A place for thought.

You Know The Drill, part two

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Life is too short to spend all your time worrying about this and that. We suggest you only worry about that and cut your worries (and worrying time) in half. So how do I decide what is this and what is that you ask? We suggest you get a randomized decision making disk. The disk can be found in any store and comes in a variety of sizes and colors. The one thing all the disks have in common are two distinct sides; the most common variety comes coated in copper with a head on one side and a building on the other. Select a side for this and a side for that, we suggest the head side for this (it’s just easier to remember than that). Now when a worry comes up flip the disk into the air, catch it in your hand and slap it down onto the back of your other hand.   Look at the disk. Heads? No worries. Building? Worry your little heart out! Follow this advice and your life will instantly be twice as nice, guaranteed! And you will still live until death catches up with you! Should you worry about death catching up with you? Flip your disk!   And now we build our bucket.

Start with a thirty-three inch across section of steel pipe about three feet long. There is a long stretch of thirty-three inch steel pipe that runs across central California and carries natural gas under high pressure. The pipe gets hit by a backhoe every so often and the resulting fire melts the backhoe and leaves several hundred feet of pipe that cannot be reused. If you wait for a backhoe to bust this pipe you can get a piece really cheap, if you have no patience your local pipe and supply business should have one. Cover one end of the short piece of pipe with a hinged flap made of heavy steel. Latch the opening side with an easy to release latch making the latch handle accessible from the other end of the short pipe. Now this next part is not easy to explain so I’m just going to tell you what you need to end up with. Two angled blades must scrape dirt into the bucket as it turns so that it fills itself through the capped end as it turns, like a drill. The bottom of the Rotary Type Drill Bucket is now complete.   The top of the bucket will need a cross piece welded from side to side in order to place a short piece, say six inches long, of four-inch by half inch thick square steel in the top center of the bucket. A three quarter inch hole about two and a half inches from the top of the short six-inch square steel can be drilled at this point.   Drill into one side and out the other. These holes must line up with the holes drilled in the bottom of the Kelly Bar lying in the driveway.   Before we start drilling we will need another key part and I will need a few minutes to think about the next step, so, take a break.


Author: assumptionisfaith

david blankenship is the author of three books "Randolph W. Owens, missing on Bright Island" (a science fiction novel), "Herb" (a children's book), "Jack's second Life" (contemporary fiction) and several short stories. The books are for sale on Amazon's Kindle and published in paperback by Create Space.

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