It was perfect weather out for a shoot. Lots of people showed up and it was a huge success. Forgot to pack my guns up last night, so I didn't get to shoot after the shoot. They did a lot of work on cowboy town again. They are beefing up the berms and adding distant targets as well. They found a local person that had clean fill he wanted rid of, so the club gets the material free for hauling it away. Works out for everyone. The tree planting went great. A lot of scouts made it out to help as well as members. They had extra trees available for those that wanted them.
Before the shoot, I went to the antique show/flea market at the local 4h center. The flea market area is pretty lousy, but the antique side was awesome. There were two nice size booths with real civil war artifacts. They had pistols, documents, pictures and muskets, along with many other items from the time. It was like going through a museum. Other booths brought back memories seeing items from the sixties and seventies. It was a cool way to spend the morning before the shoot.
Back to work tomorrow. Hopefully the parts arrive for my machine and I can get it put back together again. They don't understand the machine cannot deal with moisture in the air lines. The drier on the air compressor was acting up, so they shut it off. What ever third world country we bought the new compressor from does not have a fan motor for it in the US, so, they have to ship it in from overseas. Apparently, it takes a week to get the motor, and our company lacked the sense to get the extended warranty on the compressor when they bought it, so we don't even get a loaner.The maintenance tech couldn't comprehend the idea of sending motor downtown to have it rewound and reinstall. Usually the place can turn a motor around in a day and it costs a fraction of the price of a new one. When they shut the drier off, the moisture in the air lines found its way in to the linear scales on my ID grinder. Electricity and water do not mix well. The ironic thing is, Fagor automations uses compressed air through it's scales to keep coolant and contamination out. Well, when the geniuses at the plant shut off the drier, the moisture filled the three water separators I installed last time they had drier issues and you could actually see a stream of water running up the clear tubing going to the scales. Needless to say, the machine alarmed out and shut down. One saving grace is, Fagor, unlike most scale manufacturers, make their scales where you can dismantle them and clean the scale thus saving a lot of money. However, when you really soak them, the reader head can short out and need replacement. So far, one reader head is alright, and one is fried. Still have two axis to check when I can get machine to home out. Reader heads are $850 each. Machine is still on the end of the air line run. This is the second time they have damaged the machine and created massive expense and downtime, but are too busy to have maintenance run an airline from a different area of the line. The end of the air line is where the water always collects, so that is where the geniuses put the most sensitive machine. Only been back to work a couple weeks and it already feels like I never left.