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Re: Old tools

Jhcalbany@aol.com
 

John, I will put them in my pu & the lunch after Thanksgiving I'll give them to you. Then you can dump what isn't repairable. Jim

Re: Maslow CNC

Richard Green
 

The Maslow CNC looked a bit Rube Goldberg but sure seemed to work.  To have a CNC of that scale would be a fortune in ’standard’ issue.  

As regards allergy to cake, saves me from weighing 100 lbs more but cuts way down on invites to birthday parties……

Rich

On Nov 25, 2019, at 5:06 PM, David Graybeal via Groups.Io <harbordavid@...> wrote:

Alleergic to cake??? No... I'M sorry!!!

Re: Breezing Up

Electri-Cal
 

Great pictures from the artist, incredible variety, super color and interesting composition, a real treat.  Thanks John, for the visual pleasure.  Some are reminiscent of the Mardi Gras models from the New Orleans museum,  Another fun place to visit.  The architecture paintings are incredible too, they would have a place in any good gallery, or private collection.  Thanks for that link, don't usually hunt for that subject or media. 

Not the same scenery by a bunch, but the lateener sail rigged boat was what I first sailed on, at age 12 or so.  Parents and I took a trip by President Lines, stopped in Egypt a bit.  While we toured, we did a sunset cruise on the Nile in a good size dhow.  I have the slides taken then, at the pyramids, and around Cairo.  Humm, ought to get those out again, interesting stuff.  From before the whole sphinx complex was completed, ships found, etc.


Later,  Cal


On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 4:36 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
Browsing photos using the search string "vela latina" (lateen sail) I
stumbled upon this:

https://flic.kr/p/JAXB7G

An excellent shot of an interesting boat. Maybe I'm crazy, but it
brought to mind this painting of a Woods Hole spritsail boat that's one
of my favorites from Winslow Homer:

http://www.winslowhomer.org/breezing-up.jsp

Lateens and spritsails... gotta love 'em. :o)

--
John (jkohnen@...)
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten
your aim. (George Santayana)




Re: Old tools

 

lately I've been going through my power tools repairing this, that and the other thing. Kinda fun, and an excuse not to do real work. <g> I might be interested in some of your broken tools, Jim. Whatya got? Not that I need more tools...

Cords. <sigh> But I got a pleasant surprise the other day when I replaced the cord on a 30-some-odd year old Hitachi drill. Instead of the usual push-in connectors on the switch, the kind that sometimes you gotta take the switch apart to get the old cord out, and then little tiny pieces can fly away forever, there were screw terminals, and the cord was clamped into the handle, not held by a molded on strain reliever, and the "bend reliever" thingy was a slip fit over the cord. It was made to be fixed! :o) Hats off to Hiutachi. Even my old Milwaukee's aren't that fix friendly.

On 11/25/2019 6:38 PM, Jim C wrote:
Is there anyone out there that repairs old tools? I have a bunch of broken electric hand tools ( skill saws drills sanders & etc ) that are headed for the recyclers yard. If anyone would like them, they are yours.
Jim Cooper
--
John (@Jkohnen)
Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes. (Don Marquis)

Old tools

Jhcalbany@aol.com
 

Is there anyone out there that repairs old tools? I have a bunch of broken electric hand tools ( skill saws drills sanders & etc ) that are headed for the recyclers yard. If anyone would like them, they are yours.
Jim Cooper

Re: Maslow CNC

David Graybeal
 

Alleergic to cake??? No... I'M sorry!!!

Re: Maslow CNC

Richard Green
 

Yah, sorry, I’m allergic to just about everything in cake so…….no cake.  Maybe next year……

Rich

On Nov 25, 2019, at 4:32 PM, David Graybeal via Groups.Io <harbordavid@...> wrote:

No parade? Was there at least a cake? Was it chocolate? Can you email me a piece?? <G>

Breezing Up

 

Browsing photos using the search string "vela latina" (lateen sail) I stumbled upon this:

https://flic.kr/p/JAXB7G

An excellent shot of an interesting boat. Maybe I'm crazy, but it brought to mind this painting of a Woods Hole spritsail boat that's one of my favorites from Winslow Homer:

http://www.winslowhomer.org/breezing-up.jsp

Lateens and spritsails... gotta love 'em. :o)

--
John (@Jkohnen)
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. (George Santayana)

Re: Maslow CNC

David Graybeal
 

No parade? Was there at least a cake? Was it chocolate? Can you email me a piece?? <G>

Re: Maslow CNC

Richard Green
 

David, thought of you on Graybeal Appreciation Day.  No parade but thoughts.

Rich

On Nov 25, 2019, at 12:49 PM, David Graybeal via Groups.Io <harbordavid@...> wrote:

Yes, I've been curious about that setup for a while. I've got a boat-buddy in Minnesota who is supposed to be setting one up and reporting back. But he seems to be moving slowly...

Re: Maslow CNC

Jarom
 

Yes, I've been interested in it for a while. While it doesn't have thousandths of an inch in accuracy, it does have 1/32nds, which is practical. The main problem with this design is sawdust in the chain making things slip or skip, throwing it off. You have to be diligent in keeping it clean. I'm seriously considering one once I move in a year or two.


