## What Are You Working On?

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### Re: What Are You Working On?

Finding boxes interesting:

$\boxed{a^2+b^2=c^2}$

alas... not sure what is blocked.

$a^2+b^2=c^2$

EDIT: ah... didn't need to add syntax for "equation" beginning.
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### Re: What Are You Working On?

Today---start repairing the fence on the side yard.
Write a book review
and, whatever else I feel like
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### Re: What Are You Working On?

A bottle of Oak Leak Shiraz (Walmart brand wine) and drunk cruising CPS!

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I've printed a plan for a pirogue, which I need to build by Thanksgiving for a Christmas display.
I'm old but I'm happy. (Most of the time.)

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### Re: What Are You Working On?

sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:34 pm
I've printed a plan for a pirogue, which I need to build by Thanksgiving for a Christmas display.
One sheet or two?

I have a grandson pushing to build one together.
"The days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, I have really good days." Ray Wylie Hubbard

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### Re: What Are You Working On?

I had to look it up. Details! We need more details.
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### Re: What Are You Working On?

JimVH wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:45 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:34 pm
I've printed a plan for a pirogue, which I need to build by Thanksgiving for a Christmas display.
One sheet or two?

I have a grandson pushing to build one together.
2 sheets of A/C fir ext 1/4" plywood
1 1"x6"x8' fir or pine #1 grade
1 2"x4"x8' spruce,pine or what ever you have
1lb of ring shank nails
1 qt of wellwood 2 part glue which comes in a 2 qt package
1 piece of fir or pine 3/4" plywood ext that is about 2'x4'

I just now got home from a trip, so I'm still studying this. Will hopefully know more tomorrow.
I'm old but I'm happy. (Most of the time.)

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### Re: What Are You Working On?

sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:54 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:45 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:34 pm
I've printed a plan for a pirogue, which I need to build by Thanksgiving for a Christmas display.
One sheet or two?

I have a grandson pushing to build one together.
2 sheets of A/C fir ext 1/4" plywood
1 1"x6"x8' fir or pine #1 grade
1 2"x4"x8' spruce,pine or what ever you have
1lb of ring shank nails
1 qt of wellwood 2 part glue which comes in a 2 qt package
1 piece of fir or pine 3/4" plywood ext that is about 2'x4'

I just now got home from a trip, so I'm still studying this. Will hopefully know more tomorrow.
Keenly interested.
"The days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, I have really good days." Ray Wylie Hubbard

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### Re: What Are You Working On?

JimVH wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:56 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:54 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:45 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:34 pm
I've printed a plan for a pirogue, which I need to build by Thanksgiving for a Christmas display.
One sheet or two?

I have a grandson pushing to build one together.
2 sheets of A/C fir ext 1/4" plywood
1 1"x6"x8' fir or pine #1 grade
1 2"x4"x8' spruce,pine or what ever you have
1lb of ring shank nails
1 qt of wellwood 2 part glue which comes in a 2 qt package
1 piece of fir or pine 3/4" plywood ext that is about 2'x4'

I just now got home from a trip, so I'm still studying this. Will hopefully know more tomorrow.
Keenly interested.
+1
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### Re: What Are You Working On?

FredS wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:06 am
JimVH wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:56 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:54 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:45 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:34 pm
I've printed a plan for a pirogue, which I need to build by Thanksgiving for a Christmas display.
One sheet or two?

I have a grandson pushing to build one together.
2 sheets of A/C fir ext 1/4" plywood
1 1"x6"x8' fir or pine #1 grade
1 2"x4"x8' spruce,pine or what ever you have
1lb of ring shank nails
1 qt of wellwood 2 part glue which comes in a 2 qt package
1 piece of fir or pine 3/4" plywood ext that is about 2'x4'

I just now got home from a trip, so I'm still studying this. Will hopefully know more tomorrow.
Keenly interested.
+1
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### Re: What Are You Working On?

Building a workbench. I like 3/4" MDF for the tops of workbenches, but man, that stuff is nasty to cut. I breathed in a few lungs full before I decided to put on a mask. I'm still smelling it 12 hours later.

One of the best things about drawing lines and circles at my day job is that I can search the web for ideas and inspiration then knock out my own set of plans in an hour or so.

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### Re: What Are You Working On?

