... but what we can *do* is pretty bloody cool.
I sent a mate away from my workshop earlier chortling with delight at
what I'd done.
What I'd done was a ten minute job. He'd got a 6mm Allen bolt at the end
of a (roughly) 250mm long, 30mm diameter tube. He needed to undo it.
So I took a lump of 10mm(ish) steel rod, faced the end, drilled it
6.5mm, sawed off a 6mm Allen key, cleaned up both bits, cross drilled
the 10mm rod with a 5mm drill, bunged a bit of 5mm steel in it, silver
soldered the 5mm piece in the cross hole, silver soldered the 6mm Allen
stub in the end of the rod, felt flash and stamped the other end "6mm"
because I could.
He has wandered off shaking his head at the wonder of it all, I'm left
shaking my head at how easy it was, with the right tools.
16 years ago