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Old 02-08-2013, 01:52 PM   #2926
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My youngest will be 28 in a few months and my oldest, of four, will be 40 a few days later. I wish the 18 or 22 years was correct. From what I have seen so far it is never ending.
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We didn't raise kids...we raised homing pigeons
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:01 PM   #2927
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First batch of air engines... Mine is the one on the left, the others were built by my students (8th graders). Several more getting close, but they were dissassmbled for welding.

This is one of my favorite threads, and I've gotta say that I look forward to seeing your posts not only here, but all over the forum. I give you a lot of credit just for being a shop teacher. You've shown a lot of projects I would have LOVED to have been a part of as a kid.

It's kinda sad, thinking back now. I remember my high school had a fully stocked wood shop in the back, in what must have been a truck bay of some sort at some time. But they offered no classes that used any of it. Instead, the tech teacher taught computer use and some digital design. It's a shame to see how many of these hands-on classes were tossed in favor of sports funding or some such.

So it goes I suppose.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:24 PM   #2928
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I know. I graduated with a degree in "technology education", and looked high and low for a teaching job doing something with either engines or metals. There wasn't anything at the time- it was all web design, graphic design, computers, and if you were lucky wood working or auto mechanics. Not really my thing. I ended up doing something else for a few years and lucked into this job and I love it- I do a lot with the tech and computer end of it too, but the school was very excited that I wanted to do metals and engines. The previous teacher had basically given away all of the welding and sheet metal equipment. I was able to get it back, set it back up, and we are getting some pretty good use out of it.

I remember when I was in grade 11 or 12 the "industrial arts" program change to "career and technology studies". What used to be a decent shared shop for a really small junior and senior high school ( we had a shop we could stuff about 6 cars in, a few welding booths, a paint room, a dark room, a good sized wood working area with several wood lathes, etc) is now NON EXISTENT. They do some wood stuff still I think, but the shop is GONE... the school got remodeled and all of the hands on stuff is gone.

I could go on about the loss of hands on / technical skills and what its doing to our nation, but this is fodder for another thread. Glad you like the engines- I designed them to be made pretty much only with hand tools. You could build one easily if you have a welder and a drill press.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:28 PM   #2929
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:34 PM   #2930
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:42 PM   #2931
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:46 PM   #2932
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #2933
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Three dimensional dinosaur chess!
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:50 PM   #2934
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That chess set looks pretty good!
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:37 AM   #2935
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Three dimensional dinosaur chess!
Hey Hambone. Your geek is showing.





........and it looks pretty cool.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:12 PM   #2936
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I'd ask how the hell you play 3D Dino chess....but I'm guessing I could google it. Either way, nice job on the set. Now I'm off to NOT google 3D chess.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:28 PM   #2937
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OK Hambone.

SO you used your drill press to drill the wood? Then pantographed the acrylic?
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:30 PM   #2938
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I got a pallet and a shipping crate from work that they wanted to get rid of, I was even able to reuse some of the screws from the crate to build an ambidextros shooting bench , 100% from recycled materials and %100 free, other than my time to put it together . Unfortunately it will also double as a habitat for wasps and hornets . though that will make the shooting a bit more of a challenge .




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Old 02-10-2013, 07:57 PM   #2939
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I'd ask how the hell you play 3D Dino chess....but I'm guessing I could google it. Either way, nice job on the set. Now I'm off to NOT google 3D chess.
The pieces move the same as their standard chess equivalents, and can also move vertically. For example, like a knight in standard chess, white's parasaurolophus and black's stegosaurus can move forward two and over one, but they can also move up, or down, two and over one, or up or down one and over two. Simple, really.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:03 PM   #2940
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OK Hambone.

SO you used your drill press to drill the wood? Then pantographed the acrylic?
Yes. I used a 3-1/4" hole saw on the royersford to cut the circular grooves in the template.
The gorton was set for a 3:1 reduction. This made clean and uniform discs for the board.
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