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    Used to work a CAT spread with a fella named Myron,a great guy and a good mechanic who stuttered...He was a tool thrower when he got pissed. I learned to duck when he stopped stuttering,he only stopped stuttering when he was mad as hell. I used to sneak around his work area and say "MMMMMyron,hahahahand me wrench...what ever he had in his hand at the time came flying..Anyway,post up the moments of dire frustration or pain...for instance,my shin is still barked up from tripping over a transmission...I know ya gott'em...

  • #2
    does smashing your shins on Model A running board brackets count for anything...repeatedly

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    • CM2
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      cut mine off for the same reason brother..now I'm mad I made more work for myself..

  • #3
    I padded mine, plus it helps from poking ya eyes out
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    Henry Ford said,
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      If I had a tech that threw tools he would be promptly deleted

  • #4
    Originally posted by tbirdtbird View Post
    does smashing your shins on Model A running board brackets count for anything...repeatedly
    Those foam pipe insulation tubes about 4 feet long are great protectors for this hazard. I've also hit them several times.

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    • TOBKOB
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      The foam pipe insulation is what I use...fits perfectly and doesn't hurt when you hit one with your shin.

      TOB

  • #5
    My dad and I were rebuilding a transmission of a 56 ford. he started out with a lead hammer trying to remove a shaft. ended up with about a six pounder knocking sparks off of it, before he threw the whole thing into a ditch across the driveway and went in the house for coffee.

    I retrieved the transmission (about all I could carry) and got it back on the bench. with a little searching I found an internal snap ring. removed it, and pushed the shaft out with one finger.

    He came back out, saw what I'd done and went for another cup of coffee.

    My first experience with internal snap rings

    I never throw tools but I have impugned their heritage and accused them improper sexual acts.
    Last edited by Jim Mason; 02-12-2018, 12:10 PM.
    http://jmodela.coffeecup.com

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    • #6
      How about Repo parts throwing? I once tried to install one of those exhaust manifold to pipe donuts. Went outside and threw it as far as I could
      4~ Tudor's
      1~ Coupe

      Henry Ford said,
      "It's all nuts and bolts"


      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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      • #7
        Originally posted by CM2 View Post
        Used to work a CAT spread with a fella named Myron,a great guy and a good mechanic who stuttered...He was a tool thrower when he got pissed. I learned to duck when he stopped stuttering,he only stopped stuttering when he was mad as hell. I used to sneak around his work area and say "MMMMMyron,hahahahand me wrench...what ever he had in his hand at the time came flying..Anyway,post up the moments of dire frustration or pain...for instance,my shin is still barked up from tripping over a transmission...I know ya gott'em...
        I wouldn’t throw a tool at someone making fun of my speech impediment. I’d throw a fist.

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        • CM2
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          We were close friends Ray,and enjoyed teasing each other to pass the time on the job...If Myron ever threw a fist I'd run,he was a big man.

      • #8
        The only guy I ever worked with that threw things, was me! In my younger days I had a very short fuse. When I was still working on the bench I had an incident that earned my nickname, Slammin. One morning I was about 20 minutes late to work, so I was POed to start with. I'd had a job in the Bridgeport that took quite a while to set up. A co-worker nick named "Stinky" ( because he did) had torn down my set up and was putting his job in the mill. He had stepped away to get something he needed from his bench. I started raising hell! Pulled his part from the vise and set it sailing in his direction. That was the last time he pulled anybody's job without asking.
        Last edited by slammin; 02-12-2018, 10:46 AM.

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        • #9
          I'm with Jim Mason on this one. Some foul language about the tools pilgrimage or parenting does come into effect.
          I learned from a former Ford Museum curator years ago to never buy cheap tools. He saw my tools while on a Mini gathering; and showed me light. It is nice to have the proper tools now. . Jeff
          Twiss Collector Car Parts

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          • #10
            Originally posted by CM2 View Post
            Used to work a CAT spread with a fella named Myron,a great guy and a good mechanic who stuttered...He was a tool thrower when he got pissed. I learned to duck when he stopped stuttering,he only stopped stuttering when he was mad as hell. I used to sneak around his work area and say "MMMMMyron,hahahahand me wrench...what ever he had in his hand at the time came flying..Anyway,post up the moments of dire frustration or pain...for instance,my shin is still barked up from tripping over a transmission...I know ya gott'em...
            ahh big yellow... yea i learned quick that if someone pulls a prank on you there do not under any circumstances get mad haha. Get even or one up them. Prussian blue and oring grease everywhere and zipties....We had cushmans too - looked like destruction derby mobiles and were used as such occasionally. Great fun throwing a 4x4 block just a few inches in front of the rear tires so when they went to take off they stopped suddenly. Rwd rear wheel brakes only made for great fun on snow or slipery surfaces or by the shotblast where there was always a fine layer of steel shot on the smooth concrete.

            Did you know RTV can glue a guys boots to concrete?? And always be suspicious of grease fittings on vidmars haha.

            Best was when you would catch a fly and step into the supervisors air conditioned office cube and let them loose behind your back. Managed to sneak like 4 in one day. Also if they leave their callender out flip several months in advance and write "bring cookies" on a random friday. He wont remember writing it or why but by golly he brought cookies just in case haha.

            We never really threw things unless it was fubared parts or bolts - coolant sleuways were good for disposal. Or those leftover bolts from a job that were homeless.
            Last edited by SeaSlugs; 02-12-2018, 12:47 PM.

