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  • Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
    Did you park that thing in the compact car section of the lot, again?
    212'7" wingspan

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    • today i rebuilt the end of the veranda that i tore out to access the footings for the north wall of my house that had rotted out. Replaced the steps to that too. Then it started to rain so i went inside and removed the bracings that supported the roof while the rebuild was underway. Found that moisture had migrated through the ceiling and caused mold to grow where the temporary headers contacted the ceiling. Also there was some drywall cracking. So after the bracing removal we prepped the room cleaning the mold away, patching, and painting mold killing primer. After that i sat on the veranda lit up a big gauge smelly cigar and had a cup of coffee laced with two fingers of bourbon. Which proved to me there is a God, who loves me, because i make him laugh.
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      • Originally posted by John Buffum View Post
        Made a form to wind coils for an electromagnet. Wood. Disposable. Will be the base for a magnetic drill. A transformer from a microwave oven sawn in half to make two magnets. The primary coil was for the first half, and I had some heavy wire in stock for the second half. Tomorrow, I wind the coil.
        Magnetic drill magnets work on DC and don't need a laminated core. For a small drill, you can use a chunk of round soft steel and a piece of thick wall pipe welded to a plate. The center will be one pole and the pipe outer the other and the surface area of the two should be identical. The power of the magnet will be the Amp x winding turn and is easy to calculate for 110VDC.
        Helder Ferreira
        Setubal, Portugal

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        • OT I moped around, started a bunch of jobs, and even finished a couple. Trimmed and interwove some new branches into the main part of a Pyracantha that grows on the wall next to the garage door. My arms and hands are feeling like a pin cushion, but It was a good way to take my mind off the past three lousy days. On Monday we took our beloved,12 year old cat, "Raven" to the vet. She had been refusing to eat, had lost some weight, and was struggling to breathe. She spent the night at the Vet's on a drip that was supposed to perk her up and get her back to normal. Tuesday morning she was worse. The skin under her black fur had turned yellow, and the Vet said her liver was failing. She was obviously in pain, and there was no hope for recovery. We put her to sleep at 4:20 PM. She was a great cat and we loved her dearly. I spent the day yesterday preparing her grave in our little pet cemetery, and laid her to rest. RIP Raven. We miss you so much.
          “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

          Lewis Grizzard

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          • Originally posted by Dave C View Post
            OT I moped around, started a bunch of jobs, and even finished a couple. Trimmed and interwove some new branches into the main part of a Pyracantha that grows on the wall next to the garage door. My arms and hands are feeling like a pin cushion, but It was a good way to take my mind off the past three lousy days. On Monday we took our beloved,12 year old cat, "Raven" to the vet. She had been refusing to eat, had lost some weight, and was struggling to breathe. She spent the night at the Vet's on a drip that was supposed to perk her up and get her back to normal. Tuesday morning she was worse. The skin under her black fur had turned yellow, and the Vet said her liver was failing. She was obviously in pain, and there was no hope for recovery. We put her to sleep at 4:20 PM. She was a great cat and we loved her dearly. I spent the day yesterday preparing her grave in our little pet cemetery, and laid her to rest. RIP Raven. We miss you so much.
            We bring these little living breathing bundles of love into our lives and they leave all too soon. Yes its sad and painful, but what i know to be true is that grieving is the final way we humans say “i love you”

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            • Dave C, you have my heartfelt condolences.
              Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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              • Dave I'm so sorry about your cat.

                Built a folding Lazy Kate (bobbin holder) to match my wife's spinning wheel. Used tiger maple and burled walnut. Had to machine a square area on the hinge to allow the tightening of the legs. Also, made slots to store the pins that hold the bobbins when folded flat.
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                • Thanks to all who put up with my crying.
                  “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                  Lewis Grizzard

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                  • sadly the joy of having a cat or dog as a pet comes with a cost when they die, just like any other family member. Remember the good times and take comfort that she's not in pain anymore.

                    As for me, I got a bunch of steroid injections in my neck for a herniated disk (rear ended by distracted driver in July). Worst of all is that my wife won't let me out into the garage to work on my SB9 That hurts worse than my neck does!

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                    • Went down near Lesterville MO to visit a friend of mine and while there, we took apart an Onan 2 cyl genset to replace a bad crankshaft seal. No press to keep it properly flat, but we got the new one installed, and there are no more oil leaks now.

                      On that, you have to disassemble and remove the generator head to access the bolts that hold the seal plate to the crankcase. Every substantial piece on this little 3500W genset seems like it weighs at least 75 to 100 lb. And it needs to be fairly precisely assembled and located. Good fun.
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                      Hashim Khan

                      If you look closely at a digital signal, you find out it is really analog......

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                      • Originally posted by mattthemuppet View Post
                        sadly the joy of having a cat or dog as a pet comes with a cost when they die, just like any other family member. Remember the good times and take comfort that she's not in pain anymore.

                        As for me, I got a bunch of steroid injections in my neck for a herniated disk (rear ended by distracted driver in July). Worst of all is that my wife won't let me out into the garage to work on my SB9 That hurts worse than my neck does!
                        perfect reason to go out and get a Unimat!

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                        • Originally posted by Tungsten dipper View Post
                          Dave I'm so sorry about your cat.

                          Built a folding Lazy Kate (bobbin holder) to match my wife's spinning wheel. Used tiger maple and burled walnut. Had to machine a square area on the hinge to allow the tightening of the legs. Also, made slots to store the pins that hold the bobbins when folded flat.
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                          What a beautiful piece of machinery that spinning wheel is! Good match up with that Lazy Kate. In the facet of my life that involves fiddles, we refer that type of maple as Curly Maple and denote the quality of curl, by how fine or broad the “stripes” are, and the depth of the prismatic effect. Do either of you also weave?
                          i fell in love with looms and weaving decades ago as a pre-industrial age mechanical process. And enjoyed weaving so much that the wife and i each had our own loom, side by side in the living room. In the evenings we would weave as we listened to the hi-fi or the evening news.

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                          • Originally posted by Ironbearmarine View Post

                            What a beautiful piece of machinery that spinning wheel is! Good match up with that Lazy Kate. In the facet of my life that involves fiddles, we refer that type of maple as Curly Maple and denote the quality of curl, by how fine or broad the “stripes” are, and the depth of the prismatic effect. Do either of you also weave?
                            i fell in love with looms and weaving decades ago as a pre-industrial age mechanical process. And enjoyed weaving so much that the wife and i each had our own loom, side by side in the living room. In the evenings we would weave as we listened to the hi-fi or the evening news.
                            You are right about the Curly Maple. Do you play bluegrass with your fiddle? Neither of us weave; my wife only knits. Trying to get her started on the loom, so far she just loves to spin.
                            Thanks for the kind words....
                            My "Curly" Maple for the lazy kate came from scrap pieces when I built these speaker stands and upgraded my Dahlquist speakers.
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                            • Got a chance to take my new replacement camera out for a test run. It is replacing the camera that the Duracell batteries destroyed. The $400 that Duracell sent me did not completely cover the cost of this new Canon SX70 HS but came close enough that the pain was not too great. The SX70 HS is a great little camera with 21mm to a little over 1300mm range. That is 65 power zoom. I reviewed a number of cameras in the price range I could afford and I think this one will do very nicely. I can see that it will be a while before I will conquer all the features it has, but I will work at it. The big problem is at my age I think I forget almost as fast as I learn, gotta keep at it. 😀
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                              • Nice design of spinning wheel. But I'm also seeing wood fire, hearth with no edge lip to catch stray charcoal and a white carpet. How's that working for you? 😃

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