4" pipe in a vise rather than toe clamping it down securely (bah, that will take too long = famous last words).  0.5 inch carbide endmill went bang when the part slipped up out of the vise jaws.  Luckily nothing injured other than the idiot engineer's pride.

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Re: Did I realy do that?
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2021, 09:14:29 PM »
Working in my workshop late one evening and getting more frustrated at not getting things right I threw my welding hammer down on the bench. It bounced and the pointy end punctured a small disposable gas bottle. I stopped and went indoors. Later, asleep in bed a pneumatic road breaker started up outside my bedroom window. I went down to see the gas board digging up my neighbours drive to look for the gas leak he reported earlier. I didn't have the nerve to tell them what had happened.

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Re: Did I realy do that?
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2021, 09:22:29 PM »

the gas board digging up my neighbours drive to look for the gas leak he reported earlier. I didn't have the nerve to tell them what had happened.


Ha ha, Nice one, probably best to keep quite....... for ever.     It was not me, I was not there, I dont know what you are talking about.

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Re: Did I realy do that?
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2021, 10:14:20 PM »
THAT'LL NEVER HAPPEN TO ME......Said no one ..... :lolb:

Thanks for sharing that Mike

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Re: Did I realy do that?
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2021, 10:17:26 PM »
I have to own up to wondering why my chain saw was not cutting very well the other day with its newly sharpened chain, when I put the chain back on the right way round the saw cut just like a real one..................

Chris.   :facepalm:

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« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2021, 02:09:57 AM »
Chainsaw story - a neighbour brought one by my workshop, he bought it at a yard sale after seeing it run. When he went to use it, he couldn't start it.  :thinking: I get out my Sherlock Holmes pipe and magnifying glass and begin a high level inspection. Spark, yep. Compression, yep. Fuel - oopsy. :facepalm:

He had filled the gas tank with chain oil and the chain oil tank with 2 stroke gas / oil mix. Was a heck of a job to get all that sticky red goop out of the fuel system. I didn't do the Nicholas Cage style flaming chain stunt though, I did the boring approach and put oil back in the chain oil tank.

After gentle chastisement re the error of his ways  :slap: he's been getting along great with it and still has both legs. (for now)  :o   :Lol:

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« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2021, 02:18:49 AM »
One other event that comes to mind was a dumb one I did working on an old Suzuki Sidekick car we had. I was patching rust holes with sheetmetal, pop rivets and roofing tar (automotive breakfast of champions in road salt zones). There I was, drilling up through the inner fender tub, seemed to be taking a while.....then battery acid started pouring down the drill bit!  :facepalm: Yep, I hit a gusher, drilled right into the bottom of the battery! Still can't believe I did that! (and the good wife reminds me about it whenever I have a drill in my hand!)  :Lol:

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« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2021, 03:36:03 AM »
Note to self: stay away from anyone on this forum....   :Lol:    (this says the guy who had a wing cutter come loose in the router at 30K RPM and bounce off the table, and my chest)   :shrug:

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Re: Did I realy do that?
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2021, 03:57:55 AM »
I've seen circular saw blades in backwards, this is a new one!
yep done that and wore the t shirt.
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« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2021, 11:48:07 AM »
I tried one of those "Teach yourself Welding at Home" courses.



I didn't get very far

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« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2021, 01:14:32 PM »
Groan  :)  :)  :)  :wine1:
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« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2021, 04:53:54 PM »
I find that sort of disc is really slow cutting steel......and hard to read when spinning  :Lol:

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« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2021, 06:15:56 PM »
My EMCO VMC CNC mill is over thirty years old, I have been using it most days for the last ten years.

Until today, the table was completely unmarked and pristine.

That was until today :Mad:
I am sure I pressed the 'Tool touch-off button" to zero the tool height The mill was not so sure and gouged this hole in the table.  Dont you just love it when the computer decides it knows best :killcomputer:





For now, I have filled the hole with JB Weld epoxy and will file it smooth to the table surface when it has fully cured for a couple of days

Mike
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« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2021, 06:34:36 PM »
That was a  :censored:

If such horrors happen I use a piece of Sellotape over the top and when it is almost dry use a razor blade to trim it level with the bed  ;)

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« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2021, 06:48:19 PM »
Thanks Jo,

Sellotape and a heavy weight attached as per your instructions.  :embarassed:

I will have to use a brand new Stanley knife (box cutter) blade as my three blade Gillette razor blades wont 'cut it', as they say.

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« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2021, 01:52:40 AM »
The downside to teaching yourself G-codes on a brand new, $30K CNC Bridgeport is the 1/4 inch hole neatly, if noisily, drilled into the the shiny new table. And having to re-tram the head after calming down (at least it was bought with someone else's money).
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« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2021, 03:53:20 AM »
As the title says: Did I realy do that?      :lolb: :lolb:



Then, did I realy try to drill a hole with it?

Concentrate lad          :hammerbash: :hammerbash:

Mike

Heck, Id just write this off as not being able to see that well anymore.
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