- Dec 7, 2015
- Reaction score
- Fort Collins, CO
Back in the rocket days, I worked with a guy who came to us from the Electric Boat division (where the nuke subs are made) of General Dynamics in Groton, CT. He told me one time as they were matching the nosepiece to the rest of the hull, the nose was 1/2” bigger around than the hull. They spent a week hammering the hull leading edge to fit tight into the nose.
Hey Otto, you can't just go around telling people you were hammering on a billion dollar submarine. You have to be more technical than that. So you call that hammer a "gross percussion instrument". THEN you can hammer away with it to your hearts content.