Friday, January 29, 2016

Tools Explained



By Terry Orr
(Thanks Bruce for share the email)


DRILL PRESSA tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it.

WIRE WHEELCleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light . Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, 'Oh shit!'

SKIL SAWA portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.

PLIERSUsed to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters.

BELT SANDERAn electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.

HACKSAWOne of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle... It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.

VISE-GRIPS:  Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.

OXYACETYLENE TORCHUsed almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your shop on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing.

TABLE SAWA large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity.

HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACKUsed for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper.

BAND SAWA large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut good aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge.

TWO-TON ENGINE HOISTA tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect.

PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVERNormally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads.

STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVERA tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws and butchering your palms.

PRY BARA tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.

HOSE CUTTERA tool used to make hoses too short.

HAMMER:  Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit.It is especially valuable at being able to find the EXACT location of the thumb or index finger of the other hand.

UTILITY KNIFEUsed to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use.

SON-OF-A-BITCH TOOL:  (A personal favorite!)   Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling 'Son of a BITCH!' at the top of your lungs.
 It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need.

Hope you found this informative.
THINK SAFETY

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I Carry A Gun...




My dad said to me, 'Son, there comes a time in every man's life when he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps and usually it's when he becomes too old to take a whoopin'.


I don't carry a gun to kill people; I carry a gun to keep from being killed.
 I don't carry a gun because I'm evil; I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the World.
 I don't carry a gun because I hate the government; I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.
 I don't carry a gun because I'm angry; I carry a gun so that I don't have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.
 I don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone; I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.
 I don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man; I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.
 I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate; I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.
 I don't carry a gun because I love it; I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

Police protection is an oxymoron: Free citizens must protect themselves because police do not protect you from crime; they just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.


Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take a whoopin!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Advice from An Old Farmer



  1. Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
  2. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
  3. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
  4. A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
  5. Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.
  6. Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
  7. Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
  8. Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
  9. It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
  10. You cannot unsay a cruel word.
  11. Every path has a few puddles.
  12. When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
  13. The best sermons are lived, not preached.
  14. Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
  15. Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
  16. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  17. Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
  18. Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.
  19. Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.
  20. If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
  21. Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
  22. The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
  23. Always drink upstream from the herd.
  24. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
  25. Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
  26. If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..
  27. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
  28. Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.
  29. Most times, it just gets down to common sense.