Post pictures of your spencer mess *NOT SAFE FOR ARTBLUR*

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akasnowmaaan
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(Reply to #551)

ryker wrote:
I dunno... visiting Chernobyl left me with the impression we are not smart enough for nuclear. Fukushima happened since then too...

Same. Modernity is too fragile, too new...and we're creating a problem that will hang around about as long that civilization itself has existed. We can barely hold our shit together now.

Should have said it was just a cross check with different geometry. - Todd

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 03:42
lofarkas
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ryker wrote:
I dunno... visiting Chernobyl left me with the impression we are not smart enough for nuclear. Fukushima happened since then too...

Sum up the number of people killed by nuclear 1950-2016, including the tens of thousands killed by Chernobyl, and calculate how much energy nuclear power plants generated around the world. Then calculate the emissions and mining deaths and such like that would have come from generating the same amount of energy using coal. coal would have killed more. In fact coal kills 10,000+ people in the US... EACH YEAR. It just doesn't sound as weird and scary.
http://www.nature.com/scientificamerican/journal/v314/n4/full/scientificamerican0416-11.html?WT.ec_id=SCIENTIFICAMERICAN-201604&spMailingID=50966854&spUserID=ODkwMTM2NjQyNAS2&spJobID=882710922&spReportId=ODgyNzEwOTIyS0
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20928053.600-fossil-fuels-are-far-deadlier-than-nuclear-power/

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 03:43
Whippin Skidz
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(Reply to #553)

crowding wrote:
Recently moved up to Maple Leaf. New place has a real detached garage to settle into.


KLR with a milk crate? smiley

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 10:25
mdilthey
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(Reply to #554)

lofarkas wrote:
ryker wrote:
I dunno... visiting Chernobyl left me with the impression we are not smart enough for nuclear. Fukushima happened since then too...

Sum up the number of people killed by nuclear 1950-2016, including the tens of thousands killed by Chernobyl, and calculate how much energy nuclear power plants generated around the world. Then calculate the emissions and mining deaths and such like that would have come from generating the same amount of energy using coal. coal would have killed more. In fact coal kills 10,000+ people in the US... EACH YEAR. It just doesn't sound as weird and scary.
http://www.nature.com/scientificamerican/journal/v314/n4/full/scientificamerican0416-11.html?WT.ec_id=SCIENTIFICAMERICAN-201604&spMailingID=50966854&spUserID=ODkwMTM2NjQyNAS2&spJobID=882710922&spReportId=ODgyNzEwOTIyS0
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20928053.600-fossil-fuels-are-far-deadlier-than-nuclear-power/

You can even figure in nuclear weapons and coal still wins. Especially if you are talking internationally.

26/M/41t N/W

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 10:40
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #555)

lofarkas wrote:
ryker wrote:
I dunno... visiting Chernobyl left me with the impression we are not smart enough for nuclear. Fukushima happened since then too...

Sum up the number of people killed by nuclear 1950-2016, including the tens of thousands killed by Chernobyl, and calculate how much energy nuclear power plants generated around the world. Then calculate the emissions and mining deaths and such like that would have come from generating the same amount of energy using coal. coal would have killed more. In fact coal kills 10,000+ people in the US... EACH YEAR. It just doesn't sound as weird and scary.
http://www.nature.com/scientificamerican/journal/v314/n4/full/scientificamerican0416-11.html?WT.ec_id=SCIENTIFICAMERICAN-201604&spMailingID=50966854&spUserID=ODkwMTM2NjQyNAS2&spJobID=882710922&spReportId=ODgyNzEwOTIyS0
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20928053.600-fossil-fuels-are-far-deadlier-than-nuclear-power/

That's the thing that I don't get. The damage from burning carbon for energy is so evident now that we are facing the largest mass extinction in 75,000,000 years because we loved it so much. With nuclear, there's a chance we destroy the world, but if we stick with it, we'll keep getting better. If we keep burning carbon, we kill most life on earth. I get that there are third paths, but can someone explain why nuclear isn't considered more strongly, in light of the melting of Greenland?

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:28
mdilthey
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(Reply to #556)

Because human psychology is biased to visible threats. 400,000 years of dodging lions will do that to your brain.

26/M/41t N/W

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:58
iwillbe
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(Reply to #557)

mdilthey wrote:
Because human psychology is biased to visible threats. 400,000 years of dodging lions will do that to your brain.

Serious question have you ever seen smog and / or smokestacks

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 13:21
mdilthey
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(Reply to #558)

iwillbe wrote:
mdilthey wrote:
Because human psychology is biased to visible threats. 400,000 years of dodging lions will do that to your brain.

Serious question have you ever seen smog and / or smokestacks

If you were right, we would have already solved the problem

26/M/41t N/W

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 13:23
Petr5
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(Reply to #559)

ryker wrote:
I dunno... visiting Chernobyl left me with the impression we are not smart enough for nuclear. Fukushima happened since then too...

