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I've Still Got My Fingers Boss

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Reefmonkey, Sep 24, 2021.

  1. Reefmonkey

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    How do they get away with it.
     
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    And, the "Darwin Award" goes to....

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    William65 Out with the dog...

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    And then they ship it to Britain to get messed up even more :rolleyes:
     
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    A few years ago i sold a Colckester Bantam lathe to a dealer, A large hiab wagon turns up & shoehorns it aboard. The wagon was laded with Colchester Triumph & Mascot lathes plus 4 bridgeport mills. All destined to go to India or Pakistan. He couldnt get enough of them.
    But those guys in that video really knew what they were doing.
     
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    And some workers in this country consider it a hardship if they have to walk down two flights to pick up a pack photocopy paper, imagine having to endure those conditions for thirty years.
     
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    Hello, where's the health and safety ?:facepalm:
     
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    Threewheeler Dog walking area

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    Any small jobbing shop in uk up to late seventies at least they could get between the machines i have worked on them where the machines are packed in so tight you had to crawl under the feed tubes on capstans and multi spindle autos and safety was worse than that what was shown
     
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    1260engineer The Terminator's Armourer

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    I will work with Indian engineers anytime . some of the best turners and millers I've ever worked with :thumb:
     
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    I was being taught to grind crakshafts but the old guy retired. .

    There is a company that sells crankshaft in the uk that has most of them reground in Pakistan or India and sent back over here.

    You could buy the crankshaft and bearing shells cheaper than having a crankshaft ground only when I was in the engine recons.
     
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    Same with Prince crankshaft Grinders. At one point as soon as they were spotted for sale they went to Pakistan or India. It made getting spare parts hard to get.
     
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    jaisalmere Ladies like my Long Covid………

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    In India I saw two 12 year olds cutting rebar to size with a brick bolster and a sledgehammer :eek:
     
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    Brother Caleb You have been judged and found unworthy!

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    These guys have skill sets that are almost extinct in the UK, people take the p**s and deride them but this is exactly why they kick our arses when it comes to cost. With exorbitant wage expectations, shorter working hours and the pressures of legislation on companies who would want to set up a manufacturing company in the UK.

    Lets all be Barista's or management consultants.
     
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    You watch some of them building things, including airrifles and you have to wonder what they could do with the tools and materials and we can get hold of.
     
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    Yes. With my experience of lathes (which ended in metalwork classes, aged 12 :D) these blokes seem very skilled.
     
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    RichieRich Ping!

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    I watched that last night as it happens, there was a suggested video of a 6 cyl nissan head resurfacing in a similar workshop which made me angry. Either end of the head placed on wood blocks, no support in the middle, and the guy was hammering out valve guides with a mallet. THe head wasn't that thick and all i can think is, thats gonna crack. They did it again with new valve seats unsupported in the middle AFTER it had been surfaced. I thought to myself, its gonna need inspecting for cracks and resurfacing again
     
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    A bunch of blokes just doing their job...t'was interesting to see the simple sine jig setups for drilling the oil ways through to the journals...winced a bit when that chap crashed the tap off centre when threading the bolt holes in what I assume is the flywheel flange...but all good stuff :D
     
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    I used to work in engine recons.

    I have seen new guides hammered in and shattering . Saw one that had shattered and the person then tried to hammer it back out and scored the hole inside . We had to bore it and fit an oversized guide to fit it.

    We would put them in the freezer to shrink the guides before fitting.

    On the bigger heads like Caterpillar ones we pressed them out and pressed the new ones in after shrinking them in the freezer.

    Fitting new valve seats was scary. Drifting them in with a drift and hammer. I was expecting them to shatter.

    Loved doing ford tractor heads. Bore out the old guides leave a thin section . Fit thin valve guides . Trim them to standard size then skim the head.

    Took a few hours to do but simple to do.

    Miss the job but the new owner I did not have faith in so I left .
     
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    Spot on and probably all being done on old machines brought from the UK that our grandfather's used...

    Oh, these young uns have no idea...:rolleyes:
     
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    vinnyp Plinkin ain’t easy !

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    Problem with this type of job in the u.k. is you really need long sleeves and a scarf as the days get colder :D
     

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