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    • April 16, 2018 9:27 AM EDT
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      That looks like a much more pleasant way to work on rail than if you were working on the real MoPac/UP here today, below freezing, visible ice on trees and power lines, and gusts over 20mph.

      The sacrificial boards are probably something my brain wouldn't have intellectually thought of beforehand but when setting up the work it would have looked at it and gone, "Ya know what, ..."

    • April 16, 2018 1:59 PM EDT
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      Forrest Scott Wood said:

      That looks like a much more pleasant way to work on rail than if you were working on the real MoPac/UP here today, below freezing, visible ice on trees and power lines, and gusts over 20mph.

      The sacrificial boards are probably something my brain wouldn't have intellectually thought of beforehand but when setting up the work it would have looked at it and gone, "Ya know what, ..."

      Weather has been great here. Winter is long gone :). Mid-eighties and high seventies past couple of weeks. The ONLY "bad" weather we've had is the Santa Ana Winds. Wind was a little gusty last Saturday and had to take a break. Gusts close to 40-50 mph in our hills above the SF Valley.

       

      The sacrificial boards are really old school. Have to have them when cutting very close to the table surface. I have an inexpensive small mill, but I used to work with $100K+ Haas CNC mills and $300K hydrotels in the old days. You always used sacrificial steel parallels or for lightweight work it was wood when cutting on these machines. "Most" toolmakers and class A machinists pride themselves on perserving the tables and keeping them as pristine as possible :).

      This post was edited by Gary Armitstead at April 16, 2018 2:37 PM EDT
    • April 16, 2018 5:25 PM EDT
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      That's why you are the machinist and I'm not!

      A few days ago it was up to 87F here. Loop-de-loop weather.

    • April 16, 2018 6:33 PM EDT
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