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Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
« Reply #240 on: January 03, 2015, 12:29:04 AM »
Fascinating thread, I totally enjoyed it and I loved seeing all of your projects! Well done on the weight loss too! BRAVO!  :beerdude:

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Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
« Reply #241 on: January 06, 2015, 05:54:05 PM »
Fascinating thread, I totally enjoyed it and I loved seeing all of your projects! Well done on the weight loss too! BRAVO!  :beerdude:

thank you!
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Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
« Reply #242 on: January 26, 2015, 08:38:49 AM »
So this morning I am working on designing packaging for a Hyundai 4 cyl engine block. I have no 3D model of the block but I have the block so I have to rough out a 3D image to work with. While creating a 3D model I notice something I have never encountered in an engine before, it is a highly desaxe design, and so I had to learn what this is and why engineers are now using it.


So the topic is desaxe engines, discuss amongst yourselves.
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Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
« Reply #243 on: January 26, 2015, 08:42:06 AM »
You got me! No idea -- Although I'm sure somebody screwed up something.

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« Reply #244 on: January 26, 2015, 10:33:15 AM »
You got me! No idea -- Although I'm sure somebody screwed up something.


no screw up:
http://www.ask.com/wiki/Desaxe?lang=en
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« Reply #245 on: January 26, 2015, 11:49:21 AM »
Cool -- wonder if it will sell.

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« Reply #246 on: January 26, 2015, 02:00:29 PM »
apparently more of the NON USA labeled cars use the technology.

IMO not really such thing as an American car anymore, but what used to be called the big three are still not pushing the envelope very hard. 
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Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
« Reply #247 on: January 31, 2015, 03:38:21 PM »
I feel like a total failure. My son and I built two pinewood derby cars. an all out race car and a beater car. on test night the race car "blue" was consistently a car length or more faster than the black one. I had him put the race car away and play with the black one.

with the black one he beat everything that night. not even close. yet when race day came the cars he was beating hands down were magically faster than his. I do not understand how this happened. He was highly disappointed as was I



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Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
« Reply #248 on: February 01, 2015, 12:29:49 AM »
I doesn't matter -- the fact that you spent time together will remain with him well into adulthood.

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« Reply #249 on: February 01, 2015, 10:55:53 PM »
I doesn't matter -- the fact that you spent time together will remain with him well into adulthood.

that is what everyone is telling me. and it may be true but the shear disappointment in his heart was so humiliating for me.

there was a lot of tips online for building a fast derby car and I used them all and we made it look good.
the winning car was not built at all by the child, and I assume it was bought from one of the many company's that offer maximized components.
I cannot compete against that and that doesn't bother me much. I am highly suspect of the ones that he was beating hands down on test night. the only thing I can think of is that they used a non legal lube.

I just hate to see my son disappointed at something.
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« Reply #250 on: February 02, 2015, 10:44:42 AM »
A lesson in disappointment isn't necessarily a bad thing. Being a good loser is often a much better character building trait than being in the winner's circle. Taking disappointment in stride and channeling it to "shake off" the loss while continuing to strive for a better outcome is a trait that is lost on a lot of kids these days.

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« Reply #251 on: February 02, 2015, 02:16:01 PM »
A lesson in disappointment isn't necessarily a bad thing. Being a good loser is often a much better character building trait than being in the winner's circle. Taking disappointment in stride and channeling it to "shake off" the loss while continuing to strive for a better outcome is a trait that is lost on a lot of kids these days.

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I do agree, unfortunately neither of us took it well despite the urging of my wife. I could not fake grace at the time, all I could do was apologize.
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Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
« Reply #252 on: February 07, 2015, 06:07:29 PM »
so 16 years ago I started building my house. I am finally getting around to building the kitchen cabinets. hopefully tomorrow this will have a coat of finish on it and be on the wall.


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Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
« Reply #253 on: February 07, 2015, 08:20:00 PM »
Not bad -- what kind of wood are you using Bill?

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Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
« Reply #254 on: February 08, 2015, 01:08:57 AM »
Not bad -- what kind of wood are you using Bill?

a variety. the plywood is both birch and maple. the vertical pieces a garando, the horizontal pieces are black walnut and black locust.
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