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Ron Altier

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  • Birthday 02/12/1943

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    Ron
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    Colorado
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    Male
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    You got me, you figure it out!
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    I feel more like I do now, than I ever have.

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  1. I have been playing around with the $1 solar sidewalk lights from the Dollar store again. If you remove all the stuff, metal top cover and stakes, you end up with only the collector, light defuser and LED. I cut off the extension that the stakes slide on. I built a lamp housing with a hole the same size in the top. A little Goop seals it and keeps it in place. This is a prototype, pending the approval of the CEO........wife. I have other ideas in the mix and will show that soon
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    Hope This Makes You Smile

    A 70 year -old man is having a drink in a bar. Suddenly a gorgeous girl enters and sits down a few seats away. The girl is so attractive that he just can't take his eyes off her. After a short while, the girl notices him staring, and approaches him. Before the man has time to apologize, the girl looks him deep in the eyes and says to him in a sultry tone: "I'll do anything you'd like. Anything you can imagine in your wildest dreams, it doesn't matter how extreme or unusual it is, I'm game. I want $100, and there's another condition". Completely stunned by the sudden turn of events, the man asks her what her condition is. "You have to tell me what you want me to do in just three words." The man takes a moment to consider the offer from the beautiful woman. He whips out his wallet and puts $100 dollars in her hand ---He then looks her square in the eyes, and says slowly and clearly: "Paint my house." (Our needs change as we get older, and we tend to look for bargains) .
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    the Wall

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    Jig for Cutting Strips

    Years ago I came up with this idea for cutting strips by using my wooden feather board. I submitted it to a wood magazine. I won $25 and signed away all rights. As you can see, I just installed roller bearings. It worked very good. 3 months later, in a wood working sale flyer, there it was and labeled as "Dual use feather board, exciting new tool" That was my last submission of any kind.
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    Lathe Switch Failure

    GrandpaDave, the HD is about a quarter mile away. I know more about what and where they stock thing than 75% of their help I have also gotten some great bargains, when they want to move unselling stuff out, they really give it away. I have gotten flying insect spray for 1 cent per can. LED lights that sold on TV for $19.95 I got for $2.47, actually what they are worth
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    Lathe Switch Failure

    I am in the middle of another experiment on the lathe (Jet mini) and the power switch failed. Failed in the ON position. It is nothing more than a toggle switch, but is a pain to deal with. Mainly because of my ability to drop things that fall in never, never land. I unplugged and got a new one at HD. Not a direct match (never is) So I had to improvise. I made it work after fumbling and dropping things. It missed fitting in the old switch mounting by one eighth inch, after I had it all together and tried to mount it. I am frustrated and dropped some screws. Many years ago as an instrument tech, I could work for hours on the same mechanical instrument. I am not as patient now and much clumsier. So I got me a glass of iced water and got on this forum. After about 15 minutes I returned to the lathe, got a flash light and looked for dropped parts. WOW, I found the screws and pieces quickly. Sometimes you just have to chill out.
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    Ergonomic Crochet Hook

    I learned a lot and ended out making 12 sizes with a keeper rack, also of exotic wood. I learned a lot and some did not work well, wrong shape for her hand. She uses them a lot. I also purchased bamboo hooks and adapted the hook part to my handles. crochet hoks.JPG difficult to get it right.
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    Little Jug

    I brought some wood to CO from OH. There is a huge Lumber company run by the Amish that has so many different woods that it is unreal. One I nearly picked out had beautiful red streaks in it. Just as I was going to pick it up I read a sign above it "Caution this wood is in the sumac family" (Poison ivy family) I got as far away as possible
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    Dollar Store Hanging Solar Light Idea

    She said they were too bright the way they are now. Go figure
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    Saving Faces

    I had some repair work to do on some of my faces. The calypso guy was mounted on a stump, up about 3 feet and the stump fell over. Busted him up real good. Fortunately, I found all the pieces.
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    Dollar Store Hanging Solar Light Idea

    It was a nice idea, however she didn't care for it. Too bright for her. WHAT! Yes, we have been together more than 50 years and I still don't know her.
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    Dollar Store Hanging Solar Light Idea

    What's your plan for use? My lady likes the solar lights and has a few in our back yard. She asked about the Japanese lamps and I told her I'd make one for her that would be different. I put the solar collectors at an angle so that they would all get sun most of the day. The light assy. came apart easily and I cut off/removed the unnecessary parts. As for the tags, I've been on this site so long it just slips my mind. I was in on the voting to give it the name, PWW. I'll try to do better, do you get a pay increase with a promotion?

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