RE- Toroids...& "Thomas"
From: Robert Michaels[SMTP:robert.michaels-at-online.sme-dot-org]
Sent: Saturday, August 09, 1997 9:42 AM
Subject: RE- Toroids...& "Thomas"
Fun - I guess I did miss that point.
Struggling with duct, tape, foil, glue, etc. just didn't
seem like fun to me =especially= when it inevitably
and unavoidably results in an inferior product.
There are only so many days, hours, minutes, seconds in
a lifetime and only a precious few can be spent coiling.
Seems to me that my precious time on this earth is better
spent doing and making and exploring things which cannot
be bought at any price -- rather than crudely immitating
readily-available commercial products.
But - as most of you have likely concluded - I'm a
rather strange fellow.
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Weight - The only commercial torouses, spheres, and spheroids
I've used were made of aluminum (the copper and
stainless steel ones seemed an extravagance).
I've never thought of them as weighty. But then,
I've never compared them to the homemade variety.
Howsoforeverbethatasitmay -- some homemade designs
avocated in This List are based upon iron stovepipe
elbows. Surely that, plus the foil, tape, etc.,
would outweigh a commercial spun aluminum torous
of like size.
Making the most of my time
on this mortal coil, in --