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Canadian Forging Press Sales?

Discussion in 'Canadian Suppliers' started by kmcghee, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Sorry to totally derail this thread, but I have to relay this odd story.

    I worked in GE traffic control division we had a pneumatic press that crimped two wires on to a lamp socket. Pretty straight forward operation. A monkey could be trained to do this job. Fit the socket in, add a black wire and a white wire and hit the mushroom button on the front of the machine. The press would start, the ram would come down, the wires were crimped on and the ram moved back up automatically when it was done. Then one day someone decided it would be a good idea to have their hand in there while their other hand pressed the button. Needless to say, they crimped their fingers. Ouch! The engineer came up with a solution. Let there be two mushroom buttons, one the each side of the press. Now the operator would have to use both hands simultaneously to press the buttons in order to start the cycle. It seemed to be a great solution as you cannot have either hand in the machine while they are both busy pressing the mushroom buttons on the front. Right? A month later someone got their fingers jammed in the press again! WTF? We investigated and found the operator was sitting in a "captain" style chair. The fronts of the arm rests of that particular chair were perfectly in line with the two buttons! When they leaned forward in the chair it activated the press.

    I guess it's like putting an infinite number of monkeys in a room with typewriters. Eventually one of them will write War and Peace.
     
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  2. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    IT LOOKS LIKE I OPENED A REAL CAN OF WORMS, when I mentioned Occupational Health and Stupidity :( :(
     
  3. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Uh... yeah, it's Dan who derailed the conversation... that's it. That's what happened....

    Heheh... I'm not sure, but I think it's part of my job description to make sure things stay on track and I'm one of the worst offenders for stirring up these beehives : )
     
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  4. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    OHS
    Oh Hell Stop

    :roflmao
     
  5. Shawn Parkinson

    Shawn Parkinson New Member

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    I built combo dies out of railroad track. I beefed up the track a bit as well. I have plans to build some new dies with a better quick change system.
     
  6. bubba682

    bubba682 New Member

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    Thats what i use in mine but everyday it seems were building different dies for different applications i built mine to quick change as well.Its fun figuring out differant dies so far i got a hatchet ,tomahawk and axe punch along with a bowl die..
     
  7. kmcghee

    kmcghee New Member

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    It has been awhile now, and aside from the stimulating discussion on OHS, is there by chance any suppliers that I have yet to find, as I mentioned before building one is not an option. The entire machine has to be CSA not just the electrical, so even if I built it, my electrician is unable to provide me with power to it based on that.
     
  8. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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