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Re: I am well impressed
Steve Manley   8/22/2014 3:34:59 PM
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Thanks Crusty:

I have some more jigs to show in the not to distent future so keep watching.

Steve

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Re: I am well impressed
Crusty1   8/22/2014 3:24:07 PM
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Hi Steve,

Well the jigs are a major tour deforce and as a half trained watch and clock repairer I am very envious of the way you have managed to get the alignment to such a high degree.

I think at my advancing age the shake in my hands would kill my attempt to follow you stone dead.

Lets see more of the project as it complets.

 

Best

Crusty

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Re: I am well impressed
Steve Manley   8/22/2014 3:04:55 PM
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@mhrackin: 

Thanks for the great feedback.

>> ruggedness that will ensure its long- term survival (maybe even attacks by toddlers!)

No toddlers luckily but I do have 2 cats. Not sure which is worse lol.

>> This last point is something I have spent a large part of my career trying to get other engineers to understand how important clear, complete, and cogent DOCUMENTATION is!

I agree with you here. Personally I get little pleasure from writing procedures, which happens to be something I do as part of my day job. So I understand how important it is to try and write instructions as clearly as possible. The video blogs is new to me and I'm but a novice at it, but they do help paint a picture that words alone sometime don't convey so well (especially when I write them).

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Re: I am well impressed
Steve Manley   8/22/2014 2:54:08 PM
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@ antedeluvian: Do you offer your services?

If you live in Gloucester in the UK then maybe :-)

 I took a look at your video and it's not as bad as you make out. At least you have the bottle provide an audio commentary, which is something; the thought of doing fills me with dread. I did try it once and hated the result so deleted it immediately.

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mhrackin   8/22/2014 1:46:12 PM
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I too am thoroughly impressed!  I've done a lot of "flywire" construction without the benefit of fixtures such as you have done, and your results look exceptionally workman-like and worthy of display (pun intended....).  This design will when completed produce a fine product, with a substance and ruggedness that will ensure its long- term survival (maybe even attacks by toddlers!).   The videos have been very well done, and explain the entire process in sufficient detail to enable others to reproduce it.  This last point is something I have spent a large part of my career trying to get other engineers to understand how important clear, complete, and cogent DOCUMENTATION is!  Bravo!

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antedeluvian   8/22/2014 1:45:28 PM
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Steve

yes they do take a lot of effort to make, but worth it.

I second Max's opinion. I tried to make a quick one and the result was putrid so I really admire your results. Notwithstanding that, the result is on You Tube since I needed it to support a blog. I will have a to remake that in the future into a sort of training/marketing video (maybe two videos). Do you offer your services?

Oh and I reckon you could find a career in making test jigs- they seem to be of professional quailty with a great deal of insight and innovation.

 

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Re: I am well impressed
Steve Manley   8/20/2014 11:59:30 AM
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@Max: I LOVE your videos -- I know how much time creating this sort of thing takes, so I really appreciate all the effort you've put into them -- as far as I am concerned they are invaluable when it comes to really understanding the nitty-gritty construction techniques you talk about in your columns.

Thanks Max and yes they do take a lot of effort to make, but worth it.

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Re: Inquiring minds...
Max The Magnificent   8/20/2014 11:58:58 AM
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@Steve: Some secrets must remain just that...

You can tell me -- I won't say a word to anyone -- my lips are sealed (apart from when there's a beer in the offing)

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Max The Magnificent   8/20/2014 11:57:34 AM
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@Steve: Maybe I can help with some ideas for your cube being you are using different LED's to me

I'm counting on it LOL -- but any thoughts of my cube can wait a while - -you hav eto finish yours -- I'm away speaking at ESC Brazil next week -- plus I want to put a few of my existing projects to bed before starting my cube.

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Steve Manley   8/20/2014 11:56:34 AM
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@Max: Is this another hobby we know nothing about? Remind me again, what's the name of that club you go to at the weekends? LOL

Some secrets must remain just that LOL.

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