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Posted 5/18/16
Walk naked. I will say not more.
Posted 5/18/16
Buying a knock-off version of something :'(
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Is rachet/ghetto racist?


No, being rachet or ghetto doesn't identify one's race(s).
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Used a weed eater put together with different parts. Kept the head with ducktape. The weed eater name was Franky
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Used a sheet of paper to fold a drinking glass, made a silencer out of a water bottle, sized cannon rounds with a hydraulic press, caught fish with a safety pin or my bare hands, made string out of reeds, and much more that my ex would have called redneck innovation.


If only you were 20 years younger
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Posted 5/18/16

paul25454 wrote:


Razor_Girl wrote:

Used a sheet of paper to fold a drinking glass, made a silencer out of a water bottle, sized cannon rounds with a hydraulic press, caught fish with a safety pin or my bare hands, made string out of reeds, and much more that my ex would have called redneck innovation.


If only you were 20 years younger


Perhaps, but 20 years of experience is not to be sneezed at...
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Razor_Girl wrote:


paul25454 wrote:


Razor_Girl wrote:

Used a sheet of paper to fold a drinking glass, made a silencer out of a water bottle, sized cannon rounds with a hydraulic press, caught fish with a safety pin or my bare hands, made string out of reeds, and much more that my ex would have called redneck innovation.


If only you were 20 years younger


Perhaps, but 20 years of experience is not to be sneezed at...


True..
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Posted 5/18/16 , edited 5/19/16
Well once in Afghanistan an exactor malfunction forced me to do some rapid in field maintenance. And turned what was supposed to be a select fire assault rifle into basically a bolt action rifle. In that I had to yank on the charging handle to load each round individually. I finished the fire fight though so top that you lot.
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Posted 5/18/16 , edited 5/18/16

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LOL. Did your teacher facepalm or politely initiate a hurried round of applause?

I used to feed mice cheese when they got caught in traps. I was 5 and didn't realize I was prolonging their suffering. Good stuff


She all but face-palmed, and wouldn't let me talk for very long. I knew she rushed me (she was obvious), so I held a silent grudge and refused to participate in show and tell again.
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Smoked out of a water bottle bong.
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Posted 5/18/16
Had Gallo Carlo Rossi jugs in my car filled with water. Radiator had a leak so before I left the university or home, I made sure it was full. Did not have the money or skill to get it fix. Eventually, my Uncle repaired it.
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Posted 5/18/16
Repaired an ancient boiler pipe with a pipe clamp and epoxy putty in my classroom in high school. Otherwise I would have roasted alive during class along with everybody else. That or having a Gran Prix using riding lawnmowers.
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Posted 5/18/16 , edited 5/18/16
I bought a gallon of water at a gas station to put in a leaky radiator of a 1928 Ford model A roadster pickup. Then filled the empty jug with gas to use as a ghetto gas tank, rolled it down a hill from the gas station in 2nd gear popped the clutch it started and off we went to get it back to the garage few towns away. Dead 6volt battery (yes 6volt) for the electric starter, radiator and gas tank were all gummed up from ages of rust and crud. My buddy and I won 500 bucks on that venture. He had just bought that Model A to overall, it had been sitting in a shed for years and our friend bet we couldn't get it to run and drive that day, once we had it running the stakes went too "well I bet you couldn't go far". It was like 1920's ghetto fix at 1920's big profit....
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Posted 5/19/16 , edited 5/19/16
Drilled a hole in my dash, and cut the needle on the bent speedometer instead of paying 100 for a dash from the wreckers.
Made a clock pendulum out of a stack of coins with a hole drilled in the middle and a brass rod.
Made a tool for adjusting jewels in watches out of scrap copper plate and wire.
Sometimes I make furniture out of steel pipe.
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Made an ad-hoc singlewire radio antenna from a length of copper wire , hung from building eaves with plastic MRE spoons as insulators, to reach a headquarters WAY outside contact range.

Ran a bypass on a rental truck's cooling system using some flexible pipe clamps to bypass the ruptured cabin heater so I could get out of Nevada and back to civilization. The rental company was not happy with my "unauthorized maintenance", but they were less displeased about it when I threatened to sue them for renting me a vehicle with a defective engine cooling system that could have killed me in the desert.

Seriously, though, what idiot engineer runs a SINGLE coolant system for both critical engine cooling *and* cabin heating on the same flow circuit?
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