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by admin
Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Specials & Updates
Topic: Flooding
Replies: 0
Views: 17671

Flooding

As you all have heard we have had some major issues with flooding here in Colorado. My business is located about 2000 feet from the Big Thompson River. My shop neighbors to the south (closer to the river) have severe water damage and thick mud throughout their units. There are mounds of office furni...
by admin
Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: Best Balsa wood for weight to strength
Replies: 3
Views: 19008

Each density has its own weight to strength properties. Normally bridges and towers use several densities in combination but this is your choice. Basically the towers may weigh a few paper clips in mass. Although paper clips are very strong it is impractical to hold even a few pounds in the configur...
by admin
Sun May 03, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: Shrinking Balsa
Replies: 8
Views: 51956

Twisting

I saw something for towers I had never seen before. I tested a column in a hydraulic tester that just presses straight down and no twisting or moving back and forth. The column twisted about 1/2 inch in the middle in a circular motion and did not break but was shorter. The press did not move other t...
by admin
Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: Mini-Clamps
Replies: 4
Views: 21099

Clamps

There are also clamps that have a handle that makes the clamping part go up or down. It requires a few screws to anchor it to a board. You can find them at a hardware store. Usually they have a red handle. I don't know the exact name but I use them in the shop for different custom projects. They wor...
by admin
Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Post Comments About Discussion Site
Topic: Are there any current problems posting since 8/28/07?
Replies: 2
Views: 27828

Are there any current problems posting since 8/28/07?

The person who takes care of maintenance for this discussion site just updated and tried to correct problems that were there before. You should not have any errors, timeouts while posting, or any other obnoxious messages. Let me know if you have any problems at all. I used to get 50 spam sign-ups pe...
by admin
Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Specials & Updates
Topic: Visits
Replies: 1
Views: 16830

Visits

I just wanted to say that if you are in the Loveland, CO area don't forget to stop in. Several customers have done so as today and it is neat to be able to talk structures in person instead of over the phone. Then you can hand select the sticks that you require. The specially weighed sticks are sort...
by admin
Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: West Point Bridge Design Local Contest
Replies: 9
Views: 47300

Costs

I'm at $150,825.28.
by admin
Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: West Point Bridge Design Local Contest
Replies: 9
Views: 47300

Bridge Costs

I tried the software for about an hour and got $168,672.00 for the cost of the bridge. How does that compare to others?
by admin
Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Specials & Updates
Topic: $29 Gram Scales 0.01 Accuracy 100 Gram Limit
Replies: 3
Views: 20123

Scales

I have had 3 malfunctions which aren’t all that many. We always check them before we send them by turning them on and setting the 50 gram weight on them. In shipping if someone drops the package or hits it too hard the scales are very sensitive to the hits and can break the load part of the scale ...
by admin
Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: Post Comments About Discussion Site
Topic: What in the world just happened?
Replies: 1
Views: 13134

Problem

Clark,

I don't know what happened. Sometimes people can hijack a page durring submission. I'll try sending this message and see if it works.
by admin
Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Specials & Updates
Topic: $29 Gram Scales 0.01 Accuracy 100 Gram Limit
Replies: 3
Views: 20123

$29 Gram Scales 0.01 Accuracy 100 Gram Limit

I will be listing a gram scale at my store for $29 including ground shipping. It has 0.01 gram accuracy and a 100 gram weight limit. If you want one now just email me at jake@specializedbalsa.com Now it doesn't cost hundreds for a scale to weigh at home!
by admin
Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: 2004 - 2005 Really Old Postings from Old Site
Topic: Found Some More Old Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 30869

More Work to Do

I found a way around the site itself to see the posts. I'll work on it 5 min a day for the next year and publish the results.
by admin
Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Specials & Updates
Topic: Digital Calipers?
Replies: 0
Views: 12143

Digital Calipers?

I would like to sell some digital calipers and wanted to know if anyone is interested. 6" & 12" with: Automatic shut off Large LCD Display (for sight impaired) Extra battery inches/mm + or - .0005 inches (You can usually only see .01 inch variation with eyes alone) Harbor Freight carries these on sa...
by admin
Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: 2004 - 2005 Really Old Postings from Old Site
Topic: Found Some More Old Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 30869

Found Some More Old Posts

I found more old posts apparently there are about 2700 that were deleted permanently dating back to 2000. 2000 posts still exist on that site still. The only problem is that they are hosted on an obsolete site that is owned by some people that immaturely planted spywear on my computer as well as oth...

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