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 Post subject: Easily distracted :-)
PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:58 am 
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Waiting for bits & pieces for this or that project...

still need a few more parts for the Rocket tiller project, and also must hang the carb back on the Gilson tiller. The special bolt for the Troybuilt axle is missing in action... lol

The leaf hanging in the crockpot chamber is doing well enough... really slow going because it's not heated.
I am NOT sure that is such a good idea.
No mold, because it's too cold, but the slooow cure, well, I'm thinking that is not so good, either!
Time will tell.

Actually, there's a LOT of leaf in there, and I should not be reckless with it, because it's so much!

The stalks hanging out on the fence look absolutely creepy!
I wish I had a better camera that could show the translucent/blackish downright strange look of that leaf.
Definitely NOT something I would advise.
Freezing does NOT do a bit of good for curing tobacco leaf!
Still, it will be an ongoing science project.

Kinda stalled on the spoon rings... need to make some sort of jig to bend the SS because it's so hard.
Valves to make a torch on the way from the nice industrious folks over in china... I'm sure it will take a long time.
Went to the thrift store for a few minutes yesterday...
I can NOT afford sterling silver flatware! lol
Not gonna happen any time soon...
...but I got a plated fork and a spoon for 50cents each that have interesting patterns on them. hope they are not too hard!
I also want to see if I can take a mold of their pattern before I go bending them...

Got the drive pulley off the Tecumseh this morning. No point in waiting until I can replace the busted con rod in it...
I'll try to fit the sheave onto the Greyhound later today...

Found a piece of copper roof flashing out in the yard that my son had brought home for me... it's slathered with some kind of silicone sealer that I will need to scrape off, then burn it, before I can do anything with it.
I'm gonna try my hand at metal chasing and repousse when I get it cleaned.

Whew!
That's plenty for now! lol

Here's the musical interlude...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjSijEE4KuQ

I like it!
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 Post subject: Re: Easily distracted :-)
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It seems to not work for me. :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Easily distracted :-)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:42 am 
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Sry, J.

The musical link???

right click and open it in another tab...
rc


lol I just found bunch other musical type links that have kept me entertained for many hours... it's Cold outside! I don't really wanna spend much time outside, anyway!

Anyone interested? I'll post more links..


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 Post subject: Re: Easily distracted :-)
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Yup.
Proved it again.

Saw an interesting title in the sidebar as I was studying the Soham Harrison silver smithing videos and I just lost an hour to the twilight zone! lol

taofledermaus

and

nurdrage

WARNING!
Those two fellows have put up a LOT of interesting vids!

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 Post subject: Re: Easily distracted :-)
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The newest one taofledermaus put up was his acquisition of gallium.

it has special properties...
(I believe this is the same stuff friends used, way back when, in an optical lens grinding lab.)

Among the modern-day miracles is digital photography... Someone goofing round with something unusual can film their shenanigans and present them on the utoob, saving the rest of us from a curious need to do the same possibly dumb stunts!

Periodically, we watch the perpetual motion, free energy vids. They are always entertaining, if only as artwork!

If anyone runs across a particularly interesting vid, pls post a link here for us!

Best
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 Post subject: Re: Easily distracted :-)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:35 am 
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Easily distracted... here's more diversion. lol

Image

I can't say the quality of this pic doesn't do the ring justice, because the ring is probably worse than cracker jack quality! lol

Good practice for me, though... and I'd like to work on much smaller projects!

Here's a couple vids for entertainment. :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=211LNk5vnJM

and another !
different

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C5NRwD6fiU

...I've got to do some serious work on basic photography improvement...
:-)
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 Post subject: Re: Easily distracted :-)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:56 pm 
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Yep... easily distracted, and waylaid ! lol

The broken tractor just sitting there was a fine circumstance to bring the fiddle out to the garden this morning.
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Broken Tractor Blues

I'm not much of a musician, certainly not a songwriter...
Perhaps I should try my luck at being a vocalist! :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Easily distracted :-)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:40 am 
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here's a short vid by an artist guy...

he calls it drakkar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYP9J0HExVw

very impressive workmanship!


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 Post subject: Re: Easily distracted :-)
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OK, here's something totally different, for those of you who may be easily distracted, such as myself. :-)

It's a nice sailing vid to watch...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-Ht8_IXKOs

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 Post subject: Re: Easily distracted :-)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:11 am 
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Here's the distraction for morning coffee.
I look at the web news and it's mostly garbage, so I've been straying over to youtube on a regular basis.

Ontario estate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb9m5VXZlCI

stone hobbit house, england

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5F8AgnQUr4

Were these entertaining for you also?
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 Post subject: Re: Easily distracted :-)
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Pretty interesting. I liked the hobbit house but not the constantly tilting and turning camera work.


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 Post subject: Re: Easily distracted :-)
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A few more pictures of hobbit house easier to see. Camera remains upright. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Lee

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z2orz7CZqA


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 Post subject: Re: Easily distracted :-)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:11 pm 
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Those stills are much better, Lee.

The amateur vids are interesting for me because they cover things that are so different.
I guess, along with that comes the 'different' producers.
One fellow I just came across in the abandoned building genre shoots some really interesting places, but does it in such a strange way, and with a really whacked running dialogue, I don't even watch em anymore...

A lot, if not most of them are outright trespassing. and we've all seen where people have been arrested on criminl charges for what they have posted on the web. I don't know what they are thinking!

We've also watched a number of the Gobekli Tepe vids... another genre with the Anghor Wat and Chaco Canyon material.

Anyone else want to post some 'Diversion' links???
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 Post subject: Re: Easily distracted :-)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:33 am 
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Yesterday's diversion.

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Dragon's back chain maille bracelet, in copper.

First attempt is difficult! lol

Music with that artwork?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXr0BCILFQI

Somehow???? Willy came to mind, first thing this morning. :-)
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 Post subject: Re: Easily distracted :-)
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Here is a neat little video of a walk I made in "72 this one is newer :lol: and trail looks narrower. Just a little. I was a little younger then . Would love to do it again . even the fishing I did at spot 6:07. Lee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zatop0rMxZo


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