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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #40 on: May 29, 2018, 08:35:10 am »
I retired from that job April 1 of this year.

Congrats! :cheers:
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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #41 on: May 29, 2018, 09:40:48 am »
I retired from that job April 1 of this year.

Congrats! :cheers:

Thanks Nephasth!
I worked there 30.5 years. It was a good job, paid good, but swing shift sucks. Not much time for playing or outside projects, and kids grow up before you know it.
But I am fortunate to be able to retire at 60 yrs old. But my plan in my young years was to retire at 50. When I hit 50 it became 55, when I hit 60, I figured Id better finish the job or get off the pot.
So far retirement has been good. I really like not HAVING to get up early, although I still do a lot of mornings.
I would like to do some traveling, so I may do that later this summer. (Zapcon is on my travel list next year.)

Sorry to hijack your thread Jennifer.

Back to the ty-wrap thinngy.. Now what were they used for?


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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #42 on: May 29, 2018, 09:43:46 am »
Zapcon is well worth the trip. They have a great arcade restoration community out there.

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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #43 on: May 29, 2018, 11:14:24 am »
My threads need a good Hijack from time to time, Congrats on that retierment ;D.... I already bought 2 of them a few days ago, got a sweet deal on to of them, (haven't got them yet) so this thread isn't really about Jenn anymore, more about the others who may want/need one too, (Although secretly I would wish yots to review that one of his as a benchmark)....T/gamer, P/m me with that "Not so popular tool" :o (giggle) I like those wraps, and for those Mame guys that would be the answer, However for me personally, Jenn is more into restorations, and that wasn't used much, arcade machines were put together really fast with state of the art tooling for the day, even today its hard to reverse engineer them. Its more like "How was that done".....MikeA, the whole world is a restoration community. so go get yourself a welder and get to work >:D

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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #44 on: May 29, 2018, 01:17:21 pm »
My threads need a good Hijack from time to time, Congrats on that retierment ;D.... I already bought 2 of them a few days ago, got a sweet deal on to of them, (haven't got them yet) so this thread isn't really about Jenn anymore, more about the others who may want/need one too, (Although secretly I would wish yots to review that one of his as a benchmark)....T/gamer, P/m me with that "Not so popular tool" :o (giggle) I like those wraps, and for those Mame guys that would be the answer, However for me personally, Jenn is more into restorations, and that wasn't used much, arcade machines were put together really fast with state of the art tooling for the day, even today its hard to reverse engineer them. Its more like "How was that done".....MikeA, the whole world is a restoration community. so go get yourself a welder and get to work >:D

I wonder if they used tie guns back then?
Ime guessing not by the amount of cuts ive gotten.

Infact if you want to keep it real ide suggest cutting them with a rusty serrated pair of cutters lol


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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #45 on: May 29, 2018, 02:14:10 pm »
Infact if you want to keep it real ide suggest cutting them with a rusty serrated pair of cutters lol
I chew them off with my teeth.
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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #46 on: May 29, 2018, 02:14:55 pm »
Infact if you want to keep it real ide suggest cutting them with a rusty serrated pair of cutters lol
I chew them off with my teeth.

Yeah reckon that would work to LOL

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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #47 on: May 29, 2018, 02:20:15 pm »
Rusty scissors" that's funny (Jenn cackles)....Although I haven't looked into it, My guess the history of the zip tie originated during the war, for the aerospace ind. and judging from past projects didn't become popular until the early 60s (possibly late 50s), that and linoleum. :timebomb:

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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #48 on: May 29, 2018, 02:42:53 pm »
Rusty scissors" that's funny (Jenn cackles)....Although I haven't looked into it, My guess the history of the zip tie originated during the war, for the aerospace ind. and judging from past projects didn't become popular until the early 60s (possibly late 50s), that and linoleum. :timebomb:

No, it all came from the saucer wreckage they found at Roswell. Velcro too.

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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2018, 02:52:13 pm »
Rusty scissors" that's funny (Jenn cackles)....Although I haven't looked into it, My guess the history of the zip tie originated during the war, for the aerospace ind. and judging from past projects didn't become popular until the early 60s (possibly late 50s), that and linoleum. :timebomb:

No, it all came from the saucer wreckage they found at Roswell. Velcro too.
I can see now your going to need a hobby or something....And apparently a new cable zip tie gun >:D
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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2018, 04:32:56 pm »
I went out to the shop to look at the 'expensive' and under-utilized tools...   
I have plenty - but I large portion of them are because of 'collecting'.  Woodworking planes to be specific..
I may be the only guy with enough clamps..  I have some in packaging I've never used.