Well, I had upgraded my old 2010 macbook pro-- 8GB memory and SSD drive... I then bought foot pads and put them on carefully following the directions.

It had been working very well as my main writing laptop and I was enjoying running windows through Parallels and writing and working, etc.

Well, not long ago one of the pads sheared off again. I was not as careful at fixing it and had my wife help me with applying superglue. The next morning I opened up to use it and found some color problems with my display. Sadly, my haste and lack of care had cause some damage to the video connection.

I figured maybe I could look up replacement for the laptop. OOh.... looks like I could find a reasonable priced 2 year improvement (compatible with my upgraded SSD)-- so I bought a 16GB 2012 (quad core! rather than dual core) and planned to swap in my SSD.

It arrived last night and I booted it up and it met my specs-- same matte display as my 2010 and 16GB reported. It has some updated/new applications included so I did a migrate to the 2010 that had the SSD in it.

I then "started surgery" on the two laptops to move the drives between them. It reminded me of "The man with two brains" (screw top method of brain surgery)

however, the new 2012 computer is still in a coma. It won't start. I'm not sure what happened. The 2010 is working with either HD-- the SSD or the one swapped from the 2012. I didn't do anything different.

I've scheduled a visit to the Apple store. I may be without my writing laptop a while longer ... it could be a board issue. We'll see what the say, how much, and how long.

(FredS..... just think of this as me working on a car and replacing a carb in a classic and it not turning over).
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### Re: What Are You Working On?

gaining_age wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:32 am
Well, I had upgraded my old 2010 macbook pro-- 8GB memory and SSD drive... I then bought foot pads and put them on carefully following the directions.

It had been working very well as my main writing laptop and I was enjoying running windows through Parallels and writing and working, etc.

Well, not long ago one of the pads sheared off again. I was not as careful at fixing it and had my wife help me with applying superglue. The next morning I opened up to use it and found some color problems with my display. Sadly, my haste and lack of care had cause some damage to the video connection.

I figured maybe I could look up replacement for the laptop. OOh.... looks like I could find a reasonable priced 2 year improvement (compatible with my upgraded SSD)-- so I bought a 16GB 2012 (quad core! rather than dual core) and planned to swap in my SSD.

It arrived last night and I booted it up and it met my specs-- same matte display as my 2010 and 16GB reported. It has some updated/new applications included so I did a migrate to the 2010 that had the SSD in it.

I then "started surgery" on the two laptops to move the drives between them. It reminded me of "The man with two brains" (screw top method of brain surgery)

however, the new 2012 computer is still in a coma. It won't start. I'm not sure what happened. The 2010 is working with either HD-- the SSD or the one swapped from the 2012. I didn't do anything different.

I've scheduled a visit to the Apple store. I may be without my writing laptop a while longer ... it could be a board issue. We'll see what the say, how much, and how long.

(FredS..... just think of this as me working on a car and replacing a carb in a classic and it not turning over).
Check the fuel filter. Sometimes junk gets broken lose and plugs up the filter when you swap SSID's.
"If we ever get to heaven boys, it aint because we aint done nothin' wrong" - Kris Kristofferson

"One of the things I love about CPS is the frank and enthusiastic dysfunction here. God help me, I do love it so." – OldWorldSwine

"I'd like to put a hook in that puppet and swing it through a bunch of salmon!" - durangopipe

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### Re: What Are You Working On?

sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:54 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:45 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:34 pm
I've printed a plan for a pirogue, which I need to build by Thanksgiving for a Christmas display.
One sheet or two?

I have a grandson pushing to build one together.
2 sheets of A/C fir ext 1/4" plywood
1 1"x6"x8' fir or pine #1 grade
1 2"x4"x8' spruce,pine or what ever you have
1lb of ring shank nails
1 qt of wellwood 2 part glue which comes in a 2 qt package
1 piece of fir or pine 3/4" plywood ext that is about 2'x4'

I just now got home from a trip, so I'm still studying this. Will hopefully know more tomorrow.
Well, I finished it the day after TG, and put primer on it. Putting some paint on it now. I made a couple of mistakes but it's ok for what it's for. I couldn't locate # 1 of any type wood, or the type glue called for. But I ended up not using any glue at all anyway, and left a few floor gaps for rainwater drainage.
Here are the sides:

The basic frame:

Ribs and floor put on:

Seats and rub rail:

Primer/Sealer:

Painting it Christmas Green:

It's a good project for me, especially during all of the hubbub around here. I'll make another one sometime, for real use. But I'll buy or make a couple of saw horses before then; my back is still sore.
I'm old but I'm happy. (Most of the time.)