On Mon, Nov 25, 2019, 12:43 PM Andrew Linn <alinn@...> wrote:
Y'all ever heard of this? DIY CNC for cutting 4x8 sheets of plywood.

https://www.maslowcnc.com/




Re: Maslow CNC

David Graybeal
 

Yes, I've been curious about that setup for a while. I've got a boat-buddy in Minnesota who is supposed to be setting one up and reporting back. But he seems to be moving slowly...

Maslow CNC

Andrew Linn
 

Y'all ever heard of this? DIY CNC for cutting 4x8 sheets of plywood.

https://www.maslowcnc.com/

Boat Launch Celebration in Toledo, December 10th

 

It's official, on Tuesday, December 10th, we'll be celebrating the launch and christening of the Platt Monfort designed Geodesic Aerolite Classic 12 the Retired Old Geezers built for me. The launch will be about noon on the docks, then we'll go across the street to have a pizza lunch. I've enlisted an expert at boat christening, so it should be fun. Bring a funny hat.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmAVmsSP

--
John (@Jkohnen)
History is the autobiography of a madman. (Alexander Herzen)

Re: A Beautiful Day on Triangle Lake

Electri-Cal
 

Yes John, wouldn't have missed that new lake.  Smallish, but fun to row, or sail with the wind coming directly to the dock downwind,  Bottom around 12 feet or so, except for one shallow end where I got weed and 4 1/4 pr less, about as low as i'd like with underwater drive around 2 ft. to waterline.  Two coots slow the boat less than one mph, so not too bad John brought his gps,, and a good deal of assist for the laynch, retrieve parts. I found some spare parts to create a better no block , no tackle, no kidding, just easy small boat retrieve deal. I will be refitting them first unit with the new setup,  Hang in there,.  John will be the photo guy once again., and maybe most small craft can be retrieved dry shod even in windy conditions, if that is desired. I was about to add a H, Frt, remote winch, hope I cured that, we'll see..

A GREAT, SUNNY --- but short, daytrip  I have been requested to stay safe till my operation, so that's all for this year folks.   Unless I corral John for one more  "sneaker" run between other stuff next week. I'm going to try a different tack, next spring.  My boating time is during the week, darn it.  So, next spring I'm going to schedule some days that look good, have water in the lake, and post that as early as possible, as weather permits.  Checking my e-mail before I leave, and anybody is welcome up to boat capacity, or bring your own.  Surprise does well, its like a small sail boat speed, and noise level, but wind doesn't matter, at all.  Just bring a jacket, lunch, and I plan to get there early, get back before dark, ya'all welcome to show up --- as a general idea.  

See you at the Christmas Salem Pizza event if possible, . ---   Cal

A Beautiful Day on Triangle Lake

 

Don't let the Scary photo that comes up when you search for Triangle Lake in Google Maps frighten you away. In the off season when all the ski and wake boats have been put away it's a very nice place for messing about.

https://goo.gl/maps/anwqrfR88UGwaZUe6

The water was like glass and the sun was shining when Cal and I put Surprise in Thursday. I didn't even need a jacket. :o) We were the only the boat on the lake and enjoyed a very peaceful hum around the little lake. Triangle Lake is a good one for quicky messabouts on those occasional sunny days in the cold and wet months.

https://flic.kr/p/2hPTaMk

The ramp is quite shallow so you have to back quite a ways in to launch and retrieve. But Cal thought up a clever way to retrieve Surprise dryshod, and Triangle Lake was a good test. He but a turning block on the trailer's winch post for Surprise's painter, so someone on the dock can pull her bow right up to the chock. Combined with side posts on the trailer it worked dandy, and nobody got their feet wet! :o) I shoulda taken a photo or two of the setup... It's simple and cheap and works.

--
John (@Jkohnen)
The trouble with the school of experience is that the graduates are too old to go to work. (Henry Ford)

Sea History Magazine Archive

 

Someone over on the Maritime History mailing list found this index to digitized issues of Sea History:

https://seahistory.org/index/a/

It's too bad you can't search by author, and it's difficult to search by issue number. ,sigh> Still, a great resource and time waster. <g>

--
John (@Jkohnen)
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. (Abraham Joshua Heschel)

After Thanksgiving Yaquina River Float. November 29th

 

Instead of fighting the crowds at the shopping malls on Black Friday come boating with us next Friday on the Yaquina River. We'll put in at the Cannon Quarry ramp above Toledo and start about 2:30, floating downriver with the tide to the Airport ramp below Toledo. Afterwards we'll have pizza across the street from the docks in Toledo:

http://www.coots.org/mb/Thanksgiving/

--
John (@Jkohnen)
The sea drives truth into a man like salt. (Hilaire Belloc)

Hands On !!

Electri-Cal
 

If some other coots would like a turn, i'm not nadverse to turning over the helm today,or any day for that matter.  If you would like to try that, just ask !!  After a short trial to see what I do, almost anybody could handle this one..

See you Coots at  the lake today,   Cal

Also Triangle lake

Electri-Cal
 

Should be fun.  Located the gps, rpm tach goodie, and am slow charging overnight. Instruments will be available to check all boats that want to do that.   I have seats for three, maybe room for a "Club chair" in the back.   Good way to check balances, easy way to survey the fall lake colors.  Bring a  sandwich or whatever just in case.  I plan to reload and get home before darker than needed, so a good time.  Hope a bunch of coots can join this late fall event, ya'all welcome.

Later,  Cal