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Forum: Main Forum 08-22-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 49
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Posted By Ssonerai
Do check out NAPA if it is available in your...

Do check out NAPA if it is available in your area. In Ithaca it was considered the friendliest league, but also had the best players (some played in other leagues as well) & sent the most people to...
Forum: Main Forum 08-21-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,433
Posted By Ssonerai
No mention NAPA? When i got back shooting a...

No mention NAPA?

When i got back shooting a number of years ago in a then weekly tourney, was asked to join a team & thought "why not?" As someone else noted, i've made some friends that will...
Forum: Main Forum 08-21-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By Ssonerai
I keep hoping to see Siming Chen up here. Don't...

I keep hoping to see Siming Chen up here.
Don't think she's ever entered.
She certainly could have placed in the top 5.

smt
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-18-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ssonerai
Boxcar- Running all the plies longways is...

Boxcar-

Running all the plies longways is both stronger, and nicely more convenient for many items. Certainly most of my architectural millwork was run long grain. I had a small milllwork and...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-18-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ssonerai
Limit 5 photos per post. This is the...

Limit 5 photos per post.

This is the underside of the bottom panel. QS sycamore.
There's a story behind sheltering under (in) hollow sycamores in the clients family history.

smt
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-18-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ssonerai
Boxcar - you and i were typing at the same time. ...

Boxcar - you and i were typing at the same time. :)

Thank you for the very kind words.



No, these have alternating layers just like plywood.

The "old dead guys" often veneered burl...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-18-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ssonerai
Worth clarifying a couple points. The questions...

Worth clarifying a couple points.
The questions a bending project poses are 1.) will vacuum bend the parts (will it develop enough pressure, since the limit is 14PSI. 2.) what thickness veneer...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-17-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ssonerai
Boxcar - Sounds like you've bent and veneered a...

Boxcar - Sounds like you've bent and veneered a few things!
Unless i interpreted the pictures wrong, the grain goes both ways, like common plywood. That would also be the only really practical way...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-17-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ssonerai
The only reason the press design thickness was...

The only reason the press design thickness was .260 in the above example, is that the follower pattern was directly routed from the master. The pin was a bit larger than .250, a .250 router bit was...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-17-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ssonerai
Martin - Not being intentionally generous...

Martin -

Not being intentionally generous :wink:
This is interesting enough that it informs other work i do.
And it is relatively fast to prototype. Cnc router would be really fast. I'm...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-17-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ssonerai
Martin - this is interesting enough i did some...

Martin -
this is interesting enough i did some very preliminary tests.
You will need to specify a thickness.

What i suspected, and actually found to be a problem is bending 1/16" (.062") thick...
Forum: Main Forum 08-17-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,043
Posted By Ssonerai
Per various advantages of state or cultural...

Per various advantages of state or cultural imperatives in the development of women's sports capabilities: Other countries tend to denigrate or even forbid women participation in things like soccer....
Forum: Main Forum 08-16-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By Ssonerai
70's/80's when i could sort of shoot a little on...

70's/80's when i could sort of shoot a little on barboxes, always looked for the lightest 56 -57" cue off the wall.

People started giving me cues, so i tried a range of (no name) customs, decided...
Forum: Main Forum 08-15-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By Ssonerai
That is correct. "low deflection" as currently...

That is correct.
"low deflection" as currently applied to a shaft, means it should cause the cueball to deflect (actually squirt) -less- than a conventional shaft with same offset.

How does that...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-14-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ssonerai
Martin- I have gathered from pictures in your...

Martin-
I have gathered from pictures in your earlier posts that you are a machinist.

This will probably make sense to you. I have made a system that mounts on the rail for my planer to cut...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-14-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ssonerai
I used to bend-laminate a lot of cedar and...

I used to bend-laminate a lot of cedar and redwood, for outdoor installations. For cabinet work, most of the common lumber - walnut, maple, birch, rarely pine (i just don't get pine jobs),cherry, ...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-14-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ssonerai
Martin - Thank you for the nice comments, i...

Martin -

Thank you for the nice comments, i just hope i don't get thrown off for sort of non-pool related woodwork. I mean these processes were used for tables and such, but i am not exactly...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-13-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ssonerai
Martin - My apologies - I was posting the same...

Martin -
My apologies - I was posting the same time you were, then went out to close up the shop without reading your note immediately above mine.



The peel ply is so the bleeder and anything...
Forum: Main Forum 08-13-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,403
Posted By Ssonerai
I know this is a tech question, not pool, but i...

I know this is a tech question, not pool, but i would actually like to read those pages. :)
Is there a way to blow them up? Opening in a new window is blocked, and none of the other methods seem...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-13-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ssonerai
Martin - Thanks for humoring me, with your...

Martin -

Thanks for humoring me, with your kind remarks.

You asked about 2 sided forms, pressing between.
Since that is my current project, i have the most pictures where i actually still know...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-13-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ssonerai
Martin - If the photo is what you are making, it...

Martin - If the photo is what you are making, it is a very good item to vacuum bag against a form, from thin layers of veneer or laminae. You should make it oversize and allow for trimming. ...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-13-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,418
Posted By Ssonerai
Yes, or sometimes just an inner form, and bend...

Yes, or sometimes just an inner form, and bend over it with cauls and clamps. For instance, arches. Anything not so wide that conventional clamp pressure (without complicated cauls) will cover...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-13-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,418
Posted By Ssonerai
Beautiful work and table! Your project has been...

Beautiful work and table!
Your project has been an inspiration and informative example for many of us. Thanks much for posting it with all the pics.

I've vacuum bent-laminated things as large as...
Forum: Main Forum 08-12-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,403
Posted By Ssonerai
Thought of that after posting, that it was a...

Thought of that after posting, that it was a little to one side of what you probably meant.

Subject does seem to be how to make it "competitive" for new players in a way that compels them to keep...
Forum: Main Forum 08-12-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,403
Posted By Ssonerai
Agree with your perspective and most of your...

Agree with your perspective and most of your ideas.

Disagree on quoted.
Since returning to the game after a 25-30 year lapse, i can no longer run a 9-ball or 10-ball rack very often. I mean...
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