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Just one to go... (Update...Just!) Answered

A few people have taken the time to mention that I am approaching my century - almost 100 Instructables.

OK, so plenty of people have gotten there before me, but this is my first hundred on the horizon.

I have now published #99, and I know what #100 will be.

Looking ahead, though, what will your hundredth project be?

UPDATE:

#100 nearly didn't happen, as I came off the road on the way to the site.  Fortunately, the people I was going to meet came to meet me part way and helped pull the Mini out of the field.  The Mini is now awaiting diagnosis at the garage, which will certainly involve the words "bent" and "steering".

Anyhoo, I got what I needed, now just putting together some more research notes with the photos, then get it checked by an expert...

UPDATE TO THE ORIGINAL UPDATE:
  • #100 is, effectively, done.  I'm just waiting for the expert who helped me to give it a once-over to check I've got my facts straight.  Since I've been using her work email address, I expect to here sometime Monday...

UPDATED UPDATE:

Ow!  My shoulders, neck and back are ceasing up, typing is getting painful (something to do with dropping three feet at fifty and coming to a dead stop in the field...).

But, the garage where I dropped Womble off has just phoned to say they can't find anything obviously wrong (or bent) with the car that would explain why the front wheels are pointing in different directions.  They theorise that the impact bounced things a notch or three along without actually damaging anything.

But, they also recommend taking it to a specialist bodyshop to get it checked...

PROBABLY-FINAL UPDATE:

And now I have Womble back - all that was needed, after all that fuss, was a slight adjustment of the tracking.  Now that is engineering.

ON-TOPIC UPDATE:

#99 is now finished off with photos of the piñata in action.

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caitlinsdad

8 years ago

 I shalt be approaching my half-century.  Next ible is #50.

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skunkbait

8 years ago

Glad to hear you and Womble are (essentially) OK.  But the fact that you were headed to the site on your 100th ible, and became 'derailed' in such spectacular fashion, might be seen as "a sign from God".  I'd rethink the nature of my ible, or at even rehash my thoughts of the last couple of days.  "He moves in mysterious ways", and it could've cost you your Womble!

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skunkbaitKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Oh, well maybe the fact that you and Womble are OK is the sign.  I tend to think like Martin Luther on that one.  He seemed to think that a brewer was doing the work of the Lord.  

Also, Benjamin Franklin said something along the lines of "Beer is proof that there is a God, and that He loves us."

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Kitemanskunkbait

Reply 8 years ago

Oh, not even beer is enough to convert me!

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skunkbaitKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

I'll take your  word for it, but maybe you've never tasted the right beer, or pondered the right scriptures.

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Kitemanskunkbait

Reply 8 years ago

If a porter brewed by actual monks can't do it... ;-)

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skunkbaitKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Wow!  I'd expect monk-brewed porter to at least move you from atheist to agnostic!

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=SMART=

8 years ago

YOU HAVE A MINI !!! I LOVE MINIS !!!

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Kiteman=SMART=

Reply 8 years ago

More to the point, I have a classic Mini, not a BMW.

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Kitemanlemonie

Reply 8 years ago

It's...me?

A guide?  To me?

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lemonieKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

(The Build Kiteman's Shed bit was my idea)

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lemonieKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

But the image wouldn't go in. What is a "shuck"?

internetmap2.bmp
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Kitemanlemonie

Reply 8 years ago

Haha, I just looked at that really close!

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Kitemanlemonie

Reply 8 years ago

It's an embarrassed sort of noise.

(Although "Black Shuck" is a local ghost-dog)

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Kryptonite

8 years ago

*does math in head... 1 every second year... 14 + 200...*

How to get a good internet connection in a cemetery.

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KryptoniteKryptonite

Reply 8 years ago

Shall be the name of the Instructable.

*face palm at self*

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Molten Boron

8 years ago

We should throw a big online party!!!!1 I will bring silly hats! And there will be glorious frolicking!

At my current rate...
;_;

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Molten BoronKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Please, enlighten me on the grammar involved in that!

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gmjhowekelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

 *It's British. None of us slack jawed merry cans understand ;->

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Goodhart

8 years ago

But, they also recommend taking it to a specialist bodyshop to get it checked...   Yeah, it is really good to make sure the undercarriage is not bent, nor the frame. Everything gets a little skewed if that is so, and replacing parts becomes a nightmare for those working on them.


 
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KitemanGoodhart

Reply 8 years ago

The immediate framework is straight, yet the wheels are still wonky - they suspect a bent hub, and will confirm on Monday.

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Wouldn't a bent hub make the wheel(s) wobble if rolled forward? 
 
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KitemanGoodhart

Reply 8 years ago

Not the hub of the wheel, but the hub of the car.

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Ok, we are experiencing difficulties in the translation, I suppose, I haven't heard that applied to a car before.  Can you explain? 
 
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KitemanGoodhart

Reply 8 years ago

The bit to which the wheel is bolted - it's the bit with the drum brake inside.

There is a small axle inside, which might be the bit that is bent.

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Ah, ok the small axle, I believe we call a spindle.

Normally when the wheels are faced inward or outward, it is a tie rod or one of the ball joints.   But they should have noticed that when they looked at it.  
 
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KitemanGoodhart

Reply 8 years ago

They had a crawl around underneath and said "all the arms are straight".  They didn't have a ramp free to investigate properly, hence the wait until Monday.

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Yeah, that would make it difficult to actually see for sure. Up on a lift, they can see things much better.  
Oh, and when I mentioned a tie rod, I was assuming these were the front wheels, but you hadn't indicated as such. 
 
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caitlinsdadGoodhart

Reply 8 years ago

 Wee 'mobile wobbles but it can't fall down...

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DJ Radio

8 years ago

You should make a knex item for your 100th ible.  If you can't, legos are acceptable. 

Oh, I know what my 100th project will be, even though I am only 1/5 of the way there.

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KitemanDJ Radio

Reply 8 years ago

Hahahahahahah!

For a minute there, I thought you said I should do a K'NEX project....





...oh, you did.

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gmjhoweKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

 I keep thinking of great projects to make in knex, just to show that we are not all knex haters, but then I normally find a better material to make the project from, like… metal.

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Bigevgmjhowe

Reply 8 years ago

compromise. Make metal k'nex.
 
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Keith-KidKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

WIN, WIN and oh so much more WIN.