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by Garrett
Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:40 am
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: West Point Bridge Design Local Contest
Replies: 9
Views: 47300

I do not officially know the costs of the bridges in the local contest, but I know that second place is around $174,000. For the national contest my personal best is ~$153,000. That is 18th in the East Central zone. The costs for the previous national winners aren't going to help that much because e...
by Garrett
Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: West Point Bridge Design Local Contest
Replies: 9
Views: 47300

West Point Bridge Design Local Contest

To all the bridge builders out there :) I have started a West Point Bridge Design Contest for anyone interested. This contest is scheduled to end March 31st, and there is a prize of $100 for the winner. To enter, you have to register a team on the contest website. Be sure to enter the local contest ...
by Garrett
Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: 2004 - 2005 Really Old Postings from Old Site
Topic: Found Some More Old Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 30868

You could visit the site running Linux ;).

I don't know how this particular spyware works, but if you are using Internet Explorer, you could adjust the security settings to block most everything.
by Garrett
Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: Post Comments About Discussion Site
Topic: Log in issue
Replies: 5
Views: 21173

I'm from GA also, and I also never have to log in ;). The board always "remembers" me. One thing you may want to try is deleting your cookies, and then selecting the "always remember" box. I have found that many problems with logging into forums can be solved by just deleting your cookies. That is t...
by Garrett
Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: Structure strength
Replies: 4
Views: 25156

I am not too familiar with the "OA" rule, but to some extent you have to get assistance to be able to do anything. Taishaku, you can build either a dome (I am assuming this is just an arch bridge) or a trapezoid and make it strong. Other considerations are how easy each is to build. A dome would inv...
by Garrett
Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: what is laminating?
Replies: 6
Views: 33568

Lamination is simply gluing two or more pieces of wood together to make one larger piece.

Plywood, like you would buy at a hardwood store is laminated.
by Garrett
Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Bridges & Towers
Topic: balsa bending
Replies: 8
Views: 47657

I usually steam the wood for about 30 minutes or so. I have a pre-made (just a board with nails) that is the shape of the arch I want. Actually, I usually bend the wood more than I really want it, because the wood will "unbend" somewhat after it drys. I use clothespins to hold the wood against the n...
by Garrett
Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: Post Comments About Discussion Site
Topic: Update
Replies: 16
Views: 54300

Oh, so it is a carving. I thought it was real. Wow, it is extremely well done.
by Garrett
Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Post Comments About Discussion Site
Topic: Update
Replies: 16
Views: 54300

The new forum looks very good. The logo is very nice. But I don't quite understand the dog/wolf picture :D

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