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Old 02-20-2013, 06:17 AM   #3001
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Just you wait. The powdercoat is cooling on the Flux Capacitor.



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Clean work Gwen!

I have to ask though, what is the purpose?

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Coming from you that's a really cool compliment, thank you.
It's paint is drying, just wait until you see it all cleaned up.


On my 50cc ride, I had difficulty keeping track of which zone I was in. That was very frustrating when time is one of the most critical things to be aware of. I started doubting myself. That lead to repeated recalculating to reassure myself. The mental and emotional energy spent was taxing.




I wouldn't go so far as to say that I'm handicapped, but numbers are EXTREMELY difficult for me.


I can only do simple addition and subtraction in my head.
I cannot do anything but the simplest multiplication or division in my head.


I cannot mntally hold numbers either. It took me over 3 years to recall my sons Birthday by saying, "10-8-85" w/o saying "October 8th."




What others take for granted as easy, I struggle with in ways that's hard to express and often makes me feel ashamed and embarrassted.

How can I be 50 years old with a higher education and still cannot tell you the times tables.



But it is what it is. The Doctor who helped Dx my son with Aspergers explained that I had many traits that are seen in that condition and that this was one.

So I adapt my environment to over come. This is one of those adaptions.


I'm prepping this bike for an IBA ride this summer.


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Old 02-20-2013, 07:05 AM   #3002
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It took me over 3 years to recall my sons Birthday by saying, "10-8-85" w/o saying "October 8th."
Your son and I share a birthday, I'm exactly 1 decade older.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:21 PM   #3003
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Hardwood stairs

So, I moved into a two story townhouse last November, and the DPO ripped out the stair treads and tiled right over the dimensional stair framing, and did a crappy job at that! There was no substrate, and tiles were so poorly adhered, a few came loose when just walking on them, and they came up way too easy with just a putty knife. So I bought unfinished 36" oak treads from Lumber Liquidators, cut them to fit, and applied a couple coats of clear matte poly. The landing is a floating laminate, on sale for 99 cents a square foot! Woo-hoo! Easy as pie...

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Old 02-21-2013, 08:18 PM   #3004
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:16 AM   #3005
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All of the wood, in this case it's all cvg fir.

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Old 02-22-2013, 04:41 PM   #3006
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Some more "steam" engines

I previously posted the little engine I built that is like the ones Dorkpunches students made. Since then I made a couple of bigger ones. One uses a second crank to operate a slide valve and the other is a much larger wobbler design with a double acting piston.


Here are all three


Here is the slide valve version. The valve is the top block and the piston is in the bottom block.



Here is the one with the double acting piston The pits visible on the flywheel of this are because I didn't have any large diameter brass to make the flywheel, so I decided to try casting one from some smaller brass scrap I had. After I melted through my first "crucible" which was a little stainless steel pot I bought at a thrift shop, I made a heavier crucible from a large pipe cap. I was a little hesitant to heat the brass too much so that is why I probably got the inclusions. I also didn't use any flux or really know what I was doing casting brass.

I'm trying to decide if my next project should be a boiler so these could really be steam engines or to start working on a Sterling engine.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:32 PM   #3007
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:54 PM   #3008
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So, I moved into a two story townhouse last November, and the DPO ripped out the stair treads and tiled right over the dimensional stair framing, and did a crappy job at that! There was no substrate, and tiles were so poorly adhered, a few came loose when just walking on them, and they came up way too easy with just a putty knife. So I bought unfinished 36" oak treads from Lumber Liquidators, cut them to fit, and applied a couple coats of clear matte poly. The landing is a floating laminate, on sale for 99 cents a square foot! Woo-hoo! Easy as pie...



I'm thinking about doing something similar, as the previous owner here did a total hack job on the stairs. How did you attach the treads? I assume you didn't nail through them. I see Liquid Nails, is that it?
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:20 PM   #3009
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All of the wood, in this case it's all cvg fir.

Nice work. If you're ever in Colorado I've got a job for you to bid.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:07 AM   #3010
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I'm thinking about doing something similar, as the previous owner here did a total hack job on the stairs. How did you attach the treads? I assume you didn't nail through them. I see Liquid Nails, is that it?
Yes. If I have any loosening issues, I will through-drill, counter-sink, screw, and plug them, and refinish the holes. I decided to try and avoid all that and take the risk to see if they remain solid. So far so good.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:12 AM   #3011
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Looks beautiful.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:31 AM   #3012
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What color are you going to paint it?
Looks beautiful.

I once made a clear pine book case for my nephew at my sister in law's request. I spent hours picking lumber for its clarity and beauty. A few days after I delivered it she painted it blue!...then a year later she painted it red.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:01 AM   #3013
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Looks like a bachelor pad ta me!!!

Please show a pic once the frame is finished too...I kin only imagine what you're gonna do to that!!!




GREAT JOB, btw!
umm, Ko-wife disagrees It all started with the rusty wind chime, then noticed that the mailbox is rusted as well, the house is an old house with a ton of character, so why not a faux rusted door- it's amusing watching people run their fingers to feel the non-existent bumps

It's gonna take a while until the door frame's finished, I'm 1600 miles away right now.


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Old 02-25-2013, 10:19 AM   #3014
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So, I moved into a two story townhouse last November, and the DPO ripped out the stair treads and tiled right over the dimensional stair framing, and did a crappy job at that! There was no substrate, and tiles were so poorly adhered, a few came loose when just walking on them, and they came up way too easy with just a putty knife. So I bought unfinished 36" oak treads from Lumber Liquidators, cut them to fit, and applied a couple coats of clear matte poly. The landing is a floating laminate, on sale for 99 cents a square foot! Woo-hoo! Easy as pie...
Nice work

Was faced with a similar problem, but went a slightly different route. I like the wood more, but the dogs don't...so, carpeted the threads, and used laminates on risers to match the floor downstairs.




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Old 02-25-2013, 11:34 AM   #3015
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I'm working on a podium for one of Spokane County's training facilities. The one side is on a 20 angle to rest against a wall so the podium will face the classroom. A locking, sliding pocket door is incorporated to house their A/V equipment with a cooling fan and surge protector inside. I still have to build the top and shelves before it is on to the finishing phase. I'll post finished pics in a week or two. I'm off to match stain samples....

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