But what does it do?!?!? (Bring it on...)

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  1. Feb 16, 2019 #21

    vederstein

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    Must do dumb things....

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    The year is 2019 and it's time for a continuation of stupid things run my miniature engines.

    This season it's a home made spin art machine powered by my recently completed double acting V-Twin steam engine...

     
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  2. Feb 18, 2019 #22

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    When I first started building engines they did nothing but run. I decide if it cannot be used for something useful then way build it. My 1.5" bore x 2" stoke steam engine turns a 24" fan blade so fast it is dangerous. It produces a tornado or air that stirs up a dust that will choke a person to death. So I started building hot air engine fans that keep me cool in summer and circulate heat from wood stove in winter in the workshop. Then I built rocket engines and jet engines. One of the rocket engines came loose and went all the way through the building wall. Good thing garage door was open when I fired up larger rocket engine work bench took off out the door and down the driveway. Then I built several pulse jets they are good on model airplane at 300 mph. Today I built electric circuit for electronic spy listening device I can hear people talking 1/2 mile away they sound like they are standing right next to me. I guess if it is fun to build FUN is all that matters.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2019 #23

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    Innovative & amusing post.......well done.
    Lennard
     
  4. Feb 19, 2019 #24

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    What does it do? It occupies my time, it stimulates my mind, it challenges me to do things beyond my comfort zone, it teaches me patience, it teaches me history. It is a hobby just like wood craft, painting, music, or many of the other things do that is only of value to them. This model is the product of my artistic talents, of little to no value to those who do not understand. The value is in the journey, not the destination.

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  5. Feb 19, 2019 #25

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    Easy....just I am not sad....lol



    Lyrics
    I belong, a long way from here
    I put on a poncho and played for mosquitoes
    And drank 'till I was thirsty again
    We went searching, through thrift store jungles
    Found Geronimo's rifle, Marilyn's shampoo
    And Benny Goodman's cursive pen
    Well, okay, I made this up
    I promise you I'd never give up

    If it makes you happy
    It can't be that bad
    If it makes you happy
    Then why the hell are you so sad?

    Get down, real low down
    You listen to Coltrane, derail your own train
    Well, who hasn't been there before?
    I come 'round, around the hard way
    Bring you comics in bed
    Scrape the mold off the bread
    And serve you french toast again
    Okay, I still get stoned
    I'm not the kind of girl you'd take home

    If it makes you happy
    It can't be that bad
    If it makes you happy
    Then why the hell are you so sad?

    If it makes you happy
    It can't be that bad
    If it makes you happy
    Then why the hell are you so sad?

    We've been far, far away from here
    I put on a poncho and played for mosquitoes
    And everywhere in between
    Well, okay, we get along
    So what if right now, everything's wrong?

    If it makes you happy
    It can't be that bad
    If it makes you happy
    Then why the hell are you so sad?

    If it makes you happy
    It can't be that bad
    If it makes you happy
    Then why the hell are you so sad?
     
  6. Feb 20, 2019 #26

    Jeffro

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    But what does it do !!
    We need more sharp pencils.

     
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  7. Feb 20, 2019 #27

    vederstein

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    You're close with this may be the world's most powerful pencil sharpener

     
  8. Feb 20, 2019 #28

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    Excellent piece of machinery. But I wonder if it practical considering its safer to stop the thing when emptying the shavings tin !!!!! :):)o_O
     
  9. Feb 20, 2019 #29

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    Steam powered pizza cutter at the Cabin Fever show. thumbnail-3.jpg
     
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