I'm taking machining/casting classes

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  1. subybaja

    subybaja Long timer

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    Great work, man! Fascinating to watch the learning process over your shoulder!

    Extra points for not letting the worthless partners slow you down.
  2. Donkey Hotey

    Donkey Hotey De Jo Momma

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  3. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    :lol3

    I set that up to be as gross as I felt at the time. I'm hunched over making the mold and he's standing behind me hunched over too.

    Get. The hell. Away.
  4. Infracaninophile

    Infracaninophile Finding My Way..

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    So, dish the dirt. Did you receive a top grade? And your "team" members? Lets hear the dirty details. Did team members 3 & 4 complain also?

    I love threads like this as it opens a window into something really interesting of which I had zero knowledge before.

    tom
  5. milq

    milq Been here awhile

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    I swear...one of my students must be driving over there to take classes with you. I have one that has zero sense of personal space or privacy, I have turned around to find him reading over my shoulder as I type on a laptop in the lab. Some of his fellow students have made it clear to him that they don't appreciate it, but he always finds someone else to hover over. (The guy does get his work done though)

    Good stuff on the class, looks like you learned a lot and had a (mostly) good time doing it. I'm not surprised that the guy tried to leech onto your work in the end. Happens here all the time, but I keep very good records on attendance and make notes about who is screwing off, etc. even if they are there.
  6. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Member 1 = me.
    Member 2 = complaining guy who showed up twice.
    Member 3 = meowing guy who showed up most of the time, but was mentally elsewhere.
    Member 4 = guy who showed up once.

    I don't know how they fared. I don't even know how I did. I hope I got an A. I hope they were "rewarded" for their work, too.. but it's none of my business.

    What do you teach?
  7. milq

    milq Been here awhile

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    CNC, SolidWorks, PLC, and robotics/automation. It can be difficult switching gears from one thing to the next but my schedule is finally hammered out so that I have at least one CNC course each semester. Next semester I'm running a course that deals strictly with designing a new product (or fixture) and the problems/redesigns that come with work holding and actual machining, it will utilize SolidWorks, CAM and CNC to make a prototype of the designs. Should be interesting.

    I love, love, love the job but I now understand why school gets let out for the summer. I take more baggage home with me on this than on any job I've ever had and it gets tiresome sometimes. I worked the first 3 summers but the last 2 I have taken off and/or done some customized 1 - 2 week training with factories (PLC stuff).
  8. MTrider16

    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

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    Just checking in again. Thanks for the description of your class. Makes me want to go to school and take a few of these for fun. :lol3

    Can't wait to see the CNC class.

    David
  9. Zebedee

    Zebedee Been here awhile

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    For a Crazydrummerdude, you're sounding remarkably "normal" in comparison with your "team" mates ... :D

    Thanks for the updates ... :thumb

    John
  10. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Ask anyone who's actually met me. I'm not actually that crazy. More quiet and boring, really.

    Unless I've been drinking.. then I talk. A little. :lol3
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    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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  12. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    That's what I was thinkin'.

    Cool stuff.

    Instead of a new car, or a new motorcycle, or a new house, or whatever people buy after they graduate, I am pretty sure I am going to get a (used, most likely) CNC mill.

    After which, I will be for hire. :deal :lol3
  13. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Oh, by the way, I got an A in lab and an A in lecture.

    :D
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    Can you make a Y-pipe for an R100GS?




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    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    Cool. I made a DIY Foundry for the backyard but haven't used it yet because I don't have a crucible. :norton:lol3
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  18. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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    Great news, and Congratulations.
  20. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Well, the semester already started. I've had 2 CNC lectures so far. There are 13 people in the class. No girls. :bluduh :lol3

    Lab begins next week. Unfortunately, there will be lab groups again. :bluduh

    I'm trying not to jinx myself in that respect. I'm looking forward to the projects. :D

    I tried to take a PLC short course, but my Demolition class has a lab on one of the 4 days the PLC lab is scheduled. Oh well..