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Postby Eric David Bru » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:49 pm

Thank You for the birthday shout-out and for all you do.

HRE is simply the best.

EDB
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Postby admin » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:49 am

You shall be blessed with many more years of enjoyment with your family and your toys! :mrgreen: I have said it... it is SO!~
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Postby pogster41 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:53 am

Sorry I missed the party!!

Happy Birthday Eric.
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Postby dan » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:57 am

Have a good one Bru.
Always wanted to know if you have your own Skunk works or are you part of Lockheed Martin?
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Postby Eric David Bru » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:24 pm

dan wrote:Have a good one Bru.
Always wanted to know if you have your own Skunk works or are you part of Lockheed Martin?


Thanks~!

I am afraid that's classified (LOL)... I wish I worked for L-M.

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Postby danielb210 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:07 pm

Eric David Bru wrote:
dan wrote:Have a good one Bru.
Always wanted to know if you have your own Skunk works or are you part of Lockheed Martin?


Thanks~!

I am afraid that's classified (LOL)... I wish I worked for L-M.

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Postby admin » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:16 pm

I worked for Grumman. They were better by miles.
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Re: EDB

Postby pdog » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:53 pm

admin wrote:I worked for Grumman. They were better by miles.


Oh now when did you ever have a real job? :roll:
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Re: EDB

Postby Eric David Bru » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:23 am

danielb210 wrote:
Eric David Bru wrote:
dan wrote:I am afraid that's classified (LOL)... I wish I worked for L-M.

EDB


No you don't.


admin wrote:I worked for Grumman. They were better by miles.


Let me restate this, I should have been born in the 1940s or early 50s. I am pretty sure I would have fit in back then.

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Re: EDB

Postby admin » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:08 am

To be serious for a moment. I was born in 1951. I was a terrible student but I grasped machinery and the math that went with it. In those days, I was best in the classes that were known as the "Dummy Courses" Shop, Mechanical Drawing, Ceramics and even Home Ec. I worked in a machine shop after school (and sometimes 'forgot' about school and went to the machine shop 'early'. My bosses were all old German machinists who had probably worked at Penemunde during the war. The had all come from the old country with the solid work ethic and a no nonsense approach to the job. I learned so much from those old guys that I still, to this day, often pull some nugget out of my head that Old man Andy taught me. I still have a book of cigarette papers in my tool box in case I ever need to put something 001" away from the cutter. Yes, I have digital probes and automatic sensors, but you know, for a fast and dirty job, why should I haul out a $4000.00 digital probe or even bother taking the cutter out of the spindle to put and edge finder in when I can just put a drop of oil on the part, slap the cigarette paper against it and use the cutter to get me within a thou?

I learned how to lap a part flat, how to sharpen a drill, how to tap a hole, (and how to get a broken tap OUT of that hole), how to use a file (don't laugh, there aren't a lot of people who actually KNOW how to use a file!), how to figure triangles, angles, use a sine bar, all the things that are almost lost to history. Machines do it all now, but if you don't have that grounding, then what do you do when the computer crashes?

On the down side, I envy guys my son's age, and you guys out there in your 30's and 40's, because there is a whole new world coming that is exciting as anything that came before it. Technology is incredible and never slows down, so learn all you can. Read up on the old ways, but keep your mind open to the new stuff. I think that a manual mill and lathe are essential to understand the process and the CNC stuff is that which makes your ideas easier to produce.
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