Do you smell something?
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- Aug 21, 2016
Was there an Alligator in your lathe?
My first job out of college was working as an analytical chemist. Some of the chemical analyses involved ashing samples at 1200ºC in platinum crucibles. When removing one from the muffle furnace, it slipped out of the tongs. The crucibles were quite expensive and dropping one to the floor would ruin it so I instinctively stuck my hand out and bounced the glowing crucible onto the counter. Fortunately when it hit my hand, it was upside down and I only suffered a thin ring of a burn. It would have been much different had it hit right side up..... I have a very bad habit though. Working QC for a while, I developed this habit of catching things (instruments, delicate parts, etc) with my feet. Hard to NOT stick them in the way sometimes.
Shoot, I didn't know Buck was in Post Falls. I lived in Idaho 15 years and took motorcycle trips almost every nice weather weekend. Would have been a nice place to go to.
ExactlyLOL kingmt01! But read my previous posts for content....except for a few stringy chip cuts and that round that flew off that vacuum chuck and smacked me in the face whan I was a 20 yr old "newbe" in the 70's, none of my examples (posts) were moi. (But yes, over my 40+ year career in the trade, in retrospect, there are a handful of peeps' I wouldn't want to stand beside (or hire again) either!! (LOL)