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    09-22-2016, 10:11 AM
    Weston Bye replied to a thread My ArtPrize entry in General
    Here is a video clip from local TV about the ArtPrize venue where my entry is located. Some video of my entry can be found at about 3 minutes, 45...
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    09-21-2016, 02:13 PM
    We have Maytag Neptune washer & dryer - 12 years now. No mold, no problems. I don't doubt the reports from others, but we haven't seen any...
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    09-21-2016, 12:49 PM
    Nice video Jim, I personally witnessed similar (very) close formation flying from the ground when The Blue Angels arrived at NAS Albany (Georgia)...
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    09-16-2016, 11:03 AM
    Go for it Doc. Some years ago I had dealings with an outfit that injection molded acetal (Delrin) gears. Impressed me with wear resistance and...
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    09-14-2016, 09:15 PM
    Bah! This is me way back when I was 22 and about 80 pounds lighter and most active. According to that damn calculator I was "overweight" even then....
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    09-13-2016, 11:43 AM
    Weston Bye replied to a thread My ArtPrize entry in General
    PM sent
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    09-13-2016, 07:59 AM
    Weston Bye replied to a thread O/T: My testicals hurt. in General
    I'm getting sorta tired of seeing this thread at the top of the Forum. Move on, get on with life with a new pair of trousers: ...
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    09-12-2016, 09:16 AM
    Weston Bye replied to a thread My ArtPrize entry in General
    Thanks for the sentiment. With art, there is no accounting for taste. I didn't contrive to please the art crowd in general, but I can't help...
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    09-12-2016, 08:44 AM
    Weston Bye replied to a thread My ArtPrize entry in General
    I started the project with no intention of reproducing it, out of respect for a potential buyer. After all, who wants to spend large money on...
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    09-11-2016, 09:51 PM
    Weston Bye replied to a thread My ArtPrize entry in General
    Another view - the gear train. I have to deliver the piece to the venue in a week. The basic structure is done, but I will be adding small...
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    09-11-2016, 08:55 PM
    Weston Bye replied to a thread My ArtPrize entry in General
    I don't know that I "reverted" to gears, I just got good enough at making them. The motor that drives the clock is of the basic magnetic clock...
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    09-11-2016, 08:03 PM
    Weston Bye replied to a thread My ArtPrize entry in General
    The spiders were turned from brass disks and then profiled on the CNC mill. The "wrought iron" detail was machined flat on the CNC, then the arms...
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    09-11-2016, 07:52 PM
    Weston Bye replied to a thread My ArtPrize entry in General
    The big ring or gimbal is a single piece, a flame-cut piece of 3/4" steel. the base plate was the drop from the center of the ring. Those pieces...
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    09-11-2016, 05:35 PM
    Weston Bye started a thread My ArtPrize entry in General
    My daughter and her family live in Grand Rapids Michigan. The city sponsors the Grand Rapids ArtPrize, a competition open to anyone to submit works...
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    09-04-2016, 04:20 PM
    Why not underground? (1-800miner, after all?) I presume that the ground there may be just too hard. When building my previous house I hand-dug a...
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    08-28-2016, 08:23 AM
    Forest Addy's astute advice notwithstanding, I will dare to offer some of my own anecdotal observations. For several years I installed controls...
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    08-26-2016, 10:19 PM
    Yep, my granddad told of burying a length of 6-8" steel pipe and connecting to the exhaust of a diesel generator. No details about the length of...
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    07-31-2016, 08:53 AM
    John, I like it. Folks don't usually pay much attention to mere fasteners, but it is quite satisfying when they do. Good job!
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    07-28-2016, 04:40 PM
    Weston Bye replied to a thread Ower Wes is famous. in General
    Yep, just got an email from Tormach. You can find me and my backhoe project that is currently running in Digital Machinist at 20 seconds into the...
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    07-14-2016, 06:56 AM
    Even if you print the instructions on the heel, they will still screw it up.
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