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  • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
    I stopped flying around ~2004 when I got the machine shop illness and a serious yacht illness in ~2006 and just started flying again a few years ago. I was really into it back in the day. I was a flight instructor (still am, but I'm only teaching my son). I was into both airplanes and Heli's. A lot has changed in the hobby. Especially with smaller gas engines (10cc) with electronic ignition. I still prefer glow engines for < 1.20 size but thinking about getting some .60 size (10cc) gas engines for some yet-to-be-built planes. For the Sukhoi, I'm powering it with an Evolution .61NX glow engine. I would have normally used an OS .61FX or the new OS 65AX for a 60 size but wanted to try out an Evolution. If the Evolution gives me any problems I'll replace it with an OS 65AX.
    Have you seen these? https://3dlabprint.com/
    I have never flown anything but the old glow planes on a string that make you dizzy.
    I just printed their Q trainer and it is remarkable to see these thing take shape on the build plate.
    The controller I ordered from China was lost in shipping. So with too many other projects on the go at the moment it will have to wait till fall before I can finish it and see how fast I can make a trench in the backyard littered with plastic bits...
    Cheers,
    Jon

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    • Decided it was time overdue to make a nice exhaust for my old sp400 thumper. Its had some nasty welded up cut about cherry bomb since I first got it (20+ years now). I stole the cherry bomb for the pony tractor earlier on in the year to force myself to do it finally too.
      To the junk box, and random offcuts and a old drainpipe were secured. Along with some real baffle tube.


      I've done a couple of cans like this in the past, the perforated tube slips onto stubs in the end caps, and they are secured onto the body with hidden fasteners. Its a robust silencer and easy to take apart to repack the wadding around the perforated tube for service.


      Old beastie is looking a bit tidier for it anyway. I much prefer honest working state than over restored and never rode bikes. And I've put a lot of happy miles on this bike over the years.

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      • I posted a picture of a BXA tool holder rack yesterday, it looks a lot better now that it is painted. Now I just need to make it bigger.

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        • Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
          Do I see a Johnson Waterbug hiding at the far end? and maybe an Elgin? Can't really see those clearly.
          Couple of neptunes on the very end, Then a Martin, Johnson, waterwitch lower with air cooled kit on top, waterwitch, and waterwitch. On the next rack over not pictured I have a Clinton, Flambeau, and a couple more waterwitches.
          Andy

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          • Started rehab on a thd twin Wisconsin

            I should just part it out but I will see if I can make a runner

            it has a nice pto but I would have to cut down crank a bit
            "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

            My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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            • I am retired. So what am I going to do today. Got up around 10:00 AM, got my morning news off the Internet and ate breakfast. Began reading The Home Shop Machinist, ran across this thread for the umteenth time and pondered what I would do today. It looks like this. Eat lunch, get back in bed, watch TV. Take a nap. Get up and stroll into shop to continue putting new tuners into the classical guitar I built back in the 1970s and install new strings. Clean up around metal lathe from last project. Or maybe not. Clean out cat box. Or maybe not. Sweep up shop. Or maybe not. Go get some delicious Buffalo chicken wings for dinner. Definitely! Come home, think about getting around to all of the things I put off this afternoon. I thought about it, didn't do anything about it. Watched TV, read more of a great book. Think about all of the things I need to do tomorrow, but only for a moment. Hit the sack. Life is good!!! :-)

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              • There must be something about today Planeman41. Several thousand miles away and a number of different timezones....and we've been sitting on the sofa discussing what we ought to be doing. Largely that involved staying on the sofa.....and some beers!

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                • Got out of bed, ate a bowl of cereal, drank 2 cups of coffee while watching Mr Pete finish up his speed reducer, had another cup while reading this thread, then put on work clothes to finish painting some trim and a section of soffit that I replaced. After getting all the necessary gear out and set up, I went inside to get a drink, and remarked to the wife that it was hot as heck, and already my shirt was soaked with sweat. Her reply was: "Did you forget that today we have to go to the casino because they are giving away suitcases today"? Put all the $..t away, took a shower and now waiting for her to get dressed so we can go and get a free suitcase that we don't need, and may wind up costing more than one can be bought for.
                  Last edited by Dave C; 07-14-2018, 01:23 PM.
                  “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                  Lewis Grizzard

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                  • mounted my pegboard behind my workbench. sorted through many boxes, extracted the tools, sorted them into toolboxes. hung parts bins and started sorting things I have in serious quantities into said bins.stashed big unwieldy items under the bench and started measuring for the shelves to go above them. Ridgid 12" miter saw, hydraulic jacks, things that really need a designated spot on the floor and out of the way.

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                    • Originally posted by Dave C View Post
                      ... Put all the $..t away, took a shower and now waiting for her to get dressed so we can go and get a free suitcase that we don't need, and may wind up costing more than one can be bought for.
                      That's why we love them. Life would be boring otherwise, right? Sure, it'd be less stressful...but apparently a little stress makes you live longer....so you might get to use the suitcases! Enjoy.

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                      • I stopped by A&W to get a root beer and SURPRISE---Today was free root beer day!!!
                        Brian Rupnow
                        Design engineer
                        Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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                        • Brian You win the internet today! I love A&W root beer.

                          Got up early and went for a hike with friends. Hit the trail at 6:30 am 4.5 miles 500 ft of up.
                          Spent the rest of the day parked in front of the computer, checking this forum and others. Researching a trip to Yosemite next year...

                          I just pulled a Tri tip roast off the grill heading outside for dinner..

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                          • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
                            That's why we love them. Life would be boring otherwise, right? Sure, it'd be less stressful...but apparently a little stress makes you live longer....so you might get to use the suitcases! Enjoy.
                            Have to agree. Soon to be 57 years with the girl and wouldn't change anything if I could. We made it back home with more $ than we left with, so the joke's on the casino this time. Also had a great meal on them, so all in all it's been a pretty good day. Someones going to be getting a set of suitcases for Christmas.
                            “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                            Lewis Grizzard

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                            • Sitting on the sofa? Must be nice.....

                              Lessee.... got up, coffee, wife taken to the gym, back here, water the entire garden, front and back, come back through and rough-weed it, do a bunch of cleaning up so the MIL and her sister can visit in 3 days and my wife can feel good about the place. Fixed a hassock fan, a mop, and something else I cannot recall now, did some client work, started on a set of collars for another weight bar setup, but was interrupted.

                              Storm came through, lightning hit a neighbor's house and blew the back half of her brick chimney literally to bits..... thought about getting lightning rods on our house... did some more cleaning, and here I am wasting time of the computer.
                              CNC machines only go through the motions

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                              • Demolition

                                One Hour In After Removing Most of the Tile





                                Two Hours In:
                                Nearly finished and the way I am going to live with it until the new cabinets and countertop get here.
                                *** I always wanted a welding stinger that looked like the north end of a south bound chicken. Often my welds look like somebody pointed the wrong end of a chicken at the joint and squeezed until something came out. Might as well look the part.

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