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Anton Kiriwas
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You skipped all the fun math to calculate their angles, but other than that, I loved it!
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Hadn't read the description... See it now and now that you mention it, I remember Matthias' video.
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Genius!  I was thinking it would be some kind of cam-type lock, but the rubber ball is even easier!
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Thanks Anton!
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Love the shirt :)
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I like it, and I can definitely see applications for it.  I wonder though, how often does it slip when under load?
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+Anton Kiriwas I am so sure it wont slip i will be using it in a high load application here pretty quick.
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Finally got around to watching "Lucy", the 2014 flick starring Scarlett Johansson.  Here's my quick review:  NO!

But seriously, this is the second film (counting Transcendence) that attempts to make a film from the technological Singularity theme, and fails at it.  The technological singularity that some futurists believe in is roughly described as an exponential increase in (technological) capability leading to almost infinite power.  The name itself though gives a hint on why this may not translate well to film.  A singularity is the point of infinite density in a black hole.  It is the point at which our physics falls apart and it is by current definitions: UNKNOWABLE and INDESCRIBABLE.  So how do you make a film from this?  I don't know, but it seems that it has inevitably lead to films that get lazy and substitute bad fantasy; guys and gals with amazing magic powers due to "nanobots", "100% of their brain" or some other science-y sounding words..  

I think this may be one genre that just does not translate to film at all... and instead may need to stay in the realm of literature, where the brain can fill in the blanks for those page that attempt only to describes the sense of awe and wonder that a human would experience in the event of a true Singularity.  

Or, perhaps its just waiting for the right film and the right filmmaker.  But "Lucy", was not that film.
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This is a lot of fun.  Do you think with a longer setting epoxy (assuming correct temperature) that you could do this more like a micarta where you saturate each sponge before adding it to the mold?  That should mitigate the voids at least somewhat, no?
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I wanted to do it that way, but part of the problem is once you get them arranged the way you want and take them back out again it's really hard to get them back the way they were the first time which means having to make more cuts.  Without having to deal with the finger thingies it should be possible though.
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This is great.  I see a lot of homemade tools which are copies or modifications of existing commercial tools (not that there is anything wrong with that), but I've never seen anything like this.  Its a really original idea!
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+Anton Kiriwas  Thank you very much for the kind words Anton, it is much appreciated. I have not seen one either commercially made, as far as I have rocognized at least. Thanks for commenting, watching and sharing
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Such overkill! I love it. Is that a custom screen or just customized Mach?
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Makes sense to use the tools rather than start something from scratch -- but then again when you're working a project that isn't REALLY necessary, I can never tell how far someone will go.  Awesome project again, and love the details of the logo and copyright on it.
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Great project. The wax turned out nicer than I expected on that wood.

A lot of us in NASA love The Martian. It really does get a lot of things right from a technical perspective and captures the general feel of working at in the space program. Awesome book.
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+Anton Kiriwas I had a feeling NASA people would enjoy the book. It feels like a glimpse into how NASA works.
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Always love to see videos where folks turn around a "mistake" and make the best with what they have.  I was biting my nails while watching, hoping you weren't going to tell us you used pocket screws ;)
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I don't think I've ever seen a question answered on here, but I thought I'd ask.  Was there any value in heat treating the blade given that it was made from rail road track?  I thought track was very low carbon steel.
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Track differs in production methods but the top part is almost always high carbon hardenable steel. i'm curious too as to why they needed to quench the blade to treat it actually because railroad in my country (australia) is air hardenable. of course i'd imagine rail steel in america would be different in composition. 
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Beautiful wood you used for the head
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+Anton Kiriwas Thanks I'm not 100% what is. Its either Olive wood or Zebra wood :)
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electrical engineering, software engineering, systems engineering
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  • NASA
    Electronics Engineer, 2009 - present
  • United Space Alliance
    Software Engineer, 2006 - 2009
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I am a sometimes software hacker, sometimes electronics tinkerer, sometimes woodworker and always somewhat ADD guy!  I'm married to the love of my life @Jeannie Kiriwas, have an amazingly fun little boy named Sagan and a cute dog named Remy.

I work as a civil servant with NASA.  I saw the US Space Shuttle program through its final launch, have build control systems for the Ares I-X test vehicle, designed ground support equipment for SLS and MPCV and am now the Electrical Power Systems Lead for the KSC Firing Room Launch Team.
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  • University of Florida
    Electrical Engineering, 2009 - 2012
  • University of Central Florida
    Computer Science, 2001 - 2006
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