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seanz
12-24-2011, 07:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uhkygogd1A&feature=related

This is mine.*

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*Not me in the video.

purri
12-25-2011, 12:37 AM
Tolerance.

seanz
12-25-2011, 03:49 AM
Fine skill.

Bill R
12-25-2011, 07:41 AM
I was never able to master that.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-25-2011, 07:55 AM
On esoteric skills the wife has me beat hollow;

Can cut microscope sections - freehand with an open razor.
Can plough a field - using a horse drawn plough.
Can knap simple flint tools.

Beside which - being able to manipulate the internal buffer allocation in the Univac DMS1100 -seems, while archaic, commonplace.

Phillip Allen
12-25-2011, 08:01 AM
On esoteric skills the wife has me beat hollow;

Can cut microscope sections - freehand with an open razor.
Can plough a field - using a horse drawn plough.
Can knap simple flint tools.

Beside which - being able to manipulate the internal buffer allocation in the Univac DMS1100 -seems, while archaic, commonplace.

is she a LOT older than you? (it was the flint knapping that aged her:)

botebum
12-25-2011, 08:12 AM
I can use a 3 1/4hp router to clean out a knee brace housing on the underside of a horizontal beam 20 feet in the air while hanging upside down from that beam ... but I don't try to make a habit of it.

Doug

Ron Williamson
12-25-2011, 08:17 AM
How do you get the brace into the housings(mortises?)?
R

MiddleAgesMan
12-25-2011, 08:18 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uhkygogd1A&feature=related

This is mine.*

Next.



*Not me in the video.

Wow! That's some fancy shifting. And to think you can do it with the left hand! :)

botebum
12-25-2011, 08:25 AM
How do you get the brace into the housings(mortises?)?
RLift the far end of the beam to open the angle enough to get it in.
I've only done this once because it was easier than taking the beam down to do it on the ground which is what we'd normally do. The housing was about three inches short of what it needed to be (layout mistake).

Doug

Keith Wilson
12-25-2011, 08:28 AM
I can play the charango.

Phillip Allen
12-25-2011, 08:40 AM
Wow! That's some fancy shifting. And to think you can do it with the left hand! :)
ya gotta shift with out the clutch... I learned to do that at 17 years of age

I wonder if he could shift like that going up hill?

Hwyl
12-25-2011, 10:26 AM
I can just about shift a Mack like that.

I sometimes long for the days of Astro nav (http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?124900-Astro-Navigation-and-me).

I remember most of the part numbers for a Morris 1000 but can no longer differentiate which trunnion is which.

J P
12-25-2011, 10:43 AM
I can use a 3 1/4hp router to clean out a knee brace housing on the underside of a horizontal beam 20 feet in the air while hanging upside down from that beam ... but I don't try to make a habit of it.

Doug

Tied-in of course? ;) Nice thing about working upside down is that the chips are self-cleaning eh.
And the monkey thing is so much more 'fun' than working off of scaffolding.


In some circumstances the long point(s) of knee brace tenons can be clipped back to allow them to be inserted into the mortises at any time. The mortises can be cut (or fill-blocked if already cut) to match the clipped brace.

... or so I've heard.

PhaseLockedLoop
12-25-2011, 10:57 AM
I can play the charango.

Me too--but not too well.

botebum
12-25-2011, 10:57 AM
Tied-in of course? ;)In a sense. Legs wrapped around beam and coworker sits on your crossed ankles. Not comfortable but it turns a 20 minute operation into a 5 minute one. Toughest part is getting back down (or rather, up).

Doug

SchoonerRat
12-25-2011, 11:10 AM
I know how to sail a schooner.

How much more esoteric can you get?

J P
12-25-2011, 11:11 AM
In a sense.

Doug

Sounds like nonsense. Geeze Doug you got kids, is 15 minutes worth it? I hope your employer is not encouraging that kind of practice. If I saw my crew doing that they'd be taking their esoteric "skills" down the road.

Anyway, Cheers! and Happy Safe Holidays.

Paul Pless
12-25-2011, 11:12 AM
I know how to sail a schooner.

How much more esoteric can you get?Surely there's a barquentine sailor about. . .

LeeG
12-25-2011, 11:17 AM
I used to be able to throw a frisbee with my feet, never caught one though

Joe Dupere
12-25-2011, 11:17 AM
I can milk a goat. But I can't sex a chicken. Now, that'd be an esoteric skill worth having!!

Joe, FFPoP

botebum
12-25-2011, 11:29 AM
Sounds like nonsense. It is/was. It was along the lines of a self-challenge.
Since I fell and lost most of my fear of heights, I've done a few crazy(er) things. Walking like an Egyptian on the top plates is always good for a laugh.

Doug

Paul Pless
12-25-2011, 11:33 AM
Since I fell and lost most of my fear of heights.I'm mildly acrophobic, if I go fall off of something will that cure me?

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-25-2011, 11:41 AM
If you fall off a tall enough thing you can lose almost anything....


..... it has robbed him o' the wee bit sense he had...

BrianW
12-25-2011, 11:43 AM
I'm mildly acrophobic, if I go fall off of something will that cure me?

No. You'll still be afraid of spiders, scream like a girl, and hyperventilate until Katherine smashes them.

BrianW
12-25-2011, 11:44 AM
That was a joke, I know that acrophobia means you're afraid of the water.

Duh.

Paul Pless
12-25-2011, 11:45 AM
:d ...

Keith Wilson
12-25-2011, 01:47 PM
I can play the charango.
Me too--but not too well.Who said anything about well? http://freesmileyface.net/smiley/winks/tongue-wink.gif

Phillip Allen
12-25-2011, 02:02 PM
Surely there's a barquentine sailor about. . .

we used to have the shark girl... I think she at least worked on square rigged outfits

botebum
12-25-2011, 02:02 PM
I'm mildly acrophobic, if I go fall off of something will that cure me?I thought I'd mentioned before that since my fall, I'd lost most of my fear of heights. Not sure why or how, but it happened. I still have my shaky days and over 30' is a crapshoot.

Doug

Phillip Allen
12-25-2011, 02:03 PM
I used to be able to throw a frisbee with my feet, never caught one though

my ex could catch one in her teeth

Ron Williamson
12-25-2011, 02:35 PM
Heights never bothered me when I was doing logwork because you work your way up,one round at a time.You also get a good place to walk on.
When I started stick-framing, it was a different ball game, going up eight feet at a jump,and walking along those wee willowy 2x4 top plates.
R

Paul Pless
12-25-2011, 02:38 PM
Who said anything about well? http://freesmileyface.net/smiley/winks/tongue-wink.gifWell that changes everything!

Ron Williamson
12-25-2011, 02:38 PM
http://hikingwithbarry.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Sibbald_007.jpg
I trimmed the end of the ridgepole on this building while standing on it.
R

Dan McCosh
12-25-2011, 02:44 PM
Might note that the alternative on those old Macks was taking both hands off the wheel. Both are good reasons not to dawdle in front of one on a hill.

RFNK
12-25-2011, 03:16 PM
I can hang little figures on a Christmas tree in just the right way to render it reminiscent of a lynching.
Rick