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I know the long-time nuclear waste warning message meme is kinda old now but I still got inspired to make a live-love-laugh-esque motivational poster with the full message

I’m hoping to make the wide holes in the aluminium tube sides (that are needed to attach the M14 nuts to the shaft) using the CNC router, rather than having to drill out a dozen holes and file it into a larger one. It’s not designed for aluminium really (low rigidity & insufficient spindle speed control) but I experimented last week and had decent success with very conservative feed rates. Dimensions aren’t critical on that anyway, it’s just an access hole.

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All the metal stock is cut to length. Tomorrow I’ll work on machining the features needed into them.

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Melbourne CBD Peregrine Falcons update = 🐥🐥🐣 

D’oh, hacksaw blade works better in “push” configuration >_<

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It’s important that the flatted hole match the shaft as closely as possible (in hand-fabrication tolerances, not real machining lol) so I’m planning to drill it to 9mm and file the rest. The position & squareness of the cut edges are very non-critical so I’ll just be hacksawing at the line. Since I don’t have a drill press at home I’ll wait to drill the holes at the makerspace tomorrow.

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Finally making headway on my DIY onewheel. Today I’m making the torque plates from 30x3mm galvanised steel bar. These take the torque from the fixed double-flatted shafts on each side of the hub motor, and transfer it to the aluminium frame via two M6 bolts. In theory, this will be much more durable than relying on a double-flatted hole in the much softer aluminium.

saneism, psychiatric abuse 

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Like look at this. The Temple of the Flourishing Dharma (Horiyu-ji). Built in the 7th century. One of the oldest wooden buildings in the world. It has survived earthquakes and fires. How was it built? I don't know because my education thought Europe was the center of everything.

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Getting a power trip from locking my account so the server emails me grovelingly each time someone wants to follow me. I rub my hands together then cackle nefariously while my finger hovers over the “Reject” button. A glance at their profile will decide their fate

reduce your ableist language (contains examples of same) 

insulting brains is ableist (abuse and death mentions, 222 words) 

terrible and nonsense, RBG 

Ableism, gaslighting, MECFS, Chronic Illness 

De scaling the kettle always makes me feel a little bit like a witch.
Behold: what was worn is new once more!

hope and politics 1/? 

fediblock for a big masto instance, extremely gross ableism, genitals referenced 

honestly really fucking tired of fedi's general attitude that ableism is ok and no big deal actually


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s0 doesn’t understand SDR's choices:


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