A beautiful sight

At least to me beautiful. Saturday I turned a bunch of aluminum castings for a customer. They are about 5 inches long and 2.375 diameter with a bunch of grooves and a 4 inch diameter flange on one end. They are fuel fills meant to be welded into the deck of a boat. Anyway, I just walked into the shop, turned on the lights, and there on the bench were all these shiny parts. I dunno why but I still really dig looking at shiny metal parts. Especially when I made 'em. Being completely truthful, I do good work. Mostly. But I should seeing as how I have been machining metal for over 40 years. Nevertheless I still sometimes look at stuff I have made with a little bit of wonder. I made those? Really? They look so good. I guess we shouldn't be afraid of appreciating ourselves now and then. Eric

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etpm
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Sehr guter Einwand. Ja, ist irgendwie geraten, obwohl für ein Metall typisch. Es könnten geradezu auch mehrere Elektronen pro Atom rumschwimmen. Es gibt allerdings auch Grenzfälle, wie etwa Quecksilber. Eine Substanz, welche sich nicht richtig zwischen Edelgas und Metall entscheiden kann (Schmelzpunkt, Siedepunkt, schlechte Leitfähigkeit, Neigung zur Molekülbildung/Bindung usw). Viele Halbleiter sehen metallisch aus, dort ist aber wie von dir geahnt die Trägerdichte viel geringer. Die sind dann für Hallsonden und dergleichen auch viel geeigneter, da die Träger dann viel schneller wandern müssen.

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Rolf Bombach

As your seed of machining grew in a pot with others they became entwined forming a new entity you, the metalworking artist. ;>)

phil k.

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Phil Kangas

Thanks for that Phil. Eric

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etpm

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