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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)

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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

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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.

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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>

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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/

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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

Triangle Lake Messing About Thursday

 

Instead of going to lunch at Denny's in Albany tomorrow, me and Cal are going to Triangle Lake to take Surprise for a spin, and try out some launch and retrieval changes Cal's cooked up. We'll arrive about quarter to 11:00. Anyone who'd like to join us is welcome. Bring lunch and a boat.

https://goo.gl/maps/anwqrfR88UGwaZUe6

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John (@Jkohnen)
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Coots' Thursday Lunch in Albany

 

Every Thursday, unless otherwise announced, 12:45 in the bar in the back of the Denny's by the Hwy. 20 exit off I-5 in Albany:

https://goo.gl/maps/p273P8M7yD92

Arrive early or they'll already have ordered. <g>

Me and Cal will be skipping the Albany lunch and taking Surprise to Triangle Lake...

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John (@Jkohnen)
If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur. (Doug Larson, Olympic Gold Medalist)

Boat Launching Ceremony in Toledo Next Month

 

The Retired Old Geezers have finished my Monfort Classic 12! :o) We should have a proper ceremony to celebrate their accomplishment, and give the boat a good start, so I've enlisted an expert at boat christenings to preside. Start looking for your funny hats. <g>

The ceremony will be on a Tuesday, at one of the Toledo Boathouses. We'll have pizza afterwards. The tentative date is December 10th, if that works for all parties involved. Time, noonish.

I still haven't settled on a name... I'm open to suggestions, but I'll probably ignore them. <g>

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmAVmsSP

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John (@Jkohnen)
As I slowly grow wise I briskly grow cautious. (Mark Twain)

Re: Amazing Tool!

 

I don't have any left handed monkey wrenches in my toolbox, but I've got several left handed Crescent wrenches.

Some of you may recall that the toolkit for old Volvos included a combination tire iron/Crescent wrench. One of those was my first encounter with a left handed Crescent wrench -- or was it? Years later when cheap Chinese wrenches started showing up here in the US of A I again began meeting Crescent wrenches whose jaw adjustment worked "backwards" from the American made wrenches I was used to. What was up?

Like many useful tools, Crescent wrenches were invented by a Scandinavian. This one still lived in Scandinavia. Sweden, where Volvos are built. Somehow when the wrenches started to be made in America they had a screw adjustment for the jaw that worked opposite to the original Scandinavian wrenches. Why? One, most likely apocryphal, story I heard is that when the drawings for the wrenches were sent over here they were on tracing paper, and whoever made the blueprints used the tracings wrong side up...

Anyway, ever since, American made Crescent wrenches from all makers have had a screw adjustment opposite from those made in the rest of the World. Which are the "left handed" wrenches? I think the Crescent and Proto ("Click-Stop Proto Tool") wrenches in my toolbox most deserve to be the "left handed" ones. <g>

A too-often neglected automobile part is attached -- a muffler bearing...

On 11/18/2019 10:00 AM, john acord wrote:
I have one of those, and keep it in the same drawer as my left handed monkey wrench :-)
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John (@Jkohnen)
The lack of a sense of history is the damnation of the modern world. (Robert Penn Warren)

Re: Amazing Tool!

johnacord
 

I have one of those, and keep it in the same drawer as my left handed monkey wrench :-)

John(Acord)

Amazing Tool!

 

Pelican Dan is working on moving, or at least preserving, a Yahoo group for Willys Jeeps and I'm helping him. Looking through the attachments I stumbled upon this handy wrench. This sure would come in handy for working on my Indian built Royal Enfield! :o) Too bad it doesn't have Whitworth as well. <sigh> Also, they photographed the wrong side; I can't see the manufacturer's name so I can order one...

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John (@Jkohnen)
There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. (Jerome K. Jerome)