Words of wisdom. This was a phrase that came to me 2 days ago and then this picture is from last night.
In lathe work you have, start and stop, how fast it spins and tapping. These, besides blowing are normal controls for operation.
Tapping is a big part of it and pretty much you tap it right away before heating to balance it and then as you go, it gets off center and then you tap some more.
The art of tapping it and it is very much a learning curve to get around.
Before I was on a lathe, I thought it would be so easy. Big expectations of what you could do and the how little I would have to do type of mindset about it. I imagine everyone feels this way. It is a machine and it should run itself.
Not really the case, it being off goes wrong really fast and a lot of times there is no solution for it. You either get it back on track right away or screw it up tapping at the wrong time.
So it might not seem like much but tapping it is a big deal and does take practice.
I got sidetracked today, didn't eat until a little bit ago and was internally cold for a while. I now have a fire going but it is really cold outside. The sun is out and it is 2pm but I was freezing pumping gas and it took about 45 mins of a fire to feel warm again. I am thinking my blood sugar levels and the cold outside added to it. However it is still cold af outside.
I think I need a nap and restart.
I do plan on melting tonight, even if it is snowing, because ya, we are supposed to get some of that crap again too. Geo snow, I don't even like it touching me. Fake rain and snow in an evil world, I say avoid it if possible. You won't see me making a snow angel until real clouds get back in fashion, let's put it that way.
Wild times, but yeah I need a fresh start, the mid day do over, when my body gets out of whack it really drains me.
I hope everyone has a great one.