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    Bad days in the shop!!!

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    Lowlid

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    Bad days in the shop!!!

    Post  Lowlid on Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:00 am

    This week has been kinda rough in the shop. Monday I had a part that I had fabricated come loose from the chains it was hanging from and was damaged. This was at a time that I was ready to shoot what "would have been" the last coat of primer. If there was any luck to it, I happened to be standing close to it and was able to grab it and minimize the amount of damage.

    Tuesday I was going through a bunch of scrap metal and decided to get rid of some of it. I had an old chrysler outdrive that I decided to scrap and I needed to drain the oil from it before it went to the scrap yard. Let me tell you, wrong time for a phone call and a drain plug that decided to come on out even though it felt like a couple of threads still held it in. It shot 6 or 7 feet across my garage, got me talking on the phone and made one hell of a mess in my shop. Appeared to have been 1 or 2 gallons of gear grease all over my shop. Does that stuff ever stink!!! I don't need to tell you it was a mess to clean up.

    Yesterday, went to a friends shop to help put a new windshield in a truck. As I pull up, I'm met by another friend and he tells me that a car that had been prepped for paint had rolled out the garage door with the drivers door open. Yep,,, you guessed it. It caught the door against the garage door jamb and damaged the door on the car. It could have been worse, but it was bad enough. It was a rather expensive collectable sports car.

    Today, I don't know if I'm going to go near my shop.

    Anyway, that's been my week. Hope everyone is having a better one!!!!

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    Re: Bad days in the shop!!!

    Post  havi on Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:52 am

    Everything comes in threes, lol.

    As for me, I started my week by stepping on a nail as I was about to continue my 2 weeks off from work dismantling my old trailer house. It went up through the ball of my left foot. Forced my way through the rest of Monday getting a bunch done on the trailer, but probably shouldn't have. By Monday night I couldn't even walk on it, and have been layed up since.
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    Re: Bad days in the shop!!!

    Post  Lowlid on Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:13 pm

    havi wrote:Everything comes in threes, lol.

    As for me, I started my week by stepping on a nail as I was about to continue my 2 weeks off from work dismantling my old trailer house. It went up through the ball of my left foot. Forced my way through the rest of Monday getting a bunch done on the trailer, but probably shouldn't have. By Monday night I couldn't even walk on it, and have been layed up since.

    Luckily, I didn't receive any personal injury. A nail in the foot can be painful. Hope you're back up and going soon.

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    Re: Bad days in the shop!!!

    Post  havi on Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:18 pm

    I'd rather have a nail in my foot than gallons of gear oil on the floor. I've let old manual 4 speeds and tcases fall over and leak out 80/90 weight, and I'll tell ya, that's no fun at all!! Smell never seems to go away entirely.
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    Re: Bad days in the shop!!!

    Post  low54 on Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:14 pm

    Thats hoorid!, I was replacing the rear seal on my nine inch, and got gear oil all over...absolutly right, the smell is just awful...There wasn't enough cat little to soak it up...I think next time I'll by scented!!!
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    Re: Bad days in the shop!!!

    Post  Darkside Dave on Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:18 pm

    And here I was thinking I had problems just because my progress is so slow. Are you guys just tryin' to cheer me up or what???


    Havi,
    What are going to to with the mobile home? Are you making it some kind of shop or storage area???

    Years ago we had one on the farm we bought new and lived in for ten years. I decided that when we moved into the renovated farm house i would make a shop out of it so I stripped out the interior walls and left the kitchen sink, cabinets andcounters in the end. I put a nice wood burning stove in the center of it.

    Later when we left the farm some guy bought it for $1,500.00 and he was actually going to fix it up to live in. I heard it never happened.

    Later...


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    Re: Bad days in the shop!!!

    Post  Darkside Dave on Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:32 pm

    low54 wrote:Thats hoorid!, I was replacing the rear seal on my nine inch, and got gear oil all over...absolutly right, the smell is just awful...There wasn't enough cat little to soak it up...I think next time I'll by scented!!!

    it is scented now...


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    Re: Bad days in the shop!!!

    Post  Lowlid on Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:44 pm

    The oil deal was pretty bad. I just threw the clothes that I had on in the trash. Gotta admit, I got a good grease job. I'm sure if anyone was here to see this happen, they would still be rolling in the floor laughing. It took me a good 2 hrs. to get that mess cleaned up. The smell is still fairly strong, but it's better than it was. The $17.00 I got for the scrap metal wasn't worth it, wouldn't have even bought the pants, or shirt that I ruined.

    Really the monday deal, dropping a fabricated part was worse. I had a lot of hours in it and it was nearly completed. I was looking forward to starting on something else.

    Oh well, life goes on!! I'll just be more careful.

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    Re: Bad days in the shop!!!

    Post  havi on Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:53 pm

    Dave, I bought the property with the 1979 16x80 mobile home on blocks in 2000. Lived in it up until 2008 when we got the new place done. Had a wood stove in it for our only source of heat, and had the pipes underneath set with several rubber unions for quick removal and thawing. Since we exited it, I stored all my parts in there. Made for great storage. With the existing septic, water supply, and electrical lines; I intend to build my new garage/shop in its place when the time is right. In our efforts to refinance the house this Summer, the bank required the trailer to be inhabitable so we couldn't rent it out or whatever. Have they seen this thing?, lol. Anyway, that sped up my dismantling. We close on the refi next week. The rafters from the trailer and other good wood will go towards making a couple vehicle carports that can rest on the blocks. (future project storage) And hopefully the metal framework will become a gantry crane.
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    Re: Bad days in the shop!!!

    Post  Darkside Dave on Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:16 pm

    Havi,

    Silly old banks...

    Yes I did see that thing in one of your FTE posts.

    Good to hear you are recycling it. i didn't want to sell ours as a home because I figured I would be forever hearing about it's problems. I was grateful to have itand it was damn cheap living, but I would not have wished it on someone else.

    funny you should mention the wood stove... We had a Warm Morning air tight stove in ours which we used until we moved to the farm house and we took it with us. So far as I know, that stove is still in the old Farm house. We cut a lot of firewood in the 16 years we spent out there. Of course we had 86 acres of woods to get it from. I somtimes wonder how we made it out there. some of the worst Winter and summer weather we had had here was when we were out there. i don't know if we are tough enough to make it now under the same condirions. we had a '73 Bronco we kept out there with chains on all four wheels Summer and Winter.

    Later Man...


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    90 wt bath

    Post  DL BOGART on Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:20 am

    Try pulling a saginaw three speed out of a chevy van without a butt plug and having it all run out the tailshaft right into your crotch ruining a new pair of jeans and giving a case of "penis acne".Lickily I was at the front of the trans, and it was my coworker who took the oily shower....I only have his word on the acne, not an eye witness or anything. Thought it a bit tmi when he shared those details a few days later.
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    Re: Bad days in the shop!!!

    Post  Darkside Dave on Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:16 am


    I could have saved those jeans...

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