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    09-19-2018, 12:21 AM
    aostling replied to a thread Building a model Drag-Saw in General
    True, the downward cutting force will be proportional to mass, which is decreased by the 3rd power of the dimensional ratio. But cutting speed might...
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    09-17-2018, 01:53 AM
    aostling replied to a thread Building a model Drag-Saw in General
    Which is why froes were not hard to find in Seattle, where I grew up. Most of the houses used cedar shakes for roofing. That is not so common...
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    09-15-2018, 03:43 AM
    Enowg already. Enowg!
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    09-15-2018, 12:29 AM
    Brian, Your procedure is the reverse of the instructions which came with my cables (see OP), but what you say makes sense.
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    09-13-2018, 11:36 AM
    I had to give a jump start to a neighbor with a dead battery. In the old days, I would have just hooked up the cables without giving much thought to...
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    09-13-2018, 10:52 AM
    YouTube videos should not be trusted on questions of pronunciation. A better idea: consult a dictionary.
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    09-12-2018, 11:33 PM
    aostling replied to a thread New to Forum. Saying Hi. in General
    A unusual twist this turns out to be, learning about mihi, from Mihi! Is a mihi bestowed by the iwi (tribe), or can you decide for yourself?
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    09-11-2018, 10:55 PM
    aostling replied to a thread New to Forum. Saying Hi. in General
    Thanks, I will start fashioning a mihi for myself. I see now that Mihi must not be your name, but I will call you that here, if that is OK with...
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    09-11-2018, 08:51 PM
    aostling replied to a thread New to Forum. Saying Hi. in General
    Mihi, Here is the song (or prayer?), from Waiunupo Komene, a woman born in 1943. Ko Whakarara te maunga Ko Matauri te Moana Ko Pateretere te...
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    09-11-2018, 03:58 PM
    Yes, I see that now.
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    09-11-2018, 03:06 PM
    Matt, I expect you know about the Scheimpflug Principle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scheimpflug_principle, which can achieve perfect focus on...
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    09-10-2018, 11:10 PM
    aostling replied to a thread New to Forum. Saying Hi. in General
    Mihi, Kia Ora! I'm guessing that you are Māori --I hope this is so. I was at a tangi in Matauri Bay in 1974. I have just now restored the photo I...
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    09-03-2018, 06:21 PM
    aostling replied to a thread Building a model Drag-Saw in General
    Spring washers would be more elegant than the solution I adopted to keep my 1982 Stanza from popping out of fifth gear: a bicycle innertube, secured...
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    09-03-2018, 03:09 PM
    aostling replied to a thread Semi OT: Steam Era 2018 in General
    I have ordered two rolls of Rollei RPX 400, based on what you have posted. I need a relatively fast film like this, for my Olympus Mju II which can...
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    09-03-2018, 01:24 AM
    aostling replied to a thread Semi OT: Steam Era 2018 in General
    I am pleased to meet another black & white film shooter. I greatly admire the imagines. What film and developer did you use? If it was Fuji Acros...
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    09-01-2018, 08:45 PM
    aostling replied to a thread Semi OT: Steam Era 2018 in General
    You are not fat. Sturdy, perhaps. That is a nice hot rod -- a '36 Ford? That got me thinking: was there ever a Canadian car manufactured during...
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    08-29-2018, 11:02 PM
    I mostly recall reading Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, and Another Roadside Attraction. The latter is a wacky tale of events in Skagit County WA which...
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    08-29-2018, 05:48 PM
    I have long wondered about your moniker. My cousin and her husband bought the house where Tom Robbins wrote his books. It is on Puget Sound near the...
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    08-28-2018, 09:58 PM
    aostling replied to a thread Building a model Drag-Saw in General
    Making a spring wrap clutch would be a fun project in itself. I get the general principal, but the details of how to open the clutch for free running...
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    08-27-2018, 02:30 AM
    According to my trip diary for 1 November 1994: ... Bought Shellite (white gas) at Waitangi for my MSR stove. Hikurangi has strange rock...
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    08-26-2018, 08:54 PM
    Then you probably know the nearby town, Ngunguru, where I stayed for two nights at a backpackers in 1994. There was a turkey gobbling in the back...
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    08-26-2018, 01:13 PM
    Clive, I didn't know you were a New Zealander. What town did you grow up in?
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    08-26-2018, 12:52 AM
    Ian, Your University friend is spot on. The laundrette was at the corner of College Road and The Crescent, as proven by this Google street view...
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    08-25-2018, 06:10 AM
    Thanks Ian. I will annotate the photo with your friend's info.
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    08-25-2018, 01:31 AM
    Ian, I wonder if this laundrette was in Bangor during your student days. I'd like to geotag it if you can remember it. Most might assume...
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    08-25-2018, 12:45 AM
    Eric and Dan, thanks to you both, you basically tied for first place. That nameplate, which I took to be spilt paint, didn't fool you guys. Here...
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    08-25-2018, 12:07 AM
    I see it now, but we will never be able to read it.
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    08-24-2018, 11:53 PM
    Ian, I stayed two nights in the residence hall at Bangor University. It was 18-20 July 1995, and I had arrived on the hydrofoil from Dublin to...
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    08-24-2018, 11:08 PM
    In 1995 I was strolling on the streets of Bangor, Wales, on a sunny day. I passed a machine shop with the doors open, and on a whim took this photo...
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    08-21-2018, 08:51 PM
    I had not heard of him, so thanks! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_R._Ovshinsky
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