I’d like to think we’ve known how to build XyloVan from day one, viagra dosage but the truth is – we’re dumb. We’re like sack-of-hammers, short-bus, don’t-get-the-knock-knock-jokes dumb.
We’re like chimps who have seen television, digging around in the back of the live set with screwdrivers. We make dumb mistakes, do dumb things, suffer from dumb ideas. And along the way, stuff gets built.
So this 3-foot-long chunk of 1.5-inch by .5-inch aluminum is one of the four stringers for Keyboard 2. These serve as the airframe for the instrument …
First order of business is to drill holes into all the markings I put in place last week
But working with this thing is grueling, screwdriver-elbow work. If I keep it up, I’ll get blisters from the cheesy little quarter-inch steel-rod handle.
This goes reasonably well until the drillbit suddenly augers into the hole I’m cutting and grabs the pipe straight out of my hand. It whips around at 3,000 RPMs until it flies off and crashes into the wall.
Of course, I resolve to try harder the next time, and this time it augers in, grabs the pipe and flings it at *me* – which I take as my cue to switch to the grinder for the rest of the machining.
I did manage to extract the broken fragment from the hole with a pair of pliers. Dumb luck, trust me. If it had broken off in the hole itself, I would be drilling it out for an oversized screw at this very second – and cursing my simian genes.