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by ClarkInMI
Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Post Comments About Discussion Site
Topic: What in the world just happened?
Replies: 1
Views: 13745

What in the world just happened?

Jake, After composing a response I went to submit it and got this back: Mistake! There was an attempt of an automatic insert of the message in a forum. Your message is sent to hell. Try still times who knows - can it will turn out? Still probably, that you too long wrote the message - then pass to p...
by ClarkInMI
Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: glue
Replies: 1
Views: 18046

Glue

I know of many in OM that swear by Gorilla glue, and an equal number that swear at it. My comments are chiefly around workability of the glues you're using. Gorilla glue is a very good glue for bonding wood as it has perhaps the best penetration into wood pores of all the glues you are considering. ...
by ClarkInMI
Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: Post Comments About Discussion Site
Topic: Log in issue
Replies: 5
Views: 22125

Login Security

I work at a security conscious supplier to the Defense industry and take care to log out after every discussion session, and I login fresh every time. I do not have the automatically log me in option ticked, and I do not have my browser settings "remember" my login. I do, however, use the same compu...
by ClarkInMI
Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: drying the wood
Replies: 4
Views: 30808

Drying Wood

That's good, NYOmer11. We,too, were concerned about drying the wood our first year, and maintaining a stable relative moisture content. That was the year World Competition was held at the University of Maryland, an area that is notorious for high humidity. We did our research into drying methods and...
by ClarkInMI
Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: drying the wood
Replies: 4
Views: 30808

Drying Wood

There are plenty of resources available with information on the impact drying has on the strength characteristics of wood. Far be it from me to recommend how to dry your balsa wood, and how to maintain its relative moisture content once dried. But, consider the type of information you're asking abou...
by ClarkInMI
Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: Need help on a quick tower design - outside help OK
Replies: 4
Views: 29230

Outside Assistance Impact

David,

It isn't just that the person receiving outside assistance (OA) is subject to penalties, under OM rules the person (or team) guilty of passing on that OA is also subject to penalties. Good luck to your daughter, Kat, on what sounds suspiciously like a basic OM structure problem.
by ClarkInMI
Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: what is laminating?
Replies: 6
Views: 34732

Laminating

More specifically, laminating is a type of joint that generally refers to gluing two or more pieces of balsa together along their length. This is as opposed to simply gluing two pieces together where they intersect, as in a joint between a piece of cross bracing and a vertical weight bearing portion...
by ClarkInMI
Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: Shrinking Balsa
Replies: 8
Views: 53226

The Amazing Shrinking Structure

You're right about taking shrinkage into consideration last year with the constant 8" height requirement. Based on ther previous experience, the kids intentionally made the structure taller than usual to make sure it didn't dip below 8" before failure. Was only a 1/8" increase, but every little bit ...
by ClarkInMI
Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: Shrinking Balsa
Replies: 8
Views: 53226

Yes, We've seen it before during It's A Snap. The kids' structure that year consisted of three, square, four-legged, outer structure stacking "rings" made of three laminated vertical sticks glued as an "L" at each corner, with a fourth full height inner structure made of a single light weight stick ...
by ClarkInMI
Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:18 pm
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: Research Sources
Replies: 3
Views: 30597

Updated Resource List

by ClarkInMI
Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:22 am
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: Research Sources
Replies: 3
Views: 30597

One More Source

I just checked, and Jake's old web page of Balsa Structure Information is still active! You can access it here:

http://www.zimsweb.com/balsa/information/balsainfo.htm
by ClarkInMI
Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: Research Sources
Replies: 3
Views: 30597

Research Sources

This list has not been updated since 2001 when it was first compiled. I make no claims as to the availability of the various internet URLs. However, all this material was freely available from public libraries and the internet when compiled, and represents only a fraction of the type of information ...
by ClarkInMI
Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: Post Comments About Discussion Site
Topic: Personal Settings
Replies: 1
Views: 12386

Personal Settings

Any way of adding the option of displaying newest on top instead of oldest on top to the Profile of the users? I like to be able to see the newest mail at the top without having to scroll down. Although I can select this as a feature and then apply it, it would be nice to save it as a preference (pa...
by ClarkInMI
Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:36 pm
Forum: Post Comments About Discussion Site
Topic: Update
Replies: 16
Views: 56229

Never mind, I discovered the Avatar setting in my Profile. Let's here it for blues guitarists!
by ClarkInMI
Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: Post Comments About Discussion Site
Topic: Update
Replies: 16
Views: 56229

And another thing, I can see where my signature block is getting applied at the bottom of my messages, but how do you embed the graphics in the column to the left of your message as Jake has done with his "broken tower" and somebody else has done with their "tie dyed" graphic?

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