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Gary and a milling machine (365:131)

Gary and a milling machine (365:131).Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Today I visited an engineer’s playground.

But not until after I’d spent most of the morning processing pictures. It’s at a time like this I sometimes regret only shooting Raw images. I’m getting there, though another couple of days’ work and it’ll be done.

Ginger’s parents were back in town again today, and they took us for lunch to celebrate Carol’s birthday. After lunch, they had things to do, and I ought to have got some more pictures done, but instead, I fell asleep. They were back later in the afternoon, and Jim and I went off to a fantastic place. It was like an engineer’s yard sale; full of lathes, milling machines, drill presses, drill bits, gears, belts, bearings, motors, hydraulic actuators, compressors, welding equipment and lots of useful metal offcuts. I am very glad my wallet is empty, my workshop is tiny and I stick (generally) to our wanted list because there were loads of cool things to buy. Fortunately, we came away empty-handed. I couldn’t even find a small off-cut of sheet aluminium to make a lid for my backpacking cooking pot, which was the only thing on my list I might have found there.

I may not look that enthused in the picture, but I’d probably just wiped the drool off my chin, and I was most likely trying not to look too pleased with all the wonderful goodies scattered around the place.   

Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.