Then Fang Linyan went to a chain car repair shop beside. This shop had a workshop area of several thousand square meters. There were all kinds of lathes. For Fang Linyan, who had worked in a car repair shop for 2 years, he was very familiar with the processing machinery inside.
What Fang Linyan lacked now was not money, but time! He just threw out 10,000 US dollars and said that he wanted to borrow the equipment in the store to process things for at most 2 hours.
For Fang Linyan, the uninvited guest, Boss Smith actually didn’t welcome him very much, but this kind of dissatisfaction was difficult to show when facing the stacks of green dollar bills —– However, out of caution, he still instructed a trustworthy worker to watch this foreign guy closely to prevent him from stealing or damaging the machine.
At this time, Smith suddenly received a call saying that the parts he ordered had arrived, and the other party asked him to pick it up quickly, so he drove out. After returning an hour later, he found that the workers who were supposed to repair the cars in the workshop outside even disappeared.
Smith immediately burst into anger. He must be thinking: Am I paying you to slack off here? You all want to get fire? He hurriedly looked for the foreman, Jack, to let him scold these bastards.
Unexpectedly, Smith was getting angrier the more he walked in. It turned out that these bastards were all surrounding someone inside like a group of wolves saw fat meat after starving for 8 days.
And Jack, whom he had high hopes on, was standing in the crowd, holding a small piece of iron with both hands with reverence and awe, but his eyes were staring at the other person who was operating. This person was the guy who came to borrow machines with 10,000 dollars…
At this time, Smith’s curiosity was greater than his anger, so he leaned forward to watch. As a result, he couldn’t move his eyes anymore.
Smith was not a rich second-generation. He had worked hard to manage a car repair shop for 30 years, so his business would have such a scale now. So not to mention how much proficiency he had in automobile mechanics technology, his eyes could still distinguish good from the bad. The stranger in front was directly processing the parts on the lathe without a blueprint. Besides, he wasn’t using the commonly used CNC lathe, but the old manual lathe!
That was still all right, but the keypoint was that Smith had already seen several components connected together next to him. These components were quite precise. The largest one was at most the size of a finger, but after being put together, it was completely seamless. It was a cube made of silver stainless steel. If someone separated it by accident, they wouldn’t know how to assemble it.
“This kind of processing accuracy is too crazy! It is at least grade IT7, I am afraid that the surface roughness has reached 0.5um. This level can only be achieved in a university’s specialized laboratory! What is this guy’s background? He can use the manual lathe to process to this extent!?”
Seeing Fang Linyan’s actions, Smith remembered a past event. He had heard a chat between 2 experts in mechanical processing before. They were discussing whether artificial intelligence could replace humans. An expert said decisively that this was impossible. Because no matter how perfect the machine was, it was impossible to understand art!
The truly perfect industrial products had an indescribable beauty of art. They were natural and pleasing to the eyes. This was something that machinery would never understand.
Smith initially disagreed with this statement until he saw the pinnacle crystallization of mechanical technology at the time: B-2 Bomber, and he immediately felt moved. He then thought of Lamborghini, Bugatti Veyron, Aston Martin; these were the arts of the automobile industry’s wisdom of hundreds of years. Only then he realized what was called mechanical beauty.
Why did those rich people collect dozens of luxury cars? Why did auto shows attract so many men? Apart from the temptation of money and car models, it was because of the machinery beauty presented on cars that could easily conquer men. Even if they couldn’t own it, they could get the pleasure like a woman going shopping.
At this time, the boss saw Fang Linyan’s hand-processed parts which seemed ordinary. When he looked at them carefully, there was a hint of natural beauty in them. Smith couldn’t help but be surprised.
Fang Linyan was short of time at this time, so he didn’t care about the onlookers. After he hurriedly crafted the things he designed before, he hurried to the airport and disassembled them on the way. Finally, he got it done before boarding the plane.
However, Fang Linyan was too focused on processing the parts, so he failed to notice one thing. That was, every time he processed a part, there would be a wave of fluctuations on the surface of the part. It seemed to contain something in it.
During the security check, a wall clock the size of a plate, a strange ornament that seemed to be pieced together and welded together with screws, parts, etc., and an electric shaver were scanned inside his bag.
Wall clocks and shaver were of course allowed to pass customs, but the strange ornaments made the security inspector look at it for a while. He asked Fang Linyan what it was. Fang Linyan confidently said that this was a rare art he bought from the local area when he was traveling in Detroit. The artwork decoration showed the unique temperament of the automobile city.
The security inspector looked at the peculiar ornament again. After confirming that there was really no danger, he waved and let them go.
After successfully boarding the plane and getting into the first class, Fang Linyan finally took a long breath. Not only because he successfully completed the first phase of the mission, but also because he was lucky that his tricks were not seen through.
When the plane’s hatch began to close and notified the takeoff, Fang Linyan found that the flow of time seemed to slow down. The stewardess, who was facing away from him, was bending over and pouring water, revealing the beauty of the pleasing graceful curves. Her action was like a slow-motion playback, becoming extremely slow. A series of messages began to pop up on his retinas.
You have successfully boarded American Airlines Flight 11 (from Boston Logan International Airport to Los Angeles).
main mission: Delay is death (completed)
Mission Completion: Extremely Bad (E) (You actually wasted a lot of time before boarding, and what you did has nothing to do with the main mission)
You have gained 1 common point.
Analysing data now…
When you explored this world, you only caused minor damage to a local citizen who was a criminal.
When you explored this world, you helped an old local citizen without taking away his money.
When you explored this world, you funded up to 6 local citizens and improved their economic conditions, deeply affecting their lives.
Your Personality and Behavioral Patterns tend to be Justice Protector.
Your follow-up main mission is being generated…
What item was he crafting? Will the following mission based on his behavioral pattern?
Around 1/3 of the chapter was on ‘What does Smith the factory owner NPC thought?’
I’m starting to lose interest in this one 😀