Amazon shows the Eastwood ziptie gun ~$50  - it looked to be the best price/performance..  Although the $200 model was very much loved.
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« Reply #51 on: May 29, 2018, 05:01:12 pm »
Planes are one of those "Don't touch that" tools I remember, don't really hear about anyone using them much anymore, :-\ Seems the better ones were made from cherry wood If I remember....That Eastwood gun has reviews all over the map, so much so I would almost have to believe the good reviews, because they most likely understand how to set it up correctly, rather than just write a bad review, And historically speaking Eastwood was a reputable company going all the way back to the sears catalog days. 

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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #52 on: May 29, 2018, 05:21:04 pm »
Speaking of "classic tools" I got one of these https://www.garrettwade.com/mini-yankee-push-screwdriver.html?merchPageType=product&merchPageId=69P01.01.GP&merchArea=crosssell&merchPos=3and OMG....It doesn't have that special ball chuck thing that old Yankee one did, this is all modernized for using regular strait shank/and hex bits, Although again not real practical in this cordless drill world, but it does have a really small chuck footprint for getting up close and personal to a cab side for a nice strait pilot hole....Highly recommended for tool nerds.
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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #53 on: May 30, 2018, 06:06:10 am »
Yankee screwdriver.. Now that is a tool nut!  I could never bring myself to get one of them. 

I did break out my seldom used Router Plane (not my image)

to help clean up the recess for my trackball mounting plate.  I had to make it about 2 paper thicknesses deeper..



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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #54 on: May 30, 2018, 07:05:26 am »
No, it all came from the saucer wreckage they found at Roswell. Velcro too.

False.  Only marble and lightning contact paper came from the Roswell saucer wreckage.

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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #55 on: May 30, 2018, 07:10:21 am »
Ahh the Yankee screwdriver!!

I often wonder who put more holes in themselves:

Me with a drill driver or My grandfather with a Yankee.

I suspect probably my grandad!

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« Reply #56 on: May 30, 2018, 12:16:21 pm »
OH, how I loved that old screwdriver, Jenn must have been around 5, sitting next to dad all important and drilling her board. anyone with kids should consider getting one of those.... That little router plane is sooooo cute!  :P, A modern plunge router probably outclassing it in the real world, but I could see myself secretly using that late in the night.

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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #57 on: May 30, 2018, 12:57:08 pm »
I have a 2ft version of the yankee push,  not that new school stuff either, but an old school wooden handle version,  Really must find where that has gone to,  I used to use it quite a lot for ikea furniture,  pop a straight allen key in there tighten up the holder like a power drill does and away you go.   Also have an old hand drill which has seen plenty of use. Sometimes a power drill is just too much power.

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« Reply #58 on: May 30, 2018, 01:11:12 pm »
Those old ones probably work better given there age, heavily used the criss cross tracks are worn a bit and it wouldn't be as sticky as a new one....I haven't used a electric drill (or cordless tools) for like EVER, Jenn bought a pneumatic drill and it is so awesome, it goes slow, it goes fast, it doesn't get hot, in fact after heavy use it gets cold, really cold like a frozen hands kinda thing....only drawback is the neighbors are probably thinking I am building a airplane or something in my all night factory.

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« Reply #59 on: May 30, 2018, 03:03:18 pm »
I have a 2ft version of the yankee push,  not that new school stuff either, but an old school wooden handle version,  Really must find where that has gone to,  I used to use it quite a lot for ikea furniture,  pop a straight allen key in there tighten up the holder like a power drill does and away you go.   Also have an old hand drill which has seen plenty of use. Sometimes a power drill is just too much power.
Those old hand drills were quite a investment in quality back in the day (pre war depression) Not that I am that old, but they still work as designed. I would think few around here have even seen one.

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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #60 on: May 30, 2018, 09:16:22 pm »
No, it all came from the saucer wreckage they found at Roswell. Velcro too.

False.  Only marble and lightning contact paper came from the Roswell saucer wreckage.

I serious think that marble was a gift to the Egyptians from ancient alien astronauts.
You people really need to listen to that guy with the fancy hairdo on "Ancient Astronauts". He's a scientist so you know hes got to be right.

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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #61 on: June 01, 2018, 10:57:00 am »



So did Jennifer end up investing in her new tool?

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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #62 on: June 01, 2018, 10:59:13 am »
She needs to save money for Zapcon 2019.

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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #63 on: June 01, 2018, 11:14:24 am »
She needs to save money for Zapcon 2019.

I agree, Iíd love to have Jennifer as a guest.
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« Reply #64 on: June 01, 2018, 12:33:02 pm »
Hopefully ile be at Zapcon 2019 with my new wife in tow....


Fingers crossed anyways and I can meet some of you reprobates lol

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Re: Jennifer needs opininions
« Reply #65 on: June 01, 2018, 12:37:22 pm »
Hopefully ile be at Zapcon 2019 with my new wife in tow....