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### Re: What Are You Working On?

sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:29 pm

Primer/Sealer:

That's a fine looking pirogue, Tim.
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### Re: What Are You Working On?

sweetandsour wrote:
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:54 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:45 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:34 pm
I've printed a plan for a pirogue, which I need to build by Thanksgiving for a Christmas display.
One sheet or two?

I have a grandson pushing to build one together.
2 sheets of A/C fir ext 1/4" plywood
1 1"x6"x8' fir or pine #1 grade
1 2"x4"x8' spruce,pine or what ever you have
1lb of ring shank nails
1 qt of wellwood 2 part glue which comes in a 2 qt package
1 piece of fir or pine 3/4" plywood ext that is about 2'x4'

I just now got home from a trip, so I'm still studying this. Will hopefully know more tomorrow.
Well, I finished it the day after TG, and put primer on it. Putting some paint on it now. I made a couple of mistakes but it's ok for what it's for. I couldn't locate # 1 of any type wood, or the type glue called for. But I ended up not using any glue at all anyway, and left a few floor gaps for rainwater drainage.
Here are the sides:

The basic frame:

Ribs and floor put on:

Seats and rub rail:

Primer/Sealer:

Painting it Christmas Green:

It's a good project for me, especially during all of the hubbub around here. I'll make another one sometime, for real use. But I'll buy or make a couple of saw horses before then; my back is still sore.
I need to make one of these. You know, for science. Where did you find the plans?

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### Re: What Are You Working On?

FredS wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:55 am
gaining_age wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:32 am
Well, I had upgraded my old 2010 macbook pro-- 8GB memory and SSD drive... I then bought foot pads and put them on carefully following the directions.

It had been working very well as my main writing laptop and I was enjoying running windows through Parallels and writing and working, etc.

Well, not long ago one of the pads sheared off again. I was not as careful at fixing it and had my wife help me with applying superglue. The next morning I opened up to use it and found some color problems with my display. Sadly, my haste and lack of care had cause some damage to the video connection.

I figured maybe I could look up replacement for the laptop. OOh.... looks like I could find a reasonable priced 2 year improvement (compatible with my upgraded SSD)-- so I bought a 16GB 2012 (quad core! rather than dual core) and planned to swap in my SSD.

It arrived last night and I booted it up and it met my specs-- same matte display as my 2010 and 16GB reported. It has some updated/new applications included so I did a migrate to the 2010 that had the SSD in it.

I then "started surgery" on the two laptops to move the drives between them. It reminded me of "The man with two brains" (screw top method of brain surgery)

however, the new 2012 computer is still in a coma. It won't start. I'm not sure what happened. The 2010 is working with either HD-- the SSD or the one swapped from the 2012. I didn't do anything different.

I've scheduled a visit to the Apple store. I may be without my writing laptop a while longer ... it could be a board issue. We'll see what the say, how much, and how long.

(FredS..... just think of this as me working on a car and replacing a carb in a classic and it not turning over).
Check the fuel filter. Sometimes junk gets broken lose and plugs up the filter when you swap SSID's.
Engine block was replaced.... and then the found the battery/alternator were flaky. Waiting for parts to come in was the hardest part. But it's back now and working well except the left shift key which I do use a LOT. The key is a slight bit wonky but generally works.

It's a nimble little beasty now. Got the RPMs, MPHs, mpgs and torque I was wanting.
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### Re: What Are You Working On?

AnungUnRama wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:57 am
sweetandsour wrote:
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:54 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:45 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:34 pm
I've printed a plan for a pirogue, which I need to build by Thanksgiving for a Christmas display.
One sheet or two?

I have a grandson pushing to build one together.
2 sheets of A/C fir ext 1/4" plywood
1 1"x6"x8' fir or pine #1 grade
1 2"x4"x8' spruce,pine or what ever you have
1lb of ring shank nails
1 qt of wellwood 2 part glue which comes in a 2 qt package
1 piece of fir or pine 3/4" plywood ext that is about 2'x4'

I just now got home from a trip, so I'm still studying this. Will hopefully know more tomorrow.

