Cheese and Rice what a fuck up.
For some reason I am not the least surprised either.
This little project I have been working on for about six hours now, the boom extension for my little one ton engine hoist just came to a screeching halt, just as I was almost completely done with it.
You know the old saying, measure twice and cut once?
Apparently I skipped out the day they taught that one.
I know how I fucked up too, I was relying on my faulty memory for measurements on the dimensions when I went and got the steel. The really amazing part is that I didn’t catch my mistake the entire time I was working on it.
After I got all done drilling the holes and cutting the slot, I had to use a cordless drill and a 5/8’s Silver Demming drill bit to get the holes to the final dimension. When I got done, I cleaned it up, grabbed it and went to slide it in the receiver end of the hoist.
It no fit.
The receiving end is 2 1/2 inch square tube. So is the piece I have been working on…
The boom that came out is 2 3/8’s square tube I see after I measured it again….
I obviously forgot that little detail.
Now I have this hunk of steel I can’t use for it’s intended purpose, the joint I get it at is closed until Monday and there it sits, mocking me.
Shake my head, laugh at myself and move on.
Such is the story of my entire fucking life.