Fingers crossed anyways and I can meet some of you reprobates lol

Yeah man, I want to see you there!!!
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« Reply #66 on: June 01, 2018, 12:38:48 pm »
Sweet. let's ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- can this hopefully garbage. Commit. :applaud:

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« Reply #67 on: June 01, 2018, 12:39:18 pm »
Hopefully ile be at Zapcon 2019 with my new wife in tow....


Fingers crossed anyways and I can meet some of you reprobates lol

Yeah man, I want to see you there!!!

Me to man me to....

Wife to be has just cost me nearly £600 on entertainment!

Ile be posting about that in the near future no doubt.... lol

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« Reply #68 on: June 01, 2018, 12:41:24 pm »

Wife to be has just cost me nearly £600 on entertainment!



Strippers?

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« Reply #69 on: June 01, 2018, 12:42:09 pm »

Wife to be has just cost me nearly £600 on entertainment!



Strippers?

Nah maybe the stag do though LOL

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« Reply #70 on: June 01, 2018, 12:49:55 pm »
Mikeís a very generous guy and would probably be more than happy to let you share a room with him. And donít worry, the authorities let him leave the state, so I donít think the charges stuck.

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« Reply #71 on: June 01, 2018, 12:53:16 pm »
I booked a suite anticipating that someone would need a room, but nobody took the bait, er I mean offer.

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« Reply #72 on: June 01, 2018, 02:11:38 pm »
I booked a suite anticipating that someone would need a room, but nobody took the bait, er I mean offer.

Maybe you should have offered a bag of brightly colored arcade buttons.

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« Reply #73 on: June 01, 2018, 02:48:19 pm »
my 2 cents, when I was installing car audio professionally in the 90's, I used a LOT of zip ties.  Thousand packs only lasted a week or two.  One day the snap-on truck (or maybe Mac or Matco) showed up with this zip tie gun.  I got excited, right up until I found you still have to manually start the zip tie, and then it was just an expensive tool that could be replaced with a side cutter I already had. 

I still have scars from zip tie cuts from back then, and fresher scars from zip ties in network racks.  I have at least 6 fairly fresh ones on my arms right now, it's just a fact of life when you work around wires.

Funny thing is, I can take the time to get all wires organized with velcro straps in a rack, but sooner or later a zip tie ends up in there for some reason, and if it is there, I will cut myself on it, pretty much guaranteed.

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« Reply #74 on: June 01, 2018, 08:16:34 pm »
Zip tie chainsaw massacre?, Oh yes Jenn bought 2 of them and actually tried a third one, They are awesome and will do a real review when I can,.. Heres a fun pic for you guys, More rarely used tools, Those that know what your looking at I am impressed ;), For the rest of us, its a vectorscope (I had 5 of these, blew one up, parted one out, and still have 3) It was used to match standardized color signals at tv studios and movies, before it got transmitted. Jenn matches the squares up to calibrate  RGB on  arcade monitors after work as to use a baseline for reds, greens and blues, People that say they can do it by feel lie....I do NOT recommend this unless you are really retentive about color, there is NO information available as to its use (that Jenn can find) and required lots of experimentation.
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« Reply #75 on: June 01, 2018, 09:24:58 pm »
Reminds me of two things:
- Deathstar plans
- The off the air signal on TV when I was a kid..  Did they just transmit a calibration signal?  Thats my guess
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« Reply #76 on: June 01, 2018, 09:41:17 pm »
That's a good guess, that was called a Flyspot and used on B/W monitors so consumers could evaluate there own screens back when the we're less than solid state.
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« Reply #77 on: June 02, 2018, 02:00:42 am »
Zip tie chainsaw massacre?, Oh yes Jenn bought 2 of them and actually tried a third one, They are awesome and will do a real review when I can,.. Heres a fun pic for you guys, More rarely used tools, Those that know what your looking at I am impressed ;), For the rest of us, its a vectorscope (I had 5 of these, blew one up, parted one out, and still have 3) It was used to match standardized color signals at tv studios and movies, before it got transmitted. Jenn matches the squares up to calibrate  RGB on  arcade monitors after work as to use a baseline for reds, greens and blues, People that say they can do it by feel lie....I do NOT recommend this unless you are really retentive about color, there is NO information available as to its use (that Jenn can find) and required lots of experimentation.

Game of Tempest anyone?? Lol

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« Reply #78 on: June 02, 2018, 04:47:30 pm »
Heres a fun one for the Military guys around here, Bet You haven't seen one of theses in a awhile....For the rest of us its a tube tester, Jenn uses it for checking pre war Jukebox tubes, If your into old machines Highly recommended.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2018, 04:50:35 pm by jennifer »

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« Reply #79 on: June 13, 2018, 10:46:47 am »
I pulled the trigger (pun intended)


It will be here Friday.
Because I'm wiring my CP and I want it to look good  :P

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