I believe that everyone has a touch of dyslexia. I'm looking at a shaft timed with a #40 chain and the drive shaft has a 24 tooth sprocket while the driven shaft and idler have 42 tooth sprockets. It doesn't register for a good few minutes but I just know something doesn't look right. And, three other people didn't see it...all the way through assembly. Only when they try to negate that pesky law of physics about two objects not occupying the same space at the same time... Write this down: Timed shafts need the same sprockets! Duhh!
On another note: Hats-off to Senco! They came up with prototype screw guns just for my application. Cool tools, cool people! The guns have a special small nose and carriage to fit in between the obstructions I have and sink the screws all the way into a limited space. They say the application has promise for them to get into corners for other customers. The screws come in plastic strips at 2-1/4 cents each but will save me about 15 seconds of labor per screw. Two of these guns will be mounted in a fixture that the operator will just drop the parts in a jig and hit the button (painted purple for obvious reasons)
And my personal favorite: The new "Steal Workers of 'merica" guy accused me of fake books within the first ten minutes of wage negotiations, and his voice was getting louder and louder as we were almost whispering. The office pool had 20 minutes as the shortest time. My sister was a big-wig in steel companies for over 20 years and is used to this '50s-'60s mentality. Two people we fired for refusing an alcohol test (last time they blew a .32 and a .29 and we sent them to AA) are now taking us to arbitration at a cost of $3k...new union guy's idea. We pointed out that we had already filed with the State Employment and family services that they were fired and not laid off. The union guy wanted us to lie to the State and tell them we were mistaken. He said companies do it all the time. He WAY didn't like my line about people jumping off a bridge all the time. I mentioned "Legal" and "Moral" a few times among his shouting. You would all have been proud of me as I handed him his argumentative ass, however I've made a new enemy...don't care, I'll still rip him a new one without raising my voice above a whisper, and my sister is more than ready for him. I wonder if I can legally record video and sound from these meetings without anyone's knowledge? I'm thinking AFV!
My carpal tunnel guy has spread the word through the plant that he is getting 2.5 Million for pain and suffering. Court in Feb.? And just who are these idiots I see that want to go into business?