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  • Steam at Work

    in a box factory:
    Often wrong, never in doubt.
  • SWEI SWEI @ 12:57 PM
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    just wow.  I think I need to arrange a visit next time I'm in CA....
  • bill bill @ 2:16 PM
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    What a trip! I grew up around that area. Went to a high school about 100 miles east.
    Great stuff!
  • MarkS MarkS @ 2:38 PM
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    Gotta love

    the dog dozing peacefully through all the racket.
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  • RobG RobG @ 2:50 PM
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    The dog?

    If you noticed, the dog was missing about half of its tail. I hope OSHA never sees this video :)
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  • Larry (from OSHA) Larry (from OSHA) @ 4:03 PM
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    I noticed the dogs tail too

    Great video and nice to see such an operation going.  What can you say?  A step back in in time for sure and I suppose some OSHA inspector might have some concerns with all the whirly spinny things going and everything else.  But I think it's really cool and looks like maybe all family run.   I'd have a pretty tough time shaking a stick at those folks.  And, i'm pretty sure that the dog doesn't work there, so it's not an OSHA concern :)

  • BobC BobC @ 6:40 PM
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    Great to see that

    I worked for a similar outfit for almost 30 years, we did everything but mine the bauxite for the aluminum we used for chassis and heat sinks. We had OSWEGO shears and punch presses that dated back to 1908, those machines will run FOREVER - built like a brick shithouse.

    OSHA would be absolutely aghast but nobody there ever worked for a living. I had to design and install safeguards for the old presses to keep OSHA from fining us out of business in the 90's - interlocks and two handed switches so you couldn't get your arm in the throat of the machine as the blade or punch came down. You learn to respect a 500 pound flywheel!

    In all the years I worked at that old plant nobody ever got hurt on the old machines.

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  • Steamhead Steamhead @ 8:33 PM
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    and you're right, Bob- that old machinery will last forever if they maintain it.
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