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@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2020 - 08:42 AM)

It is. Thankfully, we don't use the thing too often. It was purchased to help take down one tree and spends about 362 days a year sitting in the shop.

@  Darkstream : (08 April 2020 - 08:23 AM)

Sounds tedious

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 06:25 PM)

grinding wheel on a dremel and a lot of patience.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 06:11 PM)

What do you use to sharpen it? I was debating buying one of those kits on Amazon

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 11:49 AM)

Wasn't the first time. I probably did it one of the times the chain jumped the blade, or when I was cleaning it or sharpening it.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 11:38 AM)

Sounds like something I'd do. I always install things backwards first.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 07:32 AM)

Not while I'm outside working with the chainsaw. If it's working fine: then I don't need it. If it's NOT working; I use hand tools cause there is a job that brought me out there. No time to read.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 April 2020 - 03:07 AM)

You can Google manuals these days.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 06:06 PM)

I can't. One: we don't know where dad hide the damn manual. Not that he read it either. And 2.) I'm congenitally incapable of reading it, being as I'm male.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 April 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Lesson learned: RTFM.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 11:45 AM)

It's time for todays lesson! Did you know there's a wrong way to install a chainsaw blade? I didn't. I thought the damn thing was just blunted, but nope. Backwards.

@  CORVUS : (05 April 2020 - 06:41 PM)

CONTAGION is on my current watchlist. I'm kicking it off with OUTBREAK, and I have a whole lineup of pandemic-based films. I treat this stuff as a fear-innoculant.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:52 PM)

My point is that of late, Taiwan's government executed lockdown procedures to great success. Vietnam has done similarly.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (05 April 2020 - 03:34 PM)

Didn't SARS just suddenly stop before it got very far?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:24 PM)

*raises eyebrows due to familial knowledge of SARS*

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:43 PM)

It was uncomfortably real in 2011, it's downright scary in relation to the current pandemic.

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:42 PM)

It is, almost to an uncomfortable point.The virus portrayed in that film was FAR more aggressive and fatal than Coronavirus, but the sourcing and spread and impact hit REALLY close to home compared to what we're dealing with now

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 04:50 AM)

Actually on the subject, I've hard a lot of people refer to a 2011 film called Contagion that they think is relevant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus


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#1 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 07:33 PM

Well, I didn't know this was a bandwagon when I jumped on it, but here I am with a newly opened Shapeways store. What do I have so far? Add-on ramps for TR bases!

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First of all, I've got a Ramp Extension. Those of you who have tried to connect Blaster to Fortress Maximus need no further explanation. For the rest of you, this is a workaround for when obstructions or height differences mean you can't quite get those two connecting ramps to, well, connect. It gives you an extra 7cm of length to work with, which is just enough to get some use out of Fort Max's front connection (and plenty for the ones on his arms). It has a design based on Micromaster ramps (specifically the Anti-Aircraft Base ramp, so it has a 5mm peghole on the underside), and by total coincidence it came out about the size of a Micromaster ramp, too.

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Second, I have what I'm calling a Base Off-Ramp, which is a solution for a problem I suspect only I have. When the built-in ramps on TR bases are just sitting on the ground instead of connecting to other bases, they read to me less like ramps leading down to the ground and more like roads that end abruptly with a sharp, irregularly-shaped drop. This attaches to the end and gives them a nicer downward slope.

I have a couple more things I'm working on but that's it for now.

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 09:58 PM

Totally buying some of these ▲ndrusi.


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Posted 05 October 2016 - 11:12 PM

Shapeways says mine have started printing, so looks like I might get 'em sooner than end of month.  :)  (I selected the "no priority at all" option to save some money and put off having a fourth incomplete craft project on my desk, but I guess they were in a lull.)  Four ramps, four endcaps.

 

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 10:10 AM

Very cool stuff!



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Posted 06 October 2016 - 01:37 PM

I don't actually have Blaster yet, but I'm curious, is there room inside his legs for the base-off ramp to fold inside for transformation without detaching?


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 06:16 PM

I never thought of that, actually. I wouldn't expect there to be room, but I'll test it tomorrow morning to be sure.

(If you're okay with part removal and you just want a place to store them when he's not in base mode, Blaster actually has a pair of connectors on his back.)

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 08:44 PM

Blaster's Butt Cape.

 

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 11:17 AM

I never thought of that, actually. I wouldn't expect there to be room, but I'll test it tomorrow morning to be sure.

Okay yeah no it doesn't work. The built-in ramp plus the offramp are longer than the width of the speaker/height of the boot, and in boombox mode that means the offramp tries to clip through the torso. In robot mode that's not a problem because the top of the boot is open, so it would be able to stick up next to the knee, but it gets in the way of a support strut.

I might try to solve these problems (shorter ramp with some well-placed holes through it) but it'll be a pretty significant redesign.

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 04:07 PM

Given the issues many have keeping his lower legs together in boombox mode, it might not be worth the trouble. Perhaps, maybe create an accessory they could be attached to as a way to storing in Blaster's (and Soundwave's) chest? A remote control?
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Posted 07 October 2016 - 04:34 PM

You'd lose the Titan Master storage in boombox mode, though.

...unless I incorporated that too. Hm...

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 05:53 PM

Any plans for curved extensions?

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 06:48 PM

More useful than a curve would be a square with snap-ons on all four sides for intersections, I suspect.

 

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 08:38 AM

What I'm learning now is that, if I have an idea and it seems like something nobody but me could ever possibly want, I should get to work on it immediately because someone is about to ask about it.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 11:00 AM

I am sooooo buying a straight connector a curved one and 2 of the end ramps.  Maxy, Prime and Blaster are getting the micromaster treatment. 


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 04:38 PM

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There are a couple of different ways to do these multidirectional things. Right now I'm leaning toward compact intersections and long curves.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 05:09 PM

I concur on small intersection and large curve.  If you need a tight turn, use an intersection.

 

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 10:19 PM

I agree as well. I cannot wait to for these to become available.


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 08:21 AM

Make a triangular one and you can sell them as Educational Building System Toys
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Posted 12 October 2016 - 11:23 AM

And then I could increase the markup by like ten bucks!

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 12:43 PM

Per piece!


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