Physics Room 101

Well, it has been a while since I posted, but I have had little to say – I hope I have done it eloquently.

Anyway, I have been assembling L-girders, cutting sub road-bed, and generally making noise playing with power tools. More will come along soon enough, once glue has dried and my ideas have been proven.

Today, however, was an opportunity for a (not so) gentle reminder of basic physics, involving an over-hanging L-girder rigidly if indirectly fixed to the wall as the immovable object, my body as the irresistable force*, and my forehead as the active participant in the lesson.


I’ll say this: as we’ll as being simple, quick and effective, L-girders are very robust…

* Someone, somewhere, must find it so…

6 thoughts on “Physics Room 101

  1. Trevor

    Ooo. Ouch! I’ve done that more times than I care to remember. Perhaps a bubble wrap bowler is in order? A foam fedora?

  2. Dunks Post author

    I think a pith helmet would be in order. I was pretty pithed-off, I can tell you…

    Have added a picture, the taking of which made me realise just how much my hair is thinning.

  3. snitchthebudgie

    Reblogged this on esngblog and commented:
    Bit short of original ideas this week…. But I recall discussing the relative safety of our hobby a while back. Just to redress the balance, here’s evidence of the damage a baseboard L-girder can inflict on the unwary!

    1. Dunks Post author

      Yesterday I managed to have a lathe fall on me. No damage to the lathe (I broke its fall) and luckily only a small scrape on the back of one hand.

  4. Dunks Post author

    Myford ML10, mounted on a piece of kitchen worktop. I had removed the motor, but it was still fairly hefty.

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