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    Love it, just when my faith in PM was fading, along comes pure genius.

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    Brick Experiment Channel on youtube is probably worth mentioning for lego-gearheads:
    YouTube

    googol to one gear reduction ratio:
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    lifting 200 kg with lego blocks, lego motors and lego pulleys:
    YouTube

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    Wow, nice! Looks like legos have a lot more shapes than they did when I last played with them in the 60's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    Love it, just when my faith in PM was fading, along comes pure genius.
    I wouldn't go that far but thankyou!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dualkit View Post
    Wow, nice! Looks like legos have a lot more shapes than they did when I last played with them in the 60's.
    Hey, you can't beat the classic 2x4

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    Neat, nice work, but wanking is wanking nonetheless.

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    Thats awesome... I played with Lego's every day as a kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizingkid View Post
    Thats awesome... I played with Lego's every day as a kid.
    This triggered my inner grammar-nazi (unnecessary plural with possessive apostrophe ) 8-)

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    In my day it was Lott,s Bricks ☹️

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregSY View Post
    Neat, nice work, but wanking is wanking nonetheless.


    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizingkid View Post
    Thats awesome... I played with Lego's every day as a kid.
    Quote Originally Posted by Billtodd View Post
    This triggered my inner grammar-nazi (unnecessary plural with possessive apostrophe ) 8-)
    I'd direct you to this tweet for clarification

    Quote Originally Posted by TedinNorfolk View Post
    In my day it was Lott,s Bricks ☹️
    Throwback! Occasionally you get a non-Lego piece pop up in a bulk lot. Its amazing how many knock off brands there are (and how many there were before Lego dominated the market)

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    Loved (love) Lego !

    I firmly believe that a healthy set of LEGO Technic toys had much to do with my path of becoming a mechanical engineer. Gears, shafts, motors, pulleys, pneumatics, etc. I could do anything with those sets. Too bad I out grew them before the automation really kicked in.

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    When I was in engineering graduate school, my son was in the 3-7 year old range. He liked Legos and had a huge bucket of em. Like 3 gallons of Lego. At one point we had a party at our house with about 10 of my fellow grad students. J.R. (as he was called then: and we lived in Texas!) walks into the room with his Lego bucket and dumps it on the floor. Within 30 seconds every engineer was on the floor with JR, putting together something with Lego bricks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatMan View Post
    Loved (love) Lego !

    I firmly believe that a healthy set of LEGO Technic toys had much to do with my path of becoming a mechanical engineer. Gears, shafts, motors, pulleys, pneumatics, etc. I could do anything with those sets. Too bad I out grew them before the automation really kicked in.
    100% - the pneumatics absolutely blew my mind as a kid !

    Quote Originally Posted by bosleyjr View Post
    When I was in engineering graduate school, my son was in the 3-7 year old range. He liked Legos and had a huge bucket of em. Like 3 gallons of Lego. At one point we had a party at our house with about 10 of my fellow grad students. J.R. (as he was called then: and we lived in Texas!) walks into the room with his Lego bucket and dumps it on the floor. Within 30 seconds every engineer was on the floor with JR, putting together something with Lego bricks.
    Haha, that sounds familiar! Hope your son's still got the lego bug

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    Hi
    I couldn't help noticing that the operator isn't wearing safety glasses. Safety first right. Just saying.

    The shaper is my favourite.

    Dazz

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    I want to see a double rail Gray planer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazz View Post
    Hi
    I couldn't help noticing that the operator isn't wearing safety glasses. Safety first right. Just saying.

    The shaper is my favourite.

    Dazz
    I'll have a word!

    Quote Originally Posted by theperfessor View Post
    I want to see a double rail Gray planer.
    Happy to take requests, just post a reference pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwbricks View Post
    100% - the pneumatics absolutely blew my mind as a kid !
    If you pull the spring off the air pump and attach one to the biggest gear they made you can build a single throw compressor.

    Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxcarPete View Post
    My favorite was always Capsela, right up until I irreparably stripped out my "speed reducer gearbox" trying to use it as a "speed increaser gearbox" for my propellor car.

    I looked it up, and it appears to have been re-created as IQ Key. Might need to buy a set for my son, he's almost at the age where he could start to appreciate it.

    To the OP, very nice job! I never made anything nearly that polished just with "fiddly bits"

    Capsela was AWESOME ! ! !
    Possibly why I became a mechanical engineer today.
    And Legos with the gears for sure.

    --Doozer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cole2534 View Post
    If you pull the spring off the air pump and attach one to the biggest gear they made you can build a single throw compressor.

    Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
    The Arocs 3245 technic model from 2014-15 used a motor to drive a compressor, rather than hand-pumping like the digger I had as a kid. Its rattly af and the cylinder is pretty weak, but as a concept pretty nifty.

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    These are awesome! Thanks for posting the photos!
    Plenty more to come. If you have a personal favourite machine, let me know and I'll try and build it. A couple people have pointed me towards gundrills, which would be awesome. I also want a vertical broaching machine and some woodworking stuff like a bandsaw, belt sander, etc.
    My vote would be for a Fellows gear shaper, an old one like a 6A.
    And every shop needs a hoist or crane, like a gantry crane or portable hoist.

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    I like the remote on/off switch on the lathe. But the live center looks a bit phallic.
    Bil lD


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