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    How are you traveling now itís a few days since the accident?

    Hopefully no post surgery complications etc??

    Steve

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    Surgery was last Thursday, it went ok. I have a plate and a metric boat load of screws just above the left ankle now. I was released back into the wild late yesterday evening.
    Doctors seem to think I’ll have full use again once recovered, so I can count myself lucky for the umpteenth time on that. Might have a bit of a journey ahead with the shoulder according to the imaging, but won’t know more until I see the Doctor again in a week or so.
    I do know that the next five or so weeks are going to be challenging, I’m not the sort of person that sits still too long..

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    Good to hear youíre progressing ok - all things considered. Hopefully the shoulder isnít as bad as they think.
    Being home is a good start.

    Lots of time on your hands - great opportunity to learn some CAD if you havenít already.

    Steve

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    How many is a metric boat load? Is it a lot?

    speedy recovery all the best.

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    Yah a metric boat load is a direct and somewhat more forum friendly conversion from a s###load

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    All the best with recovery. Listen to the little voice in your head when you think about straining yourself. 10 weeks of absolutely nothing is better than decades of inability.

    Im no rigging expert but a friend who is passed me one really good piece of information. Always lift from the top not the bottom.

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    I was talking about this with a guy who moves a lot of machines, and the first question he asked was "how many skates was he using". The reason being is that although they are sold in pairs, only 3 should ever be used - the three legged stool thing. If 4 are used then if the floor is the slightest bit uneven, one can come loose and then there is a tipping opportunity if the load C of G is not central to the remaining skates.

    Michael

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    Certainly sound logic Michael. I should have put the roller door people off a bit longer and borrowed a gantry to lift it rather than skate it. The incident was completely preventable. In my last shed I had it on a timber dolly on four casters but I made the dolly quite a bit wider than the folder.

    If anyone is interested, I had a post op follow up at the surgeons today and everything is healing better than expected. Should be off the crutches end of December hopefully. I’m not going to be back at work until end of February though unfortunately, bit of rehab physio to follow up with once I’m off the crutches. I did a fair number on it, the scar is around 180mm long.

    If anyone has any suggestions for interesting stuff on YouTube to watch I’m looking for suggestions to fill in the time..

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    Some good Youtube channels:

    Scott Manley - really good space related content
    Plainly difficult - nuclear incidents and other disasters
    Mark Felton productions - mainly obscure WW2 videos
    Everyday astronaut - mainly rockets
    Wesley Kagan - cars/mechanical engineering
    SmarterEveryDay - engineering/ science - good tour of ULA rocket factory
    Huygens Optics - optics
    The Vintage Space - mainly Apollo era space content
    Mining Boom - cartoon series taking the out of FIFO mining
    Illinois EnergyProf - great videos on nuclear power
    CuriousMarc - vintage computers - has a fantastic series on making a Apollo guidance computer functional

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    Watch wes work and edge precision are both good also.

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    Mining Boom…. Bahahahahaha… Pretty sure they get their material from the site I work at.
    And everything they suggest about electricians is true

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    When I broke my ankle last year I had 7 weeks of sitting on my backside not being able to do much in the shed

    Although I wasted plenty of time on the computer, instead of endless Youtube stuff (I can't stand the adds no matter how good the content is) I turned to programming and electronics.
    If this is not your thing what about a 3D printer, although there's some programming or App learning there as well if you want to be creative.
    There's no end of useful stuff/accessories you can make for your mechanical toys or shed.

    On the matter of moving heavy stuff, yesterday I was at the tree loppers yard milling timber with the new bandsaw mill. Normally I am there by myself and when I need to I moved logs and timber slabs etc around with the forklift. Yesterday the whole tree lopping crew (5 people) were there loading trucks and doing a big tidy up and rearranging the logs piles with the Kubota bobcat and the big HIAB. The yard was also overcrowded with other vehicles including the constant stream of single and double trailer semis going in/out of the common driveway - there's a large materials recycling plant at the back of the 11 acre lot . As it got more and more chaotic with people standing close to and even under heavy loads I could sense something might happen and so it appears did the boss. He called an halt to proceedings and gathered us up and reminded us of a few basic safety procedures - like no one was to stand under a heavy load. Seems like we should think about do this sort of thing even when we're on our own - just stop and think about things. I have to be very conscious when working on my own with things like chainsaws and the fork lift and even with things like rolling logs at ground level.

    BTW something did happen at the yard - I had to look up under the new bandsaw mill (not running of course) and to do that I had to lay down. When I got up, the top of my head just scraped past the 1TPI blade and (luckily I had a hat on) as 3 teeth scratched inch long lines across my scalp. Not much blood - just enough to show up as red dots on a tissue but it could have been worse.

    Somewhere on Youtube there's a 20 minute long video of a bloke slicing up a big log laying on the ground with a chainsaw - as he breaks though, one side of the log rolls and traps one of his feet and he has to throw the chainsaw under the log to stop it rolling even further. He's then stuck there yelling for help and fortunately it only takes 20 minutes for someone to hear him

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    I get the sentiment Bob, unfortunately Iíve got a couple of constraints at this point that Iím not going to go into in an open forum.

    I run a couple of Adblock and privacy apps what are these things called ads you speak of ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by racingtadpole View Post
    Mining BoomÖ. BahahahahahaÖ .
    everything they suggest about electricians is true
    Hey! I resemble that remark

    John

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    Sorry to read of your incident, really glad you and the family are on the mend.
    Thank you also for the reminder.

    While Bob has a good point about not too much you tube ... Cutting Edge Engineering Australia (Kurt And his partner in Queensland) and I C Weld (US chap) have been interesting insights into the heavy engineering world. My son has also done the ad-blocker thing (uBlock add on for firefox)..

    Heal well
    cheers
    David

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