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…
Ooo. Ouch! I’ve done that more times than I care to remember. Perhaps a bubble wrap bowler is in order? A foam fedora?
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.
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!
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.
I suppose it all depends on the size of the lathe….
Myford ML10, mounted on a piece of kitchen worktop. I had removed the motor, but it was still fairly hefty.