Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    many years ago, when I was a hardware salesman, some poor apprentice came in looking for a left handed screw driver
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  2. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hope you got that couple more to make the 50 mark Oz. Last of my count it was close but you still had a swag of dark eggs to go.

    As for the unit of measure conversation. In my trade I have had to work with both, as some things come from Europe, and other the US. Hands down, metric is easier to work with, and technically just as accurate. I would even lean towards more accurate because it is more user friendly.

    Sorry, but I had to share this illustration (in jest) hahahaha
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  3. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Snap-on makes a Phillps thats left canted.
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    must be an American company [​IMG]

    do they make right canted as well?
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    we stopped at 46. Dark eggs were clear. Its all good and I declare it a success. The next hatch is just a few days away - I pray those peacock get out
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    In 176 days, this thread had had 60,000 views.
    That’s about 350 per day.

    It also has over 2500 comments – though probably 60% are mine as I try to engage everybody who makes the effort.

    Thank you all for the encouragement to do this. I have learnt so much along the way. I have so much more to learn

    The adventure continues.
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  7. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

  8. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

  9. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    You know as a Manufacturing engineer I have no problems switching from one to the other. Its that whole conversion thing that hangs most people up. Going from inches to metric. Both are accurate as long as you know which you are working with. And have measuring tools for each. Because my designs will have both types of hardware depending on interfaces.

    Its that whole nomenclature for threads vs size that gets me.....
    say as in a #8-24 UNC for a coarse thread and #8-32 UNF for fine thread, Where as the equivalent but not interchangeable would be M4 x .07 for both. Yep I had to look them up.... there is no fine and coarse for that.

    So since we (the US) manufacture with components that come from many other countries, we have to be versatile and flexible. Double tooling double inventory..... It all is moot though since The work I do is now being done in other Countries.... Sigh.
  10. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2012
    Los Angeles, California
    Oz update?? what's the chick count up to? [​IMG]

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