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If you think Sam Smiths is good then come over here and I will take you on a tour you will never remember.  smiley

Heh. Well, I would enjoy that immensely. The only problem would be to somehow figure out how to cram all the things to see into time available. Well, that and prying me away from the breweries to go to the distilleries, and vice versa. Sadly, it isn't likely I'll ever get over there. I wish I had gone before 9/11.
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2. If you knock the soldering iron off the table by mistake, even if you, like me, have Jedi like reflexes, resist the urge to catch the iron in mid-fall as you will always grab the hot end of the iron, it's like a law of nature.

yep! I was up a ladder in the barn, crappy mains powered iron on a BRIGHT ORANGE extension cord,
so a whole bunch of those wonderful, charming birds I care for, jumped on the cord.
So, all instinct, reflex's and no freakin thought, I went catch it.

You guys know that slippery feeling as the iron slide through your fingers?

Couldn't use my paw for a fortnight...
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You guys know that slippery feeling as the iron slide through your fingers?

Your lucky, sometimes the iron decides to just stick to fingers and needs active effort to remove, and not even Jedi mind tricks will prevent the pain that follows such folly.

 
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The thing is you grab the iron and then there is what seems like an age when you know what you have done, you know it is going to hurt, but the pain hasn't kicked in yet and there is nothing you can do about it.
No slipping a clean catch right across the palm.  smiley-yell

You only do it once.

I have been in a similar situation several times since and even started to grab a falling iron but my instincts always manage to kick in before I catch it.
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Only reason I grabbed it, I was worried about a poor little turkey copping a soldering iron.
Afterwards I wanted to hold one down and stab it with the iron!

Ahh, these wonderful, charming birdys have given me purpose!

And life on the farm!

Every meal is a banquet,
Every paycheck a fortune,

I just love being on the farm...

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I got caught sitting doing reflow soldering on an upturned clothes iron balanced on my lap.
The only thing my wife said was "Have you done a health and safety review of that process?"

[I now clamp the iron to the desk - it's actually a lot easier]
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I get the " don't solder in the house, you'll burn it down" alot from my mom followed by " go do that outside" as I look at the rainy,snowy, usually shitty weather outside : /
But by far the hardest part is convincing her that its actually productive learning not " playing with lights" lol
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BTW, some of you have a "work bench" or "hobby corner" ? Lucky me, I have a nice basement room and a strong wood table to do my "hobby" works...

PS: No wife yet... smiley-cry
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I am not going to talk to you for the rest of the night and half of tomorrow
Yay, 18 hours of quiet time smiley

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Keeping a well isolated and properly equipped 'man cave', while still enjoying the many advantages of wife and family is one of the more noble of quests one can partake in ones journey through life. Tread softly, and remember that the journey is at least part of the reward.

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one day, but right now we have a 2 bedroom apartment =/
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well isolated and properly equipped 'man cave'
In my dreams, these days we live in a motorhome, the lounge room (which includes my 1x1 foot workbench) is approx 7x6 feet in size. We eat, watch TV, read, play with electronics etc etc all in that space.

Luckily the missus is also happy to play with her computer for hours on end so apart from the occasional passing across of a coffee cup as a hint to make a drink I am left to my own devices.

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we have a 2 bedroom apartment
Luxury smiley

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You realise if any of the girls read this thread we are gunna be "humping our fists" for a while!

just a bummer geek girls have asses like star trek girls...

sigh..

at least my neighbour has a new cattle crush

I don't have to carry a milk crate or worry about getting kicked!

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You realise if any of the girls read this thread we are gunna be "humping our fists" for a while!

How would that be different?

just a bummer geek girls have asses like star trek girls...

Well, now if you're talking Jolene Blalock or Terry Farrell, I don't see that as an issue.  smiley-lol
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I think this thread is going off the rails quick-like... smiley-grin
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