OT - Basic Skills in Today's World

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Gunner wrote:

And those tire changers who don't realize that my '82 Ford PU has left hand threads on ONE rear wheel :-).
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on Mon, 07 Aug 2006 05:46:37 GMT in rec.crafts.metalworking :

    Works real well when bolting fixtures to vise, tables, etc. Where I work, there seems to be a tendency for people to stick the bolt in the hole, grab the air wrench, and just press the trigger. Which explains why the vise had the first 1/4 inch of threads stripped out. Do you really need 100 ft/pounds of torque to hold a vice jaw in place?     And some one needs to stand over the dayshifters and beat them when they tighten the 10-24 screws (to hold a 3/16 plate in place while the peripheral pattern is milled) with the same force they normally used on 1/2-13 bolts used to hold 50 pound blocks to the tombstone! ("I have here in my hand, two ball peen hammers. One is a standard 12 ounce head, the other a 1/2 ounce head. Which would you rather have me use when I play the Anvil Chorus on your knuckles?")

    Hey, I still have to make that motion with my hands, unless I've the thing in my hand. We didn't bolt things together, we used nails. Of course, we had to straighten the nails before we started ...
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On Mon, 07 Aug 2006 21:30:37 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@mindspring.com wrote:

Sounds like they need my uncle John to give 'em hell for a while. I still end up arguing with coworkers over the overtightening "lessons" I got from him when I was an apprentice. There were to be absolutely no broken bolts or stripped fasteners in his shop, and it seems he was a bit of an oddity in that when I watch most guys work these days- but it sure was a valuable lesson for me, especially now that I have my own equipment to maintain.
Good lesson for life in general, too- always use the right tool and the right amount of force to get the job done properly, and you save yourself an asswhipping later.
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... snip

Only time I have a problem with that is when the nut is on the bottom of something and I'm reaching down and around a bunch of obstacles from the top. Then I have to remember that CCW for the nut is CW when viewed from the top. And that's after 15+ years working on a farm (first 8 years weren't that productive :-) ) as well as various machinery work after getting out of college.

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Mark & Juanita wrote:

hold your right hand in a fist with thumb extended.
twisting the nut in the same direction that your fingers are pointing will move the nut in the direction that your thumb is pointed.
regards, charlie cave creek, az
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charlie wrote:

Don't do this if you're replacing the clutch on a Hamilton Beach commercial blender. <VBG>

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Or driver-side lug nuts on an old Dodge...
Jeff P.
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Dang! You mean the right hand rule is good for more than the direction of a vector cross-product? Thanks. (Still learning)
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And the really experienced start the nut, hold the Air ratchet handle and then squeeze.
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I think a lot of people today have too much money at their disposal. Before you jump on that statement, remember necessity is the mother of invention. If the pipes leaked and you couldn't afford a plumber,you would probably find a way to repair the leak. However some fools would rather drown.....
Gary
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wrote:

BTDT, used the T-shirt to stuff the holes shut. Have been blessed to not have had to do that for a while. When people to reach the point you describe, the most resourceful figure out how to adapt and fix things.

... and then have their survivors wail about how the government was so uncaring to let them drown.
[Just a little gasoline for the fire ;-) ]

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A friend of mine had a drippy bathroom sink. It had been driving her nuts for months. I suggested that she put a washrag under the drip; then you won't hear the drip anymore. It worked and she was happy. I replaced the washer for her a few days later. You'd think she would have tried the washrag under the drip trick already. Women. Beautiful, sexy creatures, but most are clueless when it comes to things mechanical. I personally know 4 or 5 women who've burned up engines by not changing the oil, adding the oil, or even checking their oil. As long as the car starts, they're happy and drive it until it stops starting. Of course, some men are like this too, and they're even more pathetic! My brother's former brother-in- law (late 20's) burned up the engine in a 1 year old Honda Civic by not caring about the oil. His father, even more stupid than he was, went out and bought the dude a brand new Acura Integra! More money thna brains.
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"grappletech" wrote in message

Results of f(*&king with mother nature's survival of the fittest ... the stupid beget stupid and pretty soon that's all you got. Just look around you on the freeway.
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