Crescent wrenches (was: Nomenclature (was: NEXT Color Printerfind

From: Doc <>
Date: Thu Jan 3 10:06:29 2002

On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Chad Fernandez wrote:

> Blue steam? I've never heard of telling someone being told a certain
> color of steam. Never heard the Skyhooks line either.
> You do know that in order to get a bucket of steam, you have to catch
> the steam first. A steam trap is typically used.

 We used to send worms up to "water the crown". The worm, a new hand,
had to carry a 5-gallon bucket of water up to the "water table", a
non-existent receptacle at the top of a 110-foot derrick. They were
usually fairly irritable about having to carry that bucket *down* the
ladder, too.
 But the job I got my first evening out, I never saw done again. My
driller handed me a hacksaw and 4 packs of carbide blades, led me down
to the cellar, and told me to trim the new studs on the Blow-Out
Preventer stack. I then spent 7 hours up to my thighs in mud, cutting
No. 8 (tool-grade hardness) 2inch bolts with that hacksaw.
 My father-in-law was the superintendent, and didn't like me much....

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