Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The start of the forge!


 The parts
  Holes drilled into the sides for the set screws. You can see where I ground down the sides to make them flat.

  Tapped the holes with a 1/4" 28 NPF tap.

 Set screws are in and ready to go!
  Drilled a 1.1 mm hole for the gas orifice.


About a mile of Teflon tape later all of the parts are assembled. Later I took off the needle valve because I couldn't get it to sit right and it kept leaking gas. But there is one on the regulator, so no problem.

The Results!!!
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Really cool Thing #982: Funky Austrian Accordian Musik



Heard these guys on NPR and had to check them out. Awesome.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Really Cool Thing #983: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels

So I came across NPR's list of the 100 top Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels (here). It got me wondering how many of them I had read. I also wondered how my list would match up against my family and friends, seeing as how I've tended to surround myself with those of similar literary tastes. So I devised a scoring system and created a spreadsheet. Basically you get 5 points for reading the book and then 1 or 0.5 points for additional levels of geekness (such as reading the book multiple times.) In the spirit of Charlotte's mid winter musical madness you can also argue for new point categories, but keep in mind that will open up those scoring possibilities for other players. The theoretical maximum is something like 1,550 points, but I think anything above 300 would be really impressive. The winner will receive a pulled pork dinner from Crazy Nate's backyard barbecue (note: only redeemable at the Vernal, UT location i.e. my house)
Some of you might notice some some similarities to the Geek Test. Yes, that did play a role in this test. But mine is limited to works of literature. As long as you're surfing the web, check out this hilarious flowchart someone made of the list.
I sent out an email letting people in on the test document. If I missed you, leave a comment here our email me and I'll let you compete.