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« Reply #3375 on: April 19, 2019, 08:39:45 AM »

Life's uncertain; eat dessert first and go fast now!  Get better soon, Bo!

It is a wonder that so many of us have survived this long when we think of all the stupid stuff we've done.  Washing parts off in gasoline, riding without helmets,  grinding and cutting without safety glasses, weld flashes, no hearing protection, no hard hats on the job, hanging off ladders and trees, dui, and did I mention driving way too fast?

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« Reply #3376 on: April 21, 2019, 06:26:48 AM »

Life's uncertain; eat dessert first and go fast now!  Get better soon, Bo!

It is a wonder that so many of us have survived this long when we think of all the stupid stuff we've done.  Washing parts off in gasoline, riding without helmets,  grinding and cutting without safety glasses, weld flashes, no hearing protection, no hard hats on the job, hanging off ladders and trees, dui, and did I mention driving way too fast?

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Bo,

Get well soon!!


Tom,

If we all live "sensibly" what will we do for "fun"? ? ? ?


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« Reply #3377 on: April 21, 2019, 07:50:58 AM »

About a couple of weeks ago I looked for something in the top drawer of a tall roll-around tool box.  Then I looked in the bottom drawer for something else and stood up and hit my head against the bottom of the top drawer.  A day or two later I was having a hard time focusing on a weld at about 11:30 AM.  Then I took the dog for a walk in the park at noon.  One eye was starting to go blind.  Immediately I went to the eye doctor.  It is a delaminated retina and they did surgery two days later.  Part of the process was draining the goo outta the eyeball and going inside with lasers.  Then the orb was filled with nitrous oxide.

One eyed welding is awful.  All I can do now is to tack things together.  The gas inside the eye messes up the focus and I cannot run a decent bead.  Now the eye is half full of water and I can see fine through it.  It is like being a frog with half the vision below water and the other half above.  The eye is getting better and maybe it will be back to normal in a week or so.       

Bo, from one retina separation sufferer to another, it ain't no fun. I had that gas proceedure too and was supposed to keep my head tilted so the bubble could put pressure on the damaged area. I felt like a walking bubble level. Again, no fun. Prior to the separation, I had both retinas welded more times than it took to build my car. I asked the doc if blows to the head (I had several really bad ones) caused the detachment. He said no, I just have thin retinas. Who knows when it will happen again. I feel for you, man.

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« Reply #3378 on: April 22, 2019, 09:57:46 AM »

Thanks for the kind thoughts.  Now I am back to abnormal.  The doc did more tests and an x-ray.  The excess iron in my blood is due to drinking too much beer.  A respirator is a good thing to wear while grinding and welding.  A simple mask is not good enough according to folks who know about the subject.  This is what was recommended.  The filters have activated charcoal inside them and they last about a month under normal use.  The big mistake people make with these is using the same set of filters for everything.  The filters on the example shown here are for particulates.  Different one are needed for other things such as paint fumes.       


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« Reply #3379 on: April 23, 2019, 10:45:03 PM »

Some stainless steel nuts and bolts were drilled with holes for safety wire this afternoon.  Normally I use some sort of fancy machinist's oil to lube the drill bit.  I was too lazy to look for it and I grabbed the nearest thing that might do the job.  It was Dri Slide Bike-Aid Dry Moly Lubricant.  www.drislide.com  The stuff works very well and better than the machinist's oil.  The little 4 oz bottle I bought years ago cost $20.69 so the oil is not cheap.  It probably paid for itself in the number of drill bits I did not dull or break.     


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« Reply #3380 on: April 28, 2019, 11:39:45 PM »

The trailer was put together in its rusty state to see how everything fit.  There are some minor changes I need to make.  The parts are at the sandblaster for rust removal.  Then they will be painted and the trailer will be put back together.  The truck has lots of little problems and corrosion from years of towing the bike to and from the lake and driving on the salt.  Also, there is wear and tear from that crazy trip to the east coast.  This take a lot of time, money, and patience to fix.  All of this work is keeping me from building the race bike.  It looks like the bike will be on the salt in 2020.  There is too much for me to do to race it this year.

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