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  • Posted in thread: Proof that Stirling engines do not need frictionless bearings to work. on 03-03-2011 at 08:44 AM
    OK I admit so far my efforts to engineer a Stirling engines that actually runs reliably have so
    far amounted to zero.But this short clip give me hope - and any way I kind of like the Rube
    Goldberg way...

  • Posted in thread: Mechanical movement film on 02-20-2011 at 07:40 AM
    Just had to share this. [ame=

  • Posted in thread: Snag? on 09-19-2010 at 05:10 PM
    As an electronics engineer I always referred to final setting up as Fettling - Perhaps I got it
    from my Engineer Father.:Some definitions:Definitions of fettle on the Web: * remove mold marks
    or sand ...

  • Posted in thread: Question about belt sanders on 09-14-2010 at 07:38 AM
    On occasion the kids at school would want to use the belt sander for aluminium. Experience with
    cut and broken belts quickly showed us that using the disc sander on the side was a better
    option as the...

  • Posted in thread: Cast Iron on 09-05-2010 at 04:19 PM
    Small lumps - try to find some old sash windows the weights were cast iron - A plastic
    installer window may be able to help.For bigger lumps Tractor weights.

  • Posted in thread: rc airplanes on 08-20-2010 at 06:52 AM
    I ran a RC club at shool for a couple of years - both indoor and outdoor models which the
    school provided and we built as part of the educational experience. A number of things stick
    with me from that...

  • Posted in thread: Psssttt... read any good books lately? on 08-16-2010 at 07:24 AM
    For various reasons, mainly travel sickness I prefer to listen to audio books. this is a
    selection I have listened to recently or intend to on my forthcoming trip to New Zealand:Tori
    Spelling Stori Te...

  • Posted in thread: old torches on 08-15-2010 at 04:00 PM
    I think the top one is fuelled with methylated spirits - you used to see adverts often in older
    engineering mags or practical mechanics.

  • Posted in thread: Brians Slinky Machine on 08-11-2010 at 07:56 AM
    There is a certain elegance about this approach, Not "steam" driven though (yet)

  • Posted in thread: Bogs goes electronic. on 07-23-2010 at 01:39 PM
    I also have a tens unit for chronic sciatica. I asked how they work and was told that actually
    it isn't well understood at all. Some feel it is disrupting the transmission of pain
    information by over ...

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