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by Mark
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Odds and ends
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Re: Odds and ends

Some future plans are to string this Nilo filler wire I bought for some Curie point experiments across the length of the yard which gives me about 110 feet if I max out and if really crazy there is the diagonal which would provide even more length. But the aim or hope is to wire guide little beer bo...
by Mark
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Odds and ends
Replies: 1695
Views: 245012

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This is the failed J-bend arrangement. It may be that not only the diameter could be too large and/or the bend too sharp but also the length too long as well.
by Mark
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Odds and ends
Replies: 1695
Views: 245012

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So I got around to videoing a piglet snorkeler with the larger diameter snorkel I had mentioned in previous posts. Traditionally it ran on a 1 inch diameter intake/exhaust. To recount, one day when it wasn't much above freezing outside, the 1.25 inch configuration was really rocking big time. It's u...
by Mark
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Odds and ends
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Views: 245012

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In other news I'm hoping to take an introductory 3 hour lampworking class and then I can rent the room by the hour by myself. Maybe if I can get some extra dark glasses instead of the didymium ones the art studio has I can do some of my quartz tubing too. I wish they had a lathe for the glass though...
by Mark
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: youtube
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Views: 135070

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by Mark
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Odds and ends
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Views: 245012

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So I bought some borosiicate bottles in the 80,100, and 150 ml sizes. They're the "diameter of 47 mm series" from China. The borosilicate glass seems to have more clarity or sparkle over ordinary soda lime glass, you notice it when holding one in your hand, but the difference is subtle. From some an...
by Mark
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Odds and ends
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Views: 245012

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Revisiting the Gatlin gun today and after a few false starts and staccato short revs it finally stabilized for a minute after putting the proper amount of fuel in the tank. The yard hose was used to cool it between starts because if it's hot the fuel/air ratio gets thrown off even after you air it o...
by Mark
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Odds and ends
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Views: 245012

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Tidbits That's 2732 degrees Fahrenheit ... "The main reason we are asked to build such items from quartz is the greatly improved thermal shock characteristics of quartz over any other type of glass. Fast acting, high heat releasing reactions that will crack Pyrex® or other glassware do not even stre...
by Mark
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Odds and ends
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Views: 245012

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I was trying to think of something the little quartz vial could do, say to cause motion in bees or hummingbirds, a little kinetic art diorama of some sort. There's several designs of fidget spinners, they could spin up under the power of these tiny quartz jets, but nothing really enthralling has com...
by Mark
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Odds and ends
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Views: 245012

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Here you can see some of the haze but from other angles, even more is apparent. The hole is nicely formed. The shape sort of reminds me of one of the many typical vacuum tubes you'd see in the back of an old television set or something. Quartz resonator - ha https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-X-Tube-Quartz-...
by Mark
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Odds and ends
Replies: 1695
Views: 245012

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So I bought a 750 ml borosilicate storage jar with a thick bamboo lid and silicone gasket. It ought to hold up for some experiments but jars of that size can really kick or go bang if you don't keep the lid on tight or if the hole is too small. And if you ignite the jar from the inside as opposed to...
by Mark
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: youtube
Replies: 1435
Views: 135070

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The Lava Lamps That Help Keep The Internet Secure
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cUUfMeOijg
by Mark
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: youtube
Replies: 1435
Views: 135070

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How Heat-Resistant (Borosilicate) Glassware Is Manufactured
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWdvQIBAzhk
by Mark
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: youtube
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Views: 135070

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I want to make a big putt-putt boat. have a meet and do races or something Tidbits from 2005 - Just old stuff "You can also use a single piece of copper tubing with one end pinched closed. This might be thought of as a "half" of a typical putt putt engine. A fellow I conversed with was using such a...
by Mark
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Odds and ends
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Views: 245012

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Just some odd shapes that probably wouldn't jam as is but it's tempting to think about making something heart-shaped or looping that would. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_dfjCCzJFU9s/SOM5F5jFyoI/AAAAAAAABHs/mCvZF2bOx8M/s1600-h/VerreMeneauRed6.jpg http://grandcoeurbigheart.blogspot.com/ http://the-strange...