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Offline A7er

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Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« on: August 14, 2022, 03:33:25 PM »
You very carefully sieve most of the stones out of a shovel full of dirt, and then empty the sieve back into the tub you are saving the sieved dirt in? It was very hot.  :censored:

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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2022, 01:25:59 PM »
Don't feel too bad.

Last week I was going to help my wife by making eggs for lunch. Carefully chose the eggs. Got a bowl ready for the yolks and whites. Ready to put the shells in the sink. Carefully cracked the egg: didn't leak anything on the counter. Carefully emptied the shell of the whites and yolks into the sink and put the shell in the bowl. Rinse the sink and leave the room.......

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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2022, 03:33:17 PM »
 :lolb:

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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2022, 03:34:24 PM »
Been there and done both of the above :censored:
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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2022, 06:15:59 PM »
I'm going to stop reading this thread now, just in case the back of my brain tries any of these out on me!!!   :lolb: :ROFL:

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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2022, 06:49:55 PM »
After taking a subassy off an old car or truck and dismantling it, don't put the rusty old hardware to be replaced in one hand, and the nice shiny brand new replacement hardware in the other. If you walk to the garbage bin in this condition, if you are like me, you will be left with a mitt full of rusty scrap, a long search in the garbage for the new bits, and some nasty  :censored: words! (better said way down in the stoke hold, but sadly, no stoke hold at my house)  :Lol:

Guess I'll stick to "Tut tut" or "Oh dear" when these kinds of things happen. :embarassed:  :cheers:
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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2022, 03:40:16 AM »
My turn….

I have been guilty of fabricating a part, we’re talking about several hours of work here, and then mindlessly misplacing it.  It was in my hand just a minute or two ago, where have I put it?  :shrug:

After searching in vain for over an hour, it’s “make the part again cause I can’t remember where I put the original and can’t seem to find it”.   :facepalm2:

These things do eventually turn up, and in the oddest of places. :hammerbash:
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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2022, 08:50:20 AM »
Say no more...

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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2022, 09:17:26 AM »
It happens to all of us:



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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2022, 11:34:08 AM »
My turn….

I have been guilty of fabricating a part, we’re talking about several hours of work here, and then mindlessly misplacing it.  It was in my hand just a minute or two ago, where have I put it?  :shrug:

After searching in vain for over an hour, it’s “make the part again cause I can’t remember where I put the original and can’t seem to find it”.   :facepalm2:

These things do eventually turn up, and in the oddest of places. :hammerbash:

I made the Governor actuator for the Stuart Major, invloving several hours work, and promptly lost it and had to make another.
I found it some months later in one of the shallow drawers under the bench which must have been protruding at the time.

I sent it as a gift  to Jim in Australia who is about to start a Major.  He was quite grateful!
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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2022, 12:45:52 PM »
I was unblocking the sink once by draining the water and blockage out of the u-bend ...I then emptied the water out of the bucket back into the sink.....................>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<. memo to self ...replace the u-bend   next time !!!!! The plan to find lost parts is to always look in the last place first ??!!!

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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2022, 02:20:28 PM »
This all reminds me of the old cartoon of the guy building the canoe...




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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2022, 02:25:12 PM »
Visiting a friend one day I noticed that his extention lead had a plug on each end. His son worked on one end while my friend worked on the other. They didn't ask what the other was doing. To make things better, or worse, they made another extention lead with a socket on each end. :zap:

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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2022, 03:14:09 PM »
Visiting a friend one day I noticed that his extention lead had a plug on each end. His son worked on one end while my friend worked on the other. They didn't ask what the other was doing. To make things better, or worse, they made another extention lead with a socket on each end.

Of course they did.  Plug one into the other and you have a proper extension cord.

Is "extention" a British spelling? 
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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2022, 05:49:05 PM »
Is "extention" a British spelling? 

No, just a poor education and fauxnetic spelling!

 

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