April 28, 2005

In answer to you question

Ran across this post by TNT (aka: Bee-Dubya) wherein she asks:

What would be your favorite tool?

I'm glad you asked. My favorite hapens to be a little widgit known as the Jimmy Bar. For working on large elevators, there's nothing better.

If you've got a thousand-pound peice of steel that you are trying to line up to another thousand-pound peice of steel in order to bolt them together, you use the pointed end and stick it through the holes of both peices of steel. The taper allows it to fit into holes of all different sizes, and let's you move the two parts in any direction. Once you get the bolts through another hole, you just pull it on out, and put a bolt in the hole where it was. Simple. The flattened end is used when your parts are close to something that you can pry against. We also use it to adjust the alignment of parts that have a slotted hole. Works wonderfully well, as that is what it was designed to do.

Iron workers use this tool all the time, and although I am not classified as one, there's a lot of similar activity's in building an elevator. Steel alignment, welding, anchoring metal to concrete, all like that. They mostly focus on keeping what they build solid, but ours has to move, and be solid. Pretty cool, I think.

So TNT, if you're interested in learning more about this implement, the next time I see you, you can play with my "Jimmy". ;^)

Posted by Johnny - Oh at April 28, 2005 08:32 PM

Should Harvey be concerned about this?

Posted by: Sarah the penguin at April 28, 2005 09:11 PM

Not a bit. He already knows that his wife is hot, and that she can kick my ass, so no threat there. :^)

(Besides, I think I could defeat her in a "best three out of five" competition.)

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at April 28, 2005 11:52 PM

So that's what they call it?! I just used mine to keep away annoying co-workers... also known as a weapon.

Used to use them all the time when I worked in the paper mills. Same deal... not an iron worker, but did a hell of alot of similar stuff.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at April 29, 2005 12:38 AM

Yeah T1G. It's better than a Sawed off pool cue for bustin' heads, and it's tax deductible (if you're filin' right).

Strangely enough, I can "see" how a tool like that could come in handy in a paper mill.

Thanks for the comment, it made me think a bit.

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at April 29, 2005 01:12 AM

Hell, she can kick *my* ass!
You and Harvey weigh 200 lbs soaking wet and I'm more than that even after a good shit.


Posted by: _Jon at April 29, 2005 09:15 AM

HEY! I'm only 170 soakin' wet!

And I don't blame Johnny-Oh for having impure thoughts. TNT's a hell of a Jimmy-handler.

Too bad the name of Johnny's tool is "Shorty", though :-P

Posted by: Harvey at April 29, 2005 02:24 PM

So - somehow - you know the private name of Johnny-Oh's private tool.... Hmmm, has TNT been talking in her sleep again?
:evil laugh:

*runs away*

Posted by: _Jon at April 29, 2005 05:08 PM

Johnny-Oh - I'm looking forward to seeing how your tool "lines-up" the next time we meet!

To everyone else - whenever I kick someone's ass, they alway seem to enjoy it!

Posted by: TNT at May 6, 2005 02:43 PM
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