The song of the little Robot is silent for the moment as I consider my kitchen table of little fume scrubbers and contemplate, my NEXT number.
A multiplicity of scrubbers
The Black Airwasher on the left has been working for me for a couple of weeks as We , the robot and I, create new additions to it’s family. The Blue and Whites are nearly ready to go out into the world. All spiffy in their livery and labels. They just need motors and containment tubs to be completed. There is a also a box, a Large Box, full of scrap and failures to show for my learning experience along the way. I am pleased with both the appearance and function of these tiny industrial fume scrubbing machines.
( man I have got to get a better camera or learn how to better use this one)
As this is an R & D effort, completed Blue and Whites will be sent out on permanent loan to those that donate $250 to my effort, so that they can evaluate, under real world conditions, and offer their wisdom for needed improvements. And I can continue to buy coffee for me and filament & electricity for the robot.
If interested in this device, click on: Comments and inter your remarks…pg
Next is to design and create a better water management system and base to replace that food container. This thing is getting too big for the little printer’s build bed. I must section and then glue up this next addition that will make the Airwasher more user friendly. Adding 16 oz. of water every 4 hours is a necessary thing, but an annoyance. A 2 liter water supply bottle or even two of them would make servicing only a daily chore. The hand made ones of 25 years ago had this feature and it was planned on in the consumer model, but this little printer was just too small for the needed build footprint…pg
This Singer 31-20 tailors treadle sewing machine was manufactured at Singers Elizabethport factory in 1900. It will sew heavy fabric and light leather up to 3/16 inch or 4mm thickness.
I don’t know about this machines early history but I bought it from a saddle maker in Palo Cedro, Ca. in 1970 and added an after market 1/6 hp ac/dc sewing machine motor/w controller. For the next 20 years it was used on our ranch to repair and create seat covers for pickups and farm equipment. After that it was forgotten in one or another old shed until this fall. The laminated deck was falling apart and the head was caked in dirt and grime.
Decision! junk or reclaim? Emmmm…………………………………………………… That damn old machine used to be real handy.
I soaked the head with penetrating oil and gathered up the pieces of wood and parts falling out of the failed drawer, and moved them to the new shop.
Last week tried the machine head and it rolled over! so I spent part of the week cleaning off dirt and rust. Also made up a new deck for the treadle and repaired the drawer. Then threaded her up and tried to sew some old denim, and tried, and tried. Poor results for several days, although things did get somewhat better. What the !!!! that thing used to never mis-a-lick.
Went on that blessing/ curse of the New Age, The Internet! Spent most of 3 days looking for information, Manuals etc. Found out my old Singer was OLD! BUT! Singer made tough, bullet Proof, machines that would work for several life times. Maybe the best line of American machinery ever made. If you ever bought one, you would never need to buy another as you could not wear it out, even under commercial use. They made them by the millions for over 50 years. In every corner of the world there are old, cheap Singers that are still being used to sew foot wear and clothing. So even though Singer went bankrupt and no longer supports their old machines there are people out there that love them. Hoard and share parts, or sell parts, even make new parts, print manuals and provide free pdf downloads. There are also chat rooms with years of chatter to read up on to increase your knowledge on the care and maintenance of your sticher. After 5 hours of reading comments on line I was able to correct my machines’ timing and she sews very well again. Hurrah!
Kilauea is a separate volcano grafted onto the side of Mauna Loa and has it’s own magma supply from 60 miles below. They are not well connected as Kilauea is just piled onto the side of Mauna Loa, so the whole thing could slip free! The East and West Rifts are the result of movements as the mass of overburden accumulates. As can be seen on the sea floor this has happened before and will happen again.
Watch this simulation of the area in question!
This already started in 2000 and is getting worse. The present “New outburst” is Kilauea dumping it’s lava into the spreading crack, The “Pink” dust and red lava of the outburst was old wet decomposed volcanic rock of the crack remelting and being pushed out ahead of the new lava from the Kilauea vent lake. The people evacuated from the effected area are being moved down slope to a community on the coast! What the ####! If this moves sloooowly there would be time to evacuate. If a fast slip happens It could be BAD for everyone on the Pacific Rim. A 100ft tsunami at Long Beach.California! …pg
borrowed this from “Tallbloke” thanks oldbrew, ht
This Thursday, May 17, 2018, aerial image released by the U.S. Geological Survey, shows a view of ground cracks on Pohoiki Road during an overflight of the eruptive fissure area at about 7:00 a.m. HST near Pahoa, Hawaii. Cracks continued to open and widen, some with horizontal and vertical offsets, in the area during the past 24 hours. These cracks are caused by the underlying intrusion of magma into the lower East Rift Zone in the Big Island of Hawaii. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP) [bold added]
.That “slump” has created a crack or void that is filling with melt and magma from the Kilauea main vent. As soon as the voids are filled and the main vent begins to refill, it will hydraulic the crack and push or lift the top of the slump. There will be quake swarms as the slump starts to travel. This is a huge train and will take time to get it rolling. Look for increased elevation of lava fountains at the cracks as a first warning of the voids being full, the main vent beginning eruption out burst as it refills.
I would be monitoring deformation just below that fault or fracture line for both linear and elevation changes. The deformation of the road illustrates the spreading as the slip moves.
This may be a false start or might become a Pacific coast disaster of massive proportions. This could take a few days or even millennia if the magma chamber fails to refill before cooling freezes the intrusion and temporarily locks the slip. I fear the worst…
There is Geological evidence of 200 ft Tsunami Waves all up and down the Pacific Coast.
I just talked to a friend that gathers interesting information. There are psychic indications of some major disaster, financial/physical, around September.. .pg
these will open new tabs to latest maps
https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/hvo_earthquakes.html earthquakes map