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Software Engineer; my most stringent dress code requirements are those of the factory that I am supporting.  Not polite to not meet the local requirements...

(I'd do my Scott Adams "Bearded Balding Suspender Wearing UNIX engineer" impression but suspenders are a pain going through the Metal detectors every time I return to my cube from the floor...)

When I was working in the oil patch; the requirement seemed to be MUD and Grease!  (and a hard hat...)

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Herr Sfeile,

Has stated that,

"For me, "dressing up" for work is putting on my Carhartts".

SLAG  agrees.  They are far more comfortable than most three piece suits.

SLAG.

 

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6 hours ago, Daninghram said:

Did you ever have any interaction with Team O'Neil Rally school Or Tim O'Neil ?

No, never had the pleasure. I have heard of them.  was back in late 80's early 90's when I was into it..  The high performance parts for SAAB's was a bust.  I had proven results but there just wasn't really anybody willing to pay for something out of the think box..   Most were doing it on a shoe string budget..

I did manage to pull of a rather large buy of gripper diffs with getting the Saab rally team to join in..  We imported 15 I think.. True plate clutch diff..  I still have mine.  


And I ended up finishing 1 straight cut hardie which was shown earlier in the thread with heat treatment etc, etc.. 

After finishing it I decided it wasn't wide enough and to thick  so made another one..  and to better merit..  The first 1 was a down and dirty demo when i asked if anybody wanted to see something made and they said a hardie.. 

Anyhow here are pictures of both.. At some point I will put out a film on how to forge and steel the hardie as I filmed it.. 

1st 1 is like 1.875" wide and the second is about 2.25".. 

I dropped it in acid to show the steeled cutting edge.. 

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Sfeile, I always thought millwright work was fascinating. We've a couple on staff at the factory where I work; they mostly move machines, but occasionally they'll get to install something new. Given the complex skill set and pitfalls of the job, I think they're underpaid... but then, aren't we all? ^_^

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Well, I started fighting the legs,   and for octopus legs(tentacles) with multiple curls, I really need a game plan. They move better in the forge individually. Well after some frustration I saw a business card holder in it and went that with it. Last freaky fair people liked an octopus I used as a card holder so this oughta sell as an good card holder.  To me it's a failure And a success. Learn more for the next And made something useful that I think will sell. 

Guessing it will hold at least 45 cards and its easy to pull one from. 

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Thanks Mike. On a positive note I did figure out a new creature tonight I plan to make. 

I call it an Oobala. It has 3 eyes and a sucker tube for a mouth much like a fly. Eh, we'll get there with details. Roughing it out. IMG_10092018_234647_10_x_15_Portrait_(10.16_x_15.24_cm).thumb.jpg.1647284a33e255cf2d7d386e11594b3a.jpg

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Nice work with the octopus, Das.  I like the way you have filled in the gaps to give the legs a seamless appearance. I think you must have a good supply of mig wire.

 

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I keep a backup just in case. I ran out in the middle of a project once while it was coming together so well. Won't do that again. I get the large spools and they seem to last pretty well. 

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Das, good work with the tentacles!  I like how they are bent/twisted and joined to the body.  I would put this project in the win column, no failure here.  What you learned on this one with let you win bigger next time!:)  Keep letting the creativity flow.  The oobala looks interesting and look forward to its completion.

Tom

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Thanks tkunkel. Always learn something on a project. Even if it's to Not grab a hot tentacle! Lol

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Das If you are ever on the coast near a navy base keep your eye open for a submarine charm for a charm bracelet.  It would look really good curled in a tentacle...

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Das,

The Oobala is fantastic. What an imagination!  What an inspiring creation.

When did you meet my Ex's family?

Regards,

SLAG.

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Oh, it's just some bits laid out now. Wait till it really comes together. :) I'm kind of thinking maybe 4 arms? Eh, I'll figure it out as I go.  

Your Ex has a really strange family. :lol: 

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Got a start on the Oobala. Sure, 4 arms. It's only tacked so far because I'm debating wings and may need to adjust the stance to suit the weight.  Still have to figure the fingers out. I know what I want the (upper) hands to look, just not what I'm making them from. Yet!IMG_11092018_231706_10_x_15_Portrait_(10.16_x_15.24_cm).thumb.jpg.14dd58a7adb78c6c411ecda03c7b19e5.jpg

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He's coming on well, das. I like the dome nut shoulders. Nice when you can weld the bearing eyes in from the back.

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