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    Mechanical poetry

    OK not woodworking but I found it a truly fascinating and well written article.

    Enjoy LINK
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    Great read Don. Can't wait for the races again this year.
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    Made the back of my neck tingle. What a beast. What a masterpiece. I'm all for technology and high refinement of a science but, for some things there is no substitute for well controlled, raw power.
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    Thanks Don that was really interesting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Great read Don. Can't wait for the races again this year.
    I thought of you when I read it Brent but I also enjoyed the way he wrote the article and I always was a gear head at heart so what can I say.... More power (grunt grunt grunt).
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    That was a fantastic article. I cannot even imagine trying to control that beast around pylons, let alone read gauges, make adjustments, etc. Just the thought gives my stomach a fleet of butterflys.

    I deleted this part. Something I did years ago that almost no one knows about. Seems like that is a satisfactory way to keep it.

    Enjoy,

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    Very cool article, Don.
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    Now my question I post the forum English professor and forums own poet laureate, the good Doctor Lantry is this poetry ?
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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