3.11.2012

stop and go

The bead spinner sits idle. Did it work? Oh yes, it threw them everywhere with verve and gusto. Is it quiet? Yes, can barely detect that it's running. Is it user-friendly? No, it needs a speed control and some guards for the moving parts. Another project on hold for the moment.

On the railroad front, the trestle bents were all assembled during the last work session. Making a jig sped things up and ensured consistent results. I'd do it differently were I to do it again; making some refinements to the jig to aid cutting of the pilings, etc. The trestle looks great and there will be a riverbed raising party soon to match it all to the height of the pilings. See the progress at the Lynn Valley Trestle entry on Trevor's blog.

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