It's a good project for me, especially during all of the hubbub around here. I'll make another one sometime, for real use. But I'll buy or make a couple of saw horses before then; my back is still sore.
I need to make one of these. You know, for science. Where did you find the plans?

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https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-bo ... rogue.html

I'm not a boat builder so some of the instructions were a little hard for me to follow. At several spots I just winged it, and I made a few mistakes, but learned from them. It's a very fun project.
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### Re: What Are You Working On?

sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:29 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:54 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:45 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:34 pm
I've printed a plan for a pirogue, which I need to build by Thanksgiving for a Christmas display.
One sheet or two?

I have a grandson pushing to build one together.
2 sheets of A/C fir ext 1/4" plywood
1 1"x6"x8' fir or pine #1 grade
1 2"x4"x8' spruce,pine or what ever you have
1lb of ring shank nails
1 qt of wellwood 2 part glue which comes in a 2 qt package
1 piece of fir or pine 3/4" plywood ext that is about 2'x4'

I just now got home from a trip, so I'm still studying this. Will hopefully know more tomorrow.
Well, I finished it the day after TG, and put primer on it. Putting some paint on it now. I made a couple of mistakes but it's ok for what it's for. I couldn't locate # 1 of any type wood, or the type glue called for. But I ended up not using any glue at all anyway, and left a few floor gaps for rainwater drainage.
Here are the sides:

The basic frame:

Ribs and floor put on:

Seats and rub rail:

Primer/Sealer:

Painting it Christmas Green:

It's a good project for me, especially during all of the hubbub around here. I'll make another one sometime, for real use. But I'll buy or make a couple of saw horses before then; my back is still sore.
It's as done as its gonna get. Now, to the front yard,and attach Christmas lights.

I'm old but I'm happy. (Most of the time.)

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### Re: What Are You Working On?

gaining_age wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:51 am
FredS wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:55 am
gaining_age wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:32 am
Well, I had upgraded my old 2010 macbook pro-- 8GB memory and SSD drive... I then bought foot pads and put them on carefully following the directions.

It had been working very well as my main writing laptop and I was enjoying running windows through Parallels and writing and working, etc.

Well, not long ago one of the pads sheared off again. I was not as careful at fixing it and had my wife help me with applying superglue. The next morning I opened up to use it and found some color problems with my display. Sadly, my haste and lack of care had cause some damage to the video connection.

I figured maybe I could look up replacement for the laptop. OOh.... looks like I could find a reasonable priced 2 year improvement (compatible with my upgraded SSD)-- so I bought a 16GB 2012 (quad core! rather than dual core) and planned to swap in my SSD.

It arrived last night and I booted it up and it met my specs-- same matte display as my 2010 and 16GB reported. It has some updated/new applications included so I did a migrate to the 2010 that had the SSD in it.

I then "started surgery" on the two laptops to move the drives between them. It reminded me of "The man with two brains" (screw top method of brain surgery)

however, the new 2012 computer is still in a coma. It won't start. I'm not sure what happened. The 2010 is working with either HD-- the SSD or the one swapped from the 2012. I didn't do anything different.

I've scheduled a visit to the Apple store. I may be without my writing laptop a while longer ... it could be a board issue. We'll see what the say, how much, and how long.

(FredS..... just think of this as me working on a car and replacing a carb in a classic and it not turning over).
Check the fuel filter. Sometimes junk gets broken lose and plugs up the filter when you swap SSID's.
Engine block was replaced.... and then the found the battery/alternator were flaky. Waiting for parts to come in was the hardest part. But it's back now and working well except the left shift key which I do use a LOT. The key is a slight bit wonky but generally works.

It's a nimble little beasty now. Got the RPMs, MPHs, mpgs and torque I was wanting.

Get some WD 40 or 3-in-1 oil and shoot it in the slot to free up that sticky key, then give it a couple sharp raps with a small hammer. If it gets stuck overnight when it cools down you can pour some hot (not boiling) water over it.
"If we ever get to heaven boys, it aint because we aint done nothin' wrong" - Kris Kristofferson

"One of the things I love about CPS is the frank and enthusiastic dysfunction here. God help me, I do love it so." – OldWorldSwine

"I'd like to put a hook in that puppet and swing it through a bunch of salmon!" - durangopipe