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    I grabbed a bolt, ground a flute into it, greased it up and re-tapped the taper lock. 5 min and sorted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    The tradesman with whom I spent the vast bulk of my apprenticeship, was a top bloke and great teacher. His mantra was "I don't care now many times I have to show or tell you how to do something, but the day you tell me you know, you'd better mean it.".
    I never once saw him play a prank or make a fool of anyone, he was patient and willing to share his knowledge and experience.
    He did once send me to the store for a can of compression powder, to get a knackered engine running.


    He did once send me to the store for a can of compression powder,
    I never once saw him play a prank or make a fool of anyone,

    Had your eyes closed that day did you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    Did he ever send you to the store for a 'long wait/weight'?
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    When I was in the RAN I was sent to see the workshop Chief and ask for a long wait.

    I was chuckling to myself as I doubled to the Hangar workshop and proudly asked for a long wait, fully expecting to be made to stand at attention for 30 min or so.

    CPO walks away, comes back around the corner with a 20kg piece of steel billet. Hands it over, with a small flag.
    “Double time to the **** farm, hang that flag on the gate, I can see it from here. Then double back. I have people watching - if you put down the weight you’ll go again.”

    That d-t run was a mile each direction.

    I reckon I did it about 15 times over my term.
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    Had your eyes closed that day did you?
    It was a quiet period, we were ferreting round the yard looking for something to justify our existence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    When I was in the RAN I was sent to see the workshop Chief and ask for a long wait.

    I was chuckling to myself as I doubled to the Hangar workshop and proudly asked for a long wait, fully expecting to be made to stand at attention for 30 min or so.

    CPO walks away, comes back around the corner with a 20kg piece of steel billet. Hands it over, with a small flag.
    “Double time to the **** farm, hang that flag on the gate, I can see it from here. Then double back. I have people watching - if you put down the weight you’ll go again.”

    That d-t run was a mile each direction.

    I reckon I did it about 15 times over my term.
    So you used to **** people off then as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Farang View Post
    So you used to **** people off then as well?
    It’s a skill well honed over many years. Australian Made vs Off-Shore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    It’s a skill well honed over many years. Australian Made vs Off-Shore.
    Australian Made vs Off-Shore.

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    We (Pre-Press / Printing) were often in need of 'halftone dots' in various percentages. Got our last 2 apprentices with that one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by superquag View Post
    We (Pre-Press / Printing) were often in need of 'halftone dots' in various percentages. Got our last 2 apprentices with that one...
    Ever ask one to make a stipple?
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    Australian Made vs Off-Shore.

    We had a great one at one of the coal mines I worked at for smart arse Apprentices who thought they couldn’t be fooled.

    We’d ask them to go to the tool store for a ‘Left handed thruster spanner’ - which actually existed. The brake thruster on the LHS of the conveyors there had the adjustment screw in a very tight location so there was a spanner kept at the tool store that was bent up to fit the adjuster. The RH thruster was orientated the same way so it’s adjuster was easy to access - just the left one needed a special tool.

    If they told you to go **** your self you’d drag them to the store, ask for said spanner and get handed one. This would then lead into a lecture on doing what you were told. Australian Made vs Off-Shore.

    Of course the day after you’d send the same person on a wild goose chase to teach them a lesson.Australian Made vs Off-Shore.


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