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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #780 on: November 12, 2012, 02:20:09 pm »
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #781 on: November 14, 2012, 07:10:01 pm »
Hazards of making chainmaille... Every so often, a ring will escape the grasp of the pliers, and take flight in a random direction, and travel a random distance.  Sometimes it's path is interrupted by an obstacle (face, drinking vessle, etc.).  These rings are normally easy to find. Other times, the ring flies into space unobstructed, never to be seen again.  Well, almost never. 

About a month ago, I was making a necklace for a customer.  Apparently, sometime during that project, I had lost a sterling silver, 5/64", 24 gauge ring. I found that ring tonight. In my foot. After I stepped on it.

The tweezers couldn't grip tight enough.  My smallest pair of needle nose pliers were not narrow enough to get a bite on the bit of metal that hadn't screwed itself into my flesh.  So, I hobbled my way downstairs, into the garage, and fetch my dremmel.  15 minutes later, my pliers are ground down to a nice, long, narrow point.  Using pain as my guide, in about a half an hour I discovered the right direction to twist, and pull, and I got it out.
 
And the ring is still usable!  Woohoo!!!

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #782 on: November 14, 2012, 07:30:29 pm »
Well, I upgraded the cpu in this here PC from a 4 core, to a six core chip; video card is next. Tomorrow...half day of work, then hanging out here while the contractor finishes up the master bath.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #783 on: November 15, 2012, 07:27:48 am »
A few days off and I'm going to Tybee $%#^ing Island on the C14 for friends, seafood and of course teressa is meeting me up there.

If anyone is around , I'll be at Ocean Plaza Resort next few days chillin, look me up 8)

Bring a jacket liner, I hear it may get down to 60 degrees
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #784 on: November 15, 2012, 08:12:35 am »
Bring a jacket liner, I hear it may get down to 60 degrees

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Enjoy

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #785 on: November 15, 2012, 01:52:35 pm »
Low 40's and cloudy here in the Northeast, will be in the low 30's for the ride home tonight.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #786 on: November 15, 2012, 05:49:36 pm »
Hazards of making chainmaille... Every so often, a ring will escape the grasp of the pliers, and take flight in a random direction, and travel a random distance.  Sometimes it's path is interrupted by an obstacle (face, drinking vessle, etc.).  These rings are normally easy to find. Other times, the ring flies into space unobstructed, never to be seen again.  Well, almost never. 

About a month ago, I was making a necklace for a customer.  Apparently, sometime during that project, I had lost a sterling silver, 5/64", 24 gauge ring. I found that ring tonight. In my foot. After I stepped on it.

The tweezers couldn't grip tight enough.  My smallest pair of needle nose pliers were not narrow enough to get a bite on the bit of metal that hadn't screwed itself into my flesh.  So, I hobbled my way downstairs, into the garage, and fetch my dremmel.  15 minutes later, my pliers are ground down to a nice, long, narrow point.  Using pain as my guide, in about a half an hour I discovered the right direction to twist, and pull, and I got it out.
 
And the ring is still usable!  Woohoo!!!

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #787 on: November 15, 2012, 05:50:11 pm »
Well, I upgraded the cpu in this here PC from a 4 core, to a six core chip; video card is next. Tomorrow...half day of work, then hanging out here while the contractor finishes up the master bath.

Water cooling next?
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #788 on: November 17, 2012, 07:20:55 am »
I got my telescope out last night to look at the sliver of the moon hanging in the sky. I sat outside for a bit, looking and drinking my beer. Life is good. 
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #789 on: November 17, 2012, 09:29:17 am »
I got my telescope out last night to look at the sliver of the moon hanging in the sky. I sat outside for a bit, looking and drinking my beer. Life is good.
I got my umbrella out last night, all I saw was raindrops.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #790 on: November 18, 2012, 06:56:05 am »
I'm at work. Till  tomorrow morning at 0800hrs.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #791 on: November 18, 2012, 02:11:43 pm »
Covered my boat today, no more boating till spring ... the bike will be done in the next couple of weeks.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #792 on: November 18, 2012, 08:24:45 pm »
Rode the 14 up to Sugarloaf, NY today. Polar Bear Grand Tour ride number 4. Got in 275 miles or so.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #793 on: November 19, 2012, 01:46:31 pm »
The sensor that controls the air door on my air cleaner (91 Dakota) has given up the ghost.  Chrysler has discontinued it.  I'm a thinking I'm going to have to check junk yards for a working one.

This temp controlled vacuum switch normally allows vacuum at ambient temps so that the air door is closed until it warms up a bit.  The orifices are very small so I decided to see if they were clogged....they were.  Cleaned them out with a wire and the air door is working again.  Don't know if it makes much difference though.  It's been operating with it open for quite awhile.  The gas mileage has deteriorated some so maybe with it working it'll improve an mpg or so.  I feel better, if for nothing else, that it is working and I fixed an obsolete part.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #794 on: November 20, 2012, 09:34:39 am »
Just a thought, www.rockauto.com


The sensor that controls the air door on my air cleaner (91 Dakota) has given up the ghost.  Chrysler has discontinued it.  I'm a thinking I'm going to have to check junk yards for a working one.

This temp controlled vacuum switch normally allows vacuum at ambient temps so that the air door is closed until it warms up a bit.  The orifices are very small so I decided to see if they were clogged....they were.  Cleaned them out with a wire and the air door is working again.  Don't know if it makes much difference though.  It's been operating with it open for quite awhile.  The gas mileage has deteriorated some so maybe with it working it'll improve an mpg or so.  I feel better, if for nothing else, that it is working and I fixed an obsolete part.
Brent Johnson 
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