We're still boiling water. Definitely not ready.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
"Your spencer sucks and we have a team of biased experts to pseudo-scientifically test that hypothesis, all in blue shirts."

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 14:05
iwillbe
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(Reply to #560)

mdilthey wrote:
iwillbe wrote:
mdilthey wrote:
Because human psychology is biased to visible threats. 400,000 years of dodging lions will do that to your brain.

Serious question have you ever seen smog and / or smokestacks

If you were right, we would have already solved the problem

there's not a "we" with consistent motives, hence the pickle we're in.

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 10:07
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Not really my spencer mess, which is actually pretty tidy, but here is my recently assembled workbench. Still missing some essential tools, because most everything I have lives in my rollaway, which I don't keep in my basement.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 13:06
Andrew_Squirrel
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dueling vises!

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 13:15
Tail Hook Lengthener
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There are FOUR VISES here. The small one is a little old Craftsman, but the one behind it is a very nice old Wilton which I disassembled yesterday and re-greased. Currently it's just floating loosey-goosey, but I'll mount it up and move the Craftsman to storage, soon.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 13:34
Rusty Piton
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I don't actually see a single spencer tool in that mess smiley

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Thu, 03/09/2017 - 16:20
Tail Hook Lengthener
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There are a handful tucked away on the board. Like I said, I have a double-stacked rollaway with all my spencer tools, but that lives at work.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 16:39
Shortpants
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I need to make a workbench with a pegboard. But my desk/workbench/sewing table is in front of a window so it's weird.

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 00:18
VT regularbike
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Lay out the pegboard, shadow board all the tools and cut out all the unused space

Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 01:18
NOVELTYNAME
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Interesting

Do you mean like drill/jigsaw between all tools? Because that would be weird and cool

"Folks want options!"

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 23:17
Shortpants
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I think I'm reaching a point where I need to rent an art studio. Workbench in art studio would mean I can actually get work done.

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 23:56
Face
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But in SF wouldn't you also have to sleep under said workbench?

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 12:08
oogens
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(Reply to #571)

Face wrote:
But in SF wouldn't you also have to sleep under said workbench?

http://sfist.com/2017/03/10/apartment_sadness_the_sorriest_stud.php

just kidding, brilliant design features mean I won't let my lactose intolerance hold me back from an all dairy diet

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 13:54
Andrew_Squirrel
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(Reply to #572)

Andrew_Squirrel wrote:
I like the organization Rusty!
I am too in the process of trying to get the spencer room dialed since it's practically in the kitchen of our new house and will be visible to visitors. I feel bad forcing my partner to look at it everyday so i'm hoping that motivates me to keep it clean and pleasing to the eye.
Its going to be really hard transitioning from a huge garage with a 20 foot work bench and infinite storage to a tiny room intended to be a dining room.

This was the preliminary workbench area but I've since cleared about 50% of the stuff so I can actually use the entire bench and park the stool underneath.

Found some smaller matching tubs to organize spencer parts & bags I want to keep. Made a little caster cart so its easy to pull out without scratching up the floor:

Cycletruck Parking was the most difficult, this seems to be the most optimal way to store it and allow shoe rack.

Picked up some of these racks which I really like but ...ugh... way too expensive. The hardware on them is really nice & allows you to store bikes in the most efficient way without putting holes in the walls:

We were gunna get rid of this book shelf when we shed 70% of our book collection but it fit the helmets, bags, locks, gloves + stuff pretty well so its being repurposed.

I finally picked up a rolling tool cabinet this past weekend and merged general purpose tools with my spencer specific tools in one unit.
Unfortunately the sliding drawers on this tool box are not great but we will see if they drive me crazy. Either way its far better than two tool boxes on the ground. I can already access tools much quicker instead of digging around for 5 minutes in some small overstuffed boxes.

Workbench by Andrew Squirrel, on Flickr

I was attracted to this Kobalt 1000 cabinet but was bummed that the hardware isn't as nice as the Kobalt 2000 series.

Thinking about where to hang my rags.... had the idea of finding a strong magnet with a handle and using the magnet to pin the rag(s) against the side of the cabinet. The pegboard hooks that came with the cabinet are so silly.

maybe something like this?

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:12
Larry Winget
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Um, this is the spencer mess thread.

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Mon, 11/13/2017 - 20:05
JUGE FREDD
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that's just what it looks like when squirrel is still messing around

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
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Tue, 11/14/2017 - 01:56
shane.rrr
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Damn. I need a bigger house or garage or something. I don't wanna live where I am now anyways. Good enough reason

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:48
Face
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Squirrel, can you come down to California and organize my spencer mess?

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:53
NOVELTYNAME
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Squirrel if you ever come visit scenic St. John’s id appreciate a spencer mess consultation

"Folks want options!"

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:38

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