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    who blows off with the air hose??

    As I'm blowing myself off with the hose...... and every time I remember the stories. I'm sure most everyone who's ever attended a machine shop class has heard about "the guy who" ......blahh blahh blahh



    whether he "blew his manhood up/off/inside out" or "injected air into his blood stream" or "popped his eyeball right out of the socket so's it was dangling on his cheek"


    Soooo, anyone here NOT blow off with the hose?

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    Air hose

    I have done it afew times when I have chips sticking to my clothes or shoes.....but it is not a regular practice. When I have the feed and speeds right, all that stuff ends up under the lathe and not on my clothes.

    Mort

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmort View Post
    I have done it afew times when I have chips sticking to my clothes or shoes.....but it is not a regular practice. When I have the feed and speeds right, all that stuff ends up under the lathe and not on my clothes.

    Mort
    Well today I was re-planing the fit on a 15ft tall door ..... it was wood chips not metal shavings..... like you I rarely get lathe nor mill shavings on me but grinding/buffing/fitting recoil pads etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    Well today I was re-planing the fit on a 15ft tall door ..... it was wood chips not metal shavings..... like you I rarely get lathe nor mill shavings on me but grinding/buffing/fitting recoil pads etc
    Grinding a pad is a dirty dang job. I have looked in the mirror and looked like...black face. Did you say something about PC recently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    Well today I was re-planing the fit on a 15ft tall door ..... it was wood chips not metal shavings..... like you I rarely get lathe nor mill shavings on me but grinding/buffing/fitting recoil pads etc
    O.K.......now I got it.

    The 15ft. door goes to a what?

    Mort

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    Al, we machine a lot of non metallic bushings, mainly used as bearings in the rudder trunks and steering pin linkage of push boats.

    http://www.cipcomposites.com/

    https://www.google.com/search?q=mari..._KH8fgTPwTaFM:

    Two in particular, CIP and Dura Blue, are made from a woven material. They produce a lot of dust. We suck up as much as we can with a vacuum system, but it still gets everywhere.

    So yes, most of the men use a air hose to blow the dust off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwezell View Post
    Grinding a pad is a dirty dang job. I have looked in the mirror and looked like...black face. Did you say something about PC recently?

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    One of the few things besides painting I wear a respirator for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmort View Post
    O.K.......now I got it.

    The 15ft. door goes to a what?

    Mort
    Center bay of my shop. Bay is 70ft long and will take a truck and trailer or truck and pup

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    Center bay of my shop. Bay is 70ft long and will take a truck and trailer or truck and pup
    The trailer must be a lowboy.....what do you haul?

    Mort

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    What do you haul?

    Knowing what Al does for a living, my guess would be concrete forms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmort View Post
    The trailer must be a lowboy.....what do you haul?

    Mort
    Senor LongRange has it right...... I'm a concrete contractor. Box vans, dump trucks, tractor/skidsteers/dozers my ceiling is 20ft so I can drive in, lift the box or bucket on a piece of equipment. It never gets cold here so no need for a huge heated shop but it DOES stay wet and mis'erble for half the year

    I've never had a tractor-trailer rig in there but it should fit..... aren't most over-the-road rigs 13' 6"? I planned it to fit. For resale.

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    Air hose blow-off

    Al,

    I've been wondering what you are doing for lathes....I know you have a Grizzly 4003G, and a SB Heavy 10....I'd like to know what you think of each. Can you PM me so we can talk?
    Mark...aka LNGRNG

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    Senor LongRange has it right...... I'm a concrete contractor. Box vans, dump trucks, tractor/skidsteers/dozers my ceiling is 20ft so I can drive in, lift the box or bucket on a piece of equipment. It never gets cold here so no need for a huge heated shop but it DOES stay wet and mis'erble for half the year

    I've never had a tractor-trailer rig in there but it should fit..... aren't most over-the-road rigs 13' 6"? I planned it to fit. For resale.
    Al, Why is 13' 6" an issue....is this the legal width of a highway load in Oregon without an escort?

    On logging roads curve radius and road widening were more important than road width. Restrictions on road design would often require the skyline yarder to walk to the landing site. How far would be determined by break even analysis with the number of trips, distance and time included, etc.

    Lowboy access was rerstricted to main haul roads designed for that purpose.

    Mort
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmort View Post
    Al, Why is 13' 6" an issue....is this the legal width of a highway load in Oregon without an escort?

    On logging roads curve radius and road widening were more important than road width. Restrictions on road design would often require the skyline yarder to walk to the landing site. How far would be determined by break even analysis with the number of trips, distance and time included, etc.

    Lowboy access was rerstricted to main haul roads designed for that purpose.

    Mort
    Height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmort View Post
    Al, Why is 13' 6" an issue....is this the legal width of a highway load in Oregon without an escort?

    On logging roads curve radius and road widening were more important than road width. Restrictions on road design would often require the skyline yarder to walk to the landing site. How far would be determined by break even analysis with the number of trips, distance and time included, etc.

    Lowboy access was rerstricted to main haul roads designed for that purpose.

    Mort
    I framed the doors to allow for 14 feet wide, clear X 15 feet tall, clear, swinging doors.

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