What did you do at work today?

CopperNick

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Where were the Cops? Around here the answer would either be "Playing Social Worker/Pacifier to the local indigenous population", or, chasing drug dealers. 2024 City budget is on the floor for discussion at City Hall and one of the biggest ongoing line item increases is for police services; mostly overtime and for more hires, as well as time spent in court testifying. Oh, yeah, they want a new headquarteres building. Haven't seen a beat cop doing the stroll in more years than I am comfortable with. Come summertime they will be out and about on bicycles! Just your new age wisdumb at work.



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mclellan83

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I don't think I've ever seen the back cover off an excavator before. Never really though about it just being a huge counter weight - always just assumed it was just a cover. Completely makes sense though
yeah its amazing how heavy they are, thats just a very small counter weight compared to our 336 and other big machines. I can't imagine what they weigh
 

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At work last week I blubbered about I rather work on powerstroke 6.0 over most any other diesel. Well lucky me this week I worked on two. One was no start. Had high pressure oil leak. Only made 100psi cranking but needs over 500psi to start. Found the screen on the hpop pressure regulator caved with small bits holding the regulator open. Pulled the lid off the hpop and found the failure prone quick coupler still in this one. Swapped it out for the one piece. The other 6.0 had massive oil leak from the oil filter/oil cooler. New oil cooler and gaskets, good to go.
 

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Built6spdMCSS

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Project we have in the shop, customer ordered parts and this bubble level that gets mounted had some low quality garbage bracket with it. Drew it up in SolidWorks and made it a better design. Run it on the 3D Printer out of ABS or in the CNC out of some Aluminum. Haven't decided yet..

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Hurricane77

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Project we have in the shop, customer ordered parts and this bubble level that gets mounted had some low quality garbage bracket with it. Drew it up in SolidWorks and made it a better design. Run it on the 3D Printer out of ABS or in the CNC out of some Aluminum. Haven't decided yet..

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Took what? 10 minutes to model that?

I've always enjoyed the 3D modelling. Learned AutoCAD 3D back in university (Does anyone still use AutoCAD anymore?). Started learning SW a few years back and playing around with some stuff. Doing more now since I bought a 3D printer. Fusion 360 is really popular for hobbyists because they offer it for free. But I just can't get into it. Basic stuff sure, but after about 10 minutes I usually run into a roadblock and rather than trying to figure it out, I just go back to SW.
 
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Built6spdMCSS

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Took what? 10 minutes to model that?

I've always enjoyed the 3D modelling. Learned AutoCAD 3D back in university (Does anyone still use AutoCAD anymore?). Started learning SW a few years back and playing around with some stuff. Doing more now since I bought a 3D printer. Fusion 360 is really popular for hobbyists because they offer it for free. But I just can't get into it. Basic stuff sure, but after about 10 minutes I usually run into a roadblock and rather than trying to figure it out, I just go back to SW.
Yea, if 10 minutes. Definitely a simple one I've done much more complex stuff over the years.

I've used AutoCAD here at work, one of the sections was short on drafters so I was over there to help them for a little bit and get caught up.

I've used fusion 360 at friend's houses making stuff on a 3D Printer but yea no where near the capability. I had 5 classes on SW as part of my degree, modeling stuff is the basics on what I did, we got into stress analysis and all that.
 
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Sweet_Johnny

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When I was closing up shop last night my boss asked me if I had anything I'd like to powder coat since we're a bit ahead. So once I got home I put together this pile:
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And after blasting the ones that I hadn't snuck into work over the last year and a half this is what I brought home:
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The black is what we use on Kubota/ Land Pride parts and the silver will hopefully work as a base for Shadow Chrome spray paint, but I doubt it's shiny enough.

We also ran a bunch of big fancy toolboxes in every color of the rainbow as well as a some of these: IMG_20240303_094023359.jpg
 
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