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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by trout View Post

    LOL! I just about spit out my coffee.
    Unbeknownst to me Ellie was looking over the recent entries to this post. Getting up off the chair, her only comment: "You know, you kinda made Ed's point there. Dummy! Round-eyes... wow! "

    Ouch!

    David
    looking for salve

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  • trout
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    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

    **** you, Ed!
    LOL! I just about spit out my coffee.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by QuarterMaster View Post

    There are craftsman, there are Engineers.

    Dave is one of the few who are BOTH.

    A few of us do know that.

    Now his personality.........
    **** you, Ed!

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  • SteveNeill
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    I just love it. Lately all I do is build. I innovate little but somethings I still do. I still need a metal lathe. One of the things sadly missing from my shop inventory. There's a lot of innovation in this big model I'm building for myself but he's not a sub. Just a big toy I wanted from a movie I liked. Still not finished. But working on him.
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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by SteveNeill View Post
    Well you know I do. I just got a bunch of your magnetic connectors from Bob. The big ones and the small. I know what it takes to just make those. Sure I could have made them myself but I thought to myself, why? There's a lot of work that goes into just making those parts. You just made this end users build faster not to mention the install process of the WTC into the boats. Thank you David.
    I have to give credit where credit is due: It was Brian Starkes who, nearly 20 years ago, clued me in on to the use of magnets to achieve quick-connect, zero back-lash linkage unions as well as deck and panel closures. Brian is one of the many unsung heroes in this game who have contributed their experience and inventions that have grown the hobby.

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    The small magnetic couplers are of my design. The bigger, more robust ones were created by Bob Martin himself.

    And Tom Chalfant has come up with a very innovative use of magnetic unions: he's worked out a method of making up hydraulic and pneumatic lines using magnets to make the union fast.

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    David

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  • QuarterMaster
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    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

    The 1001 'little' things that have to be worked out before a product is ready for market. Story of my life. Few end-users appreciate what goes into our type stuff, Steve.

    David
    There are craftsman, there are Engineers.

    Dave is one of the few who are BOTH.

    A few of us do know that.

    Now his personality.........

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  • SteveNeill
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    Well you know I do. I just got a bunch of your magnetic connectors from Bob. The big ones and the small. I know what it takes to just make those. Sure I could have made them myself but I thought to myself, why? There's a lot of work that goes into just making those parts. You just made this end users build faster not to mention the install process of the WTC into the boats. Thank you David.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by SteveNeill View Post
    Brilliant . Majesty. Joy. There's always something new to do. that's what make this craft so much fun.
    The 1001 'little' things that have to be worked out before a product is ready for market. Story of my life. Few end-users appreciate what goes into our type stuff, Steve.

    David

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  • SteveNeill
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    Brilliant . Majesty. Joy. There's always something new to do. that's what make this craft so much fun.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by Rick Teskey View Post
    In the layout it is hard too see the pinion is off set mating with only one spur in the train, the work is so methodical and well executed I could sit on my substantial ass all day looking at your work!
    LOL. Touché, sir

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  • Rick Teskey
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    In the layout it is hard too see the pinion is off set mating with only one spur in the train, the work is so methodical and well executed I could sit on my substantial ass all day looking at your work!

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by Rick Teskey View Post
    Is the single motor driving one gear or is it driving both gears so all three the pinion and spurs are meshed?
    You're the guy who gave me the steer as to how to simplify the gear-splitter by driving one of the two spurs off the motor pinion. Mesh the two propeller shaft spur gears and the job is done.

    You saved me a lot of work, Rick, with that steer as my initial POS gear-splitter was temperamental, expensive, and labor intensive -- a device only Rube Goldberg would appreciate.

    Your three-gear unit saved the day. See! Canadian's can be useful!

    (I now seek a crow-bar to pry my nose out of your rather substantial ass).

    David

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