I forgot to add that we also had to have a year of college classes to get a certificate in what was really an apprenticeship. Our employer said they would go ahead and pay for another year of school to get an Associates Degree. The extra year almost turned into two because we were going to school and working. We also had to carry a 3.0 grade point average or the employer would not pay.
The reason the apprenticeship program became a journeymen's program is because of the union shops. This would allow us to work in our trade in a union shop if we so desired.
So just the time after graduating high school and going into the Army for 4 years, and then going through the apprenticeship program and working there, 14 years flew by after H.S. graduation. Like I said, my bone infection came back from an old injury. So, I decided school to enroll back to a university to get my Bachelor's degree. So, I did all of that and decided to to go on further to earn my Master's degree. So I then decided to get a job with the least amount of responsibility in a union shop, my first and only time working in a union shop. I did not put on my application that I had already earned my degree or journeyman's card. It was a fun shop to work in called ROCKWELL International, which turned into Meritor Automotive. Anyway, I got recognized, and was told on by some I went to college with. He asked them in the office and asked why I lied on my application. I said I did not lie, I simply did not write fill in some areas. So, I just simply walked out without even telling them I quit. The union kind of saves you from that, so within a month they started laying people off. 5 years later they called me back to work, I declined. I had gotten a job as an Industrial Engineer so I did that for about five years.
Again, I am rambling Time sure does fly.
I am writing my next post about the method of the jaws. It is going to be long. First things first, the Chuck has to come off, be taken apart and and be thoroughly cleaned with solvent and be put back together properly. So please do no put them back together yet. Please take pictures an notes, be very thorough. The jaws need to go in the slot that they came from. Some jaws maybe in the wrong place as well. As I said they should be numbered already.
Also if the jaws come off with two socket head cap screws, make sure the number matches the jaw pad.
I have to go so take care!