Calm down Patrick; you sound as if you are on the verge of apoplexy!
The cord was just nicked! If i replaced every cord with a scratch on
it, I'd be replacing cords left and right. Moderation, my good (?) man,
Just so you can sleep nights, I'll take exceptional care of myself. Is
it ok if I get on the freeway? When I do I usually drive at least 85
MPH. Does that offend or distress you?
Take a deeeeep breath. Let it out...
Patrick Olguin wrote:
Not even a moron like you would tape up a "nicked" cord. The reason
you got such a stern response is to (appropriately) denounce your
technique/attitude with extreme prejudice. If you drive 85 on the
freeways in the Bay Area, you are an asshole, and there's not much any
of us can do about it other than take note of vehicles proceeding at
unsafe speeds, carrying the next soon-to-be-abused woodworking toy
down the freeway.
Enjoy your day.
AAMOF, driving 85 is driving with the flow of traffic on most of the
freeways around here (even during commute hours if one is driving in the
"reverse commute direction"). That concept may be beyond your
understanding. This isn't downtown Manhattan, my foul mouthed friend.
You set yourself up as some kind of authority of sorts. Kinda silly,
when all you can do is spew venom and speak of things such as my local
traffic as if you knew what goes on around here.
Please plonk me, to save me the trouble, ok?
That's the least you can do.
Patrick Olguin wrote:
Barry, residents in San Jose regularly joke, "drive 85 on 85". I used
to do a reverse commute 40 miles on 680 where the flow is closer to 90
MPH. The CHP doesn't have enough patrol cars to keep us near the speed
limits of 65 and 70.
Is there snow on the ground back there?
B a r r y B u r k e J r . wrote:
... and most likely completely ignoring weather conditions. You are in a
land of self centered scofflaw's, more stupid than otherwise, with lawyers
for hire and justice for sale. Makes you wonder sometimes whether the
Islamic fundamentalist don't have a valid point.
Speed on brother, Hell ain't half full.
You're welcome, Dave ... just see if you can't do a better job containing
them within your state. The number of 20 something twits with ultra-white
teeth, plastic enhanced body parts, cell phones to ear, sitting cross legged
in the driver's seat doing 85 on cruise control, three feet from the bumper
of the car in front, is getting out of hand hereabouts.
I suspect you're not the first to think that Paddy ;-)
Y'know, there comes a time when sufficient potential is focussed on a point
and it reaches that critical stage where resistance is overcome and - zap.
Now, a wise person would learn and walk away, others, well - they wet their
What's it to be Davey? Ya feeling lucky punk? Ya gonna lick that finger?
Sometimes ya can't help but watch.
Not alone in the Did I Do That Department
I'd made a wooden rack to hold carving chisels.
Got a canvas roll up thing for the carving
chisels and decided to modify the rack to
take the butt chisel set that was homeless.
the existing racks had stepped holes with a slot
to allow removal from the front. The smaller
hole in the steo needed enlarging to accomodate
the fatter shanked butt chisels. The top with the
holes in it was joined with finger joints - no
glue - just to leave open the option of changes
in the future. Removed the top, clamped it in
a 15 pound machinist vise on top of a backer board.
Using regular twiest drills I got the first four
holes enlarged adequately. The fifth and sixth
chisels had fatter shanks - a bit over 1/2" - the
largest diameter "normal" drill bit I Had.
What I SHOULD HAVE DONE was to use the 1/2 inch and
rat tail file the hole to size. But I had a
forstner bit that was just perfect. For those who
ski "catching an outside edge" describes what
happened next. The tooth on the bit caught the
edge of the existing hole, attempted to take off
far more than it could chew and something had to
What gave was the shank of the bit - now with a
10 degree bend in it. That in turn caused it to throw
the piece of wood AND the 15 pound vise off the table -
after a revolution or two to build up momentum -
fortunately not AT ME - before I got to the OFF switch.
AFTER climbing out from under the adjacent base unit of
the mortising machine, I spent five minutes trying to find
the vise and to date I have only foumd part of the
piece I was attempting to drill through.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure -
but not even a ton of prevention can do much to
"And hey - let's be careful out there." - Hills Street
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