Monday, January 14, 2008

Knots and Ladders - Firefighter's Log

Tonight's drills were on proper ladder techniques, knots, and safely mounting and dismounting the roof using ropes and harnesses.

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Index of the Machinist

Quite fortunate, I have acquired the "Index of the Machinist". A rare artifact, it's dropped by the Clockwork Comparator in the Shadow Toolroom of the Bessemer Steel Works. Originally part of the mill head of Whitney's Golden Mill, it inspires improved metrology, tooling offsets, and saves against crashes and mis-loads.