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Jenny asks…

workers going on strick ?

well i have an appartership as a shop fitter and carpenter and the lad who i work with are thinging about going on strick when we have a lot of work come in we dont have much work at the moment so all overtime has been cut so we only work 39 hour a week and get paid for 39 hours a week
and we were chatting 2day and they were slagging the office staff off and saying how they get nice post tea coffee milk tolit roll and we get all the shit stuff and then it come out that in the offices they get paid till 8pm but leave work at 4 so they have all agreed that wen work picks up and wen we are very busy again that all tools are down and were resusing to work untill stuff gets sorted

i was thinking about what would i do as im only on an apptership and would i have the right to join them i think its out off order how we get all the shit left overs and they get good stuff and get paid longer

what should i do

thanks for your help

Denny answers:

Be careful about striking if you are not in a Union, because I think it means that you are not protected. I think if you’re not in a union and it is an ‘unoffical’ strike you could loose your job.

Daniel asks…

what do you think of this joke ? What is the time?

A man is strolling past the mental hospital and suddenly remembers an important meeting.

Unfortunately, his watch has stopped, and he can not tell if he is late or not. Then, he notices a patient similarly strolling about within the hospital fence.

Calling out to the patient, the man says, “Pardon me, sir, but do you have the time?”

The patient calls back, “One moment!” and throws himself upon the ground, pulling out a short stick as he does. He pushes the stick into the ground, and, pulling out a carpenter‘s level, assures himself that the stick is vertical.

With a compass, the patient locates north and with a steel ruler, measures the precise length of the shadow cast by the stick.

Withdrawing a slide rule from his pocket, the patient calculates rapidly, then swiftly packs up all his tools and turns back to the pedestrian, saying, “It is now precisely 3:29 pm, provided today is August 16th, which I believe it is.”

The man can’t help but be impressed by this demonstration, and sets his watch accordingly.

Before he leaves, he says to the patient, “That was really quite remarkable, but tell me, what do you do on a cloudy day, or at night, when the stick casts no shadow?” The patient holds up his wrist and says, “I suppose I’d just look at my watch.”

Denny answers:

Love it!

Paul asks…

need help with English- Poetry. PLEASE!!!?

the poem is ” I Hear America Singing” :
hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,
Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong,
The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam,
The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work,
The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, the deckhand singing on the steamboat deck,
The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, the hatter singing as he stands,
The wood-cutter’s song, the ploughboy’s on his way in the morning, or at noon intermission or at sundown,
The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work, or of the girl sewing or washing,
Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else,
The day what belongs to the day—at night the party of young fellows, robust, friendly,
Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs

In “I Hear America Singing,” what is the meaning of the line “Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else”?
1) The song each worker sings, like the task he or she performs, fully expresses his or her own being.
2) No two workers ever sing the same song.
3) Each worker makes up his or her own words to whatever song comes to mind.
4) The workers are singing about the tools and equipment that belong to them.

When Walt Whitman writes in “I Hear America Singing” that he hears the ploughboy’s song “at noon intermission,” what does he mean by intermission? 1) entertainment
2) lunchtime
3) recess
4) vacation

please, I really need it. THANKS

Denny answers:

1. Is A. And 2. Is either b or c i think

Chris asks…

My husband is leaving me?

So the hubbs is going on a camping trip for two weeks without me. I currently have to work 7 days a week cause I just don’t get time off this time of year…Should I paint all his tools pink while he is gone and put cute little teddy bears all over our room that say “your a punk” when you squeeze them?…he’s a carpenter.
Wow, you people are really intense. take out the pool que, recognize that not every one is immature and in a troubled marriage and learn to roll with a joke…some peoples kids!!! Thus far Nikki is gonna get best answer cause she’s the only one with a sense of humor

Denny answers:

Sounds like a lot of work, wouldn’t it be easier to just go screw his best friend while he is gone?

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Lizzie asks…

What would you consider the basic tools needed to do most simple woodworking projects?

I know I’m asking to hear alot of common sense stuff but I’m trying to make a list of stuff my mom needs to bring me on her next trip up here. You name it and I bet it’s something found in my dads garage out back. So, yeah, all suggestions are welcome. Thanx!

Dusty answers:

Off the top of our heads, here’s simple start-up tool kit:

- Tape measure
- Steel ruler
- Some type of square – such as a try-square or combination square
- Hand saws – if possible, one with a back, one without and a coping saw
- Drill and drill bits
- Hammer and nail-set
- Clamps – as many as possible
- Wood glue
- Rasps and files
- Wood chisels
- Bench plane and/or block plane
- A place to work – a sturdy bench with a vise is best, but fold-up sawhorses and a piece of plywood will do in a pinch.

This is assuming you won’t have access to expensive, heavy woodworking machinery. Still, you can make an endless variety of great stuff with just these few “basics”.

A woodworking book or two, and/or a little instruction to help you get started could make things much easier, if you don’t have a lot of experience.

Jenny asks…

Hand woodworking tools help ( no power tools )?

I’ve asked similar questions but hopfully this will help me. Here’s my list please fix or add tools to it…

bit and brace
carving knife
rip saw
crosscut saw
planes ( help on this one )
gouge chisels
mortise chisels
bench chisels
miter saw
rasps + files
coping saw
sharpening stone

Dusty answers:

Block Plane
Hand drill with wood cutting bits

That is all tools I can think of. You have a pretty good list.

George asks…

What is a Good Way to Get Started in Woodworking?

I am interested in woodworking, but don’t know how or where to get started. I would like to start with the very basics and work my way up. I am also interested in any good books on the subject, any tool lists for the beginning woodworker, any good online resources, etc.


Dusty answers:

I have a couple of ideas. First, check with the continuing education programs in your area. Many of them offer classes in carpentry and woodworking. Second, subscribe to “Fine Woodworking,” a great magazine that is published by Taunton Press. You can check their website for more info. The mag has articles on all types of projects. It is read by many craftsman that I know. Your Library may subscribe, or have other books of interest. Last, find a woodworkers’ supply store in your area. I use Rockler, in MA. Go in on a weekday, when they are not busy, and get one of the guys to adopt you. Stop in regularly, spend a little money each time, and build your shop and experience.

Paul asks…

If I were to put together a basic little shop just for personal use for woodworking what are…?

…the tools needed?
Can anyone list the basic power tools and any other specific tools needed to learn the basic woodworking experience? Would like to learn and have the space provided and ready to set up just need to know what to put in it.

Dusty answers:

If you buy a battery powered screwgun get a good one you will proably use it mose with craft and furniture projects. :)

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