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    04-15-2015, 06:00 PM
    Inflatables aren't usually paddled with oar locks. More like a canoe stroke. I will be doing some creative additive machining if/when I get a 3D...
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    04-15-2015, 11:22 AM
    I'm unlocking my pension so I can take the entire value out at once if I wanted to pay a huge tax hit. I will take out the most I can each year...
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    04-15-2015, 12:25 AM
    Endpoint, midpoint etc are fully automatic in Sketchup and always have been. You have been looking too hard I think. This is version 8 but all...
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    04-12-2015, 01:55 AM
    Delrin (or acetal) will work just fine. It has higher impact resistance than mild steel. It has been used as the cams in Briggs & Stratton engines...
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    04-12-2015, 01:35 AM
    Yes, it is Sketchup, version 2015. This version is much better than the two previous. There have been some significant changes and the best is that...
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    04-09-2015, 05:43 PM
    I would be OK for smooth water canoeing but anything with multiple G forces would be a very bad plan, such as slamming over wakes in a power boat. I...
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    04-09-2015, 04:18 PM
    Dang, it sure sucks being totally off line for an entire week. But now I have very high speed internet with a very large cap compared to anything...
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    04-02-2015, 12:35 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: I am still alive in General
    I am moving in to my apartment today. Due to a screw up by the company installing my internet connection I will not have internet access until Apr...
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    03-31-2015, 10:40 PM
    You Tube has recently changed the high resolution format. They are trying to prevent free downloads of hi-res movies. There are only a very few...
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    03-31-2015, 10:27 PM
    Evan replied to a thread (OT) Cracking Lexan in General
    Yep, as JT said, Lexan doesn't crack. UNLESS, it has been hit with any of a wide variety of solvents. That even includes some alcohols but not...
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    03-30-2015, 11:25 PM
    Evan replied to a thread Drilling in glass in General
    If the glass is tempered, which it probably is, you will not be able to drill it. It will shatter the moment the very thin surface stress layer is...
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    03-30-2015, 12:17 PM
    quote: Hopefully, the service provider will then shut the scammer's account down, which nicely ruins any ongoing scams. ​Yes, but maybe as long...
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    03-30-2015, 12:15 PM
    I used to play with them too. Caller: Your computer has been notifying us with a problem due to a virus on your computer. me: Which one? ...
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    03-30-2015, 12:00 PM
    Some time ago I complained to Telus (our land line telephone provider) about the large number of scam calls we were getting. I also pointed out that...
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    03-30-2015, 11:40 AM
    The second device I linked to takes a standard type K thermocouple connected to it and will read up to 1024C. It should do the job just fine. I have...
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    03-29-2015, 01:51 PM
    DX.com has a variety of USB temperature sensors. I have several types and they work well with graphing software included. ...
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    03-28-2015, 07:09 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: I am still alive in General
    Sorry not to respond a little earlier but I have been busy taking care of business. I am definitely improving and can even do some real work like...
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    03-28-2015, 12:57 AM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: I am still alive in General
    I have been doing a bit of CAD work. I will post something soon. The main issue is that I haven't had full access to my computer gear while in the...
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    03-28-2015, 12:43 AM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: I am still alive in General
    I'm not following what you intend to do with the wire. All I have used is a straight wire under a small amount of tension. The degree of tension...
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    03-27-2015, 11:31 PM
    Evan started a thread OT: I am still alive in General
    I have been in the hospital for just over a month. I went into the Williams Lake hospital and they shortly sent me to the hospital in Kamloops, BC...
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    02-03-2015, 09:26 AM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: personal note in General
    The various sensors in the body can be incredibly sensitive. The difference between on and off can be tiny fractions of a percent of the operating...
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    02-03-2015, 03:50 AM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: personal note in General
    It is funny you mention such thought processes. The operation of the various control sensors is now commonly referred to using standard engineering...
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    02-03-2015, 12:01 AM
    Evan replied to a thread 4140 Annealed in General
    Abrasion resistance is a work hardening property. Abrasion resistant steels contain varying amounts of manganese to as high as 20% or so. They are...
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    02-02-2015, 11:23 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: personal note in General
    "Evan, what happens if this is confirmed? Does it change the treatment, or suggest a treatment that isn't being applied currently?" Excellent...
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    02-01-2015, 09:41 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: personal note in General
    The specific genetic test I need done is to test for the presence of a mutation in the Chromosome 4 PHOX2B gene, exon-3. The reason that it cannot be...
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    02-01-2015, 09:11 PM
    Evan replied to a thread help bending t6 aluminum in General
    "Our discussion is very generic about mechanical stuff and is true across the board." Not the least bit so. The discussion is very focused on a...
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    02-01-2015, 09:08 PM
    Evan replied to a thread help bending t6 aluminum in General
    You should have seen the aluminum castings I had to finish making for a Handley Page aircraft. It was a ridiculously complex casting with many bores...
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    02-01-2015, 08:55 PM
    Evan replied to a thread help bending t6 aluminum in General
    My point about predrilled holes is that the accuracy of CNC will play no part. Regardless of how the aircraft skin is made it must be drilled to fit...
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    02-01-2015, 08:29 PM
    Evan replied to a thread help bending t6 aluminum in General
    I don't think it would be physically possible to make machined parts for the skin of a large aircraft, in particular anything that is predrilled....
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    02-01-2015, 08:03 PM
    Evan replied to a thread help bending t6 aluminum in General
    The standard sheet metal aluminium used in aircraft is grade 2024 T3 Alclad. It is called alclad because it has a very thin layer of pure aluminium...
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