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Old 02-11-2019, 03:26 PM   #80669
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Huh? He mentioned US Standard, all in inches!!!
Carl, have you heard the expression, ask Richard what time it is and he'll tell you how to build a watch!
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:41 PM   #80670
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Carl, have you heard the expression, ask Richard what time it is and he'll tell you how to build a watch!

Well ya gotta think back, many years, before the tape measure.

Ya had a "Master measure guy"... His normal stride was the "Cubit"...

Different people used a different guy, so it varied relative to his "Height"..

Simple...

But, to over simplify, look at it this way.

Get the plans in Cubits. Use a handy measure ( 12" ruler, Yard Stick or piece of string any length).

Use that measure to count off the plans Cubits.

It will work wonderfully, just a different scale.

So it is said, so it will be..
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:08 PM   #80671
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After a little research, it's a lot more standard than I thought:

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Cubit, unit of linear measure used by many ancient and medieval peoples. ... The cubit, generally taken as equal to 18 inches (457 mm), was based on the length of the arm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger and was considered the equivalent of 6 palms or 2 spans.
So, just use the same person for all your measurements and you're golden!
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:12 PM   #80672
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I hope you are considering a Springtime GC on the Gulf coast - 2020 maybe? I donít think Iíd risk going during hurricane season, summers are too hot and winters are probably booked well in advance.

Donít forget we have another total eclipse coming in 2024. Here's a map of the eclipse path -

https://www.eclipse-chasers.com/php/...p?TSE=tse2024d

Let's find a place where the weather will be pleasant and no smoke. Who wants to host this one?
YOu are asking a lot... that runs right up tornado alley for half of it and the other half would be chilly still in April I think...
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:19 PM   #80673
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Since the next eclipse isnít for 5 more years, will that be 2013 models or newer? That leaves me out assuming Class Cs are subject to the same standards. Donít they have a po' folks section? Is there a National Forest nearby were I can boondock?
I fell ya... Poor Honey, if she's still running then... she'll be 25... Who knows, we may upgrade before then, but doubt we'll be in s new enough rig... from all I read , It's more trouble than it's worth, We'll get one that's had all the problems worked out...
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:28 PM   #80674
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Well ya gotta think back, many years, before the tape measure.

Ya had a "Master measure guy"... His normal stride was the "Cubit"...

Different people used a different guy, so it varied relative to his "Height"..

Simple...

But, to over simplify, look at it this way.

Get the plans in Cubits. Use a handy measure ( 12" ruler, Yard Stick or piece of string any length).

Use that measure to count off the plans Cubits.

It will work wonderfully, just a different scale.

So it is said, so it will be..


Say Richard, what time is it?
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YOu are asking a lot... that runs right up tornado alley for half of it and the other half would be chilly still in April I think...
Even in south TX, like San Antonio area?
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Even in south TX, like San Antonio area?
Now who do we know in Texas that's turning out to have outstanding Wagonmaster skills.
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Even in south TX, like San Antonio area?
Maybe they are far enough west from the mississippi... I dunno, I'll look up tornadic occurances in San Antonio in the last 100 year...


Hmmm... apparently they had a big one or several on Feb, 20 2017, but other than that all I can find is...from a forum..."Tornado's aren't that common in SA but at times may happen especially if a hurricane hit the CC coast area which luckily isn't that often. Tornado's can happen anytime but more likely during May - Oct."
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I just don't want to be sitting in a place that is *known* to have tornados that time of year. I mean, tornados have occurred here in CT, but not like a normal season of them.
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YOu are asking a lot... that runs right up tornado alley for half of it and the other half would be chilly still in April I think...

No no! Average temperatures in April on Texas Gulf Coast are 74/64 so very comfortable.


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I just don't want to be sitting in a place that is *known* to have tornados that time of year. I mean, tornados have occurred here in CT, but not like a normal season of them.

Not a common occurrence but they do occur in this area. Tornado season is March through June with the abundance of tornadoes in the central and west Texas areas.
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Say Richard, what time is it?

Sorry for the delay, but it was DARK & I had to wait on the sun.

This is how you can tell time..

A sundial is a device that tells the time of day by the apparent position of the Sun in the sky. In the narrowest sense of the word it consists of a flat plate (the dial) and a gnomon which casts a shadow onto the dial. As the sun appears to move across the sky, the shadow aligns with different hour-lines which are marked on the dial to indicate the time of day.
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I just don't want to be sitting in a place that is *known* to have tornados that time of year. I mean, tornados have occurred here in CT, but not like a normal season of them.
Probability of Dying in any One Year from Various Causes

Motor vehicle accident, living in US

1 in 100

Smoking 10 cigarettes a day

1 in 200

All natural causes, age 40

1 in 850

Any kind of violence or poisoning

1 in 3300

Influenza

1 in 5000

Accident on the road (driving in Europe)

1 in 8000

Leukemia

1 in 12,500

Asteroid or comet impact, living in US

1 in 20,000

Earthquake, living in Iran

1 in 23,500

Playing field sports

1 in 25,000

Accident at home

1 in 26,000

Accident at work

1 in 43,500

Floods, living in Bangladesh

1 in 50,000

Radiation, working in radiation industry

1 in 57,000

Tornado, living in US

1 in 60,000

Homicide living in Europe

1 in 100,000

Floods, living in northern China

1 in 100,000

Railway accident (travelling in Europe)

1 in 500,000

Earthquake, living in California

1 in 2,000,000

Food poisoining by botulism in US

1 in 3,000,000

Hit by lightning

1 in 10,000,000

Windstorm, living in northern Europe

1 in 10,000,000

Sources: Coburn, A. and Spence, R., 1992, Earthquake Protection, Wiley, Chichester, England, as quoted in Kovach, R. L., 1995, Earthís Fury, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
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Seattle update... 20.2" of that White Stuff... 5N@W... Makes me feel cold..
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