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There isn't a lot of room on the road bars. I think I'll clamp it to the downtube instead, and point it at the ground so it doesn't fill up with water when parked outside. This should work well for those who don't pay attention to screaming.
I am considering how to make this work on a bicycle.
Oh. Okay. I stand corrected. Thanks for straightening that out!Yes, it did turn out to be a very pretty four-octave instrument. A lot of thought and calculation went into it. The local high school band teacher was involved, since he had the good scope tuner available and helped with the calculations too. These days you can buy tuners for cheap, but still need to do the maths to get the approximate dimensions. Math and music go hand-in-hand. Too bad I'm not proficient at either.
What you have made is technically a marimba, which has wooden bars. A Xylophone is metal. the glockenspiel is the marching-band analog of the xylophone. All that aside, I think you did a great job! 30 years ago I made a similar instrument but used Purple Heart scraps for the bars, partly because I had them and partly because it is a very hard, dense wood that gives a lovely tone.
Beautiful work darbinorvar. Meticulously planned and assembled. The only change I would make is cosmetic. I like a darker oil finish.
I made my first from an old semi leaf spring, and really miss it. It was about eight inches longer than your example and quite thick. I used it extensively when in the green.
It kinda depends on what you're doing with it. If you are just splitting kindling, then no it isn't really necessary. If you're chopping down a tree, you better believe it. If you are quartering an Elk or Moose or even a white-tail it is absolutely essential.
Yeah, Indestructability Man said it. I love the concept, but none of these are suitable for really cold and possibly windy conditions. Working on how to do this with extreme-weather gloves.
If you don't get your connections pretty much leak-proof, the thing will blow up from a stray spark, such as you petting a cat or dog then touching the rig. It was a cat, I have the scars to prove it happens.
An air mixer is where the propane squirts from the orifice at the end of the flexi-tube into a larger tube that leads to the actual burner. There is often an adjustment flap there to control air-fuel mix. It is also the place that certain spiders just love to build webbing, so make sure you check that area in the spring before you try to fire up your grills.
Let you keep your eyebrows
I like the concept. I don't remember seeing a weight listed, either in kilograms or pounds.
Good show! I'll keep this in mind for a future project.
I should be able to put this in a water-tight body of some sort and use paddle wheels instead of road tyres. Instant paddle-wheel river boat model. If I recall correctly, Bluetooth range is about 10 meters or about 33 feet?
I love it!Trying to figure out how to adapt the Stingers to fit on my Dodge Intrepid.
I have access to a high-capacity AC/DC welder. That should work a treat. Thanks!
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