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Re: Harold!

Post by SteveM » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:53 am


Glad to see that you are back.

I still have a lot more to learn from you.

Have to tell you that a friend asked me to do a job but couldn't figure on how I would hold the part.
I said "Hold my beer" and got out my soft jaws.


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Re: Harold!

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:08 pm

Harold_V wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:38 pm
Thanks, folks, for the good wishes.
Good to see you back. That had to be quite the experience...
I'm a caterwauling curmudgeon. What's your excuse? ☻

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Re: Harold!

Post by 12L14 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:40 am

Wishing you a fast recovery!
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Re: Harold!

Post by JackF » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:06 am

Harold and Susan, best wishes from Dawn and I. Get well quick Harold, we need you :D

I wrote the above before reading the rest of the posts. Welcome back.


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Re: Harold!

Post by BadDog » Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:31 pm

Very glad things appear to have gone well. Best of luck!
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Re: Harold!

Post by JackF » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:37 am

Harold, it just occurred to me that we not only get machining lessons from you but medical lessons too. :wink: :D Keep it up.


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Re: Harold!

Post by palladium » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:28 pm

Had to come find you to make sure you're alright! :D
Glad to hear you are ok and still teaching us all something. I hope you have a speedy recovery and all is well brother.

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Re: Harold!

Post by Jorg50 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:41 am

Harold, thank God you are better and getting back. I would say that you are a master mind. The experience that you have share is priceless. There is a saying:
The people that are secretive about their work do not know what they are doing. Which is not your case!
You have taught me a lot from soft Jaws, grinding HSS, grinding wheels etc.
All the best to you and your family

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Re: Harold!

Post by earlgo » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:50 pm

Harold you are an influence. Didn't have anyone to hold my beer, but this was the result.
soft jaws.jpg
Poor Man soft jaws
Thanks for the suggestions.
Before you do anything, you must do something else first. - Washington's principle.

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Re: Harold!

Post by Harold_V » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:14 am

Thanks, earlgo. It's gratifying to see that my comments are helpful. There's nothing quite like softjaws, even simple one's like you have shown. They take the fight right out of gripping thin pieces like yours.

Jorgo, forgive me for my belated response. I am ever grateful for folks like you who seem to have profited by my attempts to help. It's my way of paying it forward, as I had someone in my life who made a world of difference in how I turned out.

Wise people talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something.

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