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Theory Vs. Reality: First Comes the Assumpton Then It All Goes to Hell

This is a post where I could think of a lot of very funny names and titles, but when it came down to the actually writing one I chose the term I most often use in professional life. “First comes the Assumption Then It all Goes to Hell”. Very often the calculations and number crunching

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Equipment and Supplies to buy for Electronics Experimentation.

A “breadboad” to quickly test circuits.

It is time to start talking about things necessary to buy if you want to experiment with electronics. I do really hate making recommendations because no matter what I suggest it will not be what you really need to complete your project. However, it is necessary to try.

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Episode 40 – Metal Fasterners for wood.

So far we have talked a lot about measurements, calculations, planning and cutting wood, Today we will talk about things used to connect wood pieces together to build things. For fine wood working such as cabinets and furniture no fasteners are used, but for framing of buildings and more common wood projects the wood is

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Episode 39 – Wood, what it is and how it fails.

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Wood is a universal construction material, and needs to be understood if it is used to construct almost anything. In this episode we discuss how wood grows and how it really is a composite material made up of fibers held together with a type of glue.

As the wood grows it’s growth rate is not

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Episode 20 – Nominal Sizes

An end view of a 2X4.

Nominal sizes are sizes that mean something other than the obvious.

For example a 1 1/2 inch pipe has no dimension that is 1 1/2 inches, but a 1 1/2 inch pipe is always the same size. Similarly, there is no dimension on a 2X6 inch piece of lumber that is either 2 inches or

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