A few nice abrasive machining images I found:
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If I tagged you I want to know at least 10 things I DON’T already know about you.
So if you say you like LEGO, I will smack you next time I see/ever meet you.
Last time on Get to know Simon…
1) I like bley. I really like it. At one point I think it was over half my entire collection – I’ve since started buying some highlight colours.
2) I do like building in all themes, but deep down I love Sci-Fi. It’s just such an open book to build in. And it never gets old.
3) Parts of my collection are ridiculously sorted. Other parts are … very unsorted. I planned to sort it all this summer but life/builds got in the way 😛
4) My favourite piece is probably the cheese grater (or Cheese grill). I know I over use it but it’s so sci-fi pretty.
5) I have entered quite a few contests – they’re fun and I like the deadlines to get my creative juices going. I suggest anyone with "builders block" to hop over to LCN or Eurobricks and just try to enter something – you’d be surprised at what a deadline and a bit of pressure yields.
6) I have ever only won one thing in my LEGO career… and that was Brickworld (picture above) :$ (I have placed on FBTB (still waiting for my prize 😦 ) and have been honourable mentions/runner ups occasionally.)
7) I am still blown away I was named Master Builder – I still contend there were many other more deserving builders that were in attendance. And I still think most people build better than me… though if you know me, you know I have an inferiority complex.
8) My other cling to LEGO fame is that I have the 8 of 68 set of the Moulding Machine China
Non Lego facts
10) I am an engineer by training, but I have appalling simple math skills. Years of using a calculator and doing physics equations has left me with the inability to calculate a tip.
11) I try to be funny a lot. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I do not. If I ever seem abrasive or completely incomprehensible – I’m probably trying to hard to make a joke. Just smile and back away slowly.
12) Futurama is probably my favorite show. It hasn’t been as good since it’s return but I still love it. If only someone would build a LEGO Futurama layout and bring it to Brickworld EVERY YEAR… /Fry squints @ PepaQuin
13) I carry two blackberries (yay failing Canadian tech firms), one for work and one for play. And yes I have chatted with myself before using both phones.
14) I’m not a mac-fanboy by any streach, but I’ve managed to aquire quite the collection of iProducts. I have: Touch for daily music/video, iPad which has become my LEGO portfolio/book reader, Nano which is still sitting in it’s box, shuffle – which I have attached to my goalie helmet for hockey. A (red) Shuffle attached to my goalie helmet incase my primary shuffle runs out of juice.
15) Despite my high number of iProducts I wouldn’t actually call myself someone that is really ‘into’ music. And I have a wide range of tastes, but primarly rock based spanning multiple generations from Beatles to Queen to Metallica to Linkin Park.
16) I wanted to be an Astronaut and a Firefighter when I grew up. Sadly fires in space rarely happened. But I’m working hard to invent space-fires.
17) I saw STS 132 take off in 2011 – the fourth last shuttle launch ever. I took a week off to watch 2 minutes of smoke and noise. It was awesome 😀
18) I’m really going to miss Tony Scott. He had such a great visual style and entertaining movies.
19) Batman >> Superman.
20) I’m thinking of donating (and buying!) something this year to Creations for Charity – what would you like to see donated?
Image from page 99 of “Knight’s American mechanical dictionary : a description of tools, instruments, machines, processes and engineering, history of inventions, general technological vocabulary ; and digest of mechanical appliances in science and the art
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Title: Knight’s American mechanical dictionary : a description of tools, instruments, machines, processes and engineering, history of inventions, general technological vocabulary ; and digest of mechanical appliances in science and the arts
Year: 1882 (1880s)
Authors: Knight, Edward H. (Edward Henry), 1824-1883
Subjects: Industrial arts Mechanical engineering
Publisher: Boston : Houghton, Mifflin and Company
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g to the ra|iid rateat which it is driven. The danger of frai-ture can-not be entiridy obviated, but may be much les.senedby clauiiiing the stone on its a.\is by disks in.steadof wedges in.serted between the sides of the eye andthe s(iuar(? arbor on which it it suspended. Itwould seem possible to avoid the eye altogether, anddepend upon cheek-pieces with studs or projectionswhich penetrate into depressions in the sides of thestorje. The stones are so very heavy that theirfracture when in rapid motion is apt to do greatdamage to life, limlj, and |iroperty. ArtiKcial stones are largcdy employed, especiallyin dry-grinding and polishing. The corundum stone used by the Hindoos andChinese is composed of corundum powdered, 2parts ; lac-rcsin, 1 part. The two an^ intimatelymixed in an earthen vessel, kneaded, flattened,shaped, and polished. A hole for the axis is madeby a heated copper rod. The grain is more or less fine, according to thegrade of the powdered corundum. The wheel is Fig. 2322.
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Grindstone and Hangings. monnted horizontally, ami revolved by a bow in the right hand of the workman, while the left applies the work to the stone. The following recipe may also be employed : —Sand of the recpiired (ineness, .3 or 4 part.s ; shellac, 1 part; melted, incorporated, and molded under pressure. Ransomes artificial stone, sand agglomerated by silicate of lime, has been used for grindstones withexcellent ettect. In a test tiial between Ransomes (English) arti-ficial grindstones and some Newcastle grit to a.scer-tain which had the greatest abrasive eflect, it wasfound that the Ransonie stone ground away \ ouncefrom a steel bar J inch diameter in sixteen minutes,while a Newcastle stone (natural giit) driven attwenty per cent greater speed required eleven hoursto effect the same work. (London Engineer.) a. Fig. 2322, illustrates an arrangement ioi- hanginggrindstones in which the stone is held between ad-justable disks and journaled between anti-frictionrollers. b. Fig. 2322
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