Show us what you're doing at work today

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by Justinslow, 16 Feb 2017.

  1. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    One of the problems with not being the only one in the workshop is sharing equipment. Drill bits and taps.. fed up of everyone using and abusing them, never find the one you want etc etc (only a mild moan :rolleyes:)

    Made myself a stand, 2.5 to 12.5mm drills, 3 to 10mm taps.
    A couple bits missing but that' in my box now...shan't have to go hunting for bits anymore. 20180215_132354.jpg
  2. Heigue'r

    Heigue'r Über Member

    Nice weather for framing 20180215_142046.jpg
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  3. keithmac

    keithmac Über Member

    I have to go hunting for my tools now and again, worst one was my £450 Snap-on battery impact gun that had been "borrowed" and left outside.

    Years ago I lent a chap my brand new 3/8ths ratchet, saw him attempting to hammer in a C90 front wheel spindle with it!, I was bloody livid!.

    The joys!.
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  4. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    I guess we all have that...
    Toolkit about 6ft away from me, I'm working on a machine, I turn round to see a guy rustling through it. :angry:
    'Whatcha doing Tavares ?' :huh:
    'Looking for a screwdriver :smile:'
    'That's my personal kit mate, i dont mind lending stuff but please ask'
    'Sorry, I didn't think :blush:'

    David, kind of apprentice.
    'Can I borrow your tape measure ?
    'Yeah help yourself mate '
    He measured something on the floor, stood halfway up and tossed MY tape on the floor so it clattered down (I assume he was going to use it again)
    'Dave :eek::huh:'
    'What ?'
    'That's MY tape you just chucked down
    'Sorry :blush:'

    Ratchets as hammers, had that too.

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  5. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    bloody annoys me that does, if I borrow something it gets treated better than if it was mine , and I look after my own stuff
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  6. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    Remember I posted the above last year?
    Well this happened today...

  7. A pet hate of mine!
    As an apprentice anything we bought, the company would pay half, so I got a full set of micrometers, and various other measuring equipment before the four years were up. I also bought my own set of drills as I cannot be bothered looking for the company equipment.
    I used to let the apprentice use my stuff, I told him to put them back as soon as he was finished. First time he left something out I warned him, second he had to go hunting for company equipment.
    I grind all my own drills, and it is surprising how many machinists cannot grind them. (A basic skill when you use them all the time) It tells me a lot about the machinists ability when I look at their drills!
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  8. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guru

    Sorting out issues at a modular buildings company
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  9. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Flow wrapping machine, an old one, is being shipped out so a quick check over and service. Found one of the 6 film crimp rollers has stiff bearings...a fairly normal occurrence as they spray water all over the place.
    The machine...

    Sub assembly removed..

    View from underneath...

    Seen worse.. 20180220_102051.jpg
    Maybe a couple hours work, no rush, nice steady job.
  10. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...


    Running repairs...
    Big p*ncture fairy at work here!!
  11. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I do not miss lorry wheels, started on the trucks 57 years ago in Twickenham and could not get off them quick enough.
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  12. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...


    I prefer it when I just have to fill a defect sheet out ^_^
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  13. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guru

    Demonstrating stuff
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  14. Datum2

    Datum2 Well-Known Member

    Despite there being not much depth of snow in PE28 country most of it ended up on this road following yesterdays brisk wind. So after a false start and having to change diesel filters on the JCB Loadall I eventually shifted some snow.
    20180302_111631(0).jpg 20180302_112147.jpg
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  15. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...


    Staring out of the cab window, waiting for my trailer to be loaded.
    Two hours so far. That’s my 105 cassette & chain paid for. Another hour and I can upgrade to Ultegra
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