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Old 02-02-2017, 06:22 AM
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Unless you got a kid that will sort for free, best to put them in the aluminum scrap recycle and buy new. I can't afford my hourly rate to "pay" myself to short.
I did just go ahead and buy more. It wasn't worth the headache. I did keep the mixed rivets. When people come over I let them try their hand at riveting on scrap metal and rivets from the box.
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Old 02-02-2017, 06:59 AM
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...someone or something (who will remain anonymous) here at our shop managed to knock over an entire wall rack of hardware...



Is it just me or is the dog looking guilty? Was he chasing a mouse behind the rack, perhaps?
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:34 AM
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I thought I was being a little anal-rententive by insisting on anything small enough to fit being kept in ziplock baggies. But, guess not!
I'm with Ken W. I had a small spillage mishap early on and decided I would not hazard same in the future. I dedicated small plastic drawers accordingly, so a "flipover" meant minimal sorting. REALLY glad I did!
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:19 AM
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I went to mix up some WLS primer and when I triggered the drill motor, the stuff just welled up and exploded out of the can all over the workbench. Memo to self: "Slow speed next time!"

I did that with a gallon of JetFlex interior paint.

I can say that the water base of the JetFlex WR makes clean up much easier, you can hardly see the stain on the concrete floor any more...
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Old 02-02-2017, 01:33 PM
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Easier to sort than rivets!
beat me to it! 3-3.5 and 3-4 rivets are a lot harder to tell apart than red vs blue terminals

I've done the paint thing too - but by dipping a spray gun in thinner with the air still connected, right beside an RC model that I had just applied a flawless top coat to, at 11pm. No need for details. I just looked at it, shut everything down and went to bed.
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Old 02-02-2017, 03:02 PM
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Sometimes I just log on to see if I am the only one who did something like drop all my, rivets, elect. terminals or whatever. Thanks to you all for making me feel at home.
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:16 PM
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And we wonder why it takes so man hours to build an airplane........
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Old 02-03-2017, 09:39 AM
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Oh that's nothing...someone or something (who will remain anonymous) here at our shop managed to knock over an entire wall rack of hardware - of course it was everything from 4-40 screws, nuts, washers, and other miscellaneous stuff, etc.. It was so bad I couldn't even get mad - just had to laugh!

If those are the worst you've seen consider yourself lucky...

PS, the pics below are AFTER a few hours of 'sorting'. We finally just got to the point where we shoveled it in a box and now occasionally pick through it for random piece parts.

Cheers,
Stein

Can we order by XY coordinates on the photos?
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Old 02-03-2017, 11:40 AM
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Can we order by XY coordinates on the photos?
Just be careful. If you mis-reference you could end up with a dog or a hat.
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Old 03-09-2017, 05:42 PM
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So what category do you all use in Kitlog to account for the time. . .
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