HBTM, failed mag switch redux


Folks -
Okay, it wasn't afternoon delight in the back of the truck, it wasn't a sawmill, load of lumber or a load of dirt, or the "organics" as Patriarch suggested... but I was close... I got a wisteria booosh for my b'day! Now before y'all get snickery, the wif also let me get a Starrett 6" combo square and a 12' Starrett tape - okay, she doesn't know I got the tape, but I'll say it's from the dog. I've wanted a smaller combo square for a while and this will be something that my nieces can unknowingly sell for 50 cents in an estate sale.... I just hope that one of your guys'es grand kids or great grandkids will be able to post about a gloat here in 30 or 40 years.
The planer at the school shop is still down, pending a committeeee meeeeeting amongst the indulligensia about admin policy on failed magnetic starters. The early indication is that "failed" will be stricken in the language of the report in favor of a more neutral phrase that won't damage the self esteem of this and other magnetic switches. I don't think they'll have the budget to replace the switch, but at least the planer won't "feel bad".... ;-)
John Moorhead
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You could propose that the cause be described as: "the abrupt onset of <A>cute <I>nsulation <D>eficiency <S>yndrome" or "an unexpected case of (tool) crib death". or "Metally defective"
Also, you can point out that the device in question _is_ "EMR"; that it's condition has deteriorated; and that, based on an evaluation from a specialist, it _is_ necessary to remove it from it's current environment.
(Admittedly, 'EMR' is a very dated term in mental-development classification, but the punning of that term, apropos "electrical, magnetic relay" is just too good to pass up. <grin> )
Its _all_ about selecting the choice of alternatives properly.
A true story, from the late '60s:
Thomas A Harris was having a fight with his publisher, over the title of his newly-written pop psychology book. He had the title he _really_ wanted to use, based on the last of the 4 possible states of how "I" regards both himself, and whomever he is reacting with -- whether the regard is "not OK", or "OK".
The publisher was *adamantly* opposed to the proposed title, and eventually manded= that Harris come up with a different title, or they would simply _not_ publish the book.
After contemplating the situation for a while, Harris sent in his revised title: "Love in the Fourth Position".
Approximately 2 weeks later, the book went to press, under Harris's *original* title.
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i certainly hope you didn't use red pen to write the not-to-use sign you hung on it, but used purple instead.
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On Sat, 23 Apr 2005 16:55:23 GMT, "John Moorhead"

well John, I was close... i thought it would have something to do with a bush..
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