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  • Litchtenburg figures,neat!

    Saw these,pretty neat,just figured out what to get Dad for his B-day.

    http://www.capturedlightning.com/fra...teresting.html

    How they are made-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Po35...ayer_embedded#!
    I just need one more tool,just one!

  • #2
    That is cool. Thanks for the link.
    And when you buy one, have them send me one as well.

    rock~
    Civil engineers build targets, Mechanical engineers build weapons.

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    • #3
      You want "Happy 85th Birthday" engraved on it or not?
      I just need one more tool,just one!

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      • #4
        Are you saying that I'd have to wait a while to open it? By my 85th I would have probably forgotten about it!

        Cheers~
        rock
        Civil engineers build targets, Mechanical engineers build weapons.

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        • #5
          Nine year old thread I'm bumping because it's cool...

          -js
          There are no stupid questions. But there are lots of stupid answers. This is the internet.

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          • #6
            The stuff is cool, but the web page is a candidate for websitesthatsuck. Text and background color burned my eyeballs.
            "A machinist's (WHAP!) best friend (WHAP! WHAP!) is his hammer. (WHAP!)" - Fred Tanner, foreman, Lunenburg Foundry and Engineering machine shop, circa 1979

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            • #7
              Originally posted by wierdscience View Post
              Saw these,pretty neat,just figured out what to get Dad for his B-day.
              Hopefully not the same way this woman got hers:

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              • #8
                A similar phenomenon is the fulgurite, which is created when lightning strikes sand and fuses it into a tubular shape.





                They were featured in the movie "Sweet Home Alabama", but natural fulgurites are not that cool looking. They can be created artificially, however:


                https://curiosity.com/topics/when-li...res-curiosity/
                http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png

                Paul: www.peschoen.com
                P S Technology, Inc. www.pstech-inc.com
                and Muttley www.muttleydog.com

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
                  A similar phenomenon is the fulgurite, which is created when lightning strikes sand and fuses it into a tubular shape.
                  There was a show on TV long time ago about some guys in Colorado I think it was making their own.They were using model rockets that trailed a copper filament as they went up to precipitate a lightening strike and direct it into a couple 5 gallon buckets they had cut the bottoms out of and filled with sand.It worked after a couple tries.They had some method of figuring out when a lightening strike was about to occur,I don't remember how they did it as it was 20 years ago or better.Might have been an old NatGeo episode????
                  I just need one more tool,just one!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dan_the_Chemist View Post
                    Hopefully not the same way this woman got hers:
                    Lightening strike?Saw pictures of similar on a biker that caught a leader while parked at a red light.He survived,but not without lasting effects.
                    I just need one more tool,just one!

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                    • #11
                      I saw the video where they launched the end of a roll of wire into the air- with the subsequent lightning strike, etc. Pretty cool. Often wondered if it would be possible to launch a vortex donut leaving a trail of ions behind- something which wouldn't require a new roll of wire each time.

                      The Litchtenburg figures are pretty cool- there's some readin' ahead of me tonight now.
                      I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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                      • #12
                        You can make your own in wood using this.

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