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Old 03-09-2018, 12:49 AM
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I’ve read that about five times now and every time I blow beer out of my nose. Good lord that is funny!


Chris I’m glad you found a home for some filings. Most people don’t have the initiative to look, as you found with the teachers.
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I stuffed a few shooting bags with the aluminum shavings I'd saved up in a 5 gallon pail. Worked pretty well, they pack in hard and tight and are a bit lighter than a comparable amount of sand. Since they have an irregular structure, they don't seem to squish or move as easily--and that's a good thing.

Since then I just let it hit the floor and sweep, vacuum, or blow it out the door. Never did find anything interesting to do with it otherwise.

Now, I did find that aluminum ribbons placed in the flower pots and beds keep the cats out pretty well.
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Old 03-10-2018, 09:39 AM
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Funny you should mention that. I asked if they had a welding/lathe shop and they said yes, two of them. I asked if they had saw filings there. He said good idea, I will talk to the shop teacher. DUH!!!!!
:-) Well what can you expect from a "Education Major" out of college. All they are ever taught is how to "handle" children. In my experience nearly all the Shop teachers are nearly as bad. :-(
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:51 PM
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In my experience nearly all the Shop teachers are nearly as bad. :-(

It is really bad when the music teacher goes down to the shop to show the teachers how to weld and operate the machine tools.
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Years ago when I was helping our high school robot team, we had to come up with some giveaway bling for other teams. Our team was poor. So I bought a box of several hundred external tooth lock washers for very few bucks, maybe for a # 8 or 10 screw, from MSC.

I printed out a few hundred cards with the team name/# that said something about "gear seeds" and we glued 3 washers to the card. "Cover the seeds with saw filings or machining swarf and oil well. They will grow up to be helical gears." There was something about "Write to us about southern recipes for "grits and gears", "gears and gravy" and whatnot. The sponsors and the volunteer machinists at the regional competition went wild over them. How else can you hand out a few hundred promo items for less than $20.? Fun days.
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You are more conservative than me. Anything less than 6" goes in the scrap. Just seems like there should be a use for the saw filings off the band saw. I am going to check out the local high school Science teacher this week.
I use 3/64" to 1/8" 0-1 for small dies, and about 1.5" x 3.5" is as small as they go, so anything that big or bigger is full-value to me .

Seems like a science teacher could come up with something ...
"See how the carbon in the tool steel changes the color of the
flame in this thermite we just made,
that's burning through the table ?..."




edit : I see I was badly beaten to the "thermite" punch .
's what I get for not reading what I'm posting to .
I will .... make that mistake again
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"Bandsaw Entrails"........
Made me think. I think "band saw scat" is the new name.
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Made me think. I think "band saw scat" is the new name.
"Bandsaw Manure" for when in mixed company.....
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:53 PM
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In my experience nearly all the Shop teachers are nearly as bad. :-(

It is really bad when the music teacher goes down to the shop to show the teachers how to weld and operate the machine tools.
:-) Or the retired Electronics engineer has to show how to operate a lathe or mill. :-) I don't do welding. :-)
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