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            • CM2
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              That was a different time brother.The dirt doesnt fly like it used to...there was a time a developer would drop in 500 houses at a whack, Push and pulls. straight push and paddle wheel scrapers running daily,we'd work 60 plus hours a week between the raindrops..hell,Myron and I would hang 6 sets of cutting edges and end bits on a saturday...on 631's and 633's..those days are long gone,now they spec.build,dink out a few homes,wait till they sell,then dink a few more..I did 20 years in the Operating Engineers till it flatlined in '08..could have done 30 if I joined right out of the Seabees,didnt know at the time..all in all,heavy equipment has been very good to me...we used to never seize the bosses door handles on his company pickup..that would get everywhere..

            • SeaSlugs
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              What I/we did was a whole 3 (yes three) years ago haha. Radios were fun to wear. Secret codes for everything haha. Safety meeting suspiciously at 9am break meant someone brought in deer salami and cheese. Always fun to have those hmm wonder what this button will do on a 1.2mil dollar machine.. Ive seen 1" taps used as drills before, machine dropping a $68K machining head because of a few flaky $5 prox switches, had to go fishing with a magnet when 100 clutch plates fell in the wash tank thats 15 feet deep multiple times, hand crank 89 chain driven rollers to a 10' wide heat treat oven that gets roller wheels 2.5' diameter cherry red all the way thru when the clutches grenaded. awful days haha. So when there was time for a practical joke it was a great refresher. Summer time was fun dumping ice down each others backs and using dry ice to instantly cool the water bottles (dont use dry ice to freeze a piece of chewed up gum then hit it with a hammer, fun and games till it melts and everything is gummy). Also WHY they put horns on the cushmans as loud as cars ill never know haha.

          • #11
            We like doing the Funnel trick on new employees.

            First you demonstrate it for them
            Put a trans funnel in your pants dead center front
            Place a quarter on your forehead with your head in a back position (looking straight up at the ceiling eyes closed)
            Then the object is to bring your head forward with eyes closed and get the quarter into the funnel.

            Now let the new employee try it

            When they bring their head back and eyes closed have that jug of water ready and pour away..

            I have seen guys pour trans fluid down also
            4~ Tudor's
            1~ Coupe

            Henry Ford said,
            "It's all nuts and bolts"


            Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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            • Mitch
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              We can try the funnel trick at Brents workshop

            • TOBKOB
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              We would catch someone bent over under the hood and if they had a red rag hanging out of their pocket someone would squirt it with lacquer thinner and wait until it soaked through to the skin..

              TOB

          • #12
            I've never thrown a tool, dropped a few that landed 10-20 feet away but that was when I was young. I don't dropped tools on purpose anymore.
            "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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            • #13
              I wanted to take a air hammer to Rusty....this car makes me bi-polar at times.

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              • #14
                I have thrown a few, finally figured out easier to put them on the bench and walk away. Other wise I had to walk across the street to retrieve that fancy Snap On ratchet.

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                • #15
                  Well I am guilty more so when I was younger mellowed out since then figured out if I threw it i just had to look for it, now i give it and me a break and come to the VFF for guidance and consultation.

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                  • #16
                    I once bought a rebuild water pump from a local model A supplier, and it failed in about 2 miles of driving. I took it apart and found that the new brass bushing did not have a grease hole drilled from the fitting to the shaft, so the shaft seized. I brought it back to the guy, and he swore and threw a hammer to the floor and stomped off. I stopped doing business at that place, and would not go back if the parts were free.
                    Bill
                    http://www.brauchauto.com/
                    Eastern Connecticut

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                    • #17
                      I am guilty as well.....i was wrenching away on a old Camaro, i had it up on stands and was getting ready to drop the tranny. On the last bolt a small piece of dirt feel right in my eye, i then jerked my head back and smacked the back of my head on the cement, my natural reaction to that was jerking my head forward and crowning my forehead on the bottom of the car. Im not sure what i hit but that one drew blood. I jumped out from underneath the car and chucked the ratchet with a lot of choice words as well. That was the last time that i threw a tool, its still out int he field somewhere.
                      Last edited by Chevmn56; 02-12-2018, 11:16 PM.

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                      • JDupuis
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                        Bin there! Crap falling in your eyes, while both hand are occupied, laying on your back under a car. PIA.
                        Damn near knocked myself unconscious one time. Had a truck on the hoist while wearing a ball cap. Didn't see the trailer hitch because of the hat visor.
                        The hit on the head was bad enough, but the shooting pain down the neck to between the shoulderblades was horrible.

                      • Chevmn56
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                        Really im LMFAO blew snot bubbles on that.........it was the tunnel vision and metal taste in my mouth that got me.....to top it off my son about 6 at the time is literally laying on the ground laughing.... that made it worse, but i bit my lip and told him that was a great example on what not to do.......i have another one of those "what not to do " things that involved a dremmel tool......

                    • #18
                      Not long after my divorce my ex wife called. I ripped the phone off the wall and threw it as hard as I could.

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                      • CM2
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                        huh,I have one of those too..

                        you know why divorce is expensive?....... cause its worth it.

                        you never really know a woman till you meet her lawyer

                      • Chevmn56
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                        X2!!!!!!

                    • #19
                      Tool Throwing..............here I thought this was going to be a contest, like cow chip throwing.

                      BTW, there's a TV program called "Anger Management", if that helps.

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                      • BNCHIEF
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                        Now days if it is junk I just throw it into the scrap bin, saves one tossing episode. Anger management that is what hobbies are for.

                      • Chevmn56
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                        Goos fra ba!!!!

                    • #20
                      Thats one nice thing about getting older,you dont get mad,you just dont care

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                      • BNCHIEF
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                        You got that right, there is always tomorrow, plus gotta be careful what you say with grandkids around.

                    • #21
                      Originally posted by CM2 View Post
                      Thats one nice thing about getting older,you dont get mad,you just dont care
                      Oh so true. LOL

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