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Post 58D — A most excellent site.

This is a site I have thought about sharing for a long time. This guy shows what can be done with ingenuity and some time experimenting. I ran into this several years ago and found that he has grown and turned it into full-time business. It is enjoyable to read through his experiments and how

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Post 58C – The 2nd part of the LibreCAD tutorial.

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This a continuation of the LibreCAD tutorial posted last night.

In this one I actually show how I test out software to learn some things. I was curious if a spline curve will work with the trim/extend function. (It does as the limiting entity.) I also experimented with the function I refer to as”offset” to

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Post 58B – New LibreCAD tutorial – tracing a drawing

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Sometimes it is very handy to take measurements from a photograph or even trace things from a photograph. This post and the associated video shows you how to use LibreCAD to do just that. I also in this tutorial show a little more about how the mouse operates in many functions within LibreCAD and in

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Post 58A – Parallelogram Linkage

Back in the day…(that is what us old guys are supposed to say 🙂 ) back in the day when things were much more mechanical oriented there were a lot of very interesting mechanisms. One of the simplest and often used is called a Parallelogram Linkage. A simple drawing of this shown in the first

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Episode 058 – Thinking through design problems of the Hammock Boat.

In Episode 53 we talked about a Hammock boat. In some other episodes we talked about the buoyancy of PVC pipe to create the pontoons. In this episode we discuss the other problems we may have with this boat and things to be aware of.

First, the announcements: I checked the e-mail subscription thing –

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Episode 57 – Center of Gravity

The Definitions of Mass, Gravity, and Weight. These terms are loosely used so we need to define them to eliminate confusion.

Mass on earth is equivalent to weight because the Earth has a uniform constant gravitational force. In other words the amount of force the earth pulls on something is proportional to the mass of

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Episode-56 The Direction of Create-And-Make

This is about the direction this Blog seems to be going and is also notes about the audio file associated with this post.

First a correction to the audio: I said episode 57, it is really 56, I lost count.

Announcements:

I am currently no longer supporting the twitter channel so I have removed the

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Post 55D – Some other things about foundations.

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Like always, there are exceptions to the rules, so any time something is written as an absolute fact, watch out – it may not be so. Such is the case in the statement about the traditional method of building footers below the frost line. There is more to learn and this also shows a very

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Post 55C – Learning New Things

The Learning Curve

Learning a new subject can be a frustrating endeavourer, but it can also be very rewarding. It all depends upon your attitude going into the process and that mostly depends upon why you are doing the learning. Is it because you “have-to” or is it because you want to? Most learning

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Post 55B – Laying out a foundation.

The foundation is the base of a building and must be square and level. If not the whole project will be a fight from that point on and every board will have to be a special cut. In other words extra effort here will pay big dividends in the rest of the job.

In this

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