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Old 12-17-2011, 12:13 AM   #631
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Oh ja, you rock, H.

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Not as much as you rock! I hope I won a Maserati with my next shrimp order. Still driving a Honda that rotted out from repeated use.

See I have a little DYI in me too!

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Old 12-17-2011, 12:22 AM   #632
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...And... does it double as a cheater chopstick, for those who cannot muster the finesse to chopstick (coined verb, here) properly??? That'd be a big spoon of rice, in there.

Did you know DK can pick up single grains of rice using chopsticks? She is good at chopsticking.

Inquiring minds want to know.

That's the problem with inquiring minds... they always want to know.
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:13 PM   #633
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So.....the Maserati factory has been in full swing today. I got all the machining and de-burring done, and refined my beta model with a quarter inch extension from the pole to enable a 15-20 degree tilt to the net. The purpose of this is to have a planar surface with no pole interference when you want to trap a shrimp against the glass.

The extension caused my smallest point on the attachment to migrate up and off the pole, so I had to add some channels on the end of the pole to hold the mini cable tie in the correct place.

Next, designing a method for uniform bending of the frames, and figuring out the netting part - both rather tedious, so I think I'll rest a few days before undertaking them, and ponder them in my mind...

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In other news, we finished the hot and cold house main re-plumbs, courtesy of our great friend John Guest. It's like tinker toy plumbing.


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Old 12-18-2011, 10:02 PM   #634
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OK, so... I lied. After handling the Maserati beta a few moments as above, I realized I wanted to do the offset differently.

Fortunately, DK has this THING about designing things MODULAR and REVERSABLE. So it was easy to pop the cable tie, make the adjustment, and back onto the pole...

So here's the new way, I call it the "Starship Enterprise" configuration.

The problem with the angled offset is when you want to net out a shrimp and bring it flush to the surface for examination - with the angle, this dips your net handle deeper into the water in order to bring the planar surface to the water surface. With a flat net, you stay near the top of the water when you do this, much better.

OK, I'm done playing with the Maseratis, for today.


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Old 12-18-2011, 10:33 PM   #635
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Looking at the netting a little closer....

Is that one of dks old tranquility blouses being repurposed?

In other news, I like the enterprise configuration. I've always hated trying to scoot a shrimp up to the surface along the glass, only to have them shoot out the side of the net when I get it up there. Brilliant!
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:41 AM   #636
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Looking at the netting a little closer....

Is that one of dks old tranquility blouses being repurposed?

In other news, I like the enterprise configuration. I've always hated trying to scoot a shrimp up to the surface along the glass, only to have them shoot out the side of the net when I get it up there. Brilliant!
true that, i might just have to buy one of theese from you dk..

made any that can handle a 55's depth?
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:34 PM   #637
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Looking at the netting a little closer....

Is that one of dks old tranquility blouses being repurposed?
And... how IS IT that Liam knows such a thing as a "tranquility blouse"??? - 'Cause DK had to try to look this thing up in Google images, and still isn't sure what one is. DK thinks there was never such thing in her history.

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In other, FANTASTIC, news, DK had a flash of lateral thinking brilliance and came up with her new secret weapon that is gonna MAKE the Maserati process work. She had to think a few minutes, and came up with this:

Anyone wanna guess how this lovely item, salvaged from the trash no less, is gonna MAKE the Maserati process work?? I dare ya. I will give hints later, 'cause I know nobody's gonna have a clue, yet. I will say it involves a kitchen appliance...


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Old 12-19-2011, 06:37 PM   #638
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Hmmmmmm, my guess is using it as a guide for bending and measuring the wire frame.

And a tranquility blouse is the rough linen shirts that hippies wore, COME ON!

Watch the movie club dread, its a hoot.
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:46 PM   #639
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Heres a fuzzy picture, see the material? It's the SAME!

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Old 12-19-2011, 07:19 PM   #640
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Pony avatars... references to "tranquility blouses"... Liam, you are rather - colorful - lately.

I suppose if you are doing what they are doing, the material might look the same. But otherwise, not.

But now that I see what I COULD BE, if only I had a "tranquility blouse," I've decided to dedicate my perfect fabric to the making of such a blouse, and switch my Maserati netting to the product, below. I have other reasons, too...

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No. Not a gauge for bending the frames. Has to do with the netting part, and how I'm gonna do it. Has to do with fooling a kitchen appliance into doing something for me that it otherwise would not be doing for me.

Heh heh heh heh....
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:23 PM   #641
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Pony avatars... references to "tranquility blouses"... Liam, you are rather - colorful - lately.
This really made me laugh.
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:50 AM   #642
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DK -- I'm tired of the Maserati. Build a Lamborghini net.
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:01 AM   #643
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DK -- I'm tired of the Maserati. Build a Lamborghini net.

No... a Zonda!
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:22 AM   #644
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No... a Zonda!
Just skip to the veyron.
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But Zonda's are so much cooler!!! They're more mechanical and analog then the veyron, not to mention 1/3 the price... sounds like a good recipe for a shrimp net if you ask me!
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