Posted 02-25-2004 at 08:38:27
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"And the 'boxes' are for monitoring temperatures of what again?"Here's the scoop on the birdhouses
"Did I miss the segue from tater-peeler to oven?..."
Well no, the peeler is safely staying dry in the shed while i re-plan a new attack on the elusive spud. Basic design works.
"Is your real name Rube Goldberg?"
Probly should have been - my imagination just runs so much faster than my feet that i'm always thinking on future projects. Haven't even slowed down enough to recount or tally my projects but if i were a writer, the list might make me look prolific. Find i get alot more done if i just keep testing stuff.
I'll give you examples: You know those foot-long plastic hook-goodies in Home Depot that can help carry plywood? Well 30 years ago i invented some at weber aircraft and made a few from aluminum with wood grips. We used them to lug aluminum sheets around.
Over the years i've had a few projects in popular mechanics, mother earth news and those. One was a sailboat made from a single sheet of plywood. Another was hinged reflective shutter that insulated the window at nite and added reflected heat in daylite.
My next project? well probably a major improvement on an old one really - picture this: Nice sunny spring day so you open a window, slide this box into place and slam the window on it. (sorta like a window a/c) The sun warms the box, the box plugs the draft and starts circulating solar heat into the room. Free heat. What could be simpler?