5 Mar 2015

And Then A Handy Tool….

With apologies to any engineers out there, although, if you are an engineer, you may well be familiar with, and wary of, this tool already.

I'm actually in the process of modifying my adjustment tool by adding some sticky-out, sharp pointy bits at the business end. I then plan to keep it by the front door for use during the run-up to the general election to use on any visiting politicos to batter them back into our dimension. Especially those who think windmills are the bees-knees and those who refuse to discuss the countries continuing invasion by womb. I believe that takes care of most of 'em.


Quote;  Simon R. Green.

“First rule of engineering; beware prototypes. Along with, avoid anything made by an engineer who doesn't have all his own fingers.”

            William Gibson.

“When you want to know how things really work, study them when they're coming apart.”


The Filthy Engineer said...

I prefer to use a "Birmingham Screwdriver"

Known to non engineers as a "Hammer".

Mac said...

One of the best chief mechcanics I worked with always maintained there was nothing in his engine room that he couldn't fix just using a 4lb lump hammer.

Caratacus said...

I visited a Skill Centre many years ago - these were factory-like environments where the unemployed were encouraged to believe that with a few weeks training they would be able to compete with time-served apprentices for jobs in engineering. One of the instructors was a lugubrious chap and would gaze at the motley assortment of hopefuls with a less than enthusiastic air. He showed me a cartoon he had drawn - displaying a degree of artistic skill which would have stood him in rather good stead if ever he chose to change his vocation. It portrayed a slovenly youth in a shapeless boilersuit, hair this way and that, spots giving a splash of colour to an otherwise pasty countenance and a protruding upper lip giving shelter to a rack of appalling teeth. He was saying, "Six munce ago, I coont even spil injineer - and now I are one!"

They must still be out there - maintaining the machines that power the industry of this fair land.